Your almost as delusional as our boy Ron. Let see, trash-for-brains, have you looked at the last earnings statement? Almost all the Cash Flow growth of this comapny was lost in some 'minority' venture. The only thing minimal is the explaination in the notes. You are presciently correct in noting that Earnings growth is the only thing that matters, but it is NOT keeping up with share growth...BRING ON THE CLOWNS!!! This company thinks their shareholders are are as rich as their customers....are we chinese-fruit-cake? Look at future earnings and divide it by the number of future shares. Merrill Lynch is calling for increased dilution of S&P 500 earnings over the next two years as corporate earnings rise. These hucksters are taking it all too far. Sell you precious find, and move on to shareholder value somewhere else.