Envy will get you nowhere Ernie, except more unhappiness as you discover no green grass on the other side. It's easy to see why you never progress. Apparently you were absent during English Class. Worry about yourself, not the neighbor ladies and me. Learn how to make $, not attempt dialogue with those who really do know. Show the board where I have been wrong and where the others have been right. If you believe 99% of uninformed opinion, that is all one needs to know about you. For you and the other 5 to 12 month predictors, I expect 2007 to be an uneventful year. Food for thought to others wondering about layoffs in any business, would you continue to pay non performers or underperformers? Ernie, were you one who deigned to think all should be laid on your plate since you were just an over performer. If a business is heavy with non performers, then the area they lay in should be able to perform without them. Eh! Btw, don't insult WW1 military survivors with the likes of me. Where were you during John Glenn, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK? I was serving under USMC Commandant David M Shoup, and John McCains daddy, Admiral John McCain. A further piece of advice from a great leader born in the same year as me, " �Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.� And from a youngster I admire, "to be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month, or even one year, but for a lifetime". Anyone reading your words can easily see you don't qualify, but I wish you success and riches during your feeble attempt. I must go now, my neighbor has made apple pie and I am to supply the Drambuie.