Jack, I know you don't start threads (although you DO definitively terminate them), but would you care to discuss recent events and what they portend for the future? ET's two finest minds enlightening the great unwashed? We would condescend to let others post, but only if they are irascable recidivist old farts like us. I would like to begin with the observation that the sogennanten hedge fund managers really must be the children of the "gunslingers" of the 70's. Sooooo fucking smart! They heaped OPM into subprime mortgage paper! They can't remember George Santayana, if ever they even read him. You being a Renssalaer Poly guy, I am sure you did. Anyway, I am disturbed that you haven't posted in five days, hope you are well and that this will reserrect you. OT, I just consulted for an RP graduate. Confirmed my long-held impression that they all think they are smarter than us land grant college grads.