Some food for thought, vis a vis the poor economy:

If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00 investment.

With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 remaining.

If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have $49.00 left.

However, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer (or soda) one year ago, drank all the beer (or soda), then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, You would have had $214.00.