Newman, Homer & Demian... It is nice to see some rational thought. To much over the top negativity & paranoia amongst the troops lately. Mel is a good CEO in a tough spot, but he does not want the company to fail and some of the ideas that I read about here on Sirius Buzz are just nutty conspiracy theory stuff. I have actually bought more shares in the past week, and will continue to do so unless the third quarter results show that there is a real problem with the ongoing execution of the integration. I own several small businesses, and know quite a few business owners here in LA... all of us have changed our views with regard to staffing, 2009 revenue projections,capitalization, capital expenditures, ect over the past two months.... we pay Mel to adapt to changes... if he stayed with all previously mentioned plans at all costs, he would be George Bush, and we would never make it through this. The authorizations that will be voted on in December are crucial to minimizing the risk of BK. Glad he is out in front of this as opposed to being reactive & a few bucks short reaching the tipping point that we are all waiting to see.