I own Verizon stock. A whole 6.932 shares of it. So my oppinion doesn’t count for much. I am the first to admit that I don’t know all the numbers of the situation. I am hoping that the high mucky-mucks of Verizon do. I would hope that Verizon wouldn’t be buying MCI if it weren’t going to be profitable. But it seems that at some point, Verizon should tell MCI to go jump in a lake, and let them take the Qwest offer. Just my oppinion. But as I said, I don’t know the whole situation. But then again, Verizon shouldn’t cut off it’s own nose just to spite it’s face.