of course there were no''other bidders''-that sales trick is as old as the hills-trying to make out there are ''other bidders''. Fact is, about our only hope is that Inmet will come back to the table and offer the price they were willing to pay all along-about a buck-and thats all its ''really worth''-even thats on the generous side.

TWO years ago they said we would be a ''mid tier 150 Kproducer by''next summer''-no,not this last summer-the summer before that.

ONE year ago the ''final deadline'' [I've  lost track of how many ''deadlines'' they've missed]for the PDI spinout was ''next spring''by the ''latest''-we're STILL ''anticipating''

About the ONLY thing that has gone according to clockwork was the MASSIVE DILUTION.....