Khoshenoggi wasn't killed! He's just doing a luggage quality control check, and to save time he's checking out several different brands of suitcases at the same time! He must be pretty thorough, because he still hasn't released his findings yet. I'm guessing Samsonite will end up being the best. Oh I almost forgot - I heard an NPR interview saying that even though we currently have a slight surplus and are exporting some oil, we don't have enough of a reserve supply built up in case we have a war or other emergency. That said if we keep exporting it we might never build up a reserve, but I guess you have to buy and sell according to the financial concerns of the stock market and whatnot. You finance savvy people might be able to explain that better than I ever could.