Join Date: Apr 2002
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It's important to put the numbers into perspective though too. While $10 billion in a quarter is certainly a lot, it is only approximately a 10% profit margin for them. Look up their annual and quarterly reports, it's all in there.
I do think that due to the sheer volume of business they do they could have a smaller profit margin, but 10% really isn't all that huge. It's not like they are making 50% profit or something.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion