8 Therefore God did not accept his offering, because his heart was full of murderous thoughts. 双色球最近100期查询 1960stores9Sales$1.4 millionprofits$112,0001970stores32--Sales$31 millionprofits$1.2 million1980stores276Sales$1.2 billionprofits$41 million1990stores1,528--Sales$26 billion--profits$1 billionSo now we're the largest retailer in the world, and still growing like a weed. If my chart doesn't paint aclear enough picture for you of how large the company is, here are some other ways to think aboutWal-Mart's size. Every week, nearly 40 million people shop in Wal-Mart. Last year, we sold enoughmens' and women's underwear and socks to put a pair on every person in America, with some to spare. We have no disposition to misrepresent the condition of the slaves, or to disparage the laws of North Carolina; but we ask, with a sincere desire to know the truth, Do the laws of North Carolina allow a master to practise such horrible cruelties upon his slaves as Smith was guilty of, and would the public sentiment of the city of Raleigh permit a repetition of such enormities as were perpetrated in its streets, in the light of day, by that miscreant? 17 But now, O God, since we transgressed Your commandment and broke Your law, You have brought us out into a strange land, and have caused suffering, and faintness, hunger and thirst to come over us. By then, I was tired of owing money to people I knew, and I was even more tired of begging moneyfrom strangers. I made up my mind for sure that we were going to take Wal-Mart to the stock market. Ilet Mike Smith and Jack Stephens know we wanted to go ahead with the idea, but I also let them knowthey were going to have to compete for our business, just like I've always made everybody else competefor business with us. Also, I let them know I didn't feel comfortable going with a Little Rock firm; Ithought we needed a Wall Street underwriter. Maybe that was right, and maybe it wasn't. I know Mikeand Jack didn't feel too good about it. But I went running off to New York to see what I could find out. "At that first Bentonville store I was part of the shrinkage [unaccounted-for inventory losses usuallycaused by theft]. If I needed something, I just got it and took it home with me. I didn't even think aboutpaying for it. It wasn't good business at all. I mean, people would see me picking up things and theyprobably thought, well, I'll pick up some too. I remember it was difficult for me when we went into theWal-Mart business from the Five and Dime. I had to start paying for things, and it was a real shock.