In lesser news, the bank has also embarked on a record-setting one-billion dollar philanthropic effort for 2011, demolishing their most recently tabulated effort of 200 million in 2008. While many people are overwhelmed by their tremendous generosity, we here at Great Scott! can't help but be a bit annoyed. After all, we too donate to worthwhile causes, many of which are near and dear to our hearts: the puffin research center of Anchorage Alaska, the silversmith's union of greater Branson, Missouri, and the often overlooked loggers of Brazil without whose efforts, the world would be junk mail free. The point is that we like to see where our money goes rather than having it slowly sucked dry without us being able to do anything about it. And we like to take credit for donating it ourselves too, thank you. Uncle Sam does too. He gives us a pat on the back every year and says, "why not have a little for yourself now." And we do. It's a square deal, I tells ya.