Or would a rational person perhaps look at the store as a profit center because it makes money, despite having overhead costs like
How about the cash registers?
How about the front door?
Is every last bit of overhead inside a profit center a tiny, microscopic cost center?
Profit requires revenue, and security generates NO revenue for most companies.
So, a company's money-making, walk-up retail storefront isn't a profit center?
Unfortunately, security is a cost center, not a profit center. That doesn't sit well with the MBA types.
Nonsense. It only doesn't sit well with the fictional, cartoon-grade MBA types that IT people like to conjure up as straw men. Security IS a profit center, because it's part and parcel of actually doing everything that generates profit. Without it, the profitable activity is impossible, and so it is part of the profit-making activity. Period. Saying it's no is like saying the director of a Sony movie isn't part of their profitable activity of making movies because he has to be paid.
Myself and my wife switched to the N900 in 2010 - we both ended up hating it, I switched back to my iPhone 3G within 3 months, while my wife stuck it out until she could renew the contract, by which time the keyboards on both our phones were dead (she had to switch to my phone after 9 months due to the fact her keyboard had lost all coating on the keys and several keys had stopped working).
The screen was terrible, the OS was bad, the keyboard was horrific.
Why do people love the N900 so much?
Now start cleaning that gun and the picture changes. Now take the gun to a shooting range, and remove all the bullets when you take it home and put it on the table. What are the chances that you left a bullet? Now show your friends that there are no bullets. What are the chances that you fire a shot from a gun that you absolutely positively definitely knew had no bullets in it, and kill one of your friends?
So what you're taking great pains to say is that guns aren't inherently dangerous, people are. Because they kill themselves and each other all the time through careless acts. You've done nothing to show inherent danger in that hunk of metal, but you have shown an odd desire to absolve people of their own stupidity, shifting the blame to inanimate objects than cannot, by themselves, hurt you. It's a fundamentally irrational view of reality. Or, more likely, it's a thinly veiled agenda trying to hide behind a bit of fear mongering.
You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.
But it sure does make you sound like an eager moral relativist.