Mister Dollar...strikes!

Postby Shepherd on Tue Oct 23, 2001 7:32 am

Okay, I can't afford Keenspot Premium, and quite frankly, some of the 'spot strips are not ones I want getting 1/40th of the Premium contribution.<P>So I'm just allocating a few bucks a week to give to various Web cartoonists when they do something that strikes me as particularly funny. Unfortunately, given the vagries of PayPal, donating a dollar (U.S.) usually costs over $2 Canadian, so I can't even do THAT very often. <P>Mortgages SUCK. <P>But I just wanted to say in some public way that I AM trying to contribute. A little.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Lanty on Mon Oct 29, 2001 6:42 am

What we need is a new monetary system here in the western hemisphere. Much like the Euro. It would be called the Amero. Or perhaps just Moolah.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Spartacus on Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:03 am

I do find Paypal quite tedious to sign up for, but a good idea none-the-less. Do they really have access to your bank account?<P>------------------
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Postby Shepherd on Tue Oct 30, 2001 6:22 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spartacus:
<B>I do find Paypal quite tedious to sign up for, but a good idea none-the-less. Do they really have access to your bank account?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Lanty: Actually, the right-wingers here in Canada have been proposing a common currency for years, which the left-wingers (like me, but you've probably figured that out) are against that sort of thing as being yet another loss in the battle to distinguish ourselves. After the currency goes our decent educational system and medicare system, etc. etc.<P>And I got PayPal hooked up to my Visa, which offers me at least some measure of security. I have a Visa with a $500 limit that I try to do most of my on-line stuff on, so that even if the number gets swiped I'm reasonably safe.<P>I'm surprised credit card companies don't market a low-limit ($250 or so) card as an "online card" to prey on people's security fears...<P><P>------------------
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Postby Sinclair Sinclair on Wed Oct 31, 2001 6:29 am

Ah yes, Shep, but then the credit card companies would only be able to charge 49% interest on $250 instead of $500 or a $1000.<P>I'm speaking from the bitter experience of a man who has turned debt into an art form.
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Postby Lanty on Wed Oct 31, 2001 9:18 am

I like dimes.<P>------------------
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Postby Shepherd on Wed Oct 31, 2001 10:55 am

I've become a big fan of "zero debt," except for my mortgage, natch. Credit cards get paid off when the bills arrive, or I starve myself 'till I can pay 'em. The biggest challenge in staying liquid has been my total lack of a car, which is a colossal pain in the ass but the only way I can keep my head above water moneywise.<P>Hey, look at the guy with the good job and no dependents! Look at him whine about not having a car! Whine, whine, whine.<P>I'm such a suck.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Sinclair Sinclair on Thu Nov 01, 2001 6:21 am

Do you want my dependants? Evil genius prodigies... sound tempting?
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Postby Shepherd on Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:06 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sinclair Sinclair:
<B>Do you want my dependants? Evil genius prodigies... sound tempting?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I happen to know you've already converted them to the Dark Side, and while that's cool and all, their lightsabers might hurt the cats.
Cats? Hey, I DO have dependents!
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Postby Crispy Knight on Fri Nov 02, 2001 10:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shepherd:
<B>I've become a big fan of "zero debt," except for my mortgage, natch. Credit cards get paid off when the bills arrive, or I starve myself 'till I can pay 'em.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There was a marxist school of economic theory popular with a few developing countries 25 years ago (Mexico being an example); and the theory went something like this:<P>Rather than avoid debt, gather debt like silk-robed maidens gathering dew at dawn...so much of it that defaulting on the payments would bring down the (generally G7) financial institution. <P>I'm getting there...and when I do, the oppressive oligarchy will crumble like gooey cobbler.<P>Crispy
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