Too hot outside, too cold inside. I’m actually going to get around to making a real website… not a ‘look, this is me’ website, but something that has a concept and theme or something to that effect. Or so I hope. I just need to actually purchase the domain name, and since I don’t have a credit card and they won’t give me one (I tried a month ago, they refused,) then I don’t know what I’ll have to do… probably register and send people a cheque or money order or something. I’m looking at websites that offer domain name registering, and they seem to say “There is an additional $25 charge for manual registrations” (i.e. if you don’t have a credit card.) that’s really really annoying. That makes a $35 charge go up to 60$ which is just ridiculous. I hate not having a credit card.


  • artyste

    August 31, 2000 at 1:13 pm

    It should be illegal…

    It’s an extremely pathetic practice.. I don’t know what our society wants out of people.. do they really want every single person so in debt that the corporations own their ass?? Is that what they are trying to do? Turn us into a society of slaves to debt.. since slavery was abolished outright.. let’s find a *legal* way of doing it.

    Credit cards are bullshit. They were bullshit at the start, and they are bullshit now.
    Whoever thought of the concept of credit should be shot.. if you can’t afford to do something NOW… then either save til you can, or go without.

    Bloody capitalist crap.

    • brianlee

      August 31, 2000 at 1:22 pm

      Re: It should be illegal…

      That is exactly what they want. A nation of wage slaves.
      Might I suggest looking into debit cards? Accomplishes the same thing only you put the money into your account prior to spending it.

      • artyste

        August 31, 2000 at 1:31 pm

        Re: It should be illegal…

        Already did.. due to the Canadian “Interac” system.. which is our debit/ATM system, it is not yet compatible with VISA check/debit cards in the U.S. Canadian banks don’t offer them, nor do any of the banks here have plans to offer them at any time in the future.

        The only thing left to do is somehow open up a U.S. bank account with a U.S. bank and get a Debit card that way. And the only real way of doing that is either owning property in the U.S. or getting a U.S. citizen to do the account management. I don’t know anyone well enough in the U.S. to get this done.