SPAM Square Up

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Mon Jan 31 13:32:14 EST 2011

On 01/31/2011 07:11 PM, form wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Peter Haworth<pete at>wrote:
>> Don't know about these guys but the credit card processing market is full
>> of hidden charges - very much like cell phone plans.  For example, I get
>> charged $10/month as a "statement fee"!!!
> Now that's making a statement...
> I've got one of these Square readers in my pocket. Haven't had the
> opportunity to test it, and haven't felt like losing the cut they take from
> every transaction just to swipe my own card.
> Probably the biggest roadblock to its use is getting people to trust their
> credit card to it. Went to lunch with some co-workers and couldn't convince
> them to let me consolidate our shares of the cost with it. They preferred to
> pay me cash. (Now that I think of it, one of them was a little short, and
> now he's no longer with the company... DAMN!)

He was "a little short"; do I detect prejudice against PORGs (People Of 
Restricted Growth)?

Credit cards have always struck me as iniquitous; spending money you 
don't have and
then getting charged interest on it. Personally I always use my Debit 
card (obviously,
for the benefit of lovers of the Brazil-Bulgaria Axis of Bentness (BBAB) 
out there, I don't mean
a Bulgarian debit card) when I make online payments. No interest, and no 
risk of spending money
I don't have . . .  :)

I, also, always do it via . . .

Tor :

Call me "an*l", call me "over cautious"; but, frankly, I'd rather you 
called me those things rather
than find that some member of the BBAB has been buying his girlfriend 
thongs, or himself
leopard-skin posing pouches with my debit card . . .  :)

>   ~ Chris Innanen
>   ~ Nonsanity
> _______________________________________________

Disclaimer: Richmond Mathewson is not, and never has been, associated 
with the
Brazil-Bulgaria Axis of Bentness . . .  :)

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