Now you are frustrated ? Well at least it is interesting to see that threshold for getting fked over is $1000.00. I am glad I never put one dollar into Asgardia. I was surprised to see though a thread stating that the fee has changed and so dramatic. Interesting too that Asgardia made it to a satire garbage show like Samantha BEE; A couple of things, that program is really scraping the bottom of the barrel to have to go out of their way to rip on Asgardia, because by all accounts Asgardia is dead, and died a long time ago. Two, the massive increase to $1000.00 shows that Asgardia has zero income and or can not afford to do what ever it is Igor and his gang need or want to do. Third, they are no longer ripping off the little guy. They are just ripping off the stupid and those with the disposable income to afford such a fee. The first pecking away at a fee was in comparison small and indeed manageable for those in the low income bracket. My guess, they realized that source of income was pretty much nothing to what ever they want. Maybe enough for a few gatherings at a nice place to eat, or hotel , few drinks, maybe host some kind of fundraising event , and then of course to keep this B.S website running costs at least $50 dollars a month.
I took a look around on the site, I couldn't find the link that stated the $1000.00 fee, if anyone finds it , please link it, I would love to read it. I also noticed the lil blurb about " Congratulatory Letters " from a few Dirt Countries. The big player Countries / Nations are not in there, that being the USA, China, Russia, Japan, well, just any nation / country that is serious in global matters. An that is very telling as well about where Asgardia really stands in the world stage.
Asgardia really does need to be called out and shut down. In a court of law. At least so that those of you who did give your hard earned money to Igor, have a shot of getting it back, and IF nothing else, to completely embarrass Igor and his small gang that are now milking the stupid out of $1000.00.
Asgardia was a novel idea. It had potential. It was mismanaged and killed itself before anything substantial really happened. The only thing this B.S country is going to be good for, is for terrorists to hide under at some point in time when they come to realize it's existence and can afford to pay the insane fees and try to hide themselves politically as citizens of Asgardia. Organized crime wouldn't stoop themselves to use something so stupid, but terrorists might.
A real shame all of this is. Some really bright people were / are on this forum with really great ideas. IF any one is still here, Youtube has a channel by
Isaac Arthur : by
He has over 300,000 subscribers and a really interesting channel , he does have a speech impediment but I don't find it hard to understand, his videos to me are interesting and worth the time. An way more practical versus what Asgardia is trying to do. I don't know where Isaac got his training from, or degrees, he does mention he spent time in the military, but to me he seems way too smart to have actually served in the military. an that is a burn on the military. not him.
So yeah. about it. Igor and a handful of his lieutenants just trying to make a buck, Igor had enough money to launch a cheap cube stat into low earth orbit, and start a website, and file an pay the fees to get technical standing as a " Country, or Nation " via this website and having an interesting advertisement campaign to lure people to register for free so that he could qualify under what ever guidelines where necessary when filing.
Think of it like this, plenty of game sites out there, are Freemiums ( easter egg for those South Park fans ) you start out playing for free, an the game is designed to be fun and it is fun, but after a certain point in the game, everything to some degree comes to a screeching hault and you can not advance. If you want to, you have to pay, and buy upgrades. Granted it wont cost $1000.00, at worst case maybe $40.00-50.00 , if you are are a competitive player, it might get a lil more pricey. An then the person who created the game is now making money while one is spending money to be entertained. The comparison stops there, because now Asgardia is no longer entertaining.
Igor wont be able to sustain this method of keeping Asgardia on life support, it will eventually fade away. Especially when he can no longer entertain the rich donors who are stupid enough to pay a citizen fee, and no longer are entertained at fund raising events.