[Coco] Diego Barizo
jimcox at miba51.com
Tue Apr 3 07:54:45 EDT 2007
On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 11:38:41 +0000
farna at att.net wrote:
> Jim and all, I understand your concern and wish to help
>Diego. Writing a representative or congressman won't help
>anything -- I seriously doubt they would be very
>understanding at all. I know Diego is harmless and just
>wants to get ahead in life -- I don't blame him one bit.
> The facts are that he was over here on a tourist visa,
>with which he isn't even supposed to get a job. As he
>mentioned, there is supposed to be six months between
>applications for a tourist visa. The reason is to prevent
>someone from coming over as a tourist and getting a job,
>then going home for a short vacation and returning.
> Going to the CoCoFest certainly heightened his chances
>of getting caught because of the travel. It sounds like
>he knew the risks of over staying his visa. The gov't
>wouldn't have been out searching for him once the visa
>expired, but they would have "put the word out" for other
>law enforcement agencies to watch for him. Any kind of
>security check or traffic ticket (if he was driving)
>would have resulted in getting caught.
> About the only thing that can be done now is to help get
>his things sent back. Mary, do you have a PayPal account?
>If not you may want to set up a free account so people
>can donate that way. I'm willing to put some in the pot
>to help send his things back.
> I'm not being hard-hearted here, it's just the facts.
Unfortunately I have to agree with you. Like so many
times when something like this happens and people like us
want to help, we engage in wishful thinking. You are not
being hard-hearted, just pragmatic and I understand where
you are coming from.
I really do hope that we as friends can help him in some
way. I think the best thing for us is to organize to help
him get his stuff and connect with those he knew in his
home towm so we can take care of his CoCos and other
comptuers, as wells as make sure his cats are taken care
I received a cached Yahoo IM from Diego when I logged in
lastnight. It was sent at 8:40 AM and I logged in around
8:00 PM Yahoo IM is currently listing his status as Idle,
so I don't know if he still has access to his cell or not.
Let's try and get organized, and find out who from his
home town we can work with to help him. Let's wait to see
if Mary wants to take on the task of collecting funds for
Diego. If she is too busy I will do it, since I do have a
PayPal account, but that is Mary's call right now.
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Charlie Pelozi
in New Jersey? He is about 30 miles from Elizabeth NJ
which is where Diego lived. If there are any CoCoNuts in
NY, please let us know if you can some how contact Diego.
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