[hackerspaces] Can My Christmas Wish Come To Pass? - HackSpace

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Sat Jan 4 05:29:12 CET 2014

and we're racist because we don't give handouts to random people on the
internet...  good to know.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Volatile Compound <
volatilecompound at gmail.com> wrote:

> Let's see: you're from Nigeria (a country known to originate financial
> scams) and you're asking strangers on the list for money.  WHAT COULD
> - skroo.
> On 1/3/14, 7:41 PM, Friday Demola wrote:
>> Happy new year, I quickly want to say this, non of you guys actually
>> helped, why did u care of the country and continent i am from? no
>> wonder some of you guys always have terrible nightmare, yall are
>> racists.
>> On 12/24/13, Friday Demola <demolaboy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks for bringing my mind to that, yes, I could only if there is
>>> someone to show me how to hack.. But based on time difference, like
>>> someone who was teaching me before was living in Poland and we
>>> couldn't connect well.. My traveling to the United States Of America
>>> is not about learning how to hack. I've got a lot of good programmes I
>>> want to study before going back to Nigeria. Anyways, I really
>>> appreciate all the responses, both the negative ones, the insulting
>>> ones and even the encouraging ones..
>>> Thank you all.
>>> Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance.
>>> Hack on
>>> Friday Demola
>>> On 12/24/13, David Venancio de Campos <metabaron at massmulti.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi, check below the answer (not off topic imho) showing another point of
>>>> view.
>>>> On Fri, 2013-12-20 at 11:52 -0800, Friday Demola wrote:
>>>>> Dear HackerSpace,
>>>>>                     My name is Friday Demola, I am a certified blogger
>>>>> and
>>>>> online
>>>>> promoter who is from Lagos, Nigeria. Before I finished my high school
>>>>> in 2007, I prophesied that I want to study in the United States Of
>>>>> America and any time my mates
>>>>> were applying for Jamb, I never felt like registering because I was
>>>>> working hard trying to get the money for my Visa and stuffs; but at
>>>>> the end they were all abortive. After many years of trying, nothing
>>>>> worked out, so I had to stop disturbing myself about traveling abroad.
>>>>> Two years ago  I thought to myself that if I am studying here in
>>>>> Nigeria, I would have graduated by now, but God reminded me that I
>>>>> prophesied something, I didn’t remember what it was, until my Pastor
>>>>> (He has been transferred now) asked me last year about what I am doing
>>>>> concerning my international school, I told him I have stopped it, so
>>>>> he encouraged me not to stop, so I registered for the America
>>>>> DV-lottery the same year and this year 2103 the result came out and I
>>>>> was randomly selected amongst the 150,000 people. I was so excited and
>>>>> after sending my documents to the US consular office in Kentucky, now
>>>>> I am among the 50,000 people that were finally picked.
>>>>> My Visa interview is January 8th, and I need to get all the
>>>>> requirements they requested for.
>>>>> 1. International Passport
>>>>> 2. Attestation Of Birth
>>>>> 3. School certificate
>>>>> 4. Police Records
>>>>> 5. Affidavit
>>>>> 6. Medical check-up report
>>>>> 7. Visa Fee
>>>>> Calculating everything it’s  N111,000  and I have N51,000 now but
>>>>> still looking for the remaining N60,000 so that I can use it to get
>>>>> other requirements.
>>>>> The N60,000 is equivalent to $375
>>>>> The spending of the N51,000 begins tomorrow. My Christmas wish is to
>>>>> get the remaining balance so that I can have a successful Visa
>>>>> interview. I tried reaching my friends to support but they are all
>>>>> prophesying lies upon their heads which is so bad.
>>>>> NB: My aim is to travel to United States Of America, study more about
>>>>> ICT, work and
>>>>> come back to Nigeria and nothing is going to change it.
>>>>> I would be so glad if my wish can come to pass.
>>>>> Thanks so much HS members for taking your time to read my message.
>>>>> Remember there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way
>>>>> Hack On
>>>>> Friday D.
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> Discuss mailing list
>>>>> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
>>>>> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
>>>> I, as a portuguese and french programmer, have quite a lot of remarks:
>>>> - why move to united states while you can learn everything on the net ?
>>>> (btw europe is quite cool too, or asia...)
>>>> - you like hacking mind ? build a hackerspace in your country and study
>>>> from there while sharing your technics with others, that would be good
>>>> for nigeria's autonomy (and yours).
>>>> - money is time, be patient and take it so you're free to do whatever
>>>> you want.
>>>> - I once won some cool stuff by being lucky, like being the 100 000 nth
>>>> client of a ice rink, so maybe your story is true, but we have so many
>>>> scams coming from africa (and not only) that we can't trust this kind of
>>>> message.
>>>> - Of course Peace is the way ! (which direction please?)
>>>> - No need of diplomas to make good and robust stuff.
>>>> (no need to answer, this is just my point of view and nothing will
>>>> change it)
>>>> Friendly,
>>>> --
>>>> David Venancio De Campos /// meta-B
>>>> PGP Public Key (so you can encrypt a file for me) :
>>>> http://david.venancio.free.fr/files/metabaron_pub.txt
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