You are right and no you don't sound races at all. What is wrong is that we the blind community don't have no representation. So there forth we don't get anything. Yes we can speak up for ourselves but that don't put anyone up their that can vote for us and that don't give us a lobbyist . Now that is getting to the core of the problem. No one to represent us and don't have any lobbyist to lobby for us. Lobbyist cost lots of money witch we really don't have the money to hire any. The same for regular state, city and county employees we don't have any lobbyist to represent us so we do with out while everyone else gets their share. Just some of my thoughts. Sign, JP ( Joe Plummer) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of djrogers0628 Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:37 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Quick notice Absolutely not, Kevin!!!!!!! That limits our access to the goods and services at the mall. Often, because we have to work harder to be as effective as our sighted colleagues, we are too tired to do the mall after work. Star Metro is wasting tons of money in Dial-a-Ride training new part-time drivers who leave, if they don't get in trouble for drugs or something, leave when they find better jobs. If Star Metro limits us to Saturdays-only in the mall, I'll be there demonstrating with everyone else. Please forgive me: I'm not trying to sound racist here, but it seems that areas of Tallahassee that are predominantly black, have had heaps of money put into their laps, and we are only asking for the right to access the goods and services Tallahassee has to offer. Besides, since Tallahassee is the state capital, it should be leading the way not sticking its own nose up its backside to provide even less service than we have now. Darla Darla J. Rogers, B.A. M.S. djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx Home phone #: 850-329-7437 Do not allow someone else to be a priority in your life while allowing yourself to be an option in theirs.--Ani Difranco Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.