Very good, you see that man didn't sit down and take it. He used what he knew, and he was reworded for his persistence. now some of us, would have left the establishment, and just never returned if something like this happened to us. I think we should look at this story, and take hart, because there are many more like it. I again say that we should be very vidulant, because the tide in America is changing for the worse for persons with disabilities. Especially for those of us who are blind. We are selves have to be very active in protecting our own rights. I say this, because when I go to the nfb meetings, or the acb meetings. I only see, our older citizens involved. Our young people, are there, but we treat those meetings as a social event,Where we drink, and do what ever. These meetings are for us to come together, in unity, of purpose, to gather information about things going on concerning our community, to find out how to become more involved at the different levels. So that we are better able to protect ourselves. We sit back, and expect others to do the fighting for us, but we ourselves will not go out and fight. Now there are allot of our blind citizens who do a very good job at advocating, and fighting for themselves, and the rights of other Blind people. That's cool, but we need to see more young people, getting involved, at the local, state, and national levels. Our older citizens, have done a very great job preserving what we have today, but it is now the time for a new generation to take the torch, a and carry it for the generation behind us. Stories like this are very inspiring to me, and it gives me renewed hope for us. Keep on trucking, we will get there. en Moshe, Benai Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org Choose ye this day whom you will serve. If Yahweh be Elohim, then serve him, with all of your hart. However, if bail be your master. Then serve him. As for me, and my house. We choose, to serve Yahweh! The late Bishop Joe Patterson told a story long ago, when I was a small child. About Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of bail. He said that Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead, because they had a much larger program. He said that they had 450 participants, and he only had one. Elijah, also reminded them, that they had to drag their god up the mountain side on an ox cart. the man of Yahweh, also said, that his Elohim would be there when he arrived. He said mockingly,you go on ahead. Heck, I will even let you call your god first. I'M going to take a nap, and when you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up. Go ahead now, take your best shot. Bishop Joe O Patterson A blessed memory 1963-1989 _____ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 3:59 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Language barrier? 'Gay dog' refused entry to Australian restaurant <http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/File/photo//100425/photos_od_afp/b873530b7bdb 393186331a10761cb270//s:/afp/20100425/od_afp/australiarightsanimaloffbeat_20 100425062533> AFP/File - File photo of a guide dog. An Australian restaurant that refused a blind man entry because a waiter thought . 2 hrs 17 mins ago SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian restaurant that refused a blind man entry because a waiter thought his seeing-eye dog was "gay" has been ordered to apologise and pay compensation. Ian Jolly was told he could not take guide dog Nudge into Adelaide's Thai Spice last May because a member of staff objected, The Sunday Mail reported. The restaurant's owners said a misunderstanding had arisen between Jolly's female companion and a waiter who understood the woman "to be saying she wanted to bring a gay dog into the restaurant". "The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," the owners said in a statement to South Australia's Equal Opportunity Tribunal. The tribunal on Friday ordered the restaurant to pay Jolly 1,500 dollars (1,400 US) and offer him a written apology for discriminating against him on the grounds of disability. The restaurant, which displays a "guide dogs welcome" sign, refused to comment to the newspaper and was unavailable to respond on Sunday. Jolly told the Sunday Mail he was happy with the result. "I just want to be like everybody else and be able to go out for dinner, to be left alone and just enjoy a meal," he said.