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    Me advocating against discrimination

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    Good job!!! I am so glad to see people fighting for this. I faced this with Groupon for a concert ticket. So many of us just accept it or keep quiet! Oh and you look great on camera

    Also I am so glad that ADA changed the rules and some venues have noticed! Ticketmaster still does not allow us online purchasing though..
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    Thanks! I know it was news to me when they changed the rules for buying accessible seats online. I'm going to contact ticketmaster soon actually because I missed out on getting seats for a sold-out show because i had to call the box office, which no one even answered!! It was unbelieveable and then they told me all seats sold out when i finally got a hold of someone...they're on my shit list so bad. Keep your eyes peeled for another media piece on ticketmaster, i know they're terrible to many disabled ppl ive spoke with.
    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
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    I will drive there and be on the news with you. I hate how they do that. They fed me a line about how every venue is different and allows selling different amounts of tickets to us so they can not allow us an online option. The new ADA says we can get more than one companion now so it is an invalid reason! This was about 3 weeks ago for me. I am still mad also!!!

    I feel like I know the ADA better than those lawyers I have had so many issues lately I keep having to read the dang thing.
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    Addiesue, that would be awesome! I'm not that far! Ya I'm tired of their bullshit excuses. I'm posting the new legislation in case anyone wants to read from it next time they speak with ticketmaster!

    http://www.ada.gov/ticketing_2010.pdf
    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
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    Wow! You are a tremendous advocate for pwd's, if not for people like you watchdogging the system we would have far fewer rights. You are making ADA work. Enjoy the games.

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    Good for you!

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    Was supposed to be in st louis in the spring to see the Decemberistsbut it fell through. Keep me posted.
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