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Iraq vet screwed on mortage – picture says it all


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R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.

Anti-War Activist Refuses To Rent Apartment To Iraq-Afghanistan Vet « CBS Boston

If renting an apartment to someone who served the country to help protect her right to be an asshole is such a bad thing, Janice Roberts needs to get to hell out of Boston, Massachusetts, and in fact the whole damn United States. She wouldn’t HAVE an apartment to rent in the first place if people like this didn’t serve our country. If she isn’t comfortable with how the country used his service, she needs to take that up with the government, not take it out on this guy.  May karma be swift and vicious.

There is a video if you click through.

BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has filed a civil rights lawsuit against an anti-war activist who declined to rent him an apartment.

Sgt. Joel Morgan, 29, tried to rent a two-bedroom apartment in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester from 63-year-old Janice Roberts.

“I’ve been deployed so many times, I really haven’t had much of a home,” he told WBZ-TV.

 Anti War Activist Refuses To Rent Apartment To Iraq Afghanistan Vet

Morgan didn’t get the apartment.

According to the lawsuit, Roberts told Morgan his war service and her peace activism presented a “conflict of interest.”

“Because of what you told me about the Iraq war… we are very adamant about our beliefs… it’s just not comfortable for us… and I’m sure now that you know this, it would not be comfortable for you,” Roberts said in a voicemail to Morgan.

“I would suggest you do the right thing and look for a place less politically active or controversial.”

The divorced father has a young son and is training to be a Boston firefighter so he needs to live in town.

He was shocked and confused and that led him to sue.

“I’ve never been in that situation (being turned down for an apartment),  so it was like, ‘I don’t understand what you mean, I just want to give you a check and rent an apartment,” Morgan told WBZ-TV.

“(It) just really, really disgusted me,” he said.

“It really freaked me out that ‘Is this what I’m going to be facing?  Should I not let people know that I’m a combat vet?’”

WBZ was not able to reach Roberts for comment.

Military service members and veterans are part of a protected class in Massachusetts and, therefore, they cannot be discriminated against.

Morgan has since found another apartment to rent.

Anti-War Activist Refuses To Rent Apartment To Iraq-Afghanistan Vet « CBS Boston.

Police: Mom leaves baby on top of car, drives off – USATODAY.com

PHOENIX – A 19-year-old mother is under arrest on child abuse and aggravated DUI charges after police say she left her five-week-old baby strapped in a car seat on top of her car and drove off.

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The child is said to be in good condition and now in custody of Arizona Child Protective Services.

At about 1 a.m. Saturday, Phoenix police officers got calls that a baby was in a car seat in the middle of a road.

Phoenix Fire Department officials found the baby and took him to a local hospital. He was “perfectly OK,” said Officer James Holmes, spokesman for Phoenix police.

Holmes said the mother, Catalina Clauser, had apparently been smoking marijuana late Friday night at a nearby park with her boyfriend. At about 11 p.m. they left the park to buy some beer. The boyfriend was arrested on aggravated DUI charges while on the way, Holmes said.

An upset Clauser then reportedly went to a friend’s house where, she admitted, she smoked more marijuana, Holmes said. By midnight, Clauser left the house with the baby asleep in the car seat.

She realized the baby was missing when she reached home. That’s when Clauser called her friends and asked them to trace the route she had taken. The friends ran into the officers who had already found the baby. Clauser arrived there shortly thereafter and was arrested, Holmes said.

via Police: Mom leaves baby on top of car, drives off – USATODAY.com.

Bridge over troubled waters leaves its mark on luxury liner in China | Metro.co.uk

The Pearl No.7 – which is as tall as a seven-storey building – sailed straight into disaster as she tried to pass under a bridge.

Luckily no one was hurt, but the boat came out a little shorter than when she went in – losing a chimney in the collision in east China on Wednesday.

via Bridge over troubled waters leaves its mark on luxury liner in China | Metro.co.uk.