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  • The Damage Done to America by Manning … and Obama

    01/19/2017 8:06:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 18, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In response to "Disgrace: Obama Commutes Bradley Manning's Prison Sentence" ... I emphatically agree ... -snip- First, -disgraceful for the New York Times to report ... that “Prosecutors … presented no evidence that anyone was killed because of [Manning’s] leaks." ... in cases involving classified information, the government frequently cannot reveal ... – the damage done... such revelations end up disclosing more classified information and, critically, identifying other informants and countries who have covertly provided national-security assistance to the United States. That is why it is always a gimmee for apologists of the Mannings, Snowdens, and Clintons to minimize the...
  • Mike Pence slams Obama's decision to free Chelsea Manning as a 'mistake'.......

    01/18/2017 8:09:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    dailymail.uk | January 18, 2017 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Mike Pence slams Obama's decision to free Chelsea Manning as a 'mistake' because she is a 'traitor who shouldn't be turned into a martyr' Vice President-elect Mike Pence says Barack Obama's decision to commute former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning's prison sentence 'was a mistake'. Obama said on Wednesday that he commuted Manning's 35-year prison sentence for releasing classified military documents to Wikileaks because the punishment didn't fit the crime. He said the prison sentence was too long, compared to other leakers. But Pence disagreed during an interview with Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier later...
  • Army: Manning to lose transgender benefits

    01/18/2017 6:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The Army says former private Chelsea Manning will lose her military healthcare benefits despite President Obama’s commutation of her prison sentence. “If Pvt. Manning is discharged with a dishonorable discharge, she will lose her entitlement to [military] benefits, including gender-transition care at [military] medical treatment facilities,” Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told USA Today Wednesday. Smith said Manning’s dishonorable discharge was included in the terms of the 35-year prison sentence imposed on her in 2013. Manning was convicted of leaking classified information about U.S. national security activities that were later publicly disclosed by WikiLeaks. Smith said Manning could appeal her discharge...
  • Obama frees Manning the traitor

    01/18/2017 6:14:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Will WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now honor his promise to allow himself to be extradited to the U.S.? To the Left the highest form of service to America is to betray it. This is why President Obama yesterday ordered that the 35-year sentence of convicted traitor U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning be commuted. Manning, who leaked vast quantities of classified materials, was born male with the given name Bradley but now identifies as female.
  • Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to let solider who leaked military......

    01/17/2017 11:21:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.co
    FULL TITLE: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to let solider who leaked military secrets out in May - but gives no hope of clemency to Edward Snowden President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, an army intelligence analyst who shared classified documents with Wikileaks, on his way out out of the White House. Manning, who went by the name Bradley at the time of the crime, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August of 2013. Obama ordered her release day to be moved up on Tuesday to May 17, 2017, cutting her jail time...
  • Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    01/17/2017 1:31:47 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 275 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/17/2016
    President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information in 2010 to WikiLeaks.
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • Assange agrees to extradition if US releases whistleblower (Manning)

    01/12/2017 4:07:47 PM PST · by outofsalt · 19 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | January 12, 2017 | Unknown
    "If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ (US Department of Justice) case," WikiLeaks wrote on Twitter.
  • Obama is seriously considering a pardon for Chelsea Manning (Actually Bradley Manning)

    01/11/2017 8:34:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2017 | Paul Szoldra
    President Barack Obama is seriously considering a pardon for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, according to a new report from NBC News. Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and other charges in July 2013 after he stole nearly a million secret documents while working as an intelligence analyst, later giving them to WikiLeaks. The files detailed operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and revealed secret diplomatic cables, some of which were highly embarrassing to the US. A Justice Department source told NBC News that Manning was on the president's "short list" for commutations. The 29-year-old is currently...
  • COURT FILING: IN ARMY'S EYES, CHELSEA MANNING STILL A MAN

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    A military prison psychologist has refused to recommend that Chelsea Manning's gender be changed to female in her Army service record, complicating the transgender soldier's quest to wear a feminine hairstyle at the men's prison where she is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information, according to a court document. Manning's American Civil Liberties Union lawyers disclosed the decision in a filing Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The document says the chief of the Mental Health Division at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, prison declined Manning's Nov. 4 request to update her gender in the...
  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 3:49:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents. The ACLU said the letter Monday co-signed by more than a dozen civil rights groups considers Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence unprecedented. …
  • Chelsea Manning asks Obama to cut sentence to time served

    11/14/2016 4:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2016 6:14 PM EST | Bill Draper
    Chelsea Manning, who is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the WikiLeaks website, is asking President Barack Obama to commute her sentence to time served. In a commutation application released by her attorneys, the transgender soldier said there was no historical precedent for such an extreme sentence for the leak of secret documents. …
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • Chelsea Manning announces hunger strike over treatment in prison

    09/10/2016 3:51:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, said on Friday that she would refuse to eat until given help for her gender dysphoria and "treated with dignity, respect and humanity" by the government.
  • WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike over prison treatment

    09/09/2016 5:13:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    Army Private Chelsea Manning, the convicted source of the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. military history, began a hunger strike Friday over what she described as “constant and overzealous administrative scrutiny by prison and military officials.” Manning, 28, who is serving time in a federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, said in a statement released by her supporters that she will consume only water and prescription medicines starting Friday morning, and will forgo voluntarily cutting her hair. The incarcerated soldier said her protest is aimed at prompting officials to recognize her need for treatment, especially with respect to gender dysphoria,...
  • Chelsea Manning's newest demands: Sex change treatment, help to fight suicide

    08/10/2016 11:32:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Chelsea Manning, the jailed transgender Army soldier convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, is demanding that the service give her "adequate treatment" for her "gender dysphoria" and recent suicide attempt. Manning's supporters on Wednesday plan to unveil 115,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of the Army demanding the special medical treatment. They also want the Army to drop charges stemming from her July 5 suicide attempt. In a statement alerting the media to the Wednesday event, the head of a group supporting Manning said that the military is mistreating the jailed soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning.
  • Chelsea Manning: 'I am okay' after suicide attempt

    07/12/2016 11:15:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    (CNN)U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for leaking classified documents, has tweeted a message confirming her health and safety following a suicide attempt. "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love. I will get through this," she wrote on the social media site, adding the hashtag, #standwithchelsea
  • Chelsea Manning reportedly rushed to hospital after apparent suicide attempt in prison

    07/06/2016 9:04:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/6/16 | foxnews
    DEVELOPING: Chelsea Manning, who has been serving a 35-year prison sentence for her role in leaking U.S. government secrets, was being treated in a prison hospital Wednesday after she tried to hang herself, according to media reports. ADVERTISEMENT The transgender soldier, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for sending WikiLeaks more than 700,000 digital files including battlefield logs, diplomatic cables and video clips. Both CNN and TMZ reported that the incident occurred at Fort Leavenworth, an all-male facility in Kansas. Few other details about the reported incident were immediately known. TMZ, citing...
  • Chelsea Manning appeals her conviction in WikiLeaks case

    05/18/2016 2:40:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | David Dishneau
    National security leaker Chelsea Manning is appealing her 2013 court-martial conviction for sending classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq. Manning attorney Vincent Ward says the documents were filed Wednesday with the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. …
  • State Pulls the Plug On SIPRNet (2010 Time article on Wikileaks)

    01/29/2016 6:09:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    Time ^ | 10/29/15 | Massimo Calabresi
    Late last week, after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed the White House of the likely fall-out from the WikiLeaks cable dump, the White House came back with a question: "What's our corrective action?" Clinton's undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy, had a simple suggestion: pull the plug on SIPRNet, the classified DoD network that PFC Bradley Manning reportedly used to download the cables from State's inhouse classified database. "The White House said do it," says a senior administration official. The publication by WikiLeaks of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, many of them classified, is forcing an administration-wide intelligence retrenchment as...
  • Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels

    11/28/2010 2:54:52 PM PST · by FTJM · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/28/10 | SCOTT SHANE and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats. ome of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks intends to make the archive public on its Web site...
  • Clinton Told Aide to Send Classified Info to Personal Email Address

    09/01/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Lachlan Markay
    On the same day that the “hacktivist” group WikiLeaks posted tens of thousands of classified State Department communications online, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a top deputy to send now-classified information to her personal email address, newly released emails reveal.“Here’s my personal email,” Clinton told former Sen. George Mitchell, then Clinton’s special envoy for Middle East peace. “Pls use this for reply.”Mitchell responded with details of discussions with Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini. Most of the contents of the email, released by the State Department on Monday night, are redacted pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act exemption designed...
  • Lawyer: Chelsea Manning faces possible solitary confinement

    08/13/2015 8:18:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 12, 2015
    WICHITA, Kan. (August 12, 2015) — Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday. The former intelligence analyst, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for sending more than 700,000 classified documents while working in Iraq. She is serving a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, for leaking reams of war logs, diplomatic cables...
  • The Revenge Of The Lost Boys

    07/09/2015 8:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 9, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    What’s going on with young American men? Another mass shooting has led to another round of social and political recriminations. A young man—a “loner” and “adrift,” as usual—seizes a vile cause and attacks innocent people. Amidst the wreckage, we look for reasons that already fit our preconceptions about violence, and we blame racism, guns, unemployment, drugs, a bad family, or whatever else helps us to make sense of the tragedy. But the truth of the matter is that Dylann Roof (at least from what we know) isn’t that different from so many other young, mostly white men over the past...
  • Court order bans US military from referring to biologically male soldier as 'he'

    03/06/2015 7:41:33 AM PST · by shove_it · 30 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 Mar 2015 | Guardian Web
    Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving 35 years in prison for leaking a huge stash of state secrets, has won a small but significant victory in her bid to transition to living as a woman. Manning has taken on the might of the US military, challenging its ongoing refusal to refer to her as a woman, and won. A court order from the US army court of criminal appeals instructs the military to refer to the soldier in all future official correspondence either using the gender neutral “Private First Class Manning” or employing the feminine pronoun. As a result,...
  • Court Orders Army To Stop Referring To Chelsea Manning As A Man

    03/05/2015 3:49:36 PM PST · by South40 · 84 replies
    MSN (HuffPo) ^ | 5 FEB 2015 | Ryan Grim
    WASHINGTON -- An army appeals court has ordered the military to stop its regular practice of referring to Private First Class Chelsea Manning as a man. The military had been asked by Manning and her attorney to cease the habit, but filed an official opposition to that request. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has now ruled on the matter, ordering that “future formal papers filed before this court and all future orders and decisions issued by this court shall either be neutral, e.g., Private First Class Manning or appellant, or employ a feminine pronoun.”
  • Who the hell is Chelsea Manning?

    03/01/2015 9:30:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | E. M. Cadwaladr
    Recently, a friend sent me an article he was furious about. The title was: Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning. The innocent question that popped into my head was: “Who the hell is Chelsea Manning?” Chelsea, it turns out, is none other than Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who turned over classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010. Well – at least I think that Chelsea is just Bradley in a stupid-looking wig; others apparently hold some different views. The article’s title pretty well summarized the rest of the pathetic story. A more apt title would have been: US Army...
  • What do Chelsea Manning treatments mean for transgender troops?

    02/16/2015 7:03:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | February 14, 2015 | Anna Mulrine
    The Pentagon appeared to go against its own policy in allowing transgender treatments for Chelsea Manning. The decision points to changes at the Pentagon on the issue, activists say, but none that are seismic.Chelsea Manning, a United States Army soldier serving a 35-year sentence for her role in providing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will now be able to receive hormone therapy at Fort Leavenworth. It represents a considerable shift for the US military to provide this treatment for Ms. Manning, who identifies as transgender and sued the government to be able to have access to the hormone therapy in order...
  • Chelsea Manning, Soldier Sentenced for Leaks, Will Write for The Guardian

    02/10/2015 10:08:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has joined The Guardian newspaper as a contributing opinion writer. Ms. Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, will write on war, gender and freedom of information ...
  • Michael Moore Responds to 'Haters' After 'American Sniper' Uproar (Supports "Chelsea" Manning)

    01/26/2015 11:21:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 25, 2015 | Daniel Kreps
    "Here's the truth they can't or won't report: I'm the one who has supported these troops - much more than the bloviators on Fox News," Moore writes.Filmmaker Michael Moore caused a firestorm this week when he tweeted, in response to the film American Sniper, "My uncle [was] killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders are worse." Even Kid Rock criticized the Fahrenheit 9/11 director, writing "[expletive] you Michael Moore, you're a piece of $#*+ and your uncle would be ashamed of you." After a week...
  • Chelsea Manning: I am a transgender woman and the government is denying my civil rights

    12/09/2014 9:51:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 8, 2014 | Chelsea E. Manning (aka Bradley Manning)
    We are told, by the legal system and the military, that we don’t belong. It’s time for trans people like me to tell the world something different: we exist Chelsea Manning was transgender ‘in secret’ while serving in US army“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice,” reads the oft-quoted line from Martin Luther King. I am a young trans woman. And I can attest to the “long” part, but I hope the bend toward justice will soon become more pronounced. There’s a lot of unfinished business when it comes to protecting civil rights for...
  • Chelsea Manning (AKA Bradley Manning) sues Chuck Hagel

    09/27/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You may have thought you’d heard the last of Chelsea Manning, given that he’s currently doing the long haul in the Big House, but apparently you’d be wrong. (For the record, we are now referring to the prisoner as “Chelsea” because the guy has done the paperwork and had his name legally changed. This does not, however, mean that I’m obliged to change pronouns.) There is no change in his status as a semi-permanent resident of Fort Leavenworth, but he still wants hormone treatments for gender dysphoria and his legal team is willing to sue Chuck Hagel to get...
  • How to make Isis fall on its own sword

    09/16/2014 1:10:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/16/2014 | Chelsea (fka Bradley) Manning in Fort Leavenworth
    The Islamic State (Isis) is without question a very brutal extremist group with origins in the insurgency of the United States occupation of Iraq. It has rapidly ascended to global attention by taking control of swaths of territory in western and northern Iraq, including Mosul and other major cities. Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization’s relative infancy, Isis cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets – even as the fight is taken to Syria, even if it is conducted by non-Western forces with air support. I believe that Isis is fueled precisely by...
  • Chelsea Manning 'denied gender dysphoria treatment

    08/23/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2014 Last updated at 15:15 ET | BBC Staff
    The US military has yet to offer Pte First Class Chelsea Manning sex change treatment despite medical recommendations, her lawyer has said. Defence secretary Chuck Hagel approved treatment for a condition known as gender dysphoria in July. But lawyer David Coombs says her requests for hormone therapy and other accommodations have been "ignored". The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking secret files to Wikileaks. "This time last year I publicly asked that I be provided with a treatment plan, to bring my body more in line with my gender identity," Pte Manning said...
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    07/17/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2014 5:46 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment, a defense official said Thursday. The initial gender treatments could include allowing Manning to wear some female undergarments and also possibly provide some hormone treatments....
  • National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is

    06/15/2014 2:48:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | June 13, 2014
    Organizers of San Francisco’s pride weekend festivities have yanked the welcome mat away from the National Guard, voting to ban the Guard from setting up a booth at the festival. The decision comes at the same time Pride organizers are allowing a controversial Army private who leaked military secrets to be honorary grand marshal. The board of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee rejected a request from the Guard to set up an informational booth at Civic Center Plaza during Pride Weekend. Last year, the National Guard had a booth at Pride Weekend for the first time – staffed...
  • Manning says US public lied to about Iraq from the start

    06/14/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence on espionage charges and other offenses for passing along 700,000 secret documents, including diplomatic cables and military intelligence files, to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks in the largest-scale leak in US history. "I understand that my actions violated the law. However, the concerns that motivated me have not been resolved," the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning wrote in a...
  • Transsexualism: Rage, Rhetoric, and Reform

    06/02/2014 12:58:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/02/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    Some of you will have noticed that my observations on the subject of transgenderism/transsexualism have not been met with universal approval, especially among transsexuals. No surprise there. The responses came in predictable forms, mostly juvenile profanity. But there was a bit more. The Telegraph’s Tom Chivers (a guy called Tom?) offered a response under the question-begging headline: “Whether or not Laverne Cox is a woman is not a question of biology; it’s a question of language.” (I assume that Mr. Chivers, like most columnists, does not compose his own headlines, but it is an accurate summation of his argument.) That...
  • Is Chelsea Manning About to Take on the U.S. Government Again? (WikiLeaks' PV1 Bradley Manning)

    05/31/2014 5:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Care2 ^ | May 27, 2014 | Steve Williams
    Chelsea Manning, now in a military jail in Kansas for leaking classified documents, will not receive hormone treatment to continue her gender transition, the Army has announced. If Chelsea Manning sues, and the case is accepted, it could be groundbreaking. Here’s why. Pte Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year prison, made her transition public at the time of her sentencing in July of last year. She had been diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a number of military doctors throughout her army career. Since her incarceration, Manning has asked that she be allowed access to gender alignment treatment, such as...
  • Chelsea Manning 'may sue' over gender dysphoria therapy (Prisoner PV1 Bradley Manning)

    05/21/2014 8:56:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A lawyer for convicted US document leaker Chelsea Manning has threatened to sue the army if she is not given sex change therapy in military prison. Nancy Hollander said the army had an obligation to treat Pte First Class Manning for her "transgender issues". And she said Pte Manning would not be safe if transferred to a civilian prison for treatment there. Formerly known as Bradley, Pte Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified files to Wikileaks. After her conviction last year, the former army intelligence analyst announced she wanted to live as a woman. 'A trick' In...
  • While vets die waiting, Pentagon moves ahead with Manning sex change

    05/16/2014 12:16:32 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 42 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/15/14 | Timothy Whiteman
    In the wake of an ever-burgeoning "wait for them to die" scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the heavy hitters in the Obama Administration have made their priorities known; specifically, while accusations swirl of purposeful lack of medical attention to vets have resulted in needless deaths, the head honcho himself for the Department of Defense (DoD)greased the skids for a convicted turncoat to receive a taxpayer subsidized sex change operation. As reported on May 14, 2014 by both the Toronto, Canada-based The Globe and Mail and also the USA TODAY news portal, convicted renegade soldier Bradley Manning could...
  • Sex Change For Manning As Vets Die From VA Neglect

    05/16/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Abuse: The Pentagon tries to transfer convicted national security leaker Bradley Manning to a civilian prison to treat a gender disorder while veterans suffer and die waiting in vain on phony Veterans Administration lists. Or should we say Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the name chosen by the convicted leaker of sensitive classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman and the Pentagon is trying to help. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month gave the Army approval to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau...
  • Judge grants name change to Chelsea Manning, convicted in WikiLeaks case

    04/23/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2014 | Shawn Nottingham
    Bradley Edward Manning is no more. A Kansas judge on Wednesday granted the former Army intelligence analyst's request to formally be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. "I've been working for months for this change, and waiting for years," she said in a statement applauding the order. "It's worth noting that in both mail and in-person, I've often been asked, 'Why are you changing your name?' The answer couldn't be simpler: because it's a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been -- a woman named Chelsea." Manning is currently serving a 35-year sentence...
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    04/14/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/14/14 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld By DAVID DISHNEAU An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal of the case to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Manning's appellate lawyers said Sunday that they expect their appeal to focus on issues including alleged misuse of the Espionage Act.
  • Finally. Bradley (AKA Chelsea) Manning to Grand Marshal gay pride parade

    04/12/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So there’s a name you haven’t heard in a while, eh? Bradley Manning is still cooling his heels at Fort Leavenworth, serving a 35 year sentence for violating his oath and releasing the nation’s classified documents. But his organization of supporters (now renamed The Chelsea Manning Support Network) remains busy on his behalf. In one of their latest, breaking news announcements, we find that the San Francisco gay pride parade organizers are going to correct a “mishandling” of administrative details from last year and provide a “proper honor” in 2014 by naming him an Honorary Grand Marshal. Today, the nation’s...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • BFP Breaking News- Omidyar’s PayPal Corporation Said To Be Implicated in Withheld NSA Documents

    12/14/2013 12:48:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sibel Admonds
    The U.S. Government, An Implicated Billionaire, Fortune-Seeking Journalists & A Public in the Dark Update 2: Glenn Greenwald Goes on Record: “I Don’t Doubt PayPal Cooperates with NSA!” Update 1: Verbatim Copy of Mr. Binney’s Statement The 50,000-pages of documents obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden contain extensive documentation of PayPal Corporation’s partnership and cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA), according to three NSA veterans. To date, no information has been released as to the extent of the working relationship and cooperation between the two entities- NSA and PayPal Corporation. What’s more, the billionaire owner of PayPal Corporation has...
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Manning submits presidential pardon request

    09/03/2013 1:59:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/3/2013
    The Army private convicted of espionage and theft for leaking more than 700,000 classified U.S. government documents and videos to WikiLeaks has formally submitted a pardon request to President Obama, a reporter for The Guardian tweeted Tuesday.  Bradley Manning was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison, and revealed his new identity as a female named "Chelsea" shortly after.  Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, said at the sentencing he would seek a presidential pardon for his client. He said it would contain a personal appeal from Manning to Obama. "When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of...
  • Dangerously Sensitive

    09/02/2013 3:48:41 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 3 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | August 26, 2013 | Jim Goad
    Political correctness, that great misguided ennobler/enabler of disgruntled losers and embittered misfits, may have helped pave the way for Bradley Manning and Nidal Hasan to achieve infamy. Before his decision to start leaking highly sensitive military information to svelte albino panda cub Julian Assange in 2010, Bradley Manning gave his Army superiors every reason to suspect he was a mentally unstable and potentially violent homosexual who was perhaps too emotionally hypersensitive to be trusted with highly sensitive documents. Before he decided to blow away a baker’s dozen (plus a bun in the oven) with two handguns at Fort Hood in...