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Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman named Chelsea
CBS News ^ | 08/22/2013

Posted on 08/22/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks.

Manning announced the decision in a written statement provided to NBC's "Today" show, asking supporters to refer to him by his new name and the feminine pronoun. The statement was signed "Chelsea E. Manning."

"As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible," the statement read.

Manning's defense attorney David Coombs told "Today" in an interview that he is hoping officials at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., will accommodate Manning's request for hormone therapy.

"If Fort Leavenworth does not, then I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure they are forced to do so," Coombs said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: bradleymanning; chelseamanning; loretta; transgender
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1 posted on 08/22/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a picture wearing a wig and lipstick in this undated picture provided by the U.S. Army.
2 posted on 08/22/2013 6:44:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sick and evil, what a combination.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 6:44:20 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad he’s going to federal prison. At a state prison, his fellow inmates would gladly treat him like a female.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 6:46:20 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: SeekAndFind

Could you imagine this guy serving in the Army? Could you have seen him in the service in the 1940’s?


5 posted on 08/22/2013 6:46:31 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know anything of Bradley’s background but can I safely assume he was abused, if not molested, as a child?


6 posted on 08/22/2013 6:46:44 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: SeekAndFind

Where you’re going YOU WILL LIVE AS CHELSEA..........


7 posted on 08/22/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surA ? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: SeekAndFind

That is the absolutely most abominable, gayest thing I’ve ever heard. And this sort of degraded, downtrodden caliber of enlisted soldier is rampant throughout our military forces.


8 posted on 08/22/2013 6:47:57 AM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1148 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: SeekAndFind

Alas, Brave New Babylon.


9 posted on 08/22/2013 6:50:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Pan_Yan
I don’t know anything of Bradley’s background but can I safely assume he was abused, if not molested, as a child?

That's possible...but in his/her/its case it's just as possible that we simply have a "bad seed".I firmly believe in the existence of "bad seeds"....I think they're very uncommon but they *do* exist.

10 posted on 08/22/2013 6:51:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: SeekAndFind
Fine Bradley, you can share your cell with Chelsea and even have conjugal rites on a regular basis. Bradley can use the workout room and lift weights while Chelsea can enroll in a Pilatus course. You two can meet in the recess area as well.
11 posted on 08/22/2013 6:53:31 AM PDT by Netz
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To: woweeitsme

He either would have been given a Section 8 or been tossed overboard...


12 posted on 08/22/2013 6:54:19 AM PDT by Netz
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To: SeekAndFind

If Bill Clinton had a daughter/son it would look like Bradley Manning/Chelsea.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 6:56:05 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course homosexuals should be in the military and have access to top secret documents. They’re just like everybody else.

F’ing freak show now taking place. They’re going to destroy the armed forces because normal God fearing, patriotic young men won’t join an organization of faggots. They destroyed the priesthood with their perversion and altered mental image of themselves.

But that was the goal all along. To make the armed forces as useless as today’s police force with elements of thugs to collect revenue and destroy domestic opposition.


14 posted on 08/22/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Pan_Yan
I don’t know anything of Bradley’s background but can I safely assume he was abused, if not molested, as a child?

It's quite bigoted of you to call it abuse or molestation.

I'm sure he was simply reassured, probably in elementary school, that being different (sexually speaking) was quite normal. Laudable in fact.

I'm also sure that a kindly older gentleman helped him explore his sexual differences at a young age.

< /sarcasm >

15 posted on 08/22/2013 7:01:35 AM PDT by Washi
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To: SeekAndFind

The newest action figure will be called G.I. Joanne.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 7:02:31 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Dick Vomer

RE: Of course homosexuals should be in the military and have access to top secret documents. They’re just like everybody else.

Can the ‘T’ in LGBT also be a ‘L’ and a ‘G’?


17 posted on 08/22/2013 7:03:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Mind-boggling.

Yet, the whole story is so emblematic of what seems to constitute America circa-2013... madness and depravity.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SeekAndFind

Why isn’t he swinging from a tree yet?


19 posted on 08/22/2013 7:03:21 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Dick Vomer

I have observed the exact parallel with the Church and our military. It will lead to our defeat and downfall. I could say “if it’s not stopped”, but I know it can’t be stopped at this point.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: SeekAndFind

We must keep chanting:
Homosexuality is not a mental illness.

Homosexuality is not a mental illness.

/s


21 posted on 08/22/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nuts!d

Gen’l G. Patton


22 posted on 08/22/2013 7:06:58 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

I honestly don’t give a rip if he takes hormone therapy and exits prison in 35 years as a woman. However, he can find his own way of paying for this, including all expenses involved with any additional security, transportation, or accommodations.

Because gays have told us that this isn’t a disease. It is who they are - great, you go ahead and be that, but since it is not a disease, not one thin dime of taxpayer funds needs to be expended to treat it.

And if it suddenly becomes a disease so that it is demanded that the taxpayers pay for it, then actually treat the disease rather than accommodate the disease by following his wishes.

Most of these demands go away once it is determined that it is a vanity treatment and the patient 100% on the hook for paying for all of it.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Netz

“He either would have been given a Section 8 or been tossed overboard...”

That was how the Navy would have handled it during the Cold War. As soon as he exposed himself as a faggot, he would have been out of the Navy very quickly.

Then, he would not have ever got even a confidential clearance let alone a top secret. He would have flunked any simple back ground check.


24 posted on 08/22/2013 7:07:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So he gets a taxpayer funded boob job, now that he is a prisoner?


25 posted on 08/22/2013 7:08:20 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ve raised generations of idiots that are so insecure, so wimpy, so childish, that they do these types of things.


26 posted on 08/22/2013 7:08:29 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well already we are starting to experience the result of allowing perverts in the government. (By the way a lot of the atomic bomb sellers of he forties and fifties were sodomites.)They are unstable people by definition.


27 posted on 08/22/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

This moron had no business being allowed into the military. He’s fruit loops.


28 posted on 08/22/2013 7:13:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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RE: This moron had no business being allowed into the military. He’s fruit loops.

That’s all changed now. LGBT’s are the IN thing in the military. DADT is OUT.


29 posted on 08/22/2013 7:14:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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30 posted on 08/22/2013 7:15:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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Maybe this "guy" will apply for conjugal visits....


31 posted on 08/22/2013 7:21:06 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: SeekAndFind

One reason why gays were not permitted serve in the military.


32 posted on 08/22/2013 7:23:11 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not Chelsea Womaning?
Cunning runt is being demoted from private but he wants to discard his privates. And, who will pay for this, I ask?


33 posted on 08/22/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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And, who will pay for this, I ask?

All we need are more Obama-appointed judges and justices, and you and I will pay for it... The lawsuit has already began:

Lawsuit asks state to pay for inmate's sex-change operation
34 posted on 08/22/2013 7:26:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

QUICK! Cut his pecker and balls off before he changes his mind!


35 posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, she’s hot!


36 posted on 08/22/2013 7:30:54 AM PDT by novascotianative
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This new news is his ticket to that pardon from the pervert-in-chief.


37 posted on 08/22/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. Whoda thunk?

/S


38 posted on 08/22/2013 7:37:52 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: SeekAndFind; Lazmataz

Hmmm,,,, I don;t think Laz would hit either without one of these....


39 posted on 08/22/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT by GraceG
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Who the Hell cares. According to homosexuals, they are born that way. This particular little sicko will be most likely be pardoned by Barry O in an effort to please the high donor Gay crowd. But not before the public foots the bill for his sex ‘change.’ We are living in a sick and twisted world.


40 posted on 08/22/2013 7:40:53 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: SeekAndFind

This underscores why homo’s should not be allowed into the military or sensitive government positions - they are too unstable to be trusted. If that offends anyone - tough shit.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 7:43:20 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mental illness is an ugly thing.

It's the ultimate inhumanity of the left, in the same way they dispose of human life so easily through abortuary death mills, that they would deny such afflicted people the psychological help so desperately need and just let them parade themselves around like some sort of free range circus freak. It's absolutely heartbreaking.

42 posted on 08/22/2013 7:43:51 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

You watch, next he’s going to announce he’s also a lesbian.


43 posted on 08/22/2013 7:44:22 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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“I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible,” the statement read.”

How by any reasonable standard is this NOT a mental illness?


44 posted on 08/22/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There have always been mentally-ill individuals among us. They live in a fantasy world of their own. The difference today is that they demand we all move into the same “fantasyland” or face legal implications. Today we must all pretend men can turn themselves into women, and vice versa, a fetus is just a nonviable tissue mass, global warming is accelerating, Washington DC knows what it is doing, people are prejudiced without knowing about it, and there is no significant difference between men and women.

Once the general population is conditioned to accept nonsense as wisdom and fantasy as fact (even if people think they are merely “humoring” others) there is little chance of turning back. Bradley will always be a “he”. Chastity will always be a “she”. I will not start playing that game.


45 posted on 08/22/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

He/she/it didn’t have balls to begin with.


46 posted on 08/22/2013 7:56:59 AM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1148 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

RE: How by any reasonable standard is this NOT a mental illness?

The American Psychological Association has spoken and they have declared that it is NOT a mental illness.

Gov. Chris Christie of NJ has in fact BANNED all “conversion therapy” designed to help such people. Even when they voluntarily WANT to go through such therapy.

BY LAW in California and now in NJ, these people don’t need any help. “They were born that way” is the new mantra.


47 posted on 08/22/2013 8:00:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: caseinpoint

The American Psychological Association has spoken and they have declared that it is NOT a mental illness.

Gov. Chris Christie of NJ has in fact BANNED all “conversion therapy” designed to help such people. Even when they voluntarily WANT to go through such therapy.

BY LAW in California and now in NJ, these people don’t need any help. “They were born that way” is the new mantra.


48 posted on 08/22/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Prison is such a drag.


49 posted on 08/22/2013 8:02:47 AM PDT by JediJones (Impeach Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for Derelection of Duty)
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To: Hoffer Rand

RE: You watch, next he’s going to announce he’s also a lesbian.

So, how do you call a lesbian trapped in a man’s body?


50 posted on 08/22/2013 8:03:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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