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Pentagon OKs Manning transfer for gender treatment
AP ^ | May. 14, 2014 | PAULINE JELINEK and LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 05/13/2014 10:19:57 PM PDT by Salman

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.

Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.

The request was the first ever made by a transgender military inmate and set up a dilemma for the Defense Department: How to treat a soldier for a diagnosed disorder without violating long-standing military policy. Transgenders are not allowed to serve in the U.S. military and the Defense Department does not provide such treatment, but Manning can't be discharged from the service while serving his 35-year prison sentence.

Some officials have said privately that keeping the soldier in a military prison and unable to have treatment could amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
I suppose he'll be safer in women's prison?
1 posted on 05/13/2014 10:19:57 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

“Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.”

Bradley Manning, his disorder.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 10:22:17 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: Salman
"She"?

How about "It"?

3 posted on 05/13/2014 10:22:40 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: DemforBush

The AP just said the transgendered are disordered.

Someone will apologize soon and be fired.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Salman

And THIS is exactly why Hagel is about to let in the trannys. They enlist, get free sex changes at taxpayer expense.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Salman

We have Vets with Combat Injuries and the priority of the Unites States Government is some convicted ex-service members gender therapy? Fire Hagel NOW!!! Put Shim, Herm, whatever, in Leavenworth and stop playing games.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:37 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Salman
Some officials have said privately that keeping the soldier in a military prison and unable to have treatment could amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

He doesn't need "treatment" other than a little time with a shrink perhaps.

7 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:46 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Salman
"Chelsea"

"She"

"Her"

Our country is now run by adult children whose "make believe" games include making believe that a man is a woman.

8 posted on 05/13/2014 10:27:58 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

Which is exactly how they should be mocked in comment sections and letters to the editor non stop.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 10:29:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Salman

The Russians would have executed this little creep by now.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 10:29:40 PM PDT by Argus
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He needs hormone replacement therapy? Sure - just make certain those high-velocity hormone “injections” have a very high dosage of lead. That should cure “its” confusion up pronto.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 10:32:58 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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so it is cruel and unusual punishment to NOT perform sex change operations for prisoners???? What the heck???


12 posted on 05/13/2014 10:33:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cva66snipe

He’s not an “ex-service member” rather he is a Private E-1 serving a 35 year sentence, whereupon he will be discharged with a dishonorable discharge. Of course, at the rate things are going, he will receive “gender reassignment” surgery, be pardoned and be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 10:35:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: cva66snipe

Hagel is only doing what Obama and his insider Czars want. He was shopped for that very reason, to be a sufficiently working puppet, able to do whatever his puppet-masters demand. This is also way John Kerry is in place.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 10:38:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’ve got a Bowie knife....


15 posted on 05/13/2014 10:39:12 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media is so dishonest.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 10:39:15 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Salman

Dr. Kutcherpekerov approves of the gender reassignment.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 10:41:09 PM PDT by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Legally and technically your right he’s in the military. I just hate seeing the rank of E-1 stained by the likes of that person. Really there should be an E-0 designation solely for convicted service members doing time to separate them from honorable recruits just coming in.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 10:41:33 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

Imagine how I feel, sharing the exact MOS that he holds.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 10:48:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
so it is cruel and unusual punishment to NOT perform sex change operations for prisoners???? What the heck???
Not a total ass-pull. Withholding medical treatment, see?

That's how far we've come.

20 posted on 05/13/2014 10:48:56 PM PDT by Salman
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To: lee martell
Hagel is only doing what Obama and his insider Czars want. He was shopped for that very reason, to be a sufficiently working puppet, able to do whatever his puppet-masters demand. This is also way John Kerry is in place.

Agreed. We'll need a Solomon to clean up Obama and associates mess. That is if our nation last that long.

21 posted on 05/13/2014 10:51:23 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Imagine how I feel, sharing the exact MOS that he holds.

There's a difference of serving with honor and dishonor.

22 posted on 05/13/2014 10:53:50 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Salman
Just cut off the hardware that upsets the mentally ill dork so much.

Then announce "There now, you are officially only a receiver as you wished to be!".

23 posted on 05/13/2014 10:54:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Rome2000

She-it


24 posted on 05/13/2014 10:59:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Salman

Her? It’s like 1984. These people have lost their freaking minds.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 11:00:30 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Salman

BS total and complete BS.....


26 posted on 05/13/2014 11:07:06 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen)
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To: Salman

Klinger was years ahead of his time.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 11:07:15 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Salman

Let him stay a boy for the duration of his sentence.

That should be punishment enough.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 11:08:03 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Salman

If he starts imagining he’s Jesus Christ are they going to find him some disciples?


29 posted on 05/13/2014 11:10:51 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Cementjungle

How about a bullet for treason?


30 posted on 05/14/2014 2:29:57 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Salman

31 posted on 05/14/2014 2:44:14 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Salman

absurd..


32 posted on 05/14/2014 3:27:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dagnabitt

They even get dressed up as brides & grooms!


33 posted on 05/14/2014 3:52:49 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Salman

This is ludicrous. The only intervention he should receive is psychotherapy; obviously, he has a lot of issues, which he is trying to quash by having the physical evidence of a significant portion of his identity physically removed.

Much of a person’s identity is tied up in his or her gender. When a person wants to be physically mutilated so as to appear superficially to be a person of the opposite gender, it is a sign of profound self-hatred. Such self-loathing cannot actually be treated by physical mutilation—it must be treated by behavioral therapy.

I am not convinced that Manning is worth treating, but if he *must* be treated, how about actually treating him? Does anyone think his self-hatred will disappear just because he is physically mutilated?


34 posted on 05/14/2014 3:55:50 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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The mollycoddling of this guy knows no bounds. He’s a traitor, plain and simple, and should have been given the needle.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 4:51:14 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Salman

The only treatment he needs is a .357 lead injection to the forehead. That would solve all his problems, and a significant number of ours.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 6:07:13 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: cva66snipe
I like the E-0 rank for those service members who have been convicted of a crime and serving in a military prison. That's a great idea.

Sometimes I think I woke up in a parallel universe. I never thought I'd see the day where prisoners would be allowed to have sex changes at taxpayer expense.

37 posted on 05/14/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Salman

Convicted felon, traitor decides “he” wants to be a “she”, DOD bends over backwards for “him” (pun intended)...
Hundreds of honorable, self-sacrificing vets DIE because of VA fraud.....
*crickets*


38 posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:33 AM PDT by matginzac
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What is the point of incarcerating a guy for 35 years with an eye to punishment and then bending over backward to make sure he is happy there? I’m scratching my head on that one.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DemforBush

Call me nutty, but I thought that when someone has a disorder, you treat them in order to RECOVER from the disorder, not succumb to it????


40 posted on 05/14/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Salman

Bradley is now Chelsea

Barak ....soon to be Chewbaca?


41 posted on 05/14/2014 5:17:31 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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I hope the paperwork is done correctly.

Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery

42 posted on 05/14/2014 5:19:46 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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