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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    The heinous crime of showing the public classified data, should've gotten 36 years.
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    In federal military prison there is no parole. He will serve 35 years.
    According to the military, Manning is required to serve one-third of the sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.
    he is being credited with 1,405 days time served. rough calculation...he would be eligible for parole in ~ 7 years 10 months
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Could be, I guesstimated.
    I just ran the math and, not accounting for leap years and assuming a 30 day month... around 7 years 10 months with time served
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    I think people should realize that this was a politically charged case. A parole board would have a death wish if it paroled him within 4 years. It just won't happen. Being eligible for parole and being paroled are two completely different things. Charles Manson and his clique have been up for parole for the last 20 years. I don't think any have been released to this day. Again, eligibility for parole and being paroled are entirely different things.
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    seems kind of high for what I know about the case, but whatev's. Obama will pardon him as a hero in January 2016
    No he will not as Obama has led a massive war on whistleblowers. (Obama Wages War on Whistleblowers and Journalists - SPIEGEL ONLINE)

    The architect of Obama's harshness in regards to whistleblowers has said “My background is in the Navy, and it is good to hang an admiral once in a while as an example to the others." (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...-example.shtml)

    So, no unfortunately Manning will most likely not be pardoned.
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    No he will not as Obama has led a massive war on whistleblowers. (Obama Wages War on Whistleblowers and Journalists - SPIEGEL ONLINE)

    The architect of Obama's harshness in regards to whistleblowers has said “My background is in the Navy, and it is good to hang an admiral once in a while as an example to the others." (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...-example.shtml)

    So, no unfortunately Manning will most likely not be pardoned.
    don't know about that...seems that the only whistleblowers Obama has been harsh with are the one who blow the whistle on him.
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    don't know about that...seems that the only whistleblowers Obama has been harsh with are the one who blow the whistle on him.
    I would somewhat disagree as Obama has continued a lot of Bush's policies and expanded them even further in some cases. It seems, at least to me, that Obama and Bush adhere to the same ideology of power, just that they have different ways of going about it.
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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Reuters 8-21-2013

    Not near enough for this low life POS.
    U.S. soldier Manning gets 35-year prison sentence
    The only low-life thing he did was joining the military. He redeemed himself more or less when he switched sides against the gummint and for the People.

    The real low-lifes are the ones still stuck in the military, including the CINC.

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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Now that it is over, its probably time for a little healing. I see the guy as a pretty pathetic individual. I dont think he is evil incarnate and doubt he was engaging long term thinking. He was pretty messed up, found someone that exploited that, and looked to please Assange trying to fit in. Doesnt excuse his actions nor does it mitigate his crime or punishment. Probably some things we can learn from the whole experience. Im sure he will have at least a few years to think through things.

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    Re: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Now that it is over, its probably time for a little healing. I see the guy as a pretty pathetic individual. I dont think he is evil incarnate and doubt he was engaging long term thinking. He was pretty messed up, found someone that exploited that, and looked to please Assange trying to fit in. Doesnt excuse his actions nor does it mitigate his crime or punishment. Probably some things we can learn from the whole experience. Im sure he will have at least a few years to think through things.
    I agree that he is not an evil guy, but he was selfish. From what I have read, he did not do this to be a whistleblower, but he did it for himself, because he had issues with his superiors, and wanted to get back at them. A lot of what he released was good in that the public now knows about the crap our government does in our names, and behind our backs, but Manning, considering the circumstances surrounding this, certainly deserves the time.
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