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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    now to the question at hand. all prisoners deserve essential medical attention. none should receive elective surgery
    exactly. this is nothing more than cosmetic procedures tax payers should not be forced to foot the bill for this.

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Now that's an interesting argument. I had not thought about it like that. But let's assume that it is indeed true that she did not examine the material before releasing it, I still think that the underlying motivation was a revulsion at the atrocities that were being committed with taxpayer money and a desire to stop it. As such, I don't consider her a traitor.

    Do you have a reference that states that she did not examine the material?
    I think they would have given him aiding the enemy if he knew. I watched the special on him. I am going off memory now, but I believe he went the computer to download music (his cover) and downloaded files from secret and classified directories. He then got them out of the country quickly without looking over the information. I need to find the timeline for ya.
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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Medical treatment is a basic human right, so there's nothing wrong with this in my eyes. And it's not all that expensive.
    Medical Treatment, but I would consider this an elective surgery therefore the taxpayers shouldn't pay for it.

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If he/she isn't covered by the ACA, he/she can always file a complaint.Which we know will be quickly handled, eh?

    In any case, we really know that this isn't your, mine, or any other American's problem,eh?

    This is Pvt Mannings own personal problem and s/he will have to deal with it.
    I believe Mr./Ms. Manning already has.

    Manning is one lucky son of a bitch, if he/she was forty or fifty years older and what he/she did, selling out America while wearing the uniform happened during the 50's, 60's or 70's he/she would have found himself/herself at the old infamous Fort Leavenworth. Today they have a new PC Fort Leavenworth.

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I think they would have given him aiding the enemy if he knew. I watched the special on him. I am going off memory now, but I believe he went the computer to download music (his cover) and downloaded files from secret and classified directories. He then got them out of the country quickly without looking over the information. I need to find the timeline for ya.
    Thanks. I would appreciate that.

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    thanks for posting this point of view. one which would say to us that the subordinate troops under lt william calley at my lai were correct in following orders to slaughter the women and children of that vietnamese village. your point of view would tell us that it was Ron Ridenhour who was a traitor because he reported calley's wrongdoing. and just as your point of view would be wrong regarding calley, it is similarly wrong relative to manning. manning did the right thing in whistleblowing government wrongdoing, just as Ridenhour did in whistleblowing the my lai massacre

    now to the question at hand. all prisoners deserve essential medical attention. none should receive elective surgery
    As soldiers you are obliged to follow the geneva convention and basic military protocol so your comparison lai massacre is not relevant in this case ( my opinion). Did manning ofer this information to his direct superior? Did he contact any politicians? No he did not he simply released it onto the web and in doing so potentially endangered thousands od American and Nato soldiers.
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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Are we really debating whether or not tax payers should be footing the bill for sex change operations?

    SMH...... just..... wow.

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Either you're just rolling and you honestly don't have a ****ing clue what you're talking about, probably both.
    It's true, as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Lib/Progressive D) said, if you want to know what's inside Obamacare aka ACA, you have to read it.
    I haven't read it all yet. How about you Wiseone ?

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I think she did this country a great service by letting people know the type of things their hard earned tax money is being wasted on.
    You're talking about hormone therapy and sex change operations, right?

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    Re: Pentagon pushes Manning transfer for gender treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I'm asking you.



    If I had a good answer I would post it.

    All that I know is that, judging from the photos that I've seen, Pvt Chelsea Manning needs a lot of work.

    If you know what I mean.

    And that kind of work is expensive.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 05-14-14 at 03:27 PM.

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