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Higher education: Chelsea Manning named visiting “fellow” at Harvard

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Harvard: Enabling a convicted traitor

I’m sure students will look forward to the lecture on turning a penis into a vagina!

From Yahoo: Chelsea Manning will be joining Harvard University as a visiting fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, according to the school’s website.

Manning will speak on issues of LGBTQ identity in the military, Institute of Politics Fellows co-chairs Emily Hall and Jason Ge wrote in an announcement posted Wednesday.

“We welcome the breadth of thought-provoking viewpoints on race, gender, politics and the media,” Bill Delahunt, IOP acting director, said in the announcement.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was convicted in 2013 for leaking a huge cache of classified and sensitive documents. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military judge found her guilty of six Espionage Act violations and multiple other charges relating to the dissemination of more than 700,000 classified military and State Department documents to WikiLeaks.

Manning was acquitted on the most serious charge of aiding the enemy.

After President Barack Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office, Manning has worked to re-brand herself as an activist for queer and transgender rights. She also speaks on topics related to artificial intelligence through op-ed columns for The New York Times and The Guardian, according to Harvard’s website.

Harvard’s IOP also announced three other visiting fellows: former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, CNN political commentator Robby Mook and Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James Jr.

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GAG: Vogue promotes a traitor and transgender

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Pro-tip for transgender men: hide your manly hands!

We certainly know Vogue’s stance on American traitors. Try not to lose your lunch reading through this absolute baloney about a convicted traitor.

From Yahoo: Chelsea Manning — the transgender Army private imprisoned in 2013 for leaking classified information, whose sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama — has been making a splash, albeit a gradual one, since her release from a military prison in May. She began posting flirty Instagrams on her first day in the free world and has now made a quick ascent with her public profile, to the pages of Vogue.

“Guess this is what freedom looks like,” Manning wrote in her Thursday Instagram post, which features a photo of herself posing on an empty beach in a red one-piece Norma Kamali swimsuit.

The glamour shot, taken by none other than Annie Leibovitz, is from her profile in the September issue, in which the 29-year-old New York City resident attends a Lambda Literary Awards party, visits the home of legendary drag queen Flawless Sabrina, and talks about her awkward childhood and tense adolescence, as well as being an “adrenaline junkie” and a Marc Jacobs fan, coming to terms with her transgender identity, and surviving prison.

“There are people who have really put their lives on the line for something, and they come out on the other side of it. You can feel that with her,” Laura Poitras, executive producer of a documentary being made about Manning, said of her subject to Vogue. “Now that she’s free, what is she going to do with her freedom?” She added, “When I first met Ed Snowden in Hong Kong, he had the same sort of eerie power.”

Manning said she’s not quite sure how she’ll harness her power yet, and the Vogue story notes she had been interested in running for political office before transitioning. On whether it’s something she’s still thinking about, she noted, “I’m certainly not going to say no, and I’m certainly not going to say yes. My goal is to use these next six months to figure out where I want to go.”

These days, in addition to regularly posting Instagram pics of herself — whether in a power suit, a fuchsia sheath dress, or a swipe of bold purple lipstick — Manning noted she has been playing video games, teaching herself the programming language Rust, working on her memoir, and just starting to think about dating, declaring, “I’m not planning to be single!”

Finally, she said about her aspirations and where she’s at right now, “I have these values that I can connect with: responsibility, compassion. Those are really foundational for me. Do and say and be who you are because, no matter what happens, you are loved unconditionally.” Manning said she wishes she’d learned that lesson earlier: “Unconditional love. It is OK to be who I am.”

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Xenogenesis: They’re growing vaginas in labs for transplant

The Greek word xenos means “strange” or “foreign”; the word genesis means the origin or mode of formation of something.

Combining the two, xenogenesis may mean strange origin — an apt word for vaginas grown in a lab.

A team of scientists led by Anthony Atala, MD, director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, succeeded in growing vaginas in a laboratory, then transplanted them into four girls. The study was co-funded by Wake Forest University and Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez.

Their findings were published in an article titled “Tissue-engineered autologous vaginal organs in patients: a pilot cohort study,” in the online April 10, 2014 edition of the journal The Lancet.

The study’s subjects were four teenage girls, aged 13-18 years, who were born with vaginal aplasia caused by Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) — a rare genetic condition in which the vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or absent. The congenital deformation affects between one in 1,500 and one in 4,000 female infants.

To build the personalized vaginas, the researchers took a small piece (less than half the size of a postage stamp) of vulvar tissue from each patient, and then allowed the cells to multiply in lab dishes.

The vagina is made up of two major layers with two cell types: muscle cells and vaginal epithelial cells. To build these layers, the researchers placed one cell type on one face of a biodegradable vagina-shaped scaffold, and placed the other cell type on the other face of the scaffold.

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The cell-scaffold was then placed in a bioreactor — an ovenlike device that has the same conditions as the human body — for about a week.

Once the lab-grown vaginas were ready, doctors surgically created a cavity in the girls’ bodies, then stitched one side of the vaginal organ to the opening of the cavity and the other side to the uterus.

For each girl, the whole process took about 5 to 6 weeks, from the time the vulvar tissue was taken from her to the time the engineered vagina was surgically implanted.

The patients were followed up for 8 years. There were no long-term postoperative surgical complications. The implanted vaginas are working normally, as indicated by the patients’ responses to self-administered Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires, showing normal ranges in all areas tested, such as desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and painless intercourse.

The success of the pilot study is promising for the treatment of several disorders that might require vaginal reconstruction, such as congenital abnormalities, injury, or cancer. Current treatments for MRKH syndrome include dilation of existing tissue or, for more severe cases, reconstructive surgery using a piece of intestine or a piece of skin to create a new vaginal organ.

Notwithstanding the success of this pilot study, the researchers caution that the risk of complications is high when non-vaginal tissue is used to lab-grow vaginas because, as Dr. Atala explained, “They are not ideal because they don’t perform the same functionality.”

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he revealed secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

While Dr. Atala did not include transgenders among expected patients for lab-grown vaginas, that is clearly a possibility. I won’t be surprised if the Obama administration already has plans ready to have taxpayers foot the bill of growing vaginas in laboratories for surgical implantation into men who imagine themselves to be women.

After all, taxpayers are already forced to pay for the “sex change” hormone “therapy” of former U.S. Army soldier Bradley “call me Chelsea” Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking more than 700,000 classified document; as well as “sex reassignment” surgeries for Medicare and illegal immigrants.

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Chelsea Manning suing army because she ‘feels like a freak and a weirdo’ over two-inch prison haircut

Now growing out your hair is a “basic human right”.

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Daily Mail: Transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning is suing the army because she ‘feels like a freak’ after being forced to have a two-inch prison haircut. The 27-year-old soldier, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, broke down in tears after the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth ordered her to cut her hair.

Manning, who was born as a man named Bradley, claims she has identified as a woman since childhood and had been receiving access to hormone therapy, speech therapy and cosmetics while in prison. But the military ruled that the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst must continue to cut her hair to ‘military standards.’ 

In a blog post from prison, Manning wrote that when she heard the news she was devastated, and felt like giving up. ‘After five years — and more — of fighting for survival, I had to fight even more. I was out of energy. I felt sick. I felt sad. I felt gross — like Frankenstein’s monster wandering around the countryside avoiding angry mobs with torches and pitch forks. I cried, and cried, sniffled a little bit, and then cried some more.’

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he revealed secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Manning said that after feeling ‘devastated, humiliated, hurt, and rejected’ she finally found the strength to fight again. She says that the decision is an affront to her human rights and undermines her treatment for gender dysphoria – someone who believes they were born the wrong sex. 

In recently filed court papers, she says being forced to cut her hair to just two inches makes her feel like ‘a freak and a weirdo,’ reported Yahoo News. ‘Not because having short hair makes a person less of a woman,’ the court papers continue, ‘but because for her, it undermines specifically recommended treatment and sends the message to everyone that she is not a ‘real’ woman.’

The documents state that forcing her to keep her hair just 2 inches long was depriving her of being able to express herself in a ‘feminine manner.’ 

Manning, who is transgender, was recently spared solitary confinement when she was caught with the Vanity Fair issue with another famous transgender woman in the cover, Caitlyn Jenner.

The military had agreed to allow Manning access to hormone therapy, but had originally ruled in September that she must continue to cut her hair to ‘military standards.’

‘Even though the military agrees that allowing Chelsea to grow her hair is a critical part of her treatment plan, they continue to deny her basic human and constitutional rights,’ ACLU attorney Chase Strangio said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post.

The inmate tweeted via a third party after the original decision: ‘Military continues to make me cut my hair to male standards – I’m going to fit in court.’  In April, Strangio told Cosmopolitan magazine: ‘Her fight continues because the government is needlessly prohibiting her from growing her hair, which will continue to cause her significant anxiety.’ 

In August, Manning lost recreational rights when she was caught with Vanity Fair and an issue of Cosmopolitan that contained an interview with her. Manning told Cosmo that it is ‘painful and awkward’ to be forbidden from letting her hair grow. ‘I am torn up,’ she said. I get through each day okay, but at night, when I’m alone in my room, I finally burn out and crash.’

Manning also recently gave an interview to Paper magazine, in which she said she does not consider herself a ‘radical.’ ‘I believe that we are just at the very beginning of a new epoch,’ she told the magazine. ‘I think that with ubiquitous and total access to highly connected information technology… we are slowly beginning to blur the lines between the concepts that have seemed so separate for generations, such as the relationships between gender, sexuality, art and work.’

The soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August 2013 for leaking almost 750,000 sensitive documents related to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks. The former intelligence analyst was found guilty of 20 crimes, including six violations of the Espionage Act, but was acquitted her of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy, an offense that could have meant life in prison without parole.

US officials describe Manning’s document dump as the biggest leak of classified files in American history.  The leaked material included video of a U.S. helicopter attack that killed at least two civilians — a Reuters news photographer and his driver.

Manning will be eligible for parole after serving a third of her sentence. She is now working on an appeal which will be filed next year which will argue that she was a whistleblower who exposed U.S. government abuses. The appeal says she was never given the opportunity to present her motives during her court martial.

Days after her 2013 sentencing, Manning made the shock announcement through her attorney that she wanted to live as a woman. ‘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,’ Manning wrote in the statement entitled, ‘The Next Stage of My Life’.

‘Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.’

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Obama admin to end ban on transgenders in military

Do you still doubt that Obama is bent on destroying our military?

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In June of last year, the Obama administration sent a covert signal on transgenders in the military when, despite slashes in the Pentagon’s budget, precious resources were expended on a publicity effort to recruit transgenders, using as their spokesperson a transgendered former Navy SEAL, senior chief petty officer Christopher Beck who now calls “herself” Kristin Beck.

A year later, the administration is prepared to make a formal change to the military’s policy.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Defense Secretary Ash Carter (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lolita C. Baldor reports for the AP that on July 13, 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the Pentagon’s current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, and ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.

Carter said he is creating a working group of senior military and civilian leaders who will review the policies and…

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Vote for Your Favorite Crisis Actor in Our First Annual Psy-Op Awards!

To those who claim to be “offended”, the following is intended for satirical purposes only.

Springtime is award season time, so join us by voting in Fellowship of the Minds’s First Annual Psy-Op Awards! Celebrating the False, the Fraudulent, and the downright F***ed Up!

Best/Worst Performance by a Crisis Actor at a staged event!

The nominees are:

1) Robbie Parker at Sandy Hook
2) Cowboy Man at the Boston Marathon
3) Gene Rosen at Sandy Hook
4) Jeff Bauman at the Boston Marathon
5) Woman in red at the Boston Marathon
6) Black lady on a stretcher at the Boston Marathon

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Best/Worst Performance by a Hypocrite Celebrity!

The nominees are:

1) Liam Neeson on guns
2) Leonardo Di Caprio on global warming
3) Matt Damon on both guns and global warming
4) Gwyneth Paltrow every time she opens her mouth

Best/Worst Television Show made by Useful Idiots for Useful Idiots! (Someone has to indoctrinate the masses!)

The nominees are:

1) Modern Family
2) Two and a Half Men
3) Ellen
4) Any show with a Kardashian in it
5) Any show made by Disney

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Best/Worst Performance by a He pretending to be a She! (Though they labor long and hard to suppress it, inside every tranny lies the truth, just waiting to burst forth!)

The nominees are:

1) Bradley Manning
2) Michael Obama

Best/Worst Performance by a lesbian, Muslim-Brotherhood spy!

The nominees are:

1) Huma Abedin

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Best/Worst Performance by a celebrity appearing to be satanically possessed!

The nominees are:

1) Beyonce at the Super Bowl

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Best/Worst Creation of an entity that’s entirely fake!

The nominees are:

1) Adam Lanza
2) Beyonce’s pregnancy
3) aka Obama’s birth certificate

Is there a baby in there?

Is there a baby in there?

Best/Worst Performance by a fraud pretending to cry!

The nominees are:

1) Robbie Parker at Sandy Hook
2) Gene Rosen at Sandy Hook
3) aka Obama at the Sandy Hook press conference

Who are you trying to kid?

Who are you trying to kid?

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Best/Worst Performance by Mindless Sheeple, marching off to their own slaughter!

The nominees are:

1) The circling crowd at Sandy Hook
2) The crowds shouting, “USA! USA!” while armed troops walked the street of Boston.
3) The protesters and rioters in Ferguson, Missouri
4) The American people at every false flag event

Special Lifetime Achievement Award for a career filled with Lies, Fraud, and Deception!

The nominees are:

1) aka Obama
2) Hillary Clinton

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A convicted traitor whines: “US denies trans people’s rights”

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MSNBC: The civil rights of transgender Americans are violated in everyday interactions, Chelsea Manning argued in a new Op-Ed. 

Manning — the U.S. soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning who was convicted of espionage for leaking huge swaths of government documents to Wikileaks — wrote in an Op-Ed published in The Guardian on Monday that even ID and military service requirements present unfair obstacles to transgender Americans.

“We should all have the absolute and inalienable right to define ourselves,” Manning wrote in the article. “We should all be able to live as human beings — and to be recognized as such by the societies we live in. We shouldn’t have to keep defending our right to exist.”

Manning is currently serving out a 35-year prison sentence for perpetrating the largest government leak in U.S. history. The day after being sentenced, she came out as transgender through her lawyer. In September, Manning announced she would sue to have a gender reassignment surgery and, while in prison, she has regularly expressed her views — arguing for more wartime transparency and against the Syrian airstrikes — in the opinion pages of The New York Times and The Guardian.

“The fight for justice for the transgender community is largely invisible to our fellow citizens, despite the rampant systematic discrimination of trans people,” she writes, explaining that focusing on the legal and medical details of trans people creates obstacles, like setting them up for housing discrimination or forcing them to live “in secret” if they wish to join the military like Manning did.

For many in the trans community, just applying for basic identification documents is a hostile experience. You’re told you don’t belong because you don’t fit into one of the tiny boxes offered by the system,” she said, arguing that normative government forms exclude trans people and encourage discrimination. “Despite bureaucratic assumptions, we exist,” she said.

Manning describes her lengthy, costly effort to change her name and that despite “making it clear that I identify as female, and having two military psychiatrists recommend support for my transition, legally changing my name has no effect on the ‘legal’ gender status that the government imposes on me.”

Those legal structures favor the “high income, straight, white, cisgender people,” she argues, using a term that refers to those who feel their gender identity matches with their at-birth biological sex. “How can trans people change a system to which we don’t even have access? A doctor, a judge or a piece of paper shouldn’t have the power to tell someone who he or she is.”

Excuse me if I have no sympathy for this miserable traitor (and I’m being kind).

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