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  •  You don't have to delve into the trans (4+ / 0-)
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    aspect to get sick about the Marine Corps inability to be sane.

    American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

    by glitterscale on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:31:24 PM PST

    •  Perhaps not (12+ / 0-)

      But this is an important part of the B. Manning situation that is very much under reported.  In the chats between Manning and Lamo Manning had mentioned how being famous for this and being referred to constantly as a man would be horrible and almost too much to bear, and now that's exactly what we see happening, even by supporters.

      The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:36:48 PM PST

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    •  Um, YES WE DO! (2+ / 0-)
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      Her treatment IS legally defined as torture, with this revelation, that I, as a transgendered woman NEVER EVEN KNEW ABOUT, changes these torturous acts to the level of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

      Article 1 of the Convention defines torture as:

          Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.

          — Convention Against Torture, Article 1.1

      Crimes Against Humanity:
      The Rome Statute Explanatory Memorandum states that crimes against humanity:

      are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings.

      They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority.

      However, murder, extermination, torture, rape, political, racial, or religious persecution and other inhumane acts reach the threshold of crimes against humanity only if they are part of a widespread or systematic practice. Isolated inhumane acts of this nature may constitute grave infringements of human rights, or depending on the circumstances, war crimes, but may fall short of meriting the stigma attaching to the category of crimes under discussion.

      On the other hand, an individual may be guilty of crimes against humanity even if he perpetrates one or two of the offences mentioned above, or engages in one such offense against only a few civilians, provided those offenses are part of a consistent pattern of misbehavior by a number of persons linked to that offender (for example, because they engage in armed action on the same side or because they are parties to a common plan or for any similar reason.)

      Consequently when one or more individuals are not accused of planning or carrying out a policy of inhumanity, but simply of perpetrating specific atrocities or vicious acts, in order to determine whether the necessary threshold is met one should use the following test: one ought to look at these atrocities or acts in their context and verify whether they may be regarded as part of an overall policy or a consistent pattern of an inhumanity, or whether they instead constitute isolated or sporadic acts of cruelty and wickedness.[1]

      Does anyone really need a history lesson? DADT, the killing of LGBT service members, the "military discipline", the unlawful discharges???

      NO ONE can tell me that the policy and culture promoted by "Officials" both high & low in the Military Chain of Command isn't still ongoing!!!!!!!!!!!

      Life For Some Gay Military Men Has Become Even Scarier After DADT’s Repeal

      What’s worse is that Jones’ story may be more common than even LGBT military organizations would like to admit.
      I think I need to have a fucking drink now!  Dammit and I've been fucking sober for 20+ yrs!!!!!!

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:40:39 PM PST

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