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needs to be put up in every school
Chelsea Manning’s Request For Clemency Denied
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning will not receive clemency from the United States military, the US Army said on Monday afternoon.
A news release circulated by the US Army Military District of Washington early Monday confirmed that the Pentagon official who could have agreed to reduce or eliminate the sentence imposed last year on the former intelligence analyst declined to do so. The case will next automatically be sent to the Army Court of Criminals Appeals.
According to the press release, the convening authority, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, approved the findings and sentence adjudged at last summer’s court-martial, in turn rejecting requests for Manning to receive clemency.
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"I don’t really like people, but it’s difficult to get comfortable with loneliness. I mean, I’ve tried to have friends, but it never works out. And I’m tired of going out alone. I’m ok staying in at my place. It smells good when I burn incense and I have a lot of records and I can just play video games.”
The bus she was waiting for arrived. “Do you need to go?”
"It’s ok. Another one will come in ten minutes… But then, you know, sometimes I just want a partner— a relationship. It would be nice to share this part of my life with someone. I’ve been single for years, and you know, there are people I could call if I wanted to. But people always end up saying things that rub me the wrong way, or if I open up to them, suddenly they want me to be their best friend, and I don’t want people to have expectations of me. I don’t want to waste anyone else’s time if I’m not interested in being close to them."
Another bus came and went while she told me about the loneliness, wiping tears from her eyes. Then another. “I’m sorry, I’ve talked too long.”
"It’s really ok. Sometimes we just need to connect."
"Yeah, I forget that sometimes."
peeing in the ocean is the best feeling its like im sharing a piece of myself with the world i hope my pee made it to australia i love australia
this is why I never go in the ocean everyone and their mother pees in there
clouds look so friendly i wish i was a cloud
this cloud doesnt look very friendly to me
things fake dude gamers say
- we need to go back to the roots of gaming and stop trying to make games for everyone
- there are no queer video game characters
- representation in video games doesn’t matter because everyone who plays them are all just like me
- my video games are art but i don’t want them to be critiqued as if they’re a piece of art because it’s also just a game