In America at present, 69% of everyone over the age of 20 is overweight to some degree. Worse than that, over half of this number are clinically obese. In fact, there are more clinically obese and overweight people in the United States, than there are people in Mexico and Canada. This being the case, books and diet regimens regularly hit the headlines, which attempt to explain the reason behind America's ever increasing girth. Ones which in recent years have bent over backwards to try and inform us that our weight is all wheat's fault. The problem however, isn't America's consumption of breads and cereals. Neither in fact, is America's couch potato culture entirely to blame for the ever broadening of two hundred and fifteen million of our respective waist lines. In fact, all blaming wheat for America's health and diet woes does, is blinker us from what is really wrong with many of our diets and lifestyles. 'It's Not The Freaking Wheat America!' will therefore attempt to clarify why we have really got as big and unhealthy as we have recently, and what you can do to fix this. That said I'm no nutritionist or dietary expert. I have however, been on something of a personal dietary adventure over the past six years, and in the first three of those years I learnt enough to loose the extra hundred pounds I'd been collecting since I left college. Real weight loss however, isn't possible in just one weekend, therefore please don't purchase this book if you're looking for a quick way to reel in your waistline. Rather, real sustainable weight loss only starts to happen, when we start to educate ourselves in regard to what is really in a lot of the food that we eat every day.
The United States Vs. Private Chelsea Manning: A Graphic Account from Inside the Courtroom
Drawing and writing in real time from inside the courtroom, artist and WikiLeaks activist Clark Stoeckley here captures first-hand the extraordinary drama of The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning, one of the most important and secretive trials in American history.
In the course of the trial, Private Manning insists that her release of the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs to WikiLeaks was an act of conscience, justified by the urgent need to reveal to the world the atrocities committed by the US military in the ostensible cause of freedom. At the prosecution table, military lawyers for the American government seek to set an example and discourage future whistleblowers by locking away Manning for decades, possibly the rest of her life.
Stoeckley's vivid sketches from inside the court and beyond, together with carefully selected transcripts of the proceedings, trace the arguments as they move back and forth between the defence and the prosecution. His rendering of the trial provides both a vital record and a uniquely compelling read.
The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower
Bradley Manning was arrested, imprisoned in solitary confinement for nine months, and court-martialed for leaking nearly half a million classified government documents, including the infamous “Collateral Murder” gunsight video. He was an intelligence analyst in the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, is twenty-four, and comes from Crescent, Oklahoma.But who is Private First Class Bradley Manning? Why did he commit the largest security breach in American history—and why was it so easy? In this book, the astonishing leaks attributed to Bradley Manning are viewed from many angles, from Tunisia to Guantánamo Bay, from Foggy Bottom to Baghdad to small-town Oklahoma. Around the world, the eloquent act of one young man obliges citizens to ask themselves if they have the right to know what their government is doing.
Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History
Bradley Manning perpetrated the biggest breach of military security in American history. This intelligence analyst leaked an astounding amount of classified information to WikiLeaks: classified combat videos and hundreds of thousands of documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and from embassies around the globe. Almost all of WikiLeaks's headline-making releases of information have come from one source only: Bradley Manning. The leaks affected governments the world over--the Arab uprisings were spurred, in part, by Manning's revelations. They propelled WikiLeaks to a level of international prominence it never had before. The world would never be the same. Bradley Manning’s story is one of global significance, and yet he remains an enigma. Now, for the first time, the full truth will be told about a man who, at the age of only twenty-two, changed the world. Nicks's book paints a nuanced portrait of a man haunted by demons and driven by hope, impulsive and cocky yet idealistic enough to follow his conscience. Relying on numerous conversations with those who know Manning best, Nicks gives the full story of a bright, gay kid from middle America who signs on to serve his country and finds himself serving a cause he finds far more sinister, and why he betrayed his oath and fellow troops--and his own future--in order to fulfill what he saw as a higher purpose. Denver Nicks has written for The Daily Beast, The Nation, AlterNet, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
CHELSEA MANNING: The Scandalous True Story of an All-American Whistleblower
CHELSEA MANNING - The Scandalous True Story of an All-American Whistleblower The information came as a slow trickle. The whistleblower website WikiLeaks was just four years old, and the media didn’t necessarily pay much attention to it. But then it came, the publication of a diplomatic cable on February 18, 2010. It was from the US embassy in Iceland’s capitol city, Reykjavik, and detailed information about the country’s financial crisis. Two months later, a Wired report from April 5, 2010, screams with the headline, “Whistleblower Report: Leaked Video Shows U.S. ‘Cover up,’” and said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called the course of the footage “courageous.” The Army’s Criminal Investigative Division arrested the “courageous source” on May 26, 2010, and she was moved from Iraq to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait where she was held until July 6 without being charged. When the charges finally came, they were for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice because she had transferred classified information to a personal computer and added unauthorized software to a classified computer. All of the actions violated federal laws about the handling of classified information. Who had access to that volume of information? Why did they do it? Where was the leak coming from? This is the scandalous true story of Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, one of the most prolific whistleblowers in history.
Unauthorized Disclosure: Can Behavioral Indicators Help Predict Who Will Commit Disclosure of Classified National Security Information? Ames, Hansson, Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, Edward Snowden
Federal government security-cleared personnel have been disclosing federal government classified national security information, whether to a foreign government or the United States media, at an increasing rate since the 1980s. Can common personal or psychological characteristics or motivations be identified from historical cases that could indicate the likelihood of a current or potential federal employee to disclose national security information without authorization? Reasons for unauthorized disclosure range from financial, to "whistle-blowing," to a desire to change international policy, to sympathy and strong ties with a foreign government. The focus of this research is on the behavioral characteristics that are similar or different between known, studied historical cases of personnel associated with the federal government who have disclosed classified information without authorization. Upon review of existing data, the prevalent behavioral characteristic of the cases is one of a disgruntled employee (ideology/ disillusionment/loyalty). A disgruntled employee becomes the largest concern as an insider threat, one who is willing to compromise his or her feelings of loyalty to the organization and the nation for a myriad of reasons. Why do people disclose information with which they have been entrusted? Reasons for unauthorized disclosure range from financial, to "whistle-blowing," to a desire to change international policy, to sympathy and strong ties with a foreign government. The focus of this research is on the behavioral characteristics that are similar or different between known, studied historical cases of personnel associated with the federal government who have disclosed classified information without authorization. Cases studied include Aldrich Ames, Ana Belen Montes, Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, Brian Regan, Bryan Underwood, Greg William Bergersen, Hassan Abu-Jihaad (Paul R. Hall), Robert Hanssen, John Walker, Jonathon Pollard and Edward Snowden. Selection is based on unauthorized disclosure since the 1980s, including 1985—referred to as the "year of the spy." Upon review of existing data, the prevalent behavioral characteristic of the cases (10 out of 11 cases) is one of a disgruntled employee (ideology/disillusionment/loyalty). A disgruntled employee becomes the largest concern of insider threat, one who is willing to compromise his or her feelings of loyalty to the organization and the nation for a myriad of reasons. While personal security background investigations review information from the present to up to 10 years prior: Studies of espionage based on personal interviews with offenders suggest a pattern in which personal disruptions or crises precede, or "trigger," an individual's decision to commit espionage. Crises could be positive or negative, and include divorce, death, starting a new relationship, or exhibiting radically changed behavior. Chapter II provides the literature review conducted for this research. Chapter III provides the history of information classification policy. Chapter IV provides the background of unauthorized disclosure and the "insider threat." Chapter V provides the security clearance process including the 13 adjudicative guidelines. Chapter VI discusses the role of technology in the security clearance process today. Chapter VII provides the biographical sketches of known cases reviewed. Chapter VIII provides a discussion of the gathered data and analysis of the most and least common identifiable personality characteristics of known offenders. Chapter IX provides recommendations, including limitations to eliminating unauthorized disclosure, implementation issues, and opportunity for future research.
Since 2011, Lance Wakeling has been making videos that measure the movement of bodies against the speed of information. The first entry in his trilogy was A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable (2011), where he went to the points where the eponymous cable surfaced in Fire Island, New York; the southwest tip of England; the coast of the Netherlands; and a German island off the Danish border. The video is a narrative log of people and places encountered in the course of research, interspersed with facts about transatlantic commu- nications. Attention oscillates between the inhuman scale of global communications and the trivial details of Wakeling’s passage as an individual trying to comprehend it, approximating the underground, off-limits flow of information on foot and by train. He followed A Tour with Views of a Former Verizon Building (2012), about a data center in Manhattan’s Financial District, where checkpoints and facial-recognition security cameras have been introduced as protective measures in the wake of Occupy. City Hall is nearby, and the perspectives that Wakeling assembles while ambling among tourists and office workers highlight the proximity of data, finance, and the state apparatus.Late in 2012 Wakeling announced that his trilogy’s final entry would be Field Visits for Chelsea Manning. Like A Tour, Field Visits would begin with extensive travel for research, this time determined by the sites where Manning was detained—Camp Arifjan in Kuwait; the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Fort Meade, Maryland—after releasing U.S. diplomatic cables, videos of air strikes and other classified infor- mation to Wikileaks. Field Visits, like its predecessors, addresses the vulnerability and weakness of the body in relation to the systems governing the movement of information, partly through the failure to access high-security locations. But the issues take on a greater intensity in relation to the story of a former soldier who was imprisoned and tortured. Manning’s story has an urgent presence in Wakeling’s video, but most of his footage features slices of Americana: Civil War reenactments in Virginia, a barbershop quartet singing in Kansas, retired pilots watching planes take off and land in Maryland. He fixed the camera’s gaze on forms of recreation and play that cling to frameworks of technological and governmental power structures.I was starting to organize the Klaus_eBooks series around the same time Wakeling was beginning work on Field Visits. Knowing his previous work, and his interest in digital publishing (he circulated a PDF journal called Private Circulation from 2008 to 2010), I invited him to take part. The themes of Field Visits, like the other ones in the trilogy, resonated with those I’d assembled for Klaus_eBooks: the fluidity and smallness of information, in contrast to the rigidity and power of the structures that subjugate it as it moves, as not only the condition of the ebook as afile format and a product but also a site for the reader’s identification with it—an analogue to the construction of contemporary personhood by social media’s terms of service.
Dethas is a young orphaned woman living in Engla' after the separation of the worlds. When she is captured by Irish pirates and meets the green-eyed stranger, Amien, she becomes obsessed with figuring out who he is and why he seems so mysteriously attracted to her. Dethas and Amien's otherworldly companions follow Amien into Londinium to complete a dangerous and impossible task. And when Dethas is forced to flee Engla' into Hibernia, she finally finds answers about her past and becomes entangled in something much deeper than the apparent politics in the capital."The story I remembered about my mother was always short and full of holes. She never had a wedding gown, but she was beautiful. Her eyes were like pieces of the sea, if the sea could become a rock and turn into stones. She could make a thief or a traitor confess what he had done and throw himself off a cliff, into those sea-eyes. Her lips were like flowers and like blood, virginal and terrible. She wore white, even when she traveled across the country on foot to find her people, even in the dark woods where she stood out like a skull shining in the moon. Her dress, like her, never seemed to wear from the traveling, as if she walked just barely above the loam, a small moth with feathery feet."
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