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orangecrush

(19,711 posts)
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:26 PM Jun 2017

Reality Winner, Air Force vet who studied yoga in Baltimore, thrust to center of Russian hacking co

Ellicott City yoga instructor Keith Golden thinks of Reality Leigh Winner as a dedicated student who works hard and a compassionate person who cares deeply for animals and people.

On Tuesday, Golden opened a text from a friend telling him to look up Winner online. He learned that his 25-year-old former student had been charged with giving reporters a top-secret National Security Agency file about Russian attempts to interfere in last year's election.


Winner, an NSA contractor and Air Force veteran who was stationed recently in Maryland, is the third community professional in their 20s with ties to Maryland accused in recent years of leaking classified documents to the media.

The case, like those of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning before it, could offer a glimpse at what some analysts say is an emerging problem for the intelligence community: young workers who are granted security clearances, discover classified information they find objectionable, and take their concerns to the public.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-md-reality-winner-leak-20170606-story.html








Only four month in and I am so sick of this shit already...





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Reality Winner, Air Force vet who studied yoga in Baltimore, thrust to center of Russian hacking co (Original Post) orangecrush Jun 2017 OP
An NSA contractor? What does the FBI have against hiring fellow federal employees? rocktivity Jun 2017 #1
The news reports state that she is a master linguist in a variety of obscure languages. John1956PA Jun 2017 #3
Fine. But shouldn't ANYONE who works with the FBI rocktivity Jun 2017 #4
There aren't enough people orangecrush Jun 2017 #10
Am I the only one digging the fact "Reality Winner"... bagelsforbreakfast Jun 2017 #2
Yeah, how do you get a name like that? customerserviceguy Jun 2017 #5
I think orangecrush Jun 2017 #7
We are on orangecrush Jun 2017 #6
Would love to see her run for anything against GOP! n/m bagelsforbreakfast Jun 2017 #8
They are going to crucify her orangecrush Jun 2017 #9
She's right - he is an ORANGE FASCIST! n/m bagelsforbreakfast Jun 2017 #11
Snowden, Manning and Reality are all... bagelsforbreakfast Jun 2017 #12
Unlike Snowden orangecrush Jun 2017 #13

rocktivity

(44,590 posts)
1. An NSA contractor? What does the FBI have against hiring fellow federal employees?
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:33 PM
Jun 2017

And was she named after a race horse?


rocktivity

John1956PA

(2,687 posts)
3. The news reports state that she is a master linguist in a variety of obscure languages.
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:51 PM
Jun 2017

She apparently possesses that rare gift of learning, absorbing, and fluently communicating in multiple languages, some of which are obscure and possibly used by actors with evil intentions.

orangecrush

(19,711 posts)
10. There aren't enough people
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 10:39 PM
Jun 2017

In the federal gvt. to do all the work that has to be done.

I worked as a contractor for the USAF and Army Signal Corps.

She had a much higher clearance than I had.

 

bagelsforbreakfast

(1,427 posts)
2. Am I the only one digging the fact "Reality Winner"...
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:45 PM
Jun 2017

might turn out to be the biggest thorn in REALITY LOSER's side?

customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
5. Yeah, how do you get a name like that?
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:03 PM
Jun 2017

I mean, sure, the surname I guess you have to inherit, but if your parents already know that they've got a "snap my ass with a towel in P.E." last name, why give your child a first name that practically guarantees abuse??

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