Bad PDF Converter: ABBYY 14

Anyone thrilled with ABBYY 12 for converting pdf documents to Word processor format may wonder why Amazon does not sell version 14. Version 12 is all sold out, and you have to go to the company website to even order 14. For specific information be prepared to paw through some inelegantly translated descriptions.  It turns out that ABBYY 14 is to ABBYY 12 as Windows Vista is to Windows 2000. See for yourself.

Here is how a chunk of Brazilian legalese converted with ABBYY 12 loads into memoQ (a standard translation-assistant tool):

Here is how that same section imports after conversion with ABBYY 14:

The reason I converted again with ver. 12 was that it would take ten times longer to unmangle the ver. 14 output document and make it translatable. The mess of formatting codes you see was left over after I polished up the fonts for consistency, leaving no font stretching, shrinkage or mixing of sorts. ABBYY 14 produces conversions that are absolutely useless for translation and nearly impossible to clean up using the current version of Winword. Small wonder nobody but ABBYY wants to sell it! But there is hope.

While I was struggling to find a way to buy the program (after exhausting all possibilities of purchasing another ABBYY 12) I asked about the possibility of converting without MS Office installed. Nobody at ABBYY had a clue whether their new product would work with Apache Open Office. Omega-T, a free, open-source translation tool, works fine with Microsoft’s competitors. As soon as I installed ABBYY 14 on a clean machine, I tested it with Apache Open Office and no MS Office installed. The conversion worked! The resulting word processor file looked presentable, needing only the usual touch-ups

Once I get caught up I’ll reopen the ABBYY 14 file and save it using the Apache open source program to see if it makes any improvement. Some pdf converters litter the output with “text boxes” that move unpredictably and mess up translations. Opening and saving the resulting Word file with Microsoft’s simple Wordpad gets rid of those, and the resulting file is often salvageable for translation with professional warez. Stay tuned. In the meantime, Caveat Emptor! One sweet solution could be for ABBYY to rename ver. 12 as ver. 14 and forget all about the hideous v.14 miscarriage–kind of the way Microsoft did after releasing Windows Vista.

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Patriot Act, 1913

First the Balkans, now U.S.-occupied Afghanistan!

See the original article…

Remember Serbia? It was Servia back when communist youths shot European politicians practically every month before World War One. But war in the Balkans did not begin in 1914. Only when China overthrew its imperial government in 1911 and halted British and German dumping of narcotics did the price glut destabilize prices, then politics, in that opium-farming region. That particular outbreak of European opium wars began in 1911. Newspapers at the time juxtaposed related articles and let readers draw their own correlations and conclusions.

Prohibition linked to War

Decriminalization instead of legalization circumvents government dependence on addictive dope

Here is a sample of an Enabling Act or Patriot Act enacted by the Serbian government. This was over a year before another communist youth shot yet another feather-bedecked Germanic militarist as ratifying signatures slowly accumulated on the Hague anti-opium convention.

Article 1. The police authorities are authorized, in case of a deficiency in the regular organization for securing the liberty and security of persons and property, to ask military commander for the troops necessary for the maintenance of order and tranquillity. The military commander is bound to comply immediately with these demands, and the police is bound to inform the Minister of the Interior of them.

Article 2. Any attempt at rebellion against the public powers is punishable by five years’ penal servitude.

The decision of the police authorities, published in the respective communes, is proof of the commission of crime.

If the rebel refuses to give himself up as prisoner within ten days from such publication, he may be put to death by any public or military officer.

Article 3. Any person accused of rebellion in terms of the police decision and who commits any crime shall be punished with death.
If the accused person himself gives himself up as a prisoner into the hands of authorities, the death penalty shall be commuted to penal servitude for ten or years, always provided that the commutation is approved by the tribunal.

Article 4. Where several cases of rebellion occur in a commune and the rebels do not return to their homes within ten days from the police notice, the authorities have the right of deporting their families whithersoever they may find convenient.
Likewise the inhabitants of the houses in which armed persons or criminals in general are found concealed, shall be deported.
The heads of the police shall transmit to the Prefecture a report on the deportation procedure, which is to be put in force immediately.
The Minister of the Interior shall, if he think desirable, rescind deportation measures.

Article 5. Any person deported by an order of the Prefecture who shall return to original domicile without the authorization of the Minister of the Interior shall be punished by three years’ imprisonment.

Article 6. If in any commune or any canton the maintenance of security demands the sending of troops, the maintenance of the latter shall be charged to the commune or the canton. In such a case the Prefect is to be notified.
If order is restored after a brief interval and the culprits taken, the Minister of the Interior may refund such expenses to the canton or the commune.
The Minister may act in this way as often as he may think desirable.

Article 7. Any person found carrying arms who has not in his possession a from the police or from the Prefect, or who shall hide arms in his house or elsewhere shall be condemned to a penalty varying from three months’ imprisonment to five years’ penal servitude.
Anyone selling arms or ammunition without a police permit shall be liable to the same penalty.

… and so on for another two pages. The lesson here is that economic dislocation–such as resulted from the George Bush Jr. asset-forfeiture crash or the religious terrorism the Bush Dynasty invited by the entangling shelling and bombing former Ottoman territory–results in even grosser initiation of force in a mystically mixed economy.

The initiation of harmful and deadly force sets in motion a feedback loop with forced oscillations. Voting Libertarian is the only effective way to counter these buildups, as the Kleptocracy parties are well aware. Why? Because LP.org candidates and partisans oppose the initiation of force for political or social reasons. No initiation of force means there is no pretext for violent retaliation.

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What is liberalism?

Nigel Ashford would have us believe he has literally asked individual registered voters what they understand by liberalism. He did append the modifier which–if applied to music–might have elicited The Beatles and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir as answers from kleptocracy voters asked to explain classical music. But don’t believe me. Check out the original literary fantasy.

Ashford’s whole-cloth analysis reveals only that he has not put the question to a single registered American Republican or Democrat. The word “liberal” underwent classical transubstantiation in the eyes of religious republicans in November of 1932. A month earlier the republican pronunciation of the term had denoted beer-swilling low-tariff perverts disrespectful of the Revealed Word.

Faith and Force

Weaponized fanaticism

That Revealed Word was transcribed as Settled Science into the Prohibition Amendment and the Comstock Laws prohibiting so much as mentioning birth control or French postcards in a letter to a friend or relative. The penalty was a decade on a chain gang and a fine worth enough gold to crush your toes were you to drop it on your foot. Republicans refer to this as “ordered liberty.”

Shooting voters failed

How the Liberal repeal plank came to defeat Republicans in 5 consecutive elections

To Democratic voters organized by Pauline Sabin and the Women’s Organization for the Repeal of Prohibition, “Liberal Party” meant the political organization assembled by educated men in 1930 to bleed off enough spoiler votes to defeat the Democratic Party unless it adopted the Liberal Party plank on alcohol prohibition. This the Liberal Party made clear:

they will make no effort toward the repeal of all this legislation until we can show them that their political extinction is going to be the penalty of their cowardice.

Throughout this showdown, communist, socialist, farmer-labor, socialist labor–indeed, ALL parasitical looter parties waffled like so many fleas and roundworms pondering which of two elderly dogs might make a less sickly host. Rebuffed, deported and jailed by Christian republicans at every turn, carriers of communist ideology had a lot invested in People’s Party Democrats since 1892. But looters can’t be choosers, so Altrurian idealists wavered, said not a word on the subject, then proceeded to infiltrate the Democratic Party as soon as FDR was elected.

This they accomplished this by calling themselves liberals.


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Banana Republic of Texas

Future Texas Ballot?

“Which button tells them to go to hell?” “Dunno, but if you press that green one, the voter goes to hell.” (No Libertarian Party is allowed in Brazil, Bolivia or Venezuela. NOTA beats the 32 subsidized parties in Brazil’s big cities.)

Texas was part of Mexico until just before the Opium Wars. Given today’s Landover Baptist Republicans and People’s Party Democrats, it might as well rejoin the Latin American Papal States. Come to think of it, that might not be so bad.

Old hippies’ pension checks stretch farther in Mexico, where small amounts of enjoyable plant leaf products are no longer framed up as some sort of victimless crime. And if the Libertarian Party is kept off the ballot, ku-klux Dixiecrats and Nixon Moral Pejoratives will again be empowered to dictate how Texas females must labor against race suicide.

In point of fact, It was Nixon’s Anti-Libertarian Law that opened the floodgates to voter suppression. That 1971 enactment shakes down workers to fund the soft machines used by political parasites to facilitate further extortions. Then, embarrassed at having gone for Johnson instead of following the anti-choice Dixiecrat stampede for George Wallace, Texas repented. By the time Arthur Bremer closed off that pathway to Positive Christianity in power, Nixon’s party had incorporated much of the Dixiecrat platform and Texas voted Republican.

Now, guess which State recently arrested and is trying to send a young black lady to the penitentiary for five years for voting while on probation? Guess which State sentenced a schoolteacher of latina extraction to eight years in the slammer (with deportation to follow) for daring to imagine a green card meant she could cast a ballot? Finally, guess which State has Republican politicians pressing to force the LP off of the ballot?

Reverting to Mexican statehood would appear to offer no net loss of individual rights. You can take Texas out of the juntas, but you can’t take the caudillos out of Texas!

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Hatred, Aggression, War

DON'T MENTION OPIUM

Read the original news stories…

Any perusal of Republican media (Fox News, Pamela Geller…) quickly turns up instances of Saracen berserkers raping, torturing and beheading legally disarmed Christians, never the reverse. The overall impression transmitted is that no True Christian™ ever raised a hand in anger, but rather in sorrow, for purposes of turn-the-other-cheek crucifixion. Is there another, economic, side to this story?

Wearily familiar are the tough love christianization of poor uncovered wretches from Africa and the deliberate extermination of autochthonous Americans before and after the Second Nullification Crisis–the one government historians refer to as the “Civil” War. Yet when was the last time you saw reports from the Balkan Wars? These were genocidal wars that broke out in the opium-producing Balkan States between Italy and Turkey, extending northward from Greece to what was the Austrian Empire back when the Balkans were called the Ottoman Empire.

Never mention the opium!

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These conflicts began during the collapse of narcotic prices after the 1911 revolution in China, after which the Celestials firmly halted the dumping of opiates on their shores. The Balkan wars segued seamlessly into WW1, in which all original belligerents were major participants in the production and marketing of morphine. All parties were enamored of and committed to the initiation of force to achieve their ends.

Only in the late ’80s and 1990s, when Mercantile America and Soviet Russia were exploiting black markets in drugs to finance the Cold War, did the Balkans, once happily forgotten, again obtrude to where they could no longer be ignored. Yet the atrocity reports from both eras are nearly indistinguishable. Indeed, the book in reference is a 1993 annotated reprint!

After China reinstated specific drug prohibitions, Balkan wars surged as a raging turmoil of christians exterminating and “converting” mohammedans and vice-versa. The violence ramped up into what government historians call World War 1. A truce was made by the Versailles Treaty whereby defeated morphine exporters paid tribute–explicitly including “chemical drugs” and cash–to victorious morphine exporters. The 1990s version were a replay nearly identical in all aspects, including the skillful elision of all mention of poppies, opium and morphine. Religious fanaticism, on the other hand, appears on practically every page, though lately euphemized into “ethnic cleansing.”

The 1912-1914 outbreaks were reviewed in 1993 by The Carnegie Endowment–from the folks who in 1930 assembled The Liberal Party that drafted the platform plank calling for repeal of the Prohibition Amendment so intimately bound up with the Crash and Great Depression.  The foreword was by George Kennan, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Moscow who in 1946 sent “The Long Telegram” explaining Soviet politics to U.S. diplomats. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of Intercourse and Education Report of the International Commission to Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars is, of course, a cover-up. The word “opium” is even excised from medical lists in the appendices. Yet this is also true of WW1 and WW2 documendacities. Treaties of armistice and surrender and the League of nations Charter could perforce not avoid mentioning this largest causal component of a great many wars, so they are themselves studiously ignored and hardly ever quoted at all except in laundered form.

Hide the opium!

Read this original newspaper…

Serbian movies feature heroin the way American movies depict marijuana as a component of everyday life. The Peking Daily News recorded in flawless English the progressing escalation of conflicts in Europe. The Balkan wars intensified as British politicians realized no amount of whining would soften Chinese determination. Yesterday’s news has been rectified and elided from the record with Orwellian precision, but can still be exhumed from research libraries and newspaper morgues.  Bank statements, not battles, are where one looks to find the roots of war.

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What is Fascism?

Fascism is religious socialism

Christian socialism similar in Italy and Germany. Compare their documents…

Canadians do not censor the papers to suit republicans, and they know the dictionary meaning of liberal. This newspaper story is a relevant visual aid I found on Google News. It says:

Mussolini Introduces Bill For Intensive Teaching of Religion to Youth of Italy–ROME, April 30–Intensive teaching of religion in Italian schools is contemplated in a new bill presented to the Fascist parliament by Mussolini, as a consequence of the treaty recently concluded with the Vatican.
Young Italy in the future, in the words of Education Minister Signor Belluzzo, “will be permeated, or rather, fortified, by the lofty spiritual contents of the Roman Catholic Religion and its sacred character of a cult with the tradition of two thousand years.”
This makes it clear that the extension of religious instruction in state schools, particularly desired by the Vatican, will be carried out to the letter and the government has already circularized teachers asking them to do all in their power to form a new generation in Italy that will be “Christian in thought, sentiment and action.”
Teachers are ordered to collaborate with the clergy to this end.

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A public service transcription for a better understanding of political terminology.

Renazification of Texas

Demokratie im Amerika

Texas Denazification poster extolling democracy to educate POWs during WW2

Texas was where many National Socialist and Japanese collectivist prisoners were penned up for reeducation in the virtues of democracy at Huntsville and Crystal City. Democracy in Germany ended 4 years and 19 days after Republican candidate Herbert Clark Hoover was sworn in to enforce the new Five and Ten law making beer a shoot-first felony. Hoover sought to stop Germany from exploiting American Prohibition by dumping heroin Stateside at inflated prices, while at the same time strengthening the very prohibitionism that exacerbated the demand for narcotics. Today’s Republicans continue to fill prisons using victimless “crime” laws against plant leaves as a pretext for asset-forfeiture looting. These violent laws the Libertarian Party seeks to repeal.

The Manly Sullivan decision, in which our Suprema Corte empowered the dry autocracy to use Prohibition and tax laws for asset forfeiture, coincided with the crash and decline of Germany’s stock market. National Socialist candidates immediately began getting more votes as the German economy contracted in a spasm that 16th day of May, 1927. As nazi vote share rapidly increased, Republican Herbert Hoover’s 1931 standstill Moratorium assisted German rearmament by freezing all repayments of war loans and reparations. The U.S. economy continued its collapse until, by March 3, 1933, every bank in the nation had closed its doors prior to FDR’s order that they shut down. Twenty days later Hitler’s nationalsocialists began shutting down all opposition parties just as today’s Republicans are trying to shut down the Libertarian Party in Texas by barring us from ballot access.

The Republic of Texas welcomed German immigrants in 1840. Economic collapse in countries dependent on dumping opiates in China began when the Chinese deported British dope traders at Canton. The U.S. economy slumped along with Big Pharma countries as British capital was withdrawn to build up the Royal Navy for the Opium Wars of 1840 and 1857. Impoverished Germans poured into Texas and built the Germanic towns of New Braunfels, Brandenburg and many others as the Adelsverein assisted their migration. By 1930 Germans amounted to 36% of the Texas population. During WW2 another 380,000 were brought in as POWs before defeat, Nuremberg war crimes trials, hangings, prison terms and denazification.

A is A

German voters were offered two kinds of looters, then… one.

So today the Republican party, closely patterned after the National Socialist platform of 1920, has realized that despite federal election campaign subsidies obtained through Nixon’s Anti-Libertarian Law, its more obnoxious candidates are being pole-axed by Libertarian spoiler votes. Libertarians are against the resort to violence and coercion. American voters gave the LP swing-vote control over 13 of the 15 states with the most independent voters. We earned more votes than the difference between the Trump and Hillary campaigns. Texas legislators now propose the same sort of Socialist v. Nationalsocialist “elections” that brought young Germans to Texas in chains in 1943.

Rather than allow voters the redress they seek at the ballot box, the Gee-Oh-Pee panders to prohibitionist, race-suicide Dixiecrats whose spoiler votes it coveted in 1968. I appeal to Texans of German, Jewish, Mexican, Caribbean and Brazilian descent to contact the State Legislature in defense of democracy before Positive Christianity fanatics again establish a One-Party Dictatorship.

Here’s who you need to contact: 

Rep. Joe Moody – 512-463-0728

Rep. Joe Deshotel – 512-463-0662

Rep. John Frullo – 512-463-0676

Rep. Craig Goldman – 512-463-0608

Rep. Oscar Longoria – 512-463-0645

Rep. Will Metcalf – 512-463-0726

Rep. Tom Oliverson – 512-463-0661

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez – 512-463-0674

Rep. Toni Rose – 512-463-0664

Rep. John Wray – 512-463-0516

The LP hates one bill and likes another. I can find neither and I’ve been doing this for decades. But here are some more politicians you might want to call on to let voters choose:

Rep. Stephanie Klick – 512-463-0599

Rep. Philip Cortez – 512-463-0269

Rep. John H. Bucy, III – 512-463-0696

Rep. Dustin Burrows – 512-463-0542

Rep. Briscoe Cain (Sponsor of the GOOD bill. Tell him “thanks!”) – 512-463-0733

Rep. Art Fierro – 512-463-0596

Rep. Celia Israel – 512-463-0821

Rep. Mayes Middleton (Sponsor of the BAD bill.) – 512-463-0502

Rep. Valoree Swanson – 512-463-0572

I personally like to egg the looters on in hopes the people will string them up once they realize they’ve been had. But cooler heads assure me that, like Maduro of Venezuela, Texas politicians simply feign incomprehension and act like their feelings are hurt. So I have no advice to give. No machine politician has ever seen reason until after being whopped upside with enough spoiler votes to turn or nearly turn the election.

 


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