Beginners Takeover Amendment–ATA bylaws–FAILED!

“One of the many fine things that one has to admit is the way that the Army has carried the American democratic ideal to its logical conclusion–in the sense that not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on the grounds of ability.”Tom Lehrer

The board of the American Translators Association, since 1991 entirely dominated by the American Society of Association Executives–ASAE, wanted ATA members to give beginners and infiltrators voting control over the association. Why?

In 1981 a bloodless coup placed translators (as opposed to beginners and labor outsourcing agencies) in charge of the American Translators Association. To register to vote you had to demonstrate some translation ability by passing a test. Choose 3 out of 5 short passages, translate them without too many errors, and you became accredited (certified), and could vote. This model was championed by Ben Teague and Patricia Newman in the December 1981 ATA Chronicle, and opposed by many managers of large translation agencies. These powerful interests later put the ASAE, its managers and attorneys in charge of all ATA activities, with an ASAE executive present at every board meeting. Translators serve on the board without pay, but ASAE executives are paid handsomely to rewrite our bylaws and “run” our organization.

Exceptions were made whereby translators of rare languages (especially if also representatives of large agencies) produced less objective evidence of ability and thereby gained the franchise. These “active-but-uncertified” members were the entering wedge of an agenda separate from the art and science of translation. Ask yourself: how many of them took and passed certification tests once those became available in their claimed languages?

The results? Thanks to lobbyists, South Texas Federal District Courts pay a premium to untested members of a foreign association. ATA-member interpreters certified for translation in both directions of their language pair are discriminated against by U.S. federal courts. Yet colleges, cities and states are increasingly requiring translations by ATA-certified translators, not “voting” members who have never passed a test.

Why propose these amendments? Because earlier amendments kidnapping our certification credentials for Continuing Extortion have alienated members able to pass a simple test. Certification has become an onerous liability and real translators a target of discrimination.  Replacing those certified members with fake translators and voting middlemen only compounds the damage caused by previous anti-translator amendments designed to penalize the competent.

Examine the resolution issued by the United Nations on 24 May 2017. It praises “competitive examinations,” then Affirms that “professional translation, as a trade and an art, plays an important role in upholding the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security;” …

Now look at the resolution proposed in tandem with these ATA bylaws amendments. The ATA board resolution is whining over political election outcomes and boils down to:  “…we, (Paleface), strongly oppose … all forms of expression of … religious intolerance, and strongly favor welcoming qualified immigrants who, … seek refuge here from war or persecution.” Ask yourself:  Is this another bid to import additional ideologues who engage in wars of religious intolerance and persecution in their own countries and elsewhere? Surely America already has enough of those!

An alternative resolution supporting diversity instead of violence reads:

“I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.”

I have proudly signed this non-aggression certification, and I vote against all parties that attack/invade other countries.  Pro-freedom translators are invited to become certified against coercion and the violence it engenders.  The ASAE’s attempted anti-translator and pro-impostor bylaws amendments are unprofessional. The violent ideologue importation resolution advocates coercive censorship. Censorship is part of the very initiation of persecution and force that leads to war. Surely the reader will recall that honest communication is the first casualty of war.

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Government Intelligence Language Program

Mr Dooley, of the U.S. Office of the Director of Government Intelligence (DGI) has awarded a $10.7 million grant to a team of computer scientists at Tammany Hall University (THU) to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used around the world.

Teedy Rosenfeld, a computer science professor in THU’s School of Engineering, is leading the 20 members of the THUGrant research team to develop a system that can respond to inquiries typed in English based on documents written in so-called “low resource” languages, which means there is relatively little written material in these languages.

“The biggest challenge we’re going to have with this setup is that there’s not much data,” Teedy says. He expects the DGI will soon send his team information on a target language for testing the system.

He says that ultimately the intelligence agency is likely to choose languages for the project that may be spoken by millions of poor, dissolute, uncovered wretches but are not prevalent in written material, languages such as Esperanto, Loglan, Pig-Latin, Klingon, Newspeak and Ido.

Several Latin American State Science Institutes, supported by grants from such eleemosynary organizations as the UN, CIA, FATF, AML, TF, CFT, DNFBP, IRS-CID, INL, ICRG, GIABA, GAFISUD, FSRB, FIU, FinCEN, EAG, PIAB, OFBCI, DEA, and NSA, have been commended by the DGI. Together, our neighbors to the South are working on machine translations of Desesperanto in support of US efforts to export the Noble Experiment of Prohibition everywhere. Stay tuned…

A public service message from www.portugueseinterpreter.com as interpreted from news stories.

 

Argentina’s Pope and the LP Open Arms policy

Reason replaces superstition

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Nicholas Sarwark recently commented on how Republicans hate libertarians, and are driving the few who still cling to God’s Own Prohibitionist party “into the arms of” the Libertarian Party. A similar thing is happening with The Church that once signed treaties with Mussolini to include Catholic dogma in government school curricula.

Reason writer Stephanie Slade commented recently on a “purported” pronouncement by the South American Pope to the effect that “libertarian” ideas (i.e. the initiation of force is wrong) are un-Catholic. This is certainly borne out by recent history. Since its publication in 1999, John Cornwell’s Hitler’s Pope has been translated into Portuguese and is accessible to Brazilian readers as predominantly Christian as Germany was in 1933. Catholic parishes have diminished by 12% in Europe since 1980. As a result, organized mysticism is naturally turning away from former nationalsocialist and fascist centers. It seeks money from former colonies and junta-style dictatorships, hence the non-European papa.

Yet the message out of the Italian Vatican is pure Mussolini-era European government control over trade and production. Instead of passé racial eugenics to breed a race of blonde altruists, emphasis has shifted to ecological nationalsocialism and environmental purity. This pope’s message is the same as that of an earlier European religious conservative: “The Common Good Before the Individual Good” (Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz). The Vatican version is that “the climate is a common good”. These are the words of the spokesman for the revealed belief that men with guns must coerce physicians to force pregnant girls to choose between coerced reproduction and mutilation by coathangers—in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Exploiting faith and force to put a strain on the planet’s resources is job one of the Empire that set the Children’s Crusade afoot to throttle the accursed Saracen.  Crocodile tears over the fate of a forcibly overpopulated planet are apparently no longer welcoming little fishies in with gently smiling teeth.

And so we return to the fifth columnist tasked with infiltrating Reason, the libertarian magazine. Stephanie cannot realistically call for repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment to remove individual rights from women. Nor can she join the lynch mob agitating against the libertarian Non-Aggression Principle. The document was carefully crafted for political party purposes–for elections under the Constitution. Her meek attempts to straddle the issue by finding  a half-dozen self-proclaimed catholics not part of the papal lynch mob has backfired into pitchforks and torches pointed at her.

And this brings us back to Nicholas Sarwark. Sure enough, the Holy Father’s own self-appointed press secretary was quick to lead torches and pitchforks against the godless female apostate with this warning:

The incompatibility of Catholicism and libertarianism is a thing so obvious, if she fails to see it, it is not hard to conclude that she has drunk very deeply indeed at the well of libertarian ideology.

It is, as Pope Pius XI said, a “poisoned spring,” not a well, and the life-giving waters that Jesus gives are not for sale on the market.

For the record, Mussolini’s Pius XI had his say in 1931, when Ayn Rand was barely 27. This was two years after Pacelli was elevated to papal nuncio before becoming Hitler’s Pope. Just four years earlier Rand was filmed in The King of Kings. So Mussolini’s pope railed against repugnant libertarianism 40 years before the Libertarian Party was founded?

The important thing here is that the snottiness of coercive mystical populism is alienating a bright young intellectual into the arms of the Libertarian Party complete with non-aggression principle!  As Romish People’s Temple membership declines a percentage point per annum, the LP.org voting population is up 328% from four years ago. That vote share could increase if the Church elders try to stone Stephanie in the public square according to Christian and Moslem tradition.

If you seek to emigrate from a religious satrapy to Portugal, Canada, Australia or the U.S., you might need a certified translator to help with some documents.

 

 

 

 

Altruism and the Panic of 1893

protective tariff gouging

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In the election of 1892 neither the Democrat or Republican party carried an income tax plank in its platform. That had appeared in the German-Language Communist Manifesto of 1848, translated 2 yrs later into English.

Small, pathetic groups formed short-lived parties to push the government back into the sort of robbery at gunpoint legislated during the War Between The States–the stuff Lysander Spooner opposed so vehemently. Suddenly the People’s Party–financed by mining interests that profited enormously from the free coinage of their silver into legal tender dollars–out of nowhere got 9% of the popular vote and over TWENTY electoral votes…

This came in the wake of the piously officious Republican Administration of Benjamin Harrison–a grasping protective tariff advocate running a War on Smuggling. Here is how Howells  (a prohibitionist Christian Socialist) interpreted the looter populism of 1892-1896 America in Letters from an Altrurian Traveler:

It is chiefly they [bourgeois merchants], therefore, who are anxious to Altrurianize America, as the sole means of escape from their encompassing dangers. Their activity is very great and it is incessant; and they were able to shape and characterize the formless desires of a popular movement in the West, so that at the last presidential election twenty-two electoral votes were cast in favor of the Altrurian principles which formed the vital element of the uprising. …

The friends of Altrurianization will not fail to bring before the American people some question of the very nature of money, and of the essential evil of it, as they understand money. They will try to show that accumulated money, as a means of providing against want, is always more or less a failure in private hands; that it does not do its office; that it evades the hardest clutch when its need is greatest. They will teach every man, from his own experience and conscience, that it is necessarily corrupting ; that it is the source of most vices, and the incentive, direct or indirect, of almost every crime. (…)

Realizing the alternative to money is the initiation of force, Ayn Rand countered with The Money Speech in Atlas Shrugged. Go ahead, make the comparison…

Ever need translations of financial and economic news from South America?

National Socialist Rally in America

Yep. God’s Own Populist religious conservatives had a rally in… where else? Madison Square Garden!

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/542499/marshall-curry-nazi-rally-madison-square-garden-1939/

Thanks to The Atlantic magazine for providing this look back at the impending choice between the Altruist Sandwich and the Giant Altruist. The video records part of the coercive policies Herbert Hoover, William Dean Howells, Jack London and Edward Bellamy helped bring to America by glorifying the initiation of force.

Christian National Socialism

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This is the Altrurianization of America in black and white! The Pledge of Allegiance you hear is the original written by Edward Bellamy’s brother Francis, before the Eisenhower Administration got hold of it. Tell me again that it can’t happen here.

Curious about how altruistic government platforms have made most of South America into slums? Ask yourself why political economy is no longer taught in schools. A message from: Portugueseinterpreter dotcom.

Political Contributions for Freedom

Once all the Germans, were warlike and mean, but that couldn’t happen again,
We taught them a lesson in 1918, and they’ve hardly bothered us since then…

My father kept the household well-supplied with Songs by Tom Lehrer, nurturing in his offspring an appreciation of mathematics, the arts, and the importance of keeping an eye on the brainwashees of totalitarian ideologies. This training in youth paid off handsomely when routine scrutiny of today’s econazi Germany turned up a philanthropist with a cause–Nina Rosenwald. Her foundation is reportedly a major contributor to “political parties,” but her advocacy focuses on the so-called “rights” of “religious minorities.”

Nina’s website is dedicated entirely to bashing Mohammedanism, as if all other forms of mysticism were neither coercive nor deadly. Religious minorities and majorities alike traditionally regard non-mystical individuals (and each other) as mere rightless infidels. Yet the website belongs to someone whose relatives were hunted down and murdered by Germany’s 98% Catholic and Protestant voters and government–a government popularly elected and overwhelmingly re-elected beginning in 1928. Her Foundational prescriptions extoll “individual rights” without getting too specific about the nature of those individual rights. Her lessons on the difference between freedom from coercion and the bloodbaths brought about by the initiation of harmful, coercive and deadly force rely on examples without explicit generalization by induction. Her funding goes to German political parties, all of which embrace the exact same mystical altruism that prompted genocide as the eugenic solution for making the world safe for altruist collectivism.

Science and reason are receptive to observable and measurable reality. Superstition and mysticism absolutely reject all reason, logic and verification that conflicts with blind determination to interpret mythological fiction as Revealed Truth. One current example is the mountain of well-documented evidence showing that German National Socialism is a Christian movement. Its 25-point Program explicitly endorsed religious Christianity as faith. Its motto, “The Common Good Before the Individual Good” (Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz) extolls altruist collectivism as the ethical basis for distinguishing right from wrong. Those words and God Is With Us (Gott Mitt Uns) were engraved on their coins. Its legislative “solutions” advance the initiation of naked force as the preferred method of correcting traits altruist ethicists imagine breed political incorrectness.  The outcome of all this was demonstrated in evidence presented at war crimes trials in Nuremberg and elsewhere after May 5, 1945. The True Believers’ reaction? Disbelief!

Socialist and altruist websites flatly assert that Hitler was a religious conservative, which he was. “Reds” depict that famous politician as the “right-wing” Christian he himself claimed to be. Catholic and Protestant websites, however, deny as fabrication all evidence that any German and Austrian nationalsocialists were ever Christians™ and produce tortuous argumentation to the contrary. Both of these factions of communo-fascist totalitarianism evade discussion of ethics (what distinguishes good from evil) but unanimously support altruism.

Mystical conservatives “just know” that Hitler’s followers “weren’t really” altruists. Looters less impressed by Divine Revelation are equally sure that Hitler’s followers “aren’t really” altruists, but are Christian. (NSDAP is both).  Their own lists of which communist dictators were “really” altruists vary, but ALL are in agreement that National Socialists are selfish “right wing” fascists. Just as correctly, National Socialists (and other Christian Conservatives) regard socialists of other parties as extremists. Each accuses the other of lying hypocrisy, never admitting that their ideal is the same: altruist collectivism achieved by the initiation of deadly force.

The Republican, Democratic and Green platforms are perfect examples of activated altruism indistinguishable in kind from other totalitarian faiths. In fact, Ayn Rand fired Random House for refusing to publish her essay quoting the Nazi platform alongside excerpts from Kennedy speeches.  Nina Rosenwald could avoid the errors* Ayn Rand committed in her dotage (when both Ayn and Hillary Clinton were Goldwater Republicans). Nina’s support for selected candidates running on Libertarian Party platforms in any of two dozen countries would to more to dismantle National Socialism and Islam than any volume of well-translated tu quoque.

**Supporting Nixon’s war to recapture the French opium regie of Cochin China; flying into a carpet-biting rage against the Libertarian Party that she herself designed.

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2016 Second Amendment Gun planks

A Free State

Gun rights vote totals 2016 election

2016 Libertarian Plank on the Second Amendment:
The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights—life, liberty, and justly acquired property—against aggression. This right inheres in the individual, who may agree to be aided by any other individual or group. We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense. Private property owners should be free to establish their own conditions regarding the presence of personal defense weapons on their own property. We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition. (Yield: 3.28% of the popular vote)

2016 Republican Party plank on the Second Amendment:
Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a natural inalienable right that predates the Constitution and is secured by the Second Amendment. …, … We support firearm reciprocity legislation to recognize the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms to protect themselves and their families in all 50 states. We support constitutional carry statutes and salute the states that have passed them. We oppose ill-conceived laws that would restrict magazine capacity or ban the sale of the most popular and common modern rifle. We also oppose any effort to deprive individuals of their right to keep and bear arms without due process of law. … (Yield: 46.09% of popular vote, 56% of electoral vote)

The parties eager to violate the Second Amendment now–the same ones that wanted to prohibit the Strategic Defense Initiative in violation of the Second Amendment in the 1980s–drew even in the popular vote, but lost in the electoral college. Voters in two competing parties have expressed a preference for keeping both electricity and guns legal and abundant and aggregated 49.4% of the popular vote count. That’s reality.

Libertarian votes spanned the spoiler vote gap in States casting 89 electoral votes, 15% more than the total number of electoral votes separating the party that got the pelf and political pull from the one that chose to violate rights protected by the Constitution instead of repealing prohibition.

If you understood this reality check on the outcome of hotly contested election issues, imagine how clearly you will understand my translations of legal, political or economic events in places where the news is in Portuguese or Spanish.