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Sunday, March 27th 2016, 5:05pm

Who is Peter Joseph - translation problems

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In fact, a lot of my social dispositions on society I think might come from
the experiences I had listening to the stories coming from my mother.

What is the meaninf of "disposition"? Inclanation? Tendency?

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Credentialism is an annotation for the priesthood of those in the know.
Now, bear in mind, this is a gradient of relevance.

What is the meaning of "gradient of relevance"? And can I translate credentialism like qualifications for performing a given task?

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The pretense for acquisition of money is based on differential advantage,
which is based on dishonesty. Period.

What is the meaning of pretense?

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Economics is not a science.
It's an invention. It's a contrivance.

What is the meaning of "invention"? Abstraction?

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And then it becomes: "What if my child has a grand child?
Should the world have the integrity to maintain stability for that child as well?"

Isn't it more appropiate to translate it "What if I have a grand child" because of the next sentence?

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Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 11:10pm

1)
Right. Inclination, tendency, or way of looking at something.

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In my own words, PJ would put much value in the credentials (education and certification) of a medical doctor prior to him conducting a major surgery. But he would not see the same value in educating someone in economics or social sciences if the education in those fields does not result in positive difference for the world's social structure and organization. One could say that the substance is in seeing where the benefit lies. Is there a benefit to peoples' wellbeing or is it only to profits.

While "credentialism" ignores those ways of evaluating relevance, and blindly tells people that education is needed for them to have any say in, for example, social sciences.

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Read it this way: "The method (or understanding) for acquisition of money is based on differential advantage..."

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Invention simply means that it was invented/developed by one or more humans. That it is an artificial thing not found in nature.

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The first sentence can be read as "What if my child gives birth to my grand child?" Grand child means that his child has a child. That makes the second child PJ's grand child.

If the viewer understand the context of those two sentences, he/she should be able to understand the point. I would translate them the way they are, if that makes the exact same sense in the other language. Ask yourself, how the locals in your country would formulate the sentences.

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Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 7:55pm

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Everyone needs to shed their religious ideas,
and to shed their capitalist, socialist, fascist, communist preconstructs.

What is the meaning of "preconstructs"?

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What do you think is going to happen when the United States,
because we use 25% of the world's energy,
starts to run out of oil in Iraq and starts to invade other Middle Eastern countries,
which it will probably do beforehand... but starts to do that?

What is the meaning of "which it will probably do beforehand"?

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Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:57pm

1) With "preconstructs" he probably refers to that the different ideologies people attach themselves to are pre-made.

The new followers of religions or followers of ways of organizing society didn't come up with those religions or ways by themselves. Somebody else did. It's a really nice thing to throw at narrow-minded people who always seek to, by imposing their own sense of impossibility, limit other peoples perspectives. They're defending something their environment taught them, which they never analyzed deeply, nor thought through, to begin with.

2) It means that "USA will probably start invading other countries well before it (USA) runs out of oil".

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