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Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 4:24pm

Hi Diana. I've translated matchcoat in spanish as "poncho".
It's something like an overcoat that native used, best descrived by Bruno.

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Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 4:30pm

Thank you, Bruno and Matraka.

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Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 4:34pm

Diana, refered to DESCENTS: in spanish will be something like "...el público tiene los derechos de regular su DESCENDENTCIA así como todo otro traspaso de propiedad y sus usos"

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Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 9:26pm


Could someone help me to translate this one: Greenbackers
Don't know if it's a name, a thing...
Here's the context:

00:18:19,834 --> 00:18:24,196
Over time, these included the Grange movement, the Socialist Party

00:18:24,340 --> 00:18:27,768

the Greenbackers, the Populists and Progressives.
I've found this:
Definition of GREENBACKER

capitalized : a member of a post-Civil War American political party opposing reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation

: one who advocates a paper currency backed only by the United States government
green·back·ism \-ˌki-zəm\ noun
First Known Use of GREENBACKER


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Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 8:33pm


The Greenback was a US currency used in the American Civil war.

The greenbackers would have to be the people who support this (type of) currency. In Addendum there is a mention of the currency that you might find useful, at 00:22 min.

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Friday, September 30th 2011, 11:32am

Hi! : )
In this situation:

rather than his country's ability

to invade and knock around other countries.

I am using the term "abusar", from the English "abuse", in order to translate "knock around". Let me know if you agree or find anything better

decision based on the multiple results found here:
Phrasal Verbs: knock around/about Informal
1. To be rough or brutal with; maltreat.

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Friday, September 30th 2011, 1:52pm

For "knock around", I went religious on your ass and translated it as "martyriser" (torment)

hope this helps

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Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 6:38pm

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Although most of them were actually being paid in the private sector
because these were retired military officials by defense contractors
and many of them were actually registered lobbyists for military contractors.

Is there a difference between defense contractors and military contractors? This is what I found:
A private military contractor is a company which offers services which related to the military, using a force of trained civilians, many of whom are ex-military.
Arms producing companies, also referred to as defense contractors or military industry, produce arms mainly for the armed forces of states.

During World War I, people who later emerged
as sort of the "Founding Fathers" of modern communicationresearch
modern communication applications, mass media applications -

What is the meaning of "modern communication research"? I think this means conducting a research that obsereves people's reactions to given advertises, programs, etc. Maybe this book could be helpful: http://historicalunderbelly.files.wordpr…/0195102924.pdf

Thank you.

This is the answer I got from Ray in our Facebook page. I post it here in case someone has the same translation problem:

They mean the same thing in this context (this documentary). They
'could' conceivably mean different things in another context, however,
so that is not meant a 'blanket' answer for all time.

2) These are the folks who performed much of the
initial research on mass communication (basically how to gain trust and
influence people's thinking), that has since led to most of the
propaganda techniques currently used (or since significantly refined) by
big media.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "angelov" (Nov 4th 2014, 4:04pm)

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