COMPLETE What Prohibition Has Done to America F Franklin- lm

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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » June 28th, 2008, 11:17 pm

What Prohibition Has Done to America, by Fabian Franklin.

THIS PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE. ALL FILES CAN BE FOUND ON THE CATALOG PAGE:

http://librivox.org/what-prohibition-has-done-to-america/


In What Prohibition Has Done to America, Fabian Franklin presents a concise but forceful argument against the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Beginning in 1920, this Amendment prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in the United States, until it was repealed in 1933. Franklin contends that the Amendment "is not only a crime against the Constitution of the United States, and not only a crime against the whole spirit of our Federal system, but a crime against the first principles of rational government." Writing only two years after Prohibition began, he correctly predicts many of its disastrous consequences, such as runaway bootlegging and organized crime. The book is both a passionate defense of liberty, and a reminder to Americans of the perils of surrendering it. (Summary by Leon Mire)
Volunteers outside the USA: Fabian Franklin died in 1939. His work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
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    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
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I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
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jude
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Post by jude » July 1st, 2008, 6:37 pm

Hi, Leon,

Sign me up for Sections 9, 10 and 11.

jude

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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » July 1st, 2008, 7:52 pm

jude wrote:Hi, Leon,

Sign me up for Sections 9, 10 and 11.

jude
Sure thing, jude.. thanks!
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by Frogglin » July 4th, 2008, 6:46 am

I'm happy to take section 5, if you don't mind an Aussie accent.

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Post by LeonMire » July 4th, 2008, 11:09 am

Frogglin wrote:I'm happy to take section 5, if you don't mind an Aussie accent.
Not at all.. welcome to the project, and to LibriVox!

If you have any questions about recording for LibriVox, don't hesitate to ask me. :)

-Leon
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » July 4th, 2008, 8:17 pm

Hi Leon
May I record chapter 6 please? Dawn 8)
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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » July 4th, 2008, 10:21 pm

Bead Krazy Dawn wrote:Hi Leon
May I record chapter 6 please? Dawn 8)
Yes, you may.. thanks Dawn!
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by Frogglin » July 5th, 2008, 5:48 am


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Post by Ua » July 5th, 2008, 10:54 am

What a neat little gem! I'd like to do section 1, please.

LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » July 5th, 2008, 1:32 pm

Thanks, Frogglin.. I listened to a sample, and it sounds like you've done a fine job with it!
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » July 5th, 2008, 1:32 pm

Ua wrote:What a neat little gem! I'd like to do section 1, please.
Sure thing.. section 1 is all yours!
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » July 5th, 2008, 6:57 pm

I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by jude » July 6th, 2008, 11:01 am

I've uploaded Chapter 10 for review. The vitals are:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/whatprohibitionhasdone_10_franklin.mp3

Size: 11.8MB
Duration: 12:49

jude

(Leon: I read your note about not having to include ID3 v2 tags. I did include the title field in the above file, however, because of the way my recordings are saved on my computer. If I don't tag them, they go into an "unknown" folder. Let me know if this screws things up for you. If so, I'll leave all fields blank and insert tags after I upload the files. Thanks. jk)

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Post by LeonMire » July 6th, 2008, 1:09 pm

Thanks, jude! You're quickly making a good reputation for yourself. :)

About the ID3 tags: The new software procedure just takes the info from the magic window and puts it onto the ID3 tags, when we're cataloging it. (So far, I think I'm the only one who's used it). In short, you tagging them won't hurt anything, because the software will just overwrite them (if they're not correct).

But I hadn't foreseen the sort of thing you mentioned. Hmm.. could you give me some more details? It doesn't do that on my computer. What operating system do you use? Why does it automatically re-locate the files to a pre-specified folder, instead of letting you choose where to save it? Is it a personal folder setting?

I'm just curious to know how widespread a problem this might be.. it won't mess anything up one way or the other.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

jude
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Post by jude » July 6th, 2008, 1:36 pm

LeonMire wrote:Hmm.. could you give me some more details? It doesn't do that on my computer. What operating system do you use? Why does it automatically re-locate the files to a pre-specified folder, instead of letting you choose where to save it? Is it a personal folder setting?
I use Garageband on a Macbook Pro. In order to convert the native .band file to an .mp3, I send the recording to iTunes.

iTunes creates a folder for the .mp3 file (under the main iTunes folder) based on the author's (artist's) name. Under this folder, it creates another based on the title of the work. It is into this folder that the .mp3 is placed. It's turned out to be an easy and automatic way of filing the recordings I do. iTunes did this unilaterally with no configuration on my part.

For this last effort (Prohibition) when I included no ID3 tags, I discovered that the .mp3 was copied to Unknown Artist and under that, Unknown Album. I simply manually created a folder "Fabian Franklin" and under that, "What Prohibition Has Done to America" and moved the .mp3 there.

The complete path used by iTunes under the way I operate is:

Macintosh HD --> Users --> jk --> Music --> iTunes --> iTunes Music -- > Fabian Franklin --> What Prohibition Has Done to America --> whatprohibitionhasdone_10_franklin.mp3


I suppose each user will have a different methodology based on their software and workflow. Anywho, I can do manually what I need to do; it's one extra step but it's no big thing.

jude

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