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Post by Rapunzelina » January 20th, 2020, 5:25 am

Thank you so much, Kevin. Section 6 assigned.

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Post by KevinS » January 20th, 2020, 12:53 pm

And 7, please.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 20th, 2020, 3:16 pm

Section 6 is PL OK and Section 7 is assigned! Thank you, Kevin! I am glad you are enjoying the subject of Geography!

And that will take us to the "Reader Found" forum!

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Post by silverquill » January 20th, 2020, 11:20 pm

Well, I'm trying to keep up the pace, so here are Sections 4 and 5

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_12_04_128kb.mp3 8:46
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_12_05_128kb.mp3 9:15

Well, history has shwon the wisdom of inviting both Hawaii and Alaska to join the grand Union.

But, what ethnocentric, racist attitudes expressed here!
Unfortunately, these attitudes are still too strong and prevalent.

Posted on MLK Day!

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Post by Availle » January 20th, 2020, 11:38 pm

"Inviting Hawaii to join the Union"? What are you talking about?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii#Overthrow_of_1893_%E2%80%93_Republic_of_Hawaii_(1894%E2%80%931898)
On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliʻuokalani was overthrown and replaced by a provisional government composed of members of the Committee of Safety. The United States Minister to the Kingdom of Hawaii (John L. Stevens) conspired with U.S. citizens to overthrow the monarchy. [...]

In 1993, the US Congress passed a joint Apology Resolution regarding the overthrow; it was signed by President Bill Clinton. The resolution apologized and said that the overthrow was illegal in the following phrase: "The Congress — on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893, acknowledges the historical significance of this event which resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian people."
And just below that under "Annexation – Territory of Hawaii (1898–1959)"
After William McKinley won the 1896 U.S. presidential election, advocates pressed to annex the Republic of Hawaii. The previous president, Grover Cleveland, was a friend of Queen Liliʻuokalani. McKinley was open to persuasion by U.S. expansionists and by annexationists from Hawaiʻi. He met with three non-native annexationists: Lorrin A. Thurston, Francis March Hatch and William Ansel Kinney. After negotiations in June 1897, Secretary of State John Sherman agreed to a treaty of annexation with these representatives of the Republic of Hawaii.[82] The U.S. Senate never ratified the treaty. Despite the opposition of most native Hawaiians,[83] the Newlands Resolution was used to annex the Republic to the U.S.; it became the Territory of Hawaii.
In the words of a very famous politician of my own country: "Do study some history, young man."
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Post by silverquill » January 21st, 2020, 12:35 am

Of course, I needed an emoji for tongue in cheek.
I've spent some time in Hawaii, and do know some of its history.
I was just a lad when statehood was adopted, not without opposition from some Hawaiians and some mainlanders alike, of course.

Thanks for your informative links!

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Post by Availle » January 21st, 2020, 12:47 am

silverquill wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 12:35 am
Of course, I needed an emoji for tongue in cheek.
I see.

Let me pack up my soapbox.

:D
Cheers,
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Post by silverquill » January 21st, 2020, 7:52 am

Availle wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 12:47 am
silverquill wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 12:35 am
Of course, I needed an emoji for tongue in cheek.
I see.

Let me pack up my soapbox.

:D
But, I like your soap! :wink:

What is remarkable is that all his arguments against annexation of Hawaii, Alaska or Cuba, even Canada :shock: are based not on any consideration of the inherent soveraignity or innate value of the people and culture of the countries, but on the value to the United States, In fact he deprecates the people as being less civilized.....

But, we just read this stuff, and it provides a glimpse into history and culture, and science as it existed over a century ago.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 21st, 2020, 4:20 pm

Thank you, Kevin and Larry! Sections are PL OK and in the MW. Yes, definitely a section to read (and listen) with cool-headedness

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Post by BettyB » January 26th, 2020, 5:06 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_12_09_128kb.mp3
Time is 4.58

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_12_08_128kb.mp3
Time is 13.23

I had great difficulty in reading the text from the link provided.
My laptop wont enlarge the printed text to a point where it is legible.
I had to use my Ipad and even then it was quite small. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.
Betty

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 27th, 2020, 9:49 am

Oh, I am sorry you had a hard time...
When I am on the laptop, I use the zoom in/out buttons of archive.org. I don't know if they are visible on your laptop, I know they are not visible when I am on the smartphone... They should be on the right-hand lower corner (on the toolbar below the book pages), next to the Full Screen button.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 27th, 2020, 9:51 am

So, I looked up how to zoom in on my mobile device as well, and this information came up https://help.archive.org/hc/en-us/articles/360028611192-How-do-I-enlarge-a-book-on-my-mobile-device

Thank you, Betty! Thanks to you, now I know how to zoom in on my smartphone as well :mrgreen:

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Post by KevinS » January 27th, 2020, 10:20 am

Betty, I wonder if you are trying to read the link that sends you to the text framed in the Magic Window. (I'm tried that. Hahaha! Only a 14-year-old with superman-vision could do that.)

I right-click on the link and open the text in a new window which gives me a lot more options.

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