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Post by soupy » November 7th, 2018, 6:36 pm

John Constable start as a painter due to a stranger is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by soupy » November 8th, 2018, 2:55 pm

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 8th, 2018, 5:22 pm

soupy wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Is Marijuana Addictive by The National Institute on Drug Abuse June 2018

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Thank you, Craig, for reading this informative and up-to-date (June 2018) assessment of the potential for marijuana dependency or addiction from the U.S. Government's National Institute on Drug Abuse. (NIDA). :)

Some LibriVoxers may not be aware that most U.S. Government publications are automatically in the public domain. a fact which is sometimes overlooked when people are thinking about topics to explore for the nonfiction collection.

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Post by soupy » November 8th, 2018, 5:29 pm

I might read another one from 2012-2013 to go along with it. It all began when I kept hearing everyone saying marijuana never hurt anyone.
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Post by soupy » November 8th, 2018, 6:44 pm

Marijuana's Lasting Effects on the Brain by Nora Volkow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_on_Drug_Abuse

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_Volkow

https://archives.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/directors-page/messages-director/2013/03/marijuanas-lasting-effects-brain

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_marijuanaandbrain_volkow_128kp.mp3

8:53

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I guess you can use Nora for the second article and NIDA as author for the first article - or howevery you want to do it.

Volkow is the great-granddaughter of Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky.
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Post by Grothmann » November 8th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Hi:

another Mark Twain.

Luck
By Mark Twain
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 12:10
Gutenberg File
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3251/3251-h/3251-h.htm#link2H_4_0026

Lv File
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_luck_twaine_dg_128kb.mp3


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Post by Sue Anderson » November 9th, 2018, 8:25 am

Grothmann wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Hi:

another Mark Twain.

Luck
By Mark Twain
Read by Dale Grothmann

Thanks
Dale
Hi Dale, Thanks for a perfect file name and this new Twain addition to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Thinking about luck, I woke up this morning to the first snowfall of the season blanketing the landscape. Snow, I said to myself, is no excuse for a veteran Midwesterner to forgo their morning walk ... and then, luck! Two new contributions to the Nonfiction Collection to enter into the computer. I poured myself a second cup of coffee and settled down.

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Post by soupy » November 9th, 2018, 8:56 am

People become heroes by accident.

Thanks for the Twain Dale

One error noted

3:54 I went to work and drilled him like a galley-slave on a certain line of stock questions concerning Caesar – you read answers

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 9th, 2018, 9:06 am

soupy wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Marijuana's Lasting Effects on the Brain by Nora Volkow

Volkow is the great-granddaughter of Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky.
Thanks, Craig, for reading this additional article on marijuana, which focuses on its effects on the adolescent brain. :) In a study in New Zealand, "participants who used cannabis heavily in their teens and continued through adulthood showed a significant drop in IQ between the ages of 13 and 38..."

Thanks also for pointing out the interesting background of Dr. Nora Volkow (director of the NIDA). Volkow will be a new addition to the LibriVox catalog. Parenthetically, although to the best of my knowledge, nobody has thought of compiling a data base showing who has added the most new author names to the LibriVox catalog, I bet you would rank very high on that list! :)

[From Wikipedia]: Nora Volkow (born 27 March 1956) is a Mexican-born naturalized American psychiatrist. She is currently the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow is the great-granddaughter of Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky. In 2014, Volkow participated in The Moth at the World Science Festival, where scientists, writers and artists tell stories of their personal relationships with science. During this time, Volkow discussed her family history, and how it furthered her ambition to pursue science in order to positively influence others.

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Post by soupy » November 9th, 2018, 9:20 am

Thanks Sue. I'm always looking for something new.

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Post by Grothmann » November 9th, 2018, 10:17 am

Hi:

Thank you everyone. I have made the correction, and reloaded the file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_luck_twaine_dg_128kb.mp3

Everything else is the same.

Again, thanks for the catch.
Dale

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Post by soupy » November 9th, 2018, 10:40 am

Thanks Dale. Your reading is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 13th, 2018, 3:07 pm

This episode from Illinois history was featured in the U.S. Library of Congress' "Today in History" series: https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/november-07/.

Elijah Lovejoy, Abolitionist Journalist, Killed at Alton, Illinois, 1837
from History of the rise and progress of the Alton riots, culminating in the death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, November 7th, 1837

by Henry Tanner, 1878.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_lovejoy_tanner_sa_128kb.mp3
37:48

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002031039150;view=1up;seq=7
beginning with second paragraph.

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Post by soupy » November 14th, 2018, 5:11 am

Thanks Sue. That was very instructive. An Attorney-General, a Lawyer, a Mayor and a Grand Jury - all government agencies - against the free press.

One error noted:

1:00 He would have been thirty-five years old the day after he was murdered – you forgot to read after

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 14th, 2018, 7:34 am

Hi Craig, Thanks for the PL and for catching my error.
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_lovejoy_tanner_sa_128kb.mp3

Here is the corrected upload. There might have been a bit of Freudian slip there. "Rev. Elijah Parish Lovejoy was born in Albion, Maine, November 8th, 1802. He would have been thirty-five years old the day after he was murdered." I am probably a bit skittish about the number "7" and birthdays. My mom's birthday fell on December 7th [Pearl Harbor].

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