[SPEECHES] State of the Union Addresses 1909-1912 (Taft) – lny

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Post by linny » September 27th, 2020, 7:48 am

State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1909 - 1912).

The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the President to outline his legislative agenda (for which he needs the cooperation of Congress) and national priorities. This album contains recordings of addresses from William H. Taft. (Wikipedia)
This is the 16th out of 26 projects. Prior addresses are found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=state%20of%20the%20union&search_form=advanced
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      Most of these speeches seem to have been given in writing and broken down into 'parts'. Unfortunately some of the parts are REALLY long so I've had to break them down further. I couldn't think of anything else so that's how we ended up with part 1, a., part 1, b., and so forth.

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      Keywords that describe the book: united states government, united states president, william h. taft, william howard taft, mexican revolution, chinese revolution, banana wars

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Post by linny » September 27th, 2020, 7:57 am

Section Breakdown:
Note: If you are claiming all sections for an Address feel free to split the sections differently. Be sure to post your preferred start/stop for your DPL.

ColleenMc
1. William H. Taft, December 7, 1909, part 1 - 4064 words - Read through: The fact that it is about to enter a new building, erected through the munificence of an American philanthropist and the contributions of all the American nations, where both its efficiency of administration and expense of maintenance will naturally be much augmented, further entitles it to special consideration.
2. William H. Taft, December 7, 1909, part 2 - 4845 words - Read from: THE FAR EAST Read through: I hope that this recommendation of the joint board will end the discussion as to the comparative merits of Manila Bay and Olongapo as naval stations, and will lead to prompt measures for the proper equipment and defense of Pearl Harbor.
3. William H. Taft, December 7, 1909, part 3- 4984 words - read from: THE NAVY

KevinS
4. William H. Taft, December 6, 1910, part 1 - 3754 words - read through: The extent of this work and its importance to the Argentine Republic make the placing of the bid an earnest of friendly feeling toward the United States.
5. William H. Taft, December 6, 1910, part 2 - 3013 words - read from: TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS

realisticspeakers
12. William H. Taft, December 3, 1912, part 1, a. - 5944 words - Read through - In the subsequent negotiations between the two Governments, undertaken for the purpose of giving practical effect to these rules and methods of procedure, it was found that certain modifications therein were desirable from the point of view of both Governments, and these negotiations have finally resulted in the agreement above mentioned by which the award recommendations as modified by mutual consent of the two Governments are finally adopted and made effective, thus bringing this century-old controversy to a final conclusion, which is equally beneficial and satisfactory to both Governments.
13. William H. Taft, December 3, 1912, part 1, b. - 4644 words - Read from - IMPERIAL VALLEY AND MEXICO
14. William H. Taft, December 3, 1912, part 2, a. - 4193 words - Read through - But if war comes the methods therein directed are in accordance with the best military judgment as to what they ought to be, and the act would prevent the necessity for a discussion of any legislation and the delays incident to its consideration and adoption. I earnestly urge its passage.
15. William H. Taft, December 3, 1912, part 2, b. - 4970 words - Read from - PORTO RICO
16. William H. Taft, December 3, 1912, part 3 - 5421 words - Read entire part

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Post by realisticspeakers » September 28th, 2020, 6:33 am

I would like to claim 1912 please.
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Post by linny » September 28th, 2020, 10:30 am

realisticspeakers wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 6:33 am
I would like to claim 1912 please.
You've got it! Thank you. :clap:

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Post by ColleenMc » September 28th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Yay! A new State of the Union project! I'd like to do 1909 please.

Colleen

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Post by linny » September 28th, 2020, 3:14 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Yay! A new State of the Union project! I'd like to do 1909 please.

Colleen
Welcome back, Colleen! 1909 is all yours. :D

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Post by KevinS » September 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm

I bet I could manage 1910.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by jhturner » September 29th, 2020, 7:20 am

I can take 1911.

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Post by linny » September 30th, 2020, 4:04 am

Thank you, both! Moving to Readers Found!

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Post by jhturner » October 6th, 2020, 5:40 am

Linny, in previewing the 1911 Taft message, there are several places in which Gutenberg notes [missing text]. How do you prefer I read those? Simply "missing text" or something like "the remainder of the text is missing" (or something else)? Most of these seem to be in Part IV, The War Department. - Either option is fine.

In part 1, under Situation After Readjustment, second paragraph, Gutenberg's scan translated several decimal points into dashes, so that (for example) 21.39 percent became 21-39 percent. Should I read those as decimal points or as dashes? Decimal point please

In part 2a, under Mexico, Gutenberg appears to have had a problem scanning the text. In the paragraph that begins "Proper protests were made against these invasions of American rights," there is the date APRIL IS 1911 9 11. Based on the surrounding text, I think the date is likely April 19, 1911. How would you like that read? April 19, 1911

Also in part 2a, under Central American--Honduras, the Gutenberg text has "III connection with this temporary loan." I'm sure from the surrounding text that the original phrase was "In connection with this temporary loan." How would you like that read?

In part 2b, under International Prize Court, there appears the text "The supplementary protocol to The he Hague convention." Should I eliminate the redundant "he"? Yes, please

At the beginning of Part III, there is the abbreviation "viz." Should I read that as "viz" or as videlicet or as "that is to say"?

In Part IV.a., under The War Department, Gutenberg's scan came up with "There is now before Congress a Dill." Dill or Bill?

There are probably others, but those are the ones I have for now. Just hoping to make things easier for both of us by agreeing in advance! Thank you! It seem PG was getting tired of this project by 1911. :roll:

Thanks much,

Joanne

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Post by jhturner » October 8th, 2020, 5:10 am

Thanks, Linny! Off to record now--

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Post by jhturner » October 8th, 2020, 7:11 am

Section 6 (Taft 1911, part 1) is here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/stateoftheunion_1909_1912_06_various_128kb.mp3

Time is 43:45.

Joanne

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Post by linny » October 8th, 2020, 12:29 pm

Thank you, Joanne. Crazy days. I'll get you PLed over the weekend. :thumbs:

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Post by jhturner » October 9th, 2020, 5:35 am

I'm in no hurry--stay sane!

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Post by linny » October 10th, 2020, 11:07 am

jhturner wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 7:11 am
Section 6 (Taft 1911, part 1) is here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/stateoftheunion_1909_1912_06_various_128kb.mp3

Time is 43:45.

Joanne
Picture perfect. Thank you! :thumbs:

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