MICHIGAN TRAVEL TIPS
THE HOLOGLOBE PRESS
(The 139th Edition)
Victor Edward Swanson,
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To all "liberals" and "communists" and "socialists"
and "fascists" and "Shariaists," I state--I promote hate toward
Barack Hussein Obama (a killer), all Democrats, most
of the high-level people in the Republican Party, and people
who are tied to Islamic law or Sharia and Allah
(the piece of shit idea created by men). One reason for
that is they support the "Shared Responsibility Payment." It is
a federal tax on people for not buying federal-government
approved health-care insurance and
for not helping to pay for other people's health
care, such as foreigners who are illegal aliens (whether or not
they are children) and defects of nature like Caitlyn Jenner who
want to change their outward appearance from one sex type to
another sex type. I do not pay for others who do not care
for themselves, especially under threat, coming for rotten
politicians. It is not my "responsibility" to promote and support
rottenness! A good person must learn the skill to hate on
demand to protect the self. Hate is power to destroy
rottenness and rotten people fully. Learn the skill!
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On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, and Wednesday, October 14, 2015, I went to an area of Michigan that I have never been to before--the Munising area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. No, I did not go to Munising to escape being found by Barack Obama's Secret Service detail. By the way, I do not trust the Secret Service anymore; I believe it has rotten people in it now in great numbers, given Barack Obama has been affecting adversely the U.S. military for about seven years. No, I did not go to Munising to buy something from an auto-parts store, though I did have to buy and install a headlight lamp on the trip. The trip was set to give me the opportunity to take a ride--a boat tour--on a boat for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruises. There was no guarantee that I would go on a boat trip. Boats for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruises do not go out if the waves are higher than four feet. On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, no tour set out because the waves on Lake Superior in the Munising area were up to ten-feet high. A 10:30 a.m. trip for Wednesday, October 14, 2015, did not take place because of high waves. Fortunately for me, two boats were able to head out at 1:30 p.m. on October 14, 2015, and I was on Miss Superior, and later--at 5:00 p.m.--fortunately for others, one boat was able to go out on the final voyage of the day. One thing good that I noticed was there are few pine trees and such along the cliffs of the Pictured Rocks, so that the trees can indeed be colorful during the color season. I saw a lot of birch trees. On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, I was aware the last day for the cruises would be the following Sunday. Now, the summer tourist season is definitely over for 2015. On my trip to the Upper Peninsula, I traveled on H-58 between Munising and Grand Marais for the first time, doing that on the trip home for the two-day trip, and I happened to reach "Lake Superior Overlook," which is near Grand Marais, near sunset, and I went down the wooden steps to the beach. H-58 is a smooth winding road, and I saw almost no one else on it while I was on it. In fact, in the middle of the evening, very few cars were on the another main road that I drove--M-77--and that was somewhere around thirty miles of road. It was late evening when I was on eastbound US-2 heading for the Mackinac Bridge. On that road, I saw light traffic but not nearly non-existent traffic, and I had to avoid hitting a raccoon. It was a little rainy. The trip home made me think again--I think the paint used on the roads is not as good as the paint was forty years ago. It seems to me paint wears off easier or does not last as long as the paints of old. Incidentally, I think lead in paint for houses was worthwhile and useful, since such paint lasted and acted as a good hard protective covering for wood. [Note: A little more about paint will be covered in the next edition of Michigan Travel Tips, because I had to delay the talk, which was planned for this edition.] I can see why people like to see the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and H-58 in the fall during color season.
Warning announcement! Because of incidents at schools for children and incidents at other places for people in general tied to "Sharia" or "Islamic Law" or even the religion/political system known as "Islam," I now regularly have this paragraph as a part of each edition of Michigan Travel Tips. The governmental system of the United States of America based on The U.S. Constitution and "Sharia" or, informally, Islam law, are not compatible and cannot co-exist, and one reason is "Sharia" (et cetera) is a political system, in which there is one-party rule, and that one party is basically made up or controlled by religious leaders who base all the ways of their culture or society on "Sharia" or "Islamic Law." Those who uphold and practice "Sharia" have no tolerance for the existence of Christianity or Buddhism or Hinduism or non-religion, and that is a fact, and "Sharia" is a political system in which women are second-rate human bodies and in which clergy can be involved in determining business transactions, and there is no "freedom of speech" tied to politics in a society related to "Sharia." When you travel around Michigan and in other states of the country, watch for signs that rotten people are trying to teach you or family members, especially children, that "Sharia" is good and "Allah" is good and teach you or family members that the United States of America is bad and that, for instance, Christianity and Buddhism and Hinduism are bad, which I have evidence is happening and which is being brought about by people who are clearly working to make "Sharia" and "Islamic Law" a dominant political system in the world (it is a political system as rotten as socialism and fascism and communism are, since it promotes violence and thuggery and coercion and killing under the face of religion). By the way, a society based on "Sharia" really creates nothing in the long run and does not advance the human society as a whole since it is too busy suppressing the ideas of people and keeping that ideas of the society based of ways of only a few minds up front (the political leaders, whose main purpose is too keep themselves enriched through the work of others, the many--it is a gang-run society really. Yes, if you run across people pushing the idea that Muslim stuff--particularly the true The Quran and not the translations of The Quran that are faked to hide the true nature of Islam--is better than U.S. is, especially to little children, go public and make it known to other good people and fight back against it.
In essence, this edition of Michigan Travel Tips was written and completed on November 1, 2015, but then I had to make big changes to it because of events related to Forty Mile Point Lighthouse, which is located along US-23 a little north of Rogers City, Presque Isle County, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, pushing some material to what will be the next edition. This will be the last talk that I can present about Forty Mile Point Lighthouse for a long while, because I had to become a member of the Forty Mile Point Lighthouse Society to help protect the "museum" from bad people (I had to pay dues). Be aware--For now, I am a member of the "museum" society," so I cannot talk about it as a place to see as I could previously or you might think I am not being fair to other places in the state.
This summer, I read through several times the "Journals" and "Logs" (made by lighthouse keepers) of Forty Mile Point Light Station between 1897 and 1969 that are available (I have yet to see ten years of materials, and maybe those ten years are lost forever). My reading and studying the materials and my searching for and reading other materials (such as old newspaper articles) helped me make two main documents about the Forty Mile Point Light Station (which is a working light for the U.S. Coast Guard and a museum)--one focusing on a former freighter called The S.S. Calcite (which was on the Great Lakes from 1912 to 1960 and the pilot house for which is at the museum) and one focusing on the remainder of the museum (the lighthouse, the former boathouse, the fog signal house, sidewalks, et cetera). Each of the two documents exist in two forms--a short version (in single-space form) and a long version (in single-space form). The long versions are for me; for instance, one is 43 pages long). The short versions are for, for instance, people who take up being "guest lighthouse keepers" at the museum, giving them a chance--if they read the short documents--to not sound like idiots when tourists ask them questions. If I give people the long-form documents, it might be too much for them, since, for instance, they could be lazy people or stupid people who care not about learning about the things at the museum.
While I put together the documents, I put together materials that showed the history of the concrete sidewalks at the place, and concrete sidewalks are the focus of the remainder of the talk about what is very likely to be called Forty Mile Point Lighthouse today.
For the shipping season of 1897, the lighthouse was in operation for the first time, and on the grounds of the property were a lighthouse building, a bunkhouse, a boathouse, a fog signal house, a tramway (involving a narrow-gauge railroad track and a small tram car, which was moved by pushing or pulling it), an oil house, and one privy, and that is about it, and over the decades, things were added or removed from the property. In 1908, the first concrete sidewalk was installed on the property, and one portion ran between the fog signal house and the lighthouse building (passing by what was originally called the bunk house), and another portion, in essence, circled around the lighthouse building; eight men put in the sidewalk, and to install some of the concrete sidewalk, the men removed a portion of the tramway, the portion running between the fog signal house and the lighthouse building). Till roughly September 2015, a lot of the 1908 sidewalk still existed on the property or really around the lighthouse building, and a tiny bit still exists today. Let me backup in time a little. During the summer of 2015, people could see some concrete blocks of all the blocks that existed were in poor shape (breaking down) or were out of position (not level), and people, such as some of the board of directors of the "Lighthouse Society," were working to get sidewalk problems fixed. One man--Eric Klein--offered to use his experience to relevel some of the blocks, and he was going to charge nothing to do the work, wishing to preserve as many old blocks as possible. By the way, the blocks are on sand and not dirt, so the releveling could have been successful and could have helped save some blocks for a number of years into the future, when further work might have to be done. At one point, the board of directors did give Eric Klein permission to try an experiment. Hold it! Officially, the museum is controlled by the Lighthouse Society and Presque Isle County, though the country government is the superior controller; both the Lighthouse Society and the country use money and time to repair things and maintain things. While the releveling test was being done, a member of the board of directors--Barb Stone--telephoned a man called Mike Darga, a county commissioner, and, ultimately, the test work was stopped by police. It looks as if the authorization process to do the test was not proper, such as in writing with the county government. And so it goes. A little after that, a company called--Chappa Construction (of the Rogers City area)--worked to complete a contract with the county government to replace some sidewalk on the property, and that work was completed in September 2015 (and I happened to not be in Presque Isle County at the time, and so I was not able to see what was going on). In early October 2015--when I did not know the name of the construction company involved in putting in the new sidewalk--I saw the new sidewalk, and on the day that I saw he new stuff, I knew the construction company had done crap work--rotten work. I then worked to get the name of the construction company, and after several tries, I finally learned the company was Chappa Construction (of the Rogers City area). On November 4, 2015, I delivered a "letter-to-the-editor" document to the Presque Isle County Advance, the weekly newspaper of the Rogers City area. The document noted the many problems with the new sidewalk. On November 5, 2015, I went to the lighthouse property (the county park) and took an extensive collection of photographs of the new sidewalk; I already had some, which I had taken recently, but, this time, I took two levels and two rulers so that I could better show the problems with the sidewalk through photographs. The problems are many, and I will only note some of them here. Hold it! I state clearly--The place is, in essence, a museum, and the people, such as those of the Lighthouse Society and even those in county government, should do the best possible to preserve history. One big problem exists with sidewalk material near the door to the gift shop (originally the bunk house). The side of the sidewalk slopes greatly toward the entrance and toward foundation of the building, and when it rain, water is going to be a problem. In 1911, two brick privies were installed on the property, and sidewalk was installed to reach them; now, for instance, new sidewalk to the southwest privy has a section that is bowed out; if you look down the sides of that sidewalk to the privy, you will not see straightness at the sides. There is a sidewalk that borders the northern side of the garden, and it has two sections of slabs or blocks that bow out; all the new sidewalk for that section replaced stuff that, it seems, was put in in 1942. It is commonplace for all the new sidewalk to have sloppy broom work, and some, such as a section near the kiosk, looks as if it were done when the concrete surface was really wet (like mud), resulting in the broomer making a depression near one side (a little valley area) and leaving slop. At the northern side of the fog signal house, a person can see broom lines that are squiggly and not straight on new concrete. Generally speaking, slope is a problem with blocks, often being sloped too much. The biggest problem has to do with "vee joints" and edges. The persons who used the "vee-joint" tool (or "groover") and "edger" did terrible, terrible work. For instance, the persons who used the edger on the sidewalk that is the northern border for the garden pressed down much too much (on what was too-wet concrete yet) and so all the blocks have sunken edges (which are like drop-offs), and the persons who did the "groove" work or "vee-joint" work pressed down to much (on what was too-wet concrete yet) and made valleys with mounds on the sides. Actually, in most of the spots where the "vee joints" were placed, the vee joints are clearly like valleys with sloppy mounds at the sides. The mounds were not trowelled down. They are trip points. On November 4, 2015, when I took measurements, I found some mounds are up to a quarter-inch high and even six-sixteenths-inch high. There are new trip points all over the place! One reason that old sidewalk blocks were to be replaced was to reduce trip points on the property (many blocks, it seems, could have been reset). Some people say that a part of the goal to put in new blocks was to make the new blocks look old. The new blocks do not look old; they look like crap. If people wanted to make blocks look old, they would have made blocks flat, and they would have tried to make blocks to replace known 1908 blocks have brooming lines done like those of the 1908 blocks sort of, and they would not have made inappropriate diagonal vee joints, and they would have put stones in the mix be more like those of blocks being replaced, and maybe they might have tried to dye the concrete mix to make it darker (and like old concrete being replaced), and they would have tried to put vee joints where original vee joints were, and they would not have put in the deep edges and deep vee joints. Forget all the people involved in working to put in the replacement sidewalk failed to make things somewhat historical in nature. The concrete job--as a concrete job, which could be like that surrounding a county courthouse today--is crap! You would not want the new sidewalk around your house, and you would complain. I state---The lighthouse was hurt by bad county-government people, such as Michael Darga, by some bad people of the board of the Forty Mile Point Lighthouse Society, and by everyone at Chappa Construction. When you think "Chappa" (of the Rogers City area of Michigan), think crap. A bunch of old good blocks are now gone. By the way, the country government spent taxpayer money to replace some stuff that should not have been replaced. I say that the only thing that can be done now is redo it all, which probably will not happen. Oh, I do have old photographs of the sidewalks as they had been before the new junk was put in--the photographs could be used to, at least, identify where vee joints should be placed and to determine the length of blocks.
If you happen to be near Forty Mile Point Lighthouse when there is no snow on the ground that covers the sidewalks, take a look at the crappy new sidewalk sections.
It is a shame.
People should be fired or should resign.
I have said as a joke two things. I have said give me a team with the eight men who installed the 1908 concrete, and I could do a better job. Oh, yes, those men are dead. And I have said give me a team with five girls from the elementary school at Rogers City, and while they are playing on the swings at the park, I will put in the sidewalks. Yes, I am saying that my team of either little girls or dead men could do better than those guys from Chappa Construction (of the Rogers City area).
P.S. #1: Remember: While you travel in Michigan, remind your children or grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician or sing the praises of Barack Obama, and to help you remember other matters that you should teach children about bad politicians, such as Barack Obama (who can be described as an "enslaver"), see such other documents of mine as Conservatism for Children and What Conservatism Means (which can be reached through this link: Conservatism) and Lessons for Children about Politics and Dangerous People (which can be reached through this link: Children). (Note: I first passed along the subject of not being a "servant to Obama" and the like in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.)
P.S. #2: While you travel in Michigan, it is easy to come across evidence of rotten people or to meet rotten people. One really rotten man is Richard Bernstein, who is a new member to the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan. Evidence of his rottenness can be found in my document entitled Richard Bernstein--A Man Who Hopes You Are Blind to His Rottenness, which can be reached through this Bernstein link. Yet, on Monday, January 12, 2015, the Detroit Free Press did a story about Richard Bernstein to sell Richard Bernstein as something good, though he is not (Ahern, Louise Knott. "State's 1st blind justice aims to be inspiration." Detroit Free Press, 12 January 2014, p. 4A.). I report--I urge anyone who runs a business and loses a court case in which Richard Bernstein was one of the presiding judges to file to have the decision thrown out or killed through another case, since Richard Bernstein, while running to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan, made it clear that he was going to be biased against businesses if he were to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan, and that is a fact. Richard Bernstein is a rotten man!
Your travel tips in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips are:
Boat Cruises for the Pictured Rock National Lakeshore, Munising, Alger County, the Upper Peninsula.
Forty Mile Point Lighthouse, near Rogers City, Presque Isle County, the Lower Peninsula.
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