(The 142nd 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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    Since I published the previous edition of Michigan Travel Tips, an annual North American International Auto Show was held in Detroit, Michigan.  A lot of talk, such as from anchors and reporters of the Detroit-area television stations, was about "smart vehicles" and "self-driving vehicles" and "self-stopping systems" (some cars already have parking-assistance systems and such, and there are wifi systems in cars, and there are camera systems, et cetera ).  To me, all the talk about new technology in vehicles is a bunch of crap.  The more things you put in the car, the more expensive the car becomes originally and the more it costs to repair things later (whether because of system breakdowns in greater numbers or accidents that do damage to more parts), and, in the long run, it will raise the cost of vehicles in the use-car marketplace, and it seems to me it will be harder as time goes on for people to have "second" cars or "third" cars, such as for young family members, because of the ever-rising expense; for example, when an electric car gets old (maybe six years old or older), the big battery system will have to be replaced (unlike the cars of the past) and the cost will be great, and if control modules break down in a high-tech car, the modules could be expensive to get or could be hard to get (in the future), and then there comes to the thing of having to have computer-system software reinstalled so that a vehicle can run, which is a cost that never had to be considered in buying a used car of the 1970s and 1980s and 1990s.  I state that a bunch of techies are getting to play around developing and making computer systems and electronic things for vehicles at their jobs and are getting paid for their playing around, and it is all going to lead to problems.  One problem that you will not hear others talk about is people will get dumber; for example, when a person does less driving and allows a car to drive itself, the person loses a skill (a mind skill).  In addition, because of all the stuff doing things that people used to do in cars, people will become more enslaved to the control of others and the control of things (made by people, who can goof and screw up), and the person will become less engaged in protecting the self from what is around--other people and things--and watching for danger that is around.  [Note: It seems already a lot of people have bought into the idea--what I identify as a nonsense idea--of buying a particular car over another because it is safer--based on, for one, what the federal government says.  Oh, around January 21, 2016, people were hearing news reports that noted that, by 2020, Volvo was would have nothing but "death proof" cars for sale.  Wow, wow, wow, I am excited!  Volvo only has a few cars on the roads, if you compare Volvo and other companies (around 52,000 cars made by Volvo were sold in the United States of America in 2013, given Volvos are usually very expensive cars), and based on that, a person's chances of getting killed in a Volvo are high today because there are not many Volvos on the roads--the odds of getting killed in a Volvo are not great.  [Stoll, John D., and Sven Grunberg.  "Volvo needs to gain U.S. market share, CEO says."  The Wall Street Journal, 19 November 2014, 10:51 a.m. PT.; Valdes-Dapena, Peter.  "Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020."  CNN Money, 21 January 2016, 11:04 am. ET.]]  I see a crash coming on!

    Now, you may have thought I was done with talking about "self-driving cars," but I am not.  Cars and such can weigh, for instance, 3,500 pounds, and if you think about "mass," each vehicle is a lot of "mass," which a person has to learn to control not only on dry pavement but also on wet or snow-covered or slushy pavement.  If people get in the habit of working with self-drive cars, they will lose more time driving with their own skills or will lose practice controlling the big masses that cars are.  What can be deduced from that?  If a person loses practice on a regular basis, when wet or snowy weather comes and the roads get snow-covered or slushy, the person will probably have to take over control of the vehicle that the person has, and because the person is not as adepted at controlling the car on dry pavement (having let the car drive itself much), the person will be even worse driving on slushy pavement or snow-covered pavement than the person would have been if the person had always been in complete control of driving the vehicle.  I can see it now--it snows, and a lot of people have to take control of the driving of the car from the car, and the roads become snow-covered and slippery, and a bunch of people will probably make mistakes in driving, having not gained enough skill to operate their vehicle on the snow-covered or slushy pavement.  Even now without self-driving cars, when the first snow falls in an area, a lot of people have trouble on the roads, and the number of accidents goes up (Note: I have heard about that for decades, especially when I did traffic reporting work on radio stations for AAA Michigan).  Oh, on Monday, January 18, 2016, I was listening (sort of) to The Frank Beckmann Show of WJR-AM through the Internet (my being far from Detroit, where the radio station is), and what was going on at one point was an interview between Frank Beckmann and (it seems) an auto writer for The Detroit News (it was about about 11:10 a.m. Detroit time), and the writer noted that self-driving cars will be useful for some senior citizens, allowing those who might not be able to get around in a regular car get around with the self-driving car.  I state that, of course, if it is rainy or snowy, that can wipe that out, and the senior citizens who have self-driving cars may not find them much use between November and March in many areas of the country (and they will yet have to pay the high insurance costs in the mean time).  All it takes is a little icy patch on the road, and then you can have a big problem.  Remember--Ice forms on bridges before it does on roads proper.  How is a self-driving car going to detect that unexpected icy patch?  Think--All of a sudden misty weather turns into freezing mist.  There is a mess!  Even if a car has a thermometer, which will warn a driver about possible ice on the road based on temperature of the air, an icy patch could cause a problem before the driver ever gets a warning.  Overall, I get back to the great expense that will have to be attached to vehicles with self-driving capability and all the infrastructure that will be needed (in road structure and such) to have self-driving cars as commonplace things, and when a car with self-driving capability gets in an accident, there will probably be higher cost to repair the car than a regular car (the more things that can get damaged in an accident, the more money that will have to be spent to repair things).  I wonder--If the self-driving system in a self-driving car goes bad, will it be possible to leave it unrepaired (such as forever) and yet have the car useable?  Why pay for a self-driving system to begin with?  Hey, see yourself on a freeway in a big city and see hundreds or thousands of vehicles around you--maybe going in the same direction that you are at 60 miles an hour or 70 miles an hour--and think what might happen if one vehicle hits an undetected icy patch.  I do not think things will go well, since all the different computers of the self-driving systems of a big bunch of vehicles will get overloaded with ever-changing data (over in an instant) about other vehicles.  Of course, that scene could be made up of a bunch of people with not a lot skill at driving--even on dry pavement now that they often allow their vehicles to drive them around--taking control of their vehicles from the self-driving systems for the day and running their vehicles along in their hands alone, and they will not be as adept as they should be to avoid problems ahead, and there will still be unnecessary accidents because of the icy patch.  And, of course, even a little bit of snowy weather--let alone a big storm--could stop some people from driving or could close businesses down or slow the economy because fewer people can travel.  Today, a bunch of yuppies and such at car companies are chasing a dream (and getting paid for it) and are leaving commonsense about the world behind!  [Note: The cost for having a car for the senior citizen will go up probably, and so will it be a choice between having the car or eating better?]

    Yes, I think a lot of big money, which will be spent on the self-driving-car idea, will be wasted or will not be used in a cost-effective manner.

    Oh, while you are driving around with children in your new "smart car" (or whatever), are the children busy texting (and not seeing what is around them)?  The "texting" thing is going to lead to big problems in people in the near future and the distant future.  For example, children of today will get in the habit of writing pigeon language (with detective spellings of words and rotten structure in what should be sentences and defective word use and unclear meanings of ideas) and not learn to write properly, and that will lead to them having trouble in the world and will lead them into being taken advantage of by a bad person who can write well and such, such as write big and long contracts that might be filled with enslaving causes that a person will only be able to detect if the person has the stamina to find the enslaving causes by reading and understanding well what is really said.  I will never do texting--whether while driving or not.  Texting is crap--it is going to create stupid people--and it is why I will never need the "texting" feature through a car!

    Around the first full week of January 2016, one of the big stories in the news dealt with the City of Flint (Michigan) and the mess that was associated with a water-treatment fiasco involving the city, in which bad water ended up being pushed out to homes and businesses and used by people.  Flint is a city in Genesee County of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  Flint has been a depressed city for a long time, poorly managed and like a bankrupt place.  The city has been controlled by Democrats for a long time; in November 2015, Karen Weaver (a black woman and a Democrat) was elected to be the new mayor of the city, and she was following in a line of ten previous Democrats as mayors.  The city is a place with a lot of stupid people; around 2013, the illiteracy rate in Flint was at 36 percent, which was double the overall rate for the State of Michigan [Schurch, Sarah.  "Flint area organizations on how to combat high illiteracy rates."  mlive.com, 19 September 2013, 9:04 p.m. updated version (originally 9:00 p.m.).]  Around the first week of January 2016, people on television and radio and in newspapers were trying to put the blame for the water-treatment fiasco on particular people, such as the Governor of Michigan (Rick Snyder), though he was not instrumental in the decision some time ago to, in essence, have Flint leave the Detroit water-treatment system and go it alone (one reason of which was, supposedly, to save money).  Incidentally, some people were really talking wickedly against Rick Snyder; for instance, Michael Moore (the famous rotten documentarian and liar and communist), who is a native of Flint, was calling for the arrest of Rick Snyder for having poisoned "all" in Flint, and Michael Moore even set up a website so that people could donate money to take on Rick Snyder, and Cher (the singer, who has no ties to Michigan) pushed out the idea that Governor Rick Snyder should be "SHOT" [Egan, Paul.  "Snyder should resign, Fint water crisis protesters say."  Detroit Free Press, 9 January 2015, pp. 1A and 5A.; Graaf, Mai De.  "'Firing squad works for me': Songstress and notoriously erratic Twitter user Cher calls for Michigan governor to be jailed and SHOT over contaminated water crisis in Flint."  dailymail.com, 6 January 2016, 18:06 EST (original version at 17:28 EST).].  Some people sort of blamed partially the government of the City of Flint or the government of Detroit (in essence, for decades, water-treatment systems in southeastern Lower Michigan have involved the City of Detroit), and some people blamed one or more persons or entities.  Based on what I saw and heard, I say that Michael Moore and others failed--probably purposely in some cases--to identify properly where the blame should really be set down upon heavily.  Like in Detroit, people in Flint, which includes the people and the politicians, have a culture of ignorance--ignorance built upon ignorance over decades and generations, especially in blacks (such as those who probably did not want to follow the ways of learning from "whites" or "white" teachers, as happened in Detroit)--the citizens have supported and voted for rotten people to be the leaders (the politicians) of the city.  Remember--As a rule, especially with Democrats, politicians are not elected based on their intelligence, and they are simply winners of elections, which are popularity contests focusing on images and involving usually uninformed voters, if not many highly stupid people, and the results can come about through a push of violence and coercion on voters or potential voters (like that used by management of labor unions, for instance), and the politicians are almost always low-level thinkers with very little commonsense ability backed by good general knowledge of a lot of subjects.  The blame for the water-treatment fiasco in Flint can be put down hard on most of the people who have lived in Flint over at least the last thirty years--they got out of life what they put into it.  If you travel in or through Flint, keep in mind what Flint really is and see the true nature of what it is.  Flint is a city in which the people--some of whom are idiot protestors calling for the downfall of Rick Snyder today--harmed themselves.  And so it goes in life and with life in Flint!  Yes, Flint is another collection of screw-ups.

    If you look at the election results for Flint (such as through the Genesee County government statistics page), you will see a great majority of voters who voted in the November 2012 general election voted for Barack Obama, and that shows how many rotten people are in Flint, voting for a defective man.

    By the way, on January 22, 2016, the Detroit Free Press (the communistic rag) published a story called "Red Flag on corrosion control overlooked" (Egan, Paul.  "Red Flag on corrosion control overlooked." Detroit Free Press, 22 January 2016, pp. 1A and 7A.).  The story noted as the first paragraph--"...A March 2015 consultant's report recommended spending $50,000 to add corrosion control chemicals to Flint's drinking water because iron was leaching from the pipes and turning the water brown--a significant and relatively early red flag that city officials and regulators missed, experts said Thursday....".  Even the Detroit Free Press had to show up the idiocy of the city officials of Flint, who had been elected by citizens (which shows the statues of the citizens).

    Announcement: Once again I note that my father--William Arthur Swanson--drew up (as a draftsman) the water-piping routing for the main building for the Allen Park Water Treatment Plant in the 1950s, and he would later go on to, for one, do water-piping drawings for General Motors automobile plants (in the department known as Argonaut and later Plant Engineering), and he taught me a little about water piping, and I went on to learn a bit more about water treatment plants (and I even did a short radio program years ago about the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, which had information derived from workings of the Allen Park Water Treatment Plant).

    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.

    So you want to get away from Flint and Detroit at the very least.  Let me see if I can give you a place to go.

    To some people in Michigan, the Champion #4 Shaft House is very far away.  It is in the Painesdale area of the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula.  Generally speaking, the shaft house was used for mining copper from about 1902 to 1967, and it is located at Hubbard Street and Mineshaft Road.  I have known about the place since the 1990s, and it still looks as if it gets a limited number of visits during the summer-tourist season (or so).  The museum-like place is still open only by appointment--that is, a person has to call ahead of time to set up a tour.  To find out whom to contact, a person should go to the present website for Painesdale Mine and Shaft Inc.

    In the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is a city called Marshall (in Calhoun County of the Lower Peninsula), and that city is fairly close to Detroit and Flint and most of the big cities in Michigan.  Marshall is where the Michael W. Schragg Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum is located.  Actually, the place is a post office, and it has a museum located in the basement, which has, for instance, a 1905 mail buggy and a 1931 Model T mail truck.  This museum is another musuem that can only be seen--it seems--through the appointment process.  Generally speaking, it could be said that--by appointment--it can be seen most days of the year.  It is not has if the place is only open--through the appointment process--in the summer tourist season.  Michael W. Schragg Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum is located at 202 East Michigan Avenue.  Of course, the building for the post office, which was built in 1932, can be seen--somewhat--when the post office is open for business.

    Oh, if you go to Harbor Beach (of Huron County or the Lower Peninsula or in the "thumb" area of the Lower Peninsula), you may or may not get away from Detroit.  Harbor Beach is where the Frank Murphy Memorial Museum, which is made up of two main buildings (houses), is located.  It has general tour hours, which never seem to include Monday), and it can be seen on an appointment basis.  Frank Murphy was a "Democrat"--maybe not the "Democrat" of today, who is at least clearly a socialist or communist, and he was the governor of the State of Michigan from 1937 to 1939.  I do note that U.S. President Franklin F. Roosevelt--who was a hard-line socialist or progressive (think of a person schooled in the ideas of communism and a person who disliked The United States Constitution, following up in the footsteps of other bad politicians, such as the highly rotten U.S. President Woodrow Wilson)--nominated Frank Murphy to be an associate justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, and that information can help a person really determine the nature of the mind of Frank Murphy.  Hey, Frank Murphy was the mayor of Detroit from 1930 to 1933.  The roots for the sinking of Detroit go back a long way.

    And now the roots for rotten cars of the future are being set down today.

    Stay well!


    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:

    The Frank Murphy Memorial Museum, Harbor Beach, Huron County, the Lower Peninsula.

    The Michael W. Schragg Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Marshall, Calhoun County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Painesdale Mine and Shaft, Inc., Painesdale, Houghton County, the Upper Peninsula.


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