(The 223rd Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    Now I have a document at the website for The Hologlobe Press entitled A COVID-19 Document that Shows the Rottenness of the CDC, Many in the Medical Community, Many in the Media, and All the Democrats, such as Gretchen Whitmer, Andrew Cuomo, and Joseph Biden, and the document can be reached by using this COVID-19 link.

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    For this edition of Michigan Travel Tips, I start out with quite a different introduction from that which might normally be associated with a Michigan Travel Tips document, and it might be something that you think could fit in a Television History and Trivia document of mine.  Today, it seems to be commonplace for people to be involved with iPads and such while traveling in cars and SUVs and whatever, and that is especially true for children, who should be made to watch what is around them while traveling so that they understand how big the world really is and how much of a tiny and little thing they are.  In the late 1960s and 1970s, people did not have hand-held electronic entertainment things, but they did have radios and such to listen to things while traveling--while yet looking around them to see what the world was about.  I can report that the late 1960s and the early 1970s made up the heyday period for 8-track players that could be used in cars and such while traveling.  An 8-track player (or eight-track player) played audio tapes that were housed in plastic cartridges (8-track cartridges), which were about five inches deep, four inches wide, and three-quarters inches tall, and each contained a loop tape (quarter-inch high audio tape, like that used with reel-to-reel tape machines, such as my Akai M-9, which I have talked about in documents that I have on the Internet).  I never had an 8-track player with 8-track tapes, but I used similar type cartridges at WAYN-AM Radio of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in the first half or so of the 1970s, and the cartridges--Fedelipac-brand types and Audiopak-brand types--had recordings of songs or commercials on them, and I repaired cartridges there, such as when pressure pads (made of sponge-like material mostly) went bad, and I wound cartridges (put new audio tape in cartridges when old audio tape was damaged or worn out), and to make a cart, I used a cart winding machine (such as a Spotmaster-brand machine, similar with what I used) to put tape on the spool-like disc and then used splicing tape to complete the loop.  Between about June 2022 and November 2022, I got exposed to 8-track machines in earnest.  A neighbor had a bunch of old 8-track cartridges that he had used in the late 1960s and early 1970s at least, and many had defective pressure pads, and some had broken tape.  He wondered if I could make the tapes useful again.  From a used-thing store in Cheboygan, Michigan, I bought (for a few dollars) three old portable 8-track players--one did not work and one was hard to insert carts in to and one was worthwhile.  The worthwhile unit had no speaker attached to it.  From that named store, I got a stand-alone small speaker unit, and then I attached it to the 8-track machine using double-sided tape (the foam-like tape).  I then made a cable unit so that I could plug the 8-track unit into a power outlet of a vehicle (and, in the fall, I made a removable extension cord so that the player could be used in a residence, which was designed to work with a 12-volt AC-DC power supply that plugs into a wall outlet).  I discovered that there were two different types of 8-track cartridges.  One type was like the Fedelipac and Audiopak cartridges that I used at WAYN-AM (and some even had "Fedelipac" stamped on them), and such cartridges lacked an internal rubber roller, since it was the cartridge player (for such tapes) that had the rubber roller, which flipped up in to the cartridge (through a hole in the bottom of the cartridge) when the cartridge was put in an 8-track machine.  The other type of cartridge had a rubber roller in it, and when a cartridge was played in a proper 8-track machine, the roller helped push the tape against the capstan of the player machine (which spun and moved the tape).  I did not know the two types of cartridges existed.  Years ago, a person had to be careful and only buy cartridges that would work with the machine that the person had.  My neighbor had both types of cartridges.  Besides repairing pressure pads in carts, I had to transfer some tape from Fedelipac-like carts to the other type so that the neighbor could use them.  Incidentally, I was able to get splicing tape from Vintage Audio King (of the Detroit area), having had none in decades, and I made a splicing block (using a router), and the best replacement material that I have found so far for pressure pads is "Poly Foam" (strip stuff) related to a company called Frost King that is three-eights of an inch wide, one-quarter inch thick, and 17-feet long (it is like a weather-seal strip, and it is not too stiff) [Note: There is more to the story about making a replacement pressure pad, but I will leave that out here.].  Today, the neighbor has about fifty working 8-track cartridges.  I could say that the neighbor has some good music to listen to while traveling in Michigan, certainly stuff that is better than much of the modern stuff, which is often electronic enhanced (especially the voices) and tinny, and much of the country music sounds like pop music.  Because of the sound of much of the modern music, the neighbor hoped I could get the tapes working again and get an 8-track machine working.  While traveling down the road, the neighbor can listen to Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Donna Fargo, The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, and other performers of  the late 1960s and 1970s.  And while traveling in the upper part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan or in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan some day, maybe on a summer day, you might hear the player in action while waiting next to a car (with open windows) at a traffic light.  Maybe you will hear "What's Going On" from Marvin Gaye.

    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, Islamic 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" 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 it promotes killing of non-followers behind the face of religion and a god, Allah).  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 the ideas of the society based on ways of only a few minds up front (the political leaders), whose main purpose is to 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 the U.S. is, especially to little children, go public and make it known to other good people and fight back against it.

    Now, welcome to the what's-going-on? section of this edition of Michigan Travel Tips.  The summer is gone, and a lot of tourist sites are closed till April or May.  For this edition, I had to find at least one place that people could see this winter if  they wanted to.  I came up with two places--in a way.  One place is the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, which is inside the Waterloo Recreation Area, which is in the Chelsea area, which can be said to exist in the western Washtenaw County/eastern Jackson County of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  One reason that I chose the place is I discovered it has something that I did not known about.  Since the last time that I thought about the Waterloo Recreation Area and the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, the staff have come up with a limited number of "track chairs" for people to use to get around.  Each thing--a one-person unit--look like mini-bulldozer (without the front blade-thing).  The units can run in snow and through several inches of water easily.  They are available to, for example, people who regularly use wheelchairs, and they are available on a first-come schedule.  In essence, the Waterloo Recreation Area is a year-round-open place, and a person can do biking and hiking and cross-country skiing.  The place has six main trails, such as the Old Field Trail, which is the shortest trail, and the Lakeview Trail, which is the longest, being about three-miles-and-a-half long.  The Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, covering about 20,000 acres.  The place offers various camping and lodging styles, such as backpack-only camping sites.  There are horses to rent at times.  Although the Waterloo Recreation Area is open throughout the year, and Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center is not open throughout the year.  For example, between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day, the place is closed, and from New Year's Day through March, it is only open on weekdays.  For much of the year, the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center is open to the public.  The place is, in essence, an exhibit building, focusing on geology and habitat of the Chelsea area/Waterloo area, and it happens to have artifacts related to Paleo-Indian hunters.  I do have to say that the place has an ice-cave exhibit.  I wonder how many people who show up at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center in the deep winter go in to the ice-cave exhibit--while trying to warm up from being out in the cold.  Forget that!  Oh, there is a little theater in which a 12-minute overview or introductory film gets shown to people, and that is a place where a person could warm up a bit.  The Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center is located about  three miles west of Chelsea on Bush Road (17030 Bush Road).  Hey, as you head to the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center and the Waterloo Recreation Area, plug in that 8-track player and....  Okay, I guess that will not work.  Have a ball!

    Enjoy your traveling in Michigan!

    And keep aware of the rotten people in Michigan.

    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 "enslave"), 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 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 Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center and the Waterloo Recreation Area, the Waterloo area and the Chelsea area, the Lower Peninsula.


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