(The 60th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    Before I start this edition of Michigan Travel Tips proper, I have to say something. Sometimes people in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan seem to think people in the Lower Peninsula do not think about the people in the Upper Peninsula. I know I do, and now. I say, "Hello, all guys and gals in the Upper Peninsula."  In addition, I say "hello" to anyone in Hawaii or Alaska who reads this edition of Michigan Travel Tips, if only to show at least one guy in Michigan has Hawaii and Alaska in mind or has other Americans--other individuals--in mind.  Also, I send good luck to all the individuals of the United States of America who are fighting to keep the United States of America a place of free men and free women connected by the U.S. Constitution.  And to everyone I say that, during my travels in Michigan over the last few months, I have been talking about Barack Obama and information pertaining to Barack Obama on Web pages of The Hologlobe Press, and when I teach people more about what Barack Obama really is, which is, for one, a hater of the U.S. Constitution, and things that he has said, I have ended up seeing shock and fear on faces, and, during my travels, I have been running across people with "hatred" in their minds for Barack Obama, and I have never had hatred related to me about a president before (with Bill Clinton, there was at least disgust but not true hatred, and with George W. Bush, there was no true hatred but only fake hatred that had been manufactured in people's mind by media outlets, such as NBC-TV and MSNBC), and, here, I note that I shall continue to teach people about Barack Obama, and I hope you pass on.the names of the Web pages listed at the end of this document, and, yes, I think a real revolution and a real change--not that which Barack Obama was hoping for--is already underway, and I urge to you get a copy of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which is a book written by Mark R. Levin, to help you.

    Michigan is made up of many cities and towns, and if you were to travel to all of them, you would discover some of them show signs that they have been run horribly for years or decades, and, certainly, one such place would be Detroit, which now has an unemployment rate of a little more than 22 percent, has a deficit of at least $600 million (at least about $300 million for the city proper and about $300 million for the school district), has an adult illiteracy rate of about 47 percent, and has more trouble, such as a defective city council (headed by Monica Conyers), and the management of the city has it all wrong as to what to do make the city and individuals of the city better--and so it goes when government works to make citizens sheep or slaves and strip men and women of their dignity and value (the problem really got started with the beliefs of Mayor Coleman A. Young and is being carried on by the beliefs of many politicians related to Detroit today, such as Coleman Young, Jr., Ken Cockrel, Jr., and Monica Conyers).  Although I know Detroit is in big trouble (and, recently, I have seen some panic or distress in the faces of television hosts of WHPR-TV, Channel 33, which might also be due at least somewhat to what Barack Obama is and is doing), I note some good things in Detroit to start off this edition of Michigan Travel Tips.  The Detroit Historical Museum has a special exhibit focusing on the local television personalities of Detroit over the years, and the exhibit, which is entitled Detroit's Classic TV Personalities," will be at the museum through September 6, 2009, and not too far from the Detroit Historical Museum is the New Detroit Science Center, and the New Detroit Science Center has a "Star Trek" franchise exhibit (which is entitled "Star Trek: The Exhibition") on display through September 7, 2009 (which includes, for one, a replica of the bridge of The U.S.S. Enterprise of the series known as Star Trek).  Both exhibits are exhibits that I could talk about in an edition of T.H.A.T., which are monthly Internet-only publications that focus on the television industry and are available through the Web site of The Hologlobe Press.  If you can, plan to see those exhibits.  (To get to the T.H.A.T. catalog, use this link: T.H.A.T..)

    Incidentally, I really do wish guys and gals in Detroit would get up some nerve and stand up for themselves--as individuals and as Americans--and create and take part in "tea parties" (tax-revolt parties) like those that have already taken place at some cities in the country recently and like those that are being planned at cities around the country.  I ask myself often, especially recently--When are guys and gals in Detroit going to know they are Americans and individuals and not pawns and expendables of politicians?  The Democratic Party has surely hurt so many people in Detroit since the 1970s.  And when are guys and gals going to get angry enough with the government, especially of Detroit, and push for real change--not the fake "hope and change" of an enslaver?

    Also, I wonder if there is at least one guy left in Detroit who feels really bad that he cannot have his favorite gal dressed in a summer dress, which will show her off to him, and cannot take long walks with her in the neighborhood on warm nights and feel safe.  (Hey, guy, can you imagine her in a cotton dress flowing in the breeze?)

    So much has been lost in Detroit!

    And to Detroiters and all, I still say that "global warming talk" or "climate change" talk related to man is crap and will hurt tourism in Michigan, and what politicians, such as Barack Obama, want to do with laws related to carbon dioxide will hurt Detroiters and all, and I note that the Detroit Free Press is just one entity that is telling Detroiters lies.  For example, the Detroit Free Press pushes global-warming crap, but it did not report how in Alberta, Canada, there was record cold weather at at least 14 of the weather reporting stations in at least the first one-third or so of March 2009, beating records noted since records started to be kept in the 1880s (Gunter, Lorne.  "Alberta, Canada, Bests March 10th Record Low by Minus Four degrees, columnist questions climate situation."  The Edmonton Journal, 15 March 2009, p. NA (acquired through the Internet)), and, in fact, at one airport on one day set a new record of -41.5 C (which beat the old record of -29.4, which had been set in 1975).  The story should have been reported by the Detroit Free Press, if it were an honorable newspaper.

    Oh, yes, I have seen more articles about the planet in the Detroit Free Press.  For instance, on March 13, 2009, the newspaper offered readers "Clean water harder to find" (Green, Peter S. "Clean water harder to find." Detroit Free Press, 13 March 2009, p. 4A.), which was about the "World Water Development Report" of the United Nations, an entity in which socialists, communists, and dictators have much influence, and, for one, the article noted finding good water is a problem in Africa and will be harder to find in the future (but the article does not note how it is the governments of the continent, such as the war tribes, that have created much of nothing for the people of Africa over decades and decades and decades, and so goes the way of dictators and other deadly politicians, and the United Nations does not have the interests of the people of the United States of America in mind, and a person should expect information from the United Nations to be false or misleading or a lie).  And also, on the same day, the newspaper had "Dim skies not just weather" (Free Press News Services . "Dim skies not just weather." Detroit Free Press, 13 March 2009, p. 2A.), which, for one, had information from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, and which had such, such dire predictions about the planet.  And more articles followed; for instance, on Sunday, April 5, 2009, the Detroit Free Press had more articles, such as "Most Arctic ice could be gone in just 30 years," which I think is another propaganda panic piece ("Most Arctic ice could be gone in just 30 years."  Detroit Free Press, 5 April 2009, p. 32A).

    It comes to the point that a person should see, for instance, the Detroit Free Press is pushing only one side of the weather issue and is lying about things.

    Here is an aside.  I still have not found a location near the North Pole where I can set up a bikini-beach resort, which will probably only be open for a few days, because the operators of the Detroit Free Press say that the planet is going to die soon, and all of us are going to die soon.  Yes, the guys and gals at the Detroit Free Press, which is a dying newspaper (at the end of last month, the management shut down four days of home delivery), do know best!  (And that is more sarcasm from me directed at the Detroit Free Press, which, for one, keeps the citizens of Detroit stupid.)

    Warning with commentary:  And then there is this nonsense, which shows how insane and crazy and dangerous a number of politicians are.  "As Earth warms, experts look to geo-engineering"--this story was presented in the Detroit Free Press on Thursday, April 9, 2009 (Borenstein, Seth.  "As Earth warms, experts look to geo-engineering." Detroit Free Press, 9 April 2009, p. 10A.).  The "science adviser" to Barack Obama is John Holdren, and John Holdren is thinking about, for one, the idea of putting pollution particles in the sky to reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the planet, and he seems to promote the idea that the summer sea ice at the Arctic is going to go away soon, and other entities of people around the world are thinking about geo-engineering, too.  I believe Jon Holdren is insane and crazy, as are others who believe geo-engineering of  the climate of the world is possible.  Volcanoes have put material up in the atmosphere--too much material for me to fathom--over the centuries, and the planet has not died, and no way could man put up enough material--they want "pollution material"--to block out light of the sun in order to affect the weather and cool the planet.  The size of Earth is enormous, and man is tiny, tiny, tiny!  Yes, the nuts, like Jon Holdren, are really going out on a limb to put pressure on the public to get the public to allow government people to tax the public people for money that can be used to fix the climate of the world (I say that the money would most assuredly be misspent, and, certainly, money would be used for corrupt reasons and to line the pockets of corrupt politicians and other people).

    Think about this commentary: Barack Obama is worried about pollution causing warming of the planet, but Barack Obama is thinking about putting "pollution material" in the air to cool the planet.  (I hear nuttiness here.  Do you remember "Dim skies not just weather" was in the Detroit Free Press?)

    Put your hands in the air, and shake them about wildy, and sarcastically yell out: "Aaaahhhh, we're all going to die soon!  We're done for!  Aaaaahhhhh!"

    Calm down.  Remember: Like minds get together, as I have mentioned in the past, because unlike minds are always at odds, and Barack Obama chose John Holdren.

    One of the delights of traveling in Michigan is coming across fudge shops and candy shops that exist, and, for example, there are numerous places in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula and in the eastern quarter of the Upper Peninsula that sell "Mackinac fudge," and a person can find places, such as at Mackinaw City, where business operators make chocolate candy, and I do hope the time does not come when nitwit and dangerous politicians--Marxist-types and the like--have enough power to propose and enact a special tax on chocolate.  I heard a report on March 12, 2009, from "BBC World Service"--a newscast delivered on a National Public Radio station--in which a man named David Walker was proposing that a law be enacted in Scotland to put a special tax on chocolate so that, for one, people would be less likely to eat chocolate and become obese.  Such a garbage idea that is.  The proposal is really a proposal to pull more tax money out of people to support socialism crap in Scotland, and that is another sign of the socialism garbage existing in the United Kingdom, which includes Scotland and where, as I noted in T.H.A.T. #59 (published on March 10, 2009), the national-health-care system is a failure and a disaster (you should see T.H.A.T. #59, which can be reached by using this link: T.H.A.T. #59; and you should see the numerous articles about the failure of the national-health-care system (of the United Kingdom), which talk about, for instance, the lack of care for the elderly and the lack of dentists, by seeing Liberty-page.com, which can be reached by hitting this link: Liberty-page.com).

    For some amount of time that I cannot relate to you, I have come up with the conclusion that many people are truly unaware of the size of Michigan and most certainly the size of the United States of America, because they have not traveled by car across Michigan or across the United States of America, so they have big-head thoughts that man is killing the planet or they overestimate how important or significant they are in relation to the size of the planet, and that results in their being easily swayed to shallow reports and false reports about how man is destroying the planet.

    Let us look at some examples of distances between places (as noted on the state map issued by the State of Michigan).  The distance between Benton Harbor (which is in Berrien County of the Lower Peninsula) and Sault Ste. Marie (which is in Chippewa County of the Upper Peninsula) is 360 miles, and that means, if a person were to drive from one place to the other, it would take at least six hours to get to the destination place when the speed is 60 miles an hour (and there would be times when the speed was less than 60 miles an hour).  So, in essence, it would take a person about a day to drive from Benton Harbor to Sault Ste. Marie, where the person could see the Tower of History.  The distance between Imlay City (which is in Lapeer County of the Lower Peninsula) and Ironwood (which is in Gogebic County of the Upper Peninsula) is 563 miles, and it would take--driving 60 miles an hour--at least nine hours to drive between them (you should take time for several rest stops, for lunch, and for dinner, too).

    A reminder: There is so little information available that really proves how the polar caps have changed over the last, for instance, few thousands of years, let alone millions of years (really, man has only been doing real research at the South Pole since World War II), and there is too little information about what is or is not happening with the polar caps to go freaky and panic and act in a panicked manner, and it must be remembered that no particular place ever is exactly the same on a particular date--from year to year, from decade to decade, from century to century....

    Once again, for the individuals of Michigan--from Benton Harbor to Detroit, and from Detroit to Mackinaw City, and from Mackinaw City to Ironwood, I pass along some information about the "cap-and-trade" idea, which Barack Obama wants and which has nothing to do with limiting the importing of goods from other countries on to shelves of stores in the United States of America.  In January 2008, Barack Obama said, "...Under my plan, of, ah, a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket, even, regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal-powered plants, natural gas, you name it were, whatever the industry was, they would have to, ah, retrofit their operations, and that will cost money--they will pass that money on to consumers...."  Barack Obama's plan will hurt Detroit and every place in Michigan, and, in essence, if Barack Obama's plan is enacted, Barack Obama will have assaulted and attacked the individuals of Detroit and the individuals at all the cities in Michigan, and it will show how much more of a defective man Barack Obama is, since the idea of "manmade global warming"or "manmade climate change" is nonsense.

    And everyone in Detroit had better realize that "cap and trade" will kill the using of big Cadillacs and big Buicks and such.

    Let me play this game.  If in truth the planet were on the brink of dying because of man, as noted by the so-called scientists in the reports, would not all the broadcast media entities in the country put together big, big documentaries about the problem and air them, such as over several nights?  I get the feeling no one at the big broadcast media entities in the country is willing to push such lackluster and shallow information into documentaries.  They probably could not find enough proof and facts and figures and cover the Arctic, Antarctica, and many other places over much time (based on as much scientific evidence), and they would be ridiculed.  (Yes, but everyone will believe the work of Communist Filmmaker Michael Moore, who dislikes the United States of America, as I noted in the previous edition of Michigan Travel Tips.  A man named Kevin Leffler put together a film entitled Shooting Michael Moore, which shows the hypocracy of and more about Michael Moore, and, by the way, the film was shown at AMC theaters in the Detroit area on Friday, December 11, 2008.  Look for or seek out Shooting Michael Moore.)

    Your travel tip of Michigan in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips are:

    The New Detroit Science Center, Detroit, Wayne County, the Lower Peninsula.

    The Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, Wayne County, the Lower Peninsula.

    The Tower of History, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, the Upper Peninsula.

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