I can’t believe that it took me 5 years to check out the ice skating resources in Springfield MO. It turns out that most of my assumptions about the place were unfounded. They have great public skate hours. Multiple sessions per day, 7 days a week, this time of year, and they sell a seasons pass at a very reasonable price. The pass is $120 a year, and $100 if you are a senior or a student. For comparisons sake, the Germain Ice Arena in Estero FL, charges $400 a month for unlimited ice time, and then only for what they “free style” skating, which is geared more towards competitive figure skaters rather than the general public.
They also have 8 week hockey and figure skating classes that are held year round if you don’t know how to skate. This runs about $100 per 8 week session.The rental skates look half decent also.
The proshop was closed and I could not get my skates sharpened when I was there. You might want to call before you go, they are located at: 635 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO
Phone (417) 866-7444
As you can see, I had the entire rink to myself the other day. Which is a fantastic thing if you want to do any serious skating.
My only gripe about the facility is that this is not a free market enterprise but instead consists of the socialist government of Springfield, stealing money at gun point from the citizens, to build a multi million dollar facility, that when all is said and done, is not something that the citizens of Springfield seem to want to utilize. That being said, I had no part in the theft, and plan on utilizing this facility over the coming years. If I can afford it I am planning on picking up hockey equipment and getting back to playing after a 45 year hiatus. Hope to see you there!
MFP Commentary: I have experienced this personally. I criticized Amazon and within hours the YouTube Channel for Missouri Free Press was permanently deleted. YouTube has not even responded to my appeal to reinstate the channel:
(Natural News) YouTube’s mass censorship is still underway, as more conservatives, libertarians and anyone else who stands in the way of the leftist cult from pushing their propaganda are having their channels taken down left and right. YouTube’s unceremonious account terminations seem to be yielding two responses: Horror, from those who understand that this behavior is disgustingly authoritarian — and applause from the useful idiots who erroneously believe that it’s okay to silence dissenting opinions, as long as it fits their political agenda…. Read More
MFP commentary: Pretty timely as yesterday I attended a SCORE talk, where a Google spokesperson was flown in. She acted as if she had “Googled” me and knew who I was and that I might not be too friendly to her employer. When I interjected about the security danger of uploading pictures from your cell phone as they usually contain EXIF (GPS co-ordinates) information she seemed annoyed. It also seems that Google is censoring searches for this paper, very much like the did with Natural News, another alternative news web site. ~MFP
Dave Hodges article:
Google is desperately trying to control everything you see, think, hear and feel. Google has become the most evil corporation on the face of the earth. Remember, where they burn books, they will soon burn people. How far is Google willing to go with their censorship practices? Is the the beginning of the 4th Reich? Hopefully not, there is now a major law suit against Google which threatens to spread. Here is the rest of the story…. Read More
I know a person that was clearly suffering dangerous “side effects” from a drug that the drug manufacturer admits to, is in the medical literature, and affirmed in a recent JAMA study, so I went to talk to an “expert”, the pharmacist, that is trained in what drugs do to chemical pathways. She was adamant that the drug was safe, and that the only side effect was minor: i.e. drowsiness. She also shockingly referred me to a non-expert in this arena: A doctor that prescribed the medication! That is almost as shocking as referring someone to an MD for nutritional advice! Not to mention that this government certified “expert” was completely unaware that the medical literature, and the JAMA study completely contradicted what she had just told me.
It is my observation that the medical monopoly that we had hoisted upon us by the Rockefellers and their Flexner report, is engaged in a clandestine eugenics program. —here, here and here
This belief was reaffirmed when I recently underwent a major surgery. The medical industrial complex, admits that they have a problem with infections in the hospital, yet right after the surgery they offered me a sugar filled drink. Sugar it is well know will tank your immune system. Doctors are taught this in medical school. Yet this is what they did! They also did not tell me that they used IV antibiotics during the surgery, and the anesthesiologist did not tell me that anaesthesia would immobilize my GI tract for days. (Even though I queried him about constipation and anesthesia) FYI the gut is the seat (90%) of your immune system, yet they compromised it in 3 different ways, did not give me any “informed consent” and furthermore did not recommend or prescribe a good probiotic and prebiotic to remedy the damage that they caused. What other conclusion can I come to other than our current medical monopoly is a thinly disguised eugenics program?
I almost forgot to add in, that pre surgery that the surgical nurse agree, without even a blink of the eye, with my characterization, that Federal involvement in medicine amounts to a eugenics agenda. I am finding out more and more, how aware people in the medical industry are to this, but are afraid to speak out because their medical license is not to protect me, it is to control them.
Speaking of the Federal government, the hospital when contracting me pre-surgery, had the unmitigated gall, to ask me if there were domestic violence in home. This woman was completely clueless, in that she was a “useful idiot” in the globalist agent to destroy the family! Which goes right back to the point that the surgical nurse agreed with.
There is also their illogical directive that you not eat after midnight the day of the surgery, regardless of the time the surgery is scheduled. I did my research after the fact, and was not surprised that the medical industrial complex was wrong on this also. It turns out that eating up to 2 hours before surgery actually results in less content in the stomach, which is plainly safer than than more stomach contents. It makes no sense to tell people that they should not eat anywhere from 5 to even 12 hours before their surgery. Which is it? Five hours or twelve hours? This antiquated directive was, justly used before they started putting a tube down your throat, (intubate) during surgery. Intubation largely negates the danger of one throwing up during surgery, and aspirating it’s contents, possibly resulting in death.
Last year my so called doctor stood between me and medical care that I deemed necessary to treat severe prostate issues. She said that she loved her job, and that she would not risk her license. Translated, she said that my health and well being were secondary to her kissing Caesar’s ring. Which “Christians” do on a regular basis. She did not disagree at all with my course of actions but would not help me, because the Feds, have her by the pubic hairs. Which is very ironic as ‘You shall have no other gods before me’ is the first, and presumably the most important of the 10 commandments.
Not to mention the not so small fact that the government’s criminal usurpation of my right to choose my own medical care is nowhere given in the Constitution.
Over 200 years ago, Dr Benjamin Rush, (as famous at the time as George Washington) warned us:
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ~Dr. Benjamin Rush
I could go on for pages and pages and tell you about how medical offices will only use single does vials for themselves, but give you vaccinations from the mercury laden multidose vials, (here) or how a doctor that was trying to prescribe a statin drug to me, admitted that he would never prescribe statins for a family member. It is “standards of care” that force doctors, through fear of losing their medical license that cause them to act in this immoral, and criminal manner.
Another incident was a family member getting their gall bladder removed. The doctors again gave them no “informed consent” the fact that colon cancers go up with people that have their gallbladders removed, nor did they inform them that there are many ways to mitigate the added risk of colon cancer. Nor the likley cause so that they might not have developed the problem in the first place. See this article if you are interested.
I can come to no other conclusion other than the government created medical monopoly called the AMA, that we are subject to at the end of the barrel of a gun, is at the very least a threat to our health, and much more likely part of a very widespread and occulted eugenics program (here) started by the Globalist Rockefeller family. here & here
By Eric Peters:
It’s surprising the government hasn’t made power seats – and windows – illegal. Well, at least not yet. After all, they are arguably at least as “unsafe” as not wearing a seat belt.
Maybe it will occur to someone. Give it time.
The argument for requiring the use of seat belts is that you might be thrown about or even ejected from the vehicle in the event of a crash. But you might also drive off the road, into a pond. It’s certainly possible. And if your car has power windows, you will be trapped inside because power windows don’t work under water.
This is very unsafe – at least potentially. Just as potentially, arguably, as not wearing a seat belt, given what might happen.
Why are power windows allowed, given that fact?.. Read More
Amazon returns is now only authorizing a single pickup attempt, and they don’t even bother to notify the customer of this policy change. I am not in a rural area where they don’t even have to drive 10 feet out of their way to pickup a return. They come right past the house every day of the week. They even drop things off multiple times a week. Couldn’t I just hand the package to them then, rather than going to one of their pickup points? I spoke with 2 Amazon supervisors, and these people that do this for a living did not even have mental capacity to offer this as an option.
What ever happened to customer service? Their lips move, and they say they are customer centric, but when the rubber meets the road, they pee on your leg and tell you that it’s raining.
I Mentioned the fact that I was never notified of this change of policy no less than 4 times, yet their so called customer service, did not address that concern, but rather accused me of being “unprofessional” , while they peed on me. There is a psychological term for this called projection. Look it up.
Part of what precipitated this incident was that yesterday against my better judgement I went way out of my way to a UPS return box (because they gave me no other return choice for some reason) to deposit a small package. A Fire 8 tablet. Guess what? The UPS drop off box was too small! Being a fairly good student of geometry I quickly saw the solution.. Stomp the box flat and stuff into into their *&@&# box. 🙂
Don’t these people understand that peeing on the customer will come back and hurt them? I told the Amazon service rep on the phone, while they were recording it, (in the hopes that upper management will listen to it) That I would consider a policy of from now on of instead of placing an order of say 5 things in one order, to space them out. I won’t place the order for the second item until the first one ships. That way I can cost them 2 or 3 times more in shipping costs. Perhaps you should consider this “monkey warfare” tactic.
We are not powerless folks. We have social media to out this kind of BS. And we have our brains to design strategies like I just outlined. I can think of a few others that would cost them a lot more money, but that might spoil the fun.
In closing, this is another example of what happens when people don’t speak out. Just like the fact that we have the criminal government that we now have because people do not “speak truth to power“.
Anyhow that is my little rant for the day. I am tired of constantly being raped. How about you? The cliche “I am mad as hell and am not going to take it any more” comes to mind.
My next step is to email this post to the evil Globalist Jeff Bezos with a copy
Yes Jeff many of us are awake, and know your end game. We know about your collusion with NSA, and we are not afraid of you. You can kill individuals, but you can not kill an idea, and the idea of liberty and the free market are out and Amazon is going to fall.
The bigger they are the harder they fall and I hope that I live to see your downfall Jeff. But to tell you the truth I would rather kick you in the balls
Yes you read that right, and my standard retort to the question of “this is Amazon how may I help you?” is now “If you can find Jeff Bezos please kick him in the balls”. That usually sets them back a bit, and then I continue to explain:
I am a very computer literate person, and avoided “intellectual property rights” like Amazon’s Kindle books for almost 15 years, because I knew what I would be getting into, so against my better judgement I made the Kindle plunge…..
The very fist week, I could not get my bought, and paid for property to download into the Windows 7, Kindle reader, I spend 4 entire mornings with the incompetent Amazon support staff that took 2 days to tell me to turn off my VPN because their half baked app would not work with a VPN. I spent 2 more days with tech support, and in the end Amazon stole over 6 hours of my time with no compensation, in my effect to use my own bought and paid for property.
Fast forward to last night… I was reading a very important book necessary for my vocation, last night when I decided to see what the process of loaning out a Kindle book looked like. So for test purposes I “loaned” the book to my mother by sending her an email that she could either accept or refuse. ( I knew ahead of time she would NEVER accept this invitation and read this book.
What happened immediately was that I no longer had access to my book!
To give an analogy this would be like me calling you and agreeing to loan you my book if you wanted it. But before you could even answer, or accept, a thief by the name of Jeff Bezos sneaks into my house, and steals my personal property. I am not allowed to read my own book, and you have not even decided whether you want to read it or not. What boggles my mind is why the idiots at Amazon did not include a button that would take the loan back. If someone does not take you up on your loan that you are still denied the use of your property by Jeff Bezos. This is the very definition of theft.
Anyhow I spent an uncompensated hour on the phone last night with tech support who manged to get the book back on my laptop.
This morning I tried to open the book on my smartphone only to find it unavailable. I just spend 2 hours and 5 phone calls to get this issue resolved.
I find Amazon’s actions to be those of a thief, and I am in the process of filing a complaint with the Missouri Attorney generals office (for all of the help that that are.)
Stay tuned to updates….
11/15/17 12:30 am – Just got my new phone turned on yesterday as replacing the screen on the old one cost as much as phone does. I just tried to fire up the kindle app on the new phone, and read “MY” book, and guess what? Yup… that low life criminal SOB Jeff Bezos has stolen my book, and my time again (something that you and I would go to jail for). I can’t read my book now without spending a lot of time on the phone with Amazon tech support. This is how criminal these large corperations have become. I would bet that this story continues…..they are not done screwing me. This is what I foresaw and why I eschewed this technology for 15 years. and yes I still fantasize about kicking Jeff Bezos in the balls.
If you do your due diligence you are likely to come to the conclusion like many have that Jeff Bezos is a globalist and thus the mortal enemy of anyone that believes in the principles that this country was founded upon.
His dealing with the NSA borders on treason IMHO. A capital offense….
Lets not forget the criminal theft of both Animal Farm and Brave New World on readers tablets. This was not IMHO an accident, but a clear message about the nefarious nature of these ebooks, and that Amazon, as part of the New World Order’s infrastructure, was going to take full advantage of it.
Paid for a Kindle book. Twice in fact. It still has not shown up, so I can’t read it.
So in addition to the cost of the book, I am going to have to spend $20 of my time tied up with tech support to get access to my own property. Do you see a pattern here yet?
This time Amazon, that seems to own all of the books that i paid for, is now not letting me read one of my cook books, saying that it is registered on too many devices. Who knows how much time it is going to take to jump this latest hurtle put between me and my property?
FWIW I am still unable to read any of my books on my laptop using the Windows 7 application. and that is after spending 4 full mornings with their tech support and getting no where.
The ebook I purchased last night has still not shown up and in addition when I tried to open a book on my smartphone I found out that the obtuse, confusing, interface to administer the licenses that Amazon has in the Web interface, deleted all of the books on my smartphone. Then when I tried to open one of my books I was greeted again with a license issue, that could only be addressed on the obtuse web interface where you again guess at what devices you are deleting books on.
Two weeks into having a Fire 8, many of my books are still not even halfway downloaded. The device has been on a fast WiFi network for the entire time.
I should sent both of my devices back, but then I am stuck with a dozen books that I paid a pretty penny for with no way to comfortably read them, while on the go. Not that I can actually read them if they are not downloaded.
My desire to “kick Jeff Bezos in the balls” grows with each day of being urinated on by Amazon, and being told that “it’s raining”, that I am not being urinated on….
I hope the above, which is only a small portion of the issues that I have had with “Kindle:” books, gives you some insight at to why I think that Jeff Bezos needs kicked in the balls.
Here are 2 pictures that document the above few paragraphs:
Amazon defaulting ebook purchase to a gift purchase, even thought 99% of the purchase are likely for the person themselves. If I didn’t know any better, and didn’t know what an honest, integrity driven company that Amazon was, I might think that they did this on purpose to generate more income by being dishonest. Most people making this mistake would likley not get the refund as I did, because it is too much trouble.
On the web page where your devices are registered I have 13 devices registered , with no way to really tell what is what, and I think Amazon likes it that way. In addition it looks like Jeff Bezos limits you to reading your content on only 2 devices A fact they try hard to obfuscate. I happen to have 4 laptops, 2 of which I use regularly, 2 tablets, and an off the cell network smart phone that I use in the kitchen as a media server. Amazon has created a real nightmare for many of it’s users. I own the books BUT I can’t read them on my devices without getting to a PC and then deregistering them on devices that I often can not tell what they are, which then creates more down stream problems. Today I had to spend another 45 minutes on the phone to address the current issues. I also learned that Amazon is now not supporting their stand alone app on Windows 7. How can you read books when they stop support for the app that you want to use? Like I said at the beginning, Amazon looks like a criminal organization. It certainly does not treat it’s customers well at all, in respecting THEIR property rights. Much of their actions are guided by their intellectual property rights concerns, but you do not solve them by stomping all over your customers property rights. I have some very good ideas on how they could solve the issue but will keep them to myself, unless they are willing to pay me as a consultant. Amazon has stolen enough of my time already.
Read the comments below. This is still way too upsetting for me to be able to objectively write about for awhile. The attacker seemed to exhibit a psychotic break . It was a very unsettling sight to say the least. I have never seen a human being act anything like the attacker did right before he assaulted me.
I was in the store at the counter asking questions about a military helmet, having some civil banter about our military when Mr. Kelley exhibited bizarre behavior, similar to the descriptions of a psychotic break. He ranted on about the media figure Alex Jones and his “followers”, right before the attack. Ironically the Infowars News organization has been reporting attacks on people for their free speech by mentally unstable people, on the left.
If you know anything about PTSD type psychology, events like this can hang with you…. I will likely be dealing with both physical and emotional injury from this attack for some time to come.
It seems that 3 crimes were committed yesterday:
1.) I was assaulted in the store near the door as I was leaving. ( From past experience, I suspect the Seymour police department will not take this crime seriously, and won’t even look at the store video of this incident.)
2.) A very sentimental hat from a family trip to Jerusalem, was stolen, as it was knocked off during the assault.
3.) I was threatened (with implied violence after just being violently assaulted) to leave a public space as shown in the video.
4.) I also suspect a 4th crime. I suspect that the military helmet that I was looking at was stolen from the US military. I don’t think that the US government gives soldiers $600 helmets that the tax payer has paid for. I would be very curious as to how this store came upon this item. It was way too much current issue for me to think that it could a legitimate surplus item.
Pawn shops are known by police to have a high incidence of criminal activity. I tend to believe that assesment after my unfortunate experience in the K Trading post in Seymour.
UPDATE 12/3/17 As expected I have not been contacted in any manner by the Seymour Police Department. They are are a total waste of our tax dollars IMHO.
I still have not been contacted by the Seymour police department. Anyone that helps cover up a crime is in my opinion a criminal, and the Seymour Police department seems to be a criminal enterprise in this respect. Especially in light of what I view as irrefutable evidence from this shops security system that a crime was committed.
It appears that they not interested in real crimes, or are grossly incompetent, but woe to anyone that drives through their town and has not paid the king tribute by having a little sticker on their license plate, as I once did. I was both physically, and psychologically terrorized by one of their terrorists in a blue costume. It was beyond a doubt the most terrifying day of my life. Someday I will be able to write about it, as it was so upsetting that here months after it happened, I can not bring myself to go there.
* If you witness either government or private business misconduct or criminal activity, please send your tip to MFP at the domain URL.
I have had a poor experiences with business’s here in SW Missouri and I thought that I would write them up as I get time, and invite others to do the same. Send them to me ( at MFP at the above domain) and I will publish them under the “Consumer Business Reports” category:
I am currently thinking of writing articles on
The SAMS club south optical department and Missouri laws on this topic in general
Missouri contractors in general
A major large local blood donation center
Fordland medical clinic (single use vials etc – bad advice, standards of care)
The drivers bureau in Marshfield
The Webster County property tax office
The Seymour police department
The marshfield police and swat team
Dragon Dictate fiasco and the MO attorney general
Google mail and the MO attorney generals office.
11/7 Amazon kindle not working on my second smartphone, nor will kindle DL to either of my laptops. Support kept me going for 3 days on that one and never solved it. They trample your rights by attrition.
I would also like to direct the reader to RipOffReports, the only, as far as I can tell, real consumer protection site on the entire Internet that has survived the suing doctors and attorneys.
*NOTE: Don’t hold your breath for your local paper to do this, they are indebted,and thus controlled by their advertisers. Also remember that the best way to get a “bad” business to change is to shine the light of day on them.
Expose them to public scrutiny, ridicule, and scorn.
* If you witness either government or private business misconduct or criminal activity, please send your tip to MFP at the domain URL.