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Part4 Ferguson Stories Tweets Videos from the Locals

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Is it true? I sure hope not, but the Information provided by Anonymous in re to Darren Wilsons KKK ties explains alot to me about how screwed up the system that we the people are told is there to protect us.

This brings up many questions I have about the hiring of Police Officers by Ferguson Police Department.

  1. Are there background checks done before hiring Officers of the Law?
  2. Are there more KKK members involved in the Ferguson PD?
# of days that Darren Wilson has remained free : 104
# of days that Kajieme Powell has been dead : 95
# of days that Vonderrit Myers Jr. has been dead : 43
Latest Open Letter, noindictment.org, and text alert
Check out the latest Open Letter, entitled, "Bringing Attention to Persistent Injustice" which was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch yesterday.

Visit noindictment.org for the latest information regarding post-GJ plans.

Also, join the 13,000 people who have signed up to receive a text re: the decision once its announced.
Let's Stay Connected

So You Know
Companies Request Out-of-State Security Officers Be Granted Licenses by STL County PD, PD Speeds Up Processing Timeline There has been an increased demand in the number of requests for licenses to private security. In response to the demand, the police have sped up processing timelines. But you need to read this entire article for yourself. And importantly, this is written by Christine Byers -- check the title and tone as a defense of police practices. Absolute must read.

Lawyer Who Killed VonDerrit Is Identified Jason H. Flanery has been identified as the officer who killed VonDerrit. His name was accidently released to the familyAbsolute must read.

Ferguson Mayor and Police Chief Declining All Interviews Until After GJ Announcement In an interesting twist, Mayor Knowles and Chief Jackson are declining to speak to any media until after the GJ decision is announcedImportant read.

Were The Deleted Ferguson Emails Searched? It appears that when the City of Ferguson searched through emails to comply with a data request, they did not search through deleted emails. Deeply problematic and another seeming indication of corruption. Absolute must read.

Protestor Artist Raises Hands of Hope, Covers Boarded Up Buildings Protestor Damon Davis recently began an innovative art project wherein he placed art over the boards on some of the boarded up business in Ferguson. Powerful read/view

Should VonDerrit Have Been Let Out On Bail? This article is included simply so you can see all sides of the media coverage re: STL. This article presents the arguments that perhaps VonDerrit would still be alive if he had not been allowed out on bailThough we find this to be subtle victim-blaming, we encourage you to read it.

Grand Jury Decision May Come Friday, Announcement Later The Grand Jury will meet on Friday and may render a decision, which would then be announced at a later date. This article provides a brief recap and hypothesis of potential timing.

Meet Brittany Packnett, A Member of the Ferguson Commission This is an interview and profile of Brittany Packnett, one of two youth members and active protestors on the Ferguson CommissionMust read.

Red Cross Is Ready to Respond in Ferguson The Red Cross of Greater St. Louis is prepared and ready to respond in the event of emergencies resulting after the GJ announcement. 

Country Star Hunter Hayes Cancels STL Concert Due to Pending GJ Announcement We won't lie to you -- we didn't know who Hunter Hayes was before reading this article. But Hayes has canceled his concert scheduled for today due to the GJ announcementInteresting.

5 Questions About The National Guard This succinct and informative Q&A will help you better understand the role of the National Guard. Read it.

What's Next
November 21st (TOMORROW)
A Peace Rally For Youth -- 2,000 Hands Up
Time: 6pm CST

Location: Harris Stowe State University, Emerson Gym, 3026 Laclede Avenue

Events in Ferguson
Remember to check the calendar for events happening in Ferguson. 

Your Role In The Movement
  • #FRONATION Click here to purchase one of the #FRONATION t-shirts. 
  • Support Livestreamer @Rebelutionary_Z by donating money or purchasing supplies.
  • Bail Fund Donations. Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) have a bail fund to assist protesters. Click here to donate. According to organizers, the police are aiming to deplete the current bail fund by making the bail of any arrested protester $1,000, the legal limit. Please help.
  • ArchCityDefenders. This is the group of lawyers providing legal assistance to arrested protesters and assisting with legal strategy related to the protests. This is also the group that has led the work on the fines and fees issue in Missouri. Learn more and support them.
  • Ferguson Digital Archive. Washington University has led the creation of a digital repository aiming to "preserve and make accessible" content related to the killing of Mike Brown. Submit or review material.
  • Unapologetically BlackClick here to purchase a shirt by the Black Youth Project that reads "Unapologetically Black." Love these shirts.
  • And Counting. Click here to purchase one of the now iconic shirts that lists of the names of the victims of black lives lost in state violence. 
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This is a picture of Jason H. Flanery, the officer who killed VonDerrit, out policing during the protests.
This is a picture of Bassem being arrested last night. (via @jonswaine)
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Part 3 Ferguson Stories Tweets Videos from the Locals

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DISCLOSURE: I am white. If you are white and this story makes you uncomfortable, I urge you to fight the urge to close this window and to read the whole story.. 
It's not racist to feel challenged and awkward in thinking about these issues. 
It is depressing, though, if you can't muster the strength to get a different perspective than your own. 
I would urge you to really listen, hear the whole thing, get a fresh perspective, and consider ALL the facts. (copied from: Upworthy Things That Matter Pass it On)

The people of Ferguson have a reasonable request:




Video of USA Armed Forces Veteran during a Peaceful Protest in Clayton, MO
Missouri has a public records law – the "Sunshine Law" -- so you can find out what public officials are doing – and how your tax dollars are being spent.
5 On Your Side is trying to examine what local officials were saying to each other in emails after the shooting in Ferguson.
The documents we've uncovered raise new questions about what has – and has not been released. copied from:http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/ferguson/2014/11/19/ferguson-police-deleted-e-mails-and-search-questioned/19304949/








"I do believe there is a smoking gun out there someplace and it's likely in someone's trashbin," Leopold said. "I'm outraged, and I think the public should be as well."







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TELL YOUR U.S. SENATORS THEIR VOTE FOR THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WAS WRONG!

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On Tuesday evening, 59 senators voted to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Thankfully, this bill failed to reach the 60 votes it needed for approval. If built, the Keystone XL pipeline will transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of tar sands oil — the dirtiest, most dangerous oil on the planet — straight through America’s heartland.
We cannot sit by while our members of Congress try to push this horrible pipeline through our country. We need to hold our lawmakers accountable when they vote against our climate and our planet. Use this form to submit this message below, and tell your senators that their vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline was unacceptable!
To see how each senator voted, go here.
Note: Many Congressional offices require phone numbers in order to submit online petitions -- we hope this will not deter action on this important issue.


Your vote for the Keystone XL pipeline was wrong
Dear Senator,
As your constituent, I am deeply troubled by your vote in the U.S. Senate last night supporting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is all risk and no reward, and must be stopped. 

I am very disappointed in your vote supporting the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. 

Scotty ads: Its obvious that you do not care about the health and well being of Missourians by voting for Tar Sands Pollution.  Because you don't seem to care about the environment, I will do everything in my power in encouraging voters to not re-elect Blunt and McCaskill for office in Missouri ever again.

I expected #BigBusiness #DirtyOil Roy Blunt to side with #BigOil but I was totally shocked that #SenMcCaskill sided "against" her party and voted in Favor of the #KeystoneXL.  That was the straw that broke my voting for you ever again, Ms McCaskill.  I'd also like to point out that the State of Missouri is hip to the Democratic Leaders of our State-and your vote against the people will be used against you in any Missouri Governor ambitions in the Future.

Sincerely,
Scotty

ps: Leaders like you are not needed.



McCaskill shows how out of touch she is in the Morning Joe Interview on #Ferguson















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Design Build Loft CAD Designs Master Bath

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 Design Build StLouis Green Home Rehab CAD Designs by Scotty
Master Bath-Marble Tile Decor, Sunken Jetted Tub, Dual Vanity, Closet Space, His and Hers, Grab Bars, Shower Seating Area, Age In Place Design for future handicap needs.











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Design Build Loft CAD designs with Build Notes

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Design Build Energy Efficient Loft Home Design CAD drawings and Build Notes for Brick Home LEED Rated Project:
  • Exposed Brick Interior Walls- Soulard Red Mortar
  • 2nd Floor Loft Railings will reflect the design chosen for the finishes- Modern, Rustic, Traditional, etc.
  • Fireplace, Mantle, Smoke Stack- Final Design chosen to match existing finishings and the exposed brick walls.
  • 3 Bedroom
  • Master Bed w/Bath ea floor
  • 2 Full Bath,
  • 2-1/2 bath,
  • Open Floor Plan-Kitchen,
  • Utility Room,
  • Dining,
  • Great Room,
  • 1st Floor Sun Room/Study,
  • 2nd Floor Office/Spare Bedroom,
  • 2nd Floor Deck,
  • Design by Scotty-Design Build Energy Efficient Loft Home Design CAD drawing
    Design Build Energy Efficient Loft Home Design CAD drawing


I propose:
  • Make Fireplace focal point of front room and second floor Loft Area
  • Loft removing 1/2 of the front room ceiling and floor system.
    • This opens the entire floor plan up and gives options for incorporating fireplace, mantle, and smoke stack up the wall for Vertical Appeal.
    • 2 Draw Backs to this design: 
    • a: it is not as energy efficient to have ceilings that tall, windows that large and numerous. 
    • b: the size of the opening is about the size of a bedroom.  So you lose a bedroom.
  • On the Adjacent Wall- copy the existing design of where the Glass Block in the 1st Floor to Ceiling.  Directly above- copy and build this set up into the 2nd Floor as well.  This will tie the vertical space together. 
  • Glass Block or:
    • Stained Glass- would or could also be used for accent options.
  • Since the existing flooring is damaged in the center of the room on the first floor; I also suggest to incorporate a design into the floor as an accent in front of the fireplace.  Matching the existing floor could prove to be a challenge- here's an example
  • If you choose to use the fireplace for more than looks and for actual heating purposes, it wouldn't be too big of a deal to channel that hot air back into the rooms.


Energy Efficiency:

  • Exposed Brick walls have little to no insulation value.
  • If insulation is desired you have to insulate the outside or build walls on the inside.
  • I say sacrifice the R Value for Koolness factor,
  • To combat the energy loss from the walls means that whatever makes the heat needs to run cheap and use no fossil fuels.
    • Geothermal is my first choice,
    • Solar w/ Instantaneous is 2nd choice
  • Full Insulation in Attic/Ceiling as well as
  • Basement Walls and Ceiling (full ins)
  • Geothermal Infloor heating or radiant floor heating with electric are heating options to minimize the HVAC heating.
  • Fireplace- Emergency use or heating choice (high efficiency insert into a fireplace for increased energy efficiency- could be ducted into existing hvac ducts and used to heat home.)














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