Thursday

Re: [Video] VAWA passes House!


Our pressure worked!
Thanks to the petition signatures of tens of thousands of supporters throughout the country, the House just passed the comprehensive, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act. This crucial legislation is now heading to President Obama's desk to become law.
Watch the video of my appearance on MSNBC talking about VAWA yesterday and share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter now to show what we accomplished:
In November, voters in Missouri and across the country -- including millions of women -- made their voices heard. They voted against extremism that said we don't need a minimum wage, and that women don't need equal pay for equal work or access to emergency contraception. And they voted against a Republican Party leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives that decided the Violence Against Women Act just wasn't important enough to renew.
It's been nearly one year since the Senate voted to renew this critical bill. For nearly a full year, Republicans in the U.S. House dragged their feet, refusing to even vote on the Senate-passed bill -- finally just letting it die before the new year.
This happened because of the commitment Americans from all walks of life showed to protecting women and families. And you have my commitment that as we tackle more of the important issues facing the country, I'll be calling on your help again soon.
All the best,
Claire McCaskill
Paid for by McCaskill for Missouri

PO Box 300077, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 | info@clairemccaskill.com

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Wednesday

CAD Bar Designs-Before Photos with CAD Drawing


In this Design-Build Project for Shady Jacks Saloon in Downtown St Louis MO.  The Owner, Shady Jack has 3 Main Goals for this Project: 1-Create User Friendly Area for the Staff-with the addition of racking space for the Latest Non-Alcoholic & Alcoholic Beverage Dispensers; 2-Creating a eye appealing backdrop; 3-As always the renovation must blend in with the current surroundings.


What: Design Build Project-Bar Design
Where: Shady Jacks-1432 North Broadway, St Louis MO, 63102
When: February 2013
Type: Custom Wood Work and Finishing
Materials: True Dimensional 'White Oak -Structural Beams' 


Build Notes: 
  • To control costs we will be using up-cycled lumber from leftover materials from past projects at the Bar.
Additional Note:
  • As a Non-Drinker-I look forward to having a greater selection of non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy when I'm hanging out at the Bar.
  • The previous project-Stage and Extra Seating turned out Great and was a big hit at the last event.  At one time during the event; there were 2 Custom Harley Choppers with Stripper Pole Contestants all utilizing the Stage.  The Custom Wood Stage held up beautifully and created the perfect atmosphere for the event!





Before Photo 1-Shady Jacks Saloon
Existing Bar Photo

Shady Jacks Saloon Existing Bar Photo 1
Existing Bar Photo 2

CAD Bar Design 1-Designed by Scotts Contracting
CAD Design by Scotts Contracting

CAD Designs by Scotts Contracting Shady Jacks Saloon Bar Build
CAD Bar Design Frontal View

Shady Jacks Saloon-CAD Bar Designs by Scotts Contracting
Birds Eye View of CAD Bar Design by Scotts Contracting

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Additional Project Photos and Details can be viewed at this link:http://www.stlouisrenewableenergy.com/job-site-photos.html

Build Notes and Client Must haves:





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Hello Slay for Mayor Volunteers!


We have just one week to go until the the election that will set the course for the next four years, and for generations to follow!

March 5th represents a cross-roads for our city.  With the competent leadership of Mayor Slay, we can continue to move forward on the road toward a safe, sustainable, well educated, economically prosperous St. Louis, in which everybody benefits from a better quality of life. We understand that the alternative would halt our positive momentum, and push us backwards toward division, inefficiency, and a lack of judgement and understanding in City Hall.  It is up to US to impress this upon the voters, and urge them to get out and vote for Mayor Slay!

  • Read and share this endorsement from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, which explains some of the most important reasons that Mayor Slay is by far the better choice on Election Day.
  • Sign up for our Friends and Family Program now!  If we all keep in touch with between 5 and 15 people we know, inform them about this important election, and make sure they vote, it could determine the future of our City.
  • Bring in your phone book, Christmas card list, or church, club or team directory between now and Friday March 1st and send post cards to your friends and family.  We will supply all of the materials. This is one of THE most effective ways for us to reach out to voters.

  • Help out with a mailing! We are working on mailings every afternoon and evening this week. Email me if you can come in for an hour or two to help write post cards, fold, stuff, label and stamp!

  • Join our Volunteer Canvass Crew!! We need volunteers to go door to door and inform voters about this critical election.  Let's get out there and show our support for Mayor Slay! Any time hour or two you can spare to help us knock on doors will contribute GREATLY to our success!!
  • Join our Volunteer Phone Bank!! We need volunteers to help us call voters and spread the word. Let me know if you have an hour or two to man the phones.
  • Tuesday March 5th is ELECTION DAY!! Plan to help us staff the polls. The busiest times are 7-9am, 11am-1pm, and 5-7pm, but anytime on election day will be helpful.  We will also need volunteers to help post signs at polling places Monday night March 4th and very early in the morning on election day, Tuesday March 5th.
As always, feel free to contact me any time with questions or suggestions, and thank you again for all that you do!

Bonnie Boime
Volunteer Coordinator, Slay for Mayor
bonnie@mayorslay.com
volunteersforslay@gmail.com
Office: 314.535.7529(SLAY)
Volunteer Line: 314.643.8657(VOLS)





Deadline 8 a.m. tomorrow


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Dear Scotts:
Tomorrow at 8 a.m. a committee in the Missouri legislature will here infamous Senate Bill 207's identical twin, House Bill 398 that would allow energy companies to dig even deeper in our pockets to charge more money for the same service.
Take a stand today and send a message to your legislator
As you have heard, the legislation that would allow energy companies to put in place a new surcharge on consumers and completely bypass real oversightwith the Missouri Public Service Commission. That means theutilities could raise their customers rates at any time without the consumer and regulatory process put in place to keep Missouri consumers and small businesses from being gouged.
The legislation is backed by the Missouri Electric Alliance, a collaboration of St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light and Empire District Electric in Joplin. 

Take a moment now to send your legislator a message to stand up for you against the power companies trying to get more of your money.
Sincerely,
The FERAF Team
Fair Energy Rate Action Fund  PO Box 1153  Jefferson City, MO 65102
Paid for by the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund.
www.fairenergyrates.org

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First, thanks to all of you who have made phone calls to your elected officials about important legislative issues this year. We can't do our job without you!  

Second, most of the E-Alerts we send out during the legislative session are last minute because that's when we find out when particular bills of importance are moving that need your attention. We do our best to inform you as soon as we can.  

With that said, please check out our Yays and Nays for bills we know are going to get a committee hearing this week and one bill that we expect to be debated on the floor of the House of Representatives today.  
  
Yays  

Senate Bill 299 will have a committee hearing today and our Safe Energy Director, Ed Smith, will be in Jefferson City to support its passage. Please call the listed committee members to voice your support for the passage of SB 299 out of the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee.  

Senate Bill 299: This act establishes the Capital Green Program to provide funding for energy efficiency improvements including geothermal, wind, and solar energy resources to certain state buildings.  Please call these key legislators today. 


Nays 
  
Tomorrow the Missouri House of Representatives will have a committee hearing on House Bill 398. MCE's Ed Smith will be on hand to testify against the bill and we need your support. HB 398 is companion legislation to Senate Bill 207, which MCE has already testified against and asked for you to call your state senator and oppose. We appreciate your previous support and we need it again! 

House Bill 398 represents a work-around of Missouri's ban on Construction Work In Progress (CWIP). One of MCE's founding members, Kay Drey, led a successful statewide campaign against pre-charging monopoly utility customers in advance for investments too risky for Wall Street bankers.  HB 398 undermines Missouri's ban on CWIP.  

House Bill 44 is heading to the House floor for debate. HB 44 would render Proposition C from 2008 meaningless. HB 44 would allow hydroelectric power from dams as old as 100 years to count towards Missouri's investor-owned utilities (Ameren, KC P&L, and Empire) compliance under Prop. C. The intent of Prop C was to create new renewable energy and new jobs in Missouri. HB 44 obstructs job growth while allowing Missouri's monopoly utilities to subvert the will of 66% of voters.  

Call your state representative by clicking here and entering your zip code. NO on HB 398 (NO NUKES) and NO on HB 44 (DON'T KILL RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS).

Thank you and please let us know what responses you get from legislators, or if you have questions!     

MCE Annual Meeting

Please join us at our annual meeting this Sunday (March 3) to learn more about our legislative work and other important efforts to safeguard Missouri's environment. Click on the link for more information: http://mce2013.eventbrite.com/  
   


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Sunday

The Home Stretch-StLouis Mayor Election



Hello Slay for Mayor Volunteers!



We have just 9 days to go in this race that will determine the future of St. Louis.  We are in the home stretch now, and with your help we will cross the finish line with a victory for Mayor Slay and for our city! Click here to read the St. Louis Post Dispatch's ringing endorsement of Mayor Slay and why their editorial board says that "City voters should stick with the Mayor"!  Then forward it to your friends and family!!!

We need YOU to help us spread the message and get out the vote.
  • Join our Volunteer Canvass Crew!! We need volunteers to go door to door and inform voters about this critical election.  Let's get out there and show our support for Mayor Slay! Any time hour or two you can spare to help us knock on doors will contribute GREATLY to our success!!
  • Join our Volunteer Phone Bank!! We need volunteers to help us call voters and spread the word. Let me know if you have an hour or two to man the phones.
  • Help with a mailing! This week we will working on mailings every afternoon from 2-4pm. We need all the help folding, stuffing and stamping we can get! Email me if you'd like to help or if a different time will work better for you. *Bring in your phone book, Christmas card list, or church, club or team directory and send post cards to your friends and family.  We will supply all of the materials.  This is one of THE most effective ways for us to reach out to voters.
  • Tuesday March 5th is ELECTION DAY!! Plan to help us staff the polls. The busiest times are 7-9am, 11am-1pm, and 5-7pm, but anytime on election day will be helpful.  We will also need volunteers to help post signs at polling places Monday night March 4th and very early in the morning on election day, Tuesday March 5th.
  • Sign up for our Friends and Family Program now!  If we all keep in touch with between 5 and 15 people we know, inform them about this important election, and make sure they vote, it could determine the future of our City.
  • Help us distribute yard signs! We are still getting requests for yard signs! Email me if you can come by the office and pick up a stack along with a map and a list and distribute some.
As always, feel free to contact me any time with questions or suggestions, and thank you again for all that you do!

Bonnie Boime
Volunteer Coordinator, Slay for Mayor
bonnie@mayorslay.com
volunteersforslay@gmail.com
Office: 314.535.7529(SLAY)
Volunteer Line: 314.643.8657(VOLS)





Groundbreaking Reports Show Fracking is a Risky Short-Term Bubble


“The main point for me is that the investment bankers heavily promoted shale and put pressure on the companies to meet production targets,” said Rogers. “This in turn helped create a glut in the market as we didn’t have demand in place. Prices then plunged which opened the door for large transactional fees for the banks. It is highly unlikely that market savvy bankers didn’t recognize such an opportunity very early on. In fact, I think they created it.
“Exporting is a last ditch effort to shore up a failing balance sheet. Exportation will drive the price higher in the U.S. There’s no doubt about it. The question is how high will it go. When you are producing a commodity and have produced it to such a high extent, you want to find someone who will buy it, and in this case, it will be the Asians.
“The irony of this is that we used to exploit other areas of the globe to provide energy security for the U.S. and now the U.S. is being exploited to provide energy security to Asia.”
Together, the independent reports reassess current common wisdom about the tight oil and shale gas booms that are sweeping America. The reports comprise a thorough and up-to-date analysis of data on U.S. oil and gas wells, and a comprehensive review of the financial status of the companies leading the charge.
What emerges from the data:
  • Overall field decline rates are so steep that 30-50 percent of shale gas production and 40 percent of shale oil production must be replaced annually to offset declines.

  • High productivity shale plays are not ubiquitous. Just six plays account for 88 percent of shale gas production and two plays account for 80 percent of shale oil production. Furthermore the most productive areas constitute relatively small sweet spots within these plays.

  • Maintaining production requires high rates of high-cost drilling—8,600 new wells annually for shale gas and oil. This will increase as sweet spots are drilled off.

  • High drilling rates require extremely high rates of investment—$48 billion a year to maintain shale gas and oil production considering drilling costs alone—much more if full cycle costs are included. These costs will increase dramatically as plays age.

  • Wall Street promoted the shale gas drilling frenzy, which resulted in prices lower than the cost of production and thereby profited [enormously] from mergers & acquisitions and other transactional fees.

  • Shale gas has become one of the largest profit centers in some investment banks, in direct parallel with the decline of natural gas prices.

  • Due to extreme levels of debt, stated proved undeveloped reserves (PUDs) may have been out of compliance with SEC rules at some shale companies because of the threat of collateral default for some operators.

Hughes and Rogers suggest the fracking boom may be a costly, risky, short-term “fix” for America’s long-term dependency on depleting oil and gas. Rather than offering the nation a century of cheap energy and economic prosperity, fracking may instead present us with a short-term bubble that comes with exceeding high economic and environmental costs.
For more information visit the new Shale Bubble website.
Visit EcoWatch’s FRACKING page for more related news on this topic.


Groundbreaking Reports Show Fracking is a Risky Short-Term Bubble



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NEW-St Louis Business Directory


ClicksEffect.com, which helps local businesses with their online presence; started a new venture called Explore By Mobile.


Explore By Mobile is a platform that opens local business guides around the world.What's so special about it ? Simple. It's optimized for Mobile device users.


As you know, more and more people are searching with their mobiles, be it a phone or a tablet. Today's business directories are not adapted for mobile devices.


Explore By Mobile is !


Take a look at the site for St.Louis :   stlouis.explorebymobile.com   .
You can sign up for a free listing or a premium listing. The differences
are explained on ExploreByMobile.com .
With a premium plan you can also put out a coupon code out there for the mobile users .
How cool is that ?

Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy has a site on the directory at: http://stlouis.explorebymobile.com/category/green-constructors/


Thursday

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Simple Line Drawing-Example of Hooking up a Battery Bank Solar System


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Tuesday

Creating Additional Seating and Stage-Shady Jacks Saloon

Build Notes Hardwood Floor Stage-Extra Seating 

Customer Must Haves

  • Create Additional Seating Area (64) for the Ever-Growing Lunch and Dinner Crowds
  • Build a New Stage for the Bands that play every Friday Night / Special Events
  • New Stage and Seating Area must match existing Decor

Build Notes

  • Up-cycled Flooring Materials-from previous projects and from left overs on prior projects in the Bar.

  • Stage Constructed of 2x12 Framing at 16 in OC with 3/4 Plywood Sheeeting
  • Clear Floor Finish


Stage Framing Complete 


Installing the Wood Floor Design




 

Clear Floor Finish
Applying Clear Floor Finish



 

Shady Jack-Owner Shady Jacks Saloon and Grill
Downtown St Louis MO
https://www.shadyjackssaloon.com




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Monday

Local SEO for the St Louis Region


The Proof is in the Stats-[Changes to 3 Simple Key Words that I had mistakenly left out and from Linking my Service Page to the Green Blogs].  As a true DIY person I believe in handling all the projects I can do In-House.  Luckily when it comes to Local SEO techniques I accepted the free offer for Local SEO Assistance from Mr A.Dollinger via his LinkedIn Proposal for Increasing Small Business Web Presence


DocumentLocal SEO for the St Louis Region
  • The three websites that I manage for my General Contracting / Green and Sustainable Building Promotion for the St Louis Region.

The Stats from the websites show a dramatic increase in pageviews.  The Proof is in the Pudding or the Stats in the SEO World- I completed the SEO suggestions made by Andy Dollinger in the First and Second Week of February 2013; and here are the Current / Actual Stats from the websites-after the Mighty Google Search Engine re-visited the websites.  The stats plainly show an increase in daily pageviews.

Pageviews today

263

Pageviews yesterday

486

Pageviews last month

8,943

Pageviews all time history

178,743

  1. Main Website- http://stlouisrenewableenergy.com page view Statts provided by Web Host (Weebly.coom)

Mr A. Dollinger pointed out some additional areas that I had overlooked when adding "Local" Meta Tags when I built my latest website. After I added the "Local Tags" I went ahead and checked my site to see how Google's Search Engine viewed and parsed the site and found that the simple changes Mr Dolllinger suggested will boost my websites SEO standing for the St Louis Region.

I don't usually accept 'Freebies' but was Pleasantly surprised at the outcome of his SEO suggestions! So much so he will be listed on the Site as SEO Guru!

Yes I recommend and will call on Mr Dollinger in the future.

Build Green,

Scotty

http://www.stlouisrenewableenergy.com

January 27, 2013, Scotts Contracting was a consultant or contractor to Andy at ClicksEffect - Local Search Engine Optimization,Design,Content and Mobile services

Andy has also offered additional free assistance in his latest offering:

I thought you might be interested – I set up a group on linkedin for small businesses.

The purpose of it is to help small businesses with their branding and marketing efforts.Check your email for the invitation.

I'd love to see you there. Once joined, feel free to participate in discussions or start new ones.

Oh one more thing – I've prepared a FREE course for small businesses related to Search Engine Optimization.This will help your site get better rankings = MORE CLIENTS . No cost involved.

All you need to do is go to http://www.clickseffect.com  , signup and grab the course.

Andy Dollinger | Marketing&Consultancy for small businesses  

E andy.dollinger@clickseffect.com  Dollinger.Andy

  


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