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Re: “Cutting Costs & Services

Helpful ideas , I learned a lot from the details - Does anyone know where I could possibly obtain a blank TX TTUHSC Residence Questionnaire document to edit ?

Posted by vina moreman on 07/24/2016 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Money To Burn

How is it that mr. Jensen also has time in between his three jobs to coach baseball and football? Practices being 4 to 5 days a week and games on nights and weekends. As far as Transportation funds go you will find mr. Jensen driving around town transporting kids to and from games and practices in his UFA Ford Explorer. Has anyone gone to the media about any of this? The public deserves to know. Why is this being swept under the rug?

Posted by angelshaloe on 07/24/2016 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Money To Burn

How is it that mr. Jensen also has time in between his other three jobs to coach baseball and football. Attend practices four times a week with games also on night and weekend? As far as Transportation funds go you will find mr. Jensen and driving around town in his UFA Ford Explorer transporting kids to and from games and practices. Has anybody brought this to the media's attention? The public has a right to know all of this information. Why is it just being swept under the rug?

Posted by angelshaloe3 on 07/24/2016 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Money To Burn

How is it that mr. Jensen also has time in between his other three jobs to coach baseball and football and go to practices four times a week and games on the nights and weekends? As far as Transportation funds go you will also see mr. Jensen driving around town in his UFA Ford Explorer transporting kids to and from practices and games. Has anybody not brought this to the media's attention? The Citizens need to know.

Posted by angelshaloe3 on 07/24/2016 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Smoke Signals

Hey masked bandit your fucking retard. The article glosses over the fact that Gaylord is a fucking thief and comes from a family of thieves. Is it a coincidence that his brother was fired from anther department for stealing money from his fellow firefighters and for falsifying his time card/telestaff. Way to try and deflect blame. If Jensen is so smart, why didn't he see this coming? Two rotten apples from the same poisoned tree.

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Posted by hosejock2002 on 07/22/2016 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Smoke Signals

This article fails to mention that Cottonwood Heights and Holladay are not members of the UFSA, therefore one wouldn't expect Cullimore or Dahle to have a say in how the UFSA spends their money or what employees they hire. If these two want a say in what the UFSA does, then maybe their cities should join the UFSA instead of just contracting service from Unified Fire Authority.

Maybe Cullimore is still mad because his police chief used the UFA to make him look foolish. Now THERE is a department that could use some investigating.

What the article does say is that UFA is the largest fire department in the state, and it includes the largest city by land area in the state. Because of that, I would expect that command vehicles would rack up some considerable expenses in gas and maintenance. I would be interested to see how Chief Scott's fuel expenses compare to, say, Sheriff Winder. Interesting to see the article pick apart car washes. I wonder how much it costs to have three firefighters wash the engine each day.

And someone please explain to me why it is SO HORRIBLE that these Chiefs work second or third jobs. I'd bet 80% of the firefighters work second or third jobs too.

7 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by masked bandit on 07/22/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “A Voice for Victims

Knowlton ignores the fact that about 3 out of 4 protective orders in divorces with kids involved are false or exaggerated to get custody and used to actually abuse or punish the man. The woman is more often the abuser of her date, spouse and kids - hundreds of studies show this, over and over. Yet, our DV services are not only silent about this but know it and hide it. It's an industry, making money on perpetuating abuse not stopping it. Most of those mentioned divorce deaths result from putting up a false protective order and also trying to bankrupt the man, using the DV system and legal system to accomplish selfish goals which backfire in death. This can be stopped, yet the industry profits from these deaths which they desire for this purpose. Stop the abuse by false allegations and you stop the deaths, most of them. Proof and evidence must be used in protective order cases to keep a temporary order in place. Knowlton and many others oppose true justice, and convict from accusation only. Truth is hard to hear, especially when money and power are involved.

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Posted by Advocate on 07/21/2016 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Witches, Wiccans & Pagans

Rita, I am need of some help that I can't ask my own Highpriestess for because she is my mother. I hope that you can help me either by email or by talking on the phone.

Posted by Rebecca Carothers on 07/21/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Smoke Signals

I am so glad this is coming to light. It is only the tip of the iceberg! Keep digging! Personal vehicles for everything, company "meetings" to work on firefighters houses in construction, the legacy hires instead of qualified applicants, sexist prejudices, promoting the f-ups, no commands staff around the office after noon, the abuse of time and money is abhorrent. They think they are above the law because they save lives. The corruption comes from the top in that organization and gives everyone else a black eye. It's time to be held accountable, boys.

24 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by xxyyzz on 07/21/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Smoke Signals

Can't we all just get along......

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Posted by Rodney.King1965 on 07/21/2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Smoke Signals

K

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Posted by AnyMonkeyWillDo on 07/21/2016 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Smoke Signals

Let's commit to organizational change and practice that betters the UFA. Emotions are high, firefighters and supervisors are feeling betrayed, whether valid or not. I'm a street level firefighter/paramedic. I love my job. I'm on a great crew and have supervisors who support our efforts to serve the public. I'm also a resident and taxpayer in Taylorsville and require accountability of my tax dollars. I'm disappointed by the actions of some but remain optimistic that folks aren't beyond redemption. Change is hard, let's keep it classy.

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Posted by gregvanderwerff on 07/21/2016 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Smoke Signals

@charlesncharge, Do you even lift bro?

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Posted by TrunkMonkey911 on 07/21/2016 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Smoke Signals

Talk about calling the kettle black 'hose jockey'! Maybe you should have stayed in school and learned Proper grammar! Sad you have to turn this into a name calling issue! I do know Steve Judkins and this whole mess isn't about him it's about those above him. Judd has always put his guys first, makes sure they are good physically and emotionally. So for people to write things they know nothing about or they assume.....shame on them-YOU! When people have the chance to jump on a bandwagon they will do so for no other reason than to hear themselves talk!

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Posted by Timesten on 07/20/2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Smoke Signals

I AM JEALOUS! I had to share a company vehicle with Willie Aames and he was already transitioning into Christian superhero Bibleman. I was also expected to put in full time hours on the set. Any side work had to be done outside of company time. If I'd been gifted carte blanche privilege the way some in UFA have I could have transitioned into something better career wise than Diagnosis Murder. Now all I can get is a lousy invitation to speak at the RNC.

12 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by CharlesNcharge on 07/20/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Smoke Signals

y'all are missing the point. thief jensen must go. moral is so low because sh.it floes downhill, from the top. as long as thief jensen is in power, this department doesnt stand a chance of being legit. i know youre reading this, thief jensen. wait till the story of all your relatives getting hired comes out. and that piece of sh/it slack kid who passed out the first day of camp. you fukkers are gonna burn. haha. jud, just retire already. we know you;re leaving at 20. hell, you're already gone. just like the article says. Timesten, quit sucking chiefdicks. it's distasteful, unless youre into that sort of thing.

20 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by hosejockey2002 on 07/20/2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Meet Joel Johnson, Political Consultant

Proud and grateful for my son and his family, and the good being done.

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Posted by Eric Johnson on 07/20/2016 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Smoke Signals

Interesting Charlesncharge....your post seem more like a personal attack on Steve Judkins. The reality is most Fireman and any public servant has second jobs. Just because Steve Judkins is a Battalion Chief should he no longer try to better his and his families future? Maybe your attacks are mostly based on jealousy because he seems to be doing just that!

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Posted by Timesten on 07/20/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Smoke Signals

Check out Keller Williams Realty "Top Cappers" for June 2016. Well done Chief. Selling real estate must be a piece of cake to pull down those numbers while holding down a full time fire dept job.

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Posted by CharlesNcharge on 07/20/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Meet Joel Johnson, Political Consultant

Joel you are simply a miracle! So awesome to see see you doing the deal and making a difference!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marcie Gray Bennett on 07/20/2016 at 8:26 PM

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