Good afternoon! This episode of Within the Trenches features Sabrina of West Palm Beach Dispatch Operations. We had an excellent conversation before recording and it was nice because we were able to get to know each other better. After only a few minutes of talking to her I felt as though we knew each other all our lives. This is a must listen episode that everyone can learn from. Make sure to check it out, share and as always, you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- How Sabrina got into dispatching
- The interview process
- Line of duty death
- Dispatch education/training
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On October 8th, 2011 I wrote on the Jabber Log Fan page that I was thinking about recruiting some writers. I mentioned that I have a lot of stories to tell but that I felt I needed to expand. Well folks, it’s time to add some extra writers. I feel I have been doing a great job but I want to venture into something more. So far I have gathered an excellent group of writers to fill the need for posts on movies, music, books, video games, and technology. I’m still looking for a few more writers so if you are interested please shoot me an email at email@example.com. Also if you have any suggestions on topics to focus on please don’t hesitate to let me know. I have a lot of ideas swirling around in my head and I want to use Jabber Log as a platform to accomplish different goals.
One big thing I would like to do is help promote local events by doing a piece on them right before the event in order to generate a buzz. I believe all those involved can benefit from a little exposure and who knows what can happen from all of this. I will continue to post the way I normally do but now there will be added posts with new and fresh material. Every Wednesday there will be a new post on music from The Phoenix Philosopher, Thursday’s will focus on video games and technology, and Friday’s will feature movies. The first Tuesday of every month will feature an up and coming musician for “New Artist Tuesday”. I previously posted that it’s time to Occupy the Airwaves in order to get new music played on the radio minus the corporate backing. Who knows if it can work but it never hurts to try. In the end with new topics and added writers I feel that this will bring in more readers and continue the popularity that has followed this blog. I have posted many times that there is more to come and this statement is solid. I am very excited for the new things coming from everyone associated with Jabber Log and I thank you for everything. Happy reading my fellow Jabber Loggers. Cheers!Post Views: 522
More and more children are consuming large amounts of media each day. According to Mashable.com, The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a study that showed children are consuming “11 hours’ worth of media content within a seven and half-hour span.” The American Academy of Pediatrics states that,
“The average young person views more than 3000 ads per day on television (TV), on the Internet, on billboards, and in magazines. Increasingly, advertisers are targeting younger and younger children in an effort to establish “brand-name preference” as early an age as possible.”
Quick facts from greatschools.org –
- Half of all kids who start smoking do so because they saw it in movies.
- Movie smoking is even more effective than cigarette ads with teens.
- Research shows that 9- to 11-year-olds can identify the Budweiser frogs better than Tony the Tiger, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or Smokey the Bear.
Why does this matter?
- Because alcohol advertising affects underage drinking behavior.
- Because kids are using drugs at younger and younger ages.
- Because kids, especially teens, are bombarded with thousands of images of smoking in movies alone.
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Hey again, it’s Roger Dodger! I’m here to talk about the Ultimate Fighter Finale that happened on Saturday night. First and foremost I must mention that these fights were awesome. I love T.U.F. series, because the people who fight are fighting for a 6-figure income and a contract for the UFC. These guys will give it all they have to improve their lives. If you don’t know what the Ultimate Fighter show is about, then crawl out of that rock you have been living under and get caught up!!! T.U.F. is one of the best reality shows on TV. The UFC will pick 2 UFC fighters to train these up and coming stars to battle each other in the octagon. This show will give no name fighters a chance to prove themselves and make their name a “house hold name” in the UFC. I have a lot to say so I won’t explain the whole show, just look for reruns on Spike TV.
This T.U.F. finale fight card did not disappoint at all. These fights were fast paced and action packed. This season was all about the Bantamweights and Featherweights division and I’m thankful for these weight classes because these fighters are smaller, quicker, and very tough. Dana White made a great move bringing those guys into the UFC.
Ok, here are the fight results. I’m only going to mention the fights for the contract and the main event.
Jon Dodson vs. Tj Dillashaw
This fight was very quick. Both go in the middle of the Octagon and from there Jon Dodson set the pace for the fight. With Jon Dodson’s quickness Tj Dillashaw never stood a chance. This fight was over in a blink of an eye by Jon Dodson’s quick hands. Tj Dillashaw made it 1:54 of the 1st round and was KO’ed. Congratulations Jon Dodson on the 6-figure contract and a nice glass trophy. I will be looking forward to all the exciting fights you will be giving us in the future.
Diego Brando vs. Dennis Bermudez
This fight was absolutely amazing! These two men did give us the best fight of the night (in my eyes)! They say anything can happen in a UFC fight and after this fight that saying is true. These two warriors gave it their all. Diego Brando and Dennis Bermudez both came out swinging! Back and fourth with these two then Diego Brando rocks Dennis Bermudez but he shakes it off and keeps going. Then Dennis Bermudez rocks Diego Brando and down he goes. Dennis pounces on Diego and starts going to town on his face, trying to end the fight. With all hope gone for Diego, Dennis makes the biggest mistake of his pro career. He left his arm wide open and out of nowhere, Diego grabs it, flips Dennis over to end the fight via arm-bar!!! Wow! This fight reminds me why I fell in love with MMA. Both of these men deserve a contract, but only one got it. Way to go Deigo Brando!!!
Now the main event of the evening. Micheal “The Count” Bisping vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
Bisping and Miller were asked to be the coaches this season. These two are no strangers to the T.U.F., they were both in the T.U.F. season 3 together and hated each other. And the hatred grew as this season went on. The trash talking, the pranks, and the water squirting was just enough fuel for both of them to go in and give us one hell of a fight, but that’s not what happened. The first round was decent; Miller was able to take down Bisping, which is shocking because Bispings take down defense is top notch. But all Miller did was lay on top of him and did just enough so the ref wouldn’t stand them up, but Bisping was able to get up and start getting some points in with his superb stand up game. Round 1 done and Bisping looked frustrated and Miller looked tired. The first round was the only round Miller did anything. Start of the second round and Bisping did what Bisping does best; beat the crap outta Miller. All Miller could do was go on the ground and cover up. Bisping just picked Miller apart with his dominate boxing skills. It was like that for the second and third rounds. Miller gave up…you could see it between rounds and while he was getting punched. Finally the ref steps in at 3:34 of the third round and stopped the most embarrassing fight Miller ever fought. Miller should stick to his T.V. show and give up on MMA. My hat is off to you Bisping, you might be the biggest A-hole in the UFC but good job.
That’s it. If you didn’t get to see this fight card I’m sure they will air it again soon so keep your eyes out for it. You can follow me on Twitter @rogmar865 and I will try to give breaking news (I work Mon-Fri in the mornings so I will try my best to update around that time.) Thanks for reading.Post Views: 608