Pam Mason

Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 782 Common sense handling of fireworks.

Such a sad story, it must have been difficult to write it down. Fireworks have no place in the hands of non-professionals.


Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 794 Oh, why didn't President Obama stay out of the UK referendum on leaving the EU?

Opinion page in The Telegraph (UK)

'Should Obama intervene in Brexit? | What people are saying'

James Rubin, Former senior official in the US State Department: “It’s a unique circumstance that justifies an opinion being expressed.”

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London: “For the United States to tell us in the UK that we must surrender control of so much of our democracy – it is a breathtaking example of the principle of do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do. It is incoherent. It is inconsistent, and yes it is downright hypocritical.”

Dominic Raab, Justice Minister and Brexit campaigner: Raab said it was “wanton double standards” for President Obama to urge Brits to vote Remain: “The Americans want Britain in the EU for its own selfish national interest. We are seen as a bridge to argue for the things America wants... I think it’s interesting that those arguing for Britain to stay in the EU because we are too weak to stand on our own two feet are also now saying we need to stay in the EU frankly to do America’s bidding.”

Iain Duncan Smith, Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: “‘What I do find strange is that [Obama] is asking the British people to accept a situation that he patently would not recommend to the American population. I can imagine no circumstances under which he would lobby for the US Supreme Court to be bound by the judgments of a foreign court.”


Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 772 What punishment would be appropriate?

March 2016. Judge Diana E. Murphy presided over the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals session in St. Paul, MN, but she did not engage in the questioning. The three-judge panel is considering the DeCosters’ appeal of the three-month prison sentences imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.


Pam Mason 2 months, 2 weeks ago on 733 It's Your Call. A glimpse at British humor.

McVitie's "Digestive Biscuits" (for which I would readily kill if I could find of them to kill for) Tom, the Digestive biscuits are available off the shelf in the Phoenix area at any Cost Plus World Market store. Maybe a friend could pick them up for you sometime. Big Lots in Payson sometimes carry custard creams and bourbons :-)


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Bogus call from "Private Caller" 202-800-5582

Pat, may I suggest you don't attempt to call back unknown numbers as they could route you through to international rates. You can go to google or duckduckgo or similar and just type in the phone number in the search engine. Most likely you will find comments from others who have been bothered by this type of call and it is often a scam. My thought is if they really want to speak to you they will leave a proper message and again check the number out first.


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Bogus call from "Private Caller" 202-800-5582

Don't worry if you are left a nasty message advising you owe money to the Federal Government, or are named in a lawsuit it is just a scam! Message tells you to call 202-800-5582. I researched the number online and people are complaining.. Ignore the call and go about your day :-)


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on 762 It's Your Call. Why does Payson have roundabouts?

I have no problem with the roundabouts, it's just a matter of people getting used to them. As indicated above they are all over Europe. In the UK countryside they are often the size of the ones in Payson. When traffic lights fail on the odd occasion, the police are often called out to maintain traffic flow. The non functioning traffic light issue does not apply to roundabouts. What I don't like in the UK however, is big brother watching you using their huge CCTV network which seems to be everywhere. It's a fine line between observation and intrusion.


Pam Mason 3 months, 1 week ago on 673 It's Your Call. Will UK drop out of EU?

Daily Mail:- British border guards have been banned from X-raying lorries (trucks) while searching for illegal immigrants at French ports in case the radiation harms the stowaways' health, it was revealed today.

Lucy Moreton from the Immigration Services Union said that her members are only permitted to use the scanners at ports in France when searching for smuggled or illegal goods.

The revelation comes as it emerged that at least 24 of the migrants who made it to Britain hiding in the back of two lorries earlier this week have already been given their freedom.

Huh ?


Pam Mason 3 months, 1 week ago on Is our drinking water at safe lead levels?

Forgot to mention a new water treatment plant is to be built to handle the Blue Ridge Reservoir water. ADEQ will be involved to make sure potable water is fully compliant with specific drinking water standards before it is piped into the Payson system. Quote from Sunrise Engineering:- Water Treatment Plant: Because C.C. Cragin Water is a surface water source a WTP is required to treat the water to drinking water standards. The new 4.5MGD WTP includes water storage, pre-treatment, membrane filtration, GAC polishing, backwash handling facilities, sludge handling facilities and other facilities. ......... One challenge to the project was the need to develop a way to mitigate the creation of disinfection-by-products (DBP's) within the treated water. Our team worked to include a pre-treatment regimen of adding PACl and post-treatment with granular activated carbon (GAC) within the treatment train on the pilot to effectively reduce the DBP formation to levels well below the maximum contaminate level.

Good luck with getting answers on existing levels of lead.