Pam Mason

Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 907 The latest news on the UK referendum on leaving the European Union.

I hope Britain votes to leave the EU so they can regain their sovereignty. When they joined the Common Market it was vastly different to what it is today. A lot will have to be done to return power back to the British people. Example " the need to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act. The repeal of the 1972 Act will mean that all EU treaties will no longer form part of UK law and the European Court’s jurisdiction over the UK “will come to a permanent end”.

The leave numbers at least sound promising.


Pam Mason 3 months ago on 854 At last! ASU campus appears likely to become a reality.

I do care but am disturbed by all the smoke and mirrors, lack of transparency and that the goal post is constantly moving. The number of projected students is much lower, yet the cost of Phase 1 will likely be more than $70 million. About the only thing that remains constant is that there is to be commercial development on the property, including a known conference center/resort and residential housing. The recent announcement was made by Mr. Gary Cordell who is on the Board of Directors for the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, Vice President of the Mogollon Health Alliance and member of the Arizona Association of Realtors Legislative and Political Affairs Committee. Why is the information coming from realtors/developers and not from Mr. Kenny Evans?

In my humble opinion Developers/Realtors wield too much power as in a recent example. We just heard of a California developer attempting to build 7,000 homes in Sierra Vista. By working with two state representatives they were trying to eliminate the Groundwater Management Act of 1980. In this case Ducey vetoed the bill, to do otherwise would have put a river water supply to the area in jeopardy.

As far as I can tell public participation/conversation on the University plan is not encouraged. It is the Realtors along with Kenny Evans who seem to be in the driving seat. Others who understand financials much better than I posted about the recent articles, and they too appear not to favor the economics and question what the hidden cost is to the citizens of Payson.


Pam Mason 3 months, 2 weeks ago on SCAM CALLS

Caution. If you receive a call that says "Private Caller" on the phone ID be aware that it could be another scam. Case in point earlier this morning a guy phoned and said "Grandpa I had an accident I am in jail" etc. Two hours later I get the same call only I told them in not very polite terms to go away and that I was reporting them. You can't of course because the Private Caller telephone number does not show up on ID. Obviously this is a SCAM to scare the heck out of senior citizens and have them wire money etc.


Pam Mason 3 months, 3 weeks ago on SCAM CALLS

Pat, others have lodged complaints online about that number you referenced. I never donate to anyone that calls. Prefer to make my donations when I know for sure who actually benefits and I try to keep it local.


Pam Mason 4 months ago on Sad to see the article

Next we will be banning TV commercials for workout equipment because men demonstrate the product and you know they don't have shirts on!


Pam Mason 4 months ago on 802 Undue and Improper pressure on a friendly nation.

I am afraid the fix is in.

Negotiations between the EU and US started on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment TTIP Trade Deal three years ago. President Obama wants it signed before he leaves office and wants the UK to remain in the EU to help. I don't know if the average person in the UK realizes that President Obama won't be in the White House much longer, and therefore is not the person to decide if the UK goes to the end of the line and for how long. Example. Australia has a trade deal with the US, it did not take long to sign and they are not a member of the EU.

This happened yesterday "HANNOVER, Germany — About 35,000 protesters marched Saturday against the proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a day ahead of Barack Obama's visit, police said."

Economic scare tactics are being used everyday in order to convince the British public to vote to stay in the EU. Continued unchecked immigration, growing unemployment, additional strain on social services, hospitals, welfare, public housing, education, crime and British Law being overruled by non elected officials stationed in Brussels are just some of the existing and ever growing problems. The British Government is rendered powerless due to the dictates of the EU. (My opinion)

I will await the results of the referendum on 23rd June, but given the recent political blackmail I am no longer hopeful. I won't be taking up your time anymore on this until the result is in.


Pam Mason 4 months 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 4 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 4 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.