Pam Mason

Pam Mason 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 months 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 ?