Pam Mason

Pam Mason 2 months ago on Happy New Year!

Wishing all a Healthy Happy New Year!!

PS I maybe classified a senior citizen but I still took a ride on my toboggan down the street this morning :-)


Pam Mason 2 months ago on 117 The Question Is... Denying bail to high risk arrestees.

Snippet taken directly from US Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Affidavit of Support

What is an Affidavit of Support? An affidavit of support is a document an individual signs to accept financial responsibility for another person, usually a relative, who is coming to the United States to live permanently. The person who signs the affidavit of support becomes the sponsor of the relative (or other individual) coming to live in the United States. The sponsor is usually the petitioner of an immigrant petition for a family member.

An affidavit of support is legally enforceable; the sponsor's responsibility usually lasts until the family member or other individual either becomes a U.S. citizen, or can be credited with 40 quarters of work (usually 10 years).

The law concerning affidavits of support is found in Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sections 212(a)(4) and 213A. The provisions are codified in Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 8 CFR 213a.

Taken from Government Travel Site. Establish Financial Support

About the Affidavit of Support The Affidavit of Support (AOS) is a legal contract required by U.S. law between the petitioner (sponsor) of an immigrant visa applicant and the U.S. government. It ensures that the visa applicant has adequate means of financial support and is unlikely to become a public charge after entering the United States. The sponsor for the prospective immigrant must establish he or she has the means to financially support the intending immigrant(s), if necessary. For full information about Affidavit of Support requirements, forms, and whether an Affidavit of Support is required for you, review Affidavit of Support on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Double standard...... illegals don't have to worry about a financial sponsor they have us the taxpayer to foot the bill.


Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 173 Merry Christmas!

Not stupid at all Pat, many of us thought the same. Also heard that it was the day that the estate workers went up to the Manor House and received sweetmeats in boxes from the owner.

Tom thanks I will most certainly check that book out I enjoy heartwarming stories. :-)


Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 173 Merry Christmas!

Sounds like most had a Happy Christmas Day including me. Sending Best Wishes To Everyone!. Now onto one more thing!

Boxing Day the day after Christmas! Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries. It was started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day.

Must have meant a lot to those in need and a good idea too!


Pam Mason 2 months, 2 weeks ago on PSWID meeting of November 20, 2014

Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014 PSWID Board Work Session. Quote from the latest minutes. " Tom said we do not have anyone watching out for PSWID’s interests. CH2M Hill has sloppy procedures and they need to have more frequent audits. Ric Hawthorne said that the cost for sloppy management should be reimbursed and that we need more accountability from them or that we should pull things under the district’s control."


Pam Mason 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Sudden Link Service

Pat, we were also without Sudden Link service today but I have to say when one of their technicians came out to our house about two weeks ago he did a fine job fixing a signal problem.

Now if only I could get our previous supplier Century Link to pay up on some money they owe us, since June of this year, I would be happy. Woe betide anyone who has to communicate with Century Link on an accounting issue it is frustrating beyond belief. All of our phone calls and emails must have been ending up in a black hole. It was only by searching on the web for other contact information that I was able to bypass the "customer service" mess and actually get someone to answer me. Now of course I just need to get reimbursed. Sigh!


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on 149 The Question Is.... Student exemptions.

Nope. Will they expect a judge to postpone a court case because they haven't had time to study? Time to behave as adults and take their final exams as scheduled.


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on PSWID meeting of November 20, 2014

Official pay off date is July 15, 2018. Total due at maturity will be $6,222,990.38. This will show up on the books under Fiscal Year 2019. The board will need to refinance. 1/3 of the budget is paid to CH2M Hill and 1/6 towards the loan, which totals half of the PSWID working capital.

A senor member of management from CH2M Hill was advised in open meeting on November 20, 2014 that the board was displeased with the performance of CH2M Hill in the Pine and Strawberry area. PSWID will be seeking amendments to the contract.