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Flying there...and smoking on the plane




Ok..I'm speaking to all the tobacco smokers in the house. Is there any airlines that fly to A'Dam that allow smoking on board...My god I swear I don't think I can take that long flight without any...I'll need to be restrained, sedated (heavily)...anyone tried patches,...do they help/work for something like this? also one more quick question...TAXES yes I know I'll try to curtail my swearing on the forum..if someone is in the nasty position of oweing taxes, can they/I secure a passport? Or will I have to pay them off in their entirity before they approve me. I don't have a passport yet. (Just stating the obvious, we all know there are those that won't quite 'Get' the question) sure hope someone can give a little advise on this, I don't want to be waiting for a passport that isn't going to arrive, then have it screw up my plans. I know most of you are saying, damn, pay the taxes...well, I don't want too...and by the time tax time rolls in next year with them whackin me every week like they do, they'll be just about payed off by then. I do of course realize that's a pretty immature attitude...but...what can I say..I hate giving them my money! OKie...hope everyone had or is having a great...what's left of their, weekend. I am...
Stay Safe-Stay High
Fleet
Use the "Nicorette" gum (or cheaper equivalent) it works. I would try it out b4 the trip to get the dose right. Hint: don't chew it right away the dose can be intense, just keep it in your mouth for a while and chew a bit as needed. God addiction is an awful thing!
Pax
I have Nicotrol. A doctor has to prescribe it for you. It is a stop smoking aide. You get 150 nicotine cartridges. It has a thing that looks like a cigarette holder tip. You take a hit on it and it is just like smoking a cigerette. Each hit you take gives you a dose of nicotine. Nicotrol is very good to use if your a smoker. Much better than patches.
I smoke heavily as well and can sympathize with the urge to rip the smoke detectors out of the lavatories. But I've found that using the "patch" in whatever the highest dose available is, following a couple 150 mg wellbutrin is adequate for the relatively short flight for A'dam!
1. Chew. Mmmmm.....Skoal!

2. Pay taxes? As long as you file and don't make over a certain amount, you shouldn't have to pay taxes. From What you have written so far, I don't think that you make above the average....am I right? 99% of the people that I know who make the average have either had or have passports.

3. File before they catch your ass. Not wanting to pay isn't going to keep you out of jail. My friend did 1 1/2 years for not filing for 5 years. Not fun.

Peace-
seouleast
I new this guy that owned a big car repair business
He tried some pay no taxes sceam
He ended up paying taxes plus penetaly plus intrest
and spent 2 years in fed. prison in Tallahasse

Good Luck
SODA
This is a little off topic,but perhaps a little bit related to taxes.

I have no problem with taxes,always paid them on time.Perhaps not agreeing with amount but always paid it.Dont have any problem with govt agencies period.I do have an issue with a bill collection agency evev though i think they gave up on me.

Since i have plans of moving to Amsterdam,i have a thought-once i,m in Holland for good i feel like calling them,actually right from Schiphol from my cell phone and tell them i,m in Europe for good haha and take that debt and shove it up your ass for all the letters you were sending me!

Anyone have answers as to whether they could go to Holland to mess with me?Right they have no idea where i,m living,i,m using an address of a lady i met mongering here.
Here is the passport application ( you want DS-11 ). You will also need your birth certificate and two passport photos. ( under $10 at WalMart, a little less at Costco )

http://travel.state.gov/get_forms.html

Enjoy
FlyByNite
Dont try and screw the government out of taxes you might get away for awhile but you will get caught usually.
just add Redd Foxx and Pete Rose among others.
Nicorrette gum has worked well for me. It really takes the edge off.

Not clear on the tax thingy question... if the question is will I get a passport if I owe the feds for unpaid/overdue taxes? I don't know, but would be willing to bet the government does not have their shit together to make it a problem. If passport denied, youwould be notified.

:-) Dogbreath
Anyone have answers as to whether they could go to Holland to mess with me?Right they have no idea where i,m living,i,m using an address of a lady i met mongering here.

Are you planning on retaining your citizenship? If so, pay what you owe. If you are lucky enough to be a new citizen of the EU, then you may be able, to get away with it.
I guess it all depends on wether you care about your credit. If you make enough cash to not care about ever getting credit to purchase a house, then go for it.

I would recommend that you pay the bill that you owe. Having heard this, I don't think that I would ever lend you money if you were in a situation where you needed some. Might just try and flee!

Peace-
seouleast
I think Fleet is paying installments.

Also I think the State dept is busy so they won't check the IRS.

GO for it early. Passport that is. Do it now!

I got a passport with a record. HEY! now why do you wanna talk about my record? How the hell did I know she was thirteen? Hell, she looked fifteen to me!

p.s. Suck it up on the plane. Drink a lot lol. DO NOT SMOKE IN THE BATHROOM! Keep your hands busy. IN THE BATHROOM lol

WOOT!
I think Fleet is paying installments.

Also I think the State dept is busy so they won't check the IRS.

GO for it early. Passport that is. Do it now!

I got a passport with a record. HEY! now why do you wanna talk about my record? How the hell did I know she was thirteen ? Hell, she looked fifteen to me!

p.s. Suck it up on the plane. Drink a lot lol. DO NOT SMOKE IN THE BATHROOM! Keep your hands busy. IN THE BATHROOM lol

WOOT!

anybody want some SODA
If you must smoke don't let the smoke detectors do their job; i.e. do one hitters. Before the recent security overhauls I had smoked herb on every flight I had ever taken. Back in the 80's I even did bong hits in the bathrooms. I had a small bong that I hid in my boot with the stem, bowl and additive in my carry-on. Add powerful lungs to the equation and you've got buzz at 35,000 feet. I would not recommend this these days but I bet you could ingest some tobacco, smoke free, and satisfy any craving. Again not recommended but possible. Good luck and enjoy.
Methinks Mr. Gardener wants you in jail!
Pax
perhaps a nice long plane flight might be the first step in getting off the evil addiction (no preaching here it's just that I have been watching my dad die a miserable death from emphazema for the past 5 years, no fun at all and thank you Phillip-Morris).
Yeah its hard to think about not smoking but I recently took an international flight to amsterdam and I thought I would freak out not being able to smoke plus I even made the mistake of checking in for my flight 2 hours early in a non smoking airport, so I went like 12 hours no cigs and I did fine. Just keep your mind busy and its much easier not to smoke when you dont have cigs readily avail to you.
When I smoked I used a Nicorette Inhalator which is like a small plastic pipe. When you take a drag on it you get a nicoteen hit which satisfies your craving just the same as a cigarette does. Mind you it tasted awful! Still, it got me through the flight without too many problems.
Methinks Mr. Gardener wants you in jail!
Pax
perhaps a nice long plane flight might be the first step in getting off the evil addiction (no preaching here it's just that I have been watching my dad die a miserable death from emphazema for the past 5 years, no fun at all and thank you Phillip-Morris).

Bo, I am sorry about your father. That is terrible.

One thing though, I too am a smoker. I feel the effects of them things already. But I can't blame the cig companies. I knew the risks. Inhaling smoke can't be good, no matter how much a company says its cool. Common sense me thinks.
So, please don't blame McDonalds if you get fat from them. We all have a choice.

Peace-and best wishes to your father
seouleast
Thanks Seouleast, remember though, the cigarette companies told the "Big lie" and also made their product extra addictive (see "The Insider")
Pax
I know. That is what I hear from the news and my wife. But it was my dumbass move to show that I was cool and can hang by smoking. Oh well, quitting is on the horizon. I think I am going to do what Viking does. Smoke only in the Dam. Mixed spliffs are a must!

Take care of your father.......... may peace be with him.

seouleast
-OOHH God do I ever WISH I made enough income to be in the pay catagory...no the monies due are from heavy...and I do mean extra, double heavy, early withdrawals from my 401K....OMG I think I can hear some people screamin...or is that a groan...hey I couldn't help myself...all that pretty cash just sittin there...lookin all nice and green and all, almost like weed huh..yea! anyway that's a healthly 10% penalty on all I took...Ouchie! Plus....ok here it comes...LOL...I was laid off from my job so I was on unemployment for 12+ months, now I want anyone to tell me what kind of a person allows Uncle Sam to with-hold taxes from their unemployment check, which as we all know, is next to nothing anyways..right? So I also had that heaped on top of the already swaying tower of the 401k debt. It's a few grand....OO I know I could just take the money to pay it outta the 401k, Haha ROFLMAO Just kidding everyone..just kidding. I used to be all serious and not do crazy things...but then I NEVER had any fun at all. I'll apply for my passport this next week and see what happens, at least if they deny it I have plenty of time to go on and pay it and apply again. It isn't that I don't want to pay it...or that I'm trying to get out of paying...I'd just like to keep paying the payments go have fun, take my vacation, then come back and keep working, and keep paying. It's certianly not like I'm not comming back. (not that I wouldn't love to never come back)
Guess I'll see if I can get my doctor to write me a couple of scripts, one for the Nicorette and the other for for maybe a few valums or lightweight tranks. so I can sleep most of the way. Seeing as how I'm a non drinker.
Thanks everyone for all the sugestions,
Stay High-Stay Safe,
Fleet
Bo...your Father has a place in my prayers....as do you...Stay strong!
Thank God he has you to be there for him.
I must Apologoze for my LONG absence from this wonderful forum......Lots of new things happening in my area of the "barn". Just switched to a new job(thank goodness,that manual labor for just barely over minimum wage was literally killing me) And my girlfriend....errr....girl goat just informed me that we have a baby goat on the way! Very wild stuff....but im thrilled!
So alas with all this stuff going on,there will be NO trip to heaven this year(darnit!) but next year is a must!

But now to the thread:Thought i would put in my to cents....being an ex cancer stick user (been on the patch 3 days and not a single smoke hooray)I am using the patches(nicoderm i beleive) and they are working great.......but the patches will not Make you quit....they just make it easier....YOU can only quit if YOU want to! Nicotine patches,gums,inhalers etc. only HELP with nicotine withdrawls....there is also the MENTAL addiction to be conquered.Even though i have not been suffereing from nicotine withdrawls(shaking,irritation,trouble sleeping blah blah blah) every hour or so i find myself patting my pockets looking for my smokes and then i remember "Oh yeah,i dont smoke anymore!" and thats that.Or i will think to myself(subcounciously "time for a smoke" and then i remember i quit" All the patches and all the gums in the world wont help you quit unless YOU really want to. And given the fact that im about to be a daddy.....Id like to see my son's/daughters's graduation.....and id like to see their children's graduation(hopefully). If you love life,love yourself,or love someone else(hopefully all 3) then quit while you have the chance.

May Buddha,god,ronald mcdonald,or joe peschi bless you all!
The(Slave no longer to chemicals)Goat
I quit 1/03...used "fake" cigs...with crazy herbs...no tobacco...the gum and lots of weed. Need a smoke? Have a joint...took care of the hand to mouth habit. Calmed me down quite a bit too.

My payoff was a promised trip to Amsterdam if I quit. 22 years of a pack and a half a day...I am now free!
I quit believe it or not cold turkey back in 7/86 on seeing my dad dying of cancer and the suffering.I was smoking 3 packs a day before.Never had any urge for a cig since.
All this talk of cancer brings a rather unpleasant memory to mind...For 14 years I was the care giver to a very dear friend...she was not able to walk and had lost alot of her motor abilities...very hard to see a friend like this, I can't/don't want to imagine it a family member, anyway...back to the subject. I think I had taken her in for 4 or even 5 surgeries to have cancerous growths removed from the inside of her mouth and her tongue, and even with the thought of those fresh in her mind...(and mouth) she would return home from the hospital and couldn't wait to get another cigarette. Actually she wanted to have one in the car on the way home...anyone doubt the addictive qualities of cigarettes?
To cap the story off, she was only 54, and a horrible drinker, I awoke one very cold January morning to discover she had died in her sleep while watching tv. BTW at the end she loved smokin bud...it was the only way to get her to eat....
After seeing and living through this I still smoke...like a chimney
Sorry if I bummed anyone out...
Stay Safe/

Fleet
If I could quit, anyone can. If you practice beforehand, like going 2 hours, then 3, 4. Your 6 hours or so flight is nothing. If you cut down beforehand, it is fine. Nothing will happen anyway, do it. Decide that you are quitting. Me it took 1 day sitting at home to get started.

When you buy cigarettes smoke a couple and throw the rest away.
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