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(Sun News Network)   Man makes bomb threats on plane because cigarettes were cheaper on the plane than back at the airport   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 36
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2014-07-27 01:17:06 PM  
Not so much a dumbass, but someone with mental health issues. Now that this has happened perhaps his family will be more successful in getting him the help he needs.
 
2014-07-27 02:33:49 PM  
his name sounds nine eleveny
 
2014-07-27 02:34:13 PM  
Sounds like he might have a drinking problem.
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2014-07-27 02:35:57 PM  
Buyer's Remorse is a biatch.
 
2014-07-27 02:35:59 PM  
Nicotine fit?
 
2014-07-27 02:38:12 PM  
FTFA: "I hope finally somebody will do something," a visibly relieved Sadegh "Simon" Shahi said outside court Saturday, explaining his son "needs serious help" for mental health issues he has suffered since he was a teenager."

Someone like....oh, I don't know....his parents, maybe...?
 
2014-07-27 02:42:50 PM  
Tourettes?

Titty sprinkles!
 
2014-07-27 02:42:55 PM  
You can buy cigarettes on a plane?
 
2014-07-27 02:43:20 PM  
Spoiled kid acts spoiled on plane. Details at 11.
 
2014-07-27 02:43:26 PM  
You can buy cigarettes on airplanes?
 
2014-07-27 02:43:44 PM  

Gregosaurus: FTFA: "I hope finally somebody will do something," a visibly relieved Sadegh "Simon" Shahi said outside court Saturday, explaining his son "needs serious help" for mental health issues he has suffered since he was a teenager."

Someone like....oh, I don't know....his parents, maybe...?


And what pray tell should his parents "do"? If they can't get anyone to listen to them and give him the help he needs are they supposed to become psychiatrists ot therapists and give him the treatment he needs?
 
2014-07-27 02:44:39 PM  

abhorrent1: You can buy cigarettes on a plane?


THAT was what I originally came here to ask.
 
2014-07-27 02:45:06 PM  
He picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.
 
2014-07-27 02:49:01 PM  
Two F-16s escorted the plane back to Canada? Was that really necessary? Unless Goose and Mav were up there zipping around anyway that really seems excessive. What exactly were they going to do-- shoot down the plane because a nutjob was angry about smokes? Who many tax dollars does it cost to have a fighting falcon fly from freakin' West Virginia to Canada? Can't we dial the whole "anything involving an airplane takes us to code red" thing back a bit?
 
2014-07-27 02:49:55 PM  
csb
I remember smoking cigarettes on airplanes.  Little ashtrays on the armrest, even.  I once lit a roach in the men's on a long flight - had a cig going simultaneous to mask the aroma.  Also, once put a 30.06 rifle that happened to be loaded through luggage.  On arrival, it came right out of the chute with the rest of the luggage.  Also, once, while drunk and leaving the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, started a rousing chorus of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" that the whole plane joined in on, including the stewardesses.  They served drinks while we were still on the tarmac.  And other airborne shenanigans.  No mile highs clubs, or anything like that.
/csb

I haven't been on a plane since way before 9/11 - it was a choice I made to avoid airports - I drove instead - and with recent events, I see no reason to change that policy.

fark airline flight.  For that matter, fark cruise ships, too.
 
2014-07-27 02:50:18 PM  
They probably don't allow electronic cigarettes because they would interfere with the radio equipment. lol
 
2014-07-27 02:51:11 PM  

thefatbasturd: Gregosaurus: FTFA: "I hope finally somebody will do something," a visibly relieved Sadegh "Simon" Shahi said outside court Saturday, explaining his son "needs serious help" for mental health issues he has suffered since he was a teenager."

Someone like....oh, I don't know....his parents, maybe...?

And what pray tell should his parents "do"? If they can't get anyone to listen to them and give him the help he needs are they supposed to become psychiatrists ot therapists and give him the treatment he needs?


Lock him in the basement and beat him with pipes like real parents do.
 
2014-07-27 02:51:35 PM  
One relative, who was among several family members in court to support Ali Shahi, said he believes the airline and police overreacted.

"They scared all of the other passengers for nothing," said the man, who would not give his name.

The relative explained the accused was overweight as a youngster and then as a teen he became bulimic and lost over 100 pounds. Depression and other mental health concerns began to surface soon after.


No, your family member scared all the other passengers for nothing. People don't get to talk about blowing up a plane without the plane being diverted and the police becoming involved.

His behavior may seem understandable to you, because you know his backstory and the troubles he has had. It doesn't seem so to an unrelated bystander. They see and hear a guy with apparent mental problems talking about blowing up a plane.
 
2014-07-27 02:53:37 PM  

MooseBayou: csb
I remember smoking cigarettes on airplanes.  Little ashtrays on the armrest, even.  I once lit a roach in the men's on a long flight - had a cig going simultaneous to mask the aroma.  Also, once put a 30.06 rifle that happened to be loaded through luggage.  On arrival, it came right out of the chute with the rest of the luggage.  Also, once, while drunk and leaving the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, started a rousing chorus of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" that the whole plane joined in on, including the stewardesses.  They served drinks while we were still on the tarmac.  And other airborne shenanigans.  No mile highs clubs, or anything like that.
/csb

I haven't been on a plane since way before 9/11 - it was a choice I made to avoid airports - I drove instead - and with recent events, I see no reason to change that policy.

fark airline flight.  For that matter, fark cruise ships, too.


That cig didn't mask shiat.
 
2014-07-27 03:00:51 PM  
Ah, raising a spoiled, bratty kid leads to a spoiled, bratty adult. What this tells me, is the parents are paying for raising a kid in a shiatty way. The should have "Tuned him up" a long time ago.
My older son pulled crap like that once, as a teenager. Had the charges dropped, but the flight s for court dates were taxing on me. He knows he got his "One", and straightened out.
The younger one, he sees his brothers mess ups, doesn't want to go there. He does honor roll, Eagle scout, and ll that other stuff on his own.
In the words of Al Bundy:"For the lack of a condom, an entire life ruined."
 
2014-07-27 03:05:22 PM  
On balance, he is a lot more sane that those that terrorize for World Domination.
 
2014-07-27 03:07:11 PM  
Cigarettes?  On an airplane?  Lordy, it's been a long time since I've heard of that, and I think they stopped that even back in the Peoples' Express days.  Get on a plane, take off, then pay for your ticket.  That truly brought about the downfall of flying as a classy way to travel.

What the hell, they let ME on that plane after all.
 
2014-07-27 03:09:00 PM  

Ex-Texan: Ah, raising a spoiled, bratty kid leads to a spoiled, bratty adult. What this tells me, is the parents are paying for raising a kid in a shiatty way. The should have "Tuned him up" a long time ago.


Yes, mental illness is the result of bad parenting. What's your excuse?
 
2014-07-27 03:14:13 PM  

abhorrent1: You can buy cigarettes on a plane?


Pirates of Pestulon: You can buy cigarettes on airplanes?


http://sunwingdutyfree.com/tobacco

I've flown on quite a few international flights that offered tobacco for purchase in their duty free catalogs.  I know that Kuwait Airlines, Lufthansa, and Air Emirates offer them, and usually in large amounts, like a box with 30 packs for $60.
 
2014-07-27 03:18:17 PM  
He should be more concerned that he got stuck in some kind of time warp back to an era when you could smoke and buy smokes on planes.
 
2014-07-27 03:27:39 PM  
He was wanting the people selling duty-free items aboard the aircraft to pay him money ("reimburse him") because they were charging a lower price than what he had paid elsewhere.
Mental issues, and a total lack of the basic tenants of a free market economy.
 
2014-07-27 03:35:50 PM  
You can buy cigarettes - you just can't smoke them on the plane. You know, Duty Free and all that.
 
2014-07-27 03:47:23 PM  

Gregosaurus: FTFA: "I hope finally somebody will do something," a visibly relieved Sadegh "Simon" Shahi said outside court Saturday, explaining his son "needs serious help" for mental health issues he has suffered since he was a teenager."

Someone like....oh, I don't know....his parents, maybe...?


Being that he's an adult, his parents ability to help him is extremely limited at this point.
 
2014-07-27 04:01:17 PM  
Looks like he picked the wrong week not to quit smoking.
 
2014-07-27 04:16:38 PM  
You can't lock someone up for mental health issues until they are a danger to themselves or others depriving someone of their freedom is a big step even if they are cuckoo bananas. Thankfully for this guy since he got himself into the justice system they can forcefully push him into the healthcare system and make sure he gets some help whether he feels he needs it or not.
 
2014-07-27 05:21:48 PM  

RTOGUY: Thankfully for this guy since he got himself into the justice system they can forcefully push him into the healthcare system and make sure he gets some help whether he feels he needs it or not.


Does the name Ashley Smith ring a bell with you? She obviously needed professional help, but was instead locked up in solitary until she strangled herself while guards stood by and did nothing for fear of reprimand from Corrections Canada management.
 
2014-07-27 08:42:28 PM  

good_2_go: RTOGUY: Thankfully for this guy since he got himself into the justice system they can forcefully push him into the healthcare system and make sure he gets some help whether he feels he needs it or not.

Does the name Ashley Smith ring a bell with you? She obviously needed professional help, but was instead locked up in solitary until she strangled herself while guards stood by and did nothing for fear of reprimand from Corrections Canada management.


self solving problem
 
2014-07-27 11:52:17 PM  
I know that feeling. It's why I have to work so hard in college so i can get good health coverage in case I have a breakdown again.
/life's a lot harder when you can't trust that you'll still be sane in your thirties
 
2014-07-28 07:15:54 AM  
Alright.  I guess I gotta ask.  Who goes to Panama for vacation?  Unless they were getting a connecting flight somewhere else.

Vacay in Panama:  See the canal.  Drive across the bridge.  Maybe drive over to Colon and drive through the canal.  Drink Atlas Beer and have the funny toots.
 
2014-07-28 10:55:43 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Alright.  I guess I gotta ask.  Who goes to Panama for vacation?  Unless they were getting a connecting flight somewhere else.

Vacay in Panama:  See the canal.  Drive across the bridge.  Maybe drive over to Colon and drive through the canal.  Drink Atlas Beer and have the funny toots.


Panama is a nice place.
Stable government, comparatively
Low crime
Stable economy
Nice climate
English spoken here
Large population of senior Americans
Good medical support
Panama is a popular retirement community for Americans
 
2014-07-28 10:58:54 AM  
I would be super pissed off obviously as a passenger on this flight, but if I had a window seat and some sweet photo-ops of the totally unnecessary F-16s flanking us back to US airspace at least it wouldn't be a total loss.
 
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