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Flavius Victor

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  1. The Old Timers 2019 Rolling Roll Call Frosty - 5161 (7/31/19) Matt - 4690 (08/07/19) Bubba - 5768 (8/12/19)  J5K 5618 (8/2/19) Subby - 5637 (8/6/19) Buff - Day 5,556 (7/29/19) Flav - 5364 (8/13/19) Johned - 5206 (4/6/19) Steve - 5205 (03/19/19) mahum 5131 (05/16/19) Capt Kirk 18 (06/7/19) Nick- 217 (05/30/2019) Any of the BAMFOO group in here, OCT 04 BadRonald - (08/12/2019) Day 5479. 15 years! Thanks quitters!
  2. The Old Timers 2019 Rolling Roll Call Frosty - 5161 (7/31/19) Matt - 4683 (07/31/19) Bubba - 5757 (8/1/19)  J5K 5618 (8/2/19) Subby - 5589 (6/19/19) Buff - Day 5,556 (7/29/19) Flav - 5353 (8/2/19) Johned - 5206 (4/6/19) Steve - 5205 (03/19/19) mahum 5131 (05/16/19) Capt Kirk 18 (06/7/19) Nick- 217 (05/30/2019) Any of the BAMFOO group in here, OCT 04
  3. The Old Timers 2019 Rolling Roll Call Frosty - 14 years (6/14/19) Matt - 4669 (07/17/19) Bubba - 5742 (7/17/19)   J5K 5601 (7/16/19)  Subby - 5589 (6/19/19) Buff - Day 5,545 (7/18/19) Flav - 5338 (7/18/19) Johned - 5206 (4/6/19) Steve - 5205 (03/19/19) mahum 5131 (05/16/19) Capt Kirk 18 (06/7/19) Nick- 217 (05/30/2019) Any of the BAMFOO group in here, OCT 04?
  4. The Old Timers 2019 Rolling Roll Call Frosty - 14 years (6/14/19) Matt - 4662 (07/10/19) Bubba - 5734 (7/9/19)  J5K 5589 (7/4/19) Subby - 5589 (6/19/19) Buff - Day 5,454 (4/18/19)  Flav - 5331 (7/11/19) Johned - 5206 (4/6/19) Steve - 5205 (03/19/19) mahum 5131 (05/16/19) Capt Kirk 18 (06/7/19) Nick- 217 (05/30/2019) Any of the BAMFOO group in here, OCT 04?
  5. If you quit between 6/24/2019 - 07/24/2019 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key
  6. If you quit between 5/25/2019 - 06/23/2019 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key
  7. If you quit between 4/24/2019 - 05/24/2019 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key Wednesday January 09, 2019 New Quitters sign here: Supporters sign here:
  8. If you quit between 3/24/2019 - 04/23/2019 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key Wednesday January 09, 2019 New Quitters sign here: Supporters sign here:
  9. If you quit between 2/22/2019 - 03/23/2019 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key Wednesday January 09, 2019 New Quitters sign here: Supporters sign here:
  10. Welcome to the site. Former 20+ year user myself; been off the stuff for nearly 15 years now. The only thing stopping you is, well, you. Hope to see you back on the 15th.
  11. TR speaks for himself; we're a perfectly sane an ordinary lot of addicts in denial here....
  12. Stop in and introduce yourself.
  13. If you quit between 10/25/2018 - 11/21/2018 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key
  14. If you quit between 07/24/2018 - 08/22/2018 this is your quit group. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call How to post roll call. (updated!) Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key Thursday, July 26, 2018 New Quitters sign here: Supporters sign here:
  15. As 2017 draws to an end, our eyes are cast forward to 2018 and the challenges it brings. As many of you know, the Quit Smokeless Organization is a tax exempt public charity, and, as such, we reply on donations from our members and partners to fund our existence. It is through your generosity that we can continue operate this site and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. That said, we continue to struggle financially as an organization. For the last few years, our expenses have far exceeded our income from donations. I've worked diligently to try and reduce our operating expenses and this year, I was able to reduce our expenses by 25%. However, year after year, our donations still fall short and I'm forced to make up the difference out of my own pocket. Expenses and Income For the first three quarters of 2017, our expenses have totaled $1411 and we expect another $120 in expenses by the end of the year. The graphic below details our expenses. The next graphic is a representation of our income to expense report. As you can see our Expenses exceed our Income by 42% Donations this year were 50% lower than last year. Much of this I attribute to the stability issues surrounding our website and the most recent software upgrade that left many of you scratching your heads. In an effort to keep this valuable resource up and running, I often open up my own wallet and cover the overages. This last graphic shows the breakdown of our donations. It shows what our members and partners have donated vs. my monetary contributions. What does this mean for you? Today, I wrote another check for $120 to cover our expenses for the remainder of the year but, without your help, we won't have the money to pay our expenses come January 2018. With some changes I've made, I've been able to reduce our expenses for next year by nearly 50% so we'll need roughly $800 to continue operating in 2018. That's not a lot but, we need $140 of that before the end of the year to make sure we can pay our bills in January. Help me keep this site operational another year by donating today. I'm not asking you to write a check for $100 or $200 but what about $20? If every member who logged in this week alone donated $20 today, that would be enough to keep us up and running for another year. Don't forget about your company match. Many companies out there today provide some level of matching donations for it's employees. If your employer does that, just contact me and I'll provide you our Tax Exempt ID (EIN) and a copy of our IRS Determination Letter. Or, they can look us up on the IRS website. How do you donate? There are two ways to donate to the Quit Smokeless Organization. Use PayPal - For those of you who want to use PayPal, we offer a convenient donation button on the website (http://www.quitsmokeless.org/donations.php). Just follow the link and click the button. Check - If you wish to pay by check, you can make it payable to the "Quit Smokeless Organization" and mail it to us at the following address P.O. Box 288, Rowlett Texas, 75030 And remember, your donations are tax deductible. If you manage your own company and need some tax deductions this year to lower your taxable income, please keep us in mind. Thank You, Dave Young (Flav), Quit Smokeless Organization
  16. Flavius Victor

    The Ride

    March 7, 2014 I had just gotten off the phone with a co-worker of mine. He and I had been trying to have lunch together for about a month but it seemed the stars just weren't lining up right; today was different. After agreeing on the spot, we hug up and I finished up on a few things before heading outside to get on the bike. The restaurant was about a 20 minute ride and Justin was working remote from his house about 30 minutes away so, I took my time as I got ready. Armored jacket, gloves, helmet. Admittedly, I don't always wear all my gear but in hindsight, I'm glad I did this time. It happened within a mile of the office. As I rode through the first intersection, I remember thinking how lite traffic was; this was going to be a nice leisurely ride. As i was leaving the first turn, I could see the car making its way through the parking lot. It slowed as it approached the street, as if it were stopping, but it didn't. I remember hitting my breaks and thinking that I needed to lay my motorcycle down and get away from it, then everything went black. When I came to, I was on my back, on the street next to the car. I wasn't feeling a lot of pain but I could tell something was wrong. I remember asking someone to call an ambulance and I remember telling someone to get my phone out of my back pocket and call my wife, I must have been going in and out of consciousness because I only remember bits and pieces. Paramedic asking me where I hurt. "Obvious left humerus fracture" one of them said as another was cutting my jacket off. Now we are in the ambulance; I can hear muffled voices but its dark and I cant see what's going on but, I feel hand down my left side and then the pain as he presses on my rib cage and asks me if it hurts. I remember telling him yes and then telling him i was having a hard time breathing. Suddenly, we're in the ER at the hospital. After a CT scan, they wheel me back to the ER where my wife is waiting. We were able to talk briefly before they said I needed to go into surgery and then it all went black again. Seven days later, they woke me up from my long, drug induced sleep. Damage Assessment: Ruptured Spleen - lost six pints of blood Collapsed Lung Five Broken Ribs Broken Left Humerus Broken Left Thumb Oh, and the motorcycle. My 2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTFBL (Fat Boy-Lo) is still at the repair shop. Not a total loss but repairable; like me I guess.
  17. I do like the feedback addict. We do things the way we do them becase, well, that's the way we've always done them. We'll be looking at ways to incorporate your suggestions to make the site easier to use for the new folks. Dave
  18. Obvisouly, there's no way to enforce a ladies only but, yes, we can create a ladies quit group.
  19. Mark has been doing a great job of leading the discussion here but I thought I'd lend something to the discussion. I'm no opposed to gathering new ideas for a header banner or new logo or branding for the site. I'm always looking for ways to improve things around here. Make your suggestions and recommendations. If you are graphically inclined (which I'm not) submit some examples of your work and ideas. If you are not graphically included (like me) then sketch something out and scan it and attach it to your post. Maybe we can find someone to help with the actual art work. Please, get your creative juices flowing and let's put something up there that everyone likes.
  20. You know, it sucks. Plain and simple. For 28 years I fed my demon, knowing that any day, she would require of me my life; my family; my future. You know what it takes to stay clean and free my friend and I commend you for that. Keep the faith; stay strong and never forget what you are fighting for. Flav/Dave
  21. I'm currently using the Android OS via my phone and have no issues. What issues are you having?
  22. All excellent points Phil. Quitting takes strength and commitment while continuing to dip or chew is the easy way out. We were all like your friend not too long ago; knowing we needed to quit but afraid to try it. Good job and keep up the quit.
  23. Your wording there is important, IMO. You didn't quit for your mother -- you quit because you wanted to be able to help her. You have a much better chance of staying quit if you're doing it for yourself. That's not selfish, it's just reality. Because if you quit for someone else, the first time that person makes you mad or disappoints you, etc., well, you'll show them. You mentioned turning to this sight for support. Scroll down a little and read the wisdom of someone who realizes that putting nicotine into your body won't solve any problems (but will create new ones). Dipping won't help your mother. It won't boost your income, it won't freshen your breath, it won't do a damn thing except get you hooked again. The accountability available on this site got me over the hump after many failed quits. Use it. Live here, if that's what it takes. And above all, please, please believe me when I tell you that life without tobacco is far better than life as a practicing addict. Quitting is hard. And it's worth every bit of pain. Listen to SportsDad, he's on of the guys that helped me get through those first few rough weeks. I owe my life to him and those that came before me. Quitting is a personal thing; There's not right or wrong way about it. Just keep doing it until it sticks.
  24. When I use Android, I tap the post and it gives me the option to QUOTE Maybe a "mobile users guide" would be in order. Things should slow down for me in November, maybe I can work on one then.
  25. Looks like they updated the app and it only works with board version 3.3 and higher. we're still on 3.2 One thing to note, all the app does is help with logging in. After that, you are just viewing the mobile version of our site. You can acheive the same thing by just browsing to the forum and make sure you use the mobile skin. To login using the mobile skin, just click the little four square box in the upper right to display the menu then click on the login button. After our next upgrade, I'm guessing the app will work again.
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