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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:29 am    Post subject: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Yes, that was me in the video.

The question is:
What kind of idiot would throw a seventeen year career that he loves into mortal danger over an ice cream sandwich and two pieces of string cheese?

The answer is:
A person who needs to seriously work on a wounded inner nature that manifests in this shameful way.

"You're just ashamed because you got caught!"
Exactly.
I was not ashamed of stealing food from convenience stores (yes, I had a list of childish rationalizations) until this grotesquely shameful video showed up in front of many thousands of people. That did it. That sure did it.

I am mortified beyond words, humiliated half to death, in the midst of deep agony that will not let up yet, and I am crestfallen to have damaged friendships that I cherish. This is the worst part by far.

I must fix this for real and aspire to help it be a painfully teachable moment for others who have similar impulses.

I have called the Medina Police Department to ask them how do I answer to this and how might I make it right with Shue's Marathon (I only get a busy signal so far).

I apologize to this Volkswagen Community that has given me this career and so many joyful moments of real friendship.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:33 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Just a man, a flawed model of the Creator, like the rest of us.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Time will tell Colin. You've taken the first step in moving forward and it says a lot. Lets see where this takes us.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Good on ya for facing this.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Amskeptic wrote:

I must fix this for real and aspire to help it be a painfully teachable moment for others who have similar impulses.

I have called the Medina Police Department to ask them how do I answer to this and how might I make it right with Shue's Marathon (I only get a busy signal so far).

I apologize to this Volkswagen Community that has given me this career and so many joyful moments of real friendship.

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Colin,

This is a start, but making it right to the gas station and resolving this with the police is the bare minimum. The online community has forced this since if you didn't contact them, they would surely be contacting you.

And we all know these 2 incidents were not the only time.

That being said, if you are truly repentant, you first need to find the reasons why you did these. I suggest finding professional help, we know it wasn't because you couldn't afford it so there's some underlying reason. Only then will you resolve this internally.

Now externally you need to do something. Obviously, you can't go back to everyone, but you can do some sort of public service... i leave that up to you. Trust me, you'll feel better and so will everyone that knows you.

We all make mistakes during our lives, but hopefully we learn from them and become a better person. And at the end, the only thing you take to the grave is your good name.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

hang in there. You have helped many people here. As my wife tells me all the time.... We can forgive, may never forget. Focus on the bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

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You have helped many people here.

For a fee.

I count 60 appointments @ $600 per comes to $36,000
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
malcolm2 wrote:
You have helped many people here.

For a fee.

I count 60 appointments @ $600 per comes to $36,000



Glen thats relative as Im sure there have been those that wouldn't think twice of the $600 as well as those that felt $600 was a jip. How much has he charged for the information shared on the Samba?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Itís troubling to see someone you like, and care about, succumb to such a foolish impulse as we see here, with Colin. Iíll not excuse the thievery, and the consequences of this thoughtless act will indeed be severe. His punishment has now begun, and there is a lot more lined up in front of him. I was glad to see him man up, and face his demons, as well as the Medina police department, and the convenience store owner, who I have complete empathy for. Colin is now pilloried, in the town square, and the internet tomatoes and rotten fruits are being thrown at his face.
There is another disturbing thing going on here. The fact that there are those who appear to be gleeful, and delighted of Colinís predicament, really annoys the hell out of me. We are all diminished, and pained by his action, but there are those who absolutely get their rocks off by casting the first stones, and then stooping to pick up another one. Changing your avatars to ice cream and cheese sticks? Really? Colin will pay for his action; your childish attempts at humor show that he is not the only damaged person walking these mean streets.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

I'm glad you've come clean, Colin. Hope you take whatever time you need, to get whatever help you need.

As far as charging, my thought is we all charge people to help them some way or another. At least those of us who go to work...

I don't think there is anything wrong with getting paid for a valuable service. Apparently 60 people this year have decided that Colin was providing a valuable service for the price charged.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

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How much has he charged for the information shared on the Samba?

How much have you, Everett, me and the thousands of others?

There's nothing wrong with getting paid for services provided but people shouldn't think it's done out of the goodness of their heart.

I was a computer professional for 45 years and was well paid. I also gave countless hours of free advice and hands on work for free.

But giving free advice does not excuse stealing. IF that's the case then i'm going on a stealing spree.

Like i said, you need inner peace before you can ask for outer forgiveness.

I wish him well.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

someone posted on his site:

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" the bible

which I find funny, seeing that almost none of them have any kind of faith, and really in a twisted way "almost" felt bad for Notre Dame burning up...then it came down to who had the most money to repair it... it's somewhere on his site.

at any rate I hope he can fix himself. seems to me that he has a closet full of skeletons he needs to make peace with. if I told my life story...you'd wonder how I haven't put a .45 in my mouth and ended it. we all have a past...it's how you work thru it.

admitting he has an issue is the first step. i'm not friends with the guy but he has my respect for that. if he can fix his moral bankruptcy that's huge. honestly I think the biggest challenge would be running away from the internet...the videos/GIF's/memes are gonna stick around for a loooong time.

again, you have my respect for manning up and owning it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Having been the victim of theft and the resulting hassles, I find gratification in seeing a perpetrator finally caught and having to face justice, Bus enthusiast or not.

Watching this happen to someone on such a moral high-horse makes it all the more entertaining.

Do the crime, do the time, move on...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Jivermo wrote:

There is another disturbing thing going on here. The fact that there are those who appear to be gleeful, and delighted of Colinís predicament, really annoys the hell out of me..


he's been condescending for years to people on here and his forum...look at his site...it's been a ghost town for a long, long time. it's a case of you reap what you sow. perhaps he's different in person? dunno. but I can speak for a lot of the guys here, myself included...what's posted here is how we are in person. no cleaning it up for a message board. everyone can draw their own conclusion by reading stuff online.

so love it or hate it...ball busting has gone on for a long time...between friends, between strangers...it's human nature to celebrate failures and not successes. been that way forever. it's just more apparent with digital media. the court of public opinion is a tough crowd
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Amskeptic wrote:
Yes, that was me in the video.

The question is:
What kind of idiot would throw a seventeen year career that he loves into mortal danger over an ice cream sandwich and two pieces of string cheese?

The answer is:
A person who needs to seriously work on a wounded inner nature that manifests in this shameful way.

"You're just ashamed because you got caught!"
Exactly.
I was not ashamed of stealing food from convenience stores (yes, I had a list of childish rationalizations) until this grotesquely shameful video showed up in front of many thousands of people. That did it. That sure did it.

I am mortified beyond words, humiliated half to death, in the midst of deep agony that will not let up yet, and I am crestfallen to have damaged friendships that I cherish. This is the worst part by far.

I must fix this for real and aspire to help it be a painfully teachable moment for others who have similar impulses.

I have called the Medina Police Department to ask them how do I answer to this and how might I make it right with Shue's Marathon (I only get a busy signal so far).

I apologize to this Volkswagen Community that has given me this career and so many joyful moments of real friendship.

What kind of idiot ...
Colin


A stronger idiot.

Wait, let me rephrase that...

But seriously... if you sincerely work on reform and work through this your life will be richer, even if you are poorer.

Thank you for PERSONALLY setting the record straight by wading into this mess. It shows you just might just have something other than cheese sticks and skid marks in your pants.

"Physician, heal thyself!" Time to slay the evil twin. Please follow through.

Peace.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

Dude has been drawing and posting scantily clad, questionably aged girls for years and it was an ice cream sandwich that made you guys realize he is a scumbag Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

i feel compelled to speak up before this gets too deep..

Colin, dude, you have the RIGHT to remain silent...what is apparently lacking is the capacity.

you can absolutely make things worse trying to explain, so please get yourself an attourney, and heed their advice.

maybe someone here knows someone in Ohio willing to represent or at least provide you with some counsel.

till then it's really nunya! (none of our business) Please dont do anything crazy! you will make it through this!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

It may be best for this turkey if he just fades away. Some will forgive and forget, others? never.

If you piss into the wind, sooner or later it will hit you in the face.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

I had a long, rambling reply to post, but I'm just going to pick out a few of what others have already said, and hope they convey how I'm feeling about this.


-You've taken the first step in moving forward and it says a lot.
-Good on ya for facing this.
-We all make mistakes during our lives, but hopefully we learn from them and become a better person.
-you have my respect for manning up and owning it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ... Reply with quote

About Colinís business model. Thereís more to it then just one day of learning. Heís not just pointing where to spin the wrench. Heís right in there getting other shit done for the client. The value of his visits pay off in the future when the client no longer needs to pay a shop for things like a simple tuneup at $120 a pop. On top of that heís always provided me with email or phone support if I needed. Everett makes money on the samba and I still kick in $40 a year because of the support I get from you all.

On Colinís personal issues in regards to stealing. You got lampooned in the various social forums not so different then the politicians you have disdain for on your website. You know what needs to be done. You need to tackle this with the same intensity and passion as you do writing about social and political issues. If you do, I think youíll do just fine in saving yourself from what ever caused this sort of behavior. Do what you expect others to do who have let you down. You are not alone and you will recover. Perhaps seeing this event unfold publicly will help some of us keep in check our own issues.
Thank you for addressing this. You have my full support. Be well.
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