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21 hurt walking over hot coals at Tony Robbins event recovering
L. A. Now ^ | 7-23-2012

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:47:15 AM PDT by Bullish

Organizers of Tony Robbins' motivational events said they are working with authorities to improve safety after 21 people were hurt while walking over hot coals.

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San Jose firefighters treated participants for second- and third-degree burns after they walked across hot coals that were more than 1,000 degrees. Officials said the participants were recovering and that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

The event was held Thursday.

Witness Jonathan Correll, 25, described cries of pain when the participants were burned. "I heard wails of pain, screams of agony,"

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Walking on 1000 degree coals?

I guess I've always been too "unenlightened" to ever try that.

1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:47:21 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: Bullish

Tony is just a Used Car Salesman.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 1:51:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Bullish

I’ll bet all 25 of these people voted for Obama.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 1:54:00 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Bullish

Lucky people will all become rich.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 1:55:04 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Bullish

Who would pay for that. People are so foolish meanwhile Mr. Robbins is laughing all the way to the bank.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 1:57:06 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Bullish

I hope they get something out of the deal besides blisters on their feet.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 2:08:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Bullish

Takes more than a patented attitude adjustment to carry off this circuis trick. Usually it’s part well calloused feet, and part coals that have burned down to the point that they are well covered with insulating ash.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 2:13:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Bullish
There is no shortage.
8 posted on 07/24/2012 2:19:25 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Bullish

Their faith (in their guru) was weak.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 2:20:08 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: HiTech RedNeck; pallis; funfan; Yaelle; Avid Coug
21 DUMB-ASSES hurt walking over hot coals at Tony Robbins event recovering....

There, it's fixed.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 2:30:17 AM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: Bullish

Darwin nominees one and all.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 2:30:48 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Bullish

I saw a news report on TV of the incident, wherein the reporter inquired of a witness, “What went wrong for all the injuries to have occurred?”

/(Captain OBVIOUS, Please pickup the white Courtesy Phone.)


12 posted on 07/24/2012 2:35:49 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Avid Coug
I’ll bet all 25 of these people voted for Obama.

24, I'll be released tomorrow ;)

13 posted on 07/24/2012 2:49:51 AM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: Avid Coug

Just kidding re my last comment.

I’d never walk on coals


14 posted on 07/24/2012 2:51:11 AM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: Bullish

A rational person might think that after seeing the first
or at most the second person to attempt this feat of
mediocrity and fail the rest would reconsider the wisdom
of joining in.....but NOOOOOO. Stupid is not only rampant
it appears to be contagious.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 2:51:33 AM PDT by nvscanman
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I get the impression that they hired up a new crew to do the burning coal trick, and the boys actually thought they knew what they were doing.

If you are in need of that much confidence...you’ve got bigger issues, and ought to start with painting your garage in 95-degree heat, or digging up a septic tank.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 3:14:44 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Bullish
Aw lighten up everybody.

It's all subjectively in their mind(s) anyway.

Note the cult leader himself never risks such foolish acts himself but gets others to do it?

It has always been that way with charlatans and phony-types, religious or New Age, whatever.

Now THAT would be quite a video indeed. I am sure they are erasing over and over and over again Rose Mary Woods-style and are fully lawyered up by now. What a fiasco. Wonder how many of the injured were Democrats/Obama-types?

17 posted on 07/24/2012 3:36:39 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: Bullish

America’s Funniest Videos?


18 posted on 07/24/2012 4:30:14 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: Bullish

Count me in the “dolt” group, too. Stupidity knows no boundaries.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 5:04:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Bullish

I’ve heard the secret is being nervous and sweating. The sweat on the bottom of your feet protects you. If you’re not nervous you get burned.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 6:16:41 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: bmwcyle
Tony is just a Used Car Salesman.

On steroids!

21 posted on 07/24/2012 6:43:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Bullish

“they are working with authorities to improve safety after 21 people were hurt while walking over hot coals.”

Umm...I have a suggestion...


22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:07:56 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: bmwcyle
Tony is just a Used Car Salesman.

I disagree. I've listened to some of his CD's which were loaned to me - it's just good common sense stuff that people can do, but usually don't even think of.

23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: Bullish

What is it about the people in California?
Remember the woman that channeled some ancient Indian guru named Ramtha or something like that? Used to fill auditoriums.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:01 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Hacksaw

It is all reconstituted Bible teachings. Read the Bible.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 11:45:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Bullish

26 posted on 07/24/2012 11:47:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Hacksaw

That’s part of what makes these guys con artists though. They charge hundreds even thousand of buck for their “seminars” and CDs and then fill them with false bravado and common sense. Neither of which people should be paying for.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 11:49:26 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Hacksaw

I disagree. I’ve listened to some of his CD’s which were loaned to me - it’s just good common sense stuff that people can do, but usually don’t even think of.

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Kind of chuckling. There’s a common sense component to walking on hot coals? Who knew?


28 posted on 07/24/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Bullish

Pam walked across coals in an episode of “The Office”.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Bullish

A mob of people listen to a messianic speaker, walk on hot coals and get burned? Sounds like Obama voters.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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