July 30, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Tony Robbins Wants to Help You!

A man’s wedding day turned to tragedy!

A woman’s lifelong dream shattered by heartbreak!

TV life coach Tony Robbins on how he

helped turn their lives around – and how

you can experience your own “breakthrough”!

We want to hear from you!

Have YOU ever been to a motivation speaker?

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Deborah Belford   July 30th, 2010 7:41 pm ET

I've actually been to all of Tony's events, some more than once.
Have worked as crew (A volunteer position) at several of Tony events in an effort to give back, and watch others be helped.
Love, Love, Love his work and how he serve the greater good for the world.
Tony is not the best in his industry, he is the only one in his industry. He stands alone.

grace araujo   July 30th, 2010 7:55 pm ET

All I want to say is that my family and I are sorry to hear that Larry will be leaving CNN.
We enjoyed his interviews for many years and don't ever recall Larry being intrusive to the point of bad manners. He delivered the interviews as a true gentleman.

Wishing Larry well in his new venture and it is great to hear that he has the spunk and youth to want to go see his children play at Little League

We hope CNN makes the right choice to fill Larry's shoes.

Thank you

Dianne   July 30th, 2010 8:26 pm ET

Larry, this is something very important. Why did Olympia Snowe vote against a bill she helped to create. Why are all republicans voting against a bill for small businesses that will help create jobs? It was stated on MSNBC that the republicans donot want the dems to get credit before elections of creating jobs. When will America and its people come first, before the party? People are suffering while they say "let them eat cake".

Smith in Oregon   July 30th, 2010 8:48 pm ET

Western News Media does not appear to be covering the incident of that occured to a Japanese Oil Supertanker returning from the Saudi Oil terminal in the Gulf as it passed nearby Iran in the narrow Strait of Hormuz.

The fully loaded Japanese Oil Supertanker was leaving the Gulf meaning that impact area was facing the nearby shoreline of Iran in the narrow and shallow Strait of Hormuz.

The size of the impact, burn marks and placement on the Oil Tankers stern looks like Iran fired one of their Russian hyper-speed practice torpedo's at the Japanese Oil Supertanker. Iran used a known North Korean enemy as a real life target to send North Korea and the World a message they were certain would be heard. A message to North Korea stating Iran is ready if North Korea goes hot, a message to the World stating Iran is fully capable of closing the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran is sending a clear signal to the World that it will sink a fully loaded Oil Supertanker in the shallow Strait of Hormuz effectively plugging the entry way to the Saudi Oil ports which much of the world entirely depends on for it's daily crude Oil needs. Iran is reminding America and the World that would occur if America attacks Iran with multiple nuclear weapons on its many deep mountain military complexes. Iran is reminding America and the World that would occur if America attacks North Korea.

Many nations would be cursing America if they were cut-off from receiving Saudi Oil for a week or longer. Those hyper-speed Russian torpedo's and Chinese silkworm anti-ship missiles that Iran has would be no contest against a slow moving fully loaded Oil Supertanker in the shallow waters thru the Strait of Hormuz. A single success would plug the Gulf with a huge sunken wreck that would take weeks if not months to remove in order for Oil Supertankers to travel into and out of the Saudi Oil ports. Many nations around the world would be without electricity and transportation fuel whose residents would be cursing America for that.

Juan Galan   July 30th, 2010 8:53 pm ET

PLEASE do not replace Larry with Piers Brogan!!
Anyone but Piers please!!!!

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

9/11 first responder benefits was not passed in Congress today. I just cannot believe this travesty! Many first responders are very ill or dying due to the toxins involved in cleanup of the world trade center. Congress 'dropped the ball' because of the cost. Talk about testi-less members. World Trade Center – "Ground Zero" victims are still seeking health care and some compensation.....Now we are placing a cost on human life? What the hell are we doing?

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Tony Robbins’ perceived achievements and title presented on the internet “World Authority on Leadership Psychology” is conceptualization of narcissism at the least! Where are his credentials? Where is his Ph.D. degree?

While Robbins may have had some training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), it should also be noted that this is not an accredited form of psychotherapy due to insufficient empirical evidence to substantiate its claimed effectiveness. The best use of NLP is most likely in the area of learning disorders due to its breaking down of interpersonal communication from thought patterns. Other than that, NLP has little to no significance in the world of psychology. Anyone traveling around the world for 30 years would gain some interpersonal communication experience. I am just not very impressed with this individual. Many people have spent 11 years obtaining a Ph.D. in psychology at great expense, time and effort. Education does help with one’s thought process even though it is not all conclusive for knowledge. Everything should be seen in balance. Life experience, education, think out of the box and so on.

Tony, when I hear programs like American housewives, American Idol, I am always inspired........................... NOT to watch those programs....

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

A one stop therapist.... now that is very scary

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

You can care more than anyone else... but if you do not listen... what good are you as a therapist???

Dianne   July 30th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Dodie I completely agree. I was completely saddened that any representative of the people could condemn our own people to misery and possible death. They can vote to pay for two wars, we can give other countries money and weapons, but we cannot afford to pay for these American heroes, Deficit or not, these are human beings. This is not about political parties. Stop saying NO to these American citizens NOW!

Arnold MI   July 30th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

The Congress blew another one. The public option that the Congress failed to pass would have covered everyone, and yes, the 9/11 workers.

Why is it that this Country can not agree on anything as simple as basic necessities for our citizens?

IKHAN   July 30th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Hi Larry
Hi folks.
@Smith in Oregon.
I just hope that our military leaders have taken all this into account & can make an informed decision should the mad caps in Congress press them to invade Iran.

well we have seen Congress being callous & oblivious to the needs of Americans often times. As for costs, don't worry they always find funds for writing checks in billions to Israel every year or billions to prolong senseless wars.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:13 pm ET


Thank you for the kind compliment mmj. It is very tragic!

Sam Garnet   July 30th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

I am a veteran of WW 2 for the past several years I have been visiting many different schools, (mostly teen-agers) and discuss with them the depression, WW 1 the holocaust and WW2 and things today as compared to when I was a teenager. I understand and have been told that sometimes I have helped to motivate the kids to understand why it is so today as compared to yesterday!

Cindy   July 30th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

I have a relative who has a Ph.D. in Psychology and he is one of the most screwed up people I know. If his clients had any idea of what he was really like, they'd run the other way. He is the most insecure person I know. Always waiting to find something negative to say about anything and anyone. He has children but not in no way does he have an admiral relationship with them. My daughter went to school with one of Tony's children. She was extremely humble and nice.
As with AI and other programs you don't like, maybe turn off CNN tonight.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:16 pm ET


If we could end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we would have plenty of money for all Americans. It just gobbles my mind why our government continues to engage war in countries populated with tribes; trying to sell Democracy at the cost of human life. This is such an oxymoron... with the emphasis on moron!

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

@ Cindy

NLP has its limitations. Just saying a one stop shop therapist is frightening in the terminology and reminds me of someone who thinks they can cure all. I did not see any humbleness with that statement.

Yes, Psychologists can be as screwed up as anyone else. I suspect most Therapists especially in the Drug and Alcohol business are completely mess up. So what of it????

George   July 30th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

I've never been to a motivational speaker what does it do. What does tony do for people in regards to the speech....

Arnold MI   July 30th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Recent medical journal magazines have published articles about 7 armed computerized robots that can perform surgery and major advancements in stem cell replacement of cartilage and tissue. Serious injuries that have left people disabled for life will soon be repaired by modern medicine.

Steve Washington   July 30th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

I attended Tony's Unlimited Power workshop in the mid 80's. He was great. I was having a problem with my youngest daughter, trying to get her to be more supportive with house keeping. I would have a panic attack when I put my key in to unlock the door fearful that she had not completed her chores. At the close of that session we went thorugh a exercise a designed to aid us with a short term situation that we wanted to resolve. The exercise worked for me. I got home, put my kak in the door and did not panic. From that night on I did not any more panic attacks regarding that issue. I am also a two time "Firewalker".

Cindy   July 30th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

So what of it??? For me personally, if I were seeking help from a psychologist for my personal or family affairs, I'd definitely be more excited about his/her help if I thought he/she had his/her house in order. There is an expectation that psychologist are well adjusted, but many times they are far from it. As I suggested earlier, very negative, very jealous and extremely critical often times would be the best descriptors.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

@ Cindy

Like Tony and NLP, therapists in the Drug and Alcohol profession do NOT need to be licensed. They are not required to jump through the hoops nor have the education as with the rest of the profession. For me, it really leaves little to be desired!!!

Don weller   July 30th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I am a quad too. I have my Ph.D in psychology and am concerned that you are not linked to the services and support you need to live your life to the fullest. I drive my own car, work 60 hours a week, hire my own personal care folks..... Contact me for a different perspective on disability. Do you want people to feel sorry for you?

Cindy   July 30th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I just read your comment again. I don't believe I said Tony was humble; I said his daughter was. You may not consider Tony humble; I feel he could not be successful without self-confidence. Self confidence does not always mean one is not or cannot be humble.

Cindy   July 30th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Sorry my mistake. My last comment was for you, not Cindy. I entered my name in the text by mistake and failed to correct it.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

@ Cindy

As in every field, there are good and bad psychologists. Just because you hold a Ph.D. or MD or JD degree does not MAKE you good if you are narcissistic, self centered and do not listen to others.

I would advise you not to seek therapy. You seem too negative towards the profession..........

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

@ cindy

no problem. I have done the same thing in the past... never need to apologize for a simple mistake!

Roni Vapenik   July 30th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Yes, I have been to a Motivational speaker – several!! I go to Women of Faith quite often. I don't make it every year, but most of the last 10 years I have gone. Who says a Motivational Speaker needs to have a college degree? If you love people and are interested in helping them get through tough times, your in!! I have listened to Tony Robbins off and on for many years, and have always enoyed listening to what he has to say.
Thanks, Tony for all you do! God Bless you!

Arnold MI   July 30th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Take a deep breath and say, we did it before we were married and it did not matter, so why should it matter after we are married? Forget about it, the world is not going to end. It happens every day.

Cindy   July 30th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Maybe I'll seek therapy and help for my being negative toward the proession :-). I'll strive for a breakthrough!

Shelley   July 30th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

I want Tony to know that I cried my EYES out throughout the show, AND even watching the clips from Tuesday's airing of the show! Who Tony IS, and what he DOES, is PURE JOY for me to see and Experience!
God BLESS YOU, TONY! Namaste, Shelley ^j^

Holly   July 30th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

OMG, Robbins’ advice is like some ghastly throw back to the 50s. The husband ALLOWS the wife to do things? And he has to be the head of the house, as men should be? Didn’t we leave all of that sexism behind in the 70s?

Richard Evans   July 30th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

I was wondering if Tony Robbins could help my wife who has been in pain for two years with neurothpy from a surgery She has tried just about every thing So i was watching the inveiw of tony on lary king cnn

Richard Evans
Vienna Ohio 44473

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

@ Cindy

You should be a psychologist! You probably would be better than many out there :~) BTW .... love your wit and banter!

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Insight does not necessarily designate change. Look at all the drug addicts who still use drugs, etc. Usually emotional pain is the motivating force.

Arnold MI   July 30th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Housing, food, health care, and a minimum standard is something that everyone must have. Provide everyone with these necessities and you have solved most of our problems.

Keith   July 30th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Tony Robbins is powerful and has a true gift for helping people...I am a fan of LKL and this is one of your best shows. BTW, you should also feature Les Brown on your show- he has been motivating people for decades!

Cindy   July 30th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Thanks but I would not be a good psychologist. I have a lot of compassion for people but I am a little too impatient for a job such as that. Hope you have a good weekend. Good evening.

College president   July 30th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

I am a college president with a PhD but I credit these accomplishments 1st to Dennis Wately's "The Psychology of Winning" on cassette which drove me to Zig Ziglar and then to Tony Robbiins. I've seen Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins live on stage but I have used their media products extensively from cassette tapes originally to DVDs these 30 years later. I'm a true believer. Motivational Speakers radically altered the view of life I grew up with until my early 20s. They have helped me for 30 years to continue transforming my life into an ever better one.

Christie   July 30th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

I have heard Tom Sullivan who is a very good motivational speaker. I have not heard Tony in person although I have listened to several of his tapes. He does a great job as I always learn something when I listen to him. Glad to see him on the show tonight.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 30th, 2010 10:23 pm ET


How many pseudo-psychologist's do you know that are worth $250 million?

Cajazz76:24:8   July 30th, 2010 10:25 pm ET


I can only get one-liners to stick tonight...any substance is eliminated. -_ –

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 10:39 pm ET


Well that is the problem... lol psychologists are usually focused on healing people not gathering wealth! Good to see you on line. The other posts from last night came through to my delight!

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

@ Cindy

You have that correct. It takes infinite patience as people change when they are ready ... not when you want them to! lol

Carole Wells   July 30th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

Yes I spoke atthe Whole Life Expo several times,
given group classes and written books .
I never charged any money and so many people kept wanting more sessions that I had to stop and focus on my books and four children that I reared A's a single mother.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 11:06 pm ET

Very tragic about the number of killed with the flooding from the heavy rains in Pakistan. 400,000 people still stranded.

Nana Brown   July 30th, 2010 11:17 pm ET

Psychologist can help not any better than any person you can love and trust.Unfortunately today's culture is pulling parents apart from parenting and robing children of youth. Psychologist knowledge comes in box with 4 walls of some school unfortunately each situation of life is as different as our finger print. How many gravy bowl has to be filled just look at the yellow pages? What gone wrong with society every one is lying and cheating each other ..... and getting burnt. What are these one stop therapist doing ? is this not very frightening.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

Nana Brown

I agree, the idea of "one stop therapy" is frightening!

Psychologists for the most part are trained in helping the individual explore their world. No one knows the person as well as they know themselves. No one can make decisions for another who is not drugged, delusional or psychotic. Humans have limitations. But if one can create a safe and trusting atmosphere; whereby, the person can explore their world while receiving non judgmental "feedback" and "inspiration" from another, that alone is very powerful and healing.

Dodie   July 30th, 2010 11:51 pm ET

Nana Brown

You stated:
"Unfortunately today's culture is pulling parents apart from parenting and robing children of youth."

Parents have always had to work or be apart from their children. What we are missing is the extended family to help with child rearing. We also have more incidences of "privilege" ego-centered parents which leave little to nothing for their children.

John From Bloggers School   July 31st, 2010 12:10 am ET

I have never been to a motivational speaker, however I did see the WHY GUY in NYC his name is Tony Robbins. I will never forget those words "I am not a motivational I am the WHY GUY helping people find there why"

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Linda K   July 31st, 2010 12:14 am ET

can you please ask tony robbins if he could give congress and president Obama some motivational techniques to deal with getting the economy back on track

Danielle   July 31st, 2010 12:23 am ET

@ Dodie

I have been in therapy for years and you are telling me that I know myself better than someone else? Are you crazy? How do I know myself better than a professional?

Kevin   July 31st, 2010 12:27 am ET

Are you kidding me. Therapy is a joke. Only weak people need to be in therapy. All counselors have problems. I was in drug court and my counselor was more messed up than I was. What a joke.

David   July 31st, 2010 12:29 am ET

Tony, I'm in financial and medical trouble, and come from a broken home. I've takem every dare, and been to the 1st Iraq war. I have liver disease, and many other problems. My son cannot seem to get his life together, and my immediate family, (sister's and Mom) don't comunicate because a broken childhood.
I'm taking so many pills I don't know what day it is most of the time, and at 45 years old, my Doctor's have told me to enjoy my time when possible, and suffer when I can't move.

I'm a useless burden on my family and I don't know if God even listens anymore.

How can you help me, when Doctor's from many specialties can't?

Jim Morrison   July 31st, 2010 12:32 am ET

Therapy is for the birds. My wife went to one of those inspirational classes that Robbins conducted and she came home crying and continued crying for a month. I do not see that as very beneficial.

David   July 31st, 2010 12:35 am ET

Therapy is only for those who can believe.

Robert Dean   July 31st, 2010 12:37 am ET

I just wanted to say thank you for what Tony is doing for these folks.
I had a diving accident in 1985 and was paralized from my neck down and was told that I would never walk again. I am now an EMT and I am a Police Officer and I am living proof that just because you have a spinal injury, life goes on and you control your future.
God Bless You Tony!!!!!!

David   July 31st, 2010 12:39 am ET

After trying self help, alcohol, and other things the only thing that works is changing your mind. But if You can't make a permanent change and all you see is goning down the tubes, what's the point. Eat a few off my piils and a no more pain.

Smith in Oregon   July 31st, 2010 12:40 am ET

@ Dodie, good evening. Yes that is tragic that 9/11 first responders are still being stiffed for being there and helping America out during that national disaster.

I'm reminded of America's veterans heavily contaminated with agent orange dieing every year until finally President Obama comes along with the funding to help the few veterans that are still alive.

It is heart breaking to see hypocrites like Republican Senator John McCain blocking funding and help to homeless veterans with children. And the Republican Potty'ticians that tried to filibuster and block meaningful GI Bill increases after America's proud men and women had returned from Iraq and Afghanistan after 3 or 4 tours!

Smith in Oregon   July 31st, 2010 12:42 am ET

@ IKHAN, thank you for your kind comments. In regards to the Japanese Super Oil Tanker that was struck by some kind of weapon as it passed thru the shallow and narrow Strait of Hormuz across from Iran's nearby shoreline:

America's Shadow Government invoked an near identical wall of silence when the South Korean frigate was sunk by a North Korean torpedo. That is why Wikileaks is so urgently needed to cut thru the lies and fiction spewed out from the US Military complex and America's Shadow Government on information which is vital for all American's to learn and know.

Dodie   July 31st, 2010 12:54 am ET


I am very sorry to hear of your plight and troubles. Because you are a veteran, I would recommend you contact the VA. If you do not trust them, there are many veterans support groups in local community health centers that are facilitated by other "trained" and educated veterans. It might help to identify with a group of individuals instead of suffering alone. My heart goes out to you and your struggles. Please believe that NO ONE is ever useless.

You stood up and fought for this country. I honor and respect you for the willingness to place your life on the line. With medication, I would always get a second opinion. You might find a good referral from one of the individuals at the veterans center.

Thank you for the courage of posting your struggles on LKL

Dodie   July 31st, 2010 1:04 am ET

Smith in Oregon

Good Evening! Yes, the plight of American's veterans is a very sad story which infuriates my being. It is difficult to grasp the reasons This once great country of ours seem to ignore those who were willing to place everything on the line in the belief of protecting our country. Now when they are on their knees, this country continues to turn a "blind eye" The US must have in place free medical and psychological assistance for those who were willing to give up everything to protect us. How can we turn our backs on them?

I am very upset with Congress right now not passing the bill to help those suffering major medical complications because they were first at ground zero. Maybe we, as Americans, should toss all of Congress in the next toxic dumping ground and see how they feel about it!

Dodie   July 31st, 2010 1:15 am ET

OMG Dalian China, Oil spill has not only killed all the local animals off, but the ones who survive are now considered poisonous. Dalian relies on the ocean's bounty for food! This is terrible for this particular area. Food will be in shortage!!!!!

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS   July 31st, 2010 1:21 am ET

YES! I worked with Patricia McDade for 16 years who is an extraordinary transformational leader to thousands of entrepreneurial business owners. In addition, I'm a long-time student of Dr. Michael Beckwith and Rickie Byers-Beckwith. I've also attended workshops/programs with Werner Erhart, Sarano Kelley, Mark Victor Hansen, and Lorel Langemeier. As a Leadership Coach myself, it is always my intention to be inspired by the best. These are the best of the best!

lee   July 31st, 2010 1:42 am ET

yes I have listened to and attended many motivational speakers/
a few years back I attended tonys weekend sessions in denver.
how did I return.....out standing results for several years. have
since found life tasks very overwhelming ......would have liked to
have maintained in contact with followup sessions over the years
to rejuvinate and or cement the direction motivation consistancy., Program on cd just becomes laborious to follow. Even at my age I know the value of mixing with tony would be to me again. Not all
motivational speakers are motivational. Tony has a presence that
assists in stimulating desire and guidance toward improvement
and stratagies to get it going.

Theresa Gill   July 31st, 2010 3:34 am ET

No, I have not, perhaps I should. wow! Tony Robbins is awesome!, but I don't think he could cure me. Major tragedy, lost 2 children,( ages 3 and 18 months) not happy in my marriage, etc. The couple on tonight look so happy, good for them!:)

shelan   July 31st, 2010 4:01 am ET

i am an educated smart person, or at least i used to be. i need help with all aspects of my life. i have health issues yet i never go to the doctor. i have mental and addiction problems that i dont deal with because im scared. i

Waleed ALANI   July 31st, 2010 4:01 am ET

I'm from Iraq. I started reading tony's books and listening to his lectures when I was in Iraq.
I came to the U. S. on 2008 as a refugee to Phoenix, AZ. Tony has changed my personal life. I believe that I have the ability to motivate people. when I read all tonys' books I found that I have some of his strategies and I added many strategies and ideas through tonys's books and lectures to my knowledge.
I am applying tony's strategies and ideas in my job to motivate refugees to start their lifes in the U.S. I am responsible to find jobs to them in spite of the hard economy times.

demola adegboye   July 31st, 2010 5:13 am ET

Anthony Robins is the best!!! I'm currently re-reading his " Awaken the giants within" Thanks Larry for bringing on a most wonderful motivational speaker

Andrew Hangarter   July 31st, 2010 7:16 am ET

The strategies for success that Tony Robbins teaches have been very useful in my life. Asking yourself and others the right questions ... direct me into positive action. Tony Robbins is a great guest on the Larry King show, His Tuesday night NBC TV series "Breakthrough with Tony Robbins" is outstanding and well worth watching

gerald Jolly   July 31st, 2010 9:04 am ET

@ Dodie.

Fear not my dear.

The people in Dalian are very resiliant, and with the new economical status in China, they will be given all they need to get over this problem.

The big advantage in China and it's economy, is that they dont spend 8 billion dollars a month fighting unecessary wars, they devote their spending on "THEIR" people and development of low cost clean energy. (WHICH THEY ARE NOW LEADING THE WORLD IN)

Which is why they will be the worlds super power in the next couple of years while the strength of the U.S. dollars will continue to slump into the depths of "OBLIVION"

Wayne   July 31st, 2010 9:13 am ET

Seen the show last night Larry. Inspirational show.

Isn't it amazing how sometimes that redirection by someone outside of the realm of ourselves motivates and redirects us in ways be just could not grasp our selves. So much frustration and sometimes the quality of live of things that be stopped connecting with as we transformed our selves into these robotic beings. We somehow loss the joy and quality of a balanced live. I recall a friend once noticing the spirit sucked out of a man and that friend was able to tell I guess by the emotional scares and baggage that lingered on the outside. The smile was not the same nor was the person and we sometimes cannot tell still walking in the shadows of who we once were.
I think it's remarkable that Tony Robbins helps these people come to grips with live in such a profound way. I hope Larry has Tony on again. If only more people were like Tony. And I think there are other people like Tony.

How about have a serious of shows on Motivational Speakers Larry.
Men & Woman. And their thought on the problems facing the nation/world and so on. Think you did it before but not in such a profound way. May be really a cool thing.

Rock On Larry

Gary Smith   July 31st, 2010 11:18 am ET

@Dodie I understand the frustration that you feel towards a "Non-degreed" person who claims they can fix anyone's problems. You took the steps to attain your Psychology degree and you're in an elite crowd.
However, your degree is inhibiting you from being objective. You also have to defend your profession and the time and effort that you put into it. Otherwise, everything you've done is all for naught. I feel your plight. Now........go get some Tony Robbins tapes and books. I think it will truly help! 🙂

Smith in Oregon   July 31st, 2010 12:23 pm ET

In regards to the Japanese Super Oil Tanker that was struck by some kind of weapon as it passed thru the shallow and narrow Strait of Hormuz across from Iran's nearby shoreline:

The ship's owner claimed the explosion was likely the result of an attack. Crew members on the tanker said one person on board saw a flash of light on the horizon just before the explosion.

Was it a Iranian Silk worm anti-ship missile being launched? The Silk worm cruise missile uses an initial solid rocket booster which explains the initial flash of light that was reported and then the cruise missile runs at near supersonic speed (600 mph) using a liquid rocket engine making it difficult to see after the initial launch by eye. The impact point just above the waterline would also be consistant with a cruise missile impact.

China has been supplying Iran with it's Silk Worm cruise missiles and Iran now manufactures it's own version of the updated Silk Worm anti-ship missiles which they have fired on tankers in the past. They would also immediately show up on the Supertanker's radar.

But America's useless Shadow Government issues only silence. Thank goodness Wikileaks exists to inform the American and World public what is actually going on. Despite some 1 Trillion American taxpayer dollars, it appears America's 4th. branch of Government, it's Shadow Government only serves itself, not the American people, go figure!

Patty Soffer   July 31st, 2010 2:02 pm ET

I don't think you can teach anyone to listen, to be humane, to have a huge heart, to see to the bottom of things, to help, to clarify, to empower. You either have those qualities or you don't.

People like Tony (actually, there is nobody like Tony) are sitting ducks for those who are too scared to take steps to forward their lives, and therefore feel the need to judge. And that judgment is to disempower Tony because he doesn't have a degree in psychology. Mozart didn't graduate from Julliard either. It mattered not even a little. He had a god-given talent, and so does Tony.

Judgment is one of the things Tony is most against. He knows that one cannot teach or learn if one is in a state of judgment.

Take a look around you and you will see what i mean. There's fear everywhere. Judges everywhere.

So–Are you a critic or a creator? This should be THE question for our age.

Smith in Oregon   July 31st, 2010 2:09 pm ET

Thanks to WikiLeaks, the involvement of Inter-Services Intelligence in the Afghan conflict is now obvious, states Chris Alexander, Canada's former ambassador to Afghanistan.

Under the depraved and corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney, they had funneled Billions of American taxpayer dollars into Pakistan's ISI would directly used those funds to equip fighters to murder American and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. The documents show that America under Bush-Cheney were funding both sides of the War in Afghanistan.

The Pakistan army under Gen. Kayani is sponsoring a large-scale, covert guerrilla war through Afghan proxies – whose strongholds in Baluchistan and Waziristan are flourishing. Their mission in Afghanistan is to keep Pashtun nationalism down, India out and Mr. Karzai weak.

Gen. Kayani and others will deny complicity. But as the WikiLeaks material demonstrates over and over again, their heavy-handed involvement is now obvious at all levels.

Wikileaks exposes that Pakistani ISI simply arrested Taliban commanders that were seeking reconciliation with Afghanistan which Pakistan clearly does not want. Pakistan wants their enemy India out of Afghanistan and to weaken the coalition government of Hamid Karzai as much as it can. Pakistan's Taliban have been purposefully targeting Karzai's regional governors apparently on orders from the Pakistani ISI themselves.

The individuals that released those Pakistani ISI and US Military documents are hero's and Wikileaks did the world a big favor in exposing the utter hyprocracy and deadly shadow game that Pakistan has been playing all these past 9 years.

Bush-Cheney should be brought before a war crimes tribunal to investigate if they knew the Billions of free taxpayer dollars they were giving to Pakistan were going directly to the Taliban fighters. It appears they had full knowledge of that thru America's CIA who has a close relationship with Pakistan's ISI for the past 30 years.

Sunny   July 31st, 2010 4:19 pm ET

I need to contact the second surgeon from San Diego who took out Kristen Alioto's brain tumor. Can you please email me how to contact Kristen or send the name and contact info of the surgeon. This is for someone else who needs the same type of help. Thank you!

Lucy   July 31st, 2010 5:13 pm ET

I don't know much about Tony Robbins. I've heard of him as a motivational speaker but have never heard him speak or read anything he's written.

I watched Tony Robbins' first episode of "Breakthrough." It was OK. I worried throughout for the safety of the people on the show. I kept telling myself that the tv show had to be providing levels of safety we don't see.

I hope other episodes won't depend on treatments so unrealistic for the people served. After all, every quadraplegic won't get to go sky diving or have his truck restored and equipped for him to drive.

Nancy   July 31st, 2010 6:30 pm ET

My husband of 20 years left me for another woman last October....I will soon be divorced mid's been hell to be abandoned and have my world turned upside down with shock, anxiety, crying spells, I have 2 wonderful teenage sons that have suffered. My husband's the Narcissist......and I would give anything to be helped by Tony Robbins.....I thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Dodie   July 31st, 2010 9:42 pm ET

@Gary Smith

You stated: " You took the steps to attain your Psychology degree and you're in an elite crowd..... However, your degree is inhibiting you from being objective. "

I never mentioned I had a degree in psychology! So you are just making an assumption!!! I did say...

"Education does help with one’s thought process even though it is not all conclusive for knowledge. Everything should be seen in balance. Life experience, education, think out of the box and so on."

I could easily be a drug addict that was never helped by those counselors who thought they could help me....

@ gerald Jolly

Thank you for the encouragement! You are correct. Their government is focused on building up their country instead of 2 unnecessary wars.

@Smith in Oregon July 31st, 2010 2:09 pm ET

Thank you for the incredible amount of information. It makes a lot of sense funding both sides of the war. Keep the war going as a means to funnel American Tax Dollars into defense contractors and their upper management. Always follow the money trail....

TC   July 31st, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Bottom line let's figure out who is bad and who we are mad at then keep the bad in prison and stop locking up those we are mad at

IKHAN   July 31st, 2010 11:01 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Hi folks.

@Smith in Oregon
thanks for keeping fellow bloggers informed.These leaked documents do indeed paint a dismal picture of the disastrous war effort initiated by 'Bush-Cheney Destroy America Inc'.
With Pakistan Army personnel & civilians being killed by Talibans & our own casualties mounting what dicey game is being played out there. I though would not rule out both India & pro-Indian Karzai admn in having something to do with all this. India too has had designs on Afghanistan for a long time & has invested heavily there.
The only solution is for us to pull out, get the Afghanistan neighbors including Iran on board for a political solution. It is now clear that our military involvement & the heavy cost that it entails both in American lives & treasure cannot be sustained for long.

daymon golden   August 1st, 2010 6:18 am ET

Prisoner reform debate: First let me say that as a productive member in this society I still feel locked up and in prison even though I am surrounded by many who are striving to do the same thing. Its not about the system and whether it rehabilitates you. Its whether you want to help and rehabilitate yourself. I served 10 and a half years on a 12 year bid for a violent crime and still paying for it now 8 years later after being released. I can tell you right now its not the individual that gets re routed back to prison its the resources. In the time I have been out I have held down numerous jobs but what's the use of working when you sit with a 7 figure restitution on your back and your expected not to crack. I could resort to either the same thing that got me in trouble or choose to do better but choosing to do better doesn't always mean the best results. Yet I do recognize it keeps me free so I continue to make those better decisions but not everyone released from prison has those patience. I reside in Phoenix, Az and there is no expungment law here and tryin to get help so that one can avoid the residual return that felons often take when society deems that you don't fit.

gerald Jolly   August 1st, 2010 9:54 am ET

Hey folks.

Want to read a great book??

Look for the book "Chameleon"

It is being released for general distribution on Monday.

gerald Jolly   August 1st, 2010 10:02 am ET

I resent that Tony Robbins is being referred too as a certified pshycologist.

He is not!!

And he does not have the certification recognised by the A.M.A.

And why do these clowns insist on glorifying themselves when they do what they do purely for the financial rewards.


Chris   August 1st, 2010 11:15 am ET

Gary Smith may have seen the same post that others saw a while back when someone asked if you were an M.D. One of your blogger friends responded that you were a psychologist; congratulations on such an achievement. Some Ph.Ds in psychology may feel resentment toward Tony Robbins. I don't really see his being a motivator or motivational speaker being the same as a psychologist. I think psychologists can learn from the work of a motivator such as Tony and I'm sure Tony can learn (and hopefully has done so) from the work of psychologists. I enjoy his work and think he is perhaps the best in his field.

Veronica Robotham   August 1st, 2010 1:20 pm ET

Hi Larry
I have never been to a motivational speaker. However, I am one of Tony Robbins biggest fan. I am in financial and emotional difficulty and need his assistant. As a single parent with a daughter in her final year at college, I am in desperate help to avoid her dropping out as I cannot makes end meet for her to accomplish her goal. I'm having difficulty paying my rent but my priority is to have my daughter finish college. I am a Certify Nurses Aid but having problem getting a steady job. I will be happy for a respond in order to give more detail information on the challenges I face ahead. Thanks in advance.


pete   August 1st, 2010 2:25 pm ET

I find your views very disturbing. And not fact! your pro Obama platform is totally the opposite of the founding fathers. It is more in line with Karl Marx. If this is your belief move to England and leave my country!

teeago medenilia   August 1st, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I really concern about the situation of our country about the Freedom of each citizen .Are we suppose to support the law of this country? I base this situation like my own big family..right? ..if our family has law or rule..we're suppose to be obeyed it..What if our family is struggling right now,would you let some one else come into your house to share with us, even we can not support our own kids..(This BIG family = YOUR COUNTRY USA)..If some one come in your house which you don't know would you let him in? It possibly be happened ..would you think this will be distracted or caused with relationship with any member of your family?

Stacey LaCour   August 2nd, 2010 1:20 pm ET

August 2nd, 2010 1:07 pm ET
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I am only a Central Louisiana resident. No expert on any subject. I have not even been into the southern Gulf areas since the oil leak. I feel that this is what is referred to in the bible as God, turning the waters of the earth into blood. I am no religon expert, not even someone who goes around yelling to people to repent. But there are so many areas being affected, and now there is another oil leak in a lake in the northern US area. It is killing fish, and water life, plants, etc. If everyone will go into their bible and read what is to come, the things are stacking up. The fires in Russia, the continued move that Iran is making on the rest of us. The temprature rising all over the planet. Heat waves killing people, Wars in areas and rumors of wars. People, it is like buying health insurance before you get sick. Pray for us all, each other, and our earth and we are just purchasing insurance for our eternity.
Please yall, start to pray, daily, hourly if you can remember to. It can only help. The non believers can pray, just to cover all bases. What can it hurt? And those of us who believe, we know the good that can come from it. The ladies from Garabandal, Spain, Medjughore, etc are bringing messages that tell us over and over to get right. To pray, to behave. Why not make an experiment out of it. Let's all just try to pray for each other and our government officials and see what happens

Sunny   August 2nd, 2010 1:41 pm ET

The interview on Larry King with Tony. Kristen Alioto mentioned she had a brain tumor removed by an expert surgeon in San Diego. I need to get info on that surgeon for someone else who needs the same type of help. Can anyone tell me how to contact the surgeon from San Diego or Kristen Alioto? Thank you!

Dodie   August 2nd, 2010 2:23 pm ET


I agree with you. We must always keep an open mind so we can continue to learn. Once we think we know everything, we are no longer receptive to deepening or expanding our knowledge. With that said… Sometimes having the education helps to sift through the “uncontrolled variables” so we can see with discernibility. You should know, you hold a high level degree. I fully understand the game. It’s Check Mate!!! :~)

@gerald Jolly

As usual, you are right on target!

I have heard that book entitled "Chameleon" is an excellent source of information. I am looking forward to purchasing a copy.

Chris   August 2nd, 2010 4:49 pm ET

Well, I obviously do not have your credentials since I don't have a high level degree and don't know what you mean when you say "game" and "Check Mate;" sorry. Wrong Chris maybe?
I do agree with your comments. I find those who seem to think they know everything often times to be the least informed. Ego often gets in the way of learning!

I hope that time can really bring some peace and closure to your situation so that you can move on and enjoy your life. I was a child when my parents divorced and it was very difficult for everyone involved. Everything is much calmer now and everyone gets along fairly well. Time helps a lot.

Leroy Bentley   August 17th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

Gay marriage.
When the teacher tells a student to bring his or her mother, and the next day the mother shows up well dressed in a two piece man suiteand a well trimmed mustash and a mohawk hear cut.

On the hand the student is told to bring your to school, and a well dressed, well shaped lady shows up. Can amagine what that kid will go through during his or her stay at that school. Which oneof them is going to tell the kid about the birds and bees?

A girl living with two men, and a boy living with two femals. That kid will catch natual hell all through school.

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