Jun 10, 2013|
Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners about the government collection of phone and Internet data
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Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Where where do you stand colonists have loved to hear from -- and I don't think at this point any of us know enough to say what's right what's wrong but I think we are all entitled to our opinion. And I'd love to hear from me it's music so when 87820386688. -- early seven. Pretty jaguar and I Tommy Tucker with the F 717 a couple of quick notes at seven WL to -- how we have complete coverage of the LSU tigers. Exciting sweep of the super regional got a text this morning in -- I don't -- -- that LA Oklahoma pitcher took -- -- role -- not. That mattered to me. And they -- Omaha photo galleries videos and coach and players and everything you need to know about the trip to Oman taken information hotels parking and much more and what a great game on Saturday night and Friday night too but just a lot of theater on. Saturday night with the players being allowed to come -- it is they got on base and take their Owen and he concealed the WW overcome other quick note before we get the phone calls him 12 forming. Com congratulations to Jeremiah Trotter. Ostrosky WWO listener and whenever 1000 dollar national cash contest. He went to listen weekdays right before the top our news at 8 AM noon 3 PM and 6 PM for the code word. To editor Ed WWL dot com slash cache or click on the contests -- WWL dot com. And it she is is simple manner -- at your office computer surfing and home are on your Smartphone or tablet. You get a win anywhere and every weekday for like you listeners nationwide when a thousand dollars each. Good luck from Smart radio -- and -- WL talking about the president and what he had to say in terms of nobody's. Listening to your phone conversations. The trust that statement do you believe it on the surface of it and if you don't have anything to hide the care that the government is collecting phone and Internet data. And the president also went on to say that there's going to be some inconvenience. And that you have to put up with a certain invasion of privacy if you wanna be kept safe. Steve thanks for calling to morning on the interstate -- under the W well. -- -- -- -- base it. On behalf deprivation that pop in now. And -- -- application -- Watching it ought to be. It was landing up currently involved with our organization. -- But there -- listening to what they do property you products that are out there because of oil -- I don't. Believe it is stopping. Or dependent. Antarctica. Stop. Steve you know what lattes and I think he just set a mouthful. You wonder if I had to just play devil's advocate you wonder are there attacks that they prevented that we don't know about however you have to wonder. That. With the credit that was taken after the that the killing of Osama bin Laden that. You would think that perhaps about would be taken if if and attack was prevented so I don't know you know you you never know with national security with the CIA. Wouldn't width secrets and had to be -- what goes on what's nine going on but. I do know that when it comes have been Ghazi when it comes of the Boston Marathon bombings that. It seems like there was there weren't there was obvious intelligence that was there that was ignored so. I I can't justify that like you're saying with collecting phone records of every Americans and there's some odd disconnect there that I'm not get. Now they're well they're -- next thing you are that. Especially when you when you again Yi -- just juxtapose that with the IRS. Targeting individual groups. I think. They had a good point Ricky in Hammond hydrant and WL. Say what you do and -- it. The secret and handle it and he's done. That's not totally gets here has declared -- -- -- -- did you say you know 70%. Disagree wit about him it's now and you itself. Well at the pole right announces if you don't have anything now hi geeks here that the government is an -- in an error. Calls. Common citizen. I don't like Iraq taxpayer. I don't care who listens to me. I mean Bob as my opinion in town hall -- you appealed the research. -- does. Terrorism is grown has gotten worse or does it mean that speculate the its -- And -- -- ourselves thank just enjoy it -- brush. It -- -- And they are now. Represented or whatever it only. And I'll end. You know start up -- the president is under attack because they know Hillary Clinton -- -- -- that the president. And an -- which to try and cut down on this credit in the president of the United States of America to Democratic Party. The Republican Party is trying to discredit them. Democrats. In -- which. That being badly has shot and they dig up everything that could on this president. And I'll I'll tightly with the president and I totally without them. In the paper that percentage that you say. Dead in his day job. The disagree. You know because that's a problem. Are they got on the new. I opened a new resolve that. Processes that -- skeptical -- Cap and the somebody finds. Inept isn't. Just don't do it like. I -- young lady called Souter anybody thinks you. Opposing calls there one right after the other and I'd like to know what you think at 2601878. Toll free 8668890878. I will say this about Rick -- call he used seemed to think that a lot of people that oppose the president are thugs and I I don't know that. The written Republicans are necessarily thugs I don't think if you did you demographic that I don't think that. That would necessarily come up that way but anyway phone lines are open right now seven Tony three time -- look at traffic. 728 now Tommy Tucker got -- WL first news they get a taxi comes in along time ago and they miss getting Osama bin Laden in Tora -- it was. Said he didn't use cellphones anymore because he knew is being -- so they need to increase phone surveillance and all Americans -- I think inadvertently does make some point because the reason they -- Osama bin Laden in Tora Bora. Is because they didn't wanna get him they wanted to either the afghanis -- the pakistanis are. A combination area and getting many think they tipped him off. And that goes to Kenya trust so. So apparently we don't trust Americans -- deepening -- say a record of every phone call made in the United States but yet we continue to bring. Briefcases full of cash to Hamid Karzai the corrupt president of Afghanistan. Millions and millions and millions of dollars a maybe that would be the first place to start just an idea on my part I'm just saying. John in Metairie high here on -- WL. A -- there's huge flaw on the -- invasion of privacy. And that it doesn't catch more sophisticated terrorists that are capable portable big job in that first got reports a look at the second thing here when -- -- that happened to go to law and you could walk into a convenience store by April itself. -- -- guys in Vietnam and beautiful -- day where there's no way you can sulfur -- and keep changing. I mean it's organic it's. Catch anybody except let one million people have access to all -- fault -- any dual thing right now by the way hello. It's just it's crazy. You're you're -- americans' privacy -- not catch the al-Qaeda types that are Smart enough. Either take a look at the back passing latter's. -- -- by early itself on the album in the world despite -- -- out each edit no contract such useless as well that's a lot by the. And this is my opinion but I think it if you for the programming carries a couple of up resumptions with -- one is that the government is operating efficiently by -- and this is the most efficient way to do it and secondly. That you can trust the government that they're gonna treat its own citizens with respect in turn and give them the benefit of the doubt and I think. If you see. First off if you presume that there are operating as efficiently as possible in the war against terrorism. Look at what they're doing with Karzai and mentioned dropping off the cash doing Karzai was playing us against the Iranians and and the Iranians caught on this and they say you know what. What I giving any more money you're playing both sides against the middle. Go take America's money we're done and we continue to pay him. When it comes to. Given Americans the benefit of the doubt when you see the the the -- abuses by the US attorney's office that we've documented for the last year -- eighteen months. I think you gotta realize and and that ten. Text that I got that said what if a terrorist and it's not beyond the realm -- possibility. Hits the wrong number and calls you when you get on the wrong list. As Gordon Ramsay says you are in the blank my friend you got a whole bunch displayed in the do and it's gonna cost you a ton of money to get out for moderate. -- let -- on the dark and it's like George Bush -- like Brock. Obama shall we rate the IQ points by reports that skull at the blame one party the other locker the issue league. -- -- -- fighting for it walks if you will get much much real privacy it gets to -- what are you fighting for. And military assault and I think that goes to -- and I'm not trying to say it is to be unpopular. But when you look at what thirteen guys I think it was pulled off with four airplanes and how we got from their -- here that's got to be the that. The most successful surprise attack ever in the history of warfare. Well it -- back to the church commission cutting off human intelligence and and we we think -- -- -- -- bought a computer and solve these problems. When you were actually Cubans in the field you know turning over undercover agent in the other side. Rather than all the computer stuff that's where the real intelligence from him. Thank you John got to go to news and let me tell you I'm not not applauding the 9/11 hijackers and any. In any way I think with the get obviously is reprehensible lunges sane if you look at what they causes countries and in terms of human lives. And in terms of dollars is it's just incredible that thirteen people. Four airplanes of course -- killed goes 3000 people. It's just amazing that we've gone from that to suspect in a flash and -- -- you know right now tempered at W offers news -- that they. Our ready let's congratulate Jeremiah -- trustee got a W a listener and winner of our 1000 dollar national cash contest. He went to -- we days right before the top of the hour news at 8 AM noon 3 PM and 6 PM for that code words and her right. At WWL dot com slash cache or click on the contest link at WWL dot com. And it's just as simple dinner Whittier at your office computer surfing at home or on your Smartphone. Were tablet. He can win anywhere every weekday four lucky listeners nationwide when -- thousand dollars each. Good luck from Smart radio that are common WWL ready jaguar opinion poll. About the government keeping track of your phone calls every phone call as a matter of fact made in the country. He if you know anything DK there that the government's collecting phone and Internet data 67% of you saying yeah. 33% saying no. Maybe a couple of interesting text one of them says most of the columns appear to. Be upset about the government phone call invasions ironic that according to -- WW well polls. Those colors don't have a problem with local governments infringing upon a person's rights via profiling. -- guess -- most WWL. Callers or listeners government invasion of privacy is only a problem when it happens. Or can happen to them. Meeting about that and another one says a fun talking to my sweetheart. And what I would like to do with their I don't want my phone taped or listened to by the government now they say they're not doing that. I don't -- -- it is Obama bush Kerry Nixon Republican line only to be Nixon anymore Republican democratic black white or pled. Now what any one person do about it. Not quite sure that last part means but. They say they're not listening and it goes to and it as a nation of trustee trust that the government's not listening anti trust. When it comes a phone records ever at least records of phone calls made between one person and another. That they're not -- abuse that right that's the crux of business. He would trust that the government's and I can overstep their authority that they're gonna treat their citizens with respect. And that you're going to be innocent until proven guilty of anything war. And it could happen terrorist dials a wrong digit. You know it in his haste is set up the bomb plot he calls you by mistake and an hangs up and all of a sudden. The government's got you and -- database just like people have found themselves on the wrong side of the US attorney's office. Are you -- -- world -- heard of that -- -- that -- -- does the government say dad announces the wrong number. Tell me. Craig North -- thanks for calling quickly you're on WWL. Eight is that observation. I think this is being on. The constitution. In effect in aware. How much followed. Do we do you know leaner and social contract. That people. So you know we get away from our site. How much of those rights you know the balance between you know much the federal government Obama's eight. A Fourth Amendment says you have freedom against unreasonable search and seizure. Well when these things are left up. And they -- specifics a year ago with comply. And so and so on. The judiciary. To complete so when things aren't specific. So the in the end -- Ollie gray areas and obviously you know let them do it like there's an abuse. It. Eckerd same thing as technology where. Technology movement so. I mean -- is wrong with -- the -- light. Where does that leave. Me your big question is you know where I'll definitely ability. It's an -- Not a you know not only on the its regular people. Craig you know when we agree or any it and you know sort of -- on I mean it's just mind boggling. You know where where at this -- it. There's -- -- what interests me about your phone call though I think the question is -- and listening to it it doesn't seem like -- and I talked about assigning your trust. And I don't think any of us know really I think and I don't think anybody can do anything but render an opinion at this point and it goes to. Assigning you trust and I think you'd say that you assign your trust the government. And you're obviously. You sound like it's an intelligent opinion and you're entitled to that senior science at this point you trust the government. And your willingness do those trade offs that the president was talking about in and he realized that nothing's perfect and that you might have to give up a little bit of privacy for protection. I'm throughout the problem but we'll let that I don't I think I think my opinion reform. You know like I would I would side with like Thomas -- wanted to birdie colossal whose inability enlightenment. This this is not a born -- -- also ourselves -- So therefore they're always in the war conflict. And it and it is true. Judy we have. And it -- on the anybody's perfect. I got to know people we go to break do you approve this program and a I don't know -- Diego. Of course I don't think that Craig -- thank you appreciate the call will be right back on -- W Tommy Tucker getting closer and closer to the code word and a 1000 dollar nationwide Spanish contest. On WWL and soon we'll talk to Jeff -- all. About LSU tiger baseball right now -- Stephen Hammond months away in on the government deepened. Record of your phone calls received. Good you opt out. Real quick break it. Independent start out -- party is at war and -- Or servers. Are. Almost not. Sort of -- Rules control. And -- -- that witnessed. A patient. Sort -- and -- the -- and it storm. What -- corporate and sit outside and art -- yeah I want it all out. What are you before at all. Tell lightness up a little bit today have -- seen a commercial to camel block and around the insurance commercial where he Stoner buddy it's Wednesday of mussina on TV. I. I love that commercial -- eleven and that's not what you're talking about but I just it would. The put a smile on our faces on this Monday morning as we talk about a very serious topic and Steve you noted that they make that I try to look at this whole thing is if you were running a business. And you waited to any Euro hit it to have the CEO called. You know the division and in the division was gonna say -- here's who were doing at the cost of X dollars. We're keeping track of every phone call with the government makes that the people in the country make. While while this can be pretty expensive yes it is and it's got to take up a lot of storage space on a server you betcha we got a whole big building that it don't hold all of that. All right and houses and houses do one well when I guess we don't really know that you and -- I don't know that Steve but but will what about terrorist attacks well. We missed one with the Boston Marathon bombing because we had intelligence and and Russia told -- to watch these guys and we didn't so we kind of dropped the ball on that one and we didn't really get that from any phone records and and we did get warned about an outpost in Ben Ghazi and -- do we committed and so that again had absolutely nothing to do. With movie that anybody saw or with phone records and it was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks so. Yes that that really had nothing to do with any of this at all so. I guess it all comes down to do we believe that it produced any. Any results that prevented any terrorist attacks and they can't tellers -- -- told the said he did try to prevent it wondered -- attacks. But they can't tell us what they -- thank you I'm glad you -- we're gonna take a break what you thank you sir would -- when -- Come back we'll give you the code word in the nation might cash contest right now though time for study WL Traficant that we go to terror.