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It is a beautiful Thursday afternoon we are heading into what is expected to be a beautiful weekend should be a great day for L issue to play Tiger Stadium. I got two tickets to the only issue Missouri game coming up this weekend and you've just heard. And our news today to coach or you're on new offense new offensive coordinator. New place it's gonna be really interesting to see the new. LSU tigers Saturday give you chance to win two tickets listen for the L issue fight song when you hear that argue about the contest line. And if you're the eighth caller you've got a pair of tickets you're going to Baton Rouge Tiger Stadium you'll be here this weekend. I'm screwed in the afternoon this is where politics and pop culturally speech or opinions on the clincher witness. We all woke up to the good news this morning blossom if you are already awake. The a new Jersey transit train that crashed into the Hoboken station of one person is dead over a hundred had been injured. And yet no report as far as I know on exactly what caused that but it's a story that we continue to follow them we have the latest updates on our website. At WWL dot com a lot to talk about this afternoon I read an article at WW LTV dot com abouts the saints. The article is entitled forget the playoffs. Brees should try to throw for 6000 yards. The article is all about how the saints. Should just forget about the plane which should forget about winning games. And focus only on helping Drew Brees get to 6000 yards in a season. Helping him pad his stats. Even more. Should the always three saints. Worry more about to breeze is passing 6000 yards this year. In winning football games we'll talk we'll talk about that a little bit later in the show also we've got a creepy clown updates coming up in the next hour. There have been many creepy clown sightings of many have been false including a one on the North Shore in Covington for elementary age students to claim to have seen. A creepy clown in the woods near their school. And apparently they are picking up on indeed the Internet sightings of these creepy cons again many of them are false but if you are are real. The whole idea of the creepy clown evil clown says or does go way way back but police are warning that those who dress up like creepy creepy clowns will be arrested. And I didn't realize is with the exception of Halloween and Simonyi draw. It's illegal to to walk around in public but the man. Which again I had no idea what you could do that whenever you want to notice yet you never hear about a creepy clown cited in the French Quarter. That's because anybody dress like a creepy clown kind of fits in and it just doesn't doesn't even stand down in the French Quarter. But if police are warning that those who dress up like creepy comments could be arrested. What about those who make up creepy clown sightings we'll talk about that in the next hour first up on our show this afternoon this happened yesterday. And it it certainly is worth talking about. It's hard to talk about tennis. Because. From my standpoint. People are gonna immediately jumped to a conclusion. That I am against a group of people that no American should be against. I'm not against these people. But I think. The the overriding of president Obama's Ito. On the justice against sponsors of terrorism act. Opens a door and it should not be open. The question is should victims and their families of the 9/11 attacks on America. Be allowed to sue any officials in Saudi Arabia. That have ties to the attacks. So it sounds like OK bush sure why not. This bill would allow American citizens. To sue. That was passed by congress. Vetoed by President Obama and yesterday congress overrode his Vito first up Obama override in the eight years he's been office. The deal was called the justice against a sponsors of terrorism act. And it opens the door for US citizens to sue anybody in the Saudi government with links to the 9/11 attacks doesn't that seem fair to you but here's the problem. The deal also opens the door for other nations to soothe the United States and our soldiers. For the death of another citizen or a loved one from their country. And is the battle over this bill. Purely political. You know here's a bill that stands up for the victims of 9/11 and their families. Who wants to be against that. Mean how bad does it look for for meeting even say that I don't agree with this bill if it makes it sounds. To the average person. But I'm not standing up for the 9/11. Families of victims and those who were injured and have their loved ones. But that's not the real part of this that's the important the important part this is. Being able to. Be sued by other countries and citizens in other countries. Because of casualties. In conflicts that we were involved. And I don't think that's a door. We should open. If you are joining us with your thoughts or comments are numbers 2601870. Every coach final four to 601 A separately. And are taxed. Is a 77. Should US citizens be allowed to sue other countries over the deaths of loved ones if it means other countries could sue the US over those. Killed by our troops in combat. And that's a pretty gentle opinion poll give us your opinion by going to our website. WWL dot com. This could be very political effect by the way the vote was just overwhelming. In. The vote to override the president's Vito was in 97 to want. And there was a large margin in the house 348. To 77. And against a first veto override in the Obama administration. The S senate senate Republican whip. Out for Texas John Corning. Issued a statement as saying I look forward to the opportunity for congress to override the president's veto this was issued on Friday. Provide the Stanley's with the chance to seek the justice they deserve. And send a clear message that we will not tolerate those who financed terrorism in the United States. OK that sounds great. It really does. But again. Let's go beyond just the headlines. Think about the door. That opens up from shell met Mike here on their BW well. Yet how would you like to know how much money it will kind of confrontation the irony is when Al com. But radicals in the early nineteen that you have no no I don't. I'd like to seep under and it and show it. Well. Yeah. I'd my crack I appreciate the call and dust from New Orleans Tommy you're known to be WL. But. I do agree with you at the very delicate topic. But outlook like yeah and I got to watch not the sound too negative. If they'll go up this Saudi Arabia for criminal you know prosecute criminally. Maybe I could understand. But big on an ample money. It is my understanding. Each family got two million dollars already. On top and delight in church bought tickets to go to school of free. I'm how much more compensation beat me you know I mean. Well would you think that much of this is being inspired by lawyers who are going to get a tremendous percentage from any action that takes place here. Yes screw what if what is at war. The risk. Of our soldiers being impostor. Here no I I don't I don't I anyways it's again I think it's in America today it is hard to to stand up and say use this this bill is wrong. Because it sounds like on the surface and a lot of people just hear what's on the surfers they don't really think about the issue. It sounds like you're against the 9/11 families which I'm not an and and you're not. If if we allow them to assume then that. Then today in other nations can sue our soldiers and so our military for desk to take place in combat I think it's called a sovereign immunity. Right you know what the other guys in those hostages are and we get jet that got general compensation. I'll Pearl Harbor. And remembered as Gerald compensation. These people he trailed well from what I read that they each got two million dollars plus on top and private life insurance policy change. Plus freak out I mean. Kabul but we got involved. Well and when you think it what's at stake here which she is again we are vulnerable to be sued by the countries with I think debts are too big a risk to take. Tommy I appreciate the call if you wanna join us with your thoughts and comments this afternoon we're just getting started. Numbers 2601870. Area code 5042601. A seventy. Tex ever say 7870. And a pop culture calendar it was on this day September Tony ninth 1994. The Pointer Sisters got their star on the Hollywood. Walk of fame and I'm scoots to the afternoon hang on we'll be right back on WW well. We're talking about the teacher know that was overridden that veto from President Obama on this is concerning the justice against sponsors of terrorism act. And it would allow a US citizens to sue officials with the Saudi government that could have been involved in 9/11 to have links with my eleven and apparently there's a lot it was in a congressional report to indicate that there are some specific people who were involved. This is really all concerning. Sovereign immunity. And nations don't sue each other or people don't sue when. Do the war and an attack of some kind whether this is right or wrong this is the waste in to this point. They they don't they don't take legal action if somebody dies on me in an attack. And I got an interesting text here that says so. This is. You know something about America. We you know after Pearl Harbor it appeared as a vicious exactly how weak our country has become. After Pearl Harbor we took care of business after 9/11. We sued. Another sex as our come on America's too laughter around the world for anybody to want to sue us. If you wanna join us with a comment this is controversial and in the toughest part of this is if you're against this deal. And if you're on the president's side and a lot of people don't wanna do that no matter whether it's right or wrong they just don't wanna be on Obama's side. This bill gives Americans the opportunity to sue. The front for the victims and loved ones of the 9/11 attack to sue officials in the Saudi government that have ties to the attacks. But the deal also opens up the opportunity for other countries to sue us. And pursue our soldiers and troops. If somebody dies as a result of an attack for the United States. Senators are pretty general opinion poll should US citizens be allowed to sue other countries over the deaths of loved ones. Even if it means other countries could sue the US over our troops being killed in combat. Or our troops killing and conduct. 69%. Say yes. And 31% say no. Give us your opinion Michael into our website W if you don't don't come up so it's it's going to be interesting to work to follow this and and Tennessee what happens. It's. It's something that could very well be I've driven by attorneys. This is something that. And you know we and we noticed data. This is not on an indictment of all attorneys. All the attorneys don't do this don't do this but some attorneys. I've just look for a reason to sue if they might not sodden. Think it's the right thing but if it if it leads to money then for them it's it's the right thing. And so I just I find this on. I find this interesting and and as we approach to presidential election. Who wants to be part of the headline that says you're against 9/11. Victims and their families. But yet. It's it's more important than that it's it's deeper than that and so often recently we've talked on the show about how people are just looking for that quick headlines. Looking to define your position if you're against this and this is what you wore I'm for the families. I'm for the families of the victims I I'm for the victims. But I don't think this is a good precedent to to be sent and it seems to me that yes politics did come into play if you've got a comment on numbers 260. When he sent a every coach 5042601. A seventy text is 87070. From shell match Alan you're on WW well. Well schooled in the ball well yeah actually. Look at that you. In the open up going to be so raw so does that mean so. Andy at the public previously. Two million. Free education couldn't. Guard blessed them and I am but is there legislation. The president was in the second played politics and predict this will be rip out. Some stellar it's stupid. Alice it is it hard for you to say that the president is right in this case. At all. And it's being played politics and like the senate did it was. Thank. And that probably ridiculous. It was put it. And they'd play politics with the election. It's a statement. In politics today. Arnelle I appreciate the call from shell met. Yeah I I think it is about politics. And the sad thing about that is they play this game of politics because they think we're stupid. They think the UN I don't get it. They don't give us as a voters credit for being Smart enough to CB on the headlines. And they think that the book all the media has to do is create this headline. If you're not for this deal that you oppose the nine elevenths families and victims how could you possibly do that. But yet. It opens a door. Is it going to should be open. It here on holds hang on if you got a comment on numbers 2601878. Erick are 5042601870. A text is a 77. I'd scooter the afternoon and we'll be right back after Vista BWL there's something with Don James. Noon on WW LA here's our party general opinion poll this hour should US citizens be allowed to pursue other countries over the deaths of loved ones. Even if it means that other countries could sue the United States over our troops telling them in contact. 59% say yes 41% say no give us your opinion are going to be a dual dot com from home or Corey welcome back to the show. Hey Barbara good. Yet Garko quick comment. Thought about the law and I think it's cut kind of agree with you and a lot because. I think it kind of reckless the other do that all in agreement Obama that I think is it is pretty model. They basically as they need your reaction you know they use in in an election election cycle that. No cobol this side. Whenever they get the chance that at it and I've seen it below it wasn't. On eleven. And inland and then everybody everybody else is against very denied a lot of cameras which it is not the case say is that the case histories that the case with with a lot of people. But one thing the only thing could there like a lot of people they get to the court and I'll look at the long or am I did you think about it they can do other government. Our government responsible for like out in the debt you know. In Iraq and Syria. And Iranian you would come back on. But the other thing is that. If you think about it I was in the options at all Albany along. What are gonna talk about that the PG. How they and all the things that were caught. Basically funnel in money to terrorists been drug court. So I mean you could go back and you probably do better more spot will the. Corey I appreciate the call glacier of one of our afternoon listeners it's it's it's my understanding that Wendy's since these are families of the victims of nine elevenths. Received error slightly over two million dollars. And non. In compensation for for the deaths. They signed they signed a waiver saying they would not sue the airlines and I wonder if that includes not suing. And another country and not not silly sometimes when you settle. You agree not to sue us from New Orleans Rebecca your WW well. Yeah I'm nick couple comments or carton and thank. I got my my thing would be great bang and can wipe it and ten to kill innocent said and not to notice it. Well all right but what an intentional act. And then it happened I didn't. Occur at US soldiers doing their job. I see what you're saying. Not if you're a pure act of terrorism not not something that is in the context of the rules of war. Exactly exactly that would that. Would be a comment that I'll pat you and. I think it's so I think it's a good thing to bring out and and maybe there's a technicality they're vets. That would make this this different then than other lawsuits by. You know the the other problem with the US intelligence and there's this bill is that there are of concern now. What Saudi Arabia's one of those countries that. You know we we hate them a lot of the time we love them a lot of the time because they do actually help us. Not everybody there is good point they do give us information. That helps us. Foiled plots. Of terrorism against innocent citizens around the world and and would they stop doing that if this Doris is opened up again I think it's a very tough tired issue. Back appreciate the call from Covington man welcome to the show. Your I'm. You know anecdotal. You're and so I was there and I left and I saw the telescope gap and like to streamline customer Carol. And I believe and here is in its. Good days but I kept asking that would Port Authority police officer that was killed. And around. Trying to remember I think he got 30000 dollars and I hope that ultimately would find it. You. Might nieces nephews did give money. War. You know better I'm not sure where the source confirmed what. Hi I have a I have an article right in front of his says the entertainment for death claims was a two million 83000 dollars. For families aren't compensated for injury claims. Right so that's spread over a bunch of well survivors right now it's not per sandwich I just wonder. The other thing is that you know it it. I don't averaged as far as this is my understanding and again if I'm wrong please call event and this was the the average pay out to the families of nine elevenths. What. Was over two million dollars. Again because baby's aunt she didn't have children she had you know nieces and nephews so did I don't agree that the property of the beat out but he got. And again I think that was formed. PDA and fund raising their pick up and I think the government and the government. I'm pretty sure what a comfort Calgary got me it would probably help this conversation we have someone. The new international law and treaties. With Saudi Arabian what we're able to do not do. Because of debt that we have pressured into it starts doing. Host countries. You know exactly would be illegal war without American citizen. Yup that you know perpetrate this act and the U do you go into this. View of we ought mercenaries and people all over the world that are shooting Coke can have a lot of collateral damage I mean that just opens up all pandora's box of the hole. Well chewing the United States. Here's here's here's an question it did you know did the did these lawsuits. Pretend to be some kind of a deterrent to watch it terrorism would would. Would or would that would crisis or with any group al-Qaeda the Taliban were any group or any. Lone wolf with they think you know I'd I'd better not follow through with his act of terrorism because I might get sued. Well again I mean you're talking about intent and I'm talking about law mean they're two different things are talking but treaties and international law not about how we feel about things and and deterrents were talking about. You're you're you're stating you're popping the question to. United States citizens have liked it to its obligations. So back. Actually it across the questions so I don't know is they're treaties with Saudi Arabia and we're all out. And it comes to a rule of law and what we think and feel. I mean from the standpoint and did the idea is obviously to just get money because I don't think this is going to be any kind of deterrent. You know there are things that I wouldn't do on the air because I might get sued. I fear that but I can't imagine that a potential terrorists would would fear because the concept of being sued. If you wanna join us with a comment on numbers 260187. In Enrico final four to six so when he seventy. Text it was a 787 and stewed in the afternoon more vehicles are more of your text here. Coming out. Well this is a sad day and a pop culture calendar it was on this day September 29 1975. Jackie Wilson collapsed while singing this song lonely tear drops. At a casino in Cherry Hill New Jersey which is just just across the river from Philadelphia. He had a heart attack on and that caused brain damage. He was only 41 years old he died nine years later after spending the rest of his life going in and out of hospitals. Here's an update on our party general opinion poll should US citizens be allowed to sue other countries over the deaths of loved ones. Even if it means other countries could sue the US over those are killed by our troops are conduct 73%. Say yes. It's 47% say no give us your opinion by going to W the zero to account and from radical change welcome to the show. Uh oh boy learn more and so this is that so many levels I think it's a microcosm of our political climate right now and out when you really break this down. It's gears I think could you have initially on the in the I'd be bullied by the year right now is that businesses. You know. A battle just to do what's right for the victims of 9/11. Yeah I mean under. Let's not forget people what you like about mark this scandal a very good. You know art I'm not mistaken I think is the president of Harvard Law Review. And it's televised beliefs speak about the in the Lampard and beat this is something that really troubles are. And we need to 971. On the senate floor for votes in favor of this I mean since when has he been president of the last eight years make. A vote 97 the one on in. Yang and their house it was a 340. To 77. More you've got an inning right now or an election. You know and a lot of people think oh it's great piece band leader in the political argument they deserve and I believe. Are there should be some compensation. Saw some hope beat them all in brawl. For the treatment course heck yeah. That outward and more people. And our guys who you are sadly. They you know and we've all been. And call attacks Obama as terrorism and you go to some of these countries in the Middle East you tell those people those accidents those acts of war that terrorism. That not out in view a lot of parents cool. Our guard and you accidental dropping them on on it and building americorps. ME ST if you start talking about terrorist civilian collateral damage you think about the civilians have been killed divide. Buy our bonds very recently. In our attempts to to get ice so we didn't intend to do that unfortunately it's it's a sand consequence of war. But it is civilians who we we end up killing civilians as well and that's how ugly warriors. There and edit and and the thing is what you want to have them go OK and let's say we start getting. Who are from multiple countries upper a bunch of different incidents. What it again I tried to appeal it and changed the laws and at that point. I mean they're gonna be a political disaster. And prevent the district now mean it's simple it's. Understand what does that so lopsided because the witness being on the view here is that if it's scored nine elevenths family. Okay hair and incumbents for not to let you do better in them and not take indeed if you well. Are there aren't any or even though it even though the families are front nine alleged victims should receive compensation mean I would I would I would think that that no compensation no. Monetary compensation makes up for the loss of a lot to. No absolutely and and you know and a lot of the objective a lot of this certainly is involved lawsuit isn't the dollar amount that the amount that if you penalize someone. They. Show restraint and committing missing there are expected but someone there pretty here. And and so and company that has been it's been painful what happens here are distinct. At Portland on shortly muted. And act and act of political. And I hope people and I'm appalled at your knees and more. Our I think he's different than any important that we are an ambulance now believe this has been good and I don't expand market out there in the law. You know she's a law duty and she's. But you know dove headfirst into all currencies. That that support our first reaction and she's been re never spent an hour and she's reading the more you read more to come back into the community. It is that's the stuff sent around the concept of sovereign immunity. James let me point something out to unite in the poll right now it's 70% say yes says they should be able to sue even if we could be sued in return 30% say no. Vicious at this is not a whole of our listening audience this is a poll of people who. Decide that they're going to respond to the poll. And so that's not a clear indication of everybody who's listening and I want everybody who is part of our afternoon audience to realize that the polls is not always reflect your specific opinions. I am in Latin and and I get it I'm awful work in the and the most passionate of people. Are going to be the first equipment behind right now and our area's most passionate people and the people that are anti Obama and I think that's driven that hole. And I think that might have been here a national sentiment around the country those that hate Obama. Arguments your victory here is basically go to one of the bill and and and bowed out the window though when so. You know I just hope we look at bat and actually gain some knowledge and then you're knowledgeable and understanding instead of just kind of taken the stance a political standing to. James I appreciate the call thanks three part of our show. I'm suits and we'll be right back with more of your comments on every WL. This song was released on this day September 29 1970. And back in those days there are a lot of songs about it the political climate that we we lived in and this was about. Sharing a land and coming together. A for Florida Dave says he's an international attorney a Dave I've got time for real quick comment but maybe we'll continue to tell me what you think about tennis. But I don't read the stats that I count out anybody you'd. Situation is that as let's say the spectacle which you to suit. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States district court in the long ones ensco wherever and the jets. Yeah. States hasn't. Really been any country. To recognize objects our minds now. So you're saying this is feel good legislation that really doesn't do anything. Absolutely. It's it's election year. Prostitution if you want them. Dave a lot of time and I really appreciate your insight and thanks sourcing over in Florida here's a text that says so the difference between us suing them and then suing us is. We will pay and that's what I Dave. I just told us from Florida if you're on hold hang on we'll continue this conversation into the next hour but also we've got an update on the creepy clown sightings. And we'll talk to the police chief of Covington where they had to dispatched deputies to look for a creepy clown. They didn't really exist all of that coming up for the next hour I'm scoots on WL.