"ThinkFast PM: June 6, 2006"
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) said yesterday she will sign a near-total ban on abortion about to pass the state legislature, despite the fact that it includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. Blanco said those exceptions “would have ‘been reasonable,’ but she said she wouldn’t reject the bill for that reason.”
Jonathan Hoenig, a guest on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto: “[F]rankly, if you want to see the Dow go up, let’s get the bombers in the air and neutralize this Iranian threat.”
“In more than 8,000 surveys conducted last year in eight predominantly Muslim nations, a majority of respondents said women in the Muslim world have the same capabilities and deserve the same fundamental rights as men.”
Mother Jones has launched OceanVoyager.org, which highlights the numerous threats facing our oceans. “What’s noteworthy about the site is that it doesn’t focus on the work of one organization, but rather highlights the best of the best of what a multitude of nonprofits are doing to conserve our oceans.”
“The Happy Face is Watching You.” GroupIntel details the massive amount of customer data collected by Wal-Mart, whose “data centers are the corporate counterpart to Area 51,” and which has “enough storage capacity to contain twice the amount of all the information available on the Internet.”
And finally: An obligatory ’666′ anecdote for June 6, 2006, from an individual whose phone number was changed to 666-6666 and who suddenly started receiving an “amazing number of ‘googoo gaagaa’ calls. … Apparently pounding repeatedly on the 6 button is a fairly easy thing for a baby to do.”
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