* Ugh. Obama signs the highly uncool National Defense Authorization Act.
* Last year, over 12,000 people were killed in the drug war in Mexico.
* Well, there we go. An excellent explanation of how the rich get richer.
* Momma, don't let your babies grow up to be architects.
* Good read: delving deeper into why the Eurozone is in dire financial straits. (Courtesy warmaster.)
* Great read: the twelve kinds of undecided voters.
* Science! We've got confirmed new crabs and hybrid sharks.
* Yep, will have to check out the details on the Miyazaki film tour coming to the area.
* Sign of the times: Bandai cuts most new manga and anime in North America.