* No news link, but I think I've linked before to Detroit evaporating. Used to be our fourth largest city, I think, and we're just abandoning all that infrastructure. Then there's New Orleans. You know, the Dark Ages didn't happen overnight. Perhaps I should re-read Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead.
* Obama's DoJ continues Bush arguments in rendition case.
* LAPD vs. animal cruelty. That sounds like a joke, but isn't.
* Indulgences are back!. Though they're not selling them.
* Yudkowsky's Type of Singularity. For completeness, report of mine.
* Yudkowsky "shocking" first contact novella.
* RPG setting: weakly psychic cats.
* RPG setting: "hard fantasy" with Neanderthal orcs.. And my contribution.
* Haiku/Celestial Bureaucracy moderator action.