Notes from JWR:

It has now been seven years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I give thanks to our servicemen who have helped stop additional attacks here in the States. Please support our troops, not with just lip service and a yellow ribbon magnet on the back of your car, but tangibly, and with consistent regularity. And if you are an employer, then please consider hiring a returning veteran.

Is Hurricane Ike headed toward Galveston, Texas? Batten down the hatches, folks. I’m sure that by now, the well-read SurvivalBlog readers on the Gulf Coast have a Plan B and a Plan C, and they have thoroughly studied alternate evacuation routes on minor roads.