Odds ‘n Sods:

Bad news from the Philippines: “Super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday…”

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James C. mentioned that an important piece to print out for your reference binder was recently re-posted over at Preparedness Advice Blog: Chemical Names, A List Showing the Older Names vs the Modern Names. [JWR’s Comment: Credit for compiling most of this list (nearly verbatim) should be given to Kurt Saxon. He was the first one I know of to have published an earlier edition of this list, back in the late 1970s.]

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Safecastle is continuing their last Mountain House cans sale of the year, with maximum allowable discounts, free shipping, and some special loyalty reward bonuses for buyer’s club members. The sale ends on November 20, 2013.

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Some good news for Ayn Rand fans: Atlas Shrugged Part III is now in pre-production and is scheduled for release on July 4, 2014.

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H.L. sent this headline from Colorado: “We have established a beachhead for secession” [JWR’s Comment: A point of clarification: I often see journalists and a few Patriots tossing around the word secession when they are really talking about partition of counties into a new state under the existing Union. There is an important distinction!]

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