Jul 10

Bunker Mentality

You may ask yourself how the Ultra-Wealthy and Totally Paranoid see themselves surviving the upcoming Proletarian Revolution/Race War Zombie Apocalypse. I know I do (probably something I should be talking with my Therapist about).

In style of course!

The super-rich are buying luxury apocalypse-safe bunkers for protection against natural disasters and nuclear attack
by Yarra Elmasry, The Independent
Monday 10 July 2017 14:52 BST

The super-rich and ultra-paranoid are preparing for the breakup of civilisation by purchasing of apocalypse-safe bunkers worth millions of pounds.

The 15-storey underground luxury compounds are said by the sellers to be able to withstand everything from extreme weather like tornadoes, to a full blown nuclear attack.

Located in the US state of Kansas, the hardened structures were originally missile silos, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Survival Condo, is now selling them for prices ranging from $1.5m (£1.2m) to $4m (£3.1m). Buyers can purchase a half-floor or full-floor unit.

Unlike most flats, the bunkers come with concrete walls which are 9 feet thick.

The silo cap is also able to withstand winds in excess of 500 miles per hour, far greater than the winds of F-5 Tornadoes, which have winds of up to 300 miles per hour.

Survival Condo claims that they “have the highest level of military grade security that offers both lethal and non-lethal measures in order [to] protect our residents.”

Additionally, the apartments have a full fibre optic intranet, data-streaming capabilities for education, information, and entertainment, as well as silo-to-silo network links and communications.

Not only are these compounds ready for any fathomable disaster, they are fully decked out in amenities designed to appeal to Survival Condo’s customer base. The compounds consist of a cinema, indoor pool and spa, medical first aid centre, bar, rock climbing wall, gym, and library.

“We’ve got a kids waterslide and waterfall in here, so it’s a little piece of the tropics right here in Central Kansas,” Mr Hall said.

Additionally, an armoury stocked with guns and ammo is in place in case of an attack by non-members, and is also available for owners to practice.

The bunker is able to sustain its owners for up to five years, by raising tilapia in fish tanks and growing hydroponic vegetables under lamps.

The walls of the condo are fitted with LED “windows” that show a live video of the prairie above the silo. Owners have the option to customise the windows to any vista of their choosing.

Survival Condo claims to have customers all over America, and because of this, each has in place a plan to reach their bunker in case of a major catastrophe.

Were something to happen, swat-like trucks would pick owners up from up to 400 miles away, place them in their bunkers, and lock the doors.

Hall’s first set of units sold out before construction ended in 2012. The second silo is 50 per cent complete, and construction will finish in the Autumn of next year 2018.

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  2. y’know, i had in fact NEVER asked myself that question.

    did the gov’t actually get these developers to pay Uncle Sam something for old missile silos? Can’t be much by gov’t standards but it would be pure taxpayer profit. I hope the rich idiots at least have to pay KS property taxes on their $3M sixth home. And considering the level of services they will expect, I imagine the HOA dues are significant.

    I really shouldn’t share any more of my thoughts until I call my agent, because this totally is a made-for-TV apocalyptic-SF movie and you’re gonna steal my ideas for sure.

    Can’t you just picture it? Nobody’s going to run there for anything that doesn’t MASSIVELY fuck up the whole U.S. and much of the world. So the shit is hitting the fan and these rich people are bugging out and trying to get to their silo from New York, Miami, LA, Toronto, etc. What do they bring with them? Picassos? their weight in gold? Definitely some beautiful daughters in peril!
    Then if they make it to KC or Denver to be picked up, can they trust the SWAT drivers? And once they are there, it’s obvious to anyone that the security staff will be running the place pretty quickly.

    back in the days of the Cold War when we believed this was a real possibility there were plenty of books and films on these ideas. You may remember The Day After, on TV in the 80s? Or A Boy And His Dog?

    1. I would not rule out the chance to preserve a nucleus of human specimens. It would be quite easy…heh, heh…at the bottom of ah…some of our deeper mineshafts. Radioactivity would never penetrate a mine some thousands of feet deep, and in a matter of weeks, sufficient improvements in dwelling space could easily be provided.

      How long would you have to stay down there?

      Well let’s see now ah…cobalt thorium G….Radioactive halflife of uh,…I would think that uh… possibly uh… one hundred years.

      You mean, people could actually stay down there for a hundred years?

      It would not be difficult, Mein Führer! Nuclear reactors could, heh…I’m sorry, Mr. President. Nuclear reactors could provide power almost indefinitely. Greenhouses could maintain plant life. Animals could be bred and slaughtered. A quick survey would have to be made of all the available mine sites in the country, but I would guess that dwelling space for several hundred thousands of our people could easily be provided.

      Well, I, I would hate to have to decide…who stays up and…who goes down.

      Well, that would not be necessary, Mr. President. It could easily be accomplished with a computer. And a computer could be set and programmed to accept factors from youth, health, sexual fertility, intelligence, and a cross-section of necessary skills. Of course, it would be absolutely vital that our top government and military men be included to foster and impart the required principles of leadership and tradition. Naturally, they would breed prodigiously, eh? There would be much time, and little to do. Ha, ha. But ah, with the proper breeding techniques and a ratio of say, ten females to each male, I would guess that they could then work their way back to the present Gross National Product within say, twenty years.

      But look here doctor, wouldn’t this nucleus of survivors be so grief-stricken and anguished that they’d, well, envy the dead and not want to go on living?

      No, sir…excuse me…When they go down into the mine, everyone would still be alive. There would be no shocking memories, and the prevailing emotion will be one of nostalgia for those left behind, combined with a spirit of bold curiosity for the adventure ahead!

      Doctor, you mentioned the ratio of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn’t that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?

      Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious…service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.

      I must confess, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor.

    2. You know, the reason there are lots of them in the KC area is that it’s on top of a great big salt dome which is easy to mine (just pump in water) and relatively stable. I’ve actually been inside one and it’s not unpleasant… until the lights go out and then you’ve never seen dark like that, hard to tell if your eyes are open.

      The silos are pennies on the dollar, military surplus. Property taxes? In Brownback Kansas?! Perish the thought.

      Anarchy gets a bad name, we’re actually highly organized on a local level in a consensus fashion. Many people think it’s merely nature red in tooth and claw which is actually the self definition of Homo Economicus Neo Liberal Capitalism. I expect the bombing at the gates of President Snow’s Palace will have no effect on true believers who expect the mystical rewards of faith but we are many and they are few.

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