(ed:…and of course many of these uber-wealthy trying to avoid armageddon view new zealand as their personal fallout-shelter..
hence – peter thiel and his hastily-arranged new zealand citizenship..eh..?..as just one example of many..)
A decommissioned missile silo in Kansas is now a luxury fallout shelter.
Condos are on sale for $3 million.
The federal government began doomsday preparations as far back as the 1940s when they started construction on an underground military command center in the mountains of Pennsylvania.
Nuclear bunkers in Virginia and Colorado were also constructed.
So even if the country did not physically survive – as Garrett Graff wrote in a book on this subject – at least the ‘idea’ of America would — or some such strange notion.
Civilians explored their own options – beginning with the 1950s fad of backyard bomb shelters.
But now the really rich — from New York to Silicon Valley to Florida — are spending millions of dollars preparing for the worst.
One developer offers $3 million condos in Kansas built inside a decommissioned missile silo.
The units come equipped with ‘state-of-the-art technologies’ – walls covered with the outdoor scenes of your choice – a five-year perpetual food system and a self-contained source of electricity and water.
The whole thing is guarded by a 24-hour crew of guys with automatic weapons.
(ed:..and then shortly after any armageddon – those guards with the guns take over/control – and just don’t let the owners in/shoot them – why wouldn’t they..?
they really need to thinks things through more – those nervous squillionaires – eh..?)(cont..)