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Billionaire Bunkers: Home Security Goes Sci-Fi

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posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 06:47 PM
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While panic rooms, DUMB's and private underground bomb shelters have been discussed on ATS many times I found this update from Forbes yesterday. Looks like a lot of money is going into the ultra wealthy desire to keep themselves safe. Obviously security is everyone's concern but these folks are taking it to a whole new level.

Apparently they are not just focused on a simple one off emergency but are setting themselves up to survive even a holocaust. Can't say I blame them and would probably do the same if I had the money. Still one has to wonder if this is just a re-run of the 50's and 60's bomb shelter phase.

Billionaire Bunkers: Beyond the Panic Room, Home Security Goes Sci-Fi


“If you saw this stuff in a movie you would think it is all made up,” says Corbi, whose fortress-like abode doubles as the demonstration house for his firm, Strategically Armored & Fortified Environments (SAFE).

Chris Pollack, president of Pollack+Partners, a design and construction advisor based in Purchase, N.Y., says that while security has always been a given in building homes for his ultra-high-net-worth clients, the spending for home defense has increased markedly over the last five years.

We've always had the uber-wealthy around. Wonder why this has just picked up in the last five years. Is it because of the Feds money flow machine to the rich or do they perhaps know something we don't. I suspect many of these 1% rich folks feel the same way many of us on ATS do, that things could go down the tubes in a hurry at any time.

Corbi says his SAFE has projects catering to such anxieties under way on four continents. These bunkers can span tens of thousands of square feet and tunnel as much as 30 stories into the ground. They are typically hidden in plain sight, accessed by secret passageways.

SAFE’s bunkers operate on geothermal power and have sustainable food supplies, their own wells for water and full medical facilities. Many have amphitheaters, restaurants and health spas; for one client.

"If there was a disaster you could go there and stay for a long time,” says Corbi.

A long time, indeed. He estimates that families could survive in the best planned of these luxurious strongholds for up to three generations. “They would be the new Adam and Eve, essentially, who would start up everything again.

So there you have it, the 1% personal home survival plans for Armageddon and to repopulate the earth after the SHTF. The article contains more links to specific technologies and plans if you're interested.




posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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The real question is if these billionaires are believing the same thing we are...why is it that we are insane for buying a few extra cans of soup, water and prepping our BOB's?

Answer?

They know exactly what we are telling others. The only difference? They have the money so are just seen as cautious while we are seen as conspiracy theorists...AKA nuts.

But they keep spending billions on their survival. So who is REALLY crazy?

Peace



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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I want that. Straight up, can you imagine the awesome parties one could have in a SAFE house. Turn up the volume. I would have underground casinos up the ass lol.



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posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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If you have the money why not build a bunker out of your wine cellar. It will help keep all those expensive bottles of wine safe.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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Stay in the bunker for 3 generations?

Am I the only one that finds a flaw in that thinking?

lol



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 07:41 PM
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Greetings- A couple of things.. As "we" enter this Noel Season when "they" bombard "us" w/ads after ads dictating to 'us' what it is we "need" and what it is that 'we' lack. All of this before the poop hitting the ionizer.

I was a mole (genus Talpidae) a few Lifes ago. There are "Pros" and "cons" Sure, the hermaphroditism is cool, the extra thumb is useful (want proof? ask any canine..) but it is underground. It is cold and dark. Some poet would scribe "dank" (a sewer sans the bouquet..) It is certainly "No place like Home" and there is a reason You don't Live there Now, in this Life.

Why not go to the ocean? It has way more room. The point is, if "it" sucks now, it'll really SUCK when "they" are charging for Your air. That is no way to Live. My thinking is ALL the Ones not "in the middle" the two extremes, will extinguish their own Self. An optimistic pessimist or versa-visa.

If any reading this think that something like this is a "good idea" and decide to 'follow the leader(s)' then don't fret (leave Your guitar at home) You can have My spot. I'd rather die (again) Living, then be "dead" Living.

namaste



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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Stay in the bunker for 3 generations?

Am I the only one that finds a flaw in that thinking?
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Not at all. These people are buying a false sense of security. In a survival end of the world scenario, the ability to move when needed will be essential. These huge McMansions will be the target for every starving mob that sees it. In that case, their panic rooms become a tomb they can't get out of....kind of like a cave. And we all know that a cave is a grave.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 07:54 PM
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I get it, these people have more money than common sense..

For the amount of money these people dump into these tombs they could have 10 fully stocked remote cabins in the highlands with a bug out vehicle in each garage.
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posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 08:05 PM
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Absolutely!

However, I was talking about the massive amount of incest that would happen with one family to live and breed 3 generations! Gross.

Imagine what kind of mutants will come out of there though!



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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However, I was talking about the massive amount of incest that would happen with one family to live and breed 3 generations! Gross.


LOL....hadn't thought of that....and wished you hadn't either.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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I don't know what's worse - Having 2-3 generations of inbred vault dwellers or the fact that the top 1% would be favorable for the end of the world.

In any case, having a bunker to yourself would be nice, but it's only really appealing to me if the bunker is isolated from the majority of people (such as on a mountain, or small remote island).

Then again, all of us left to fend for ourselves are better off. I doubt any of those billionaires know how to build a shelter from branches or snow (my best accomplishment was a 2 person snow shelter, complete with clear ice windows, and enough room to sit), build a bow out of a willow branch, or which plants are edible beyond what is sold in the grocery store. If they ever had to leave their shelters, it'd probably be a good learning opportunity for them - imagine that tomorrow, you were suddenly told that paper money was worthless. Your feelings are exactly what I would imagine these billionaires would be experiencing.

-fossilera



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 09:05 PM
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So many people are jumping on the prepping bandwagon it is kinda scary. Is it something inside all of us that is saying something is wrong ? Is it the fear we have been raised with over the past decade ?






All I know the more people prep the more likely something will happen. It might be something small and people will freak out at this point. Something is very wrong with this picture and no amount of adjustment will fix it.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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I say we buy a truck load of super glue and glue their doors shut!



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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VoidHawk
I say we buy a truck load of super glue and glue their doors shut!


By the sound of some of these things it looks like they're building for a nuclear attack. They might not have any doors left afterwords to glue.

Plus we want them to eventually come out so the thousand of us remaining savages can shoot them full of arrows.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 01:39 AM
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deadcalm
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However, I was talking about the massive amount of incest that would happen with one family to live and breed 3 generations! Gross.


LOL....hadn't thought of that....and wished you hadn't either.


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Actually just before the SHTF events, you goto the nearest college and seduce a few hot looking coeds
and bring'em all back to your bunker and keep'em all partying until all the crap passes over, then
you wake/sober em all up and show how the world has gone all to hell and that it's now up to
YOU and THEM to restart the human race by breeding as many dozens of kids as humanly possible.

Most I suggest will go one of two ways...start breeding right away....or...commit suicide asap.
Since you likely won't have TIME to interview your doomsday belles, you'll have to make do with a
funny series of introductions and small-talk before you begin the bunker-living seduction process
to weed out the suiciders from the breeders....ANYWAYS this subject is a tough nut to crack
and you'll have to give an Arm before you is Geddon some.

But for something more Concrete, may I suggest your keep a decent Bunk for Her
and make sure you got your missile battery ready and aimed for launch-on-desire!

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Bwaaaaahhh!!!!!



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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Actually just before the SHTF events, you goto the nearest college and seduce a few hot looking coeds
and bring'em all back to your bunker
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I don't think my wife would think much of that at all....even for the purpose of repopulating the Earth...lol. I'll have to leave that to you mate.



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