Luxury Doomsday bunker condos for millionaires

During these strange days and “uncertain times” the popularity of the doomsday bunker is booming.

The ‘Doomsday shelter’ being built below Kansas prairie where millionaires will be able to sit out the Apocalypse in style

  • Four buyers have already invested in condos below the ground
  • Fears range from pandemics, terrorism and solar flares
  • Indoor farm to provide fish and veg for 70 people for as long as necessary

When you buy a house, you end up feeling like you will be paying it off until the world ends.

Well, how about one of these luxurious condos, which come with all the mod-cons, as well as a pool, a movie theater and a library – oh, and a guarantee that it will survive Doomsday if and when that fateful day comes.

For these luxury flats, deep below the Kansas prairie in the shaft of an abandoned missile silo, are meant to withstand everything from economic collapse and solar flares to terrorist attacks and pandemics.

 

 

Naturally, there will be no one around to phone if the guarantee fails – but at that point, the insurance will probably be the least of your worries.

So far, four buyers have thrown down a total of about $7million (£4.4m) for havens to flee to when disaster happens or the end is nigh. And developer Larry Hall has options to retro-fit three more Cold War-era silos when this one fills up.

Hall said: ‘They worry about events ranging from solar flares, to economic collapse, to pandemics to terrorism to food shortages.’

 

Inside: The circular designs provide a luxurious and attractive setting to watch the world end

 

So far four buyers have thrown down a total of about $7million (£4.4m) for a haven under the prairie

 

 

Instead of simply setting up shop in the old living quarters provided for missile operators, Hall is building condos right up the missile shaft.

Seven of the 14 underground floors will be condo space selling for $2 million a floor or $1 million a half floor. Three and a half units have been sold, two contracts are pending and only two more full units are available, Hall said.

For now, metal stairs stretch down to connect each floor but an elevator will later replace them. The units are within a steel and concrete core inside the original thick concrete, which makes them better able to withstand earthquakes.

Hall is also installing an indoor farm to grow enough fish and vegetables to feed 70 people for as long as they need to stay inside and also stockpiling enough dry goods to feed them for five years.

The top floor and an outside building above it will be for elaborate security.

Other floors will be for a pool, a movie theater and a library, and when in lockdown mode there will be floors for a medical center and a school.

Complex life support systems provide energy supplies from sources of conventional power, as well as windmill power and generators.

Giant underground water tanks will hold water pre-filtered through carbon and sand. And, of course, an elaborate security system and staff will keep marauding hordes out.

 

The silos as the were in the early 1960s: Developer Larry Hall is converting four of the 72 Atlas “F” Missile Bases into luxury doomsday shelters.

The condo elevator will only operate if a person’s fingerprint matches its system, Hall said. Cameras will monitor a barbed-wire topped fence and give plenty of warning of possible intruders. Responses can range from a warning to lethal force.

Trump’s Thugs!

Trump Hooligans face down.

 

How it started top, how it ended below.

 

This clown broke into Nancy Pelosi’s office. Vandalized the office and stole her mail.

 

Capital police keeping the thugs at bay.

 

Idiot sits at Mike Pence’s throne in the senate.

 

This moron poses for a photo as he is stealing a podium from the Capitol building.

 

Some of Trump’s supporters were rabid!

 

And this disgusting mayhem wasn’t planned out?

 

Trump’s thugs have so much style. Trailer park trash.

 

This fool broke into Mitch McConnell’s office.

 

U.S. Capitol building 2021 with politicians hiding from the vandals.

 

This came out a few years ago.  Whoever made it saw what was coming.

 

Trump MAGA supporter disrespecting the American flag in D.C.

Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters deplorables back in 2016. She hit the nail on the head.

In 2016 Trump made the following comment at a rally in Iowa: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, ok? It’s, like, incredible.” — Donald Trump, who is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, insulting the intelligence of his own supporters. From Mother Jones 2016.

What in the Hell is going on in Washington, D.C.?

US Congress in turmoil as violent Trump supporters breach building

Violent supporters of President Donald Trump have breached the Capitol in Washington, as lawmakers met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s poll win.

In dramatic scenes, demonstrators swarmed the building as Congress members were escorted out by police.

Mr Biden said the action should “end now”, and Mr Trump released a video message asking supporters to go home.

The joint session of Congress certifying Mr Biden’s win has been suspended and forced into recess.

There are reports of guns drawn in the building and at least one person shot. A woman was reported to be in a critical condition after receiving a neck injury.

There has been an armed confrontation at the doors of the House of Representatives. Tear gas has also been used.

Members of Congress have been told to evacuate the building or remain where they are. One congresswoman tweeted that she was staying in her office.

What has Trump created? These thousands of blind ignorant supporters that believe Trump’s election fraud bullcrap lock, stock and barrel. What is wrong with these people?

This is beyond ludicrous and absurd, it’s pure unadulterated insanity. What has Trump done to the United States? How has he brainwashed so many people into believing every psychotic statement he makes. Why are his supporters so gullible? It is beyond comprehension for the average commonsensical human being.

Go away Trump, please please just go away.

Balancing Stone Artist

This guy is talented.  And he must have the patience of a tree sloth.

Colorado artist Mike Grab creates astonishing towers of balanced stones using nothing but gravity, and his uncanny ability to find the natural balance of the stones. Grab says the art of stone balancing has been practiced by various cultures around the world for centuries evolving from simple curiosity “into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design”.

 

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The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching.

 

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Achieving a challenging balance requires contemplation of both mental and physical elements simultaneously. You must “get to know” the rocks you are working with. Some rock characters will coordinate better with other characters of rocks and vice versa back and forth right, left, up, or down. The trick I’ve found is to play and experiment. If you keep at it, a balance will be inevitable if you make yourself present in that moment of balance. The closer you get to achieving balance, the more weightless the rock seems to feel, since the majority of the work is applied upward on the rock you are trying to balance. Another tip I would suggest is try balancing larger rocks. using larger rocks only magnifies the feeling of the “clicks”. Also, more weight will usually have more stability in wind or other erosive forces.

 

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Utah Monolith Update: How a Mysterious Monolith Vanished Overnight (It Wasn’t Aliens)

A photographer said four men dismantled the mysterious shiny object that has captivated the country. Two Utah residents said they took part in the removal.

Credit…Ross Bernards

It was, by most standards, a short stay. The pop-up metal monolith that became the focus of international attention after it was spotted in a remote section of the Utah desert on Nov. 18 was dismantled just 10 days later. On Tuesday a local outdoorsman with a penchant for stunts claimed credit on social media for the sculpture’s removal.
The office of the San Juan County Sheriff at first announced that it was declining to investigate the case in the absence of complaints about missing property. To underscore that point, it uploaded a “Most Wanted” poster on its website, or rather a jokey version of one in which the faces of suspects were replaced by nine big-eyed aliens. But by the end of Monday, the sheriff’s office had reversed its position and announced that it was planning a joint investigation with the Bureau of Land Management, a federal agency.

It was left to an adventure photographer, Ross Bernards, to disclose evidence on Instagram. Mr. Bernards, 34, of Edwards, Colo., was visiting the monolith on Friday night when, he said, four men arrived as if out of nowhere to dismantle the sculpture. Mr. Bernards had driven six hours for the chance to ogle the sculpture and to take dramatic photographs of it. Using upscale Lume Cube lights attached to a drone, he produced a series of glowy, moonlit pictures in which the monolith glistens against the red cliffs and the deep blue of the night sky.

The office of the San Juan County Sheriff at first announced that it was declining to investigate the case in the absence of complaints about missing property. To underscore that point, it uploaded a “Most Wanted” poster on its website, or rather a jokey version of one in which the faces of suspects were replaced by nine big-eyed aliens. But by the end of Monday, the sheriff’s office had reversed its position and announced that it was planning a joint investigation with the Bureau of Land Management, a federal agency.

It was left to an adventure photographer, Ross Bernards, to disclose evidence on Instagram. Mr. Bernards, 34, of Edwards, Colo., was visiting the monolith on Friday night when, he said, four men arrived as if out of nowhere to dismantle the sculpture. Mr. Bernards had driven six hours for the chance to ogle the sculpture and to take dramatic photographs of it. Using upscale Lume Cube lights attached to a drone, he produced a series of glowy, moonlit pictures in which the monolith glistens against the red cliffs and the deep blue of the night sky.

Suddenly, around 8:40 p.m., he said, the men arrived, their voices echoing in the canyon. Working in twosomes, with an unmistakable sense of purpose, they gave the monolith hard shoves, and it started to tilt toward the ground. Then they pushed it in the opposite direction, trying to uproot it.

“This is why you don’t leave trash in the desert,” one of them said, suggesting that he viewed the monolith as an eyesore, a pollutant to the landscape, according to Mr. Bernards.

The sculpture popped out and landed on the ground with a bang. Then the men broke it apart and ferried it off in a wheelbarrow.

“As they walked off with the pieces, one of them said, ‘Leave no trace,’” Mr. Bernards recalled in a telephone interview.

“It must have been 10 or 15 minutes at most for them to knock over the monolith and pull it out,” he told The New York Times. “We didn’t know who they were, and we were not going to do anything to stop them.” He added, “They just came in there to execute and they were like, ‘This is our mission.’”

See also: https://markozen.com/2020/11/23/mysterious-monolith-appears-in-utah/

https://markozen.com/2020/11/24/update-on-mysterious-monolith-in-utah/

https://markozen.com/2020/11/25/mystery-utah-monolith-update/

Mystery Utah Monolith Update

Mystery Monolith in Utah Located on Google Earth and May Be Removed

In a pair of developments surrounding the mysterious monolith found in the Utah desert, online sleuths have managed to located the odd object on Google Earth and officials in the state say that it may not be around much longer because it is actually illegal. The ten-to-12-foot tall metallic enigma sparked worldwide headlines earlier this week when news of its discovery was revealed. Fueling all manner of speculation as to its origin and purpose, at least one question about the monolith has reportedly been solved: its location.

Although the precise spot in the desert where the object had seemingly been planted had originally been kept secret by officials in Utah for fear of curious thrillseekers attempting ill-equipped visits to the site, their reticence was no match for the diligence of online detectives, who managed to find the location using Google Earth. Amazingly, based on images from the service, it would appear that the monolith was installed between August 2015, when it does not appear on satellite photos, and October 2016, which is when it can first be seen. This would mean that the curious object has been sitting in the desert waiting to be discovered for years and was seemingly only stumbled upon in the last week.

Now that it has been found, however, its time may quickly come to an end. That’s because officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety noted that placing an art installation on “federally managed public lands” is actually illegal. They went on to say that they are investigating the matter and, presumably, could opt to remove the monolith in order to stop it from becoming somewhat dangerous tourist destination. Given the furor surrounding the object, one hoped that its origin and purpose would eventually be revealed, but the potential problems which could befall its creator should they come forward suggest that we might never know the answers to those questions.

It is made of 1/8th sheet steel that is riveted on the seams. There is an amount of Insulation inside dampening when you strike it. There is epoxy along the base. The road in is not difficult. The hike in from road is not difficult.

The people that found the monolith have provided the location coordinates. Therefore the object will have to be removed as there will be a stampede of curious investigators to the site. It could be stolen or vandalized.

Update on Mysterious Monolith in Utah

Some new pictures have surfaced demonstrating the size of the monolith.

Wildlife officials spotted the “unusual” object while counting sheep during a flyover in a remote south-eastern area of the US state.

They said the structure had been planted in the ground between red rock.

There was no indication who installed the monolith, which was about 10 to 12ft (3.6m) tall.

In an interview with local news channel KSLTV, the helicopter pilot, Bret Hutchings, said: “That’s been about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying.”

The Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau released images of the rectangular-shaped metal object in a news release last week.

It said authorities would determine if “they need to investigate further”.

“It is illegal to install structures or art without authorisation on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from,” the department said.

The department has not disclosed the exact location of the monolith, fearing explorers may try to seek it out and “become stranded”. The big horn sheep wildlife officials were counting are native to many parts of southern Utah, where the terrain is rugged.

As yet, no one has claimed responsibility for installing the structure.

Looking for answers, Utah’s highway patrol turned to social media, writing in a post on Instagram: “Inquiring minds want to know, what the heck is it? Anyone?”

Most observers presumed it was an installation left by a sculptor, with some saying it resembled the work of late minimalist artist John McCracken.

https://markozen.com/2020/11/23/mysterious-monolith-appears-in-utah/

One Hell of a Snail

Achatina fulica is a species of large land snail that belongs in the family Achatinidae. It is also known as the Giant African land snail. It shares the common name “giant African snail” with other species of snails such as Achatina achatina and Archachatina marginata.

This snail species has been considered a significant cause in pest issues around the world. Internationally, it is the most frequently occurring invasive species of snail.

Outside of its native range, this snail thrives in many types of habitat in areas with mild climates. It feeds voraciously and is a vector for plant pathogens, causing severe damage to agricultural crops and native plants. It competes with native snail taxa, is a nuisance pest of urban areas, and spreads human disease. This snail is listed as one of the top 100 invasive species in the world.

The species is native to East Africa, but it has been widely introduced to other parts of the world through the pet trade, as a food resource, and by accidental introduction.

This species has been found in China since 1931 and its initial point of distribution in China was Xiamen. The snail has also been established on Pratas Island, of Taiwan, throughout India, the Pacific, Indian Ocean islands, Southeast Asia and the West Indies. The species was established in the United States in 1936. They were brought to the U.S. through imports. They were intended to be used for educational uses and to be pets. Some were also introduced because they were accidentally shipped with other cargo. Eradication is currently underway in Florida.

The adult snail is around 7 cm (2.8 in) in height and 20 cm (7.9 in) or more in length.

The shell has a conical shape, being about twice as high as it is broad. Either clockwise (dextral) or counter-clockwise (sinistral) directions can be observed in the coiling of the shell, although the dextral cone is the more common. Shell colouration is highly variable, and dependent on diet. Typically, brown is the predominant colour and the shell is banded. The shell is particularly tough and has the highest heavy metal content of any snail species.

Mysterious Monolith Appears in Utah

A helicopter survey of bighorn sheep living in the wilderness of Utah led to the unexpected discovery of a mysterious monolith which had suddenly appeared planted in the ground. According to a local media report, the weird find was made this past Wednesday by officers with the Utah Department of Public Safety as they helped the state’s Division of Wildlife Resource with their annual creature count. As they flew over the southern part of the state, one of the biologists aboard the chopper noticed something highly unusual which brought their work to a sudden stop.

“We just happened to fly directly over the top of it,” pilot Bret Hutchings recalled, “he was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!’ And I was like, ‘what.’ And he’s like, ‘There’s this thing back there – we’ve got to go look at it!'” The source of all the excitement was a puzzling metal monolith standing strikingly out of place in a cove of the state’s iconic red rocks. Understandably curious about the object, the team proceeded to land the helicopter and investigate it up close. “We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears,” Hutchings laughed, “then the rest of us make a run for it.”

Fortunately, the ten-to-12-foot tall rectangular metal object was not dangerous, though it was undoubtedly mysterious. The team observed that it did not appear to have fallen from the sky and, instead, was likely planted in the ground. As for its purpose, they initially suspected that perhaps it was somehow connected with NASA, maybe as a means of contacting satellites, but ultimately concluded that it appeared more likely to be some kind of artwork rather than a scientific instrument.

For now, the monolith remains in place, although the group has opted not to reveal its precise location lest ill-equipped thrillseekers journey to find it and wind up needing to be rescued from the remote location. It remains to be seen whether or not the nature of the odd object will ever come to be known or if it will simply vanish as quickly as it appeared with the meaning behind the monolith forever a mystery.