Bunker Mentality

I’m not a prepper. I’m not ready for the apocalypse. If I have a leaky faucet or a fuse blows, I’m sweating. And if I lose WiFi; full panic. But I’m beginning to think, at the very least, I need some subterranean property in New Zealand. (I wonder if any of the Hobbit movie sets are available…) From Bloomberg: The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan. “In recent months, two 150-ton survival bunkers journeyed by land and sea from a Texas warehouse to the shores of New Zealand, where they’re buried 11 feet underground. Seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have purchased bunkers from Rising S Co. and planted them in New Zealand in the past two years, said Gary Lynch, the manufacturer’s general manager. At the first sign of an apocalypse — nuclear war, a killer germ, a French Revolution-style uprising targeting the 1 percent — the Californians plan to hop on a private jet and hunker down, he said. ‘New Zealand is an enemy of no one,’ Lynch said in an interview from his office in Murchison, Texas, southeast of Dallas. ‘It’s not a nuclear target. It’s not a target for war. It’s a place where people seek refuge.'” (At least three countries re-aimed their nukes by the end of that paragraph.)

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