Avoid the Apocalypse on the Cheap: Doomdsday Bunkers Go Economical

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Freaking out about the end of the world? Then you’re in luck, because a California company now offers space in its “economy class” shelters for under $10,000.

While known for their luxury $35,000 doomsday bunkers, Vivos now allows those scared about crazy “life-extinction events” a more wallet-friendly version of safety for $9,950. This offer comes just in time before killer comets, super volcanoes, pole shift, nuclear war, global tsunamis and more wipe us all out.

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Not only will you survive the world ending, but you’ll do so with a community, since members of Vivos sign on for space in these city-like shelters offering everything from bakeries to pet kennels.

To get more people surviving life post epic catastrophe—even though we aren’t sure why when the world is gone, you’d still want to be here to see it—the Vivos 1000 strips out all the bells and whistles of the high-end shelters, but still fits 1,000 people inside a 100,000-square-foot shelter that can withstand a 20-megaton nuclear blast within six miles. Who wouldn’t want that?

“Waiting until the masses realize the end is near will be too late! Ask yourself, which side of the door do you want to be on?” says Vivos CEO Robert Vicino in a statement.

You’ll need a $2,500 deposit to secure a room, assuming, of course, you’ll be able to make it to the Nebraska shelter once the world ends. (Apparently, nothing bad will ever happen in Nebraska.)

Of course, less money spent now may mean less life later. The economy-sized bunkers only sustain autonomous life for sixth months, while the luxury models promise a full year of living.

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3 comments
DennisA
DennisA

Big Tobacco wins.


Big tobacco has been losing smokers to e-cigarette use and more people are ditching regular cigarettes for e-cigs every day - a trend that will cost them millions of dollars. Where most e-cigarette sales are done via small business and new entrepreneurs.


There's also the tax side, the federal government collects nearly $20 million A DAY from cigarette smokers - individual states also get a cut on top of that. If the government can demonize e-cigarettes they can force a tax on the sale of e-cig products. 


With these regulations more people will continue to use traditional cigarettes - exposing more people to the 11,000 Toxins and carcinogens that are prevalent in first and second hand smoke, where studies on e-cig liquids generate TRACE AMOUNTS of only 9 toxins when inhaled directly - with no evidence of second hand exposure.

RyanW
RyanW

I know a number of people who have dropped every day cigarette habits for E cigs.  If, at the very least, it's substantially less damaging, isn't this good enough?

cameron.orr
cameron.orr

I don't understand why we regulate the tobacco industry so thoroughly when there are so many other harmful substances out there that people completely ignore. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life, but if I did, it would be an informed decision. At this point, don't we all know that certain things just aren't healthy? Why do we need FDA to take the choice away from us?