Ygorl, Destroyer of Countries!
Russia better capitulate to his demands, or he will open and close his door some more.
Ah, yeah, the oil companies should be very careful about not screwing up the environment in the course of extracting oil. I'm certainly on board with you there. The BP accident was avoidable, from what I've read, but they were too cheap to do what was right. Perhaps that's a natural consequence of capitalism?
Reducing energy consumption, or even reducing waste in general. And, yeah, let's get rid of stupid expressions that are probably intended to be euphemisms while we're at it, since they're fairly wasteful, no?
Uh, no, I wasn't being sarcastic about being rid of stupid expressions intended as euphemisms. I chose the wrong expression earlier, one I normally wouldn't use. I have no idea why I used it. So I intended agreement rather than sarcasm.
Which is kind of the problem with sarcasm sometimes, heh.
fleeb, just chalk it up to Aahz's snow storm.
The climate continues to refuse to live up to man-made climate change models.
The upper troposphere over the equator fails to live up to the model predicted by human CO2 alarmists.
The climate does live up to some of our oldest predictions.
when rednecks go mad:
Peter k. dug a bunker into the woods...
but for some reason, he didn't start living in it, but rather shot his wife and daughter, and shot himself in the bunker afterwards.
of a public park. After he killed his family and burned the residence, they were able to recover some image files
from a computer (I forget the details exactly re: where the computer was) and were able to triangulate their way to
the bunker using some landmarks in the photo backgrounds. Note to self: don't leave pictures of my apocalypse
compound on the computer at home.
He had a fair quantity of firearms and supplies, gas masks, body armor--he could have made quite a fight of it, but
he chose to suicide by a more conventional method rather than via law enforcement.
There are a couple of potentially problematic places, though. One is of course ventilation; you've got to have fresh air coming in somewhere and you've got to vent out the exhaust from your generator (you did install a generator, right?). I would probably put the inlet and exhaust on opposite sides of the hill to minimize recirculation. However if The Bad People want to flush you out then they could plug up the vents, or maybe even pump poison gas into them. An advantage would go to someone who could build the bunker without anyone knowing where it is, but that's hard to do at anything other than "small hole in the hill" scale. Even if you managed to build it without anyone knowing, they could eventually find you with aerial thermal imaging.
Remind me to come to your place when the Zombie-clypse arrives in December.
It's either that or we all burrow into aahz's ginourmous claw slippers....
yes, to build the absolute bonker, you need some hundred slavery workers, and maybe a little better working air defense artillery until you finish.
this one was intended to become a submarine-factory:
What? You don't have minions? Must be slowing down, there, IG!
Interesting! Seem to recall also hearing about a guy in the mid-west US that bought a decommed missle silo from the gov't and turned it into a house/bunker, too.
Ladyhawke, I guess the average missile site is dwarfish in comparison to bonker Alexander.
I think ~1/3rd was used by german military after WWII, the rest is rotting, and was used as a bombing / missile testing site by alied troops.
remember, in there it was supposed to have several submarines manufactured in paralell, and directly launch them into the river weser after finished.
and if you take the size of an average submarine...
Oh right - I remember seeing a show about that one, I think. There were two entrances, as I recall. Those pictures were pretty amazing.