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This Fallout Shelter Community Envisions a Less Lonely Apocalypse

Terra Vivos’ worst-case scenario bunkers are decidedly middle class, existing between survivalist huts and multimillionaire disaster mansions.

Idealized American fallout shelter, 1957

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, past a barbed-wire fence, two stories underground, and through a 3,000-pound blast door, lies a bomb shelter. Built in 1965 and originally intended to shield America’s telecommunication infrastructure against nuclear war, the bunker can withstand withering blasts, sweltering fires, and even chemical attacks. Yet unlike most strongholds of the era, this shelter is not a cramped and austere concrete canister. A mix of bunk beds and gyms and living rooms, all warm and inviting, the place looks more like a cruise ship than an apocalyptic hedge.

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Sanctions & Segways: The End to North Korea's Nuclear Saga?

October, 2006: The U.N. sanctioned a long list of delectable goods that could no longer pass over North Korea's borders. This was no typical...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJKiGorcxc0October, 2006: The U.N. sanctioned a long list of delectable goods that could no longer pass over North Korea's borders. This was no typical maneuver to target military build-up or weapon designs. Instead, the U.N. hoped to entice Kim Jong Il away from his nuclear warheads by blacklisting luxury items specific to his extravagant tastes.At first, we thought the strategy was a soft, hand-slapping diplomacy-more like a parent's decision to forgo presents at Christmas than an effective political move towards non-proliferation. But we were wrong! Manipulating the dictator by his expensive tastes may have been a clever move, because, in February, 2007, North Korea took new steps toward ending its nuclear program.Now that we're this much closer towards global peace, we ask: What could have caused Kim Jong Il's change of heart? Was it the realization that it's always best to stay in the good graces of the free world, or was it a penchant for a certain transportation device known as ... the Segway?North Korea, however, has yet to uphold their end of the bargain. They missed a deadline to shut down their reactor just this past week.

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