April 2016 – SURVIVALISM – Welcome to Switerzerland’s Bunker Hotel. The 17-room La Claustra is part of a quiet trend in Switzerland – adapting decommissioned military fortresses and bunkers for modern use. A few of the bunkers, originally intended as defence strongholds, were sold off by the Swiss military after the Cold War as high maintenance costs kicked in and the threat of armed conflict receded.
More than 50 now have been turned into museums, cheese factories, mushroom farms, and art or data storage centres. Though no official figures are available, most of the country’s 8,000 bunkers and military shelters have been bought, sealed off or set aside for historical preservation, Reuters has reported. Some masquerade as barns or mediaeval houses with painted-on windows, blending into the idyllic Swiss landscape. –Straits Times
Bunkers being constructed for residents in India’s Suchetgarh sector
(India) – JAMMU: Residents of border area in Suchetgarh sector here, who live in constant fear because of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, can now look forward to safe places to hide during such incidents. The government is constructing 18 bunkers in the sector to provide shelter to the people. “A total of 18 bunkers, each spread in 560 square feet area, are being constructed in the Suchetgarh sector. Each bunker has the capacity to accommodate over 150 people,” an official spokesman said. Each bunker is being constructed at a cost of Rs five lakh, he said.
He said that the Minister for PHE Sham Lal Choudhary along with Member Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas today reviewed the construction work for these concrete bunkers being built as part of the initiative of the Union Home Ministry to ensure safety of residents of the border areas during ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LOC). This pilot program of the government of India is aimed at minimizing the loss of limb and life during border firing or shelling on the LoC and IB, he said. –Indian Express
Rich elites building high-security, impenetrable homes
Panicked members of the elite are buying luxury bomb-proof underground survival bunkers because they fear mass civil unrest might be on the horizon. The company behind the construction of the sprawling complexes, Vivos, says the facilities are for the “protection of high net worth individuals” in the event of apocalyptic-style scenarios during which “millions will perish or worse yet, struggle to survive as victims. Where will you go when pandemonium strikes?” asks a promo for the luxury shelters.
The biggest facility, called Europa One, is located in Germany and is “one of the most fortified and massive underground survival shelters on Earth, deep below a limestone mountain” and is “safely secured from the general public, behind sealed and secured walls, gates and blast doors”.
Journalist Lynn Parramore said she also visited another site in Indiana which is a former Cold War communications facility. “Built during the Cold War to withstand a 20 megaton blast, within just a few miles, this impervious underground complex accommodates up to 80 people, for a minimum of one year of fully autonomous survival, without needing to return to the surface,” states a promo for the bunker on the Vivos website. The main selling point is the location of the facility, which is a “safe distance away from the New Madrid fault line” and therefore a good hideaway to escape a “tsunami-type event”.
“You go underground and it feels like you’re in a very nice hotel,” said Parramore. “This is for wealthy people who are concerned about various disaster scenarios, but a common theme among them is a fear of civil unrest, a fear of an uprising from the 99%,” she added.
Units in some of the underground shelters, which also come with a year’s supply of food and water, start at around $35,000 dollars but the largest ones sell for upwards of $3 million dollars. “There is no assurance that our race will continue, therefore it is our responsibility to do everything we can to survive,” warns the Vivos website, which invites elitists to contact them for further information that is on a “need to know” basis only. As we reported last week, millionaires are fleeing Chicago and other major cities due to concerns over racial tensions and rising crime rates.
“About 3,000 individuals with net assets of $1 million or more,” left Chicago in just the last year alone according to the Chicago Tribune. Paris and Rome are also seeing a mass exodus of millionaires, while wealthy elites are also installing panic rooms in their big city apartments due to fears over potential civil unrest and skyrocketing crime. Land and remote homes in places like New Zealand are also popular with the global 1%, with realtors citing the threat of worldwide financial instability and domestic disorder as motivating factors behind the purchases. –Info Wars