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Vivos Founder Builds an Underground City Where You Can Ride Out the Apocalypse 150

Posted by samzenpus
from the that's-great,-it-starts-with-an-earthquake dept.
pigrabbitbear writes "'I was inspired with a very powerful message around 1980 that I needed to build a shelter for 1,000 people deep underground to survive something that was coming that was going to be an extinction event,' he explained in an extensive phone interview. 'That's it, that's all I had. But it was powerful. So powerful that I had a successful business with 100 employees and I took time off to go up into the mountains and search on weekends looking for an underground mine or cave that could be cartoned and converted.' Today, Vicino is the owner and founder of Vivos, a company that sells space in luxury survival complexes around the country. It's what he likes to call 'life assurance'--mini underground cities, in effect, for people ride out the end of civilization in a community setting with good food, television, even a potential dating pool. He says demand has increased 1,000 percent this year compared to last—itself a 1,000 percent increase over the year before."
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Vivos Founder Builds an Underground City Where You Can Ride Out the Apocalypse

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  • EOW scam (Score:5, Informative)

    by shuz (706678) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @09:11PM (#42354795) Homepage Journal

    The Mayan calendar is base 20 with the first place only going to 18. This year represents the end of the 13th "great cycle"(13.0.0.0.0). That means that there have been 12 "end of the world events" preceding this year. So the next real end of the calendar doesn't happen until 4000 something when we reach the 20th great cycle. But then it will just start all over with 1.0.0.0.0.0. In short this is NOT the end of the Mayan Calendar.

  • Re:Fools (Score:3, Informative)

    by Randomish (1042542) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @09:26PM (#42354929)
    Uh... isn't that what most mainstream religions do now?

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