A$$ in the Hole | Wedge Blog From Mahalo.com, a Rendering of a Survival Silo Someone stop the Air Force, please. Cancel the four public meetings scheduled to take place this week throughout northcentral Montana. The Air Force, faced with fifty abandoned Minuteman nuclear missile silos, wants to implode the underground facilities or load them up with gravel. I’ve got a better idea. The Air Force has planned hearings in Choteau, Conrad, Great Falls and Shelby. Why would we destroy multimillion dollar taxpayer-funded assets without considering alternatives? These fifty blast-resistant reinforced concrete silos, decommissioned as part of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) are newer than Malmstrom Air Force Base’s “Ace in the Hole” nukes, held as a threat to Russia during the Cuban missile crisis, presumably still aimed at Kiev. Our government is deeply in debt and these things might have market value. This could be a fire sale for northcentral Montana real estate. from Silohome.com Where the Wild Things Are
Peter Callesen Underground living Underground living refers simply to living below the ground's surface, whether in naturally occurring caves or in built structures. Underground dwellings are an alternative to traditionally built above-ground dwellings for some home seekers, especially those who are looking to minimize their negative impact on the environment. Some of the advantages of underground houses include resistance to severe weather, quiet living space, an unobtrusive presence in the surrounding landscape, and a nearly constant interior temperature due to the natural insulating properties of the surrounding earth. Underground living has been a feature of fiction, such as the hobbit holes of the Shire as described in the stories of J. Often, underground living structures are not entirely underground, typically they can be exposed on one side when built into a hill. History There is only written documentation of Scythian and German subterranean dwellings. Construction methods Structures Notes
Z accelerator Another dramatic climb toward fusion conditions for Sandia Z accelerator Z's output has achieved three of four milestones; fourth reachable ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine -- the former dark horse among accelerators meant to produce conditions required for nuclear fusion -- have increased the machine's X-ray power output by nearly 10 times in the last two years. The most recent advance resulted in an output X-ray power of about 290 trillion watts -- for billionths of a second, about 80 times the entire world's output of electricity. The figure represents almost a 40 percent increase over the 210 trillion watts -- itself a world record -- reported last summer. Strangely, the power used in each trial is only enough to provide electricity to about 100 houses for two minutes. Other experiments in a still smaller volume target suggest temperatures may eventually be achieved on Z in the range of 2.0 to 2.2 million degrees.
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Underground Living – Hidden Homes The famous underground houses, unbelievable?!?! Wild? A bit strange? If we stop to think for a second, people have been living under the ground since the beginning of time. All history books speak about cavemen. But in time, the situation changed. Cave-house in shape of a human face, Bomarzo, Italy, 16th c, Picture source: Learning from Architecture After thousands and thousands of years things have changed a little… Today’s earth shelter dwellings are a more friendly and elegant return to nature: comfortable and eco. A Low Impact Woodland Home Credit for pictures goes to: Simon Dale A lovely home and the one I like most is the hobbit-like house of Simon Dale from Wales. Underground Hobbit House by Glenn Kangiser Pictures Credit: glennkangiser on Photobucket And because we were talking about underground owner built houses this is another interesting one. Subterra Castle, Dover, Kansas Pictures source: Subterra Set on Flickr Malator (Wales, United Kingdom) Source: Wikipedia – Mike Graham
Ancient Astronauts, Planet X, Nibiru, NASA, Face on Mars, Jason Martell Research Saddam Hussein has been captured alive in Iraq. As often happens with figures prominent in the news - especially figures as notorious as Saddam Hussein - stories, legends and rumors of a paranormal nature tend to surface. With regard to Saddam, some say he possesses mystical, super-human powers, that he is the reincarnation of a great ancient king, that he bio-engineered giant scorpions, and that was tinkering with alien UFO technology and even sheltered extraterrestrials. Saddam and Planet X William Henry believes there is a connection between Saddam and Planet X, the alleged "12th Planet." "Saddam controls an asset infinitely more important and powerful than oil, or even, nuclear weapons," writes Henry. Iraq's Roswell Event The war in Iraq isn't about Iraqi freedom, eliminating weapons of mass destruction or even oil, say some UFO researchers. Some UFO followers believe that flying saucer crashed in Iraq.
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My Silo Page I'm Alexander Michael, your site host, and the proud owner of this extraordinary relic of Cold War USA. This Atlas-F ICBM silo was designated by the US Airforce in 1960 as Boquett 556-5 or Lewis Missile Base, but for other reasons as well as the poetic irony, I prefer to call it Bouquet 556. Photo by Grant Mathews of Mondo Studio for Vogue. As I live and work in Sydney Australia, I only have the opportunity to visit the silo twice a year: once in April, and once in October for three weeks a time. To date, most of the restoration work on the LCC (see left) has been completed, and it now functions as a modern and fully equipped underground residence (see My Silo link). SITE PLAN Click on for larger version in new page. With the living quarters out of the way, attention turned to the five acre security compound of the surface world. If anyone knows who did this lovely drawing, I’d like to credit them.
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