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WikiLeaks’ Nuclear Bunker Is Like the Bat Cave, Only Cooler

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Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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The whistle-blower outfit has made enough enemies to warrant some secure digs, but a former nuclear bunker excavated in rock 98 feet below Stockholm might be overkill. It’s actually the home of what must be the world’s coolest Internet hosting company, which will house the future stash of WikiLeaks’ digital treasures.

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Originally, it was just a bomb shelter built in 1943. In the ’70s, the Swedes turned the shelter into a full bunker, a civil defense center that was going to hold an emergency unit of the Swedish government in the case of a nuclear war.

Now, protected under 30 meters of rock and 1.64-feet-thick solid steel doors, it is the colocation center of Bahnhof, a Swedish internet hosting company. Bahnhof further expanded the facilities when they took over it, blasting new space for gas oil power plants extracted from decommissioned German submarines. In the case of an external power outage, the generators would kick in, keeping the servers running non-stop.

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By gerard, December 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm Link to this comment

As long as the electricity lasts ...

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By ofersince72, September 1, 2010 at 2:20 am Link to this comment

I was asking the same damn question,  was going

to wait.  Glad you did.  And where are all the leaks?

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By fearnotruth, September 1, 2010 at 1:55 am Link to this comment

Pretty spendy digs for a fringe underground gang of freelance cyber-hacking
whistle-blowers - begs a few question: who’s funding it; if the damned thing is
supposed to be so secretive why’s it in the MSM and finally, who’s pulling the
strings to articulate all the theatre around the so-called ‘leaks’?

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By Malcontent, August 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm Link to this comment

As soon as we get nuclear drones?

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By PatrickHenry, August 31, 2010 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment

Cool place, I wonder when they are going to nuke it?

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By ofersince72, August 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment

She is a DOUBLE BAGGER…...in case the first one
gets a hole in it…....................................

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By Big B, August 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm Link to this comment

ofersince 72

Don’t forget Sarah’s brand new fun bags. She reminds me of those times you wake up to find this semi-hot chick beside you, but she want’s to talk and just won’t shut the fuck up and go home.

...Perhaps I’ve said too much..

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By ofersince72, August 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

la de da de de…and the beat goes on…....

Who do you like best…Obama or Palin???

Oh, I don’t know,  Obama is a handsome black man,  but
Palin has a sweet ass.  I just can’t make up my mind.

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By gerard, August 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm Link to this comment

This almost guarantees that Shakespeare will prove prescient once more and “the evils that men do ...” will have an extended after-life.

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