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A thousand military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts and government workers are expected to attend a five-day "Zombie Apocalypse" at Paradise Point Resort & Spa Oct. 29-Nov. 2, according to Business Insider. The sponsoring company, HALO Corp., is using the zombie theme to train attendees in counter-terrorism, medical emergencies and pandemics, citizen revolts, natural disasters, and the like. Zombies will roam the ground and harass attendees.

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Burwell Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:39 p.m.

It sounds like a gigantic boondoggle. Five days at $300 a day for food and lodging per person equals $15 million government dollars in total, not to mention travel costs. They might as well put the money in 50 gallon oil drums and light it on fire. There's certainly a lot of space for training at the resort. Absolute total waste of money. This is criminal and there should be an investigation.

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Don Bauder Sept. 19, 2012 @ 8:32 a.m.

Anybody trying to make arrests will be attacked by zombies. Best, Don Bauder

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Visduh Sept. 18, 2012 @ 10 p.m.

Don, are you sure this wasn't a Mencken piece that got your byline attached by mistake? That headline sure looks like something straight from Almost Factual News.

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Don Bauder Sept. 19, 2012 @ 8:33 a.m.

I checked it out before posting it. It's for real, even though zombies aren't. Best, Don Bauder

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Burwell Sept. 18, 2012 @ 10:21 p.m.

I thought the blog was a joke when I read it, but other media are covering the story. There's really going to be a government-funded Zombie convention. Even after the GSA convention scandal! Look at the UTube Video below. You can't make this stuff up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h9HcJ...!

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Don Bauder Sept. 19, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m.

The sponsor admitted that the zombie part is a bit of a joke. I would say the zombie angle is a savvy marketing tool, particularly since other media are covering it. Incidentally, when I posted it, I didn't know other media had jumped it. Best, Don Bauder

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Matthew Lickona Sept. 19, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m.

Yeah, the BBC had it a couple of days ago, oddly enough.

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Don Bauder Sept. 20, 2012 @ 7:48 a.m.

Hmmm. BBC? It's getting around. Best, Don Bauder

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