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05-01-2015, 09:28 AM
RE: Ark funding pulled
(17-12-2014 12:47 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  
(17-12-2014 11:58 AM)theophilus Wrote:  You have all been misinformed about the nature of the help that the state of Kentucky promised to Answers in Genesis. Here is the truth:

https://answersingenesis.org/ministry-ne...-wont-die/

The construction of the Ark won't be affected at all.

Since Ken Ham is likely a scam artist, I doubt what he has to say has much truth to it.

Here is the same information from another source:

http://www.wlwt.com/news/noahs-ark-park-...s/30524590

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05-01-2015, 12:30 PM (This post was last modified: 05-01-2015 12:38 PM by EvolutionKills.)
RE: Ark funding pulled
(05-01-2015 09:28 AM)theophilus Wrote:  
(17-12-2014 12:47 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  Since Ken Ham is likely a scam artist, I doubt what he has to say has much truth to it.

Here is the same information from another source:

http://www.wlwt.com/news/noahs-ark-park-...s/30524590

Ken is a scam artist. Selling creationism as truth is as much of a scam as a homeopath selling water as medicine.

Why does his bitch ass even need subsidies and tax breaks? He believes in a literal Bible, so he can get his ass out there with 3 helpers and build the damn thing by hand out of Gopher wood. Noah supposedly did, and he was a few centuries old by that point. What's Ham's excuse? Fucking wanker.

Also, the people who think Ken has a case are stupid as fuck.

""If you're a religious employer and you're hiring people to perform the activities that advance your religious purpose or your religious mission, then you are not bound by the prohibition against religious discrimination that an employer would normally be bound by," said Scott R. Bauries, a University of Kentucky associate law professor who specializes in state constitutional law and employment law."

^Totally ignores the fact that if you do this, you are ineligible for tax subsidies. It cannot both be a ministry, allowing for exemption for discrimination, and a tourist attraction that gets public funding and tax breaks. They cannot have it both ways, bunch of stupid wankers... Drinking Beverage

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05-01-2015, 03:36 PM
RE: Ark funding pulled
Quote:Ken is a scam artist.

So is Theo. He's just not as good at it as Ham.

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20-02-2015, 05:21 AM
RE: Ark funding pulled
I'm glad you have him and not Australia. Never let him go.

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20-02-2015, 07:00 AM
RE: Ark funding pulled
(05-01-2015 12:30 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(05-01-2015 09:28 AM)theophilus Wrote:  Here is the same information from another source:

http://www.wlwt.com/news/noahs-ark-park-...s/30524590

Ken is a scam artist. Selling creationism as truth is as much of a scam as a homeopath selling water as medicine.

Why does his bitch ass even need subsidies and tax breaks? He believes in a literal Bible, so he can get his ass out there with 3 helpers and build the damn thing by hand out of Gopher wood. Noah supposedly did, and he was a few centuries old by that point. What's Ham's excuse? Fucking wanker.

Also, the people who think Ken has a case are stupid as fuck.

""If you're a religious employer and you're hiring people to perform the activities that advance your religious purpose or your religious mission, then you are not bound by the prohibition against religious discrimination that an employer would normally be bound by," said Scott R. Bauries, a University of Kentucky associate law professor who specializes in state constitutional law and employment law."

^Totally ignores the fact that if you do this, you are ineligible for tax subsidies. It cannot both be a ministry, allowing for exemption for discrimination, and a tourist attraction that gets public funding and tax breaks. They cannot have it both ways, bunch of stupid wankers... Drinking Beverage

I looked around, wondering what progress has been made on this structure. Google maps shows just a couple of parking lots are out there, looking around a bit more, I found the website, they've dug a couple of holes for the foundation of buildings. that's about it.

Ark Encounter

Strangely enough, it shows that he's raised $18.2 million of 29.5 million to construct this theme park. Was that $18.2 million the 18 million in tax breaks? Was that what that number represents?

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20-02-2015, 08:35 AM
RE: Ark funding pulled
I was curious about the finances of this endeavor, and found this:

Noah’s Wreck Ark Encounter, a creationist theme park, is selling junk bonds.

Here's a quote from the article:

Quote: The project’s first phase will require $73 million in total, and $24 million just to commence construction. (The state of Kentucky generously offered to toss in $37.5 million worth of tax breaks, though those will expire in 2014.) The next phases will require $52.6 million. Thus far, Answers in Genesis has raised $13.6 million—just 10 percent of an optimistic estimate of the total cost.

So he may be at the point where he can begin construction, he's at 18 million raised so far, but he'll need 55 million more to even get past the first phase!

Oh yeah, the dipstick has some BIG financial problems. Because of his difficulties in raising the money, he's offered junk bonds to help finance it that are so weak that he even offers this disclaimer:

Quote:“Should the project be unsuccessful,” Yang notes, “AiG holds no responsibility in meeting the interest payments of these bonds and the bonds may default.” If the project falls through, in other words, investors won’t just lose their interest payments: They’ll lose their entire investment.

He could very well be getting a knock on his door from investigators. He might be able to follow in his compatriot's footsteps Kent Hovind who is just about to get out of prison from his
financial shenanigans related to his Dinosaur Land creationist theme park.

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21-02-2015, 09:33 AM
RE: Ark funding pulled
How is it a bronze era farmer, his sons and their wives can build this thing, completely on their own and without any power tools, industrial produced materials, or funding, but this bozo needs millions in donations and professional construction crews to replicate it?

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