Leicester Creation Conference 2016

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Postby Mountkeen » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:02 pm

a_haworthroberts wrote:I saw this but have not studied it in detail:
https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula ... e-for-now/


Myers makes some valid points. The prices Ham is charging for the "attraction" are quite outrageous and as Myer's says people are credulous/gullible, but the difference between Ham's theme park and other attractions is that once you've been there..............that's it. There are not going to be many repeat visitors. I mean once you've seen a large wooden boat-shaped building once, there's not a lot to come back for.
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:08 am

Two developments over the past week at Ken Ham's mythological theme park.

First this:

Ark Encounter, To Avoid Paying Local “Safety Fee,” Now Says It’s a Ministry
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/28/ark-encounter-to-avoid-paying-local-safety-fee-now-says-its-a-ministry/?ref_widget=related&ref_blog=friendlyatheist&ref_post=ken-ham-blames-williamstown-ky-again-for-impeding-ark-encounters-success

"Having received a sweetheart deal to build Ark Encounter there, promising to create jobs then later saying they were only available to other fundamentalist Christians, and taking money from employees’ paychecks to help repay loans, the company now wants to avoid paying a “safety fee” like other ticket-taking attractions in the area.
That safety fee would help the city upgrade its emergency response equipment — which is important if Williamstown really wants to become a tourist destination — but the folks at Answers in Genesis say they should be exempt from paying it because they’re a religious ministry."


Then things start to get really ugly:

Kenny Boy pulls a shady deal to get out of local taxes.

Ark Encounter has transferred its $48 million property to a non-profit affiliate for $10. In other words it has sold itself to itself for a nominal sum in an attempt at tax-evasion.

More here:

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article161782438.html
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:49 am

Tourism officials suspend $18 million incentive for Noah’s Ark site over property transfer

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article162932518.html

"The Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet has suspended an incentive agreement worth up to $18 million with a Noah’s Ark-themed attraction in Grant County because the park transferred its main property to a non-profit affiliate.

The July 18 cabinet letter to Ark Encounter attorney James Parsons said the ark park’s recent actions put it in breach of the agreement with the state to refund a portion of sales tax collected at the site, which opened last July with a large-scale replica of Noah’s Ark."


AiG shoots itself in the foot to the tune of $18 million. All in order to avoid paying a 50 cent per visitor levy by the local authority which was to fund better emergency services and which would have amounted to $700,000 in levies over the same period as the tax breaks.

But then Creationists have always had problems with numbers over 6000.
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