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Ham's Barge is Empty
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Ham's Barge is Empty
With not a little bit of schadenfreude, I see that Ken Ham's fairy tale barge is not doing so hot.

One of the pitfalls for him in receiving tax rebates based on the attendance of his park is that he is open to FOIA requests about how much the state is paying him. If the park were full and people were travelling from all over to see it, then those rebates would be huge.

They are very much not huge.

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The park was eligible for $18.5 million in rebates over 10 years, if Ham's ridiculous estimates were accurate. That's 1.85 million a year, on average. Keep in mind, the first year was supposed to be more than the average, with attendance levelling off after two years or so.

So, with the park open for about 9 months so far, we should see over $1.3 million in rebates. $3,700. Even if we just assume this is a monthly rebate, we're still looking at below $50k in rebates.

Hopefully American Atheists will buy it to make it their offices.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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#2
RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
When it fails I say the state takes it and converts into a casino.
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#3
RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
Take two of every refugee and put em up in Hammalot.
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#4
RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
(April 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm)Nanny Wrote: Take two of every refugee and put em up in Hammalot.

A refugee concentration boat? No Thanks.
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RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
(April 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm)mh.brewer Wrote: When it fails I say the state takes it and converts into a casino.

No, no!  A house of ill repute would be more biblical.

Fuckers!
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RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
(April 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm)mh.brewer Wrote:
(April 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm)Nanny Wrote: Take two of every refugee and put em up in Hammalot.

A refugee concentration boat? No Thanks.

Trumpians prefer the term "relocation center." 



I am not a Trumpian.
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RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
(April 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm)Minimalist Wrote:
(April 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm)mh.brewer Wrote: When it fails I say the state takes it and converts into a casino.

No, no!  A house of ill repute would be more biblical.

Fuckers!

Have you been to a casino lately? It can be both. Winner winner pantsless dinner.
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#8
RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
Casinos attract unsavory elements.  Trump used to own casinos.


Need I say more?
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#9
RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
Load it up with ice and beer and throw a party, IMO.

Say, weren't the funds used to build the fucking thing underwritten by the selfsame tax rebates?
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#10
RE: Ham's Barge is Empty
A more befitting end, after it fails commercially, would be to get it moved to one of the great lakes or even better the Atlantic and let all those stupid fucks who buy into this shit go on a biblical voyage. 2 by 2. No lifeboats.
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