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Surprise! Ark Encounter Isn’t Providing the Economic Boost Local Communities Were Expecting

Say what you will about the Creationist theology behind Ark Encounter, the $100 million Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky, but one of the supposed benefits of the attraction was the economic boost it was going to provide local communities.

If two million people visited Ark Encounter in its first year, as Answers in Genesis estimated, local restaurants would see new customers, hotels would be sold out, and stores would see an increase in sales.
It’s been nearly a month since the Park opened, and things are looking grim.
We already knew the job situation was messed up. The folks at Answers in Genesis promised that locals would get first crack at the new jobs created by the Ark. They neglected to point out at the time that those jobs would only be available for people who shared their fundamentalist view of the world. If you don’t accept Young Earth Creationism or the idea that homosexuality is a sin, for example, you can’t even sell tickets.
But what about the local communities? They’re suffering, too, reports Scott Wartman of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/08/07/surprise-ark-encounter-isnt-providing-the-economic-boost-local-communities-were-expecting/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Aug 7, 2016, 06:39 PM (66 replies)

Just need someone to challenge Trump on a personal level again

He can't stand personal criticism and goes off the rail. Do that and he tanks further.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:15 AM (1 replies)

Bring out the Flip-flops

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:13 AM (0 replies)

Why a Meaningful Shift in the Trump-Clinton Race May Be at Hand

Hillary Clinton has a large and perhaps growing lead in the nation and in many of the predominantly white battleground states where Donald Trump was thought to have his best shot, according to a wave of new surveys released in the last two days.

Three national surveys — from Fox, NBC/WSJ and Marist/McClatchy — showed Mrs. Clinton ahead by big margins: 10, 9 and 15 percentage points. It’s the worst polling stretch for a presidential candidate at this stage since John McCain in mid-October of 2008.

It’s a little hard to make sense of it all, in part because the timing is a little unusual. This ought to be the heart of Mrs. Clinton’s post-convention bounce, when polling analysts generally preach caution. On the other hand, Mr. Trump had a tough week of his own making — drawing condemnation from Republican leaders and even causing a few high-profile defections from donors and the conservative media.

The prudent approach is to wait, and see whether Mrs. Clinton’s lead endures for another week or two — after convention bounces usually fade. In the interim, we can cautiously say that there is more reason than usual to think that Mrs. Clinton’s newfound lead represents a meaningful shift in the race, one that would make a comeback for Mr. Trump seem daunting if it holds.

In general, it’s not worth overthinking post-convention bounces. They don’t necessarily even reflect real shifts in voter attitudes, just changes in how likely people are to respond to surveys. But strong conventions can speed up unification of divided parties and usher in a real shift.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/upshot/why-a-meaningful-shift-in-the-trump-clinton-race-may-be-at-hand.html?_r=0

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 5, 2016, 12:55 PM (5 replies)

11-Year-Old’s Question Puts Pence on Spot

Matthew Schricker, 11, of Raleigh, N.C., asked the Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday if his role in the Trump campaign was to “soften up” Mr. Trump’s tone.



http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000004569490/11-year-olds-question-puts-pence-on-spot.html?playlistId=1194811622182®ion=video-grid&version=video-grid-thumbnail&contentCollection=Times+Video&contentPlacement=1&module=recent-videos&action=click&pgType=Multimedia&eventName=video-grid-click
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 5, 2016, 12:53 PM (3 replies)

Some states require names to be placed on the ballot by 8/5 to be in November election

I know North Carolina is one of those state, not sure about other.

So if that is the last date a name can be added to the ballot, how could they replace Trump?

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 5, 2016, 11:25 AM (3 replies)

Donald Trump - the candidate who will end abortion by dropping nuclear weapons on everybody

That is the mentality of a Trump supporter in a nutshell.

Nothing else matters to them but saving the unborn and using those nukes.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 4, 2016, 08:20 AM (1 replies)

Trump Allies Plot Candidate Intervention After Disastrous 48 Hours

NBC News:
Key Republicans close to Donald Trump's orbit are plotting an intervention with the candidate after a disastrous 48 hours led some influential voices in the party to question whether Trump can stay at the top of the Republican ticket without catastrophic consequences for his campaign and the GOP at large.

Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former Republican New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign in the coming days, sources tell NBC News.

The group of GOP heavyweights hopes to enlist the help of Trump's children - who comprise much of his innermost circle of influential advisers - to aid in the attempt to rescue his candidacy. Trump's family is considered to have by far the most influence over the candidate's thinking at what could be a make-or-break moment for his campaign.

The idea is in its early stages, and there's no guarantee that Trump's team would entertain a conversation requiring such comprehensive changes for a candidate who has resisted calls to moderate his tone or reel in his most outlandish political positions.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-allies-plot-candidate-intervention-after-disastrous-48-hours/ar-BBvcNvm

If he suddenly becomes Mr. Nice Guy, he risks losing what base he has. Either way the GOP is screwed.
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 3, 2016, 03:19 PM (0 replies)

Traffic Straddling Bus Comes To Life



My only question is what happened to new technology developments in the USA?

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 3, 2016, 01:49 PM (17 replies)

21 Things Trump Supporters Want You To Know (Spoiler: No Intelligent Responses Here)

1. The lady who wants us to know she can think.


4. The lady whose husband is apparently not going to be deported and whose five Hispanic children were all born in the U.S. — or maybe her husband stiffed her and she wants him to be deported?



8. This one who is praying for the end times.




16. The lady who doesn’t understand a non sequitur.



17. Another paid actress?



18. The gentleman who doth protest too much.




See all 21 at link: http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/08/03/21-things-trump-supporters-want-know-spoiler-no-intelligent-responses/
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 3, 2016, 12:30 PM (6 replies)
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