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Featured Ken Ham is ripping of Kentucky again:

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Subduction Zone, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Subduction Zone

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  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    As I have always said...I don't believe he actually believes in the Bible stories.
    My mind refuses to accept any human being can believe in them:p:p
     
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  3. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    Many humans do. I used to be one of them.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    How do you know that Ham's valuation is too low?
    In my experience, government will often try to
    over-assess properties. Why? Tax collection.
     
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  5. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Because you're prejudiced against religious nuts?
     
  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Nothing wrong with being honest
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Married men know that honesty shouldn't be overdone.
     
  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I insist on 100% honesty, its not as hard as you would think
     
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    You're not supposed to lie, but sometimes it's necessary to be economical with the truth. It could save your life!
     
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  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    But convincing the spouse that one is 100% honest,
    while eschewing the 1% which would cause discord
    is indeed a hard won skill.
     
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    Even Jesus didn't tell the Disciples everything. :D
     
  13. Subduction Zone

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    From figures provided by the Ark Park itself. It could over 100 million to build. How did it lose over half of that cost?
     
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    Very true. A neighbor of mine had downsized his farm equipment considerably a few years ago. Thinking this would bring his property tax down some, he requested that the county assessor come out and reassess his property since he had downsized. The County assessor not only didn't reduce his property tax but found new and creative ways to raise it even more. It was her way of reminding the property owner that he, in fact, didn't own a damn thing, he just rented it from the county.
     
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    Perhaps a new system should be formed. A person could choose to either have the state evaluate his property or do so himself.. If he chose for the state to evaluate it and the state had a price he thought to be too high he could force the state to buy at that price. If he chose to evaluate himself and he under valued it the state could buy it at that price. That would help to guarantee a fair price.
     
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    Cost to build is only one of several methods of real estate valuation.
    Some other methods....
    1) Comparable properties, adjusted for different features.
    2) Sale price
    3) Sale price adjusted for financing incentives/disincentives
    4) Economic value
    How would you decide which to use?

    Let's examine the methods....
    #1 wouldn't apply unless there are comparable theme parks.
    #2 is inapplicable because there's no sale.
    #3 has the same problem as #2.
    #4 would examine the value of the property based upon net income of the business there, if it is the highest & best use of the property as configured.

    This theme park would be best valued by method #4.
    If it were to be sold, it would be the best measure of
    value to a potential buyer. And the price paid would
    then be the best basis for valuation.

    I've had many commercial real estate appraisals done.
    I've also fought government valuations, & always won.
    My side of these battles involves attorneys, appraisers,
    consultants, & research. It's spendy. Government doesn't
    put much if any work into valuation. Usually, they just
    do automatic increases, or take only a superficial look
    at what might get them the most tax revenue.
    I don't know what the Ark theme park is worth.
    But I do know that such things are always up for dispute.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    A friend in Canajoharie NY bought a derelict supermarket to use for storage.
    His assessment was so much higher than his purchase price that his yearly
    property tax bill was more than the purchase price.
    Tis one of many examples of government rapacious thievery.
     
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    Why do they do it?......,. Because they can.
     
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    And they suffer no consequences.
    No one is sanctioned for illegal increases or over-valuations.
    The property owner must do all the work.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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