reported by BNP via the Genesis Review
The ongoing high demand for gopher wood is resulting in higher building costs being passed on to the consumer. The unusual increase in cost is attributed to an extravagant project being built by a well known eccentric who goes by the name Noah. The project has been described by many who have seen it as a floating city, although Noah himself calls it an ark.
As the commodities market reacts to the selling opportunities, the People’s Central Controlling Congress is threatening to institute price controls, claiming this will make the lumber more equally available to everyone. Due to some evidence that Noah has a benefactor supplying him with funds, lumber rations are also under consideration. Further market regulation is expected, since Noah is also beginning to order significant quantities of pitch.
Noah’s so-called ark is drawing attention from major conservation groups. They denounce his exorbitant use of gopher trees as unnecessary, citing the lack of water for the structure to float on. Demonstrations have been held to expose supposed plans Noah has to capture and cage large numbers of animals.
Construction workers employed by Noah are skeptical of the long term profitability of the ark business, but acknowledge that Noah is a generous employer and kind supervisor. Some of these workers have petitioned against the impending controls, pointing out that their jobs are at risk if the limits take effect. Insiders say that Noah appears to be unconcerned about any of these developments.
(for further information see Genesis 6:13-22)