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Employees of his reported watching Michael riffle through catalogues and order every single item in them, and he spent $4million a year just on keeping his staff at the Neverland ranch - not just cleaners and chefs, but also snake handlers and carpeters.
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) snake handlers (below) captured the serpent said to have been terrorising villagers since last week.
One thinks of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, who justified apartheid, the Pentecostal snake handlers of the USA,the Jehovah's witnesses who reject blood transfusions and a host others who have found justification for virtually every aberration known to man.
More than any other attraction it is the snake handlers in their pointy yellow shoes, playing their flutes, while a supposedly mesmerized cobra sways to its melody that defines the medina in my mind.
But what about those charismatic snake handlers? Or the young groupies with a penchant for cutting?
You can see everything in a handful of hours and while fanboys will relish losing themselves in a superlative stealth sandbox, less obsessive Snake handlers will struggle to justify paying for what is essentially a glorified demo.
However, Kelhoffer concluded that "if there were snake handlers in the ancient world", he could find from his own study "no compelling evidence to support this claim" (p.
''People think they will stop handling snakes because someone got bit, but it's just the opposite,'' said Ralph Hood, a professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, who has been studying snake handlers for decades.
A Kentucky pastor who heads a congregation of snake handlers says officials in Tennessee have wrongly confiscated three rattlesnakes and two copperheads, and he wants them back.
Twice Bitten, a twisty, turning mystery involving pentecostal snake handlers is targeted for a June release date.
At his Neverland ranch, it was costing the star 4 million dollars per annum to keep staff - from carpenters to snake handlers - on the payroll.
He experiences the lives and practices of ultra-conservative Jews, the Amish, a variety of stripes of extreme right wing conservative evangelicals, snake handlers and, red heifer breeders.