Federal Lands in the US

Here is an odd little Fourth of July weekend data point. 

I didn’t realize how much of the West is essentially empty Federal Lands.

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Mapowns_the_west

via Strangemaps

Political maps of the USA seem skewed by the West, which is mostly Federal Land. Turn that into neither Red or Blue, and you get a country that has been fairly evenly divided.

That seems to be changing this year . . .

 

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NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT

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Source:
The Economy? Words Fail Me.
Dana Milbank
Washington Post, July 4, 2008; A03
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070303317.html

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