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This kind of surprises me that up until the most recent issue (gay marriage), Michigan has been incredibly progressive. So maybe we should get back to our roots, dear Michiganders? 

ilovecharts:

Was your state on the right side of history? 

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jtotheizzoe:

Most Complete Digital Topographic Map of Earth Released

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry collaborated to produce the most complete digital topographical map of the world, released this week.

The ASTER instrument aboard the Terra satellite was able to capture stereoscopic views of the Earth’s surface, giving the orbital images depth and elevation. 

(all images by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS

Grand Canyon, Himalayas, Death Valley, Los Angeles Basin from top-bottom)

I less than three topographic maps

(Source: jtotheizzoe, via npr)

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synecdoche:

this is still one of my favorite things on the entire internet.

this is definitely one of the most beautiful things ever

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mohandasgandhi:

Protecting our beaches…
Learn how to keep your area’s beaches clean.  Click through to find out about local initiatives and educational opportunities.
Michigan has so many beaches! I love it

mohandasgandhi:

Protecting our beaches…

Learn how to keep your area’s beaches clean. Click through to find out about local initiatives and educational opportunities.

Michigan has so many beaches! I love it

(via mothernaturenetwork)

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kateoplis:

By NASA Earth Observatory from the beautiful new book, Mapping America, featuring four centuries of historic, demographic, cultural and artistic maps

Instantly going to the top of my wish list…there are very few things in life I love more than interesting maps

kateoplis:

By NASA Earth Observatory from the beautiful new book, Mapping America, featuring four centuries of historic, demographic, cultural and artistic maps

Instantly going to the top of my wish list…there are very few things in life I love more than interesting maps

(via mothernaturenetwork)

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detnews:

As if there was any question as to Michigan’s loyalty to the Red Wings.

I went to the site to get a more accurate look at the map, and I think the most amazing aspect of it is the fact that there are Red Wings fans EVERYwhere…they seem to have a much more scattered fan base than other teams, which is pretty awesome.

detnews:

As if there was any question as to Michigan’s loyalty to the Red Wings.

I went to the site to get a more accurate look at the map, and I think the most amazing aspect of it is the fact that there are Red Wings fans EVERYwhere…they seem to have a much more scattered fan base than other teams, which is pretty awesome.

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peterwknox:

Why Americans Don’t Care About Climate Change

this is important.
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apsies:

retropolitics:soupsoup:

Universal Health Care Map
My favorite part is we are providing Iraq and Afghanistan with universal health care.

apsies:

retropolitics:soupsoup:

Universal Health Care Map

My favorite part is we are providing Iraq and Afghanistan with universal health care.

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booksarebetterthanboys:

National high speed rail system by 2030?  Let’s hope so.
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this would melt my face off with happiness

booksarebetterthanboys:

National high speed rail system by 2030?  Let’s hope so.

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this would melt my face off with happiness

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Dear Reif Larsen,

Your debut book is super fascinating and contains almost everything that I’m obsessed with [with a heavy emphasis on maps], plus, thanks to border’s and NPR, I am now aware that you are also completely adorbs and your slight lisp and awkward mannerisms make me think you might just be on my team.  Combined with the fact you just sold your book for quite a bit of money, you should be in my pants.  Nao.

kthxbye

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The one with only 38 States, the one where Greenland & Africa are the same size and the one that claims the Chinese got here first.