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Pyle: Truth about public land gets lost in translation

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Chances that such a devolution of millions of acres of federal land to Western states will occur are miniscule. Chances that it will happen as long as Bundy and Lyman are leading the charge are infinitesimal.

Chances that Ivory and Lockhart will rake in campaign contributions and delegate votes while they pursue this futile crusade are enormous. And that is what it all means. No translation necessary.

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George Pyle, a Tribune editorial writer, was the only one in the theater who laughed when the Klingon prosecutor said, "Don’t wait for the translation," in "Star Trek VI."

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