Damn, why didn't I think of that?
Backpacker updates on the story of a college student playing hardball to steal development rights to public lands that were up for auction away from energy developers.
What did he end up with? Oh, about 22,500 acres...and a 1.7 million dollar lease. Of course, he can't pay it, and actually never intended to, but the threat of jail time has him scrambling for a down-payment.
I know what you're thinking. "Wow, this kid's got a lot of guts. It's good to see someone take on the big guys for once."
But I see it for what it really is. This kid just scored thousands of acres of prime recreational land...for free. And now he's got you paying for it. How do I get in on something like this?
Props. Let's help him out.