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Over 13,000 petition White House to build a Death Star

Published December 10, 2012

FoxNews.com


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    The Death Star, a planet-sized gun built by Darth Vader and the Empire in George Lucas's science fiction series "Star Wars." (Lucas Arts)

They really want the Empire to strike back.

Citing a need for increased

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oh, I don't know about the weed, but I hope they address the issue of the main reactor, seeing as 2 have already been destroyed by means of attacking the reactor.

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Oh damn where do you signup!

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^^ That's a good point. We wouldn't want a Luke Skywalker wanna be from the dessert states to fly the gorge and drop a bomb down that main shaft. Maybe partition the main gorge? I mean that was a very long ride to the bomb site. What engineer would build such a thing and not see that weakness.

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** rolls eyes **

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I heard once they were considering -- Building one around Mars to help to terra-form it -- You know use the "Death Star" to shield it while they pump it full of the things needed to support life plus increase the speed of rotation.

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I would think construction of Space elevators or Oneil Cylinder/Stanford Torus type orbiting colonies would be a better option.

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this would be a better project as it's Main Gun isn't fixed.

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^ Not sure of what that thing is.

I'm down for a Deathstar in orbit so long as they use it to wipe anyone, who wants to regulate (tax) the internet, off the face of the Earth. :shiftyninja:

*to make it clear; I'm talking about the UN.

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Dyson sphere or the Halo

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Thing is... All these people who put their names to such petitions, sign as "Jedi" on government surveys, etc... What they are doing is providing their government with a list of people who are worth "keeping an eye on" as "anti-government" or supposedly "non-conformist". I'm not saying this goes any deeper than that - but you know each of these names is now in a database somewhere with a flag showing their participation.

Or entirely ignored.

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oh, I don't know about the weed, but I hope they address the issue of the main reactor, seeing as 2 have already been destroyed by means of attacking the reactor.

At least an Earth built deathstar would have a handrail by the reactor. Health & Safety would ensure it :rofl:

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I think these people are smoking some weed. Probably most of the signers are from weed states.

Weed .. really ? You seem to be ignorant about the matter.

How about LSD and cocaine ?

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^ Not sure of what that thing is.

I'm down for a Deathstar in orbit so long as they use it to wipe anyone, who wants to regulate (tax) the internet, off the face of the Earth. :shiftyninja:

*to make it clear; I'm talking about the UN.

It's This also

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Thing is... All these people who put their names to such petitions, sign as "Jedi" on government surveys, etc... What they are doing is providing their government with a list of people who are worth "keeping an eye on" as "anti-government" or supposedly "non-conformist". I'm not saying this goes any deeper than that - but you know each of these names is now in a database somewhere with a flag showing their participation.

Or entirely ignored.

This petition will probably be completely ignored, but if it gets more than 25,000 signatures, expect a hilarious response from the White House.

If your concerns were valid at all, it would be more for those people who signed those petitions to secede. Nothing is going to happen to them, but their name, location, and IP address are logged in a computer system owned by the federal government.

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I wonder how they will even begin to pay for it, and where they'd get all the raw materials to build the thing.

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I don't see a problem with this as long as none of the money is spent on the citizens of the country, After all even if we didn't spend billions on the deathstar we would still be in debt.

In fact I think we should build two just in case, That's the "Fiscally Responsible" thing to do

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I'll be happy with a proper Space Shuttle replacement first

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I love how the only thing that stops mankind in it's tracks is "How much will it cost?" We'll have a cure for cancer and Aids before we have a cure for Money.

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All you can say to that is WTF!

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This is so ridiculous that I don't even know were to start :/:no:

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I wonder how they will even begin to pay for it, and where they'd get all the raw materials to build the thing.

http://www.kickstart.org

http://www.ebay.com

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Would be easier and cheaper to retrofit the Moon. ;)

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Would be easier and cheaper to retrofit the Moon. ;)

Not quite--

The moon does not have any things to build upon... where as... Mars has frozen Carbon dioxide and water (that can be used to help terra-form it) not to mention there is more gravity on Mars than on the Moon. Though Venus may also be in the running.

Moon's gravity is aprox 1/6 of Earth

Mercury's gravity is approx 1/3 of Earth

Venus's gravity is approx 9/10 of Earth

Mars's gravity is approx 3/10 of Earth

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The Whitehouse have issued an official response to the petition:

US shoots down Death Star superlaser petition

The White House has rejected a petition to build a Death Star - a huge battle-station armed with a superlaser as seen in the Star Wars films.

In a playful response, a senior US government official said the Obama administration "does not support blowing up planets".

The official also said the cost - about $850 quadrillion - was too high.

More than 34,000 people had signed the petition, saying the project would spur job creation and strengthen defence.

They also wanted the government to begin construction by 2016.

The White House is obliged to respond to all petitions that gain more than 25,000 signatures.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20997144

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