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[font=georgia,serif][b][size=5]US shoots down Death Star superlaser petition[/size]
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.[/b]

In a playful response, a senior US government official said the Obama administration [url="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/secure-resources-and-funding-and-begin-construction-death-star-2016/wlfKzFkN"]"does not support blowing up planets".[/url][/font]

[font=georgia,serif]The official also said the cost - about $850 quadrillion - was too high.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]More than 34,000 people had signed the petition, saying the project would spur job creation and strengthen defence.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]They also wanted the government to begin construction by 2016.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]The White House is obliged to respond to all petitions that gain more than 25,000 signatures.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif][b]'Force be with us!'[/b][/font]

[font=georgia,serif]Responding to the petition, Paul Shawcross, head of the administration's budget office on science and space, admitted in a blog that "a Death Star isn't on the horizon".[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]"However, look carefully and you'll notice something already floating in the sky - that's no Moon, it's a Space Station![/font]

[font=georgia,serif]Mr Shawcross was referring to the International Space Station, which currently has six people on board.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]And he ended his blog with an appeal to the signatories of the petition: "If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us![/font]

[font=georgia,serif]"Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force."[/font]

[font=georgia,serif][b]Source:[/b] [url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20997144"]BBC News[/url][/font]

There you have it. Once more the Obama administration refuses to enact vital measures to defend the USA from all evil. :shifty:

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Damn..... I was sort of following this from the other thread....
(Or they thought spending $850 quadrillion wasn't worth it just in case someone got to the main reactor.......)

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[url="http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2013/01/11/read-now-official-white-house-response-to-petition-to-build-a-death-star"]http://www.geeksofdo...ld-a-death-star[/url]

[quote][b]OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO
Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.[/b]

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haha. Rather amusing. Seems they have a sense of humour.

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[quote][color=#000000]The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. [/color][/quote]

Nah its all virtual money anyway so just build a virtual DS :D

[quote][color=#000000]The Administration does not support blowing up planets.[/color][/quote]

No just other countrys

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lol...lol

The White House didn't really replied that, did they? It's a joke, right?

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[quote name='Scorbing' timestamp='1358011049' post='595449758']
lol...lol

The White House didn't really replied that, did they? It's a joke, right?
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Nope, true story. It's actually on the whitehouse.gov petition response page.

It's humorous, but it's a joke petition anyways.

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engage!

lol

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[i]Topics merged[/i]

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And here I was all ready to join the rebel fleet to fight Obama. :p
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[img]http://raisedonhoecakes.com/ROH/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Obama-Forward-ROH-Small.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='gameboy1977' timestamp='1358014604' post='595449870']
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