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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.

'Force be with us!'

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".

"However, look carefully and you'll notice something already floating in the sky - that's no Moon, it's a Space Station!

Mr Shawcross was referring to the International Space Station, which currently has six people on board.

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!

"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."

Source: BBC News

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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http://www.geeksofdo...ld-a-death-star

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO

Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

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

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The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000.

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

The Administration does not support blowing up planets.

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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lol...lol

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

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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Topics merged

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And here I was all ready to join the rebel fleet to fight Obama. :p

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