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White House rejects 'Death Star' petition


Posted on Sunday, 13 January, 2013 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: Simbi Laveau


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The US government has responded to a tongue-in-cheek petition asking them to build a Death Star.

The petition was started on November 14th and received 34,400 signatures in favour of having the US devote trillions of dollars to the construction of a Star Wars inspired space station capable of destroying planets. The humorous request ended up receiving a formal response because it met the minimum 25,000 signature requirement.

"The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000," said White House science and space chief Paul Shawcross. "We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it." In a concluding statement and in further reference to Star Wars he added - "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship ?"

"The US government has rejected a petition urging it to build a "Death Star", claiming it was too expensive, conceptually flawed and did not fit in with the policy of not blowing up planets."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 14 January, 2013, 13:14
sign this plz: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-states-have-state-pokemon/THvnMJ1Y Oh come now,everyone will want pikachu
Comment icon #26 Posted by pallidin on 14 January, 2013, 18:45
Can't they just scale it down and blow the hell out of al-Qaeda? Oh wait, we have drones.
Comment icon #27 Posted by wolfknight on 14 January, 2013, 19:13
Are the people freakin' crazy. Please up you lightsaber down and slow walk away. Star Wars peeps think about getting a real life.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Hasina on 14 January, 2013, 19:22
Oh come now,everyone will want pikachu Nah, Texas should get Tauros ;D
Comment icon #29 Posted by The Unseen on 15 January, 2013, 3:07
nooooooo..... how will we protect ourselves now from the alien on slaught We'll spray them with water like they did in that movie " SIGNS" LOL
Comment icon #30 Posted by KainFall on 17 January, 2013, 19:56
I think the only one's that may have petitioned for this project were those who were promised employment by military contractors and those who are already active within the various branches of the Pentagon, NASA, military industrial complexes and the likes. Normal people like Joe and Sally up the road are much more concerned with the money going towards needed programs that are now on the chopping block. We have enough problems on earth that we haven't solved, and yet we intend to go elsewhere and create chaos...it just doesn't ring a bell upstairs for me. Makes sense to me. Im in charge of a ... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by KainFall on 17 January, 2013, 19:59
In the mean time. They are focusing on taking away law abiding Americans' guns. Im sry I dont understand? Under what jurisdiction? I think "We The People" Might be blind if they think thats the case
Comment icon #32 Posted by -M7 on 21 January, 2013, 4:15
I mean really? Of course their not going to build a big *** "death star."
Comment icon #33 Posted by -M7 on 21 January, 2013, 4:19
Aw..... You know they could have just built a armed military space station... ...Not necessarily with a planet-destroying-laser, but you get the point.
Comment icon #34 Posted by pepper-steph on 21 January, 2013, 7:42
@crysiisx2 ..........they are trying to make strong regulations, not punish the innocent. Aslong as you clear a criminal history and mental health check you should be good to go with owning your own weapon right? What's wrong with regulations to help keep children safe? As for the death star..... "Obama, I am your father!"


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