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Obama petitioned to build 'Death Star'

By T.K. Randall
December 14, 2012 · Comment icon 48 comments



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Star Wars fans are attempting to convince the US President that building a Death Star is a good idea.
A new petition started on the White House's website as part of its "We the People" section has so far accumulated more than 25,000 signatures in favour of having the US devote resources to building the ultimate weapon of destruction. The fact that the Death Star is a fictional planet-destroyer that exists only in science fiction doesn't seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of those who are supporting the endeavor.

"By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense," the petition reads.
A petition demanding the President Barack Obama administration build a Death Star like the one in Star Wars reached 25,000-plus signatures Thursday, a threshold requiring the government to respond whether it will build the fictional weapon capable of annihilating planets with its super laser.


Source: Wired | Comments (48)


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Comment icon #39 Posted by -M7 10 years ago
I've had a bit distering (and potentially coincidental) revelation... This American Death Star-dispite the fact that it might be much smaller than the Star Wars death star, might be linked to the Apocalypse...if built. Its possible that the petition's approval may be on December 21st 2012 or not-that might explain that whole prediction sort of. 1st was that weird and probably coincidental vision(or something) I had a few years ago while listening to music in a youtube video. That vision: being in what appears to be space station orbiting Earth, a big control room and something about count down... [More]
Comment icon #40 Posted by _Only 10 years ago
As far as any death ray holding death star being built in the next 3 days, I don't think you have anything to worry about, M7. Unless it has been sitting in its cloaking device just outside of orbit for 8 years now or something.
Comment icon #41 Posted by glorybebe 10 years ago
Just what we need - an excuse for sci-fi nerds to look up at the night sky and declare "That's no moon"... LMAO! That could be a new conspiracy!
Comment icon #42 Posted by WoIverine 10 years ago
Just what we need - an excuse for sci-fi nerds to look up at the night sky and declare "That's no moon"... I find your lack of faith...disturbing.
Comment icon #43 Posted by 747400 10 years ago
I've had a bit distering (and potentially coincidental) revelation... This American Death Star-dispite the fact that it might be much smaller than the Star Wars death star, might be linked to the Apocalypse...if built. Its possible that the petition's approval may be on December 21st 2012 or not-that might explain that whole prediction sort of. 1st was that weird and probably coincidental vision(or something) I had a few years ago while listening to music in a youtube video. That vision: being in what appears to be space station orbiting Earth, a big control room and something about count down... [More]
Comment icon #44 Posted by Medium Brown 10 years ago
Sounds very much like any movie based on a Tom Clancy book ... I dunno. It sounds more like Matthew Reilly.
Comment icon #45 Posted by danieru 10 years ago
Better make Enterprise....
Comment icon #46 Posted by Swamptick 10 years ago
Obama would just steal it from someone else.
Comment icon #47 Posted by Purifier 10 years ago
Bet'cha the DHS is looking into it.
Comment icon #48 Posted by NiteMarcher 10 years ago
663 Billion planned for Dept of Defense this coming year--for what may I ask? It's an endless circle of our tax payers money that is to be siphoned off by the "military industrial corp. complex" and used for their own personal agendas. In other words, they have to create some type of discord within the world and among other nations, in order to keep churning out some new type of destructive weapon--it's sales, sales, sales---to the highest bidder and they just keep on making money.


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