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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:01 PM

Death Star Petition Urges White House To Build Killer Space Station

Americans are petitioning the White House to go where it has never gone before -- to construct a "Death Star" by 2016 to "strengthen our national defense."

In the "Star Wars" film series, the Death Star was a space station about the size of a small moon that was equipped with laser weapons powerful enough to destroy planets. And if another 24,000 people sign the petition before its Dec. 14 deadline, a White House official will ostensibly be forced to give serious consideration to the issue of building one.

"Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016," the petition reads. "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."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/death-star-white-house_n_2234375.html

And I'm sure the Republicans will bitch about that too.

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Reply Death Star Petition Urges White House To Build Killer Space Station (Original post)
LTR Dec 2012 OP
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #1
Moonwalk Dec 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #4
rDigital Dec 2012 #5
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #2
AnnieBW Dec 2012 #6
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #7

Response to LTR (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:06 PM

1. America really needs to get over this anti-science mentality

Seriously, Star Wars is science fiction.

Not to mention that waging war from space is a really, really bad idea.

And emulating Darth Vader is not going to win friends on this planet, even if it were technically feasible.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:21 PM

3. But everyone employed on the Death Star will get to wear cool uniforms...

...I think that would be a big draw. Shiny boots are always popular.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:32 PM

4. Cool! Give me any uniform...

...but the red one. I definitely don't want the red one.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:36 PM

5. Never the red one... LOL nt

 

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:19 PM

2. But we already have a planet-killing weapon. It's called Climate Change. nt

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:02 PM

6. They really want the Pentagon to build a Death Star?

Do these people realize how long it's taking just to get a working supertanker? Then again, they had a really good Project Manager:

http://www.geekwire.com/2011/top-10-reasons-darth-vader-amazing-project-manager/

Besides, didn't the Rebels blow the snot out of the Death Star - twice?

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:03 AM

7. This could turn out to be funny

Depending on the response.

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