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    Whitehouse petitioned to build a death star

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky News
    Thousands of Americans have signed a petition calling on the White House to build a Death Star.

    The founder of the campaign says construction of the moon-sized space station and inter-stellar weapon from the Star Wars film series will strengthen national security and create jobs.

    Death Star Petition On White House Website

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    Petition nearing the deadline [and number of signatures required to reach goal]


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    A complete waste of time. Just like all online petitions!

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    They got the required signatures. They got a total of 26,994 signatures.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...-2016/wlfKzFkN

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    They got the required signatures. They got a total of 26,994 signatures.
    And?

    All that means is that [someone] has to "consider" it. Other things like this have gotten enough signatures and all they got in response was a flat no.
    Last edited by X-13; 14th December 2012 at 10:21 AM.

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    The US government has posted a response to the petition:

    The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

    • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
    • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
    • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?...
    Link: This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

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    Common sense prevails!

    Tax payers dollars would be far better spent on high-powered 50kW lasers, remote controlled weapons/drones and more servers for NSA data centers.

    Germans unveil 'star wars' laser than can shoot a drone out of the sky from TWO MILES away and cut through a steel girder at 700 yards


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