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    No Death Star this year....

    The White House finally responds to a petition to build a death star and the response is awesome.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/res...-youre-looking

    "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?"



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumbai1986 View Post
    The White House finally responds to a petition to build a death star and the response is awesome.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/res...-youre-looking

    "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?"
    His whole response is full of awesome. Good find.


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    "This Isn't the Petition Response Your'e Looking For"

    Classic. At least someone there knows how to do things. This man should be the next POTUS. I don't care about any of this other qualifications, it would be a fun four years.



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Would Obama be darth vadar?



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Would Obama be darth vadar?
    nope, he'd be running the Bespin system, duh.


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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumbai1986 View Post
    The White House finally responds to a petition to build a death star and the response is awesome.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/res...-youre-looking

    "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?"
    First guns, now Deathstars!



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    They could at least build an AT-AT to hunt terrorists or something. I feel like its just as practical on the modern battlefield as a nuclear sub and will probably be significantly cheeper to design and build.


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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    JFK would have found a way.


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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    If the Russians start building a death star I expect to follow suit.



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Maybe we should start smaller, maybe a moon ring base?




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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Maybe we should start smaller, maybe a moon ring base?

    I'll bet the tour of the place takes a while.



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    Too late. Russians beat us to it.


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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Quote Originally Posted by mcblogerson View Post
    They could at least build an AT-AT to hunt terrorists or something. I feel like its just as practical on the modern battlefield as a nuclear sub and will probably be significantly cheeper to design and build.

    Already in the works (sort of):


    We don't have a Death Star, but we do have.......... the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke's arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    In the future if the government builds the Death Star I hope they spend the extra 20 bucks and put a steel grate over the exhaust.



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    Re: No Death Star this year....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    In the future if the government builds the Death Star I hope they spend the extra 20 bucks and put a steel grate over the exhaust.
    A steel grate isn't going to stop two proton torpedoes. That exhaust was a simple design flaw. Although necessary, you can't have direct access to the reactor core from the surface. That architect has a LOT of explaining to do.



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