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03-11-2013, 11:36 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 11:12 AM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  This idea has already been considered. A petition to the Obama Administration to begin building the Death Star by 2016 has been received by the White House.

Here's the official White House response:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/respons...re-looking



This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For

By Paul Shawcross

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?

However, look carefully (here's how) and you'll notice something already floating in the sky -- that's no Moon, it's a Space Station! Yes, we already have a giant, football field-sized International Space Station in orbit around the Earth that's helping us learn how humans can live and thrive in space for long durations. The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian -- living in it right now, conducting research, learning how to live and work in space over long periods of time, routinely welcoming visiting spacecraft and repairing onboard garbage mashers, etc. We've also got two robot science labs -- one wielding a laser -- roving around Mars, looking at whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.

Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. Private American companies, through NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO), are ferrying cargo -- and soon, crew -- to space for NASA, and are pursuing human missions to the Moon this decade.

Even though the United States doesn't have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we've got two spacecraft leaving the Solar System and we're building a probe that will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun. We are discovering hundreds of new planets in other star systems and building a much more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope that will see back to the early days of the universe.

We don't have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke's arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.

We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.

If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
Well this sounds incredibly awesomeSmile

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03-11-2013, 12:41 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 08:27 AM)The_Thinking_Theist Wrote:  We could put the Death Star on the opposite side of Earth from the Moon, that way the Earth would have no axes and we'd have spring all year round. Also, Antarctica would blossom.

The moon has nothing to do with the tilt of the earth's axis.

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03-11-2013, 02:52 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 12:41 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(03-11-2013 08:27 AM)The_Thinking_Theist Wrote:  We could put the Death Star on the opposite side of Earth from the Moon, that way the Earth would have no axes and we'd have spring all year round. Also, Antarctica would blossom.

The moon has nothing to do with the tilt of the earth's axis.

You sir, are being an asshole to me today.


Did you even read my answer?
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03-11-2013, 02:55 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
Shut Up and enjoy the extra asshole, think of what fun you can have with it.

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03-11-2013, 03:09 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 02:52 PM)The_Thinking_Theist Wrote:  
(03-11-2013 12:41 PM)Chas Wrote:  The moon has nothing to do with the tilt of the earth's axis.

You sir, are being an asshole to me today.


Did you even read my answer?

I read your answer; it was absurd.

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03-11-2013, 08:42 PM
RE: Building the Death Star
(03-11-2013 03:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  I read your answer; it was absurd.

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03-11-2013, 08:48 PM (This post was last modified: 03-11-2013 08:53 PM by sporehux.)
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04-11-2013, 06:29 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

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04-11-2013, 06:48 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
(04-11-2013 06:29 AM)ELK12695 Wrote:  It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

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04-11-2013, 07:06 AM
RE: Building the Death Star
(04-11-2013 06:48 AM)sporehux Wrote:  
(04-11-2013 06:29 AM)ELK12695 Wrote:  It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

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