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Apogeal Alpha01 December 5 2012 03:08 AM

We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

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

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

Let's see if we can make it happen people! We only need 23,000 signatures!

Smellincoffee December 5 2012 03:42 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Agreed. Let's get people back into space, even if it means building a big explodey thing.

Hound of UIster December 5 2012 05:06 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Another piece of pork barrel legislation for the military-industrial complex.

Apogeal Alpha01 December 5 2012 08:29 AM

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This is the ultimate pork, it's beyond PORK! Sounds like a good idea, if it weren't for the scale. It is a galactically crazy idea. http://www.shockandahh.com/2012/02/e...ar-almost.html


How Much Would It Cost to Build the Death Star from Star Wars?

. . . .Even if you can imagine quite a bit, Centives, the economics blog of students of Lehigh University, says it would cost “$852,000,000,000,000,000. Or roughly 13,000 times the world’s GDP” to build the Death Star…and that’s just the cost of steel production.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolpinchefsky/2012/02/21/how-much-would-it-cost-to-build-the-death-star-from-star-wars/

And it would take an estimated 800,000 years.

Asbo Zaprudder December 5 2012 09:38 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Pesky UN won't like it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty

Drago-Kazov December 5 2012 10:02 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Quote:

Smellincoffee wrote: (Post 7347832)
Agreed. Let's get people back into space, even if it means building a big explodey thing.

it will be probabaly done by the private sector for practical reasons. I don't think people have the same fascination with space as they had in the 60s.

Gaith December 6 2012 09:19 PM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
I like a bit of good-natured geek frivolity as much as anyone else, but to put something like this in such a civic context is childish.

CorporalClegg December 6 2012 09:29 PM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
I would like him to bring back the Cash for Clunkers, and put his foot down with Obamacare.

As long as he doesn't cave with the fiscal cliff, I think anything else is a bonus.

RJDiogenes December 6 2012 11:24 PM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Nah, not the Death Star. I'll sign a petition for the Millennium Falcon, though. Or the Enterprise. Or Babylon 5.

Mike Farley December 7 2012 12:48 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
We currently can't even manage low earth orbit without hitching a ride. Better start small with a Star Destroyer or something.

Nerys Myk December 7 2012 02:44 AM

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Landspeeder.

Triskelion December 7 2012 06:26 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
blaster.

Nerys Myk December 7 2012 07:01 AM

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Midi-chlorians

RJDiogenes December 7 2012 10:54 AM

Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:
 
Michelle Obama in a slave Leia costume.

Drago-Kazov December 7 2012 01:04 PM

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Biden would love that.


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