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Old December 5 2012, 03:08 AM   #1
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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!
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Old December 5 2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:

Agreed. Let's get people back into space, even if it means building a big explodey thing.
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Old December 5 2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:

Another piece of pork barrel legislation for the military-industrial complex.
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Old December 5 2012, 08:29 AM   #4
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Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:

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.
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Old December 5 2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Re: We petition the Obama Administration to:

Pesky UN won't like it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty
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Old December 5 2012, 10:02 AM   #6
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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.
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Old December 6 2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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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.
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Old December 6 2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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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.
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Old December 6 2012, 11:24 PM   #9
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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.
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Old December 7 2012, 12:48 AM   #10
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We currently can't even manage low earth orbit without hitching a ride. Better start small with a Star Destroyer or something.
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Old December 7 2012, 02:44 AM   #11
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Landspeeder.
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Old December 7 2012, 06:26 AM   #12
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Old December 7 2012, 07:01 AM   #13
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Midi-chlorians
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Old December 7 2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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Michelle Obama in a slave Leia costume.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Biden would love that.
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