We petition the Obama Administration to:

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  1. Apogeal Alpha01

    Apogeal Alpha01 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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!
     
  2. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    Agreed. Let's get people back into space, even if it means building a big explodey thing.
     
  3. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Another piece of pork barrel legislation for the military-industrial complex.
     
  4. Apogeal Alpha01

    Apogeal Alpha01 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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/even-nazis-had-death-star-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.
     
  5. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  6. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    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.
     
  7. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  8. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  9. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Nah, not the Death Star. I'll sign a petition for the Millennium Falcon, though. Or the Enterprise. Or Babylon 5.
     
  10. Mike Farley

    Mike Farley Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  11. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    If you want it
  12. Wintermute

    Wintermute Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    blaster.
     
  13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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  14. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Michelle Obama in a slave Leia costume.
     
  15. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    Biden would love that.
     
  16. It's Christmastime Again - Kai "the spy"

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  17. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I get it! -It's much cheaper to not build all the previous ones first... they had (have? - will have?) this tendency to blow up or disappear...
     
  18. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This is the annoying side effect of democracy.
     
  19. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Exactly. Cut right to the chase. :mallory:
     
  20. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As a Vorta, this is a petition I can get behind, even if it involves the Sith and their silly superstitions.