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    White House strikes back on Death Star petition

    White House strikes back on Death Star petition - Yahoo! News



    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration dashed the hopes of Star Wars geeks across the galaxy by rejecting an official petition calling for the U.S. government to build a Death Star, the fictional planet-destroying space station featured in the Star Wars movies.

    "The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon," said Paul Shawcross, head of the White House budget office's science and space branch.

    "The Administration does not support blowing up planets," Shawcross wrote in a response to the 34,435 people who signed the petition on the White House website.

    The White House accepts petitions and responds to the most popular ones. Most of the petitions on the website address weighty policy issues. (Link to petition: http://r.reuters.com/wyv25t)

    But in recent weeks, national attention has been drawn to quirky petitions, such as one that supports the minting of a trillion-dollar platinum coin to avoid a debt default if Congress fails to raise the U.S. debt limit next month.

    The Death Star petitioners argued the project would create jobs and strengthen national defense. But it would be costly, particularly at a time when the government is fixated on finding ways to slash spending and reduce its debt.

    "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," Shawcross said.

    (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzy
    "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," Shawcross said.
    But they paid someone to come up with that figure that is expanding the deficit no?

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    I thought this really had a chance too. They could have put all the people from the states that seceded from the country up there and taken care of the unemployment problem at the same time.

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    ^ I think you need to lighten up a bit

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    ^ lighten up? I forgot to put the at the end of my comment sorry.

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    And also should it be funny and a joke that my government wastes my tax money on this stupid shit while the rest of the country falls apart? Lets see spend money on researching the viability of building a fuckin deathstar or fixing our horrible public school system or ailing infrastructure? Deathstar it is!
    I'm not saying it was Aliens, but it was Aliens!

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    no worries

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    ^ none here either. I havent slept in 18 hours shouldnt be typing anything right now lol

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    The 2nd Amendment gives every American the right to own a Deathstar, and the GOP told me that because Obama is a Marxist he's going to buy everybody one to go with their free phones. Did they lie to me?

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    I'm not sure about this Death Star thing. Dr. Evil will probably hijack it and demand we send him the trillion-dollar coin, or else.

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