White House says no to Death Star...

KagatoKagato Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 1,306 Mythical
I honestly couldn't decide whether to put this in "The Real World" or in here... Decided in here since it was so silly, with the addition of the fact that the administration actually gave a somewhat humorous response...

Shawcross and his colleagues clearly rose to the challenge, with an essay that should satisfy the policy geeks as well as the "Star Wars" geeks. Here's the full text:

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

"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?
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  • SsalissSsaliss Member Posts: 3,575 Transcendent
    Clearly, the US lacks foresight. Soon enough, the gnomish civilisation of Mars which lives beneath its surface will be fed up with our probes and send a military response to the Earth to enslave us all. And then the US will sit there with egg on its face, trying to justify why they didn't build the one weapon which would have saved us all.
  • KarlachKarlach God of Kittens. Member Posts: 3,869 Transcendent
    They did mention that the ability to destroy a planet, or an entire star system was insignificant to the power of the Force.

    Apparently the Force is pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.

    The divine voice of Avechna, the Avenger reverberates powerfully, "Congratulations, Morkarion, you are the Bringer of Death indeed."

    You see Estarra the Eternal shout, "Morkarion is no more! Mourn the mortal! But welcome True Ascendant Karlach, of the Realm of Death!

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