Online Petition Called for Building Death StarAdded: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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Ridiculously enough, President Obama’s administration has recently had to pen an official response to an online petition for the United States of America to build a Death Star in the next three years. People who signed the petition claimed that a Death Star would create new jobs and scare everyone in the universe. It turned out that the online petition collected enough signatures to require the White House to take it into consideration and to draft a response.
A person responsible for response was Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget. He tried to remain serious and explain that while the Obama’s office shares the desire for job creation and strong national defense, they won’t build a Death Star in the nearest future.
The first reason indicated in the response was the cost. The matter is that the construction of the Death Star is estimated to cost over $850,000,000,000,000,000, which is hardly a good investment right now, when the country is trying to reduce the deficit.
The Obama’s Office also doesn’t support blowing up planets as an instrument of foreign policy. Nor it makes sense to spend taxpayer’s money on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw which can be exploited by a one-man fighter. Paul Shawcross noted that even though the US doesn’t have anything able to do the Kessel Run in less than a dozen parsecs, the country has got two spacecrafts leaving the Solar System and the scientists are building a probe which will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun. Apparently, the petitioners should remain satisfied with such response.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
|posted by (2013-01-16 14:56:26)|
|what the hell is a death star|
|posted by (2013-01-16 15:26:03)|
|Really? solyd, which rock have you been living under?|
|We have a death star, it's just not close enough to kill the bejesus out of us.|
|And it didn't cost the u.s.of aholes a dime.|
|I hope your joking ,right? If not StarWars ya dumbass|
|as if the USA did`nt already try that scenario in the 90`s which is how they can put a costing to such a venture,a death-star was too much for the budget then so a missile platform was designed instead, then they decided to try laser technology which again was a waste of money and not destructive enough or accurate enough to do what was expected.But although the star wars program of defence was a wash out in reality other futuristic weapons such as rail guns have proved cost effective and have been in testing with recorded success.|
|Hey firefoxsniper...not all of us here in the u.s are 'aholes'.|
|9/10 of you are, the rest are serial killers,and plumbers.|
|firefox it seems like your the ahole thinking you know all americans. Racist much loser? Enlighten yourself lowlife.|
|And some of you I guess,are EViLKiLLZ.you named yourself ahole.|
|kiss my american ass firefux.|
|Troll lee lol lee la.|
I wonder if Darth ever discussed finance at the jedi board meetings, or maybe he just used the force to make them sign the check!!!
I thought the moon was an artificial satellite (Deathstar) controlled by an alien race? I mean Men in Black is based on a true story ya know
|posted by (2013-01-17 04:24:10)|
|a death star would be bad ass|
|posted by (2013-01-17 05:12:05)|
|LOL, firefoxsniper hates Americans but has one as his avatar.|
|firefoxsniper, I am from the U.S., and I agree with you.|
|posted by (2013-01-17 09:26:01)|
|why don't they just put a big "freeking lazer" up on the moon jezz common Pres OB that would only cost a fraction of the price, plus they could put up a Maccy Dee's at the same time. lol|
|Im just agreeing with kyle666.. -_- god knows what she said, but it must have been enlightening..|
|Surely no country on earth needs a death star to scare the shit out of other planets..When there is the governments on earth to screw the shit out of everyone|
|I don't believe, I said anywhere's above in my comment's that I hate American's,I dislike your political system|
which is corrupt and crooked from top to bottom and based on war and thoughts of war and destabilizing the world as much as possible to keep arms sales as high as possible.
|Perhaps they can start by electing a new 'Darth Vader' first? It's much cheaper and more effective in the long-run. The Imperial Economy seem to have been booming, there was order, a grand plan, clean, shiny uniforms, great machines to use, looked like 100% full employment with great career progression, didn't see any unemployed bums hanging around there and everyone seem to have been fed well and possessed great medical insurance. Ain't so bad compared to the sh&t that is going on now in the world, with the wise-ar&se commentators making it sound like everything is a joke around here.. Wake up, what we all need is to realize how to extract the positive that came out of totalitarian regimes without actually creating one. Or, you can of course, keep paying your rising taxes and other expenses as is and keep enriching some other dude whilst wondering why you can't save a bit for yourself in the process. Anyone seen the Matrix yet? Or read about the French Revolution? Maybe we can rename the white house 'Le Bastille'? Have a think about it on your way to the bank, not laughing all the way, paying your utility bills... Death Star..give me a fcukn break. It's like proposing that we used renewable energy to cater for all our needs...oh wait,...[...].|
|posted by (2013-01-17 17:35:57)|
|Spending money to save the country rather than spending money funding two ongoing conflicts. I'll take the former spending any day over the conservative preferred latter.|
|If u guys wanna see something mind meltingly extraordinary, check out my google sky and earth stuff on youtube. MrTarantula70|
|posted by (2013-01-17 23:54:34)|
|One thing that would be much more effective would be the "rods of god" in orbit (these are beeing studied!) which are light-pole sized heavy mettalic alloy made that are aimed at an Earth target from an automatic orbital launcher The sheer acceleration by gravity pull ensures that the impact is of at least 5 megaton but with no radiation! Other cool weapon is the mass-driver cannon which already exists and is beeing researched by U.S.Navy This baby accelerates a non-explosive projectile using magnetic fields to speeds up to 8.000 Km per hour Why non-explosive? Well once again the impact is so powerful that the end results are enough to wipe out anything! In the weapons department one's gotta say that the U.S are far ahead! And i'm not an american... I'm from Europe, from a small peaceful country... That's why i hate racism too! We were the first country in the whole world to abolish the Death Penalty in the 19th century! Our maximum penalty is 25 years, even for murder one! So why judge other people?|
As for the Death Star i hope that even in the far future it won't ever be built!
|posted by (2013-01-18 17:12:49)|
With an answer like that, I just know for a fact regardless of what you say that you reside somewhere in the usa.
You have made only 2 comments ever on ET under your ID and 1 of those was your response to me. Great start and magnificent contribution, pat yourself on the back. You are officially living up to my expectation of the average online american.
|good thing bush wasn't in office when this happened, because he would have done it anyway, just like he started the wars without making it part of the budget... (while obama gets slammed for the wars costing so much by being part of the budget now).|
|An unbelieveblave 34.000 people singed this petition.|
Rejected by the powers to be.....
A little reminder.
A "Death Star " as a weapon is in fact a black hole, which is being created during a Super Nova.
Good luck building that!!
If science would be that far,we would have warp-engines,no poverty or hunger on this planet and no more Imperium Romana,the USA..
Wy not spend the money to build a 100% clean nuclear fusion reactor???
It is doable,we know how..darn,i forgot..djeez how could I forget... Rule number 1... first burn all the oil,keep the slavery,support the Empire..!!
|I clicked support on the petition 850,000,000,000,000,000 times. 'MURICA!!!!|
|posted by (2013-01-19 20:33:36)|
|maybe won the best theories of space for have a petition like that.|
social life it is not for the space yet and Man in space can't do nothing without earth materials and social desicions.
fault from who country? if 100 years from now it going to do same?
I am confused like all people who don't have nothing to do for space jobs
but all know it important in many ways like life in a planet where anything can happen like self destruction.
diferents levels of space between where we live, and spacecrafts making waves on space with light in same tunnels for traveling on of space made easy until now all theories are life.
|The weakest emotion is hate. @Firefox Lil' boy is scared of change and I'm not referring to Obama because I didn't vote for him. People who fear change don't care about sh!t.|
|posted by (2013-01-20 09:52:00)|
|Thanks for the info alfranatic||
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