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White House: We Will Not Be Building a Death Star

Neil99 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 3:26 PM
Get a life, this is hilarious!
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 6:51 PM
hey,planets that can support life are very rare and hard to find.
it's not very smart to be blowing up the ones you have found.

For a bit of fun, here's the official White House response to a petition calling for the construction of a Death Star, a la the Empire's deadly ultimate weapon in the Star Wars franchise. Personally, I find the best part of this letter to be the order of the two reasons given: 1) It would cost too much, and 2) Oh yeah, we don't want to blow up other plants, and also, flawed design. Enjoy:

Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
This Isn't the Petition...