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U.S. Says Death Star Will Not Be Built

While most of the news on Telkom Do Gaming is about gaming, as it should be, some of it is just nerdy. This happens to be one of those articles.

Something that I really like about America is that the White House has this website where anyone can create a petition and if it reaches a certain amount of signatories, the U.S. Administration has to give a reply. Well, one of those petitions to reach the final tally was a really nerdy one which was flying falsely as a legitimate reason for job creation.

The petition was to “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016” which can be seen here. The petition starter decided that it would be a great idea to focus defence resources and spur job creation in construction, engineering, space exploration and more.

The White House recently decided to turn down the petition. According to the official response entitled “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For”, the Administration shares the desire for job creation and a strong national defence but a Death Star just isn’t on the cards.

Three of the reasons for a Death Star not being built are as follows:

  • The construction of a 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. (estimate here)
  • 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?

Well touché White House. President Obama went ahead and tweeted the third response with a link to the Administration response on Twitter. What class!