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I didn't know this until now, but the White House is obliged to respond to to a petition with over 25,000 signatures. This meant they HAD to dignify the request of 30,000+ US citizens that the US construct a full sized, functional Death Star with an answer.

I'm not quite sure what percentage of those 30,000+ citizens realise that using a planet-destroying laser to take out people on the planet on which you live is an ever-so-slightly flawed agenda.....

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-ca…

Probably won't stop the Chinese, though: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLlbs…

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:iconkasdren:
Kasdren Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This somehow passed by me and I live in the US. The scary thing is that stupidity seems to just keep spreading out here. When will they make a pill for that?
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SGT-Conley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate how corrupt my government is, if only so many of my fellow country men weren't such faithblind zealots.... :C
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Out-Take Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Funny how we can get them to notice something like this, but actual problems that we have with this country go overlooked. Yup, the American people really have their priorities straight -_-
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
Weeeeell, it could've been used for good? Just leave out the superlaser, and focus on the plus sides. Space habitation that had an actual gravity well from the size and density of the station itself. Construction efforts in space leading on to greater things. Hell, if we got the thing to move past Earth's gravity field, we could get it to orbit other planets, and study them! It'd be a Forward Operating Base for scientific endeavors.

If it was possible, anyway.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I want one! I need it to save me from having my freedom stolen from me by my government. :D
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:iconangelskarith:
AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
The fact that its freaking impossible most likely never crossed their minds apperantly
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I don't know which is sadder that people wanted a real Death Star built on the only planet humans live on! or that the government would actualy build it
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graden93 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
the only problem I can see ,exept for the deadly planet-killing laser, is the amount of iron needed to build a death star. Some of the numbers I heard are as big as 13,000 times the whole WORLDS GDP
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
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sonic8005 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
What is this! Srsly, what is this? Do I even? I don't think I do!
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:icondeviousdante:
deviousdante Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Sir Jack, Earl of Jolly, I hope you realize that American Logic is very much like the Death Star we so crave. Mostly in that it does not exist.
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:iconimpulseai:
ImpulseAi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thinking about, take away the laser aspect of it, and it's really just a secondary housing planet that can travel. The laser is just there to move the planets that are double parked in the way.
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SekT7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wait this is serious?! We wanted a fucking Death Star? While it's nice to see enthusiasm for Star Wars, WHAT THE SHIT?!
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:iconmangaturtle:
mangaturtle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Allow me to offer this as a rebuttal...'Murica, fuck you!
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:iconmrspartin:
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god. It's like the people in my country are getting dumber by the year.
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HolyLeader Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually true, as they slave away to what jobs remain as employers are cutting back to save a few bucks in thinking fewer employees can do more work, they neglect their health and in so doing destroy their brain from lack of true nutrition that the body craves, not to mention a huge lack of sleep that impairs judgement and causes sleeping at the wheel. More wrecks basically and frankly, I'm not happy with how unbelieveably stupid america has become, yes I am american and I don't like the way things are, infact, I don't like how a lot of things are in the world, but thats for another time and place. And the term would be dumber by the month, not year. I watch it literally happen by the month...
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh USA, yew so silleh
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Artist
REALLY!!!! Are people THAT determined to have a planet destroying Death Star and not find a solution to our current economic problem?! I guess they would rather have it destroyed than fixed....
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opinions Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Well, the amount of jobs created by such a massive undertaking would most certainly create a bunch of revenue for a very long time. Not that I am arguing for a massive, planet-destroying star base, but that is because I do not think that humanity is ready for that type of power.
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Artist
Pffft. I don't think humanity will EVER be ready for that kind of power.
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ShadyIMG Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hilarious.
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xanareth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
little over 311 million in population according to google (July 2011 census). soooo... ~0.001%.

Also i'm sure they weren't planning to blow up this planet. i hope... i mean when i signed it i thought of it as a small planet to go to other star systems and blow up those planets. i mean fully functioning means it has a warp drive of some sort.
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:iconhidden-traveler:
Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
The NRA nuts get the biggest gun of them all....

Ok, I'm scared.
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was one of those moments that I sat there applauding my government. :D
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MaragrizX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
If China TRIES, they'll go bankrupt, the price tag was estimated to be 840 quadrillion dollars (if that's even a word)
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:iconhergman:
Hergman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
yes, it is a word
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:iconmaragrizx:
MaragrizX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
ah, so it is.
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:iconhergman:
Hergman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
heres a list [link]
and further reading of the number scale [link]
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:iconmaragrizx:
MaragrizX Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
ah, thank-you
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:iconmorkalavin:
morkalavin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
They're just afraid they COULD do it.
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:iconbracabrad:
Bracabrad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The white House Says no. Time to spam more silly things.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
How about we build a modified version of that proposal. No weaponry, instead it'd be a way station for space travel.
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Then why haven't they responded to the various secession petitions?
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:iconemfinnfz:
emfinnfz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Because petitions by felons are a separate issue and set of laws, so they're waiting for the lists of traitorous scum to finish compiling themselves before acting. </NRA member thought process>
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
UPDATE: Texas told no by the White House. They weren't the only state Obama said "no" to, just the only one that the news reported (as usual).
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Phil you know MI: 6 already has one. :rofl:
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're a silly people.
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LordAtomosk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
For the record, they could turn down the superlaser so it doesn't wreck the entire planet.
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Compared to all the other shit we've been seeing in the news...this is refreshing and even entertaining. :XD:

Thanks for sharing, Jolly... ;P
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NightFox Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thankfully they've finally got an Ion drive that'll make space travel more expedient since it doesn't need as much fuel since it'll be nuclear powered - [link]
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NeonBlonde1138 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guys, there's a reason we don't have Death Stars anymore. And that was a long time ago.


In a galaxy far, far away.
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:icontechnosasquatch:
technosasquatch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I'm pretty sure the petition was a "you wont take us seriously, then we will spam you" kinda-thing
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:iconmoonlitpredator:
MoonlitPredator Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Yeah i loled pretty hard when i heard.
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conglao2003 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
The classic loophole here is that full-size doesn't necessarily indicate the size of a small moon. It could be interpreted (and would be by the crack law team the US government employs) as any one of the offictking ial sizes of model Death Stars employed in the production of the Star Wars franchise. With that interpretation, "fully functional" could be taken to mean anything from having all the working lights of an original model to being capable of disintegrating a bunch of bananas or a very small dog.
xD
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zircher Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just think of all the technical advances in material sciences, power generation, offensive and defensive systems, gravity manipulation, and space/FTL drives that it would take to make a Death Star, well worth it even it is only partially complete.
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EXE-1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Ahh, just what I needed. Something to remind me that even government suits can still crack jokes. :D
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:iconapo-el:
Apo-el Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obviously, we were going to use it on Pluto. We don't care about it anymore.
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TheyCallMeSage Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This... sounds rather fake.
First of all, the article doesn't specify that the White House has to answer in the affirmative; in fact, it clearly states the opposite. Secondly, 25000 is a really strange number for lawmakers to select. Why 25000? Why not 20000 or 30000? I can see no significance. Thirdly, there are no sources cited.
That sounds like an urban legend to me.
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BarryWoods Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
[link]

No, 34,000 dumb ass(hopefully not and was just joking, but probably not) US citizens actually signed a petition for the government to do this.
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TheyCallMeSage Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't doubt that people actually signed such a petition. I don't doubt that a lot of people signed the petition. I just doubt the veracity of the White House being required to respond to such nonsense after a mere 25000 signatures.
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