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The Empire Writes Back About the Failed Death Star Petition

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the that's-no-moon dept.

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It appears that it isn't just fans who took notice of the failed White House petition to build a Death Star. Star Wars Blog has an official response from the Galactic Empire which reads in part: "IMPERIAL CENTER, CORUSCANT – The overwhelming military superiority of the Galactic Empire has been confirmed once again by the recent announcement by the President of the United States that his nation would not attempt to build a Death Star, despite the bellicose demands of the people of his tiny, aggressive planet. 'It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire,' said Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim Territories. 'Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.'”

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D'uh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606741)

'Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.”

What are the key differences between Bush, Obama and Palpatine?

Re:D'uh (5, Funny)

DaWhilly (2555136) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606781)

The Emperor doesn't have a Term Limit.

Re:D'uh (1)

mapsjanhere (1130359) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607607)

Sure does, one term - for life. Very untypical for emperors to have multiple terms, unless your name is Napoleon.

Re:D'uh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607735)

Clones.

Re:D'uh (1)

morethanapapercert (749527) | about a year and a half ago | (#42609115)

Or Richard Kea AKA the Eternal Emperor of the Sten Chronicles, who was not a clone in the usual sense, since the mind was transcribed into each new body as well, so it was arguably the same man.

i know (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606811)

the way letters are arranged

Re:D'uh (2)

NettiWelho (1147351) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606823)

What are the key differences between Bush, Obama and Palpatine?

Space-time coordinates.

Re:D'uh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606825)

INFINITE POWER!

Re:D'uh (3, Funny)

Grishnakh (216268) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606829)

Palpatine wields the power of the Force. The others are just sociopathic assholes with normal human abilities.

Executive Order (2)

us7892 (655683) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606949)

By executive order, I authorize that construction begin immediately on a Death Star!!

By executive order, all personal property and assets are now the property of the Empire, and these assets shall be used to build this Death Star.

Re:D'uh (-1, Flamebait)

Seumas (6865) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607121)

Further, who needs the Death Star, when you're killing kids with drones?

For that matter, this is all pretty tasteless, considering what we're doing around the globe, right now.

Kind of fucking sick.

Re:D'uh (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607207)

The Death Star would provide ample justification... because we would've had a death star, that's why.

Re:D'uh (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607697)

What are the key differences between Bush, Obama and Palpatine?

One of them is fictional.

Re:D'uh (0)

GodInHell (258915) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607917)

The first two are real people with strengths and flaws. The last is, at best, a Hitler clone with magical powers.

Re:D'uh (3, Funny)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608861)

Palpatine was involved in fewer wars?

Re:D'uh (1)

Hamsterdan (815291) | about a year and a half ago | (#42613939)

You sir, owe me a new keyboard...

Misfiled (5, Funny)

davidwr (791652) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606765)

This entry was posted on January 15, 2013 at 9:00 am and is filed under In Pop Culture.

Should be refiled under Imperial Politics, Interstellar News, Diplomacy, or something similar.

Why? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606809)

This is one of the stupidest stories I have read; not even worthy of slightly retarded 12 years olds.

Re:Why? (2, Insightful)

sribe (304414) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606855)

This is one of the stupidest stories I have read; not even worthy of slightly retarded 12 years olds.

Goddammit. My mod points expired a few minutes ago ;-)

Re:Why? (3, Funny)

lnunes (1897628) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607043)

Don't worry, I got this!

Re:Why? (1)

halcyon1234 (834388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608089)

Good going. Now I'm going to have to mod it.

Re:Why? (1)

sribe (304414) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608229)

Don't worry, I got this!

HEY! It's going the wrong way! That was insightful, not a troll. Well, OK, it was a little trollish, but very insightful.

Re:Why? (1)

Thorodin (1999352) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606899)

Perhaps but it is filed under Entertainment. And what's the matter with a little silliness now and then?

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606933)

Silliness is fine. The GP is correct about this, though.

Re:Why? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606957)

not even worthy of slightly retarded 12 years olds

So, too sophisticated for about 50% of the Slashdot audience then.

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607903)

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

Let's just build the SDF-1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606851)

Then we can be done with it.

It's got Aircraft Carriers for Hands!

Re:Let's just build the SDF-1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42611117)

A couple of ARMD space platforms should be good enough

Re:Let's just build the SDF-1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42615069)

Only one was a Carrier, the other one was a Amphibious Assault Craft.

Emperor Palpatine? (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606905)

He just retired a couple of weeks ago...

Re:Emperor Palpatine? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607083)

The Pope's dead?

Re:Emperor Palpatine? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607119)

I thought that was back in 1983.

Re:Emperor Palpatine? (3, Insightful)

Cinder6 (894572) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607573)

Actually, it was a long time ago.

Re:Emperor Palpatine? (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608429)

Nope, 3rd of January, this year

Re:Emperor Palpatine? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42616377)

... a long time ago.

Seriously, nobody caught that?

Yawn. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606947)

Dumb nerd jokes about dumb nerd movies aren't funny.

Does anyone *genuinely* think this sort of thing is entertaining, or do people just get into referencing "nerdy" pop culture shit because "that's what us nerds do"? I've never understood it.

Re:Yawn. (2)

interval1066 (668936) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607779)

I've never understood it.

Now you kids get the hell off of his lawn!

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608177)

yeah, except i'm 23.

Re:Yawn. (4, Informative)

denzacar (181829) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608523)

That's a terrible age to be a grumpy old man.

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42609095)

That's a terrible age to be a grumpy old man.

Just imagine what he'll be like in 60 years!

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42609215)

i'm not grumpy at all, i just don't get why people find endless repetitive jokes about the same old nerdy shit funny. yes, i get it: people made a petition to fund a death star, the white house responded with a bunch of references to star wars that we've all heard a MILLION times.

then some other dorks posted a fake response referencing more star wars shit we've all heard a million times. if slashdot readers are supposed to find that funny, clever, or at all newsworthy, maybe i should stop reading slashdot.

give me some clever, subversive humor. give me something that makes me think. or give me some lowbrow humor. urmom jokes are funny because they at least require some sort of creative thought to come up with in the first place - you can just as easily make a lame urmom joke as a good one.

or you can just reference a very popular movies to squeeze cheap laughs out of retards who only laugh because they think that's what they're "supposed" to do. because, you know, they're *nerds* man! us nerds all gotta love the same shit cuz it's nerdy! (even though star wars has always been *incredibly* mainstream - not that that's a bad thing)

think i'll go watch some frisky dingo.

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42609569)

Thank you, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Re:Yawn. (1)

DuckDodgers (541817) | about a year and a half ago | (#42609617)

If it doesn't suit your sense of humor, then don't pay any attention.

I'll never understand people who post to a topic on Slashdot complaining that the topic bores them. The internet is a big thing, if you aren't interested in what you read here, then go somewhere else.

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42610221)

because i don't like something i'm automatically not allowed to talk about why i don't like it? i like slashdot, i read it every day at work. sometimes i'll click on articles i'm not *intensely* interested in because, i dunno, i'm bored waiting for my code to compile.

plus, this story was related to one that interested me: the white house's response to the dumb death star petition. so i clicked on it. then i realized it was just lame nerd humor, so i decided to comment to see if i'm really the only one who doesn't get into that sort of thing (apparently, yes).

is there something wrong with that? i wasn't attacking anyone. i LIKE slashdot. i think it frequently has some pretty interesting articles and comments. i don't think there's anything wrong with me commenting to express an unpopular opinion.

thinking otherwise is the sort of reasoning i HATE about nerds (okay, maybe now i *am* on the attack). get over yourselves. not everyone likes the same things yall do. nothing wrong with that.

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42610601)

Do you like gladiator movies? OT, I know, mod me down to -2.

Look, If you go back a couple of days, /. covered the story about the White House's refusal. This story is now so redundant that there's nothing left to do but goof on Star Wars.

And people expecting serious comments here (sorry). -- Before I end here, I gotta' ask...

How's that dingo doing? He finish yet? (Vids or it didn't happen)

Re:Yawn. (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about a year and a half ago | (#42615231)

If it doesn't suit your sense of humor, then don't pay any attention. I'll never understand people who post to a topic on Slashdot complaining that the topic bores them. The internet is a big thing, if you aren't interested in what you read here, then go somewhere else.

Oh, come on. If slashdot started posting loads of anti-Linux stories, or daily posts about the NFL or Kim Kardashian, everyone would (quite rightly) be in an uproar.

People come to slashdot, or any other website, in large part because of what it doesn't post.

If I want poetry criticism or local traffic news, I go to the relevant websites.

Having said that, there are bound to be some stories you're not interested in on any site. Unfortunately, anything to do with Star Wars seems to be (a) acceptable as slashdot-fodder and (b) beyond criticism.

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42615851)

See ya!

Re:Yawn. (1)

JustOK (667959) | about a year and a half ago | (#42609355)

Dumb nerd jokes about dumb nerd movies aren't funny.

Does anyone *genuinely* think this sort of thing is entertaining, or do people just get into referencing "nerdy" pop culture shit because "that's what us nerds do"? I've never understood it.

Wait, I've heard that in some movie...

Unfortunately (0)

i kan reed (749298) | about a year and a half ago | (#42606961)

Unfortunately Disney's article already used all the clever star wars references that could possibly be applied, leaving slashdot commenters with nothing to do but rehash them.

Palpatine was better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42606969)

...he probably knew how to balance the budget.

Re:Palpatine was better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607159)

Oh look, another dumbass who doesn't know that congress is responsible for the "budget".

Re:Palpatine was better... (2)

NettiWelho (1147351) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607319)

Oh look, another dumbass who doesn't know that congress is responsible for the "budget".

Oh look, another dumbass who doesn't know that Palpatine dissolved the congress [wikia.com] so he is infact responsible for the "budget".

"The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I've just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away."

-Wilhuff Tarkin

Re:Palpatine was better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607635)

Then OP was comparing apples to oranges, since the President doesn't have that power to begin with.

I find your lack of faith disturbing (3, Funny)

denzacar (181829) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608495)

since the President doesn't have that power to begin with.

Why?
Cause his birth certificate does not mention his midi-chlorian count?

Re:I find your lack of faith disturbing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608643)

Hold on, that too can be photoshopped on to the "birth certificate"...

Re:Palpatine was better... (2)

SilentStaid (1474575) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607417)

Did you just say that a Sith Lord knew how to balance?

First of all, the man hasn't strayed from a solid black ensemble in 40 years. Then there's the whole argument for physical balance - if I had a nickle for every time I saw a Sith (minus Maul, his balance was impeccable) wobble, fall or hell - fail to decide to attack anddefend in a fight... Then there's that whole thing where they lean completely to one side of the force which I don't think I have to tell you...

You know what? I need to balance myself. Before I get nerd-uppity on the internet about the finer points of galactic budgets, saber fighting techniques and personal dispositions of fictional characters I'm going to go kiss my girlfriend.

Re:Palpatine was better... (3, Insightful)

Cro Magnon (467622) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607549)

...he probably knew how to balance the budget.

Doubtful. Not only was the Death Star a huge budgetary drain, but he blew away a whole planet of taxpayers, causing a further drain on the Galactic Economy.

Re:Palpatine was better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607657)

He blew away Alderaan. A planet crippled by its inbred aristocracy and antiquated legal system.

Re:Palpatine was better... (1)

VirtualWizard (982826) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608879)

Not to mention Gungans.

Re:Palpatine was better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42615735)

My god, this is the only argument for watching the movies in episodic order - you can sympathize with the decision to blow up Alderaan.

Re:Palpatine was better... (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | about a year and a half ago | (#42615981)

Naboo surely?

Why is this an article? (2, Insightful)

Jiro (131519) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607005)

While it's fun to pretend, most of us know that this really isn't an official response from the Empire, since the Empire is a fictional organization. What it is is a single post from a single blogger.

Why is Slashdot running an article which consists of "this one blogger posted a message on a blog about some geeky topic"?

Re:Why is this an article? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607089)

" since the Empire is a fictional organization."

That's what they want you to think.

Re:Why is this an article? (2)

JustOK (667959) | about a year and a half ago | (#42609433)

They want you to think that that's what they want you to think.

Re:Why is this an article? (5, Funny)

Cro Magnon (467622) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607629)

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Re:Why is this an article? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607681)

It's funny, laugh.

Slashdot wasn't always a circle jerk for armchair politicos or slashvertisments for the dumbest of all possible shit.

Re:Why is this an article? (1)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607759)

Uhhh... Because that's what Slashdot does?

And good thing, too. Have you actually seen the (thankfully small amount of) Slashdot-generated content posted here?

Re:Why is this an article? (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about a year and a half ago | (#42615257)

most of us know that this really isn't an official response from the Empire, since the Empire is a fictional organization

That's like posting on a Moshi Monsters site that Santa Claus isn't real.

is there a reference to Earth at all in Star Wars? (2)

peter303 (12292) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607097)

Other than it was long ago and far away. A couple Star War stars have the same names as our stars.

Re:is there a reference to Earth at all in Star Wa (1)

waynemcdougall (631415) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607359)

There is something wearing an American flight suit in the Cantina scene. But you know how the sand people will buy any old junk the Ferengi pick up that fell through a wormhole backwards in time.

Contracting (2)

Fosterocalypse (2650263) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607239)

The problem is not the power its the web of contracting associated with a project of such magnitude. See all the contractors know who its for and know the risk involved so they pass on bidding on the project.

INTERGALACTIC COMMUNIQUE (0)

interval1066 (668936) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607383)

From: Eternal Emperor Forever Justin Bieber of Rigel IV
To: Serak the Preparer
Subject: PUNY HUMANS!

Preparer;

I laughed with much glee at the attempts of the the puny humans to calculate the cost of this death star "super weapon". It surely could never rival the power of our star system destructo ray! Make sure Kang and Kodos have prepared the invasion fleets!

Be a Bieleber!

Emperor Justin

Don't forget your towel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607493)

As if your puny "Deathstar" would ever get built, anyway.

The Earth will be destroyed tomorrow in order to make room for the interstellar bypass which has been in the planning stage for quite some time now. No sense complaining about it now, since you self-absorbed humans have not even bothered to attend any of the galactic meetings. Until then, would any of you be interested in hearing some of our poetry?

Signed, The Vogons

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (published in 1979), the characters visit the legendary planet Magrathea, home to the now-collapsed planet-building industry, and meet Slartibartfast, a planetary coastline designer who was responsible for the fjords of Norway. Through archival recordings, he relates the story of a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. When the answer was revealed to be 42, Deep Thought explained that the answer was incomprehensible because the beings didn't know what they were asking. It went on to predict that another computer, more powerful than itself would be made and designed by it to calculate the question for the answer. (Later on, referencing this, Adams would create the 42 Puzzle, a puzzle which could be approached in multiple ways, all yielding the answer 42.) The computer, often mistaken for a planet (because of its size and use of biological components), was the Earth, and was destroyed by Vogons to make way for a hyperspatial express route, five minutes before the conclusion of its 10-million-year program. Two of a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who commissioned the Earth in the first place, disguise themselves as Trillian's mice, and want to dissect Arthur's brain to help reconstruct the question, since he was part of the Earth's matrix moments before it was destroyed, and so he is likely to have part of the question buried in his brain. Trillian is also human but had left Earth six months previously with Zaphod Beeblebrox, President of the Galaxy. The protagonists escape, setting course for "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe". The mice, in Arthur's absence, create a phony question since it is too troublesome for them to wait 10 million years again just to cash in on a lucrative deal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Plot [wikipedia.org]

Re:Don't forget your towel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608595)

“Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe. The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning" four of his audience died of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one of his own legs off. Grunthos was reported to have been "disappointed" by the poem's reception, and was about to embark on a reading of his 12-book epic entitled "My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles" when his own major intestine, in a desperate attempt to save humanity, leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain. The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator, Paul Neil Milne Johnstone of Redbridge, in the destruction of the planet Earth. Vogon poetry is mild by comparison.” - Douglas Adams

Re:Don't forget your towel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608951)

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt like tags: life , navigation 18,470 people liked it “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer” Douglas Adams

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

“The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

“A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.” Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt like tags: humor, panic 2,194 people liked it “Don't Panic.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy like tags: design, foolproof, ingenuity 2,037 people liked it “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless like tags: british humor science fiction social commentary “Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away (1)

russotto (537200) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607503)

It wasn't our galaxy! The Galactic Empire fell long before they could have managed to reach here.

Death Star must be registered... (4, Insightful)

Picass0 (147474) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607581)

The Empire's Death Star qualifies under new Executive Orders issued today by the White House as an assult weapon. As such Grand Moff Tarkin is required to surrender possession within mandated timeframes and confirm registration on all other non-qualifying items in the Imperial armory. W. Tarkin and Anakin Skywalker aka D.Vader must also submit to a Universal Background Check.

Re:Death Star must be registered... (1)

Binestar (28861) | about a year and a half ago | (#42608193)

Nothing in the executive orders changes definitions of assault weapons. That portion is going to go through an increasingly hostile congress.

Increasingly hostile congress? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42609365)

Congress hasn't been more hostile post civil war. They can't get much more hostile short of an impeachment over nothing... If he uses the constitution to pay off the debt they just might do that too.

Re:Death Star must be registered... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42611405)

"Nothing in the executive orders changes definitions of assault weapons."

So, they are still defined as what ignorant people think look scary?

Re:Death Star must be registered... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42616547)

Yep. And in New York City, the definition includes *HANDGUNS* with a magazine capacity above 7 rounds. :DOH!:

Building a Death Star is Rediculous (2)

qzzpjs (1224510) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607639)

We should have started on a few Star Destroyer's first! Conquer some neighboring planets and get them to build the Death Star for us.

Rebuttal (1)

RedHackTea (2779623) | about a year and a half ago | (#42607707)

"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
-Your Supreme Lord Holiness, Darth Vader

Wave of the Hand (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42607711)

This is not the President you are looking for...

NERDS !!!!! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608107)

This is the nerdy shit ever!

Re:NERDS !!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608389)

This is the nerdy shit ever!

The nerd shall inherit the Earth!

Here's the only Death Star the US govt can afford (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42608701)

Here's a Death Star that the US government might actually be able to afford:

http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16974

It's made of LEGO. If enough people sign the LEGO Cuusoo petition (like a Kickstarter for LEGO sets), maybe the LEGO company can succeed where the US govt is unwilling to go.

*shakes head* (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42610485)

Welcome to Obama's America.

This should not be a government project (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42614331)

This project can still make it just needs a few tweaks from the private sector. First of all change the name to "The Disney Freedom Star" and create some space on the outside for advertising - scrolling billboards and flashing lights. It will also need to have a substantial percentage of volume dedicated to retail. It should also contain a Star Fleet Academy themed restaurant for fans of space science fiction. All security and military operations will have to contracted to the plethora of private security firms. So if there is a war countries or multinational corporations can bid for time on the laser, imagine the profit!

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