astroengine writes "Alderaan is safe (from the current administration at least) — the White House has decided not to build a planet-killing Death Star of their own, despite a public appeal to the contrary. A petition posted on the "We the People" White House website in November 2012 urging the government to "secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016," garnered 34,435 signatures. Petitions with over 25,000 signatures require an official White House response. And that response is pure-squeezed awesomejuice."
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