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White House response to a petition for a Death Star
Lots of geeks will squee over the White House’s awesome response to a petition requesting a Death Star; their response includes epic statements like
The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:
- The construction of the 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.
- 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?
Terry Pratchett introduces Ank-Morpork map for iPad