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Monday, December 10, 2012

Petition to White House to build a Death Star?! For real?!

Death Star 1 & 11

This is truly a geek worthy news indeed.

Excerpts from FOXnews read:

"Citing a need for increased “space superiority” and job creation, over 13,000 people have signed an official petition on WhiteHouse.gov demanding that the United States government secure funds and resources and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense,” reads the petition. Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016."

As of Monday (10th of December) morning, the real-life petition had received 13,302 signatures. The petition needs another 11,700 signatures for it to reach the 25,000 threshold necessary for the government to take it seriously. This means that the American people have until Dec 14 to turn this dream into reality.

So what are you guys waiting for? Here's a chance to see one of the most iconic pop-culture icon in the history of geek fandom being made for real!
Read here for the original article.
I've even ranted about the actual 'costs' necessary to build the giant space station before in my earlier posting in 2009.

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