USA will not construct a death star

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#1

The White House has rejected an official petition to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

These were the main reasons:

[ul]
[li]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.
[/li][li]The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
[/li][li]Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
[/li][/ul]

Read more about it in the official statement.


#2

Liggy, I think the criticisms are short-sighted. For just a few thousand more, we can have orbiting Live-Cam’s, run by Ridley Scott, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Once the Death Star is destroyed, the video will sell KAJILLIONS in ad space on YouTube. Then, over the years, Ridley-Lucas-Spiel can re-edit in new 3D (4D? 5D?) features and characters, create a few Hitler Rants, too, and sell even MORE ad space! We’ll have Directors Cuts, Final Directors Cuts, Original Theatrical releases, Final Ultimate Director Theatrical Special Edit cuts, etc. The popcorn revenue alone could be billions!

For only a few thousand more.

Anyone see what the US Navy’s proposition costs for the latest Coast Guard close-in-shore ship is projected at costing? Over $3 billion a piece. And the Chinese admiral said a motorboat with $1,000 worth of dynamite would blow it in half.


#3

Not to worry. There is also an official petition going about building an actual starship Enterprise.


#4

[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2672714].
Anyone see what the US Navy’s proposition costs for the latest Coast Guard close-in-shore ship is projected at costing? Over $3 billion a piece. And the Chinese admiral said a motorboat with $1,000 worth of dynamite would blow it in half.[/QUOTE]

Or an Exocet missile fired from a ship, helicopter, or airplane…

You also forgot about the F-35, which with all of the different versions for each branch of the service and cost overruns is estimated to cost over $1 trillion dollars to build(assuming a final order number of 2,443 planes at 382 billion) and maintain(estimated by the GAO to be $650 billion).


#5

We on Mars will take it as a act of war if the USA builds and death star


#6

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2672838]Not to worry. There is also an official petition going about building an actual starship Enterprise.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, should be dead easy.

Just take one of those surplus space shuttles, add a warp drive, a force field generator, and bolt on a teleport system… Uh oh, wait a minute… :wink:

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