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Old 14 December 2012, 02:45 PM
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What a waste of resources, considering that the Illudium Q -36 Explosive Space Modulator will do the same job at a fraction of the price.

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Old 14 December 2012, 03:49 PM
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Kind of puts the whole petitions of secession into perspective, eh?
I actually did sign this petition, and I think that like most who did so, did it to point out how stupid/ridiculous the secession petitions are. Well, that and... *Death Star, hello!

*Just because something isn't feasible doesn't mean I can't dream about it...
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Old 14 December 2012, 04:13 PM
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It's job creation, what could possibly go wrong with that?
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Old 14 December 2012, 04:31 PM
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What a waste of resources, considering that the Illudium Q -36 Explosive Space Modulator will do the same job at a fraction of the price.

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The waste of resources is making me very, very angry.
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Old 14 December 2012, 06:54 PM
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One of my work compadres thinks that the US is going to war - with itself. I asked, do we go house by house depending on who voted for whom, or what? He thinks we need to "head for the hills" to live.
Most of the "hills" are already pretty well populated; very often with people who also disagree house to house as to who they voted for, but who agree that their neighbors shouldn't be overriden by fools* from elsewhere.

The rest of the "hills" are not easy to live in. I suspect your acquaintance would run into more trouble than he expects, in either case.

Of course, I also suspect he isn't going to do anything but talk. Though I hope I'm not wrong.




*The local fools are another matter.
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Old 14 December 2012, 07:11 PM
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Well, that and... *Death Star, hello!
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Old 14 December 2012, 10:14 PM
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But "Life Star" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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Old 12 January 2013, 02:05 AM
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The White House has responded to the Death Star petition.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/res...-youre-looking

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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?
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Old 12 January 2013, 02:16 AM
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It's nice to see that our government has a sense of humor about things.
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Old 12 January 2013, 04:15 AM
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Standby for the petition response to be spun as "A waste of taxpayer resources! Doesn't our government have better things to do with its time than make up gag articles? How much taxpayer money went into the time to research and write that response??!?!!??!?!>!" in 3... 2... 1...
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Old 12 January 2013, 08:33 AM
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The White House has responded to the Death Star petition.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/res...-youre-looking
I fully expect to see emails about how the Obama administration has killed a program critical to national defense.

Anyway, if anyone's interested, click here to see where the $852,000,000,000,000,000 estimate comes from.

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Old 12 January 2013, 10:56 PM
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Standby for the petition response to be spun as "A waste of taxpayer resources! Doesn't our government have better things to do with its time than make up gag articles? How much taxpayer money went into the time to research and write that response??!?!!??!?!>!" in 3... 2... 1...
Literally, the fourth or fifth comment on Yahoo's reporting of the Death Star petition was someone complaining that a bunch of weirdos (I forget the exact epithet, except I was surprised it wasn't political and didn't have "tard" at the end) caused a government official to spend a single cent of government money answering that question.

In fact, the Yahoo comments showed that a lot of people who comment there 1.) lack any sense of humor at all, and 2.) are jerks.
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Old 13 January 2013, 02:05 AM
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If they're anything like the people on the video game forums I frequent, they probably think the Chief of Science and Space should have been using that valuable time to solve the debt crisis.


ETA: And it's not even as if the response was entirely frivolous. The last couple paragraphs call for more people to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering, all of which would benefit the country in the long run.

But I guess if anyone on the government's payroll looks like they're having fun, they must be wasting taxpayer money...

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Old 16 January 2013, 09:24 PM
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Read This! White House ups the ante for petition website: 100,000 signatures

The White House announced this week that it has increased the threshold to receive an official response from 25,000 signatures to 100,000 signatures. The new threshold applies only to petitions created after the change and, as before, petitioners have only 30 days to gather enough names.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/n...0,973194.story
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Old 16 January 2013, 09:35 PM
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OMG, the cat-friend parts were so funny I had to stop watching so I could breathe again.
I kept thinking, "This is my favorite part - right there." And then cat-friend would appear again, and I would have a new favorite!
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