Latest
Confirmed Matches for WWE No Mercy (September 23, 2017 2:00 pm)
Netflix Release First Punisher Trailer (September 22, 2017 9:50 am)
Results: WWE Smackdown Live 19/09/2017 (September 20, 2017 11:27 am)
Results: WWE Raw 18/09/2017 (September 19, 2017 6:00 am)
Bobby Heenan Passes Away (September 18, 2017 6:30 am)
Apple Reveal iPhone X (September 15, 2017 5:50 pm)
Apple Announce iPhone 8 (September 15, 2017 5:39 pm)
Star Wars: Episode IX Release Moved (September 14, 2017 8:07 pm)
Results: WWE Smackdown Live 12/09/2017 (September 13, 2017 9:00 am)
J.J. Abrams Steps in for Star Wars: Episode IX (September 12, 2017 6:55 pm)
Wonder Woman Director Agrees Deal for Sequel (September 12, 2017 10:29 am)
Results: WWE Raw 11/09/2017 (September 12, 2017 9:09 am)
Results: UFC 215 (September 10, 2017 7:58 am)
Colin Trevorrow Exits Star Wars: Episode IX (September 6, 2017 6:48 pm)
Results: WWE Smackdown Live 05/09/2017 (September 6, 2017 6:31 pm)

White House says it won’t build a Death Star

The White House has published an official response to an online petition requesting the construction of a Death Star.

Back in November, the We The People website started a petition – ‘Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016’ – for the Death Star to be built, and gathered 34,435 signatures.

Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, has published a response, titled ‘This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For:

 

“The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defence, 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. [And] why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

We don’t have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke’s arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers. We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field.”

Source: Digital Spy

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone

A co-owner of this here website, as well as a Writer, Podcaster and Designer. I'm well known for my enthusiasm and positivity. You can find out what's on my mind by following me on Twitter and by checking out The Geek Show, The Podcast of Wisdom and Ring the Bell.

Comments