Friday, 11 January 2013
No Plans For Death Star
The White House has rejected a petition signed by 34,435 people who are calling for the United States government 'to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016'.
The 34,435 people who should not be left alone with cutlery claim that having a Moon-sized space station and inter-stellar weapon from the Star Wars film series would strengthen national security and create jobs.
Paul Shawcross, chief of the White House's Office of Management and Budget's Science and Space Branch, has replied saying: 'The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defence, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon."
He explains that the estimated cost of constructing a Death Star would be over $850,000,000,000,000,000 ($850 quadrillion) and 'We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it'."
Mr Shawcross went on to explain that the White House 'does not support blowing up planets' so there you have it geekoids, now you can go back to speaking like Yoda to each other and arguing over whether Spiderman could beat Batman in a fight.
China, Russia, quick, America are not building a Death Star, here's your chance!!