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The Death Star Petition !

The Death Star Petition !

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On the recently proposed and rejected. Death star petition.
On the recently proposed and rejected. Death star petition.

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Published by: Muhammad Sarmad Hafeez on Feb 26, 2013
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The death star petition By Muhammad Sarmad Hafeez

An interesting development has been made recently as the white house rejects a petition signed by 2500+ petitioners (constitutionally breaching the threshold to get a formal response from the government). The petition asked the white house to secure funding and start initially working on a project which would ultimately develop a moon size spacecraft capable of blowing planets. The concept and design are inspired by the Hollywood blockbuster series ‘STAR WARS’ (originally introduced in 1977). To some the rejection of the petition has blocked the way for future "geek petitions" and for some this is the building block for future technology advises as well as prophecies. The funding required for this project is 852 quadrillion $ ( 1 quadrillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000 $ ). It is 13000 times GDP of the entire world. The reasons given by the white house in the rejection of this petition are: Firstly:" Why would we spend countless taxpayer’s dollars on a death star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by 1 man space ship? “(this is how it is destroyed in the movie) Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch of white house's budget office rebuttals more by adding : Secondly: “The administration does not support blowing up planets”. The second reason which apparently looks more logical is actually in direct contradiction with U.S. defense policies as the US currently has enough firepower to eliminate entire earth’s population 17 times over. The merits or demerits of this petition as an act are still pretty much unclear. However filing of this petition clearly shows one thing that how clearly the fine line between fiction and reality is breached and for this credit goes to high definition life like graphics.

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