Obama won't support building 'Death Star'

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  1. average american

    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    A "Death Star" won't be a part of the U.S. military's arsenal any time soon.
    More than 34,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to build the "Star Wars" inspired super-weapon to spur job growth and bolster national defense.

    But in a posting Friday on the White House website, Paul Shawcross, an administration adviser on science and space, says a Death Star would cost too much to build—an estimated $850 quadrillion—at a time the White House is working to reduce the federal budget.

    Besides, Shawcross says, the Obama administration "does not support blowing up planets."

    The U.S., Shawcross points out, is already involved in several out-of-this-world projects, including the International Space Station, which is currently orbiting Earth with a half-dozen astronauts.

    White House responds to Death Star petition: No – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    Why this news in this thread?
     
  4. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    well just wait for next 4 years when republican president comes till then "Death Star" would improved and then in name of creation of jobs it would be included
     
  5. thakur_ritesh

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    850 quadrillion dollars is an absurdly stunning figure, if anything!!!

    Forget everything else, where will you find all that kind of money from and who will chip in with all that money? The grand total of global economy is 70t usd, assuming the parallel economy to be another 50% of that still we get a figure of around 100t usd, and further assuming all the global financial funds get put in this project we are still talking about a figure that happens to be a multiple by 8,500 times of the present global economy.

    Are they talking about a few centuries as a time span?
     
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  6. Bangalorean

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    850 quadrillion dollars is a bullshit figure :bs:

    Some useless clueless reporter no doubt. More likely to be $8.5 trillion or something. Which is also massively huge btw..
     
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  7. Phenom

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    How would death star help protect US?

    When you fire it, it'll blow up the entire planet including United States.


    Another thing, will this one also have a giant hole right above the main reactor?
     
  8. Phenom

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    No the figure is right, death star was after all built by a multi-planetary empire.

    Math Nerds Calculate Death Star Cost

    There is nothing serious about the petition, just some fun.
     
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    Dude death star is like a small moon. 8.5 trillion isn't even close.
     
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  12. LordOfTheUnderworlds

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    wow I learned new word 'quadrillion'. If I convert that to rupees I might have to learn another new word.
     
  13. LordOfTheUnderworlds

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    double post.
     
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