Death Star Petition. The White House has rejected the popular request to build a Death Star.
The Death Star is (everybody knows it) a fictional moon-sized space-station which can destroy a planet in some seconds with a single destructive energy beam. Then, The Death Star is also a super-weapon which appears in the Star Wars movies by George Luckas and which has entertained generations of audiences with its science-fictional ideas.
Science-fiction? Well, maybe not. Maybe, we could be in risk of turning the fiction into a reality, a possible nightmare.
Fortunately, the White House has said ‘NO’ to the popular request to build a Death Star.
The White House has said that it shares the desire to create jobs and strengthen national defense of the nearly 35,000 people who signed the petition, but “the White House is not in favor of planetary destruction.”
Paul Shawcross, head of the office of the White House Science and Space, sets the cost of construction of the space station (about the size of a small planetary satellite) around 850,000 billion (about 650,000 billion euros).
And Shawcross has added: “We will not increase the deficit. We want to reduce it.” Paul Shawcross, full of nods to fans of the film series, has also said that in the original Star Wars movies the station is destroyed by a single spacecraft. “Why we would spend countless taxpayer dollars to build something with an obvious failing design that could destroy a single craft?”
Congratulations to The White House, congratulations for stopping a new nightmare, congratulations for splitting fiction and reality.
Last year was a horrible year. Yareah magazine next issue is going to be titled Go on! Because we would like a hope for next year. This hope would be impossible with a new mortal Death Star.
Have a nice day and forget the Death Star Petition!
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