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White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star' 384

Posted by Soulskill
from the fully-operational-boondoggle dept.
EdIII writes "The White House petition to secure funding for building the Death Star has garnered over 25,000 signatures, which means the White House must officially respond. I can't wait to see it. My question to Slashdot readers: what modifications would you add to the proposed Death Star? Obviously, as one journalist put it, 'guardrails around any of the facility's seemingly endless number of bridges, spans, shafts and pits.' What other changes would you ask your representatives to make?"
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White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star'

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  • by Huntr (951770) on Friday December 14, 2012 @07:01PM (#42295659)
    They don't actually *have* to respond, just because there are the required number of signatures. They've ignored many of these petitions, most recently those petitions regarding state secession following the November elections.
  • by Mitreya (579078) <(mitreya) (at) (gmail.com)> on Friday December 14, 2012 @07:24PM (#42296127)

    They don't actually *have* to respond, just because there are the required number of signatures. They've ignored many of these petitions, most recently those petitions regarding state secession following the November elections.

    Petition for "please dismantle TSA" got a response written by the director of the TSA. Surprisingly, he wrote how awesome and useful TSA is.

    I know!
    Let's start a petition asking to take our petitions seriously and not in the most condescending and patronizing manner possible.

  • by amicusNYCL (1538833) on Friday December 14, 2012 @07:45PM (#42296519)

    Let's start a petition asking to take our petitions seriously and not in the most condescending and patronizing manner possible.

    There already is one, no duplicates allowed. Here [whitehouse.gov] is their response.

  • Re:Make sure... (Score:5, Informative)

    by EdIII (1114411) on Friday December 14, 2012 @08:26PM (#42297005)

    Dude.... Seriously......

    LOL.

    It *IS* ADA compliant. Look at Darth Vader. Fucker lost two legs, one arm, and could not breathe very well anymore. He seemed to run the Death Star just fine....

  • Re:This (Score:5, Informative)

    by Chuckstar (799005) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @02:04AM (#42299155)

    Julius Caesar was never emperor of Rome.

    The senate declared him "dictator in perpetuity", but that's not quite the same thing. Augustus is considered the first emperor, having real imperial power as we'd mean it today, even though he eschewed any title which would seem to give him monarchical status. He did use the title Imperator, from which the English word Emperor derives, but it did not really have the same meaning at the time. He also used the title Princeps, meaning first citizen, but that also was not a title similar to Emperor. Effectively, Augustus had absolute power, but did not have a title recognizing that power.

    Later Roman Emperors held various titles, but even those varied over time.

    I find it interesting, furthermore, that the term "Caesar" became associated with the imperial position in Rome. It did not start out as anything more than the cognomen for Gaius Julius. Roman Emperors started adding it to their names to try to link themselves to the famous (and popular) Gaius Julius Caesar. Eventually, it became such a standard part of the title that it eventually came to mean "emperor" or "king" for various European cultures.

    (Your comment was not really wrong, btw, considering the context. I just thought you or orther readers might be interested in additional detail about the term Emperor of Rome.)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 15, 2012 @02:27AM (#42299241)

    Still don't understand how that photon torpedo curved into the shaft.
    That port was used for anion exhaust (negatively charged), they used a proton torpedo (positively charged), and the magnetic attraction curved the trajectory of the torpedo.

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