Ah, Crap - No Death Star

The White House, under President Obama, set up a "We The People" petition site "Giving all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them". If a particular petition gathers more that 25,000 "signatures", then the White House will offer a response. Apparently, one of the issues that matters to us is the creation of a Death Star weapon, with funding to be secured and construction to begin by 2016. As this petition did reach the 25,000 threshold, a response was forthcoming from Paul Shawcross (Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget), titled "This Isn't The Response You're Looking For"...

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