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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2013

Death star project implodes

WASHINGTON — Apparently, Darth Vader had deep pockets. An estimate has pegged the cost of building a real-life Death Star at US$852 quadrillion. A petition on the White House’s official site called on the United States government to build the massive space station from Star Wars fame. Despite the massive economic stimulus that could come from such an endeavour, the idea was given a thumbs down.“The administration shares your desire for job creation and strong national defence, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon,” said Paul Shawcross, head of the White House budget office’s science and space branch. On an unrelated note, the White House also increased the threshold for petitions to elicit an official response from 25,000 signatures to 100,000.

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