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2013-01-11 09:54:27 PM  
19 votes:
The Obama admin is officially the coolest ever.
2013-01-12 05:54:23 AM  
10 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: The Obama admin is officially the coolest ever.


Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HA. The coolest.
2013-01-12 12:50:24 AM  
8 votes:
Dear Fox News,

You might be tempted to respond to this, but before you do, you should be warned:

ic.pics.livejournal.com .


Yours truly,

SilentStrider
2013-01-11 11:55:13 PM  
8 votes:
Thank you White House, not only for responding.. but for being cool about it.

This makes me very happy. Just... they get it, and I like that.
2013-01-12 11:10:42 AM  
7 votes:

pedrop357: I don't recall him demanding action, setting deadlines, convening blue ribbon panels, shedding any crocodile tears, or putting out any bullshiat staged photos of him being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.


So, you don't remember the executive order he issued to close Guantanamo that Congress immediately moved to block by cutting off the funding?
2013-01-12 06:18:27 AM  
7 votes:

pedrop357: This. As long as his administration has a little fun every now and again, a lot of people seem to be willing to give it a nice set of passes.

He only really got energized in any meaningful way to push the health care act and now more gun control.

Where was this Obama last term to push closing Guantanamo, stop warrant less wiretapping, become more transparent, curb the excesses of the Patriot Act, leave medical marijuana clinics alone or any of the other things alluded to or outright promised during his 2008 campaign?

I don't recall him demanding action, setting deadlines, convening blue ribbon panels, shedding any crocodile tears, or putting out any bullshiat staged photos of him being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.

I doubt he sheds any tears for all the innocent people killed by his administration's use of drones or all the people who die in the drug war related violence that his administration happily continues.

He's a self-centered celebrity and a craven, opportunistic piece of shiat.


You have an interestingly broad interpretation of the activities and responsibilities of the Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Last I checked he didn't have a whole lot to do with prisoner treatment standards or detention allocations, but maybe you know something I do not.
2013-01-12 01:01:22 AM  
7 votes:
I love that we live in a world where not only does the office of the most powerful man on earth issue a formal response to a request to build an orbital death station, but actually manages to be cool about it.
2013-01-12 12:51:02 AM  
7 votes:
Since the GOP opposes anything that the WH says, I expect them to demand that a Death Star be built NOW.
2013-01-12 07:48:57 AM  
6 votes:

pedrop357: He knows how to make a big show and go for broke, just not when it comes to any of the things he promised during the campaign.


He's kept plenty of his campaign promises. Just because they may not be specifically the ones you want, doesn't mean it's not happening.
2013-01-12 07:10:06 AM  
6 votes:

pedrop357: OhioUGrad: I totally forgot that ONE person could do everything in Washington all by themselves without assistance from anyone else or Congress.....totally how the presidency works!

But

If you pull the president's dick out of your mouth and reread what I wrote, you'll see that I directed my attention at Obama and things he does and does not do.

Congress does not set his priorities, nor does it force to him to demand deadlines from Congress. Obama seems to be very light on calling for any action on the things that were so important during his 2008 campaign and THAT is why I posted what I did.

If you want to pretend that he's just this great guy who just can't do all the great things he wanted to because of Congress, fine. Just make sure to wipe your chin when he's done.


The President couldn't get Congress to pay for the closing of Gitmo and relocation of the detainees there when his party controlled everything. Do you really think that a Republican-led House would consider a deadline for the closure of Gitmo for longer than it takes to laugh at it and then tell the President to suck a duck? Don't you think that fighting for the closure of Gitmo would be a distraction from fights that he could win?

Oh, wait... You don't care. You're just a concern troll. Keep crying those crocodile tears.
2013-01-12 02:39:25 AM  
6 votes:

fusillade762: I like Obama plenty, but he didn't write that.


He did say the "Office" of the President.
2013-01-12 12:28:59 AM  
6 votes:
Once again, President Obama proves himself to be inexcusably weak on intergalactic defense.
2013-01-12 11:48:20 AM  
5 votes:
There are not enough Lighten Up Francis jpegs to handle this thread without crashing the servers.
2013-01-12 06:58:26 AM  
5 votes:

pedrop357: I think Obama is trying very hard to see if he can steal title of worst president from GWB Jr.


And that's where I give up on you. Plonk.
2013-01-12 06:19:52 AM  
5 votes:
glad they turned something silly into an important talking point. STEM education is really lacking in this country, and I don't think anybody is doing enough to get kids better at science and math.
2013-01-12 12:42:01 PM  
4 votes:

Stone Meadow: Well, that understandable. What I don't get, though, is the whiny spat-throwing over such trivial matters as complaining that the WH takes the time to engage constructively with petitioners instead of telling folks to STFU and GBTW. It seems that the better job the President does the worse conservatives like him. I wonder what could prompt that?


This. We had eight years of Bush and his "Yee-haaw! Let Jesus take the wheel" approach to anything involving science, education or critical thinking. Eight years of senior cabinet posts stuffed with retards from Regent University.  (After all, if you're an idiot to begin with, the only way you can make yourself appear brilliant is to surround yourself with people even dumber than you. Bush never wavered from this policy during his entire administration).

That they would engage the public AT ALL and actually give a crap about what the people who pay their salaries think is a minor but very refreshing change.
2013-01-12 11:10:52 AM  
4 votes:

utah dude: Silverstaff: blastr.com

can we please get a nonghey president? maybe one with a 'responsible adult, leader' package?


Let's look at our prior choices:

1. Idiot from Texas on a mission from God.
2. Charming lecherous womanizer, elected mainly because he is a great public speaker.
3. Bland guy who was elected mainly because his competition for the job looked like a doofus when he climbed into a tank.
4. B-Movie Actor elected mainly because he gives good speeches and was photogenic.
5. Naive peanut farmer who turned out to be better as a goodwill ambassador than a President.
6. Unelected ineffectual clutz.
7. Slimy, oily crook that was the most corrupt POTUS in the 20th century.
8. Uptight, heartless prick who got the office because the guy before him got shot.
9. Charming womanizer elected mainly because he was a great public speaker and was a war hero.

We don't elect our Presidents for being a "responsible, adult leader". We choose them mainly on if they are a good public speaker, are photogenic on camera and on TV, and if they seem likable to a majority of people.
2013-01-12 07:26:49 AM  
4 votes:

pedrop357: kazikian: You made some good points, and then went all derpy in the last line. I guess I'm still waiting for someone to pose valid criticisms without hatred.

Why does hatred invalidate criticisms?


Because emotion is the enemy of rationality.
2013-01-12 06:45:02 AM  
4 votes:

robohobo: haters_gonna_hate_obama.jpg


for most of those criticisms that's true, but he could have vetoed the NDAA. that one he DOES have direct control over.

robohobo: robohobo: dolphinburger: glad they turned something silly into an important talking point. STEM education is really lacking in this country, and I don't think anybody is doing enough to get kids better at science and math.

Interest hot skanky trollops in guys who like science and math, and you'll have more guys interested in science and math. Maybe. Even at, Fark, the NFl/wrestling threads pwn every other thread going.

NFL. Sorry, it's past my bedtime.


I agree, I think we need to make it 'cool' to be smart. There's a very dangerous antiintellectual attitude in this country, and i'm not quite sure where it comes from. We also need to be creating girl engineers and scientists at a faster rate. we're really failing at getting women into science, probably because it's really hard to have a child and be a grad student simultaneously. we need to figure this one out people, it's important.
2013-01-12 05:26:23 AM  
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

The House of Representatives. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
2013-01-12 12:59:27 PM  
3 votes:

Geeves00: Dimensio: TheManofPA: adjmcloon: But building a Death Star with that vulnerability would be EXACTLY what the gov't would normally do.

Think of all the innocent contractors that could be killed too when working on a second govt Death Star project

Any contractor working on that Death Star knows the risk involved. If they get killed, it is their own fault.

All those innocent contractors brought in to do the job were killed - casualties of a war they had nothing to do with. All right, look: you're a roofer, some juicy government contract comes your way. You got a wife and kids, the two-story in suburbia. This is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. Along come these left-wing militants that blast everything within a three-mile radius with their lasers. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.


As much as I'm enjoying the Clerks banter, I have to take umbrage with the "innocent contractors" nonsense.

First, the use of droid labor is extensive in Star Wars. The vast majority of structural assembly would be done by industrial droids like binary load-lifters or EVS droids.

Second, why would the Empire use civilian contractors on a project they wanted kept secret (or at least secret enough to make the Bothan intel believable? They nationalized a number of commercial guilds after the Clone Wars (except the Banking Clan); they would easily have the resources to internally handle the construction process, albeit at a rate not satisfactory to Palpatine.

Finally, let's assume they did hire outside contractors. What companies are they going to trust with this project? Corellian Engineering? The Empire knew CEC was selling CR90 corvettes and DP20 gunships out the back door. Incom? Not after their design team bailed with the T-65 blueprints; hell, the Empire won't even buy the I-7 Howlrunner in large quantities. Alderaan Royal Engineers? They blew that chance - literally. Kuat Drive Yards and Sinear Fleet Systems? They're so far in bed with the Empire, there's no room for "innocent" there.

TL; DR: I like Kevin Smith and Clerks, but the "innocent contractors" argument is a load of poodoo.
2013-01-12 12:03:53 PM  
3 votes:

Silverstaff: 8. Uptight, heartless prick who got the office because the guy before him got shot.


Yeah, that LBJ was one heartless bastard:

Landmark Laws of the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration

-----1963-----
College Facilities
Clean Air
Vocational Education
Indian Vocational Training
Manpower Training


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Inter-American Development Bank
Kennedy Cultural Center
Tax Reduction
Presidential Transition
Federal Airport Aid
Farm Program
Chamizal Convention
Pesticide Controls
International Development Association
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Campobello International Park
Urban Mass Transit
Water Resources Research
Federal Highway
Civil Service Pay Raise
War on Poverty
Criminal Justice
Truth-in-Securities
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Ozark Scenic Riverway
Administrative Conference
Fort Bowie Historic Site
Food StampHousing Act
Interest Equalization
Wilderness Areas
Nurse Training
Revenues for Recreation
Fire Island National Seashore
Library Services
Federal Employee Health Benefits


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Medicare
Aid to Education
Higher Education
Four Year Farm Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Act
Social Security Increase
Voting Rights
Fair Immigration Law
Older Americans
Heart, Cancer, Stroke Program
Law Enforcement Assistance
National Crime Commission
Drug Controls
Mental Health Facilities
Health Professions
Medical Libraries
Vocational Rehabilitation
Anti-Poverty Program
Arts and Humanities Foundation
Aid to Appalachia
Highway BeautyClean Air
Water Pollution Control
High Speed Transit
Manpower Training
Presidential Disability
Child Health
Regional Development
Aid to Small Businesses
Weather-Predicting Services
Military Pay Increase
GI Life Insurance
Community Health Services
Water Resources Council
Water Desalting
Assateague National Seashore
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
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Juvenile Delinquency Control
Arms Control
Strengthening U.N. Charter
International Coffee Agreement
Retirement for Public Servants


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Food for India
Child Nutrition
Department of Transportation
Truth in Packaging
Model Cities
Rent Supplements
Teachers Corps
Asian Development Bank
Clean Rivers
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Child Safety
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International Education
Bail Reform
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New GI Bill
Minimum Wage Increase
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Anti-Inflation Program
Scientific Knowledge Exchange
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Parcel Post Reform
Civil Service Pay Raise
Stockpile Sales
Participation Certificates
Protection for Savings
Flexible Interest Rates
Freedom of Information


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Air Pollution Control
Partnership for Health
Social Security Increases
Age Discrimination
Wholesome Meat
Flammable Fabrics
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Vietnam Veterans Benefits
Federal Judicial Center
Civilian-Postal Workers Pay
Deaf-Blind Center
College Work Study
Summer Youth Programs
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-----1968-----
Fair Housing
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Corporate Takeovers
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Gold Cover Removal
Truth-in-Lending
Aircraft Noise Abatement
Auto Insurance Study
New Narcotics Bureau
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Tax Surcharge
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Veterans Pension Increases
North Cascades Park
International Coffee Agreement
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Dangerous Drugs Control
Military Justice Code
2013-01-12 11:58:13 AM  
3 votes:

VRaptor117: Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!


A) the NDAA gets passed every year so you sound like an idiot making it sound like Obama passed it once.
B) The NDAA you are talking about specifically says it gives no additional powers to the president/executive branch.

You are an idiot.
2013-01-12 07:23:19 AM  
3 votes:

pedrop357: VRaptor117: Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HA. The coolest.

This. As long as his administration has a little fun every now and again, a lot of people seem to be willing to give it a nice set of passes.

He only really got energized in any meaningful way to push the health care act and now more gun control.

Where was this Obama last term to push closing Guantanamo, stop warrant less wiretapping, become more transparent, curb the excesses of the Patriot Act, leave medical marijuana clinics alone or any of the other things alluded to or outright promised during his 2008 campaign?

I don't recall him demanding action, setting deadlines, convening blue ribbon panels, shedding any crocodile tears, or putting out any bullshiat staged photos of him being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.

I doubt he sheds any tears for all the innocent people killed by his administration's use of drones or all the people who die in the drug war related violence that his administration happily continues.

He's a self-centered celebrity and a craven, opportunistic piece of shiat.


You made some good points, and then went all derpy in the last line. I guess I'm still waiting for someone to pose valid criticisms without hatred.
2013-01-12 06:27:00 AM  
3 votes:

Orange-Pippin: FTA If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

That. Is. Awesome.


It's not a coincidence that the First and Second Amendments cover hokey religions and ancient weapons respectively.
2013-01-12 06:09:13 AM  
3 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: Rather have them start on the NX class of ship. Much better and more usefull


The NX Class?

No one wants to remember Enterprise!

No, better they start on the Daedalus class. It doesn't have the stink of Enterprise on it, and it looks kind of cool...

drexfiles.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-12 06:08:19 AM  
3 votes:

VRaptor117: Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HA. The coolest.


This. As long as his administration has a little fun every now and again, a lot of people seem to be willing to give it a nice set of passes.

He only really got energized in any meaningful way to push the health care act and now more gun control.

Where was this Obama last term to push closing Guantanamo, stop warrant less wiretapping, become more transparent, curb the excesses of the Patriot Act, leave medical marijuana clinics alone or any of the other things alluded to or outright promised during his 2008 campaign?

I don't recall him demanding action, setting deadlines, convening blue ribbon panels, shedding any crocodile tears, or putting out any bullshiat staged photos of him being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.

I doubt he sheds any tears for all the innocent people killed by his administration's use of drones or all the people who die in the drug war related violence that his administration happily continues.

He's a self-centered celebrity and a craven, opportunistic piece of shiat.
2013-01-12 05:21:39 AM  
3 votes:
FTA If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

That. Is. Awesome.
2013-01-12 05:03:08 AM  
3 votes:
So I knew that NASA was farming out resupply and such to companies like SpaceX and that there was a government agency passing out money to fund private space development, but I had no freakin idea it was actually called C3PO.

I mean, I know they're a bunch of nerds, but that's just...cool.
2013-01-12 04:57:58 AM  
3 votes:
Y'know, come to think of it, having a fatal flaw like that isn't necessarily a BAD thing...as long as you don't let the farking schematics get stolen.

People WITHOUT the schematics aren't gonna know to exploit that flaw, and you CAN exploit it if, somehow, you lose control over the station (invasion, mutiny, or whatever).
2013-01-12 02:59:03 AM  
3 votes:

dethmagnetic: I love that we live in a world where not only does the office of the most powerful man on earth issue a formal response to a request to build an orbital death station, but actually manages to be cool about it.


That was my response, too. Having a genuine sense of humor immediately ups my opinion of a person. I'm sorry, but even the younger/ish members of the GOP simply don't have this. Have you ever watched Paul Ryan attempt a joke? Just...just don't, man. I'm sorry to have even brought it up.

And while you were careful to mention that it was not Obama himself who wrote it, for some reason I can totally see the president pulling a stunt like this. If he's not a Star Wars fan (Jesus, who isn't, seriously?), it would be something else. I've signed several sports-related petitions and, given his famous sports interest, would probably shart myself if he wrote back in similar fashion.
2013-01-12 01:18:32 AM  
3 votes:

dethmagnetic: I love that we live in a world where not only does the office of the most powerful man on earth issue a formal response to a request to build an orbital death station, but actually manages to be cool about it.


I like Obama plenty, but he didn't write that.

By Paul Shawcross

Paul Shawcross is Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget
2013-01-12 01:08:46 AM  
3 votes:
But building a Death Star with that vulnerability would be EXACTLY what the gov't would normally do.
2013-01-11 10:31:26 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-01-11 09:32:54 PM  
3 votes:
The title of the official response is "This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For"!

Hurting, my sides are! XD
2013-01-12 12:34:18 PM  
2 votes:

pedrop357: Where was this Obama last term to push closing Guantanamo,



Unless you understand the legal implications of the difference between international and non-international armed conflict and the benefits and detriments associated with being termed a combatant, along with the combatant criteria, then you should just shut up about Guantanamo, the detainees, and trials in general. It's a tremendous nightmare that's held over from the bungling of the Bush administration that left Obama with the impossible choice of releasing the detainees (no court would ever or could ever convict them) assuming of course their nations would accept them (they won't) or third party states would allow entry as refugees (refused and none volunteered). I mean sure you could grant entry into you the United States which would be incredibly stupid since 1) our treatment of them will probably inspire them to misbehave in some fashion while here and if not 2) their status will make them targets by the morons amongst us who 3) will at the very least be worked up into such a rabid fury that it will be impossible to accomplish anything else as President, so unless this is going to be the only thing he does as President and you're willing to sacrifice all other projects on the legislative agenda, then fine.


stop warrant less wiretapping,


The program as revised excludes Americans. A warrant is required in order for intercepts of communications by Americans to be legal.


become more transparent,


Vague and general. Like me telling you to stop being an idiotic asshole.


curb the excesses of the Patriot Act,


Oh so you think the Act can be salvaged? That's an inconsistent position for you to take.


leave medical marijuana clinics alone


Article II Section 3 of the United States Constitution "... he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed...". Federal law dictates that marijuana is an illegal drug and mandates certain actions by Federal agencies. Obama's role in this instance is to enforce the law as written. This is an issue you should take up with Congress.


Being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.


Which illustrates that you know jack shiat about the law, including international law, when it comes to the issue of detainees in Guantanamo.
2013-01-12 11:02:23 AM  
2 votes:

pudding7: I've never heard or read about wormholes being used for space travel in the Star Wars universe.


{Star Wars Geek Mode}

There is are a handful of canonical examples of wormholes in Star Wars lore.

One is actually tied to the Death Star, or at least the Death Star II (From RotJ).

When the second Death Star was destroyed, the uncontrolled collapse of the largest hypermatter reactor ever built created a wormhole through hyperspace that sucked in much of the debris of the Death Star and deposited into the Mon Calamari star system.

It was originally from a 1992 young adult novel called "The Glove of Darth Vader", explaining how Vaders severed hand and glove survived the destruction of the Death Star and became a sacred relic for Imperial loyalists in the aftermath of the death of Palpatine.

Later writers have fleshed the entire thing out, since it also provides a nice, canonical reason for why Endor survived the destruction of the Death Star in low orbit, even though some fans (Curtis Saxton most notably) argue it would be physically impossible for a habitable world to survive that much debris.

Also, in the Dark Empire comic series, Reborn Palpatine had progressed so far as a Sith Lord that he had learned how to rip apart space with the dark side, and could actually use the Force to create wormholes, which is how he abducted Luke to bring him to his new throne world of Byss. He also could weaponize this ability, creating unstable rips in space to attack entire fleets.

However, for what BronyMedic was saying about wormhole points, no, in Star Wars wormholes do not work that way. Heck, even hyperdrives don't work that way, you can jump from any place where the gravity isn't too strong (or an interdiction field is disrupting hyperspace access), thats why ships carry nav computers and astromech droids.

{/Star Wars Geek Mode}
2013-01-12 11:02:01 AM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: Rather have them start on the NX class of ship. Much better and more usefull

The NX Class?

No one wants to remember Enterprise!

No, better they start on the Daedalus class. It doesn't have the stink of Enterprise on it, and it looks kind of cool...

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Lame. If your going to go retro...go Naglfar.

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2013-01-12 09:20:58 AM  
2 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: Rather have them start on the NX class of ship. Much better and more usefull

The NX Class?

No one wants to remember Enterprise!

No, better they start on the Daedalus class. It doesn't have the stink of Enterprise on it, and it looks kind of cool...

[drexfiles.files.wordpress.com image 850x538]

Well I liked the show. You got to get your feet wet first with NX class then move to bigger better classes


If Manny Coto and the Reeves-Stevenses had been in charge from the beginning, and the show had been done the way season 4 was from the beginning instead of doing some lame Temporal Cold War stuff or 9/11 in space, Enterprise might have succeeded and ran the full 7 years.

/and many are still disappointed the NX class is just the Akira class ship from First Contact turned upside down.
2013-01-12 07:43:32 AM  
2 votes:

Gulper Eel: Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Medicare program with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by one woman with a laptop?

(Supposedly this fraud-enabling flaw has been fixed since then, or at least the legal conditions that allow the flaw to be fixed now exist, or maybe some politicians held a press conference saying the flaw's been fixed and although there are no signs of a reduction in overall spending that would indicate the flaw had indeed been fixed...well, really, it was a very nice press conference full of well-expressed soundbites about compassion and that should be good enough for you, citizen.)


You are the most boring person on fark.
2013-01-12 07:30:39 AM  
2 votes:
"The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it."

Not only does he show off his geek cred, but he trolls the GOP at the same time. Brilliant.
2013-01-12 06:51:34 AM  
2 votes:
I've been arguing about this all night with people who lament that taxpayer dollars pay the salary of the guy who wrote it. Seriously, their blind hatred of the administration is that severe.
2013-01-12 06:27:29 AM  
2 votes:

pedrop357: VRaptor117: Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HA. The coolest.

This. As long as his administration has a little fun every now and again, a lot of people seem to be willing to give it a nice set of passes.

He only really got energized in any meaningful way to push the health care act and now more gun control.

Where was this Obama last term to push closing Guantanamo, stop warrant less wiretapping, become more transparent, curb the excesses of the Patriot Act, leave medical marijuana clinics alone or any of the other things alluded to or outright promised during his 2008 campaign?

I don't recall him demanding action, setting deadlines, convening blue ribbon panels, shedding any crocodile tears, or putting out any bullshiat staged photos of him being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.

I doubt he sheds any tears for all the innocent people killed by his administration's use of drones or all the people who die in the drug war related violence that his administration happily continues.

He's a self-centered celebrity and a craven, opportunistic piece of shiat.


I totally forgot that ONE person could do everything in Washington all by themselves without assistance from anyone else or Congress.....totally how the presidency works!

But

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2013-01-12 06:25:36 AM  
2 votes:

dolphinburger: glad they turned something silly into an important talking point. STEM education is really lacking in this country, and I don't think anybody is doing enough to get kids better at science and math.


Interest hot skanky trollops in guys who like science and math, and you'll have more guys interested in science and math. Maybe. Even at, Fark, the NFl/wrestling threads pwn every other thread going.
2013-01-12 06:07:12 AM  
2 votes:

fat_free: Can we spend maybe a billion or two on a speeder bike? Think small, peeps!


mainframereview.com

Let's start small...
2013-01-12 05:50:51 AM  
2 votes:
Rather have them start on the NX class of ship. Much better and more usefull
2013-01-12 05:48:31 AM  
2 votes:
Would be safer to invest in Warhammer 40K exterminatus.

Just need to invent extremely large starships, plasma cannons, cyclonic torpedoes, and a virus that turns organic matter into sludge, along with flammable gases released into the atmosphere.

And we'll need some cybernetic Gregorian monks to carry it out, for style and kickass chanting.
2013-01-12 05:37:02 AM  
2 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Since the GOP opposes anything that the WH says, I expect them to demand that a Death Star be built NOW.


...and cut taxes on the job creators to fund it?
2013-01-12 05:36:24 AM  
2 votes:
If only this statement had been issued before Christmas we would have been treated to a pre-garbled tweet by Palin about Captain Kirk shooting off lasers to welcome the Star of Bethlehem to warn the Muslins that Jesus has a Myrrhsaber.
2013-01-12 05:35:52 AM  
2 votes:

Dimensio: Once again, President Obama proves himself to be inexcusably weak on intergalactic defense.


The Death Star is not a defensive weapon.
2013-01-12 05:22:30 AM  
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-12 05:11:35 AM  
2 votes:
Paul Shawcross is Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House

+1 my friend - you just won the internets
2013-01-12 05:00:56 AM  
2 votes:

robohobo: Amusing.

The future of space exploration will be by private companies, though, till the gov't decides to 'relieve' them of it. And they will.


Little difficult to put the cat back in the bag on this one, especially since ocean launches are the most popular way for private companies to do orbital insertions, and the government'd have a bit of an adventure trying to watch the entire ocean after space ventures had been established as profitable.
2013-01-12 12:46:02 AM  
2 votes:
FTFA: We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.

Why should we encourage our children to pursue STEM degrees when you haven't been able to stop corporate America from sending the goddamned tech jobs out of the country?
2013-01-12 12:04:52 AM  
2 votes:
Can we spend maybe a billion or two on a speeder bike? Think small, peeps!
2013-01-13 05:52:13 AM  
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Accounting, Excel, business sense


If those are the highlights on your resume, I can take a guess at the problem.
2013-01-12 10:19:17 PM  
1 votes:

WayToBlue: Harry_Seldon

Dimensio: Once again, President Obama proves himself to be inexcusably weak on intergalactic defense.

The Death Star is not a defensive weapon.

The best defense is a good offense.


You know who said that? Mel, the cook from "Alice".
2013-01-12 04:34:02 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: dethmagnetic: I love that we live in a world where not only does the office of the most powerful man on earth issue a formal response to a request to build an orbital death station, but actually manages to be cool about it.

I like Obama plenty, but he didn't write that.

By Paul Shawcross

Paul Shawcross is Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget


But one IS known by the company one keeps. Shawcross's Cool has to rub off on Obama.
2013-01-12 04:05:44 PM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: OhioUGrad: I totally forgot that ONE person could do everything in Washington all by themselves without assistance from anyone else or Congress.....totally how the presidency works!

But

If you pull the president's dick out of your mouth and reread what I wrote, you'll see that I directed my attention at Obama and things he does and does not do.

Congress does not set his priorities, nor does it force to him to demand deadlines from Congress. Obama seems to be very light on calling for any action on the things that were so important during his 2008 campaign and THAT is why I posted what I did.

If you want to pretend that he's just this great guy who just can't do all the great things he wanted to because of Congress, fine. Just make sure to wipe your chin when he's done.


You're a real asshole, dude.. You might've had a point, but it was basically destroyed by the vitriol of your comment. Dissolved like that one guy in Robocop.
2013-01-12 03:20:27 PM  
1 votes:
A Death Star is not cost efficient. all you need to destroy a planet is to accelerate a big rock to say .5 light speed. Its not like a planet can evade it. I think the Emperor made the Death Star to compensate for something.
2013-01-12 02:26:28 PM  
1 votes:
Even Hitler knew how to be funny every once in a while
2013-01-12 02:11:21 PM  
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: PonceAlyosha: Harry_Seldon: Dimensio: Once again, President Obama proves himself to be inexcusably weak on intergalactic defense.

The Death Star is not a defensive weapon.

It is if you're going against the Vong.

This. I'd love it if the end of the new Star Wars movies reveals that the Empire was created to help defend against some Vong-like threat, and the Rebels doomed billions by blowing up the Death Stars.


It is a in-setting theory put forth in several books where apologists for the Empire (and Imperial loyalists) claim that the Vong was the real reason for the Empire in the first place.

It is COMPLETELY speculation, even within the setting, but the idea is that Palpatine had some kind of advance warning of the Vong and their scale. Since Thrawn was from the Unknown Regions his people may have had prior contact with them and been able to warn Palpatine.

They also retconned Vergere into being a Sith Apprentice, having been apprenticed briefly to Palpatine after the death of Darth Maul, but after being lost on Zonama Sekot he abandoned her and took Dooku as his next apprentice. (Thus all her strange revelations about the Force, her "long lost Jedi teachings" she was passing along that contradicted decades of Star Wars lore, was all Sith heresies and she was trying to subvert the entire Jedi order to the Dark Side). Thus, also Vergere, the person who knew the most about the Vong, also knew Palpatine.

The theory is that the "real" use for the Death Stars was to blow up Yuuzhan Vong Worldships. Yeah, an entire fleet couldn't take them normally, but one hit from a Death Star would vaporize them, so the DS could mow down the Vong before they could get going (I think in the NJO series a few times they lament that they wish they had kept a few of those superweapons Palpatine built, as they finally had a need for them). It also provides a retroactive justification for the incredibly huge Imperial military with no apparent enemy.

Again, no proof, but it's a fan theory, and it's apparently thrown around in-setting too.
2013-01-12 02:11:10 PM  
1 votes:

LordJiro: Y'know, come to think of it, having a fatal flaw like that isn't necessarily a BAD thing...as long as you don't let the farking schematics get stolen.

People WITHOUT the schematics aren't gonna know to exploit that flaw, and you CAN exploit it if, somehow, you lose control over the station (invasion, mutiny, or whatever).


Probably why it got left alone. Even given that it was built using mostly slave labor, Vader had to have thought 'yeah, this is a good plan'.

Which was promptly followed by 'oh, crap, my plans got stolen', but hey, shiat happens.
2013-01-12 02:01:30 PM  
1 votes:
The Empire cut corners during construction. A simple device not unlike a chimney hat could have provided cost effective security.

image.made-in-china.com
2013-01-12 01:46:11 PM  
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: PonceAlyosha: Harry_Seldon: Dimensio: Once again, President Obama proves himself to be inexcusably weak on intergalactic defense.

The Death Star is not a defensive weapon.

It is if you're going against the Vong.

This. I'd love it if the end of the new Star Wars movies reveals that the Empire was created to help defend against some Vong-like threat, and the Rebels doomed billions by blowing up the Death Stars.


In the Essential Guide to Warfare, there's a piece written by a Palpatine/Thrawn apologist who suggests this.
2013-01-12 01:35:16 PM  
1 votes:
How many Bothans dies to bring us that petition? :)
2013-01-12 01:07:34 PM  
1 votes:

Silverstaff: pudding7: I've never heard or read about wormholes being used for space travel in the Star Wars universe.

{Star Wars Geek Mode}

There is are a handful of canonical examples of wormholes in Star Wars lore.

One is actually tied to the Death Star, or at least the Death Star II (From RotJ).

When the second Death Star was destroyed, the uncontrolled collapse of the largest hypermatter reactor ever built created a wormhole through hyperspace that sucked in much of the debris of the Death Star and deposited into the Mon Calamari star system.

It was originally from a 1992 young adult novel called "The Glove of Darth Vader", explaining how Vaders severed hand and glove survived the destruction of the Death Star and became a sacred relic for Imperial loyalists in the aftermath of the death of Palpatine.

Later writers have fleshed the entire thing out, since it also provides a nice, canonical reason for why Endor survived the destruction of the Death Star in low orbit, even though some fans (Curtis Saxton most notably) argue it would be physically impossible for a habitable world to survive that much debris.

Also, in the Dark Empire comic series, Reborn Palpatine had progressed so far as a Sith Lord that he had learned how to rip apart space with the dark side, and could actually use the Force to create wormholes, which is how he abducted Luke to bring him to his new throne world of Byss. He also could weaponize this ability, creating unstable rips in space to attack entire fleets.

However, for what BronyMedic was saying about wormhole points, no, in Star Wars wormholes do not work that way. Heck, even hyperdrives don't work that way, you can jump from any place where the gravity isn't too strong (or an interdiction field is disrupting hyperspace access), thats why ships carry nav computers and astromech droids.

{/Star Wars Geek Mode}


I've come to terms with Episode I. Jar-Jar doesn't even make me rage anymore. I can laugh at the Holiday Special, and I feel bad for Alan Dean Foster for Splinter of the Mind's Eye.

But the Young Jedi Prince series is absolute garbage. It is terrible, even compared to the other Young Adult books written over the years. I don't care what the wankers in that section of Wookiepedia say, that shiat Is. Not. Canon. At. Farking. All.
2013-01-12 12:47:19 PM  
1 votes:

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.

Why should we encourage our children to pursue STEM degrees when you haven't been able to stop corporate America from sending the goddamned tech jobs out of the country?


GE is not alone in moving the manufacture of many of its products back to the U.S. The transformation under way at Appliance Park is mirrored in dozens of other places, with Whirlpool bringing mixer-making back from China to Ohio, Otis bringing elevator production back from Mexico to South Carolina, even Wham-O bringing Frisbee-molding back from China to California. The Boston Company published a paper in May on ways for investors to capitalize on the U.S. factory revival. ISI Group, an investment-research company, put out a 98‑page report in August, piling up reasons for the return of a strong U.S. industrial sector. Nancy Lazar, who co-authored the ISI Group report, says, "This is the beginning of a manufacturing renaissance. I've been saying this since 2009. Even the industrial companies told me I was crazy. Why are they telling me I'm crazy? Because they've spent the last 15 or 20 years putting the plants outside the U.S. That's over."

If the administration does not encourage STEM education, a huge opportunity is going to be lost.
2013-01-12 12:44:14 PM  
1 votes:
Well these guys are bummed.

i1353.photobucket.com
2013-01-12 12:29:09 PM  
1 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Obama Administration: "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"

... because that's the way liberal Democrats think. No understanding of consequences. Borrow big, spend big, claim it's somebody else's fault.


That's how conservatives THINK liberal Democrats think. You guys are out of touch with reality.
2013-01-12 12:23:34 PM  
1 votes:
I don't typically give praise to the WH, but this was funny. Good job to the guy who wrote it.
2013-01-12 12:17:32 PM  
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: Wow...lots of conservative butt-hurt in this thread.


Only one president is allowed to waste billions on Star Wars.
2013-01-12 12:12:03 PM  
1 votes:
Guarantee that the GOP will make whiny noises about the Administration's open reference to the Force...Something that religious retards have said is a veil for Satanism.
2013-01-12 12:05:02 PM  
1 votes:
Obama Administration: "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"

... because that's the way liberal Democrats think. No understanding of consequences. Borrow big, spend big, claim it's somebody else's fault.
2013-01-12 12:01:34 PM  
1 votes:
An intelligent and humorous reply to a frivolous petition?

+1 government science replier dude
2013-01-12 11:59:58 AM  
1 votes:
i595.photobucket.com
Fart Five, standing by.
2013-01-12 11:54:26 AM  
1 votes:

ThisIsntMe: fusillade762: dethmagnetic: I love that we live in a world where not only does the office of the most powerful man on earth issue a formal response to a request to build an orbital death station, but actually manages to be cool about it.

I like Obama plenty, but he didn't write that.

By Paul Shawcross

Paul Shawcross is Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget


you don't get it do you? sure Obama didn;t personally write that but it is obvious in his administration, that sort of culture permeates which in a way is cool. they for the most part hire cool people.

Can you imagine someone working in a Romney or Bush admin even responds to something like that nevermind being cool about it?
2013-01-12 11:53:08 AM  
1 votes:

Bisu: Cubansaltyballs: The Obama admin is officially the coolest ever.

If only being cool helped you create jobs, reduce the deficit, obey the constitution...


If only being a troll helped you get a job, move out of your mom's basement, get laid...
2013-01-12 11:29:55 AM  
1 votes:

Silverstaff: 7. Slimy, oily crook that was the most corrupt POTUS in the 20th century.


Actually, his sins seem kind of quaint now.
2013-01-12 11:24:34 AM  
1 votes:

Silverstaff: 5. Naive peanut farmer who turned out to be better as a goodwill ambassador than a President.


anybody that watches nachos and drinks football with homer while watching beer is fine with me.
2013-01-12 11:01:26 AM  
1 votes:

utah dude: Silverstaff: blastr.com

can we please get a nonghey president? maybe one with a 'responsible adult, leader' package?


What, one who thinks he's on a mission from god?

Howbout a B-Movie actor?
2013-01-12 10:32:43 AM  
1 votes:

Bisu: Cubansaltyballs: The Obama admin is officially the coolest ever.

If only being cool helped you create jobs, reduce the deficit, obey the constitution...


Good thing for the GOP that it isn't Congress' job to pass budgets and job bills for the President to sign into law, then.
2013-01-12 09:44:34 AM  
1 votes:

dickfreckle: And while you were careful to mention that it was not Obama himself who wrote it, for some reason I can totally see the president pulling a stunt like this. If he's not a Star Wars fan (Jesus, who isn't, seriously?), it would be something else. I've signed several sports-related petitions and, given his famous sports interest, would probably shart myself if he wrote back in similar fashion.


blastr.com

The US Olympic fencing team visited the White House in '09, as part of Chicago's bid for the Olympics in 2020, President Obama pulled out a lightsaber.

Yeah, it's safe to say he's a fan.
2013-01-12 09:40:38 AM  
1 votes:

Halli: You are the most boring person on fark.


I try.

Serious Black: Dude, you need to get laid.


And yet here we both are on Fark, where the pot says "how YOU doin'?" to the kettle.
2013-01-12 09:02:46 AM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: VRaptor117: Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HA. The coolest.

This. As long as his administration has a little fun every now and again, a lot of people seem to be willing to give it a nice set of passes.

He only really got energized in any meaningful way to push the health care act and now more gun control.

Where was this Obama last term to push closing Guantanamo, stop warrant less wiretapping, become more transparent, curb the excesses of the Patriot Act, leave medical marijuana clinics alone or any of the other things alluded to or outright promised during his 2008 campaign?

I don't recall him demanding action, setting deadlines, convening blue ribbon panels, shedding any crocodile tears, or putting out any bullshiat staged photos of him being really sad over dozens of people effectively interned at Guantanamo for years without trial.

I doubt he sheds any tears for all the innocent people killed by his administration's use of drones or all the people who die in the drug war related violence that his administration happily continues.

He's a self-centered celebrity and a craven, opportunistic piece of shiat.


True, but he's STILL better than the average Republican. No contest. At all.
2013-01-12 07:48:03 AM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Medicare program with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by one woman with a laptop?

(Supposedly this fraud-enabling flaw has been fixed since then, or at least the legal conditions that allow the flaw to be fixed now exist, or maybe some politicians held a press conference saying the flaw's been fixed and although there are no signs of a reduction in overall spending that would indicate the flaw had indeed been fixed...well, really, it was a very nice press conference full of well-expressed soundbites about compassion and that should be good enough for you, citizen.)


Dude, you need to get laid.
2013-01-12 07:35:56 AM  
1 votes:
That was the single greatest government response to a request in the history of man. Kudos to Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, for having such a great sense of humor about this. Also giving a nod to Obama, something tells me he was at least made aware of this and was ok with it being released.

/so much win!
2013-01-12 07:30:16 AM  
1 votes:

kazikian: Because emotion is the enemy of rationality.


Fair enough.
2013-01-12 07:21:36 AM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: The Death Star is not a defensive weapon.


Fear will keep the local systems in line.
2013-01-12 07:20:29 AM  
1 votes:
Whatever they're paying you, Mr. Shawcross, they ought to double it.
2013-01-12 07:20:10 AM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: Dimensio: Once again, President Obama proves himself to be inexcusably weak on intergalactic defense.

The Death Star is not a defensive weapon.


It is if you're going against the Vong.
2013-01-12 07:19:06 AM  
1 votes:

twat_waffle: The President couldn't get Congress to pay for the closing of Gitmo and relocation of the detainees there when his party controlled everything. Do you really think that a Republican-led House would consider a deadline for the closure of Gitmo for longer than it takes to laugh at it and then tell the President to suck a duck? Don't you think that fighting for the closure of Gitmo would be a distraction from fights that he could win?

Oh, wait... You don't care. You're just a concern troll. Keep crying those crocodile tears.


I find his priorities and actions to be highly questionable. He knows how to make a big show and go for broke, just not when it comes to any of the things he promised during the campaign.
2013-01-12 07:12:11 AM  
1 votes:
Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Medicare program with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by one woman with a laptop?

(Supposedly this fraud-enabling flaw has been fixed since then, or at least the legal conditions that allow the flaw to be fixed now exist, or maybe some politicians held a press conference saying the flaw's been fixed and although there are no signs of a reduction in overall spending that would indicate the flaw had indeed been fixed...well, really, it was a very nice press conference full of well-expressed soundbites about compassion and that should be good enough for you, citizen.)
2013-01-12 06:45:49 AM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Since the GOP opposes anything that the WH says, I expect them to demand that a Death Star be built NOW.


Two words: moonbase.
2013-01-12 06:45:03 AM  
1 votes:

OhioUGrad: I totally forgot that ONE person could do everything in Washington all by themselves without assistance from anyone else or Congress.....totally how the presidency works!

But


If you pull the president's dick out of your mouth and reread what I wrote, you'll see that I directed my attention at Obama and things he does and does not do.

Congress does not set his priorities, nor does it force to him to demand deadlines from Congress. Obama seems to be very light on calling for any action on the things that were so important during his 2008 campaign and THAT is why I posted what I did.

If you want to pretend that he's just this great guy who just can't do all the great things he wanted to because of Congress, fine. Just make sure to wipe your chin when he's done.
2013-01-12 06:06:44 AM  
1 votes:

Deep Contact: A one person death star!! Hope that person is stable.


Kyp Durron and the Sun Crusher.. lets not do that..
2013-01-12 05:55:57 AM  
1 votes:

VRaptor117: Yeah, forget about the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, NDAA, the complete lack of control over the financial sector, and the current push to disarm ordinary Americans, one Obama bureaucrat made some Star Wars references!! HAHAHA!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HA. The coolest.


You sound like you're a hit at parties.

4.bp.blogspot.com
GBB
2013-01-12 05:49:53 AM  
1 votes:

gweilo8888: FTFA: "NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO)"

I've heard some contrived project names created solely to fit an acronym in my time, but that takes the cake.

Can we officially declare acronyms dead now, and have done with it? This shiat has to end...


Public transportation around here is called Space Coast Area Transit. Their commercials encouraging the locals to "Ride SCAT" provide a little entertainment. Let's keep acronyms a little longer for the lulz.
2013-01-12 05:32:33 AM  
1 votes:
i32.tinypic.com
2013-01-12 05:20:53 AM  
1 votes:

TheManofPA: adjmcloon: But building a Death Star with that vulnerability would be EXACTLY what the gov't would normally do.

Think of all the innocent contractors that could be killed too when working on a second govt Death Star project


Any contractor working on that Death Star knows the risk involved. If they get killed, it is their own fault.
2013-01-12 05:16:00 AM  
1 votes:

robohobo: Amusing.

The future of space exploration will be by private companies, though, till the gov't decides to 'relieve' them of it. And they will.


Hard to see companies doing much with it until they get over the quarterly profit mentality. Certainly they're not going for multigenerational ships to other worlds.
2013-01-12 01:16:53 AM  
1 votes:

adjmcloon: But building a Death Star with that vulnerability would be EXACTLY what the gov't would normally do.


Think of all the innocent contractors that could be killed too when working on a second govt Death Star project
2013-01-12 12:08:52 AM  
1 votes:
I am in love with that response.
 
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