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  • The Death Star Is A Stupid Idea. Please Stop Making Movies About It

    04/09/2016 5:54:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    “Great shot, kid! That was one in a million!” Han Solo famously tells Luke Skywalker after the latter blows up the first Death Star. But that’s not exactly right. It’s more like one in every third Star Wars movie. The debut teaser trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is out, and it seems gritty, action-packed, and pretty great — at first glance, even more promising than “The Force Awakens.” But the hitch, it seems, is that we’ll once again be subjected to the laziest plotline in the Star Wars narrative: the menace of the Death Star (or the...
  • Cosmic rays fired at Earth – now we know where from

    03/17/2016 9:55:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Cosmos ^ | 3/17/16 | Bill Condie
    Cosmic rays fired at Earth - now we know where from The violent region at the centre of our galaxy is the prime candidate, after gamma ray analysis, Bill Condie reports. Photo montage of gamma-rays as measured by the HESS array on the night sky over Namibia, with one of the small HESS telescopes in the foreground. Credit: H.E.S.S. Collaboration, Fabio Acero and Henning Gast Astronomers believe they may have identified the source of the stream of cosmic rays that rain down on Earth from outer space. Cosmic rays are extremely high-energy particles such as protons and atomic nuclei....
  • Death Star: NASA engineer reveals Empire could have re-purposed asteroid to create ultimate weapon

    12/10/2015 8:18:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2015 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    A NASA engineer has proposed a method to efficiently build a Death Star, and it's not the way the Empire would have done it. Instead of constructing the massive weapon from nothing, by shooting materials out from a planet, an asteroid could be used to provide all of the essential building blocks. The Empire is doing things the hard way; using an asteroid to build a Death Star would require much less work, as metals and organic compounds would already be there.
  • Was Islam the original thinkers of the Deathstar?

    12/01/2015 10:36:13 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 16 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1996 | Louis Farrakhan
    "The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects. Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the Original scientists. It took $15 billion in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the...
  • More People Signed Petition to Build Death Star than Signed Up for Health Care via Nat’l Website

    11/15/2013 8:17:36 AM PST · by rightistight · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/15/13 | Aurelius
    A petition to build a Death Star from the Star Wars universe received more support than people who were able to sign up for health insurance via healthcare.gov in October. The petition, which received 34,435 signatures, demolished health care in signups, which was starkly lower at a mere 26,794. That’s a difference of 7,641. In response to the Death Star petition, the White House actually took the time to write out a lengthy response entitled “This Isn’t the Petition You’re Looking For.” The 500-word response included such ironic statements as, “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death...
  • Death Star Destroys Enterprise (Special Edition)

    05/17/2013 10:33:52 PM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 16, 2013 | IGN
    t's Star Trek vs. Star Wars in the skies over San Francisco! Which would win in a battle, the Death Star or the Enterprise? Let us know in the comments! After Star Trek IV, the crew of the Enterprise needed more whales, so they came back to San Francisco again, except this time it's an alternate universe where Reagan's Star Wars defense initiative from the 80's is coming to fruition as the Death Star nears completion (superlaser already fully operational). Star Wars is our military
  • White House Responds to Death Star Petition (Almost satire)

    02/07/2013 4:11:35 PM PST · by OldCountryBoy · 2 replies
    Engineering.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Kyle Maxey
    Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, has officially responded to a November petition requesting that the United Sates government construct a Death Star by 2016. Shawcross stated that the White House would not be pursuing any Death Star construction projects, citing critical design failures: “Why should we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?” The Obama administration also claims that the Death Star proposal would conflict with their core policies, saying, “The Administration does not...
  • This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For (FedGov Responds to Death Star Petition)

    01/11/2013 7:29:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 12 replies
    Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For By Paul ShawcrossThe Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons: 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.The Administration does not support blowing up planets.Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that...
  • Official White House Petition: Secure Resources & Funding & Begin Construction of a Death Star

    12/05/2012 7:41:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | Created: Nov 14, 2012 | WhiteHouse.gov
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
  • It Would Cost $852 Quadrillion Dollars to Build a Real Death Star (Almost the U.S. National Debt!)

    02/20/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    DVICE.com ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    It would cost $852 quadrillion dollars to build a real Death Star That's 852 with 15 zeros following it. I know, that figure is insane. You know what that means. It means Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were rolling in the money like filthy rich rappers. I guess ruling the Galactic Empire isn't so terrible when you're ballin'. Finally putting some questions to rest, the smart folk over at Centives calculated how much iron it would take to build the planet-destroying space station and even figured out how long it would take to build. Here's the reality-check breakdown: • Based...
  • Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his collection of toys

    11/03/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rob Cooper
    A Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his prized collection of toys. Rickie la Touche, 30, said his wife had had damaged his treasured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia which he had been collecting since he was a child. During a subsequent row he suffocated Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, before running off to his mother's house to tell her what he had done. The mother-of-one was later discovered dead on the couple's bed covered with a duvet and pillow in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12...
  • Any Astrophysicists in the House?

    07/05/2011 8:20:49 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 31 replies
    07/05/11 | b.b.e.b.
    This video was posted a week or so ago on FR, I was wondering if anyone qualified watched this video and what their professional opinion is? The video is about a possible dwarf star they has and may have a huge effect on earth in September.
  • Prepare for the Lord's Return! 5 Days in Heaven and Hell

    02/28/2011 10:25:53 AM PST · by Quix · 384 replies · 2+ views
    QUIX: SHORT EXCERPTS ARE OFFERED IN A SORT OF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIRST--THEN THE ENTIRE NARRATIVE AS AVAILABLE AT SPIRITLESSONS.COM I found this to be another anointed, Biblical narrative about a very convincing Heavenly visitation--actually, as usual, to hell, too. There's an item or 3 in this one to potentially trouble the RC's and Maryolators, . . . as well as some potentially troubling things for some Calvinists, however. Read at your own risk. Those exposed to The Truth are responsible before God for what they do about and with The Truth.On the other hand, ignorance affords no eternal protection....
  • Mystery Planet: Is a Rogue Giant Orbiting Our Sun?

    02/16/2011 4:51:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Time ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 | Michael D. Lemonick
    "What we're really saying," he explains, "is that there's suggestive evidence there might be something out there." And if a new planet exists — something Matese is emphatically not claiming at this point — then the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite should already have an image of it stored somewhere in its enormous database. How suggestive the evidence actually is, though, depends on whom you ask. If you ask Ned Wright, a UCLA astrophysicist and WISE principal investigator, he'll tell you, "It's really kind of flimsy. It's there, but they don't have super data." So while the latest version...
  • This Is a Mosquito Getting Killed By a Laser

    02/12/2010 5:33:29 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 12 replies · 1,098+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Rosa Golijan
    You're looking at a mosquito who got taken down mid-flight by a "Death Star" laser gun designed by Nathan Myhrvold. The malaria-carrying pest never saw it coming, but you can watch everything happen over and over again in this video. ZOT!
  • Anyone else feel it?

    10/18/2009 9:03:24 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 105 replies · 3,087+ views
    Vanity | Utilizer
    Just had a sudden sharp quake here
  • Japan to Spend $21 Billion on a Power Plant in Space

    09/02/2009 1:15:14 AM PDT · by Talisker · 19 replies · 1,276+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | September 1, 2009 | Adam Frucci
    Japan is getting prepped to drop $21 billion on a solar power station in space. The whole deal is being put together by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and industrial design company IGI Corp. The plan involves a gigantic solar panel floating around in space, soaking up a gigawatt of energy and beaming it to Earth without the use of cables. And they hope to have it ready to rock within four years.
  • Real Death Star Could Strike Earth (fiery pinwheel in space could zap us with 'gamma ray burst')

    03/10/2008 2:09:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,546+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/08 | Charles Q. Choi
    A beautiful pinwheel in space might one day blast Earth with death rays, scientists now report. Unlike the moon-sized Death Star from Star Wars, which has to get close to a planet to blast it, this blazing spiral has the potential to burn worlds from thousands of light-years away. "I used to appreciate this spiral just for its beautiful form, but now I can't help a twinge of feeling that it is uncannily like looking down a rifle barrel," said researcher Peter Tuthill, an astronomer at the University of Sydney. The fiery pinwheel in space in question has at its...
  • 'Death Star' Gamma-Ray Gun Pointed Straight at Earth

    03/05/2008 1:07:09 PM PST · by Squidpup · 110 replies · 1,224+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 5, 2008 | news.com.au
    Earth could be in for a neighborhood dispute with a death star, according to an Australian astronomer. A spectacular rotating pinwheel system just down the astronomical road from Earth — 8,000 light years away — includes an unstable Wolf-Rayet star that could explode. Eight years ago, WR104 was discovered in the constellation Sagittarius by Sydney University astronomer Peter Tuthill. A Wolf-Rayet star is the last step on the way to a supernova — the explosion of a star at the end of its life. Images from the Mauna Kea in Hawaii telescope show that every eight months the two stars...
  • Uncomfortable Questions: Was the Death Star an Inside Job (Sounds like a TROOFER parody to me!)

    01/04/2008 6:44:47 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 10 replies · 95+ views
    Cabinet of Wonders ^ | June 22, 2007 | UTL
    We’ve all heard the “official conspiracy theory” of the Death Star attack. We all know about Luke Skywalker and his ragtag bunch of rebels, how they mounted a foolhardy attack on the most powerful, well-defended battle station ever built. And we’ve all seen the video over, and over, and over, of the one-in-a-million shot that resulted in a massive chain reaction that not just damaged, but completely obliterated that massive technological wonder.