20 year-old neuropsych major at Trinity University. Into science, sci-fi, and cyberpunk. Fallout currently owns my soul.

24th February 2012

Link reblogged from church-of-cyberpunk with 171 notes

"[T]he Death Star requires .03% of the GDP of each planet in the Republic/Empire annually. By comparison, this is the equivalent of about $5 billion per year in the current-day United States. In other words, not only is the Death Star affordable, it's not even a big deal." →

motherjones:

Most excellent article on our site today, vol. 1: “The Death Star is a Surprisingly Cost-Effective Weapons System,” by Kevin Drum.

Don’t get any ideas, Gingrich.

You would, Gingrich. You would.

This just makes me think about how much the world could accomplish if we could stop killing each other and being dicks about money.

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