Sigh. Go figure. No shit. This petition is real.
Their petition got up to 34,435 signatures and has already been answered. This is golden:
CNET responded with some humorous commentary:
"Indeed, and since it would take 800,000 years to produce the amount of steel needed for a Death Star, we won't have to worry about unemployment rates for the next several epochs."
Oh, and they had a great graphic:
And this is just about as close as those RWNJs are going to come to having their Death Star in the next couple of centuries..... have a nice picnic.
Even the Deutsche Welle has picked up this story...