In the news: An online petition that sought to get the Obama administration to build a Death Star-type space and weapons platform in order to help boost the economy got a "no" from the White House. "The administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon," wrote Paul Shawcross. The petition had read, "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."
Gas update: Gasbuddy.com reports that the lowest prices are in Colorado ($2.819) and Wyoming ($2.821).
Motivational quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
Watercooler talk: Baby panda makes debut at San Diego Zoo
Xiao Liwu, the sixth panda born at the San Diego Zoo, has made its public debut.
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