A Slashdot reader sent them a tip saying that, "Residents of a southern Israeli town want a real-life laser cannon to protect them against Palestinian rocket attacks. And they're suing the national government, for failing to provide the ray gun defense."
This is unfortunate because Dr. Evil does not run the Israeli government.
The laser that they are requesting was scrapped because of the "toxic chemicals needed to generate [the laser's] megawatts of power."
Kind of suspicious, if you ask us. Something a robot would ask for...