Because some world and group leaders aren't sane. The only thing holding many of them back is the fact that other players are holding a much bigger hammer.
That's a scary thought, that China might be sitting on 15 or 20k weapons, but claiming sub-1k.
Just the US and Russia have almost 16k warheads between them. Your sense of "real lasting harm" is skewed severely if you believe the fallout from all of those being launched won't significantly alter the biological capability of the Earth. Sure, most of them will be targeted at specific sites instead of spreading out equally, but it will still cause horrific damage and may trigger enough atmospheric dust to kill most life on Earth.
Fissle material, explosives, lubes, seals, etc all need to be refreshed from time to time or the reliability of the weapon drops over time.
I would say the same thing, but there are several countries that can effectively impose their will anywhere within the Moon's orbit and a handful that could manage anything within the solar system. That said, having navigational control of a big rock on the edge of a gravity well may prove to be a hefty bargaining chip.
That was my first thought. Who's going to argue with someone who maintains navigational control over very large rocks in orbit? Drop the investigation/case or I vaporize your city with a 50m rock.
Your officers were full of shit. Having a private channel list is perfectly legal. Your content is perfectly readable: you're changing channels. "QSY channel 4" is no different than "QSY Bob's repeater." Just because an outsider wouldn't know who Bob is, doesn't mean you're using a code or cipher.
At some point, they did, but they've since backed off of the claim. Current limits: US Maritime Limits & Boundaries
Russia and China float boats in international waters off our coast all the time. China just doesn't have much in the way of a navy capable of stationing them there. Russia, in particular, is known to cruise their subs all over and rumor has it they've shadowed US military ships going in and out of ports. International waters are international and open to use by all. This is not the first and certainly won't be the last time superpowers poke at each other from international borders while saying "I'm not touching you!"
Deregulation does not prevent fraud charges, or lawsuits. As if our laws apply in Nigeria...
Wrong actually. In CA they're mandatory. Prevents employers from threatening the employee and then later saying they "voluntarily skipped lunch" leading to he-said/she-said.
Because you can feel the relative strength where you are. Also, you start to get a feel for how far away it is based on the motion. Close ones rock'n'roll at the same time, while further ones get a jolt or two followed by a rolling motion.
It's part of the SoCal culture/tradition, so Independence Day had it right.
What's funny is his complaints are mostly about apps. On an Android. Where you can mostly replace the functionality without fanfare.
Just a word of warning: My current coworkers have been on the job for 8, 12, 15, and 17 years respectively. Three of the four are idiots, resistant to change, and like doing things backward because it's comfortable (we're still using Classic ASP and VBScript for our webpages, exposed SQL server, build 70% of queries in code, filter data in code loops instead of bulk where clauses). Sometimes, they have no choice but stay because they're too incompetent to move on and the manager is too dumb or spineless to fire them.
If they think it adds to the value of the house in some way, yes. They'll grasp at every last penny they can in an effort for tax money.