All of today's rockets are bolted to the launch floor. Even with full thrust the rocket cannot take off until the bolt are cut. These are called pyrobolts because they have explosive which is used to sever the bolts.
The Space Shuttle could still launch even if the pyrobolts were never severed.
We used two, "Fat man" and "Little Boy".
More than enough. The US should be ashamed, fuck, really ashamed, at the fact. And all you can say is that the US "just" used two.
We gained a lot of knowledge after using them and one of the things we learned is how horrific they are.
Bullshit, the US didn't didn't use any more nukes because the URSS had nukes too.
What would you rather us do, bomb them?
Well, you ALREADY bomb countries, I don't think I need to give examples, present and past. And what would those interests be?
How else are we going to convince countries not to pursue something against our interest?
And what would those interests be? Please, mention them explicitly, instead of just bombing the fuck of any country you want and excuse yourselves with WMDs and terrorism. Wait, no, even better, keep your "interests" in your own country and let Iran mind for themselves.
But you know, the minute we stop providing cash, then these governments are going to start complaining to their citizens how evil we are for not giving support.
Mention those governments, please. And also note that giving cash is not the same as a trade embargo. And also note that giving cash to buy weapons the US produces is not helping.
I'm sure it must be nice to have this view where the US is this evil entity and the rest of the world is perfect, but in reality every government sucks.
Yes, many governments suck, but the US is the one that is always at war. So yeah, the US is pretty evil.
Unless your job is designing large shapeless soft foam objects, you're always going to risk someone using your creation to hurt someone else, and at each point along the continuum from plastic bag designer to nuclear weapon designer, at least a few people are going to say they're not comfortable with doing that, and at least a few people are going to say they are.
Oh please, weapons are built with the purpose of hurting, or forcing someone do something you want (under threat of hurting him). Cars and garbage bags have many other uses besides killing.
The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.