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Russia, China, and nuclear Armageddon.[edit]

So, at this point Trump has cocked up diplomacy with two dictatorships with nuclear capabilities. And our last real hope to avert nuclear Armageddon may lie in the hands of two more dictatorships (Russia and China). Does the Trump camp want to admit that their leader is a moron yet or are they going to wait until after the U.S. completely falls apart? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:50, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Pedro Sanchez[edit]

is the President of Spain. There is no Prime Minister in the Spanish Government. London Grump (talk) 08:17, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

i dont speak spanish, so i cant comment on what that site says, but the beeb has it as prime minister as does wikipedia. AMassiveGay (talk) 12:25, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
Spain has a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The king is the head of state. The official title of the prime minister is "Presidente del Gobierno", literally "President of the Government." But he is not the President of Spain. In commonly accepted English language terminology, he is the prime minister of Spain. In terms of Spanish political protocol, it's certainly correct to address him as "Presidente" rather than "Prime Minister", but it's also perfectly correct to refer to him and his position as "prime minister". Saying it's not is the equivalent of saying that Theresa May isn't the U.K.'s head of government, or that Donald Trump isn't the chief executive of the United States because those aren't technically their correct titles of address. (talk) 16:24, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
Also, as it's a European story, could you not have found an article about it that Europeans could actually view? (talk) 06:49, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

News sources blocking EU readers[edit]

The LA Times has bllocked EU readers from reading its articles. No doubt other sites are doing this too, so I think we need to keep a list of them, otherwise the problem of having links to sources people can't read will continue. Boredatwork (talk) 17:42, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Oh my stars and garters. I've just realised this applies to the whole ****ing wiki. Boredatwork (talk) 17:43, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

It's been applied by US news websites since May 25th Cardinal Chang (talk) 20:47, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Jeff Sessions is full of horseshit.[edit]

So, a recent article recorded Sessions saying "Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order." I actually went and looked that up, and it turns out that... No. It doesn't actually say that. It basically calls for nonviolent revolution against the government, which as you may have guessed from the book's title refers to the Roman Empire. So not only is Sessions wrong about the core message of this section, he also overlooked which government the whole book is referring to!! ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 23:01, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

He'd have been better citing Matthew 10:35. --Annanoon (talk) 23:45, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Indonesian artist attempts suicide[edit]

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/rizzydraws-suicide-attempt Jesus Christ. — Unsigned, by: / talk