What Kind of Immigration System Will We Have Post-Brexit? Ask Newsthump!

A funny story from the satire outlet Newsthump humorously portrays Jeremy Corbyn in terms of a common British trope: the ‘angry old man’ who doesn’t like ‘foreigners,’ is overly critical of immigration, and is very defensive about the economic interests of British workers. The humor is effective because as a hard-left socialist figure, Corbyn is supposed to be the opposite of a Daily Mail reading working class Tory ‘class traitor.’
Of course, all this will probably sound fairly ridiculous to the notoriously dogmatic and highly strung Corbies, who will undoubtedly have been triggered by some of the funny stories on Glossy News. Read more What Kind of Immigration System Will We Have Post-Brexit? Ask Newsthump!

Random Thoughts (XIV): Fundies, Agitators & Toxic Males!

Not All Faiths are Equal

Yes, you judged rightly: I am indeed a man of peace. And I can see much good in many faiths.
And it’s precisely from this spirit, that I simply cannot accept moral equivalence between all faiths. Read more Random Thoughts (XIV): Fundies, Agitators & Toxic Males!


Ten Thousand Emails In – I Think GDPR Might Be Important

If you’re anything like me, then you tend to stay the course for the sake of simplicity above all else. If you’re anything like me, you also have a couple of different websites set up as a side project for your writing jobs. If you’re anything like me, you might have received so many emails about GDPR that you wrote them off as spam or some sort of unimportant development which only concerns those in the EU. Thing is, if you’re anything like me, you might have made a terrible mistake.

Oh God, Oh No

As it turns out, the General Data Protection Regulations are a little more ranging than my hubris had anticipated, so let’s take a look at just how deeply I dug my own hole. These regulations, as it turns out, are not only very real, they introduce elements into data regulation which help protect, generally (a possible explanation for the name?) While the regulations put in place do primarily apply to the EU, they also apply to any website or business which operates within the European Union – meaning all globally-reaching online services need to pay attention.

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Top 3 Essential Steps for Outstanding Sanding (From James Draper!)

Sanding is hard. That’s the general reaction people give me whenever I talk to them about it. Sanding has really gotten an infamous reputation over the years due to inexperienced people diving into a complex piece (like an intricately detailed chair or cabinet) without knowing the basics and by using the wrong machine, leading to a long and difficult sanding process that yields not so great results. Learning how to sand properly is an incredible way to save money as you can turn old beaten up furniture into brand new beautiful pieces instead of buying a new set or you can even sell them for profit! The only thing stopping you is the dread of sanding due to everyone telling you it’s hard and boring. Read more Top 3 Essential Steps for Outstanding Sanding (From James Draper!)


Future NRA Investment Projects In Keeping With Their Violent Tradition

The NRA, reeling after the public notice of their being cash strapped as of late, have decided to expand their financial base of interests to survive. Since their specialized focus of interest are items of destruction it only follows that their business interests would reflect that.

The National Rifle Association bought up 30% of Dow/DuPont’s holdings in napalm, the flesh burning gel made famous and popular during the Vietnam War for adding more inhumanity to an already inhuman war. When asked why the NRA chose this particular substance to put money into, the answer given by a spokesman (the NRA does not believe in ‘spokespersons’) was that:

It can git (sic) the people hiding that bullits (sic) can’t! Sance (sic) the NRA at its roots is about killin’ (sic) fur (sic) fun, why not include napalm, a time-tested, proven fun killer?

Also heavily invested into was flesh-eating bacteria, a somewhat strange choice as the horrible disease that has deprived people of their limbs and lives has no apparent market value, and science has not found a cure or preventive for it. Again, a spokesman has stated:

While there is as yet not a commercially viable use for it, an imaginative person could come up with all sorts of creative uses for it…

This had a quieting effect on the minds of the audience listening, and a collective gasp once the full meaning of this answer settled in.

Land mines, a throwback to an icon of the last two World Wars, is making a comeback in less developed lands; the NRA. being keen on developing financial opportunities in other countries, has seized on it. When asked if any of these newly invested mines would be used to hurt American soldiers the answer was.

Of course we don’t want our boys to get hurt by them, but once they leave our warehouses we can’t be responsible for whosever hands they end up in, just like handguns.

An ironical statement if there ever was one.

An even further throwback- guillotines- has also caught the organization’s wandering eye and wallet.

They may seem very archaic, but when it comes to causing human misery and violent death, it is hard to ignore this device’s impact. And, as every one knows, we are really into anything that has to do with violence!

Heroin and meth rate highly on the NRA’s investment program as, kilo for kilo, these normally illegal drugs are one of the most profitable commodities there are. The NRA also promises to fight as viciously and mercilessly as they do already with guns to get these substances legalized.

After all, it is all about the freedom!

again stated their very hard working and seemingly ethic-less spokesman. An added side venture is that in entering a business territory normally dominated by violent cartels, the NRA’s investment would greatly help out their semi-automatic and automatic gun sales.

Stock shares in Agent Orange have gone up since the NRA invested millions into it. The defunct and illegal chemical agent responsible for horrifying deformities in Vietnam is now getting a fresh life despite it being forbidden by almost every country on earth.

We will see about changing that…

stated the NRA’s formidable chief lawyer with a wink and a nod.

Lastly, the NRA also has put opt stock options on opening up the market for medieval torture devices from the Inquisition just because they thought they were really cool.



WTF?! Sacha Baron-Cohen’s Psychologist Cousin Makes HORRENDOUS Autism Gaffe! Please share!

What’s the worst Godwin fail you’ve heard all year?

There’s a lot of it about, but I am quite sure you’ll all have no trouble agreeing that the story that’s about to follow is one of the worst you’ve heard in a long, long time.

A Tale of Two Cousins

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The ‘Vaping Community’ is Real and it is Changing the World

The vaping community is real, and it is collectively referred to as “vape culture” which encompasses the spirit that surrounds the act of vaping. In the last decade or so, vaping is something that has taken the world by storm and there are now millions of people all throughout the world who take part it in and play an active role in the vaping community. Vaping is a mainstream act that is very much changing the world. It has helped people quit smoking, it has gained a cult following and it has created several thousands of successful businesses.

Given that “vaping” was Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year in 2014, it is clear to see that vaping is having a truly monumental impact on the world. Whilst many enjoy it, there are a lot of people who see it as obnoxious and unnecessary. To say that vaping has divided the world would be an understatement; there is no ignoring that it has had and is having a massive impact.

More people are becoming aware of the dangers that come with smoking cigarettes and are trying to kick their habits. One of the best ways they can do this is through vaping, and because of this, it is going to become something that is far more commonplace. The vaping culture is only going to continue to grow, and more and more vaping UK shops such as Grey Haze are going to pop up.

#1: What is Vaping Culture?

Vaping culture encompasses everything associated with vaping, both the good and the bad. To the older generation, those who vape are groups of young adults who have nothing better to do than produce large amounts of vapour from their mouths in inappropriate places. The mainstream media also takes this view too, with media outlets jumping to lambast youngsters for vaping.

Its growth, though, has taken vaping from something mostly enjoyed by young adults and teenagers to something that has been taken up by the older generation, too. Whilst there are a few bad apples within the vaping community who are a nuisance with it, there are plenty of people who are simply doing it because they enjoy the culture or because they are trying to quit smoking, and it is these people who represent the vaping community, not the antisocial vapers.

#2: Why Does This Vape Culture Exist?

It seems quite odd that there even is a vaping culture; after all, smokers don’t have a “smokers’ culture” like vapers do. Well, in short, vaping culture does quite a lot of good and it’s great that it exists.

First of all, vaping can be a competitive sport (vaping games are a thing – really) and if you look at any other sport, hobby, or pastime around the world you will see that, in most cases, there is a community of enthusiasts who surround it. From skateboarding to football and stamp collecting to trainspotting, every sport, hobby and niche has a community of enthusiasts, and these people, largely, make the sport, hobby or pastime what it is.

Vaping culture provides a huge benefit not only for vapers, but for people who don’t, too. As mentioned above, there are plenty of people who view vaping as a huge nuisance and want it banned, however, the vaping community works hard to educate these people and teach them that not everybody is like this, and that the enthusiasts behind this controversial pastime work very hard in deterring the antisocial vaping behaviour that plagues public places.

#3: What is Vaping’s Demographic?

Once upon a time, vaping’s demographic was mostly young people. Today, it encompasses everybody. From students to young professionals, the older generation, public servants, and politicians – the demographic is endless, and it reaches all around the globe. The truth is that people from all walks of life working in all kinds of jobs have taken up vaping to try and quit smoking, as a fun pastime, or both.

This is hardly surprising given that there is plenty of scientific evidence to show that vaping is far better for you health-wise than smoking, and many people would much prefer a world where most smokers took up vaping instead. Sure, large plumes of vapour can be annoying sometimes, but it has got to be better than toxic clouds of smoke.

The vape culture that surrounds the act of vaping has existed from the very beginning of its growth and it is something which is going to continue to be relevant and prominent alongside vaping. The culture and community that surrounds vaping is just as much a necessity as it is a nicety for vapers, with people from within the community working hard to promote responsible vaping and to eliminate the negative stereotypes.