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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Good news for the only place on Earth where tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants live together

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:33:49 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/05/good-news-for-the-only-place-on-earth-where-tigers,-rhinos,-orangutans-and-elephants-live-together>

"The Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra is home to some of the world's rarest
and best-loved animals. Thanks to a new government moratorium on land clearing,
conservationists have enjoyed a big win."

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‘You want a description of hell?’ OxyContin’s 12-hour problem

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:27:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://static.latimes.com/oxycontin-part1/

"OxyContin is a chemical cousin of heroin, and when it doesn’t last, patients
can experience excruciating symptoms of withdrawal, including an intense
craving for the drug."

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Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:14:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/doctors-tell-all-and-its-bad/380785/>

"A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient
relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis."

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A lesson about bullying

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:43:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SueTravers/posts/danmkAeGinS

"From a lady named Jodi Williams on FB. It's directed towards teachers, but
could be equally as valuable for parents and those working with adults as well:
Employers, employees politicians etc."

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Don't pooh-pooh it: Making paper from elephant dung

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:42:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36162953

"While elephant poachers are only interested in the animals' tusks, for Kenyan
entrepreneur John Matano it is all about what comes out of the other end of the
world's largest land mammal."

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14 Years Later, "Piracy is Progressive Taxation" still rings true

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:41:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/14-years-later-piracy-progressive-taxation-still-rings-tim-o-reilly>

"Fourteen years later, our business has continued to grow, and the principles I
laid out in this 2002 essay have helped to guide our strategy to fuel our
success."

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Download 6600 Free Films from The Prelinger Archives and Use Them However You Like

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:02:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/download-6600-free-films-from-the-prelinger-archives-and-use-them-however-you-like.html>

"Features, commercials, art pieces, stock footage, home movies, propaganda: the
history of cinema so far has produced countless individual forms, all of which
also count as documentaries. Watch any kind of film made sufficiently long ago

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David Bowie’s BLACKSTAR LP Transforms When Exposed to Light

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:01:49 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://nerdist.com/david-bowies-blackstar-lp-transforms-when-exposed-to-the-sun/>

"Ashes to ashes, funk to funky; Starman returns to the stars, and still, as
Bowie implores us to remember, the sun is still shining."

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How about unpaid internships for new managers?

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:25 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/how-about-unpaid-internships-for-new-managers/>

"...if the unpaid internship system works so well for developing entry-level
workers, why not apply the underlying logic and practice to budding managers
and CEOs as well?"

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Preserving community character is impossible

Sun, 22 May 2016 12:13:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/3/11568632/community-character-impossible

"State officials hatched a plan to bring 1,100 jobs to the small town of
Nickerson, Nebraska (population 400), and were surprised to find
unanimous disapproval from the town council and most of the community."

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