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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.

Is this the ‘most Melbourne conversation’ ever?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:27:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/melbourne-conversation-ever/45884/

"Melbourne, once disparagingly known elsewhere as “Bleak City” is in
love with itself as a cultural capital and hipster enclave."

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Plane, Motorcycle, Wire Walker in Crazy Triple Stunt

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:26:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/07/16/plane-motorcycle-wire-walker.html

"This video is titled “Aerobatic pilot Melissa Andrzejewski flies under
highliner Sketchy Andy Lewis and freestyle motocross legend Jimmy
Fitzpatrick in a first of its kind aviation stunt.” There’s not much

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Rate of species decline 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:25:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/extinct-species-biodiversity-loss-ecosystems-anthropocene-journal-science-a7137476.html>

"Animal and plant species are declining so quickly that world
biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to
threaten much of the planet’s ability to support humans, according to a

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Squirrel Who Survived A Hurricane Is Living The Dream

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:24:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efLWwLoNZlw

"She is living the life."

Your daily cute.  Via Cara Evangelista.

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I Put A Trans Character In A Game And Gamers Went Insane

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:16:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2284-i-put-trans-character-in-game-gamers-went-insane.html>

A good point:
This is what progress looks like. Advancement is met with walls of
fiery hate hiding behind a thin veneer of "tradition" or not wanting

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How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:15:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/15/485900076/how-a-danish-town-helped-young-muslims-turn-away-from-isis>

"There are strong correlations between humiliation and the search for an
extremist ideology"

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Policing Isn’t Working for Cops Either

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:14:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://billmoyers.com/story/policing-isnt-working-cops-either/

"When the system comes together to defend cops like Casebolt, their
defense of him is a smokescreen. The system doesn’t care about any
individuals — the individuals are dispensable. It is trying to distract

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Inside the World's Chicest Cult

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:13:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a16297/inside-the-worlds-chicest-cult/>

"Everyone has a threshold for New Age spirituality. At Spirit Weavers, a
highly Instagrammable, sold-out women's retreat, I hit mine."

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Multiple WA teriyaki shops deluged with hate after sheriff wrongly accuses one of banning cops

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:34:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/wa-teriyaki-shops-flooded-with-online-hate-after-sheriff-wrongly-accuses-restaurant-of-banning-cops/>

"Restaurants with the rather generic name “Lucky Teriyaki” in Washington are
bearing the brunt online after a misunderstanding caused by a language barrier
prompted the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office to post on their official Facebook

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Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:31:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714163350.htm>

"A team of researchers has for the first time begun to quantify the economic
and social impact of bringing back large carnivores."

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