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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.

Final donation for man whose blood helped save 2.4 million babies

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:30:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/final-donation-for-man-whose-blood-helped-save-2-4-million-babies-20180511-p4zerp.html>

"...James Harrison is extraordinary. His blood has helped save the lives
of 2.4 million babies."

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Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening - Who We Are - San Marino - LIVE - Second Semi-Final - Eurovision 2018

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:29:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66D0pKVdA-4

"Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening represented San Marino at the second
Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Who We Are."

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Extinction vs. Collapse: Does it matter?

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:28:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/extinction-vs-collapse/

"Climate twitter – the most fun twitter – has recently been relitigating
the debate between human extinction and mere civilizational collapse,
between doom and gloom, despair and (kind of) hope."

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Stunning Lifelike 3D Paper Sculptures

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:57:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/3d-paper-sculptures/

"British artist Lisa Lloyd creates stunningly lifelike animals, jewelry,
insects, flowers, foods and even beer completely out of paper."

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Forgiveness, Apologies, and Just Relations

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:56:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@muse_9093/forgiveness-apologies-and-just-relations-cb10f8e5f15b>

"It’s hard to know where any one person is on their journey through
life. Who I was as a child and who I am now are two very distinct people."

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The More Copyright Holders Move Up The Stack, The More They Put Everyone At Risk

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:54:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180506/13013839781/more-copyright-holders-move-up-stack-more-they-put-everyone-risk.shtml>

"We've raised some questions in the past about this process of copyright
holders moving up the stack -- and not just targeting the content hosts,
but companies further upstream, including ad providers, domain registers

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Companies Respond To The GDPR By Blocking All EU Users

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:52:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180509/14021739811/companies-respond-to-gdpr-blocking-all-eu-users.shtml>

"...the larger issue to me is how this is increasingly splintering the
internet, and doing so in a way that we're not entirely prepared for."

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Taking Children from Their Parents Is a Form of State Terror

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:50:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/taking-children-from-their-parents-is-a-form-of-state-terror>

"When my kids were fifteen and twelve, we lived through a period during
which the Russian government was threatening to take children away from
queer parents, and, specifically, threatening to go after my kids. I

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“The Right to Have Rights” and the Plight of the Stateless

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:48:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-right-to-have-rights-and-the-plight-of-the-stateless>

Reflections on Hannah Arendt.  Muse added:

"The author's concerns are well-founded. I find her conclusions on the

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Squirrel Island

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:47:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/169167032

"Sci-fi action thriller following Dot, a renegade grey squirrel trapped
on a hostile and mysterious red squirrel island. Teaming up with a
reluctant acorn partner, they uncover a horrifying red squirrel plot.

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