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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.

New Coastal Books for Curious Kids

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 03:28:11 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/new-coastal-books-curious-kids

"With the hectic holiday season on the horizon, what better way to relax with
the children in your life than sharing a coastal-themed book? From the flyways
of migrating birds to the sinkholes of the seabed, this season’s selections

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Looking for health advice? Don’t consult health magazines, try Dolly

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 03:24:49 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
https://theconversation.com/looking-for-health-advice-dont-consult-health-magazines-try-dolly-63823

"There among the fashion, gossip and diets, you come across some health advice
or perhaps a Dear Doctor column. Maybe you consider using one of the products
discussed. It all seems harmless enough. But how often do you stop to consider

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Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 03:22:31 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/sweden-is-tackling-its-throwaway-culture-with-tax-breaks-on-repairs-will-it-work/>

"To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on
repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. On bikes and
clothes, VAT has been reduced from 25% to 12% and on white goods consumers can

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Healing the divide

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 03:20:15 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
https://mosaicscience.com/story/healing-divide-israel-palestine-peace

"Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel. Shaul Adar joins them on the
road and learns why they see their neighbourly help as a step on the journey to

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Fairytale Portraits Of Redheads With A Red Fox By Uzbek Photographer

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:03:07 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/redhead-fox-photography-alexandra-bochkareva/

"Photographer Alexandra Bochkareva loves working with redheaded models.
However, series Autumn and Winter had double the pleasure because there were
two red-haired beauties in front of her manual Helios 77m-4 lens – Polina or

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Against Bargaining

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:01:25 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
http://thebaffler.com/blog/against-bargaining-penny

"What does it mean to be mentally healthy in a world gone mad? Sirens are
blaring, lights are flashing, and we have been whisked out of the territory of
metaphor onto the hard ground of fact. The rise to power and election of Donald

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A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:59:25 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/whither-news/a-call-for-cooperation-against-fake-news-d7d94bb6e0d4

"We — John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis — want to offer constructive suggestions
for what the platforms — Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat,
WeChat, Apple News, and others — as well as publishers and users can do now and

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The Good Guys

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:57:19 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/matter/the-good-guys-fb3eab25c4e3

"Growing up I thought I was as American as anyone. But can a country built on
winning ever value something as weak as equality?"

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We are Number One but You are a Pirate but contain ponies

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:37:14 -0600

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

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

A fun remix by the always awesome Tridashie (Internet is Musical) in support
of the talented Stefán Karl Stefánsson from LazyTown:
https://www.gofundme.com/2tm9tqk

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“Sore winner” syndrome: Why are Donald Trump’s supporters still so angry? Abraham Lincoln understood

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:35:24 -0600

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.salon.com/2016/11/17/sore-winner-syndrome-why-are-donald-trumps-supporters-still-so-angry-abraham-lincoln-understood/>

"Sore winner" syndrome: _This is why they are so angry. It’s not enough for
them to win. Those who opposed Trump must stop opposing him._

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