Glass Wings Blog: December 2019

Some hilarious editorial errors

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 15:27:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/1197940986040770560

"In honor of this great GQ correction, what are some of your favorite
newspaper/magazine/website corrections of all-time?"

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Australian Attorney General Wants To Make The Country's Defamation Law Even Worse

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 15:29:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191125/08355643452/australian-attorney-general-wants-to-make-countrys-defamation-law-even-worse.shtml>

Punchline:

"The AG’s defamation law “fix” appears to be a response to a NSW Supreme

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Monty Python - I’m (Still) So Worried (Music Video)

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 15:34:26 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT5JBrKC5M0

"In celebration of Monty Python’s 50th anniversary, we have released an
alternative country and western version of the Monty Python track, ‘I'm
So Worried’, entitled ‘I’m (Still) So Worried,’ with this animated music

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Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points'

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 15:38:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/climate-emergency-world-may-have-crossed-tipping-points

"The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points,
according to a stark warning from scientists. This risk is “an
existential threat to civilisation”, they say, meaning “we are in a

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New Female Village Chief Annuls 850 Child Marriages And Puts Girls Back In School

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 05:41:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.postlajme.net/?p=19174

"Most people have never heard of a hero quite like Theresa Kachindamoto.
She was the youngest of 12 kids who were descendants of village chiefs
who presided over Monkey Bay in Malawi, Africa. When she found out that

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Young Australians on welfare regularly skip meals and couchsurf, survey finds

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 05:46:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/28/young-australians-on-welfare-regularly-skip-meals-and-couchsurf-survey-finds>

"Young people on welfare are regularly skipping meals and couchsurfing,
with a new survey finding that the majority are living on less than $14
a day after paying rent.

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Indict Jair Bolsonaro over indigenous rights, international court is urged

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 05:46:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/27/jair-bolsonaro-international-criminal-court-indigenous-rights>

"Brazilian lawyers and an influential human rights group including six
former government ministers are seeking to indict the far-right
president Jair Bolsonaro at the International Criminal Court for

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What I’ve Learned From Collecting Stories of People Whose Loved Ones Were Transformed by Fox News

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:22:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/i-gathered-stories-of-people-transformed-by-fox-news.html>

"No matter where the stories came from they all featured a few familiar
beats: A loved one seemed to have changed over time. Maybe that person
was already somewhat conservative to start. Maybe they were apolitical.

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French insurer AXA vows to stop insuring fossil fuel-dependant companies

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:23:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/french-insurer-axa-vows-to-stop-insuring-fossil-fuel-dependant-companies/>

"AXA announced on Wednesday (27 November) it would no longer insure
companies that are too dependent on fossil fuels, as part of its coal
phase-out strategy. It plans to do so for EU and OECD countries by 2030

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On the Battle of Seattle’s 20th anniversary, let’s remember the Aussie coders who created live sharing

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:24:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/on-the-battle-of-seattles-20th-anniversary-lets-remember-the-aussie-coders-who-created-live-sharing-127431>

"Twenty years ago, a group of Australian activists invented open source
online publishing, by creating a website that went on to be pivotal in
the Battle of Seattle protests.

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The Internet Isn’t What We Fight FOR, It’s What We Fight WITH, with Cory Doctorow

Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:06:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Bvdz3vVfM

"The world has problems that are much more urgent than internet policy:
climate change, inequality, issues of race, gender and gender identity,
and more. The internet is less important than all of these battles! But

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America’s Epidemic of Unkindness

Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:10:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/how-be-kind/602488/

"A new research institute at UCLA wants to start a virtuous cycle of
generosity and do-gooding."

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The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial

Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:13:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-five-corrupt-pillars-of-climate-change-denial-122893>

"The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and
individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality
of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that the

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Eclipse of The Sun

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 04:36:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://theovertake.com/~protest/liverpool-vs-the-sun/

"Communities in Liverpool have truly come together and forced a decline
in the newspaper’s readership and therefore local sales figures. It
makes a lot of sense that both Liverpool and Everton football clubs have

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'You're beautiful': Alberta student moves classmates to tears with compliments

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 04:38:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-student-moves-classmates-to-tears-1.5375901>

"As soon as she saw a YouTube video of high schoolers reacting after
receiving compliments, Olivia Brockhoff knew she wanted to test the
social experiment for herself.

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Countries from Siberia to Australia are burning: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 04:40:04 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/countries-from-siberia-to-australia-are-burning-the-age-of-fire-is-the-bleakest-warning-yet>

"On any day, between 10,000 and 30,000 bushfires burn around the planet.

Realms as diverse and distant as Siberia, Amazonia, Indonesia, Australia

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Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against

Fri, 6 Dec 2019 03:54:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0

"The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must
compel political and economic action on emissions.

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Cats do have facial expressions, but you probably can’t read them

Fri, 6 Dec 2019 03:57:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/11/30/cats-do-have-facial-expressions-you-probably-cant-read-them/>

"Cats have a reputation for being “inscrutable,” the researchers say,
and their results mostly back up this notion. More than 6,000 study
participants in 85 countries, the vast majority of them cat owners,

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Cult that defines Trump's power is just a few scratches away from the surface in Australia

Fri, 6 Dec 2019 03:57:59 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/30/cult-that-defines-trumps-power-is-just-a-few-scratches-away-from-the-surface-in-australia>

"Mostly what Scott Morrison has adopted from Trump is the arrogance and
utter refusal to concede error even in the face of overwhelming evidence"

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We reviewed over 60 studies about what makes for a dream job. Here’s what we found.

Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:19:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://80000hours.org/career-guide/job-satisfaction/

"We all want to find a dream job that’s enjoyable and meaningful, but
what does that actually mean?

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Fly Me to the Saitama (Tonde Saitama) international theatrical trailer - Hideki Takeuchi movie

Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:23:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyl3_Kvb_ng

Synopsis for Hideki Takeuchi's Fly Me to the Saitama (Tonde Saitama)
from Pony Canyon International Licensing (Pony Canyon Inc. / K.K. Ponî
Kyanion): "Set in a world where Saitama Prefecture residents are

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I walked ‘like a man’ for a week, and here’s what I realized.

Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:24:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/i-walked-like-a-man-for-a-week-and-heres-what-i-realized/2019/11/25/78e3e968-0bcd-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html>

"My editor was surprised to learn that men run into me sometimes.
Several months ago, as I happened to mention to him, I’d experimented
with not moving aside for other pedestrians on the sidewalk. I wasn’t

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Scientist's theory of climate's Titanic moment the 'tip of a mathematical iceberg'

Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:25:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/01/scientists-theory-of-climates-titanic-moment-the-tip-of-a-mathematical-iceberg>

"When is an emergency really an emergency?

If you’re the captain of the Titanic, approaching a giant iceberg with

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