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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.

JoinedTheHerd - Faith

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:05:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDP-Bol3vB8

"Here is a chill flutters song for you all. Hope you enjoy"

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The Snow Job

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:04:03 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://alexandraerin.substack.com/p/the-snow-job

"It's not the snowflakes, it's the blizzard."

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How Years Of Copyright Maximalism Is Now Killing Pop Music

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:03:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200108/16390543702/how-years-copyright-maximalism-is-now-killing-pop-music.shtml>

"All echo is theft. That’s definitely the argument that many copyright
system supporters have made for years. And now it’s coming back to bite
them."

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For First Time Ever, Scientists Identify How Many Trees to Plant and Where to Plant Them to Stop Climate Crisis

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:02:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/how-many-trees-to-plant-to-stop-climate-crisis/>

"Around 0.9 billion hectares (2.2 billion acres) of land worldwide would
be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds
of human-made carbon emissions.

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Art For Australia! Come Shop The Adorableness & Help Spread Some Hope

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 04:32:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.epbot.com/2020/01/art-for-australia-come-shop.html

"In an effort to focus on the good among the bad - to focus on the
helpers -  here's a quick shout-out to some of the artists I know who
are donating their profits to help with Australia's fire relief/recovery

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The People of the World Need a Much Better Way to Curtail the Power of Multi-National Corporations

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 04:31:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/10/people-world-need-much-better-way-curtail-power-multi-national-corporations>

"The omnipresence of corporations—as resource extractors and processors,
employers and developers, lobbyists and campaign donors—has spawned
countless initiatives to tame their excesses and steer their activities

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Feeding Wildlife during drought and bushfires

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 04:30:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://perfectpets.com.au/best-pet-blog/post/what-you-should-feed-wildlife-during-drought-and-bushfires>

"Under normal conditions, the rule of thumb is that you don’t feed
wildlife. Feeding can cause problems including; familiarity which is
contrary to natural wariness and independence; disruption of natural

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Cory Doctorow: Inaction is a Form of Action

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:45:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://locusmag.com/2020/01/cory-doctorow-inaction-is-a-form-of-action/

"It’s time to stop trying to fix the platforms and time to start working
on fixing the internet. Even if the “group of five websites, each
consisting of screenshots of text from the other four” is made more

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Ornithologists, Birdwatchers Uncover Staggering Magnitude of Bird Population Decline

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:42:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://cornellsun.com/2019/09/26/ornithologists-birdwatchers-uncover-staggering-magnitude-of-bird-population-decline/>

"Cornell Lab of Ornithology conservation scientist Dr. Ken Rosenberg led
an international team of 12 scientists in an analysis of decades of data
on bird population — and the conclusion is disturbing. In the last 50

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Masher Menace: When American Women First Confronted Their Sexual Harassers

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:41:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/when-american-women-first-confronted-their-sexual-harassers/>

"In the late 19th century, from the moment that American women were
granted the freedom to leave their houses unescorted, they encountered a
pest known as “the masher.” Generally, a smarmy mustachioed fop, this

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