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'Sonia Kruger is not evil': Waleed Aly defends Today Extra host, calls on Australians to stop 'cycle of outrage'

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:00:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/sonia-kruger-is-not-evil-waleed-aly-defends-today-extra-host-calls-on-australians-to-stop-cycle-of-outrage-20160719-gq9ak7.html>

"In a moving plea, Aly calls for Australians to empathise with one
another during what he calls these 'dark times'."

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100-Year-Old Theatre Converted Into Stunning Bookstore

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:58:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/buenos-aires-bookstore-theatre-el-ateneo-grand-splendid/>

"Tucked away in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires is a beautiful bookshop
called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. It is built within the almost
100-year-old Grand Splendid Theater, which opened in 1919. The theatre

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Half Of TSA's 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:57:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160716/12015834995/half-tsas-30000-employees-accused-misconduct-nearly-third-multiple-times.shtml>

"The TSA is a multibillion dollar agency with nearly zero redeemable
qualities. It can only act in hindsight, does almost nothing to make
traveling safer, and seemingly devotes most of its screening efforts to

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How to Be Polite

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:56:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/message/how-to-be-polite-9bf1e69e888c

"Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point. I
don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a haircut. No soul would
associate me with watercress sandwiches. Still, every year or so someone

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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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