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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.

Wilder world can slow climate change

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:20:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://climatenewsnetwork.net/wilder-world-can-slow-climate-change/

"If you want to tackle climate change and restore once-familiar animals
at the same time, a wilder world can help − naturally."

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This is how Republics die

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:19:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/05/21/this-is-how-republics-die/

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends,
and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six
rather than two more years."

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Employee-owned companies perform better, but are resisted by banks, lawyers and governments

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:18:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/employee-owned-companies-perform-better-but-are-resisted-by-banks-lawyers-and-governments-117154>

"If research over the years has found that employee ownership is a
successful corporate model, this raises the question of why, if this
makes companies more successful, it is not more widely adopted."

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The Definition of a Kilogram Just Changed Worldwide

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:19:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywybvx/the-definition-of-a-kilogram-just-changed-worldwide>

"The kilogram is the last unit of measurement to be untethered from an
artificial object."

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Japan’s Only Mascot School Teaches the Art of Cuddly Cuteness

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:17:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/japanese-mascot-school

"Choko Group Mascot Actor’s School, the school founded by teacher Choko
Ohira in 2005, is located in a small alleyway in the western suburbs of
Tokyo. The school is part of the namesake Choko Group, which acts both

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People Over 40 Should Only Work Three Days a Week, Study Concludes

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:16:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://theheartysoul.com/three-day-workweek/

"If you had the choice of working anything less than a Monday-to-Friday
workweek, would you take it? More than likely you’re answer is yes,
absolutely, in a heartbeat, no question. Lucky for you, there is a

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Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:37:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/17/why-the-guardian-is-changing-the-language-it-uses-about-the-environment>

“We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also
communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue,” said
the editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner. “The phrase ‘climate change’, for

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just hit an absolutely crazy milestone

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:36:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://bgr.com/2019/05/17/mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-age-lifespan-milestone/>

"The spacecraft’s primary mission was expected to last just two years,
but it’s already spent a whopping 13 years in orbit around Mars, and it
looks to continue that impressive streak far into the future. In a new

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Toward an Information Operations Kill Chain

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:35:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.lawfareblog.com/toward-information-operations-kill-chain

"Information attacks against democracies, whether they’re attempts to
polarize political processes or to increase mistrust in social
institutions, also involve a series of steps. And enumerating those

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A woman took a picture of three Irish men in Times Square. It took Twitter only an hour to track the lads down.

Wed, 22 May 2019 02:52:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/17/us/irishmen-times-square-photo-twitter-trnd/index.html>

"In less than an hour, Irish Twitter came up with the men's identities,
and the picture was sent to those Times Square dreamers. The photo was
retweeted 5,700 times."

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