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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.

Cat tourism: Small towns in Asia look to stray cats to lure in tourists and rescue dying communities

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:23:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-03/cat-tourism-can-a-bunch-of-kitties-save-dying-towns-in-asia/10458128>

"Novel approaches have often been tried in an attempt to reverse the
decline of small towns and rejuvenate local economies, but cat tourism
has to be one of the more unusual."

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BIG change: Reigniting Democracy!

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:21:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.wattpad.com/649609010-big-change-reigniting-democracy

"Voting isn't just a right. It's a responsibility.

Only by voting do you ensure that you are living in a democracy. Only by

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Scientists count whales from space

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:19:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46046264

"UK scientists have demonstrated the practicality of counting whales
from space.

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First Dog on the Moon: Why didn’t humanity save the planet? Perhaps they were busy

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:40:48 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/02/why-didnt-humanity-save-the-planet-perhaps-they-were-busy>

"Space historian from the future explains what happened to Earth"

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Can politics ever be compassionate?

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:49:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/matt-hawkins/can-politics-ever-be-compassionate>

"Every now and then you come across a book, a film, an article or a TV
show that helps you to make a little bit more sense of the world. I had
such an experience recently when reading Paul Gilbert’s The

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Gallup data says our emotions hit a decade-low in 2017. Here's what psychologists say we should do about it.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:16:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/gallup-data-says-our-emotions-hit-decade-low-2017-here-ncna924891>

"Start by listening to others, getting involved and taking care of
yourself."

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This Man Mastered The Art Of Animal Selfies

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:04:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon/

"Allan Dixon from Ireland, 29, has earned himself the title of a
‘real-life Dr. Dolittle’ because of his ability to ‘talk’ animals into
posing for a selfie with him. The results are amazing. He seems to

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After a deadly month for domestic violence, the message doesn’t appear to be getting through

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:02:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/after-a-deadly-month-for-domestic-violence-the-message-doesnt-appear-to-be-getting-through-105568>

"Research clearly shows the behaviour of victims has little bearing on
the likelihood of domestic violence in intimate relationships. Domestic
violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race or socioeconomic

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Art Students Cleverly Dress Up as Famous Paintings For the Annual Halloween Parade in Kawasaki, Japan

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:59:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/famous-paintings-halloween-costumes/

"Participants in the annual Halloween parade that takes place in the
city of Kawasaki in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, like everywhere
else, have the opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters. A

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Browsing the Stacks: A Photo Appreciation of Libraries

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:14:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/10/a-photo-appreciation-of-libraries/573811/>

"As the days grow shorter, one might feel a strong urge to find a warm
place indoors and cozy up to a good book. As much as our world hurtles
toward digitized information, physical books remain popular, useful, and

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