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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.

Beyond Rage

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:28:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://katherinephelps.com/2017/02/beyond-rage/

"Change can and must be made to create a safe world: a world of peace.
Such change will require long-term dedication. Rage feels like power.
Rage feels like the hot steam needed to propel a train at high speed to

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Why it’s time for Australia to launch its own space agency

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:27:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/why-its-time-for-australia-to-launch-its-own-space-agency-72735>

"Any nation that hopes to have a space program needs to be able to keep
an eye on its orbiting assets at all times. This means that Australia
has become a key link in the global chain of ground-based tracking

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The Heart of Storytelling

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:08:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://katherinephelps.com/2017/02/the-heart-of-storytelling/

"Conflict certainly helps to sell blockbuster films. This solidifies its
place in a dogma of storytelling that is more about status and
domination than experiencing and understanding the world both within and

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“I’ve Got A Little List”: The Next Six Months Under Trumpism

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:07:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/everyvote/ive-got-a-little-list-9acf9129f5a5

"One of the challenges of discussing the transition from democracy to
authoritarianism is that it’s hard to put your finger on concrete risks
which we might face."

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Free Speech and the Paradox of Tolerance

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:44:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@juliaserano/free-speech-and-the-paradox-of-tolerance-e0547aefe538>

"Those of us who are passionate about free speech, and who want to live
in a truly open society, cannot afford to be bystanders anymore. We must
absolutely refuse to tolerate intolerant speech and the people who

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Taronga Zoo welcomes energetic fennec fox baby as it emerges from nesting box

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:43:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-03/fennec-fox-baby-emerges-at-taronga-zoo-in-sydney/8238106>

"A newborn fennec fox has emerged from its nesting box at Sydney's
Taronga Zoo and the energetic kit has been keeping its parents busy."

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PayPal freezes Canadian media company's account over story about Syrian family

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:06:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/manitoba/paypal-freezes-flin-flon-newspaper-syrian-refugees-1.3977292>

"A community newspaper's payment to enter a feel-good story about a
family of Syrian refugees in an awards competition prompted PayPal to
freeze the account of a national media organization after flagging the

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I’m A Refugee From A Banned Country— This Is My American Story

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:05:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theestablishment.co/im-a-refugee-from-a-banned-country-this-is-my-american-story-9a324d131618>

"But consider what a fatwa is: It’s an executive order, unhindered by
checks and balances, issued by a supreme leader."

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Studio Ghibli Characters Look Even Better in Traditional Japanese Wood-Cut Style

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:04:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/studio-ghibli-posters-look-even-better-in-traditional-japanese-wood-cut-style>

"If Miyazaki was a pre-WWII Japanese wood print artist, here's what his
characters might look like."

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She Outsmarted Jamie Oliver — And Figured Out The Future Of School Lunch

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:50:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/school-lunch/

"How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an
honest-to-god miracle in one of America's unhealthiest cities."

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