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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.

Getting on Disability Showed Me Everyone Should Have Basic Income

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:20:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.xojane.com/issues/everyone-should-have-basic-income

"In the last four months, having the money to cover my basic needs has
given me the chance to flourish rather than just survive."

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Drones to unleash vaccine-laced pellets in bid to save endangered ferrets

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:19:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/12/us-government-black-footed-ferret-mandm-vaccines>

"The US government is set to unleash drones that fire vaccine-laced
pellets in a bid to save the endangered black-footed ferret, a species
that is facing a plague epidemic across America’s great plains."

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Cory Doctorow: Peak Indifference

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:18:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2016/07/cory-doctorow-peak-indifference/>

"Every year, the Internet’s reach and popularity has grown. Every year,
the extent to which Internet users’ privacy is compromised has also grown."

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Dehumanized

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:17:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://harpers.org/archive/2009/09/dehumanized/?single=1

"Despite the determinisms of the day, despite the code-breakers, the
wetware specialists, the patient unwinders of the barbed wire of our
being, this I feel is true: That we are more nurture than nature; that

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An Open Letter on Identity Politics, to and from the Left

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:47:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@We_Are_The_Left/an-open-letter-on-identity-politics-to-and-from-the-left-b927fe66d3a4>

A very important and powerful plea for support.

"If we see people being harmed, it is our duty to help them. If we see bigoted

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How technology disrupted the truth

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:46:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth>

"Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of
public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own
facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism."

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Pokemon Go: There's a level 200 Squirtle in this think piece

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:42:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/comment/blunt-instrument/there-is-a-level-200-squirtle-at-the-end-of-this-think-piece-20160711-gq3k86.html>

"Increasingly, we live in a world where commentators are forced into ever more
ridiculous comments by the need to posture on the latest thing. But this
Pokemon Go phenomenon is the most serious issue I have ever commented on late

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How a single word sparked a four-year saga of climate fact-checking and blog backlash

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:36:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/how-a-single-word-sparked-a-four-year-saga-of-climate-fact-checking-and-blog-backlash-62174>

There are a couple of lessons we can take away from this ordeal. The first is
that it takes far more time and effort to do rigorous science than it does to
attack it.

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New York Times Public Editor Scolded For Suggesting Websites Should Treat News Commenters Like Actual Human Beings

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:03:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160711/10573434936/new-york-times-public-editor-scolded-suggesting-websites-should-treat-news-commenters-like-actual-human-beings.shtml>

"For some time now, the opinion du jour in "enlightened" media circles has been
to treat the news comment section (aka the customers who visit your website
daily and directly) as some kind of irredeemable leper colony. One that should

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Famous artist says a painting isn't by him, gets sued for ruining its value

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:01:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/11/famous-artist-says-a-painting.html

"This garage sale-worthy painting would be worth millions if it were by famed
artist Peter Doig. But it isn't, says Doig. So its owners are suing him for
interfering with their ability to sell it."

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