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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.

What Keeps the Rich and Powerful up at Night, and Why They’re Happy You Don’t Care

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://evonomics.com/keeps-rich-powerful-night-theyre-happy-dont-know/

"The powerful are pleased we find interest rates boring"

An interesting explanation of interest rates and their consequences. Via Emlyn

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My Depression Is A Gift

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:39:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://healthcareinamerica.us/my-depression-is-a-gift-5e8c1a978791

"I’ve struggled with depression since high school, a hyper-competitive
all-girls boarding school in Connecticut."

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This Bonobo Starts Fires, Cooks His Own Food, AND Knows 3,000 English Words [Watch]

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:36:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.trueactivist.com/this-bonobo-starts-fires-cooks-his-own-food-and-knows-3000-english-words-watch/>

"A bonobo ape has learned how to start fires, cook his own food, put them out,
and much, much more..."

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The Forest Beyond

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:35:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/93268250/the-forest-beyond

"Life in the magical forest is filled with experiences and surprises. Meet our
little blue friend, Fenley Mossbury - Fenn to his friends - and join him on a
fun-filled journey created by award winning stop motion animators."

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Violence and Civil Disobedience

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:22:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://pubpub.ito.com/pub/violence-and-civil-disobedience

"Thoughts on the effectiveness of nonviolent disobedience and campaigns."

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What's Happening in Standing Rock?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:16:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.outsideonline.com/2111206/whats-happening-standing-rock

"Two of our country's biggest issues, racism and climate change, have
collided on a North Dakota reservation. This week, I loaded up my
station wagon with water and supplies and drove down for a look at a

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African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:15:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/31/492124724/african-elephant-population-declines-by-30-percent>

"The Great Elephant Census shows that savanna elephant populations in 18
countries declined by 30 percent. Most of the animals counted were in
protected areas."

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The Art of Designing With Heart

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:14:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-art-of-designing-with-heart-f5dc4df21697

"How to make useful, friendly software for real people."

Commonsense advice.

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Grumpy Cat Party Supplies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:19:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.grumpycatparty.com/

Pawesome.  Via Muse.

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The British Wildlife Photography awards 2016 winners - in pictures

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:16:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/sep/05/the-british-wildlife-photography-awards-2016-winners-in-pictures>

"Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in 15 separate
categories including a special film category for Wildlife in HD Video
and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with

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