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He Got A Bad Grade. So, He Got The Constitution Amended. Now He's Getting The Credit He Deserves.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:39:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://kut.org/post/he-got-bad-grade-so-he-got-constitution-amended-now-hes-getting-credit-he-deserves>

"With everything that’s going on in politics these days, it helps to
remember the power that we have as individuals to make change. Examples
of this are far too few, of course.

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Your subconscious, that monster

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:38:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/lea-verou/your-subconscious-that-monster-2cfd48c56bdb>

"In most cases it’s well-meaning people that were tricked by their
subconscious monster, not real chauvinistic pigs. As with most
situations, empathy usually works much better than rage, even if it’s

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That Asian Mom Is Not The Nanny, But We Are Too Lazy To Prove That Fact

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:37:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@nilegirl/that-asian-mom-is-not-the-nanny-but-we-are-too-lazy-to-prove-that-fact-c53ec4bbcf8a>

"Fact checkers and proofreaders no longer apply and their services don’t
hold any relevance. The goal is to print shit and then update after the
staggering numbers are confirmed."

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Meet the Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:36:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Meet-the-Sex-Workers-Replacing-Cops-in-Sandinista-Run-Nicaragua-20170311-0015.html>

"In most countries around the world, sex workers are criminalized by
police officers. In Sandinista-run Nicaragua, sex workers are replacing
police officers."

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Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:09:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/16/paichit-the-baby-elephant-saved-from-a-palm-oil-plantation-in-indonesia>

"Orphaned at a few months old and nursed back to health by a local
wildlife centre, Paichit’s story has serious implications for critically
endangered Sumatran elephants"

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"Muppet Guys Talking" explores Jim Henson’s tech, genius, generosity

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/muppet-guys-talking-explores-jim-hensons-tech-genius-generosity/>

"Review: Riveting conversation with major Muppet actors flies by way too
quickly."

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What Keeps Al Jaffee, the Genius Behind Mad Magazine’s Fold-Ins, Going After 52 Years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2017/03/al-jaffee-the-genius-behind-mad-magazine-fold-ins>

"The longest-running cartoonist of all times shares stories from the
halcyon days of Mad and the one Fold-In he regrets drawing."

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Lichee Pi Zero: A 6$ Linux Machine.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:05:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://curiouspost.com/lichee-pi-zero-a-6-linux-machine/

"In this article we are going to tell you about a new single board
computer that only costs 6$, yet it is very powerful."

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I Draw Dragons To Destroy The Stereotypes About Them

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:19:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/inktober-dragons-brian-kesinger/

"As a kid of the 80's, dragons have always inspired me. Whether it was
through movies, video games or dungeons, and dragons, these mythical
beasts had an influence on my imagination. With this series of drawings,

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What Governments Are For

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:18:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2017/03/what-governments-are-for/

"We have been bamboozled into thinking that only those jobs that are
paid by large companies are “real” jobs. Volunteering is not considered
real work, arts aren’t considered a “real job”, people staying home to

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