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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.

Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades of Denial About America’s Role in the World.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:31:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theintercept.com/2017/02/18/why-do-so-many-americans-fear-muslims-decades-of-denial-about-americas-role-in-the-world/>

"There are literally no national-level American politicians telling a
story that would help ordinary people understand why Trump’s goals are
both horrendously counterproductive and morally vile."

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What’s your dog really eating?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:30:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@michaelwaxman/whats-your-dog-really-eating-3cdf45b7d2fd>

"A veterinarian and an engineer dive deep into the dark and confusing
world of dog food. Is kibble junk food? Is premium natural kibble any
better? Is raw food safe?"

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The Troll Taunter

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:29:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://backchannel.com/one-womans-brilliant-fuck-you-to-wikipedia-trolls-aab4107d374b>

"A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s
fighting back — on Wikipedia itself."

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Your best pictures from the week

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:33:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-17/abc-open-pic-of-the-week/8277158

"Here is a selection of photos sent in by ABC Open audience members from
around Australia."

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Gallery of London's urban foxes

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:32:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/02/17/gallery-of-londons-urban-fox.html

"A common sight in London, foxes moved in after World War II and have
become a symbol of the city. They're mostly harmless, but the tabloids
there love to run fox-ate-my-baby stories."

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4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:31:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb>

"Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact,
that’s why they support him."

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When Good Intentions Backfire

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:18:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://points.datasociety.net/when-good-intentions-backfire-786fb0dead03>

"I find it frustrating to bear witness to good intentions getting
manipulated, but it’s even harder to watch how those who are wedded to
good intentions are often unwilling to acknowledge this, let alone start

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I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:17:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.freecodecamp.com/ill-never-bring-my-phone-on-an-international-flight-again-neither-should-you-e9289cde0e5f>

"A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in
less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if
someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can

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Climate change: Scientists sad, frustrated as extreme weather becomes the new norm

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:00:26 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/climate-change-blamed-for-australia-extreme-weather-events/8268692>

"We study the mechanisms and the data and remove our personal feelings
as much as possible but then every now and then it just hits you that
this is what we're actually doing to our planet."

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Tech and the Fake Market tactic

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:59:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/humane-tech/tech-and-the-fake-market-tactic-8bd386e3d382>

"In one generation, the Internet went from opening up new free markets
to creating a series of Fake Markets that exploit society, without most
media or politicians even noticing."

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