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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.

Warning: viewing these baby animals in cute outfits may kill you

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:21:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/09/06/warning-viewing-these-baby-an.html

"Brace yourself for a level of cuteness that could have lasting effects. Zoo
Portraits by Barcelona-based Yago Partal include interesting information about
each species. That cute otter could grow to 99 pounds, the heaviest of the

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Chief Engineer Kaylee Frye Can Fix All Fandoms

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:18:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/chief-engineer-kaylee-frye/

"She has a Sonic too. Of COURSE she has a Sonic."

Cosplay all the fandoms!

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A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:13:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-pipeline-fight-and-americas-dark-past>

"This week, thousands of Native Americans, from more than a hundred tribes,
have camped out on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, which straddles the
border between the Dakotas, along the Missouri River. What began as a slow

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Oceana’s first North Sea expedition - in pictures

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:06:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/sep/07/oceanas-first-north-sea-expedition-in-pictures>

"The ocean conservation society last week completed its first-ever expedition
to document the richness of habitats and threats to marine life in waters off
the Netherlands, UK, Norway and Denmark. The results from the two-month, at-sea

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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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