Red Panda based Cuteness Scale

The cutest animal in the world is red panda, there is no discussion about that. Some other animals and things may come close but never quite reach the level. We can take the cuteness of one red panda as a basis reference for the standard scale of cuteness.

Then, we can compare other things and animals to the red panda and give them scores relative to the cuteness of the red panda. Let’s say we take a scale from zero to one and we say that zero is basically a neutral rating, not cute but not ugly either. At the same time, the top of the scale will be the red panda with the score of one. Anything else that is at least a bit cute will fall in between.

Red panda is the benchmark of cuteness, so it is rated at 1.0.

Your average cute minion from Despicable Me will rate at about 0.6 or so.

Cats are probably the only animals that are able to come close to red panda in terms of cuteness rating sometimes as high as 0.9 on the red panda scale.

I hereby donate the Red Panda Cuteness Scale to the public domain, free to use and abuse as you see fit, no strings attached. Now, go, go! Rate! Rate! There is not a moment to lose, the cuteness of the world is waiting! :)… -->

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Vibram FiveFingers Class Action Lawsuit

I heard that Vibram has settled a class action lawsuit that “alleged the company made false and unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of its glove-like footwear.” That was apparently back in May and I was too busy with my brand new FiveFingers Komodo Sport to pay attention, apparently.

Frankly, the company should not have said the FiveFingers bring definite improvement to the health if they did not have any evidence to back that up. On the other hand, after my experience with FiveFingers shoes, owning three pairs of them and walking them every day wherever I go, I have to say that for me those claims are true.

Once you wear the FiveFingers shoes and learn to walk properly, there is no turning back. Anything else is just clumsy and uncomfortable. So I feel sorry that they got slapped with that court case. The shoes are brilliant. Walking in them is a bliss. I am afraid to recommend them because you will get addicted if you bother to learn how to walk right :)


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Ukraine: Poroshenko vs. Hitler

Some hot shots compare Ukraine President Poroshenko with Hitler now. This is not historically justified and is not fair to Hitler.

Hitler never bombed German cities and did not destroy the German companies even in 1945. Hitler did not force conscription on children and the elderly. Hitler did not cut wages and pensions, did not deprive its citizens of the right to work and did not cut off the heating, even in wartime.

Hitler was not a corrupt oligarch and did not make money trading military supplies. Hitler built autobahns, popular car companies, kindergartens, schools, free of charge housing. Hitler developed sports and created a powerful system of free medical care for the citizens of Germany.

Under Hitler in Germany there was no drug abuse, pedophilia and other sexual perversions. There was no unemployment, homeless and destitute. No fraud, corruption, speculation and predatory lending rates.

Hitler never said that he was a Democrat, although he was democratically elected in compliance with all the formalities prescribed by law.

Hitler was certainly a monstrous war criminal, but in relation to others, and not to his own people.

Source: Alexander Biletsky… -->

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A brilliant summary of the situation in Ukraine

Dmitri Gershkovich, Ukraine:

Maksim, we will not have a country in one month… we don’t know what will happen tomorrow to gas, bread, jobs – companies are closing… Coffins are traveling the country by tens and hundreds daily… Our government – clear morons and clinical idiots. We have an army of 100 thousand men, 500 tanks and f… knows how many “Grad“, howitzer and self-propelled artillery that cannot overpower 10 thousand militants with their 3 tanks and 2 cannons (yeah, a little more, ok – but that’s not the point).

ON THE OTHER HAND, WE ALL KNOW how horribly Putin manages Russia ))))



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