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DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (10th March 1943)
On the Russian Front...
German VII Korps and LII Korps attack Soviet 40th Army around Sumy and capture
German II SS Panzer Korps attack Kharkov.
German 4th Panzer Army attacks along the Mzha River
In the Arctic...
US vessel Richard Bland sunk by U-255
In the North Sea...
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-4620 sunk by Free-French and RN MTBs
After meeting with Mussolini, Rommel departs for Hitler's HQ in the
In the Mediterranean...
Italian vessel Rosario sunk by RN submarine Trooper
Italian vessel Derna sunk by RN submarine Taurus
German units attack LeClerc's Free French column at Ksar Rhilane
A German battle group attacks the British 1st Army around Tamera.
In the Atlantic...
Another five Alled ships are lost to U-Boats. However, U-633 is rammed and sunk by British vessel Scorton.
German vessel Karin captured by USN light cruiser Savannah and destroyer Eberle.
In Washington D.C.
Congress discusses and condemns the mass-murder of Jews.
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Kaijo Maru is damaged by US 5th Air Force aircraft, run aground,
The new US 14th Air Force is formally activated at Kunming, commanded by General Chennault.
Chindit columns cross the Irrawaddy River at Tagaung and Tigyaing
In the Indian Ocean...
US vessel Richard D. Spaight sunk by U-182
Today's Air Raids...
Northern France Fighter patrols by RAF Fighter Command and US 8th Army Fighters. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is introduced.
North Sea Minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Tunis, Tunisia by USAAF
Kiska Island by US 11th Air Force
Russell Islands Airfield by Japanese aircraft
Wewak, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rangoon and military targets by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging and me time before the milk run and the ironing. (Son looking after missus today!) Long meditation after lunch, more me time. Missus time in the evening.
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Where I have parted company with the major world religions and humanism is over "goodness". I simply do not believe that the universe is fundamentally "good" that evil is a disease and that good will always ultimately triumph. In fact, the universe is fundamentally neutral, and positive and negative energy emanate from it in waves. As a wave requires both a positive and negative element, so you can't have one without the other. The final outcome of the Universe is neither "good/order" nor "evil/chaos" but neutrality - from neutrality it was born and to neutrality it will return.
It is now scientific fact that there is no such thing as nothing - it's purely human idea with no basis in reality. Even in a vacuum, particles and waves spontaneously appear out of it. Energy is in any case constantly present in the form of the Higgs Field.
The upshot of this is that I reject the idea of any fundamental spiritual need to be a "good person". The question is not "what should you be", but rather "what temporary life experience do you want to have?"
I happen to have decided that I want to make a positive difference, but because of the balance of forces and my limited powers, that difference has to be restricted to that which is receptive and in range. Clearly that involves positive ("good/creative") energy, but in self-defence, I also have no issues with wielding negative ("dark/destructive") energy.
My inner peace does not derive from "being good", but in fulfilling my chosen purpose. With my purpose clear and bound by no philosophy but my own, there is no internal discord, and the peace that results is I can tell you most blissful indeed.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What do you want to achieve with your life?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Snow flurries will peter out by noon.
Dry with sunny periods in the afternoon.
Cloudy with snow flurries but also clear periods in the evening and overnight.
A very cold moderate to strong northeasterly wind throughout.
Max Temp = 0 degC
Min Temp = -4 degC
Sunrise at 06:35
Sunset at 18:01
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
You're annoying, but honestly, I've been annoyed by better : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Monty Python - Upper Class Twit Of The Year
Studies have shown that if a left-hander injures his dominant hand, he has an easier time learning to use the other hand than his right-handed counterparts.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia