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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (5th September
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 50th Army attacking around Bryansk
3rd Guards Army of Soviet Southwest Front captures Artemovsk in Eastern Ukraine, north of Donetsk.
British 8th Army advances to Bagnara and Bova Marina
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Hokusho Maru sunk by USN submarine Albacore
172nd Regiment of US 43rd Infantry Division unsuccessfully attacks Japanese positions on Arundel Island
In New Guinea...
US 52nd Troop Carrier Wing aircraft drop US 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment at Nadzab on the Markham River northwest of Lae.
24th Brigade of Australian 9th Infantry Division lands near Lae overnight.
Japanese 20th Infantry Division is ordered to move to Finschhafen
Today's Air Raids...
Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Ghent, Belgium by US 8th Air Force
Belgium RAF Fighter patrols
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Sardinia military targets by US 12th Air Force
Civitavecchia, Viterbo, and Grazzanise, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Gamata, New Britain by RAAF
Lao Kay, Indochina by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I often feel like I am in the ideal viewing position to witness the Universe. I am no longer young but not infirm. I am not so rich as to be lost in decadence, nor so poor that life is solely preoccupied with survival. I am not so happy that I can't relate to the unhappy, yet not so sad that my life is crippled. I am loved, hated, unknown and everything inbetween. I am capable of supreme heroism and the foulest evil.
I am a living witness to the Information Revolution, with the entire world's knowledge at my fingertips, and was there at the beginning. My life knows joy and sadness in equal measure, as well as peace and anger, love and hate, success and defeat, fulfilment and frustration, madness and Enlightenment. I know people who have inspired all these experiences.
In short, I feel like I am witnessing everything from the ideal viewing platform, the best seat in the house. My conclusion? Life is the ultimate rollercoaster virtual reality game. It's purpose? Simply to experience. You are the Universe experiencing itself! The experience of any individual life is short and temporary, so to get the most out of it you need to pay attention while it's happening and leave behind something useful for the characters beside you and after you that they can use.
In this particular character's experience, the sadness of failed relationships is balanced with the spectacular success of the ones that are working. Son and Missus are sources of endless joy and, knowing all things good and bad will pass, I am savouring every precious moment.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is it time to review your life, where it's been, how it is and where it's going?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mild and dry with sunny periods throughout
Increasingly cloudy overnight
A light to moderate north-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 18 degC
Min Temp = 14 degC
Sunrise at 06:22
Sunset at 19:49
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
To make an apple crumble, threaten it with a maggot, and it will do whatever you want! : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Al Murray on equality Brilliant! Al at his best, with a terrific punchline!
Of all human traffickers who lure others into slave labour and prostitution in other countries, 42% of the recruiters are women
9. ZEN WISDOM
Relative happiness is happiness that depends on things outside
ourselves, such as affluence or social standing. While the happiness
such things bring us is certainly real, it shatters easily when external
conditions alter. Absolute happiness, on the other hand, is something
we must find within. It means establishing a state of life in which we
are never defeated by difficulties, and where just being alive is a
source of great joy.