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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (8th December
On the Russian Front...
German XLVIII Panzer Korps continues its' offensive in the Kiev sector
Soviet 5th Guards Tank Army isolates Znamenka, prompting a counter-attack by German XL Panzer Korps
US 5th Army make little progress around San Pietro, Monte Lungo, and Monte Sammucro
First elements of French Expeditionary Corps enter the line under command of US 5th Army
In the Mediterranean...
Roosevelt visits Castel Ventrano in Sicily and Malta
RN trawler Rysa is sunk by a mine off Sardinia
In the Atlantic...
Panamanian vessel Colombia is sunk by U-516
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Sansei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sawfish
USN Task Group 50.8 battleships and destroyers bombard the Japanese garrison on Nauru Island
In New Guinea...
Australian 4th Infantry Brigade advance along the coast of the Huon peninsula from Gusika to Sio
South of Madang, elements of Japanese 239th Infantry Regiment attack Australian forces
Today's Air Raids...
Eleusis and Tatoi airfields, Greece by US 15th Air Force
Pescara, Ancona, Aquila, and front line positions, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Civitavecchia, Spoleto viaduct, and military targets, Italy by US 15th Air Force
Mille Atoll and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Kieta and military targets, Bougainville Island by US 13th Air Force
New Guinea military targets by US 5th Air Force
Timor Island military targets by US 5th Air Force
Changde, China by US 14th Air Force
Tinsukia, India by Japanese aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
After a good run at the Weekend Job, conditions were a little less favourable yesterday as I was up the "sharp end" right off the bat and Christmas madness truly kicked in, but there were no significant issues and a smooth finish has left me able to move on to a new week.
With no "firefighting" issues to currently deal with, I am unencumbered to press on with my objectives. Key to maintaining good mental health is focus in the right place, and I have found that emptying the mind, leaving decision-making to the intuition, and focusing consciously on the emotion of gratitude is powerfully effective. My aim is to make this my "default" state, kicking into other modes only as necessary.
With the correct mental state in place, nothing else requires much thought - it all happens automatically. The struggle has been, over recent times, working out what the ideal default state actually is. The breakdown and final death of my relationship with Daughter, Father and Mother has considerably disrupted my focus more than I realized at the time. Now with dust settling, my focus is liberated once more to settle into the right groove and achieve my life-purpose.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are their any loose ends from the past to tie up?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy in the morning
Rain moving in during the afternoon
Showery at first, it will become heavy in the evening
Rain will finally peter out just before midnight, and it will be dry overnight
A brisk south-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 10 degC
Min Temp = 7 degC
Sunrise at 08:11
Sunset at 15:46
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
The reason there's so much crap on the TV is because that's where the parott likes to perch : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Mock The Week - What does C.E.P.L. mean?
The second-most dangerous shark in the world, the tiger shark, is
sometimes called the “garbage can of the sea” because it will eat
anything, including animal carcasses, tin cans, car tires, and other
garbage. One was even found having a chicken coop with the remains of
bones and feathers inside its stomach.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Discomfort is the key catalyst to make potential flower.