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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (29th June
On the Russian Front...
Soviet Karelian Front captures Petrozavodsk (Petroskoi) as Finnish forces continue to withdraw to the "U Line" north of Lake Ladoga
Finnish forces in the Karelian isthmus regroup in new positions
Soviet 1st Baltic Front,
1st Byelorussian Front, 2nd Byelorussian Front, and 3rd Byelorussian
Front continue to advance against German Army Group Centre
German 9th Army launches an attempt to break out of encirclement near Bobruisk
General Von Rundstedt and Rommel confer with Hitler regarding the situation in Normandy.
In Normandy, France...
Strong panzer counterattacks by German 7th Army against British 2nd Army around Caen bring an end the offensive
In the English Channel...
U-984 damages four US cargo ships, three of which are written off
British vessel Portia is sunk by U-988, which is then itself sunk by RN frigates and a Liberator aircraft
USN sub chaser PC-568 is damaged by a mine off Normandy
British 8th Army advances north as a German rearguard withdraws
US 5th Army attacks around Belvedere, Sassetta, and Cecina
In the Pacific...
US V Amphibious Corps attacks against fierce Japanese opposition on Saipan
US 41st Infantry Division is mopping up remaining pockets of Japanese resistance on Biak Island
IJN minelayer Tsugaru sunk by USN submarine Darter off the East Indies
Japanese vessel Nippo Maru sunk by USN submarine Flasher off the South China Sea
Japanese vessel Katori Maru is sunk by USN submarine Growler off the Philippines
Japanese vessel Toyama Maru sunk by USN submarine Sturgeon off the Ryukyu Islands
Operation To-Go (Hengyang Operation):
Japanese 11th Army attacks Chinese 10th Army at Hengyang
US-Chinese units are besieging Japanese troops at Myitkyina
Twelve Japanese aircraft dropping ammunition, rations, and clothing to isolated 18th Infantry Division around Kamaing - the remnants of this division are retreating towards Sahmaw
Indian 33rd Corps advances to encircle the remnants of Japanese forces around Ukhrul
In the Indian Ocean...
Leipzig, Germany by US 8th Air Force with 705 bombers and 674 fighters, losing 15 bombers (2%)
V-Weapons sites, France by RAF Bomber Command
Tinian Island, Rota Island, Truk Atoll and Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Wewak, Aitape, Manokwari and military targets in New Guinea by US FEAF
Phu Lang Thouong, Indochina by US 14th Air Force
Tungting Lake and military targets in China by US 14th Air Force
Mohnyin and Naba, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
It has been a week dominated by the trivial but exasperating affair of Son's mobile. It has been something of a "defeat" in the sense that it caused me to lose my composure. A "raw nerve" of mine is bad customer service and not being able to get my hands on the perpetrator. Inevitably in such incidents, Son and Missus get the fallout of my rage.
However, with the incident now concluded I will follow the wisdom of the Dalai Lama: When you lose, don't lose the lesson - and while I'm at it the wisdom of Zig Ziglar: It's all about our choices - we all have the same 24 hours
The bottom line is that my suffering is a direct consequence of the nature of my mind. Circumstances merely trigger a weakness that is internal. Once, the circumstance has occurred, it's already too late if I was not mentally prepared for it.
Clearly in this incident I was not mentally prepared, so where did I go wrong? I little doubt that it was ultimately an all-round lack of faith, particularly in the universe/my Higher Self to turn the situation around. My powerless ego, instead of handing the situation over, exploded.
Setbacks, disappointments and frustrations are inevitable. NEXT time I want to be better prepared. I have no doubt what I need to do - invest absolute faith in Higher Self on a moment-by-moment basis. I do NOT wish to re-learn this lesson!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Did you learn well from your last personal defeat?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry with sunny intervals, though there may be light showers in the early evening
A cool moderate northerly wind will gradually ease over the day
Max Temp = 15 degC
Min Temp = 11 degC
Sunrise at 04:39
Sunset at 21:42
Jetstream: South-westerly over Central France
Weathertrack: High Pressure in the North Atlantic will weaken and dissipate. A depression in the Central Atlantic will deepen and track east towards the English Channel. A depression in the Baltic, dragging northerly winds over Britain, will weaken and track north.
Air Pressure: 986 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
The wife and I just got divorced. We split the house. I got the outside. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Would I Lie To You: Was Russell Howard was Argos Nationwide Employee of the Year 1997?
A woman will spend approximately 3,500 days menstruating.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Our lives inherently possess a boundless energy. Summoning this forth,
we can break through the shell of the small self that constrains our
lives. The process of revolutionizing our own lives and helping others
to do the same, can transform society and ultimately elevate the state