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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (25th September
In the Arctic...
A Soviet torpedo cutter is sunk by a German convoy escort
Kriegsmarine patrol vessel V-6101 sunk and two others damaged by patrolling Soviet aircraft
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 8th Army captures Haapsalu
Hitler orders the formation of the Volkssturm (Home Guard) for home defence with men up to 65 years of age
Stepan Bandera, leader
of one faction of the Ukrainian National Movement, is released from Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in
order to organize Ukrainian resistance against the Soviet Union
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army begins an assault against German garrison besieged in Calais
With British 2nd Army unable to relieve the isolated airborne units on the far bank of the Neder Rijn, the final objective of Arnhem is abandoned.
Remnants of British 1st Airborne Division withdraw across the Neder Rijn overnight
US 9th Army is ordered to relocate from western France to the sector of the front line around St Vith and Luxembourg between US 1st Army and US 3rd Army
US 1st Army is relocated further north to include the sector around the Peel marshes and the Nederweert-Wessem canal
German counterattacks are launched against US 3rd Army around Marsal and Moncourt
US 7th Army captures Epinal and attacks toward Bruyeres and Tendon
French Army B is formally redesignated as French 1st Army under command of General de Lattre de Tassigny, and makes minor attacks around Belfort
In the North Sea...
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-471 is sunk by RAF Coastal Command aircraft
Communist partisans capture Banja Luka
British 8th Army attacks across the Uso River
US 5th Army attacks the Gothic Line
In the Atlantic...
U-703 vanishes, cause unknown
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Bushu Maru is sunk by USN submarine Barbel
Japanese vessel No. 1 Hirota Maru sunk by USN submarine Searaven off the Kuril Isands
Japanese vessel Rokkosan Maru is sunk by patrolling US 14th Air Force aircraft in the South China Sea
Japanese vessel No. 12 Miyakawa Maru sunk by USN submarine Guardfish in the Yellow Sea
Japanese vessel Nissei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Thresher in the Yellow Sea
US 1st Marine Division and 321st Infantry Regiment of 81st Infantry Division continues attacking on Peleliu Island
Chiang Kai-shek refuses to give command of Chinese armed forces to General Stilwell, and requests President Roosevelt to have him relieved of command.
Today's Air Raids...
Frankfurt, Koblenz and Ludwigshafen, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Mannheim, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London by one V-2 rocket
Piraeus, Skaramanga, and Salamis, Greece by US 15th Air Force, sinking U-565 at Salamis
Wake Island, Marcus Island, Truk Atoll and Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Sagan, Urarom, and Kaimana, New Guinea by US FEAF
Celebes Island, Boeroe Island, and military targets in the East Indies by US FEAF
China ON barracks, rail yards, and other targets around Mangshih, Kweiyang, Hengyang, Nanking, and elsewhere by US 14th Air Force
Northern Burma on military targets by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Making milk jelly and blancmange!
Online promotional work
Quality Missus time
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Unfollowers Eliminated = 0
New Followers = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
An enlightened life is easy to summarize - you detach your awareness from both the external and the internal experiences of the mind, and passively witness events unfold.
What requires a long time to learn however is the detachment of your awareness from your thoughts. Practice AND the regular practice of certain disciplines, particularly meditation are essential to achieve it and keep achieving it. Once you can do it, suffering instantly stops and your experience is better.
But your consciousness doesn't STAY in detachment by itself! It requires continual concentration and thus mental effort. Fatigue and distraction easily drag your awareness back into identification with the character you are playing (ego). This is of course no different from keeping fit or staying clean - they require continual effort as well!
What does happen is that with persistence it becomes easier to do and pick up again if you neglect it. It helps a lot if your environment is safe and loving and free of toxic relationships - that has been only a recent experience!
My default feelings these days are gratitude and relief, highly positive feelings! I am also fully accepting of the character I play in both light and dark aspects. Rather than deny or suppress the Dark Side, I find it highly useful as a weapon of self-defence. Life has been much easier since I have started consciously wielding it against predators. Of course in dealing with neutral or benevolent characters, my love, compassion and generosity and talents that comprises my Positive Side are employed instead.
The final and essential component is humility - the full awareness that destiny not design brought me to this point and that I can be broken if I am hit hard enough. Uncertainty and vulnerability need to be fully accepted and embraced.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you have a clear idea of what you want to do
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout, with a consistent moderate south-westerly wind
Max Temp = 15 degC
Min Temp = 11 degC
Sunrise at 06:57
Sunset at 18:59
Weathertrack: Weather fronts driven by
a powerful depression off Iceland will cross Britain but contain little
rain due to high pressure to the south
Air Pressure: 1017 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
You can't have too much minimalism :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Adele bitches about Lindsay Lohan
President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) would often skinny dip in the Potomac River.
9. ZEN WISDOM
It is in the ocean of dialogue that a person can become truly human.
Dialogue is an epic challenge which first requires you to change
yourself, rather than trying to change others.