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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (24th November
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 8th Army clears Yezel Island, completing the capture of the Moonzund Islands
Admiral Scheer with destroyers Z-25 and Z-35 and six torpedo boats bombard Soviet positions on Oesel (Saaremaa) Island
German vessel Spreeufer is sunk by a mine in the Baltic
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army advances to the Maas River from Venlo northward
US 1st Army is heavily engaged in Huertgen Forest
US 3rd Army attacks around the Orscholz Line, Tettingen, Butzdorf, Oberleuken, Hilsprich, Postroff, Kirrberg, and Baerendorf
Germans launch strong counterattacks around Sarrebourg against US 7th Army
French 1st Army captures Grosmagny and Petit-Magny and Germans counterattack around Mulhouse
British 8th Army crosses the Marzeno River and pushes toward the Lamone River
US 5th Army captures Monte Belvedere but loses it to German counterattack
In the Pacific...
US 6th Army is engaged around Kilay Ridge and Shoestring Ridge on Leyte Island
Operation To-Go (Hunan-Kwangsi Operation):
23rd Independent Mixed Brigade of Japanese 23rd Army captures Nanning
British 36th Infantry Division of Northern Combat Area Command attacks around Pinwe
Today's Air Raids...
Linz, Innsbruck, and Klagenfurt, Austria by US 15th Air Force
Munich, Germany by US 15th Air Force
Berlin by RAF Bomber Command
Antwerp, Belgium by two V-2 rockets
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Pagan Island by US 7th Air Force
Morotai Island on USAAF airfields by Japanese aircraft
Tacloban airfield and offshore US shipping, Leyte Island by Japanese aircraft
Matina Airfield, Mindanao Island by US FEAF
Philippines offshore shipping by US 13th Air Force, sinking a sub-chaser and three IJN supply ships
Musashino and secondary targets in Japan by 85 B-29 bombers in the first attack on the Japanese home islands by Saipan-based aircraft. One is lost when rammed by a Japanese fighter
Hankow, Siangtan, Wuchang, and Wan Lai-Kam, China by US 14th Air Force
Lashio, Panma, Hpa-Hpen, Nawng-Sang, Kawlin, Wahkyet, Kawngai, Pintha, Meza, Namhkai, and Hsenwi, Burma by US 10th Air Force
Wanling, Burma by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The milk run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I had two "bad dreams" last night, one at the beginning of the night and one at the end. It's rare indeed that I remember my dreams and rarer still two recall bad ones. This is possibly because I watched a ghost story on TV!
My training teaches me that the "plot" of the dream is irrelevant and what's real is how I felt. In the first I was simply curious and in the second I was a disembodied observer and I felt indifferent like I'd seen it all before, and grisly as it was, it was kinda silly.
The conclusion I draw is that I am achieving my spiritual aim - detachment. In general I am responding the challenges exactly how I would wish to. A major breakthrough has been the realization that the goal of life is NOT the absence of challenges. In fact, without challenges, life has no purpose.
It is equally important of course not to be overwhelmed by challenges, and that is achieved by keeping your focus on the moment - on the difference you're making right now.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
How did your last dream make you feel, and does that feeling have something to say about your life?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cold, cloudy and dry throughout with clear spells, and foggy mid-morning
A south-westerly breeze will blow throughout
Max Temp = 6 degC
Min Temp = 3 degC
Sunrise at 07:49
Sunset at 15:57
Weathertrack: A high pressure system over Britain will drift east and a depression over Gibraltar will approach from the south
Air Pressure: 1024 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
A shepherd realized he was driving his flock in the wrong direction so he made a ewe turn :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Frankie Boyle proposes that kids make you happy
Cancers currently declining are: cervical, stomach, colon, and lung.
Cancers currently increasing are throat, oesophagus, skin, pancreas, liver, bile duct, thyroid and kidney.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Human beings need to be with and among other human beings. Engagement with others forges our character and enriches us.