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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (15th November
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front continues attacking around Budapest and attempts to cross the Danube immediately to the south
U-479 vanishes in the Baltic
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army is attacking toward the Zig Canal
US 1st Army is engaged in the Huertgen Forest sector
US 3rd Army is attacking around Metz
US 7th Army is attacking around Avricourt, Halloville, Ancerville, and Raon-l'Etape
French 1st Army is attacking around Le Tholy, Arcey, Hericourt, Colombier-Fontaine, Ecot, and Ecurcey
German forces conduct a fighting retreat from Tirana under partisan attack
US 5th Army captures Modigliana
General strike begins in Turin in protest at Mussolini's regime
In the Pacific...
Japanese forces having withdrawn, a USMC patrol reoccupies Ngeregong Island
A battalion of US 31st Infantry Division lands on Pegun Island
Eight Japanese vessels are sunk by USN submarines across the Pacific
Operation To-Go (Hunan-Kwangsi Operation):
Japanese 11th Army captures Ishan
Japanese 23rd Army captures Hsincheng
Chinese 38th Infantry
Division of Northern Combat Area Command cuts off the Bhamo area while
Chinese 22nd Infantry Division is engaged around Si-u
British 15th Corps in the Arakan is transferred from 14th Army control to direct command by Allied Land Forces, Southeast Asia
Two Japanese vessels are sunk by RAF aircraft off Burma
Today's Air Raids...
Linz, Innsbruk and military targets in Austria by US 15th Air Force
Dortmund and Berlin by RAF Bomber Command
Novia Pazar, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Mindanao Island, Negros Island, Cebu Island, Celebes Island and Halmahera Island by US FEAF, sinking Japanese vessel Harufuji Maru off Borneo
Chichi Jima and Haha Jima by US 7th Air Force
Nam Dinh, Quang Yen, and Thanh Hoa, Indochina by US 14th Air Force
Kawlin, Mansak, Gyogon, Banmauk, Namtao, Wuntho, Kanwghka, Namhkai, Kyaikthin, and Anisakan, Burma by US 10th Air Force
Wanling, Burma by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Short Missus time
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,835 (no change)
Non-followed Eliminated = 0
Unfollowers Eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 0
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I was somewhat distressed yesterday to learn how much Missus had spent on Daughter's Christmas present - an OBSCENE amount, made extra-galling by the unappreciative and undeserving narcissistic nature of the recipient. It came out of Missus' solo budget, already allocated, but I nevertheless expressed my disappointment over money that could have been spent much better.
I am responsible for the equivalent spending out of the family budget on family items, but on stuff that is morale-raising and/or practical and spread over ALL THREE of the core family. Missus got a new coat and will get a new fun T-Shirt.
I got a tray-cooler for the laptop (a sound investment that will extend its life by two years at least) and also a fun T-shirt. For my birthday a relatively inexpensive HDTV receiver for the upstairs TV, and for the family, an inexpensive NowTV box and a month of Sky TV non-premium channels. We have still to organize a small gift for Son.
Unfortunately Autumn income will not cover the expenditure so costs will be bourne by the debt mountain, but I have no regrets as all purchases are life-enhancing one-offs. Belts will be pulled tighter hereafter! However, with a wealth of quality indoor entertainment for all, and Son now Student Loan-funded, there should be no need for excessive expense into the future.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are your investments enhancing your life into the future?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cold and foggy throughout
A light north-easterly breeze will blow throughout
Max Temp = 7 degC
Min Temp = 4 degC
Sunrise at 07:33
Sunset at 16:09
Weathertrack: A large complex depression in the mid-Atlantic will drift east and drive weather fronts across Britain
Air Pressure: 1000 millibars and rising slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
When butterflies get nervous, do they have people in there stomachs? :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Banned Dorito ads
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 tyres, and other rubbish.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Encouragement means to plant the seed of courage in the lives of others. It is an act of regeneration.