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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (25th November
Grand Mufti broadcasts a call for recruits to join German army's Arab Brigade
A Hitler directive to German troops states: The war will now decide whether the German people shall continue to exist or perish
US 8th Air Force begins
utilizing 36th Heavy Bombardment squadron for electronic counter-measure
operations and jamming German ECM systems
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army completes clearing the west bank of the Maas in its sector
US 9th Army is engaged around Bourheim and Koslar
US 1st Army is engaged in Huertgen Forest
US 3rd Army opens attacks toward the Sarre and continues to assault the Oscholz Line
US 7th Army is clearing the Strasbourg area
French 1st Army continues to advance in Alsace
British Floyd Force with artillery support for Tito's partisans is withdrawn from action due to a lack of political agreement
British 8th Army is fighting across the Marzeno River, the Montone River, and the Lamone River
In the Atlantic...
U-322 is sunk by RAF aircraft and RN frigate Ascension northwest of the Orkney Islands
RCN corvette Shawinigan is sunk by U-1228 in Cabot Strait with loss of all 91 crewmen
In the Pacific...
USN PT-363 is sunk by a Japanese shore battery off Halmahera Island
IJN destroyer Shimotsuki is sunk by USN submarine Cavalla off the East Indies
Japanese vessel Manila Maru is sunk by USN submarine Mingo off the East Indies
US 6th Army is counter-attacked by Japanese forces on Leyte Island
The Japanese lose two cargo ships, a patrol boat and a coastal defence vessel to USN submarines patrolling off the Philippines
Six IJN submarines unsuccessfully attempt to attack USN Task Force 38, but carriers Essex, Intrepid, and Hancock are damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft. USN light carrier Cabot is damaged by Japanese aircraft and USN light carrier Independence is damaged by a crash of a friendly aircraft
British 36th Infantry Division of Northern Combat Area Command attacks around Pinwe
Today's Air Raids...
Merseburg and Bingen, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Nuremberg by RAF Bomber Command
London by one V-2 rocket
Celebes Island, Halmahera Island and military targets on Borneo and in the Molucca Islands by US FEAF
Luzon on offshore shipping by USN aircraft, sinking IJN heavy cruiser Kumano, IJN coast defense ship Yasohima, vessels T-6, T-10, T-112, T-142, and T-161 and cargo ship No. 6 Manei Maru
South China Sea US 14th Air Force
aircraft attack a Japanese convoy off Hainan Island, damaging several
vessels, including IJN minesweeper W-18 which subsequently sinks
Yangtze River, China by Chinese aircraft, sinking Japanese river gunboat Fushimi
Kawlin, Tabingaung, Meza, Lashio, Nawngyang, Ashang, Man Mao, Wuntho, and Shwebo, Burma by US 10th Air Force
Lashio, Burma by US 14th Air Force
Meiktila and Heho airfields, Burma by RAF aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Monday evening's family supper was for the first time as a three a sombre affair. It was clouded by two unrelated matters: firstly, Missus' boss at work is screwing her over, making her work longer hours for free. I cannot directly intervene and have already added to her stress by pressing her to do something about it.
I have found that you can never assume that bosses know what they're doing or will treat their workers fairly. Rights in the workplace have to be fought for and defended. Everything's in the air until her boss backs down on his own or after a week or two Missus seeks counsel at work.
The other dampener was Daughter again! Son's resentment at Missus favouritism and the obscene amount of money spent by Missus on her for Christmas rose to the surface, and with every justification! Serving to prove her ghastly narcissism, Daughter rang Missus as supper began, and put phone down abruptly on Missus when informed it was teatime.
My exasperation at Missus inability to deal firmly with these two unscrupulous individuals (Daughter and her boss) and my inability to intervene led me to avoid Missus between supper and mid-evening.
Having said my piece on both issues, it is time for my character to back off. It is not after all Missus fault that Daughter and her boss are ghastly, and her conciliatory loving motives are the very highest, and her mental health is fragile. From mid-evening I returned to being gentle and supportive.
I have learned that vague undefined threats are best left to the intuition - the logical/calculating part of my mind, without sufficient data, gets stuck in a loop and wanders into dark fantasies that never have a good outcome anyway. I have to entrust that "Higher/Deeper Self" beyond my immediate consciousness with situations I can't directly affect right now. There is no avoiding the need for faith, surrender and acceptance - these disciplines are essential to free up the mind to get on with the essential daily humdrum stuff.
My stomach medication (Omeprazole) continues to have the unexpected side-effect of a mild sedative. This is both positive in pleasantly calming me and negative in that everything feels like wading through treacle. This is to me well-worth enduring because it has completely eliminated my acid reflux problem, and I'm a little pervy in rather enjoying being sedated!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you using the right part of your mind and using the right techniques to respond to challenges?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, cold, cloudy and misty in lowland areas
Wind negligible at first, then a north-easterly breeze will slowly pick up later
Max Temp = 4 degC
Min Temp = 3 degC
Sunrise at 07:51
Sunset at 15:56
Weathertrack: High pressure over Britain will move east whilst a depression in the Bay of Biscay approaches from the south
Air Pressure: 1025 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Ancient Egyptian style funerals available - satisfaction guaranteed or your mummy back :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Stewart Lee on Boris Johnson and northerners
The highest divorce rates are when an only child marries another only child.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Keep moving forward, even one or two steps, in your own way. Those who
live out their lives to the fullest, unperturbed by the noisy clamor
around them, are the true winners.