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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (3rd January 2015)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front is heavily engaged in Budapest
On the Western Front...
The Battle Of The Bulge:
US 1st Army launches new attacks against the northern flank of the Bulge
US 3rd Army continues attacking around Bastogne and repels German counterattacks
German troops fight their way into Aachen but are forced back out by US 7th Army counterattacks
Kriegsmarine minelayer Elsass is sunk by a mine
British 8th Army attacking around Canale di Bonifica, Destra del Reno, Cotignola, and Granarolo
The Turkish Government severs diplomatic relations with Japan
In the Pacific...
USN submarine Kingfish sinks three Japanese cargo ship
USN submarine Swordfish vanishes, cause unknown
Raiding forces of Japanese 20th Army begin attacks
On The Salween Front...
Chinese Y Force captures Wanting but is immediately pushed out by Japanese counterattacks
British 3rd Commando Brigade lands near Akyab unopposed
Folowing an inconclusive gunfire battle between RN submarine Shakespeare and IJN auxiliary minesweeper Wa-1, Japanese air support is summoned and the submarine escapes but is written-off.
Today's Air Raids...
Cologne and military targets in Germany by US 8th Air Force
Benzol Plants throughout Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Po Valley, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Celebes Island, Boeroe Island, Luzon Island, Mindanao Island, and elsewhere in the Philippines by US FEAF
Tacloban Airfield by a single Japanese fighter, which succeeds in destroying 18 US aircraft on the ground
Surigao Strait on US shipping by Japanese kamikaze aircraft
Formosa on airfields and offshore shipping by USN aircraft from Task Force 38. Five Japanese cargo ships are sunk and five more damaged
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Nagoya, Japan by US 20th Air Force
River craft, bridges, and other targets around Hankow, Chiuchiang, Chinchengchiang, Wuchang, Shwangliu, Namtao, and Tsinan Airfield, China by US 14th Air Force
Japanese positions and supply depots around Man Kun, Loi Hkam, Ngawnga, Chakau, Mulaw, Man Pwe and Aungban, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,851 (down 1)
Non-followed Tweeps unfollowing = 0
Unfollowers Eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 0
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
My ongoing development is not a straightforward thing - I often find I'm having to go back and re-learn stuff. Most recently I've had to re-learn how to keep my mind focused on the right things. To do this I've had to re-learn an important principle - that with your mind you're always creating something.
To pursue the all-important discipline of Mindfulness, you need a suitable technique. I have over recent weeks lost that knack, but re-discovered it with the Creation Principle - you cannot avoid creating something from one moment to the next, even when doing nothing physically - your mind is doing things to your body and the environment.
There has to be an acceptance of the Creation Principle and there has to be continual attention on what it is that you are creating - this is the only way to stop a mind like mine wandering into dark unhelpful places.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What are you doing with your mind?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy start
Heavy showers arrive mid-morning but will peter out by early afternoon
Dry and increasingly clear and cold thereafter
A light southwesterly wind will swing north-westerly in the afternoon
Max Temp = 4 degC
Min Temp = 0 degC
Sunrise at 08:25
Sunset at 15:59
Weathertrack: Depressions affectiing Britain will be pushed away by high pressure approaching from the south
Air Pressure: 1022 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Peas on Earth to all vegetarians! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Esther Povitsky on married people
On average, flying fish can glide 160 feet (50m), but have been known to
glide as far as 660 feet (200 m). And they can reach heights up to 19
9. ZEN WISDOM
Make an effort to meet with people. Interaction with others opens up new
and exciting possibilities. Meeting people stimulates our minds, gives
us energy, leads to more new encounters and infinitely expands our life
and our world.