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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (14th January 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front attacks German 3rd Panzer Army around Kattenau
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front opens an offensive, attacking German 9th Army and attempting to encircle Warsaw
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front, having broken through the German lines, advances around Baranow
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front is still fighting house-to-house in Budapest, whilst 27th Army captures Lunenec
On the Western Front...
The Battle of the Bulge
US 1st Army, attacking the northern flank of the Bulge, approaches US 3rd Army attacking from the south
US 7th Army is engaged around Bitche
In heavy dogfighting, the USAAF claim 174 Luftwaffe aircraft shot down
British troops and Greek communist forces reach another ceasefire agreement
In the Atlantic...
U-1232 sinks British vessels British Freedom and Athelviking, and US vessel Martin van Buren is written off. The Canadian frigate HMCS Ettrick rams the U-Boat, causing extensive
damage to the tower, periscopes and radio mast. The U-Boat is then depth-charged heavily but manages to escape. However, the damage forces curtailment
of its patrol and a return to base.
In the Pacific...
IJN minelayer Yurijima is sunk by USN submarine Cobia off Malaya
With heavy air support, US 6th Army expands the Lingayen Gulf beachhead on Luzon
Today's Air Raids...
Germany on oil facilities and transportation routes by US 8th Air Force
Saarbrucken, Leuna, Grevenbroich, Dulmwn and Berlin, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London the last V-1 flying bomb hits
Antwerp, Belgium by three V-2 rockets
Truk Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Kagi Airfield, Formosa by US 20th Air Force
Nagoya, Japan by US 20th Air Force
Hengyang and targets of opportunity in China by US 20th Air Force
Hankow, Kengtung, Wuchang, Wanting, Shanhsien and Yangtse River shipping by US 14th Air Force
Nampawng and Hay-ti bridges, and Japanese positions,
supply depots, and targets of opportunity around Hsenwi, Se-u,
Kongnyaung, Kutkai, Mongmit, Manai, and Kawnghka, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Client session and follow-up
Twitter Followers = 1,846 (up 2)
Not-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 2
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I have been contemplating that the character I play would rather have lived in ignorance like most other characters do and simply experienced the dream, if only it had been a good dream. But it wasn't! The only way to escape a bad dream is to awaken. Interestingly, with awakening, and now living a lucid dream, the character is actually faring better!
Awakening requires a rare combination of factors: you must be thoroughly fed up with the dream and yet also be curious. Most who can't bear suffering are either saved by an intervention or terminate the experience by taking their own lives, either quickly by suicide or slowly by self-abuse.
Once you have awakened there is no going back - you KNOW. The only way forward is upward into ever-higher consciousness. It becomes too tiring to confine your consciousness within the character. What you used to see as "you" is merely the organ of observation, a specific lens by which you experience yourself. Awakening is the transition from player to spectator.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you curious enough to know who you really are and how it really is?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Wintry showers at first
Dry, sunny and cold thereafter
Cloud will build after dusk and there will be heavy rain overnight
A moderate south-westerly will gradually strengthen
Max Temp = 7 degC at midnight
Min Temp = 0 degC at 9am
Sunrise at 08:18
Sunset at 16:15
Weathertrack: A brief ridge of high pressure will be replaced by a small but fierce and stormy depression moving across Britain from Wednesday evening
Air Pressure: 998 millibars, rising slightly them falling rapidly in the evening
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Forest holidays - back by poplar demand :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
QI: Who Thought The Earth Was Flat?
On November 14, 1971, the United States’ Mariner 9 was the first
spacecraft to orbit Mars (or any other planet). After a massive dust
storm cleared, Mariner 9 began transmitting nearly 73,000 images
and revealing enormous volcanoes, huge canyons, frozen underground
water in the form of permafrost, and what appeared to be dried-up
9. ZEN WISDOM
It’s important to have the courage to say what needs to be said at the crucial moment - and what not to say