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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (8th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Kriegsmarine cruiser Lutzow and three torpedo boats support German 4th Army around Frauenburg
Soviet 1st Ukrainian
Front attacks around Breslau in muddy conditions and begins to break
through German 17th Army lines around Steinau
In the Soviet Union...
Yalta Conference Day 5
Norwegian commandos seize thirteen tugs and sail them to Sweden, scuttling two due to lack of fuel
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army opens a new offensive to clear the area between the the Maas
and Rhine Rivers, capturing Wyler, Kranburg, Zyfflich, and Zandpol
US 1st Army attacks around Schmidt, Harscheid, and Kommerscheidt
US 3rd Army attacks
around Olzheim, Pruem, Gondenbrett, Ober Mehlen, Habscheid, Kalborn,
Dahnen, Weiterbach, Sinz, and Fraulautern
US 7th Army is attacking around Oberhoffen
French 1st army is mopping up remnants of the Colmar pocket
US 5th Army is fighting localized actions in the Serchio valley and along Cinquale canal
USN destroyer McLanahan bombards German positions near French border
Paraguay declares war on Germany and Japan
In the Pacific...
IJN gunboat Eifuku Maru is sunk by USN submarine Pampanito off French Indochina
On Luzon, US 6th Army continues to assault Manila and attacks around Zigzag pass, whilst 11th Airborne Division of US 8th Army attacks Nichols Field south of Manila
27th Infantry Division of Japanese 20th Army links up with
40th Infantry Division of Japanese 20th Army at Hsincheng - all Allied airfields in the Suichuan - Kanhsien sector now in Japanese hands
British 36th Infantry Division of Northern Combat Area Command attacks around Myitson
West African 82nd Infantry Division of Indian 15th Corps, advancing overland toward Kangaw, reaches Kani and Kaw
Indian 15th Corps is attacking Ramree town on Ramree Island
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by nine V-2 rockets
Germany on rail lines by US 8th Air Force
Vienna and Graz, Austria by US 15th Air Force
Politz, Wanne-Eickel, Krefeld and Berlin, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London by 17 V-2 rockets
Ijnuiden U-Boat pens, Netherlands by RAF Bomber Command
Northern Italy on key bridges by US 12th Air Force
Truk Atoll by US 20th Air Force
Borneo on Japanese airfields by US FEAF
Iwo Jima by US 20th Air Force
Burma on Japanese positions,
supply dumps, and other targets around Namsaw, Hsun-kwe, Loi-Kong,
Nawng-un, Hsipaw, Panghai, Kongnio, and Pangkawn by US 10th Air Force fighters
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
My level of success at Mindfulness varied throughout the day and depended more than I would like on circumstances. The back-end of the Weekend Job was quite enjoyable with good banter with both colleagues and customers, so morale was high and mindfulness easier.
My preference would be to have a calm mind regardless of circumstances! However I have to factor in the challenges this character comes with in the first place - intense emotions easily whipped up. This is inherent - something that wasn't chosen. They are a challenge to manage and means that a calm mind is harder to achieve than it would be for other character types.
Self judgement must therefore be on "value-added", progress from the original start point, and the start-point in both nature and nurture was not great from the standpoint of mind-nurturing. I believe some credit is deserved for retaining sanity, let alone a spiritual dimension!
So then, on Value-Added from the original start-point I have done great, and it's a case of making the best of the mind and circumstances this character has got. There has to be an acceptance that this mind is prone to emotionally overheat, so continual conscious effort must be made to keep it cool. I will take every opportunity to generate alpha-waves rather than beta waves!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you fully accepting of your self? Are you satisfied with your level of development?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny in the morning, cloudy thereafter with a moderate westerly wind
Max Temp = 3 degC at midnight
Min Temp = 0 degC at 9am
Sunrise at 07:41
Sunset at 15:02
Weathertrack: High Pressure off the Irish coast will keep Britain cool and dry
Air Pressure: 1042 millibars and falling slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I wrote a song about a tortilla in the style of a wrap :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jack Whitehall on airplane food
Over 2,400 people died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941
9. ZEN WISDOM
Indifference and acquiescence in the face of negative and destructive powers is ultimately to side with the forces of