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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (12th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
The remnants of German Budapest garrison break out after taking heavy casualties. A few isolated pockets continue resisting in the city.
All women aged 16-60 become eligible for the Volkssturm (German Home Guard)
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army captures Kellen, Warbeyen, and Bedburg and continues to battle through the Reichswald
US 3rd Army captures Pruem and fights its way into Vianden
US 7th Army continues house-to-house fighting against remaining parts of Oberhoffen in German hands
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-381 is sunk by RN submarine Venturer
RN AA cruiser Delhi is written off by Kriegsmarine explosive motor boats
Peru declares war on Germany and Japan
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Kisaragi Maru and two barges under tow are sunk by USN submarine Hawkbill off the East Indies
Japanese vessel Shinko Maru is sunk by patrolling US aircraft in the East China Sea
On Luzon, with heavy air support, US 6th Army continues assaulting Manila, mostly clears Nichols Field, and seals off the Bataan peninsula
British 14th Army begins crossing the Irrawaddy River at Myinmu west of Mandalay
Japanese aircraft attack British positions west of the Chindwin River overnight
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by twelve V-2 rockets
London by twelve V-2 rockets
Stuttgart, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Po Valley, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Rota Island by US 20th Air Force
Corregidor Island by US FEAF
Iwo Jima by US 7th and 20th Air Forces
China on transportation targets by US 14th Air Force
Burma on Japanese positions, supply dumps, and other targets around Hukawt, Kongtap, Namtu, Namta-run, Mongmit, Loingu, and Tonsing by US 10th Air Force fighters
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
Client prep, session and follow-up
Twitter Followers = 1,868 (down 1)
Non-followed eliminated =1
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 0
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
An important fact I have learned is that I am NOT my thoughts or my moods - these are internal experiences. This is very comforting to know because mine are distinctly unhelpful on many occasions! A long quest has taken place to prevent thoughts and moods from ruining my life experience.
The path of Enlightenment then is not so much a choice for me as an essential in order to prevent negative experience. What makes this path a struggle is that there is not a single thing you must do but MANY disciplines - at least in my case! However they all boil down to two essentials - cooling the mind down and avoiding processed sugar.
You can never relax relaxing! A continuous conscious override of an unhealthy default is required! But to count my blessings, I am at least capable of doing it - many people are completely unable to manage their minds. I have come to accept my unhealthy default as how it is - I never chose it! I also accept my responsibility to manage it to the best of my ability.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you doing what's necessary to look after yourself?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout with a southerly or south-westerly wind
Max Temp = 3 degC at noon
Min Temp = 2 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 07:33
Sunset at 17:10
Weathertrack: Britain is in a col between weather systems. A depression approaching from the west will weaken rapidly
Air Pressure: 1020 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Life is great! I must get one! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Graham Norton Show - Jessie J on singing the same old songs and party tricks
US Presidents James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were once arrested
together for taking a carriage ride in the countryside of Vermont on a
Sunday, which violated the laws of that state.
9. ZEN WISDOM
It is natural for human beings to look forward. Our eyes naturally look
ahead. In this sense, we are made for moving toward a goal.