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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (5th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet minesweeper T-116 is sunk by U-992 in the Arctic
Kriegsmarine destroyer Z-25 and two torpedo boats support German 3rd Army around Koenigsberg
8th Guards Army of Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front attacks besieged Posen
Soviet 2nd Ukranian Front renews attacks in besieged Budapest
Soviet aircraft sink a transport, a gun-carrier and an ASW vessel in the Baltic
In the Soviet Union...
Yalta Conference Day 2
SOE agent Violette Szabo is executed at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp
On the Western Front...
US 1st Army attacks toward Schwammenauel dam
US 3rd Army attacks along the Schnee Eifel
US 7th Army whilst regrouping finds Offendorf undefended
French 1st Army reduces the Colmar pocket into two separate pockets
US vessel Henry B. Plant is sunk by U-245
Greek Communist organization ELAS agrees to disarm and disband in return for an amnesty
Co-belligerent Italian Friuli Infantry Combat Group enters the line around Imola under command of British 8th Army
In the Pacific...
US 6th Army is fighting in Manila where Japanese demolitions cause major fires
11th Airborne Division of US 8th Army is advancing northward towards Manila
40th Infantry Division of Japanese 20th Army occupies Tayu
British 14th Army begins advancing toward Pakokku on the Irrawaddy River
War Office agrees to Mountbatten's proposal to disband all remaining Long Range Penetration units (Chindits)
US 5th Army conducts limited attacks around Castelnuovo in the Serchio valley
Today's Air Raids...
Regensburg, Rosenheim, and Straubing, Germany by US 15th Air Force
Salzburg and Villach, Austria by US 15th Air Force
Berlin by RAF Bomber Command
Antwerp, Belgium by nine V-2 rockets
London by seven V-2 rockets
Northern Italy on transportation targets by US 12th Air Force
Borneo on Japanese airfields by US FEAF
Corregidor Island by US FEAF
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Pinghan, Hsiangcheng, and Lohochai, China by US 14th Air force fighters
Burma Japanese positions,
supply dumps, and other targets around Mong Long, Kan-loi, Namyang,
Man-Peng, Pangmakhe leng, Kwangteng, Mong Pa, and Mansam by US 10th Air Force fighters
Cox's Bazaar airfield, India by Japanese aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Online promotional work
Client prep, session and follow-up
Twitter Followers = 1,861 (up 1)
Non-followed eliminated =2
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 2
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
You never stop learning if you're open to it, but I have at least, at the ripe old age of 52, reached "get it" point, where I really understand myself, and what "myself" actually means. Whilst my preference would have been to "get it" much earlier, experience has at least given me a very clear understanding of the difference between wisdom and ignorance, nurtured and un-nurtured, love and loneliness, confidence and insecurity.
Being in the "get-it-eventually" category is certainly preferable to a life of petty frustration, and I have been spared the appalling suffering experienced by so many. This co-ordinate in time and space is in fact perfect for observation - to see the panorama of the universe from macro to quantum - to gaze with wonder and appreciation at the experience of the universe, and to both play a role in a story and see what everything really is.
I have also learned that staying super-conscious doesn't happen by default - you have to do things to stay this awake, and the most important thing to do by far is meditation.
I'm not one of those who gets fab existential experiences during meditation - there's just a blissful experience of disconnected being. It's the effects and benefits on the rest of my life that really count. It enables me to experience life to the fullest intensity.
My purpose is clear - to pass on knowledge and wisdom to the receptive, so that super-consciousness is an ongoing and expanding experience within humanity.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is what you're doing adding up to something significant?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy in the morning
Damp and drizzly from noon, turning dry again tn the late evening
A moderate westerly will ease and swing north-easterly by noon
Max Temp = 3 degC at noon
Min Temp = 1 degC at 7am
Sunrise at 07:47
Sunset at 16:56
Weathertrack: A weather front crossing Britain will be reduced to drizzle by high pressure to the west
Air Pressure at 0700: 1023 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
What’s the best thing about Switzerland? Not sure but the flag’s a big plus. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Charlie Brooker - How TV ruined aspiration
In the 1990s, hip-hop artists made it fashionable for men to wear their
pants below their waists and showing their boxers or briefs. This style,
called “sagging,” is said to have actually originated in prison when
jail inmates had their belts removed because they might be used as a
possible weapon. Other historians believe this style originated as a
sign of availability among homosexuals.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Our lives inherently possess a boundless energy. Summoning this forth,
we can break through the shell of the small self that constrains our
lives. The process of revolutionizing our own lives and helping others
to do the same can transform society and ultimately elevate the state