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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (25th May 1945)
Harold Macmillan is named British Secretary of State for Air
US Joint Chiefs of Staff approves the invasion of Japan for 1 November
Australian 6th Infantry Division captures Jamei and Koigin
IJN gunboat Kairyu Maru is sunk by USN submarine Blenny
Japanese vessel Nittei Maru is sunk by RN submarine Thorough
IJN auxiliary minesweeper Wa-105 is sunk by RN submarine Trenchant
US 10th Army attacking Japanese 32nd Army around Naha and Machishi
Two USN transports are sunk, two written off and many other ships damaged by kamikaze attacks
Six Japanese vessels are sunk and nine damaged by mines
East China Sea...
Two Japanese vessels are sunk by patrolling US aircraft
Japanese vessel Tsuki Maru is sunk by USN submarine Ray
Remnants of the Japanese force isolated west of the Irrawaddy cross the river around Kama and attempt to escape into the hills to the east
Today's Air Raids...
Borneo on military targets by US FEAF
Sakishima Islands on airfields by USN and RN aircraft
Tokyo, Matsudo and Tokorozama, Japan by US 20th Air Force
China on bridges, railway targets and targets of opportunity by US 14th Air Force
Moulmein, Burma by the RAF
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Twitter Followers = 1,966 (up 4)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0In maintaining super-consciousness you can never "relax" - you never reach a point where it all becomes automatic with your focus nailed onto the right thing. Conscious effort continues to be required on a daily basis to maintain all the necessary disciplines! I am continually having to pull my attention back from dark unhelpful places.
New Followers followed back = 4
@benlandis, @ShaunTymon, @entrepreneur, @JeremyScrivens
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Paradoxically, even relaxation requires effort! You have to consciously place your focus in a certain place to let relaxation to occur. In short, focus is like a muscle that works on a "use it or lose it" basis. Your mind will drop it and wander randomly to save energy unless focus is actively "chosen" on a daily basis. And is it all worth it? ABSOLUTELY! The elimination of suffering and peace of mind, life's greatest prize, is the daily wages of this daily discipline.
In leisure time, I notice there as been a shift away from Tumblr and social media to Tivo! I think there is only so much "instant media" you can absorb before it all gets a bit samey. But it's all just different flavours of the bliss that my home life now is.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is your attention on the most useful thing?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout with a moderate westerly wind
Max Temp = 11 degC at 4pm
Min Temp = 8 degC at 7am
Sunrise at 04:51
Sunset at 21:18
Weathertrack: The Azores anticyclone extending over Britain will keep the country dry but cloud generated by depressions to the north will minimize sunshine
Air Pressure: 1021 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
There's no masculine way to carry a balloon :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Celebrities who have had a history of eating disorders include Paula Abdul, Karen Carpenter, Jane Fonda, Elton John, Princess Diana, Lynn Redgrave, Billy Bob Thornton, and Joan Rivers.
9. ZEN WISDOM
True love should be transformative; a process that amplifies our capacity to cherish not just one person but many people. It can make us stronger, lift us higher and deepen us as individuals. Only to the extent that we polish ourselves now can we hope to develop wonderful bonds of the heart in the future.