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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (30th May 1945)
Marshal Georgi Zhukov is appointed the Soviet representative to the Allied Control Commission
The Iranian government requests the withdrawal of all Allied forces from its soil
Continued clashes between French troops and Arab nationalists in Syria and Lebanon, with French artillery bombarding Damascus
In the Pacific...
IJN submarine I-361 is sunk by aircraft from USN escort carrier Anzio
Japanese vessel Hokoku Maru sunk by USN submarine Blenny
Japanese vessels No. 146 Shuttle Boat and No. 154 Shuttle Boat are sunk by USN submarine Croaker
US 10th Army is attacking Japanese 32nd Army around Naha, Shuri, 100 Meter Hill, Hen Hill, Love Hill, and Oboe Hill
Four Japanese vessels are sunk and two damaged by mines
Imperial General Headquarters orders the China Expeditionary Army to begin abandon the Hunan-Kwangsi nd Canton-Hankow rail lines
British 14th Army is attacking from the Meiktila area toward Kalaw
Allied Headquarters, India...
Operation Zipper, the amphibious invasion of Malaya, is postponed until 9 September
Today's Air Raids...
Marcus Island by US FEAF
Truk Atoll by US FEAF
Borneo on military targets by US FEAF
Takao and Shinei, Formosa by US FEAF
Sakishima Islands on airfields by USN aircraft
Amami-o-Shima by US 7th Air Force
Okino Erabu by US 7th Air Force
China Sinsiang, Sincheng, Japanese positions, transportation lines, and other targets around Anyang, Liuchow, Chingmen, Chungmow, Linfen, Huluehchen, Kweilin, Hsinganhsien, Leiyang, and Yenkoupu by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,976 (no change)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 1
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
It's always with some trepidation that I wake up Missus for "Daughter day", her roughly fortnightly trip to see Daughter. If Daughter was always friendly, caring and considerate, mindful of her mother's serious mental illness, then I would be absolutely fine with this arrangement - BUT SHE ISN'T!
Missus put it succintly herself - when I asked if she actually enjoyed seeing our daughter, her response was "depends what mood she's in". Daughter's narcissistic personality can see no further than her own feelings - and fuck anyone else's, including her own mother. Of course, I can't do a much about it, other than watchfully patrol the borders and prevent Daughter exploiting her mother for cash. (A cause in which I spectacularly failed but learned from last Christmas!)
Putting my own feelings aside for a moment, it is a source of endless intriguing fascination to me that one sibling has become my best friend (albeit one somewhat distracted elsewhere) and the other a vindictive, hateful, self-absorbed lingering threat. I am after all the SAME GUY and yet I have ended up with polar opposite experiences as a father.
This experience, along with people in general has taught me that the approval/disapproval I get is all about THEM and what's going on in THEIR heads. That being the case, I'm going to get a mixture of love and hate whatever I do, so I may as well do what fulfils me and flip the finger to the disapprovers.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you have the right attitude towards disapproval?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry throughout, but cloud will gradually increase
Rain arrives in the late evening and will be persistent and heavy all night
A moderate westerly will swing south-easterly in the evening
Max Temp = 11 degC at 3pm
Min Temp = 7 degC at 8am
Sunrise at 04:45
Sunset at 21:24
Weathertrack: A weak ridge of high pressure will cross Britain today followed by a strong weather fronts overnight from a depression crossing the North Atlantic
Air Pressure: 1011 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I've discovered Victoria's Secret - she doesn't eat anything :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Boys are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders than girls. While experts do not yet have a solid answer for the obvious gender discrepancy, some believe that girls with mild autism may be better able to mask their symptoms and thus go undiagnosed.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Happiness doesn’t exist on the far side of distant mountains. It is within you, yourself. Not you, however, sitting in idle passivity. It is to be found in the vibrant dynamism of your own life as you struggle to challenge and overcome one obstacle after another, as you clamber up a perilous ridge in pursuit of that which lies beyond.