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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (12th May 1945)
German collaborator General Andrey Vlasov is captured by Soviet troops
Free Norwegian troops, having crossed from Sweden, arrive at Bodo
US 7th Army troops capture Japanese ambassador General Oshima
British Army troops arrive to take over from the occupying German forces
U-802 arrives and surrenders
U-889 arrives and surrenders
Australian 6th Infantry Division captures Wewak airfield
In the Pacific...
Australian 26th Infantry Brigade is clearing Japanese positions
US 6th Army is attacking toward Ipo
US 8th Army captures Del Monte airfield and attacks around Tankulan, Colgan Woods, Talomo River, and Hill 550
A detachment of US 8th Army is clearing Japanese positions
US 10th Army is attacking Japanese 32nd Army around Sugar Loaf Hill, Dakeshi Ridge, Shuri, and Conical Hill
Offshore, USN battleship New Mexico is damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft
A detachment of US 27th Infantry Division lands and secures the island unopposed
Five Japanese vessels are sunk by mines
East China Sea:
Japanese vessel Chile Maru is written off by USN aircraft
Japanese vessel Rekizan Maru is sunk by USN submarine Raton
Japanese collaborator Subhas Chandra Bose arrives in Bangkok from Burma
Chihchiang operation (Battle of Western Hunan):
Chinese 94th Army recovers Kaoshashih
British 14th Army operations around the mouth of the Sittang River are suspended due to rains and floods
Today's Air Raids...
Truk Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Borneo on airfields by US FEAF
Celebes on airfields by US FEAF
Shinchiku, Formosa by US FEAF
Japan on airfields on Kyushu by USN aircraft
Indochina on transportation routes by US FEAF
China on Loyand, transporation lines, river traffic, and other targets throughout southern and eastern China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Twitter Followers = 1,949 (up 5)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 3
@JessicaBarrage, @ADHD_Hope, @summittosuccess
Spammers not followed back = 2
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Once again I am astonished to experience such polar opposite reactions from my children when I am the same guy. As it happens, yesterday I was pondering reactions towards me in general, which also generally polarize. The conclusion I draw is that it must be THEM and what's going on in THEIR heads. I have some time ago now rejected the idea that there is anything much wrong with ME.
Once I had this shift in attitude it was incredibly liberating - I was at longer at the mercy of anyone's agenda and was greatly empowered by taking personal responsibility of my own moral compass. The person in the mirror LIKES me, and that is the only approval this character now requires. Stress levels dropped dramatically after this paradigm shift.
Liberated from the random tyranny of other's opinions, my consciousness has been freed up from daily firefighting to soar to the realms of full self-awareness.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
How do you determine if you're an OK person or not?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Showers are likely mid-afternoon and mid-morning
Dry thereafter with clearing skies
A moderate south westerly will strengthen steadily, reaching storm force by mid-afternoon, and easing by mid-evening
Max Temp = 11 degC at 1pm
Min Temp = 8 degC at 10am
Sunrise at 05:11
Sunset at 20:57
Weathertrack: A trough will cross England and Wales and a weather front will cross Scotland, driven by a depression to the north, but then an anticyclone will move in from France
Air Pressure: 1013 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I've taken up photography because it's the only hobby where I can shoot people and cut them up without going to jail :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
After The concentration camps were liberated in World War 2, thousands of people who had been starved, beaten, and worked to exhaustion died within their first week of freedom. In Dachau, the daily death rate in the days following liberation was 200, and in Bergen-Belsen it was 300. Many died from overeating sweets and chocolate and other food provided by Allied soldiers.
9. ZEN WISDOM
When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner transformation—a change of our hearts and minds. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth, we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation.