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1. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
17th September 1980
BIRTH OF SOLIDARITY
Solidarity, the first independent trade union in a Soviet-bloc country, is founded in Poland following a series of strikes in the Gdansk shipyard. It soon transformed from a trade-union to a revolutionary movement, swelling in membership to 9 million in two years. It was suppressed in 1981 when the Communist government under pressure from Moscow imposed martial law. The movement was driven underground but continued to thrive despite mass-arrests and show-trials. In 1988 during an economic crisis, it went public again, and with a change of leader in Moscow and the Soviets less prepared to intervene, negotiations with the government led to re-legalization and in 1989, victory in a free election, ending Communist rule in Poland.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Quality Missus Time
Twitter Followers = 2,006 (down 1)
Non-followed eliminated =1
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 0
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
On a more encouraging note, my severe ankle blisters are 90% healed, and once well-padded, stood up to a 3.5 mile hike with no oozing or secretion, saving money on the bus and getting me moving after some recent weight-gain. With the Summer lull and pleasurable distractions now over, I am expecting weight to drop back again.
Thursdays tend to be the easiest-going day of the week, with fewer deadlines to meet, but I intend to be productive - afternoon will include a long meditation which I consider essential mind-maintenance, helping me to keep "in-the-zone". To push on with self-development, my mind needs to be in the right place all the time.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is your mind in the best place for its own wellbeing?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry bright and sunny throughout, with long clear spells after dusk
A cool moderate north-westerly will swing south-easterly and ease in the evening
Max Temp = 14 degC at 2pm
Min Temp = 7 degC at 7am
Sunrise at 06:43
Sunset at 19:19
Weathertrack: A depression extending over Britain will retreat east, bringing showers to some areas
Air Pressure: 995 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
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7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
For reasons unclear, people with ginger hair have twice the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Never avoid what you must face. Challenge your circumstances and steadily persevere. The path toward victory opens from where you stand.