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AP’s Today in History for November 11th
An armistice ends the fighting in World War I; Pilgrims sign Mayflower Compact; Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat dies; Author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and actor Leonardo DiCaprio born.
Willard Losinger’s Music Channel Published on Nov 3, 2018
To mark the upcoming Armistice Day (now called Veterans’ Day in the United States) centennial, a song that came from the war, and that was popular with soldiers in the trenches: “Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire.”
Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below
Jamal Khashoggi murder fails to stop Britain selling arms to the Saudis
Jamie Doward, The Guardian
Britain has pursued its assiduous courtship of Saudi Arabia despite the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with diplomats and Ministry of Defence officials meeting their counterparts in the kingdom to discuss closer economic, military and political ties.
The discussions have taken place as Britain enters the final phase of negotiations to sell more Typhoon jets to Riyadh. They are similar to those used in the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen in a war that has caused a humanitarian disaster.
Britain sells billions of pounds of weapons to the countries bombing Yemen and is keen to strengthen its ties after Brexit. In July last year, the government confirmed it had created a dedicated Gulf region working group to promote “high-level dialogue with key trading partners to progress our trade and investment relationships”. Since then, civil servants have regularly visited the region for confidential talks to prepare for future deals once Britain leaves the European Union.
- Germany, France, UK, US and Saudi Arabia ‘have Khashoggi tapes’
Reuters in Istanbul
- Former Health Insurance Executive Debunks Trump Attacks on Single Payer
Greg Wilpert, RNN: Yves Smith
- Labour Has A Plan
- “This System Is a Moral Horror”
- Disremembering Vietnam: On Making America’s Wars Great Again
Arnold R. Isaacs
- Scum vs. Scum
Something to think about over coffee prozac
Dozens of cat mummies found in 6,000-year-old tombs in Egypt
Agencies, The Guardian
Dozens of cat mummies and a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles have been discovered in seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, at a site on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of Cairo.
Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany said the discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission during excavation work started in April.
Three of the tombs had been used for cats, he said, while one of four other sarcophagi discovered at the site was unopened.
The tomb dates from the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom and is unusual because the facade and door are intact, meaning its contents may still be untouched, said Mohamed Youssef, director of the Saqqara area. He said experts plan to explore it in the coming weeks.