CRS: Remittances – Background and Issues for Congress

CRS logo smallThe amount of money sent by migrants in the U.S. to their home countries exceeded $432 billion in 2015, which is larger than official development assistance and more stable than private capital flows to these countries. See Remittances: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 9, 2016.

Tip of the Hat to Secrecy News  and Steven Aftergood.

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May 12

Michael Kearns: Sea Farming

Michael S. Kearns

Michael S. Kearns

HuffPost Facebook Video: 3D Underwater Farming Could be the Future of Food

Two comments of note:

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Apr 29

Mongoose: Did CIA Steal the Panama Papers from the German BND? Is Germany Breaking Away from Vassal State Status?

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Mongoose

PANAMA PAPERS HEIST BY CIA-NSA AIMED AT BERLIN, BRICS, ALBA, …

In Summary: The CIA routinely betrays and abuses German interests. The last straw is the Snowden revelation of NSA intercepts of every email out of the Chancellor’s office and eavesdropping on their phone conversations by bugging optical fiber. Germany retaliates by shutting down the joint Wharpdrive project for monitoring communications on the super-fast DE-CIX network and then expelling the Berlin CIA station chief. CIA Munich then bribes a BND file clerk to steal the Mossack Fonseca archives. After vetting the legal papers for Agency spooks, the archive is trucked to CIA-controlled Suddeutsche Zeitung, to put a stick in Merkel’s eye on her home turf. MossFon is redacted to target the leaders of the BRICS group and ALBA alliance.  Read more.

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Apr 17