Good news for globe-trotting Americans: most countries around the world are free or very cheap to get in to. But, as this map from HowMuch.net shows, some countries do charge through the nose for a visa. And it's not the ones you would expect.
When unnamed officials with the CIA recently claimed Russia hacked the U.S. presidential election, but failed to provide any evidence, suspicions immediately circulated that the allegation constituted a fabrication - particularly as left-leaning corporate media unquestioningly parroted the story. As Ben Swann notes there are five, specific problems with the CIA claims...
"I don't understand why the CIA would say the information came from Russian hackers when they must know that isn't true... Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents Wikileaks published did not come from that... The leakers were motivated by disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders."
"I have watched incredulous as the CIA’s blatant lie has grown and grown as a media story – blatant because the CIA has made no attempt whatsoever to substantiate it. There is no Russian involvement in the leaks of emails showing Clinton’s corruption. As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two."
The political and financial establishments want you to willingly get on board with the idea of abolishing, or at least reducing, cash. And they’re pumping out all sorts of propaganda to do it, trying to get people to equate crime and corruption with high denominations of cash. Simply put, the data doesn’t support their assertion.
The race to appropriate water resources in Asia is straining agriculture and fisheries, damaging ecosystems, and fostering dangerous distrust and discord across the region. It must be brought to an end.
After weeks without a public appearance, which prompted many to speculate that Julian Assange has disappeared, or may even be dead, the curious public demanded evidence that the Wikileaks founder is all right. It got it today when Julian Assange emerged, and gave an audio interview as part of the Free Connected Minds conference.
Whatever the contours of Trump’s China/Asia foreign policy, Eurasian integration will proceed unabated. TPP – or NATO on trade, the Asian version - is just a scalp in a long and winding road. And on the South China Sea, dialogue is slowly edging out the confrontation fomented throughout the Obama administration.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union "at all costs." Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact.