D isney's chief executive has warned Georgia that the company's film and TV productions are likely to abandon the state if its controversial abortion bill becomes law . Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" for the entertainment giant to continue working in the state if the so-called "heartbeat bill", which outlaws terminations from as early as six weeks, comes into force. The Walt Disney Company has shot some of its biggest films in the US state, including Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. Speaking to Reuters, Iger said: "If it becomes law, it'll be very difficult. "I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. "Right now we are watching it very carefully." … [Read more...] about Disney says it won’t make any more films in Georgia if draconian abortion laws come into force in the US state
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JIM Jordan has been told to “shut his mouth” by politician Maxine Walters after he questioned experts on when the pandemic in America will end. Engaging in a heated debate with Dr Anthony Fauci about current coronarivus restrictions, he asked how long it will take for citizens to get their “liberties” back. Who is Jim Jordan? Jim Jordan is a Republican Congressman who has served as one of the four representatives for Ohio since 2007. His district includes Lima, Marion, Tiffin and Elyria. He is a close friend and ally of former US President Donald Trump , and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 11, 2021. As a former wrestler, he is known for his confrontational style - such as his refusal to wear jackets during official meetings and interviews. What is Jim Jordan’s net worth? According to CelebrityNetWorth.com , Jordan’s estimated net worth is $200,000. He is believed to have made some of his money during his time as both a … [Read more...] about Who is Jim Jordan and what’s his approval rating?
MI6 is conniving with Ukraine to trigger a bloody new war in Europe, Russian state TV has claimed. The allegations appear to be a bizarre bid to justify Vladimir Putin massing forces on the frontiers of its close neighbour, and in the strategic Black Sea. In an ominous broadcast, viewers were informed that in a “hot war”, Ukraine would be wiped out in “two days”. It comes as latest on-the-ground videos show further bolstering of Russian positions close to eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea - along with military exercises depicting combat readiness currently underway in several regions. Kyiv is now claiming Moscow has doubled its military strength in the border zone amid fears of an invasion. Footage from Ukraine, in stark contrast, shows a Dad’s Army-style train movement of aged military vehicles to the conflict zone in the east of the country, seemingly no match for Putin’s hi-tech tanks and missiles nor a troop strength suspected now to number almost 100,000. … [Read more...] about Russian TV claims MI6 is working with Ukraine to trigger huge war in Europe
THE House Judiciary Committee has backed a slavery reparations commission that would award trillions of dollars to Black Americans. The committee voted 25 to 17 on Wednesday to advance a bill that would create a commission to study reparations for Black Americans who are descendants of slaves. "No such bill has ever come this far during Congressional history of the United States," said Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, one of the sponsors of the bill. The bill was originally introduced in the House in 1989 but never made it to committee vote. If the bill is passed, it would create a 13-person commission tasked to "study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, hold hearings and recommend 'appropriate remedies' to Congress." Jackson Lee said the remedies is up for debate, saying the committee would offer Congress a number of proposals that would help ended economic, health and educational racial disparities. President Biden has also supported a … [Read more...] about House committee backs slavery reparations commission that could award TRILLIONS of dollars to black Americans
A decision by Facebook‘s independent oversight board to keep former US President Donald Trump's accounts blocked could have consequences for politicians around the globe. In a widely-expected verdict, the panel said Wednesday that the company had done the right thing by taking down Trump's account after the January 6 riot of the US Capitol and ruled that the ban should hold — at least for now. But the experts also voiced harsh criticism of Facebook: While suspending Trump's account had been the right move, the tech giant had been wrong in banning him indefinitely without clear criteria for when — if ever — his account would be restored, they said. DW's chief technology correspondent Janosch Delcker Within six months, they added, the firm should reassess the case and come up with a final decision on what to do with the former president's account. It was a clever move, putting the ball back in the company's court and forcing Facebook to produce clearer rules … [Read more...] about Opinion: Trump’s Facebook ban could have global impact