The latest trailer for Jurassic World features more dinos, more attractions, more screams and sex jokes, and the return of actor B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu.
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Director Colin Trevorrow also unveiled a new poster for the film on Twitter, featuring Chris Pratt and his domesticated Velociraptors.
"Fifty, sixty miles an hour if they ever got out into the open, and they're astonishing jumpers..." pic.twitter.com/Cip8PWGNGy— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 19, 2015
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With just over four weeks to go until Ireland’s marriage equality referendum, the "no" campaigners are taking a leaf from American anti-gay activists like Scott Lively in their attempts to sway voters.
Following a failed attempt last week by a small number of religious leaders to add a “conscience clause” to the referendum, Pastor Craig Ledbetter of the Bible Baptist Church in Cork has compared homosexuality with rape and adultery.
In an interview with the Irish Examiner, Ledbetter argued that a same-sex sexual relationship can never be consensual:
“Homosexuality is wrong, just like rape and just like adultery.
“We are dealing with one party believing he is right in what he is doing, so it is not really consensual. Two people can consent to adultery or consent to rob a bank, but that doesn’t make either of those things right.
“If they want a sexual relationship they can get the blessing of the State but that should not amount to re- defining marriage which is exclusively the preserve of a man and a woman.”
Recognizing that his bizarre opinions could convince many people to vote in favor of the referendum, he also complained that there has been no serious discussion on same-sex marriage in the Irish media apart from “a few fake TV debates.”
Ledbetter has since claimed that he was misquoted.
Strange how people quote me about same sex marriage but have no idea what I actually said. Rape is sexual sin as is adultery & homosexuality— Craig Ledbetter (@craigledbetter) April 18, 2015
Last week, Christian activists including Iona Institute mouthpiece Breda O’Brien (right) attacked former Irish President Mary McAleese for comments in support of same-sex marriage. Yesterday, O’Brien said that gay people and unmarried heterosexuals should abstain from sex in order to live a Christian life. A petition to revoke the Iona Institute’s charitable status is less than 2,000 signatures short of the required 15,000.
A March Irish Times poll found that 74 percent of the electorate intend to vote in favor of same-sex marriage.
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After uncovering an actual "doomsday video" that was produced by Ted Turner in the early days of CNN and set to air should the world meet its end, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver enlisted the help of Martin Sheen to make a new video that is less dated and better encompasses humanity's successes and failures.
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If nothing else good comes of it, at least Hillary Clinton’s presidential run has given anti-gay activists an opportunity to reveal their misogyny along with their rabid homophobia.
In an eye-opening announcement last week, Don Feder, the president of “pro-family” hate group World Congress of Families, said that Hillary Clinton can’t be president because she is “profoundly ugly.”
Following in Feder’s footsteps, right wing talk show host Michael Savage said that it’s not right to attack Clinton for her looks or “ridicule her physically” but - obviously - went on to do so anyway:
“She’s the nice woman, the TV ad shows her with gay couples — like that’s the most important thing on earth, the happy gay couple. She’s ‘hitting the road to earn your vote,’ she hasn’t driven a car in 20 years but she’s one of us, the pancake woman.
"I can look at it, the pantsuits — I don’t want to go into the weight thing, that’s not fair, because time and gravity is unfair to all of us, so let’s put that aside, let’s not talk about her looks. But her looks alone could sink the campaign. From the neck up, forget about the neck down. We’re not going to ridicule her physically, it happens to all — but the head up, I’m telling you, do you want to look at that for eight years? Do you really want to have that face staring at you for eight straight years? That frightening face?”
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Bruce Jenner's exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer airs this Friday and ABC News has a new teaser out featuring Jenner speaking about his family and the future.
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'Beer Pong Rapist' Sentenced To 150 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Numerous Male Victims: VIDEO
A Maryland man was sentenced to 150 years in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty earlier this year on 11 counts of second- and third-degree sexual offenses reports the AP. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Joey Poindexter, dubbed the "Beer Pong Rapist," who met his victims in beer pong tournaments and bars, was convicted of assaulting five men, but prosecutors believe there are at least two dozen more unidentified victims after police found that Poindexter recorded and took dozens of photos on his phone of himself assaulting several unconscious, incoherent men; prosecutors believe that Poindexter assaulted an additional 30 men. Ramon Korionoff of the Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office stated the series of rapes began in 2011 and expressed disgust with Poindexter’s actions.
"Completely heinous and terrible sexual assaults. He did this knowing full well that he was taking advantage of people that were intoxicated."
Other reports state that the series of assaults may have occurred over the span of the last 10 years. Surveillance video from one bar in College Park, Md. shows Poindexter, a property appraiser, buying a Long Island Iced Tea for one of his victims, which the victim consumed, with Poindexter escorting the drugged victim outside. The victim awoke the next morning in Poindexter’s home to find himself wearing a pair of Poindexter’s shorts and found his clothes in a pile next to him on the floor. The victim, who had no memory of the previous evening, approached police with the suspicion that he was sexually assaulted. The victim questioned Poindexter, while wearing a police wire, about the night’s events with Poindexter responding, "If it makes you feel any better, I don't have any (expletive) AIDS, if anything did happen."
Additional victims later came forward after investigators issued a public appeal for the case; some victims had no inclination they had even been assaulted until they were shown photo and video evidence. Poindexter’s lawyer says her client intends on appealing the 150-year sentence.
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