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VerdictlessBlendover Episode Twenty Eight:

We know. We’re tired of the overcoverage of the Zimmerman thing too. So for this week’s Blendover, we decided to shake it up a bit: We briefly touch on NSA drama, but follow up our Mandela Watch, while Microsoft reorganizes in light of criticisms. As promised we follow-up on the Lac-Mégantic Derailment and Explosion in Canada. Blendover is happily “verdictless” this week, and we hope you come along for the ride.

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Topics Discussed:

  • The NSA Snowden Drama
  • Mandela
  • Microsoft
  • Boston Strangler
  • Radiohead vs. Spotify
  • Explosions and Connections
  • American Dog
  • Gay Marriage
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Ban Black
  • As I Lie Dying – Tim Lambesis Case
  • Doctor Who
  • Gay Bans In Russia

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from, and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from, we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.



The NSA Snowden Drama

Before Edward Snowden: “Sexual deviates” and the NSA – When the last major defection hit the NSA, the government smeared the leakers as gay. New documents show they lied…

Edward Snowden emerges, wants asylum in Russia

Foto Forensics comparison

Glenn Greenwald Explains Edward Snowden’s Doomsday Insurance If He’s Captured Or Killed

Snowden is more distraction than traitor – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is being used to distract Americans from the truth behind spying allegations

Snowden’s third week in Moscow airport

TIL Obama accidentally wrote “NSA” instead of “NASA” on a trillion dollar check and didn’t realize his mistake until Edward Snowden pointed it out to him over a year later

Venezuela offers Snowden asylum

Why is Snowden still trapped?





Desmond Tutu urges Nelson Mandela’s family to end feud

I learned that courage was not the absence…

Mandela very much alive, grandson says

Morgan Freeman in support of Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela in a ‘vegetative state’

Nelson Mandela Life Support Shut Down as Respected Humanitarian Dies Age 94?

Nelson Mandela on life support, court documents show

Nonstop Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Pledge for Mandela Day

South African government denies Mandela is ‘vegetative’




IGN News : Xbox One Cracks Down On Cheaters and Trash Talkers

Microsoft is pitching the Xbox One as a business product, says it’s an affordable option for small businesses that need a video conferencing and networking platform

Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch Xbox 360 games


“One Microsoft”: Ballmer Finally Announces “Far-Reaching Realignment”

Why Microsoft’s Reorganization Is Not About Technology

Why We Can No Longer Trust Microsoft. If the NSA is spying on Microsoft products, why would anyone want to use them (especially European/foreign governments)?

Xbox One will be capable of scanning QR codes with its Kinect sensor

Xbox removing Microsoft points



Boston Strangler

Albert DeSalvo, The Boston Strangler, is in the news for a possible DNA match linking last victim

Body of alleged Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, to be exhumed for DNA tests

Boston Strangler Case Solved 50 Years Later

DNA test links Boston Strangler suspect to last victim

Wikipedia: Boston Strangler



Radiohead vs. Spotify

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich pull their music from Spotify, criticize its business model

Thom Yorke pulls albums from Spotify




Canadian authorities have found evidence that a train that crashed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, was tampered with

Canadian Pacific is a customer of ENSCO

Dakota Plains is partnered with Canadian Pacific

Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

Freight train carrying oil derails

Huge fire erupts in Lac-Mégantic, QC, Canada, as an oil train derails. All of downtown is burning right now

Joe Berti, Marathon Runner, Witnessed Both Boston Bombings And Texas Explosion

Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble

Railway chairman speaks in Lac-Mégantic, blames employee for crash

Second Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Several

Seven more Lac-Megantic victims ID’d as death toll hits 28

West officials sue plant owner over fertilizer blast

Wikipedia: Lac-Mégantic derailment

Wikipedia: Richmond Hill explosion



American Dog

American Dog – Official Site

American Dog @ Amazon

American Dog @ cdbaby

American Dog @ Reverbnation

American Dog @ Facebook

American Dog @ MySpace

American Dog @ Twitter



Putin and the Gay

Putin Signs Anti-Gay Measures Into Law

Reykjavik mayor proposes cutting ties with Moscow over gay law



Gay Marriage

Gay marriage clears the House of Lords



Abercrombie & Fitch Ban Black

Black Isn’t Always In: Abercrombie & Fitch is Banning Black Clothing



Doctor Who

Ben Daniels new favourite to take over from Matt Smith in Doctor Who after Rory Kinnear rules himself out

David Bradley IS William Hartnell – the First Doctor

Doctor Who: John Hurt character identity confirmed?

Fan Made Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Trailer

National Media Museum issues call to Doctor Who fans

Steven Moffat Gives ‘Doctor Who’ Casting Update; Season 8 in Summer 2014



As I Lie Dying – Tim Lambesis Case

Online post on Tumblr for Tim Lambesis taken down: Rocker accused of hiring hit man to kill wife



Music Featured:

  • Just Like Charlie Sheen” by American Dog from the album Poison Smile



Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

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