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The Thought Police Are Monitoring Your Opinions

The Thought Police Are Monitoring Your OpinionsBlendover Episode 135:

This week’s episode is a first for me – a solo Blendover! On this edition, I look into the case of Victor White III, who despite his hands being cuffed behind his back in the backseat of a cop car, committed suicide via gunshot to the chest, according to police and the coroner. Later, I discuss Henry Rollins’ columns on suicide, and the reactions from readers…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Bad Cop No Donut
  • Gene Simmons and Henry Rollins on Depression and Suicide
  • Econoline Crush
  • WTF: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge creator DROWNS

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

Shout-Outs and Other Remarks

Let There Be Metal

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

The Drill Down

The Doctor Who TARDISblend 72: Deep Breath

 


 

Bad Cop No Donut

Autopsy contradicts the police’s account of Victor White III’s shooting in the back of a cop car

Autopsy of 22 year old man that was handcuffed and shot in the chest in the back of a cop car is ruled a suicide

Coroner rules Victor White death suicide

Dad of Slain Unarmed Missouri Teen Michael Brown: ‘We Need Justice for Our Son’

Ferguson Police Chief: Officer Didn’t Stop Michael Brown as Robbery Suspect

Ferguson police tear gas PEACEFUL protestors

How did Victor White III die in the backseat of a cop car?

I was just talking with a friend about the tyrannical conduct by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri…

Pleading suspect with asthma dies in police custody: “You can talk, so you can breathe.”

RAW: Ferguson police fire tear gas at defiant protesters

Texas cops mistakenly pull over, arrest woman with 4 small children inside car

You all should be pleased that heroic police officials are protecting the public from such a dangerous individual.

 


 

Gene Simmons and Henry Rollins on Depression and Suicide

Gene Simmons deletes his Twitter account, as another radio station begins forming the digital mob with torches and pitchforks by encouraging the hashtag ‪#‎banGene‬

Gene Simmons of KISS tells depressed people to ‘kill themselves’: The backlash has reached all the way to Australia, with Triple M today announcing they would remove all KISS songs from their playlists nationwide.

HENRY ROLLINS Apologizes For Comments About ROBIN WILLIAMS’ Suicide

Henry Rollins Bashes the Suicidal, Shames Robin Williams

Henry Rollins: Fuck Suicide

Henry Rollins: More Thoughts on Suicide

Mike Fitzpatrick @ LinkedIn

MMM confusion over racist jibe

Nikki Sixx does not condone ‘Anti-Gene Simmons Bashathon’

 


 

Econoline Crush

Econoline Crush @ Amazon

Econoline Crush – Official Site

Econoline Crush @ Facebook

Econoline Crush @ Twitter

Econoline Crush @ Wikipedia

 


 

WTF: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge creator DROWNS

ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin, 27, drowns

 


 

Music Featured:

  • You Don’t Know What It’s Like” by Econoline Crush from the album Surefire

 


 

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]

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: The Ferguson Protests

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: The Ferguson ProtestsBlendover Episode 134:

Ferguson rages in protests, riots, militarized police, and now the entrance of the National Guard. The situation has escalated since our last show – Jennifer Wieda joins as our guest as we zone in on the unrest and the chaos, and look to where things are going. Also later: we update news items Blendover has been following; and Greg gets to the TRUTH of those comments by Gene Simmons of KISS…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Ferguson, Missouri
  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Marijuana Industry and the Banks
  • Oklahoma Lethal Injection and Drug Secrecy
  • Message to Venus
  • Gene Simmons / KISS
  • WTF: Skellow Google Bomb
  • WTF: The Penis Collector

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

Ferguson, Missouri

Chaos erupts again in Ferguson

Dad of Slain Unarmed Missouri Teen Michael Brown: ‘We Need Justice for Our Son’

Every item distributed to local law enforcement by the Pentagon’s 1033 program over two years

Ferguson Police Chief: Officer Didn’t Stop Michael Brown as Robbery Suspect

Ferguson police say Michael Brown was suspect in robbery

Ferguson police tear gas PEACEFUL protestors

‘I Just Saw Someone Die’: The Man Who Live-Tweeted Michael Brown’s Shooting (PHOTOS)

I was just talking with a friend about the tyrannical conduct by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri…

Picture of the Year

RAW: Ferguson police fire tear gas at defiant protesters

This needs attention. Police in Ferguson tear gas the press, dismantle their gear after they flee.

Two reporters arrested in Ferguson, Mo.

You all should be pleased that heroic police officials are protecting the public from such a dangerous individual.

One thing I’m not conflicted about is that I still believe there was no reason for Michael Brown to die and whatever the particulars, his death is still part of an ongoing problem where unarmed black men are being killed by police…

 


 

Shout-Outs and Other Remarks

Geeks of Doom

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

The Drill Down

 


 

Marijuana Industry and the Banks

Colorado Bill HB14-1398 (Creation of banking alternatives for marijuana businesses)

Colorado law sets up world’s first marijuana banks; feds must OK

House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access

U.S. House OKs bill that may open door to bank accounts for pot shops

Remarks of Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director Financial Crimes Enforcement Network – August 12, 2014

 


 

Oklahoma Lethal Injection and Drug Secrecy

Execution Dates Set For Okla. Death Row Inmates

Oklahoma death row inmates sue over ‘unsound’ execution practices

Oklahoma inmates file lawsuit over ‘unconstitutional’ executions

Oklahoma: Inmates’ allegations in lawsuit false

Warner Complaint filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

 


 

Message To Venus

Message To Venus @ BandCamp

Message To Venus @ Amazon

Message To Venus – Official Site

Message To Venus @ Facebook

Message To Venus @ ReverbNation

Message To Venus @ Twitter

Message To Venus @ Wikipedia

 


 

Gene Simmons / KISS

Gene Simmons: ‘I deeply support’ those suffering from depression

Gene Simmons of KISS tells depressed people to ‘kill themselves’: The backlash has reached all the way to Australia, with Triple M today announcing they would remove all KISS songs from their playlists nationwide.

KISS’ Gene Simmons Tells Depression Sufferers: ‘F*** You! Kill Yourself’

Mike Fitzpatrick @ LinkedIn

MMM / Austereo Network: 2Day FM – 2012 Royal Hoax Call Incident and the Death of Jacintha Saldanha

MMM confusion over racist jibe

Nikki Sixx calls out Gene Simmons over comments on depression

Nikki Sixx does not condone ‘Anti-Gene Simmons Bashathon’

SongFacts.com: Gene Simmons interview

 


 

WTF: Skellow Google Bomb

Google’s ‘Skellow’ search results in X-rated naked man shock

 


 

WTF: The Penis Collector

Man Arrested After Jars and Jars Of Human Penises Discovered In His Apartment

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Friend Like Me” by Robin Williams from the soundtrack Aladdin
  • Five Minutes” by Bonzo Goes to Washington from the vinyl single Five Minutes
  • Come Together” by Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin from the album George Martin: In My Life

 


 

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]

What Dreams May Come: Remembering Robin Williams

What Dreams May Come: Remembering Robin WilliamsBlendover Episode 133:

Dwayne De Freitas guests on this edition of Blendover where we mourn the loss, but celebrate the life of Robin Williams. Recording on the night of his passing, we review his astounding career, as he leaves behind countless memorable performances – and we remember many of those and how they impacted us.

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Topics Discussed:

  • RIP Robin Williams
  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Bad Cop No Donut
  • Frances Abbott Scholarship Scandal
  • Bonzo Goes to Washington
  • Amazon vs. Hachette
  • Terminator Genisys
  • WTF: Steve Jobs Alive?
  • Aladdin
  • George Martin

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

RIP Robin Williams

Entertainers React to the Death of Robin Williams on Twitter

Oscar winner Robin Williams dead at 63

President Obama and more release statements on Robin Williams’ death

RIP Robin Williams: Mork Calling Orson

Robin Williams @ IMDb

Robin Williams dead at 63

Robin Williams’ daughter responds to her father’s final tweet

Robin Williams’ last tweet pledges love to his daughter

The world has changed, my friends, and not for the best…

Twitter reacts to Robin Williams death

Wikipedia: In My Life (George Martin album)

 


 

Shout-Outs and Other Remarks

August 11, 1984: We begin bombing in five minutes

August 12, 1981: First IBM Personal Computer Released

Megaspice – Wannabe Peace

The Bombing of Nagasaki

Peter Egan @ Facebook

poem435 @ Facebook

San Diego has until Sept. 10 to appeal convention center ruling

The Drill Down

 


 

Bad Cop No Donut

Cops gun down Ohio man holding toy rifle in Walmart ‘like he was not even human’

Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops

Dad of Slain Unarmed Missouri Teen Michael Brown: ‘We Need Justice for Our Son’

EMTs who stopped NYPD cops from beating handcuffed, emotionally disturbed patient turn officers in

Medical Examiner Rules NYPD Choke Hold Death A Homicide

Mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to go to park alone

New ‘chokehold’ video shows NYPD scuffle with pregnant woman

Salt Lake City police department clears officer who shot dog

Using a Taser on an 8-year-old? Mom sues police, city

 


 

Frances Abbott Scholarship Scandal

University of Techology Sydney student Freya Newman charged over leaking scholarship on Prime Minister’s daughter Frances Abbott

 


 

Bonzo Goes To Washington

Bonzo Goes To Washington – 5 Minutes

Five Minutes (Bonzo Goes to Washington song)

Bonzo Goes To Washington (Vinyl) @ Amazon

 


 

Amazon vs. Hachette

Amazon Escalates Its War of Words With Hachette

 


 

Terminator Genisys

Terminator: Genesis Is Actually Titled Terminator Genisys

Everyone On Twitter Made Fun Of Terminator Genisys

 


 

WTF: Steve Jobs Alive?

Steve Jobs is in Rio de Janeiro, alive.

 


 

Aladdin

Aladdin – Friend Like Me

Aladdin @ Amazon

Aladdin @ IMDb

Aladdin @ Wikipedia

 


 

George Martin

George Martin @ Amazon

George Martin @ IMDb

George Martin @ Wikipedia

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Friend Like Me” by Robin Williams from the soundtrack Aladdin
  • Five Minutes” by Bonzo Goes to Washington from the vinyl single Five Minutes
  • Come Together” by Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin from the album George Martin: In My Life

 


 

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]

Stop Taking Photos of Macaque

Stop Taking Photos of MacaqueBlendover Episode 132:

Andrew Sorcini guests on Blendover, as we take a look at the “Monkey Selfie” making the rounds on the web, and the legal battle behind it all. We dive into a commentary on the shifting landscape of entertainment, as the Internet takes more ground from Hollywood. And finally, we preview the new song from Slipknot!

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • That Wikipedia Monkey Selfie
  • Bad Cop No Donut
  • Internet Entertainment vs. Hollywood
  • Bill Ward
  • Slipknot
  • WTF: The Meth Head Poltergeist
  • Spiderbait

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

Shout-Outs and Other Remarks

August 8, 1974: The Resignation of President Richard Nixon

August 9, 1945: The Bombing of Nagasaki

First shots of WWI fired – in Australia???

Megaspice – Wannabe Peace

MH17 Misunderstandings

Peter Egan @ Facebook

Peter Egan @ Twitter

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Twitter

San Diego has until Sept. 10 to appeal convention center ruling

The Drill Down

 


 

That Wikipedia Monkey Selfie

Monkey steals camera from photographer to snap himself a selfie. Gets uploaded to Wikipedia. Photographer sues Wikipedia to remove it. Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’.

Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’

Wikipedia: Celebes crested macaque – Copyright test case

 


 

Bad Cop No Donut

EMTs who stopped NYPD cops from beating handcuffed, emotionally disturbed patient turn officers in

Mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to go to park alone

N.J. cop: Obama doesn’t follow Constitution

Salt Lake City police department clears officer who shot dog

 


 

Internet Entertainment vs. Hollywood

Internet piracy isn’t killing Hollywood—Hollywood is killing Hollywood

Survey: YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens

 


 

Bill Ward

Bill Ward – Bombers (Can Open Bomb Bays)

Ward One: Along the Way

Bill Ward @ Amazon

Bill Ward – Official Site

Bill Ward @ Facebook

Bill Ward @ Twitter

Bill Ward @ Wikipedia

 


 

Slipknot

Slipknot – The Negative One [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Slipknot @ Amazon

Slipknot – Official Site

Slipknot @ Facebook

Slipknot @ Twitter

Slipknot @ Wikipedia

 


 

WTF: The Meth Head Poltergeist

Poltergeist Under Couple’s Bed Turns Out to Be Meth Head

 


 

Spiderbait

Spiderbait @ Amazon

Spiderbait – Official Site

Spiderbait @ Facebook

Spiderbait @ Instagram

Spiderbait @ Last.fm

Spiderbait @ Twitter

Spiderbait @ Wikipedia

Spiderbait @ YouTube

 


 

Music Featured:

 


 

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]

The Return of the Blend

The Return of the BlendBlendover Episode 131:

Peter Egan guests as Blendover returns after a short break – and we come with big announcements! During the show, we return to Executive Order 12333 as a new NSA leaker points to it as a big problem, just as we had previously on Blendover. Later we look into the mysterious big cats lurking around places in the USA. We also look the latest Star Wars news, and then there’s that Meat Baby thing.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Executive Order 12333
  • Large Cats Spotted in USA
  • Kill Devil Hill
  • Chargeback Fraud
  • Star Wars
  • WTF: Meat Baby
  • WTF: India’s Toilet Race

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

Shout-Outs and Other Remarks

August 4, 1914: Germany Invades Belgium

August 5, 1914: First shots of WWI fired – in Australia???

Dwayne DeFreitas @ Twitter

MH17 Misunderstandings

Mandella Day

Peter Egan @ Facebook

Peter Egan @ Twitter

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

poem435 @ Twitter

The Drill Down

 


 

Executive Order 12333

Executive Order 12333: Section 2.3

Latest Surveillance Whistleblower Unconcerned About Retaliation

New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution

NSA reformers dismayed after privacy board vindicates surveillance dragnet

State Department Section Chief Becomes NSA Whistleblower. ‘Democracy Threatening’

Wikipedia: Executive Order 12333

 


 

Large Cats Spotted in USA

California community stumped by mystery animal caught on videotape

This was caught on a camera trap in Bush, Louisiana

 


 

Kill Devil Hill

Kill Devil Hill @ Amazon

Kill Devil Hill @ iTunes

Kill Devil Hill – Official Site

Kill Devil Hill @ Facebook

Kill Devil Hill @ Instagram

Kill Devil Hill @ Last.fm

Kill Devil Hill @ Twitter

Kill Devil Hill @ Wikipedia

Kill Devil Hill @ YouTube

 


 

Chargeback Fraud

Wikipedia: Chargeback Fraud

 


 

Star Wars

Could Zack Snyder Be Directing Star Wars IX?

Star Wars Episode VII: Mark Hamill on Fantastic New Cast and Harrison Ford’s Injury

Star Wars Episode VIII director Rian Johnson on preparing for the sequel

Star Wars Rebels: Extended Trailer (Official)

What’s Up With Zack Snyder And Star Wars?

 


 

WTF: Meat Baby

Confused looking old lady was stopped by police while carrying this meat baby…

 


 

WTF: India’s Toilet Race

India’s Toilet Race Failing as Villages Don’t Use Them

 


 

Music Featured:

 


 

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]