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Krokodil: The Russian Controller

Krokodil: The Russian ControllerBlendover Episode Forty Six:

Eddie Izzard has announced he’s going to run for mayor of London, and meanwhile, a drug with grotesque effects called Krokodil makes its appearance in the USA, having been known for its use in Russia. Also, Pussy Riot are in the news, and we ponder, “Why?” Valve steams forward with their console, as gamers react with mixed opinions on their controller…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Eddie Izzard
  • Krokodil
  • Vienna Teng
  • Pussy Riot
  • Valve Steam Machine

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

 


 

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard declares he will stand for London mayor in 2020

 


 

Krokodil

VICE Documentary – Krokodil: Russia’s Deadliest Drug (NSFW)

Ariz. poison control center reports first U.S. cases of krokodil use

First cases of flesh-eating narcotic Krokodil suspected in U.S.

Flesh-rotting ‘krokodil’ drug emerges in USA

Havocscope: Heroin Prices

Krokodil, the Drug That Eats Your Flesh: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Russia’s flesh-eating drug Krokodil actually has origins in America

Wikipedia: Desomorphine

Wikipedia: Narcoterrorism

Havocscope: Heroin Prices

 


 

Vienna Teng

Vienna Teng – Official Site

Vienna Teng @ Bandcamp

Vienna Teng @ Amazon

Vienna Teng @ iTunes

Vienna Teng @ SoundCloud

Vienna Teng @ Last.fm

Vienna Teng @ Facebook

Vienna Teng @ MySpace

Vienna Teng @ Twitter

Vienna Teng @ Wikipedia

Vienna Teng @ YouTube

 


 

Pussy Riot

Jailed Pussy Riot member starts hunger strike against Russia prison ‘slave labour’

Russian Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova moved to isolation after hunger strike

 


 

Valve Steam Machine

Steam Controller Announced, Will Be Included With Valve’s Steam Machines

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Level Up” by Vienna Teng from the tribute album Aims

 


 

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]

PyroCanadia

PyroCanadiaBlendover Episode Twenty Seven:

While the mainstream media continues their Snowden sensationalism, Blendover instead turns to Canada, where there are major suspicions and questions over two major events there: the arrest of a couple accused of a terror plot in Victoria, and the derailment and explosion of an oil tanker train in Quebec. Both incidents are not getting the investigative coverage they should be getting, so we look into them in depth…

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Topics Discussed:

  • The NSA Snowden Drama
  • Wimbledon
  • Liberator
  • Canada Day Terror Plot
  • Lac-Mégantic Derailment and Explosion
  • Explosions and Connections
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Putin Gay Adoption Ban
  • Moors Murders
  • Claremont Serial Killer
  • Doctor Who
  • Xbox One
  • Man Of Steel

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 The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

The NSA Snowden Drama

Australian government to assess PRISM impact

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: US surveillance ‘not something I’m willing to live under’

NSA, European intelligence agencies work closely together

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

Snowden reveals Australia’s links to US spy web

Snowden’s third week in Moscow airport

Venezuela offers Snowden asylum

 


 

Wimbledon

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon

Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon

Andy Murray deserves knighthood after Wimbledon – David Cameron

Wikipedia: Andy Murray

 


 

Liberator

Black Mask Studios

Comic Review: Liberator #1

TFAW: Liberator #1 (of 4)

 


 

Canada Day Terror Plot

Accused terror suspect struggled with mental health, former friends say

Amanda Korody, John Nuttall: Mixed Reports of Canada Day Terror Suspects

Anyone else a little pissed off that the media keeps reminding everyone that the Victoria terrorism conspirator was a fan of “death metal?”

Canada Day plot suspects’ friends mystified by allegations

Canada Day Pressure Cooker Bomb Plot Straight Out Of FBI Field Guide To Drug Addict Terror Patsy’s

Canada Day terror plot investigation mirrors previous Canadian operations

Canadian Police Stop Pressure Cooker Bomb Plot “Similar To The Bombs At The Boston Marathon”

Canada’s Terrorist Takedown

Concerns About How Much Canadian “Police ENABLED” Canada Day Pressure Cooker Bomb Plotters

How Canada Day terror suspect ‘with little sense of morals’ went from talented punk guitarist to alleged jihadist

IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody: What we know about accused in terror plot

Surrey couple accused of Canada Day terror plot to have their day in court

Terror Plot Foiled in Canada

Two charged in BC terror plot: Amanda Marie Korody and John Stewart Nuttall

 


 

Lac-Mégantic Derailment and Explosion

Brakes had been disabled in fatal oil train crash

Freight train carrying oil derails

Huge explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The city literally on fire.

Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble

Wikipedia: Lac-Mégantic derailment

 


 

Explosions

After West explosion, Texas may compile public database of hazardous chemical sites

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

New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment

Second Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Several

Three injured in fuel barge explosion in Mobile River near Austal

West officials sue plant owner over fertilizer blast

Wikipedia: Boston Marathon bombings

Wikipedia: Richmond Hill explosion

Wikipedia: West Fertilizer Company explosion

 


 

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson – Official Site

Marilyn Manson @ Amazon

Marilyn Manson @ Last.fm

Marilyn Manson @ Facebook

Marilyn Manson @ MySpace

Marilyn Manson @ Twitter

Marilyn Manson @ Wikipedia

 


 

Putin Gay Adoption Ban

Putin Gay Adoption Ban Signed Into Law

Putin Signs Anti-Gay Measures Into Law

Russia Bans Foreign Gay Couples From Adopting to Protect Children

 


 

Moors Murders

Ian Brady and his existential experiences

‘Keep that tube up Ian Brady’s nose, fill it with gasoline,’ says victim’s stepfather

Moors Murderer Ian Brady appears at mental health tribunal

Moors murderer Ian Brady ‘only comes out of his room at night’

Moors murders were ‘recreational killing’

Similar Case: The Moorhouse Murders by David and Catherine Birnie

 


 

Claremont Serial Killer

Carpenter seeks briefing on Claremont video

Crime Investigation Australia: Hunt For A Killer – The Claremont Murders

Cypher and Cryptography used by CSK

Did this man kill first victims in Australia?

Is A Serial Killer Posting Comments About A Murder Investigation On An Australian Crime Blog?

Julie Cutler

Julie Leanne Cutler

Police clear blogger as killer

Police fear Dixie has murdered before

Sarah McMahan is missing

Violent attacker is suspect in murders

Wikipedia: Claremont serial murders

Wikipedia: Murder of Sally Anne Bowman

 


 

Doctor Who

Comic Review: Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #6

Doctor Who: John Hurt character identity confirmed?

Doctor Who: BBC releases cryptic Tom Baker video – watch

Fan Made Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Trailer

Mystery of “#thefourth” Teaser Exposed

National Media Museum issues call to Doctor Who fans

Will Doctor Who Have A Very Special Surprise For Us In November?

 


 

Xbox One

Conan O’Brien visits E3 to check out PS4 and Xbox One

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

Microsoft Japan: Launching Xbox One as is ‘would be difficult’

Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch Xbox 360 games

Microsoft threw out its only good idea with the Xbox One DRM policy reversal

Microsoft’s Xbox One reputation system is built to make trolls play with trolls

New XBOX ONE’S ANTI-TROLL REPUTATION SYSTEM Details

Xbox 180: Microsoft Fully Reverses Xbox One’s DRM Policies

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

Zynga Hires Xbox Boss to Initiate Turnaround

 


 

Man Of Steel

Dear Zack Snyder, who signed off on this ship design in Man of Steel?

‘I’d give the tights another go’ Russell Crowe says he’s up for a Man of Steel prequel

 


 

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]

Robamalectrics and the Ginge Down Under

Robamalectrics and the Ginge Down UnderBlendover Episode Twenty Six:

This week is a Snowden Free Zone on Blendover, and we kick off looking at Obama in Africa, and the ongoing Mandela Watch. Meanwhile, down under, there’s been a shakedown of the Aussie politicians, BUT this is all a huge distraction – from the upcoming Aussie Referendum about local government. We also come back to the mysterious murder of Texas DA Mike McLelland and unearth some disturbing information that connects the murders to major illegal conduct…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Devo: RIP Alan Myers
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Obama in Africa
  • Arizona Fires
  • Immigration Bill
  • UK Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Australian Election 2013
  • Australian Referendum 2013 – Local Government
  • Google Nexus Gaming Console
  • Xbox One
  • Sony Playstation 4
  • Grimes
  • The McLelland Texas Murders
  • Prejudice
  • Pope Watch
  • Slayer
  • Diclofenac
  • Moors Murders
  • Nintendo Wii-U

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 The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Devo: RIP Alan Myers

Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dead Following Cancer

Alan Myers, Drummer in Devo, Dies at 58

Devo drummer Alan Myers dead of brain cancer after career of whipping it good

Devo drummer dies of brain cancer

Devo – Official Site

Devo @ Amazon

Devo @ Last.fm

Devo @ YouTube

Devo @ Facebook

Devo @ MySpace

Devo @ Twitter

Devo @ Wikipedia

SkinInc. @ Paul-Miles.com

SkinInc. @ Last.fm

SkinInc. @ YouTube

 


 

Nelson Mandela

BBC criticised for describing Mandela as black

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

Nelson Mandela put on life support

Obama meets with Mandela’s family in South Africa

Obama trip to South Africa to go ahead

People seem to forget exactly why he was arrested

South Africa leader: Mandela ‘asleep’ during visit

South Africans Believe Nelson Mandela is Dead

South Africans dismayed by disputes

 


 

Obama in Africa

Hundreds protest Obama visit to South Africa

Obama ends Africa trip by joining Bush at memorial

Obama has unveiled an ambitious program to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, investing $7 billion in financial support for an initiative called “Power Africa.”

 


 

Arizona Fires

19 firefighters working Yarnell Hill fire killed and confirmed dead in Arizona today

Arizona mourning 19 firefighters killed in wildfire

How Hotshot firefighters made one last desperate bid for survival

One of the firefighters that lost his life in the Arizona fires

 


 

Immigration Bill

Bill to Expand U.S. Database to Verify Hires

 


 

UK Jobseeker’s Allowance

Jobseeker’s Allowance changes planned for unemployed

More than 100,000 jobless foreigners will lose benefits if they refuse to learn English to the level of a 9-year-old

 


 

Australian Election 2013

Abbott says Aus needs election certainty

Australia Recession Risk Flagged in Rudd Rhetoric Shift: Economy

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a leadership ballot to decide who will lead the country to the next election

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s resignation speech after being defeated by Kevin Rudd

Barack Obama phones Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard

Expect more sparks

Julia Gillard press conference

Kevin Rudd returns, Julia Gillard loses support of partyroom

Kevin Rudd trumps Julia Gillard in bid for Australian Labor Party ballot. 57 – 45

Rudd keenly aware of challenges

 


 

Australian Referendum 2013 – Local Government

2013 Local Government Referendum – FAQs

ALGA and Roads to Recovery

Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 2013

Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 2013: Explanatory Memorandum

Labor’s woolly plan for a referendum on local government at the September 14 federal election has hidden fangs

Nation Building Program

Party Games: Election referendum seems a big ask given it’s easy to lose a winnable argument

Referendum funding 2013: the ayes certainly have it

Referendum funding appropriate: govt

What you’ll actually be voting on in the referendum on recognising local government in the Constitution

Wikipedia: Australian referendum, 1988 (Local Government)

Wikipedia: High Speed Rail in Australia – 2011 Study

Wikipedia: Referendums in Australia by year

 


 

Google Nexus Gaming Console

Forget Ouya as an emulator box: Google is developing its own Android gaming console

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn’t See Coming

Google is Developing a New Nexus Q, Gaming Console and Google Watch

Google to go gaming?

Google Working on Android Console Too

Skip the dedicated gaming console, Google

The New Console Revolution Is Upon Us

Why Would Apple and Google Want to Make Video Game Consoles?

 


 

Xbox One

300 Live Time Warner Cable TV Channels Coming to Xbox 360

Conan O’Brien visits E3 to check out PS4 and Xbox One

Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to stay connected…

Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch Xbox 360 games

Microsoft removes Xbox One DRM – WE DID IT REDDIT!!!!

Microsoft threw out its only good idea with the Xbox One DRM policy reversal

Updated: Xbox One account ban comment clarified by Microsoft

Xbox 180: Microsoft Fully Reverses Xbox One’s DRM Policies

Xbox One Designed “With Advertising in Mind”

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

Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaves Microsoft; Is Now Zynga CEO

Zynga Hires Xbox Boss to Initiate Turnaround

Are the PS4 and Xbox One really that expensive, historically?

 


 

Sony PlayStation

July’s free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers revealed

Just to confirm for anyone interested, you DON’T need PlayStation Plus to use cross-game chat on the PS4

Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video

One Handed PlayStation Controller

PlayStation 4 Architect Talks About The Console’s Beginnings

PlayStation 4 operating system is called “Orbis OS”; a modified version of FreeBSD 9.0

PS3 Firmware 4.45 fix set to arrive on June 27, should fix all PS3 consoles affected by last week’s update

PS4: “We’re Going to Have Superior Graphic Fidelity,” Says Sony SVP

PSN down June 25 for maintenance – check times in your area

R.I.P. PlayStation 2: 18 years of greatness (including PS1)

Sony Confirms PlayStation 4 Does Not Have a Power Brick

Sony dropped PS4 camera to lower price

Sony marketing exec: Physical games are here to stay

Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat MS

Sony will roll out PS3 firmware update June 27 to fix systems bricked by 4.45 update

 


 

Grimes

Grimes – Official Site

Grimes @ Amazon

Grimes @ BandCamp

Grimes @ Last.fm

Grimes @ Facebook

Grimes @ Tumblr

Grimes @ Twitter

Grimes @ Wikipedia

 


 

The McLelland Texas Murders

Couple indicted on capital murder in killing of Texas prosecutors

Dallas County District Judge Mike Snipes appointed as visiting judge in Kaufman County prosecutor slayings

FBI Documents connect Aryan Brotherhood with Mexican Cartels/a>

Former Kaufman County, Tx, Justice of the Peace Eric Williams’ Wife, His Alleged Accomplice in Slayings of Kaufman Prosecutors, Files for Divorce

Kaufman County Murders Case Moving Forward

Mike Snipes – Experience

No Oral Arguments in Case that May Have Driven Eric Williams to Kill in Kaufman County

Texas DA slayings: Jailed couple suspected in killings seek divorce

The Killings in Kaufman

Veteran Dallas County judge to hear Kaufman County capital murder case

Wife indicted in DA slayings seeks divorce

 


 

Prejudice

‘Cracker’ slur slight, if any

Deen’s accuser: ‘This has never been about the N-word’

Girl on witness stand in Trayvon Martin trial says “creepy ass cracker” isn’t a racial term

Is The “N” Word The Worst Word Of ALL Time?

N-word versus cracker

Paula Deen never used the N-Word, guys

Prejudice by Tim Minchin

Why ‘Cracker’ Can’t Compare to the N-Word

Wikipedia: Cracker

Wikipedia: Nigger

 


 

Pope Watch

Cleric Arrested in $26 Million Plot, Leaving New Blot on Vatican Bank

IAMA Pope who turned atheist after browsing r/atheism, AMA

New Pope Forms Special Commission To Audit Vatican Bank

Pope Francis Gives New Hope to Catholic-Orthodox Reconciliation

Pope Is Quoted Referring to a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’

Pope names commission to probe Vatican bank

Records: Dolan paid some problem priests to leave

The Pope tells bishops to stop living with the “mentality of a prince” and skips a concert in his honor

 


 

Slayer

Former Slayer Drummer, Dave Lombardo To Guest On New Sepultura Album

Jeff Hanneman’s Widow Details Guitarist’s Spider Bite Incident + Recovery Process

Slayer announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined band on full-time basis

 


 

Diclofenac

Heart risk warning over painkiller diclofenac

Painkiller (diclofenac) increases chance of heart attack, health officials advise

Study suggests that Diclofenac painkillers are linked to heart attacks and strokes

Wikipedia: Diclofenac

 


 

Moors Murders

‘Ashworth Hospital left Ian Brady free to assault me’ says author Christine Hart

Ian Brady and his existential experiences

Ian Brady is manipulative, fiercely bright and a child murderer but is he sane or insane?

‘Keep that tube up Ian Brady’s nose, fill it with gasoline,’ says victim’s stepfather

‘Maddie support is just hysteria and the James Bulger’s killers shouldn’t have been jailed’

Moors Murderer Ian Brady appears at mental health tribunal

Moors Murderer Ian Brady loses prison move bid

Moors murderer Ian Brady ‘only comes out of his room at night’

Moors murderer ‘killed four more’

Moors murders were ‘recreational killing’

The full Lesley Ann Downey tape transcript. Lesley Ann had been kidnapped and murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in 1964

Similar Case: The Moorhouse Murders by David and Catherine Birnie

 


 

Nintendo Wii-U

Nintendo loses bid to take over WiiU.com

Complaint Denied: Nintendo loses dispute over WiiU.com domain name

 


 

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]