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Blendover Episode Sixteen

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2013-04-22-blendover-0016Topics Discussed:

  • RIP Chrissie Amphlett of the Divinyls
  • 4/17: The West Fertilizer Company Explosion
  • Joe Berti – witness to Boston and West
  • 4/15: The Boston Marathon Bombings
  • Samuel Idwal
  • Terr’s Bad News and Deaths Observations
  • Lowestoft Tragedy: Fiona Anderson
  • Doctor Who
  • Star Wars
  • Gitmo Hunger Strike
  • Murder of DA Mike McLelland in Texas

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.



RIP Chrissie Amphlett of the Divinyls

Chrissie Amphlett dead at 53 🙁

Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies

Friends pay tribute to Chrissy Amphlett

‘Take a big bow’: Chrissy Amphlett’s album goes No.1



4/17: The West Fertilizer Company Explosion

Ammonium nitrate mixed with negligence behind Texas fertilizer plant explosion – experts

Anhydrous ammonia fertilizer: abundant, important, hazardous

Anhydrous Ammonia Properties

The Count – 14 dead, 60 missing, 200+ injured – Plus, 2.1-magnitude tremor

The Detonation @ 0.29

Emerging From the Rubble in a Texas Town

Firefighting and Anhydrous Ammonia

Properties of Ammonia

School resumes after Texas blast, but town’s frustration grows

Texas explosion: Ammonia or ammonium nitrate suspected

Texas explosion: The potential dangers of anhydrous ammonia

Texas Fertilizer Company Didn’t Heed Disclosure Rules Before Blast

Texas plant explosion video – different angle

A Texas Town Mourns the First Responders Who Paid With Their Lives

Video example of Deflagration to Detonation Transition

Why do some fires go supersonic?

Wikipedia: Ammonium nitrate

Wikipedia: Deflagration to detonation transition

Wikipedia: West Fertilizer Company explosion



Joe Berti – witness to Boston and West

Amy Forliti: Helped out Texas colleagues today…

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

Marathon Runner Joe Berti Witnesses Double Disasters

Runner Survives Deadly Boston Marathon Bombing, Texas Plant Explosion

Marathon Runner Joe Berti Witnesses Double Disasters



4/15: The Boston Marathon Bombings

18 USC § 921 – Definitions

18 USC § 2332a – Use of weapons of mass destruction

Aaron Swartz prosecutor to handle Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case; “Known for over-prosecution”

After Boston horror, a step toward normalcy

Akhmed Zakayev, the head of the secular wing of the Chechen rebel movement condemned the bombings as terrorism

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hospitalized under heavy guard

Boston Marathon bombing: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged

Boston to Deploy Mass-Casualty Tablet Device During Marathon

Case against bombing suspect based on video, photos

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Former Classmate: Makes No Sense

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in boat prior to capture

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – Tweets

Infographic Map of the Boston Marathon Explosions

Police react in aftermath of explosion

Three Dead, Including Child, in Boston Explosions

UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Spotters on Roofs Before Explosions

Wikipedia: Boston Marathon bombings

Wikipedia: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev



Samuel Idwal

Samuel Idwal @ Bandcamp

The Assist @ SoundCloud

Samuel Idwal @

Samuel Idwal @ Facebook

Samuel Idwal @ YouTube



Terr’s Bad News and Deaths Observations

More than 1,000 Hizbullah Terrorists Enter Syria to Help Assad

Nigeria officials disagree on death toll in recent fighting

Russia shooting spree: Six dead in Belgorod after man robs hunting shop

The Shia Axis: Pro-Assad Lebanese Leaders in Syria as Hezbollah Chief Plans Iran Visit



Lowestoft Tragedy: Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson death: Police release new CCTV which shows last moments of heavily pregnant Lowestoft mother before fall

Lowestoft: IPCC Investigation Into Mum’s Death Dropped

Lowestoft tragedy: ‘I don’t know what I’m feeling. I’ve just lost my family’ – father lays tributes at house where his three children were found dead



Doctor Who

Big Spoiler/Rumour on John Hurt’s Character

The Doctor Who TARDISblend 62: Hide

Matt Smith and David Tennant on set

TARDIS Data Core: Skaldak

Will John Hurt’s guest spot rewrite Doctor Who history as we know it?

The Zygons Return for the 50th Anniversary Special



Star Wars

Harrison Ford Won’t Answer Star Wars Questions

KOTOR2 dev Obsidian “sad” about LucasArts, “would love to” pitch a Star Wars game

Must Watch: Harrison Ford Won’t Answer Any ‘Star Wars’ Questions … ESPECIALLY From Chewbacca

Want To See Lando Calrissian In Star Wars VII? Billy Dee Williams Says Tell Disney!



Gitmo Hunger Strike

Gitmo Is Killing Me

More than a third of Guantanamo detainees now on hunger strike, Pentagon says

Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel

What’s keeping Gitmo detainees from going home?




Alexis Ohanian calls Google to talk CISPA

Anonymous Calls For Internet Blackout On April 22 To Protest CISPA

Cispa bill on cyber security passed by the US House

CISPA gained 36 new co-sponsors on the same day that IBM flew in 200 executives to lobby Congress on the bill

CISPA Supporters Spend 140 Times As Much Money Lobbying as Opponents

Google, Twitter, & Facebook: We need to know if we can trust you

Internet privacy in danger

Lawmakers Cite Boston Bombing, WikiLeaks “Hacking” as Reasons to Pass CISPA

Obama threatens veto of CISPA database-sharing bill

Oh Look, Rep. Mike Rogers Wife Stands To Benefit Greatly From CISPA Passing…



Murder of DA Mike McLelland in Texas

Case being built against former Texas official in district attorney’s slaying

FBI Offers $200,000 for Information on Murder in Texas

Lone Wolf Theory Gains Ground in Texas Deaths

New Clues & Bigger Reward In Hasse Murder Case

Texas: Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, wife reportedly found dead in home

Video Of Texas DA Shopping For Guns And Bullet Proof Vests Hours Before He’s Assassinated

Wife of Former Justice of the Peace Arrested in Prosecutors Deaths – 4/17/2013



Music Featured:

  • Back To The Wall” by Divinyls from the album Essential
  • I Touch Myself” by Divinyls from the album diVINYLS
  • From Clifftops” by Samuel Idwal from the EP Murky



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]