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TrendepleteBlendover Episode Twenty Eight:

Blendover becomes the “TrendOver” as we take a look at a news that Depleted Uranium Weapons in Iraq has resulted in an high-rate of birth defects, and we also turn to some recent developments in the Fukushima plant. But it’s not all nuclear news – we turn to big news in the world of Heavy Metal, and also have a glance at the coverage of San Diego Comic-Con…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Depleted Uranium Causing Birth Defects In Iraq
  • Fukushima Radiation Leaks
  • Japan and the UK and the EU
  • The Return of Carcass
  • Varg Virkenes Arrested Under Terrorism Accusations
  • Chinese and New Zealand Earthquakes
  • Chirinuruwowaka
  • Explosions and Connections
  • Serial Killing in Ohio?
  • Houston Captives Freed After 10 Years
  • Diclofenac and Zubsolv
  • WTF: Woman Found Dead In Suitcase
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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.



Depleted Uranium Causing Birth Defects In Iraq

Iraq War: Birth Defects And Cancer Rates At Devastating High In Basra And Fallujah

Norwegian Report Details Depleted Uranium Causing Birth Defects In Iraq

WHO’s Iraq Birth Defect Study Omits Causation

Wikipedia: Depleted Uranium – Iraqi Population

Wikipedia: Depleted Uranium – Legal Status In Weapons



Fukushima Radiation Leaks

Fukushima operator acknowledges plant leaks

Fukushima’s Leaking Radioactive Water into the Ocean After All

Japan’s Fukushima operator acknowledges contaminated water flowing into sea



Japan and the UK and the EU

Japan warns UK of job losses if it leaves EU



The Return of Carcass

Carcass: Surgical Steel – Japanese Trailer



Varg Virkenes Arrested Under Terrorism Accusations

French police swoop on far-right terror suspect

Neo-Nazi and black metal musician Varg Vikernes arrested in France on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack

Norwegian Musician Arrested for Possible Terror Plot

VARG VIKERNES And Wife Released From Custody

VARG VIKERNES Arrested For Allegedly Planning A Massacre

Norwegian Musician Arrested for Possible Terror Plot



Chinese and New Zealand Earthquakes

New Zealand Rattled by 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake

Quake hits northwest China; 89 dead

Quake in arid hills of northwest China crumbles brick homes, kills at least 75 and injures 400

Wikipedia: Ring of Fire




Chirinuruwowaka – Official Site

Chirinuruwowaka @ Amazon

Chirinuruwowaka @

Chirinuruwowaka @ Facebook

Chirinuruwowaka @ Wikipedia




Canada rail disaster death toll at 47: police

Canadian Pacific is a customer of ENSCO

Canadian Pacific welcomes Tony Marquis as Vice-President Operations Eastern Region

Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

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

Insufficient brake force blamed in Canada crash

K+S Potash Canada, Canadian Pacific sign deal on rail logistics

Lac Megantic crash scene

Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble

Rail boss scapegoats Lac-Mégantic, Quebec train driver. Chairman Ed Burkhardt was met by a public outraged by MMA’s negligence and its efforts to blame others for Canada’s worst railway disaster in more than a century.

Second Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Several

Train wheels slip off MM&A track southeast of Montreal- Rail line owned by company at centre of Lac-Mégantic disaster

West officials sue plant owner over fertilizer blast

Wikipedia: Lac-Mégantic derailment



Serial Killing in Ohio?

Discovery of 3 Bodies Wrapped in Bags Fuels a Search in Ohio

Michael Madison, registered sex offender in Ohio, charged with murder after police find 3 bodies

Ohio man charged in discarded-bodies case



Houston Captives Freed After 10 Years

Charges filed in Houston captivity case

Eight people have been held captive in a north Houston home, and some for as many as 10 years, police said Friday

Four Elderly Men Held Captive in Houston Home

Four homeless men found in Texas ‘dungeon’

Houston police: 4 lured into captivity with promise of cigarettes, food



Diclofenac and Zubsolv

10,060 men die annually of painkiller overdose vs. 6,631 women. Guess where the concern lies?

CDC: Women’s painkiller overdose deaths up 400 percent over last decade

Drugmakers spend money on pols, doctors and new meds

FDA approves Orexo drug to treat opioid addiction

MARKET REPORT: Reckitt Benckiser shareholders see £1.8bn wiped off value of health and hygiene group

MHRA confirms codeine and diclofenac advice

Orexo patents

Orexo Questions & Answers

Painkiller Overdoses: Killing More Women Than Car Accidents or Cervical Cancer

Voltaren comes with risk of heart attacks – Medsafe

Wikipedia: Buprenorphine

Wikipedia: Naloxone

Wikipedia: Orexo



WTF: Woman Found Dead In Suitcase

Body found in suitcase in north London

Woman found dead in suitcase at Mill Hill sports ground



San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Guardians Of The Galaxy Panel

Joss Whedon Reveals Avengers Sequel Title: Age Of Ultron

Joss Whedon: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Not Based On Recent Comic

Kick-Ass 2: Extended NSFW Trailer

Loki Takes Over Thor Panel

Riddick Panel With Restricted Trailer

Riddick – Restricted Trailer

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Title Card; Marvel Studios Concept Posters

Video: Kick-Ass 2 Stuntmen Stop Suicidal Woman From 14-Story Jump Near Comic-Con

Video: Watch Zack Snyder Announce The Superman/Batman Movie At Comic-Con

Watch Loki Take Over Comic-Con’s Hall H At Marvel Studios Panel



Music Featured:

  • Machine” by Chirinuruwowaka from the album Analog



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, and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from, 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 @

Devo @ YouTube

Devo @ Facebook

Devo @ MySpace

Devo @ Twitter

Devo @ Wikipedia

SkinInc. @

SkinInc. @

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 – Official Site

Grimes @ Amazon

Grimes @ BandCamp

Grimes @

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




‘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




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




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

Complaint Denied: Nintendo loses dispute over 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]