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ManipuLIES: Convenience Stored

ManipuLIES: Convenience StoredBlendover Episode 142:

How do “trending” topics actually become “trending” on Facebook? The answer may surprise you – or then again, it may not. This week, we also follow up on documents about Executive Order 12333 released by the ACLU. We consider why oil prices are dropping; while Terr has found a MINI-KRAKEN! Later, we review upcoming DC Comics Movies, plus updates on the ongoing Zombie Apocalypse…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Repeal Executive Order 12333
  • Oil Prices
  • Witch Mountain
  • The Mini Kraken
  • DC Movie Universe
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • WTF: Creepy Clowns
  • WTF: Paris Sculpture – Butt Plug or Christmas Tree?

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

Greg, your point of a corrupted Clara on ‪#‎DoctorWho‬ is brill…

Amy Vernon @ Twitter

From the Page to the Metal

How Major News Outlets Pay-To-Trend Using Facebook Boost

Jenn Weida @ Facebook

Jenn Weida @ Reddit

Doctor Who TARDISblend 78: Kill The Moon

Doctor Who TARDISblend 79: Mummy On The Orient Express

Media Nox

Pew Research Center’s News Quiz

 


 

Repeal Executive Order 12333

New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA’s Most Powerful Tools

NSA’s Civil Liverties and Privacy Protections for Targeted SIGINT Activities Under Executive Order 12333

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Sick of exceptionalism

 


 

Oil Prices

Gas Prices Continue To Drop Across America, But Why?

 


 

Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain @ BandCamp

Witch Mountain @ Amazon

Witch Mountain @ Encyclopaedia Metallum

Witch Mountain @ Facebook

Witch Mountain @ Instagram

Witch Mountain @ Last.fm

Witch Mountain @ MySpace

Witch Mountain @ Twitter

Witch Mountain @ Wikipedia

 


 

The Mini Kraken

Alien Sea Creature With 100 Arms Discovered, New Species Or Martian?

 


 

DC Movie Universe

Batman v Superman: Is Jena Malone Playing Female Robin?

Ezra Miller Makes History With Flash Casting

DC Unveils Full Movies Slate Through 2020 – IGN News

DC Movie Releases 2016 – 2020

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

Drunken Zombie Santa Accused Of Trespassing Into St. Paul Home

Ebola Zombies? Liberian Newspaper Claims Victims are Rising from the Dead

Yes, Ebola is pretty much following the standard zombie scenario

 


 

WTF: Creepy Clowns

Scores of ‘Wasco’ clowns are terrorising rural California

 


 

WTF: Paris Sculpture – Butt Plug or Christmas Tree?

Paris sex toy sculpture raises storm

Vandals deflate sex toy sculpture in Paris

 


 

Recommended Listening:

  • Mobile of Angels” by Witch Mountain originally from the album Mobile of Angels

 


 

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]

Detoxing Mediocrity

Detoxing MediocrityBlendover Episode Forty Four:

Get away from the medi(a)crity and get your Trend Over, as we take a look at France’s laws banning those vile child beauty pageants. Later, we examine a case in Oklahoma, reopening cold cases that might actually be tied to a serial killer. We follow-up on tidbits about Batfleck, & Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying. And Louis CK gives us all some sound guidance on the toxicity of technology.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • France Outlaws Child Beauty Pageants
  • Serial Killer Cold Case in Oklahoma?
  • Sarah Where Is My Tea
  • Batfleck
  • As I Lay Dying: The Tim Lambesis Case
  • Louis CK on Tech Toxicity

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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Bruce Dickinson – Delilah

Devin Townsend @ Twitter

Noël @ Twitter

Sons of Tonatiuh – Midwest Fall 2013 Tour

Toonlancer: Trend Over!

 


 

France Outlaws Child Beauty Pageants

French senators vote to ban child beauty contests

 


 

Serial Killer Cold Case in Oklahoma?

Divers find remains of 6 people in two cars that were at bottom of Okla. lake for decades, authorities say

ID Of Bodies Found In Okla. Lake May Take Years

 


 

Sarah Where Is My Tea

Sarah Where Is My Tea – Official Site

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ BandCamp

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ Amazon

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ Last.fm

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ ReverbNation

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ SoundCloud

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ Facebook

Sarah Where Is My Tea @ MySpace

 


 

Batfleck

Ben Affleck Talks Batman Casting On ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (Video)

Ben Affleck Tells Parenting Stories, Talks Batman

 


 

As I Lay Dying: The Tim Lambesis Case

Tim Lambesis Will Stand Trial

 


 

Louis CK on Tech Toxicity

Louis C.K.’s ‘Toxic’ Smartphone Rant Is Frighteningly On The Money [Video]

 


 

Music Featured:

  • This Is Not Twilight” by Sarah Where Is My Tea from the album Desolate

 


 

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]

Gatecrash: Leviathan

Gatecrash: LeviathanBlendover Episode Thirty:

This week on Blendover, we jump ahead of the mainstream media and examine what the upcoming Middle East Peace Talks are REALLY about (Hint: it involves $$$$$), and take a look at a new documentary film about online privacy called Terms And Conditions May Apply. Later, we glance at the Swiss Train Crash in the news, and the Bradley Manning Verdict. But that’s not all: we have aliens too…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Terms And Conditions May Apply
  • Middle East Peace Talks
  • Swiss Train Crash
  • Putin and the Gay
  • Pope Watch
  • Bradley Manning Verdict
  • World Order
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop
  • WTF: Wind Turbine Mystery
  • Varg Virkenes Arrested Under Terrorism Accusations
  • The Return of Monster Magnet
  • Australian Media Prices
  • EVE Online

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.

 


 

Terms And Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions: A movie about privacy policies you’ll actually want to watch

Terms and Conditions May Apply – Official Trailer

 


 

Middle East Peace Talks

Cyprus hopes to have liquefied natural gas from Israel by 2015

Cyprus seeks to import Israeli gas by 2015

Google Maps: Middle East

US to host Israeli-Palestinian talks

Wikipedia: Leviathan gas field

 


 

Swiss Train Crash

Swiss train crash: Dozens hurt in Granges-pres-Marnand

Switzerland Train Crash Injures 44, Fatalities Possible

 


 

Putin and the Gay

Gay Bars’ Ban on Russian Vodka Is Going Global

 


 

Pope Watch

On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’

 


 

Bradley Manning Verdict

Bradley Manning has just been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau

Bradley Manning Trial Court Sketch 1

Bradley Manning Trial Court Sketch 2

Bradley Manning verdict to be announced on Tuesday

Defense Motion for Reconsideration and for Mistrial – dated July 24, 2013

Defense Renewed Motion for Mistrial

Manning a whistleblower, not a traitor, defense concludes

Manning Judge Alters Charges to Assist Gov’t Ahead of Verdict

Manning Protesters take on Fort McNair

Military judge set to rule in Bradley Manning case

Tension Between Journalists, Army Continues At Bradley Manning Trial

 


 

World Order

World Order – Official Site

World Order @ Amazon

World Order @ Facebook

World Order @ Google Plus

World Order @ Wikipedia

 


 

Nintendo Wii U

Wii U no longer being stocked by UK retailer Asda

 


 

UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop

The former police lieutenant who became the target of worldwide ire after dousing Occupy UC Davis protesters with pepper spray, John Pike, is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming psychiatric injury caused by the incident

UC Davis ‘pepper spray cop’ seeks workers comp for ‘psychiatric injuries’

 


 

WTF: Wind Turbine Mystery

UFO Destroys Wind Turbine: Still A Mystery

 


 

Varg Virkenes Arrested Under Terrorism Accusations

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

Terrorism in France, part I

Terrorism in France, part II

Terrorism in France, part III

VARG VIKERNES And Wife Released From Custody

War in Europe: Part I – Cui bono?

 


 

The Return of Monster Magnet

MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Album! Confirm First North American Tour in Over 10 Years! Debut New Song

Monster Magnet – The Duke (of Supernature)

New MONSTER MAGNET Album ‘Last Patrol’ Due Oct. 15; Track Premiere

 


 

Australian Media Prices

Australian IT Pricing Inquiry Concludes High Games Prices Can’t be Justified

 


 

EVE Online

A single mistake started the largest space battle EVE Online has ever seen

 


 

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]

Trendeplete

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 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.

 


 

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

Chirinuruwowaka – Official Site

Chirinuruwowaka @ Amazon

Chirinuruwowaka @ Last.fm

Chirinuruwowaka @ Facebook

Chirinuruwowaka @ Wikipedia

 


 

Explosions

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]