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The Medusa Effect

The Medusa EffectBlendover Episode Forty Eight:

While the US goes through shutdowns, chasedowns, shootouts, and burn-ups, we turn to Russia, and look at the impact to adoptions to Sweden due to Putin’s new laws that are not-so-friendly to the LGBT community. We glance at the creepy Tanzanian lake that turns animals to stone (or rather, calcifies their remains). We have Star Wars news, and look at the test boxes that Valve are sending out…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Putin and The Gay
  • Lake Natron
  • Hate Dept.
  • Star Wars
  • Valve Steam Machine
  • Xi3 Piston Console

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.

 


 

Putin and The Gay

Russia halts adoptions to Sweden over gay nuptials

 


 

Lake Natron

Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone

Lake That Turns Animals to Stone? Not Quite

 


 

Hate Dept.

Hate Dept. – Official Site

Hate Dept. @ Bandcamp

Hate Dept. @ Amazon

Hate Dept. @ Last.fm

Hate Dept. @ SoundCloud

Hate Dept. @ Facebook

Hate Dept. @ MySpace

Hate Dept. @ Wikipedia

 


 

Star Wars

The Empire Film Podcast #81: James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan – October 4, 2013

Saoirse Ronan Used A Lightsaber In Her Star Wars Episode VII Audition

 


 

Valve Steam Machine

Valve unveils prototype Steam Box specs

 


 

Xi3 Piston Console

Buyer Beware: The Piston PC Console Isn’t Remotely As Powerful As Xi3 Wants You To Believe

Xi3 Piston Console launches November 29 in US

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Amanda Jones” by Hate Dept. from the album New Ghost
  • Last Caress” by Misfits from the album Collection II

 


 

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]