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The War on Encryption

The War on EncryptionBlendover Episode 154:

After the fallout of the Charlie Hebdo attack, political leaders are now pushing for the end of encryption on the internet – an end to YOUR privacy. The push is spreading across the globe, from the FBI in the USA, to David Cameron in the UK, and to new calls in the EU, the war on your privacy continues. Our Craniumelody artist this week is Vitalic.

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Topics Discussed:

  • The War on Encryption
  • Is Calcium Chloride Sterilization safe for Dogs? – Lawton, OK
  • Vitalic
  • Star Wars
  • Wyrmwood
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • WTF: Satan’s School Bus
  • WTF: In Dog We Trust
  • WTF: Walking Stormtrooper Down Under

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies and Terr Ciavarra, 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.

 


 

The War on Encryption

EFF Response to FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Encryption. “The FBI should not be in the business of trying to convince companies to offer LESS security to their customers. It should be doing just the opposite.”

EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys

FBI Director to citizens: Let us spy on you – Encryption will “lead all of us to a very dark place,” FBI director says

Obama Goes On Record Against Encryption, Says It Should Exist But He Should Be Able To Decrypt It

Spies should be able to monitor all online messaging, says David Cameron

 


 

Is Calcium Chloride Sterilization safe for Dogs? – Lawton, OK

City Manager BRIAN LONG HAS SUSPENDED THE USE OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE NEUTERING pending further investigation

EUTHANIZED at the Lawton Animal Shelter DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM INJECTION OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE

I have recieved a letter written by more than one concerned Lawton Animal Shelter employee…

It has been reported that a bassett hound in the Lawton city shelter was injected in the testicles with calcium chloride for the purpose of dissolving the testicles..

Neutering injection would cut expense

There is a small dog suffering at the Lawton Shelter RIGHT NOW and they will not release it to me, or the adopter TO GET APPROPRIATE VET CARE because it has complications from experimental calcium chloride neutering…

Too Many Dogs: A Simple Solution

 


 

Vitalic

Vitalic @ Amazon

Vitalic @ iTunes

Vitalic – Official Site

Vitalic @ Facebook

Vitalic @ Instagram

Vitalic @ Last.fm

Vitalic @ SoundCloud

Vitalic @ Twitter

Vitalic @ YouTube

 


 

Star Wars

Should George Lucas Be Involved In Future Star Wars Films?

 


 

Wyrmwood

Wyrmwood Trailer

IFC Midnight’s Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Coming to Select Theaters Feb. 13

WYRMWOOD – An Australian Zombie Film (Out 2014)

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

Dying Light: Millions view Cambridge zombie rooftop pursuit

Eastern Iowa ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ camp teaches real world survival skills

Wikipedia – REC 4: Apocalypse

Zombie Nativity scene defies order

 


 

WTF: Satan’s School Bus

Satan’s School Bus Makes Mom Mad As Hell

 


 

WTF: In Dog We Trust

IN DOG WE TRUST accidentally printed on Sheriff’s rugs

 


 

WTF: Walking Stormtrooper Down Under

Stormtrooper costume saves Australian man in battle with deadly brown snake

 


 

Recommended Listening:

  • One Above One” by Vitalic from the album Flashmob

 


 

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]

Clip Show #2

Clip Show #2Blendover Episode 149:

We look to the past, with our second clip show. We return to our accurate predictions on how the media began to define terrorism, & then our Trigger Warnings deconstruction from earlier this year. Later, we take a listen to clips from episodes of TARDISblend and Heavy Metal Historian. Clips in the show feature Dwayne DeFreitas, Rick Reid, Andy Sorcini, & Tom Cheredar.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Mass Shooting Events are now Terrorism
  • Trigger Warnings
  • Heavy Metal Historian: Thrash Metal
  • Doctor Who / TARDISblend

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 and Other Remarks

Get to the Damn Point

Jennifer Wieda @ Reddit

The Future of Thrash Metal

Media Nox

RIP R.A. Montgomery 1936-2014, founder of Choose Your Own Adventure

TARDISblend

The Drill Down

Tom Cheredar @ VentureBeat

Get to the Damn Point

 


 

Mass Shooting Events are now Terrorism

Police officer safety or surplus zeal: Military equipment spurs debate

Public Records for Pulaski County, Indiana

THIS IS AN UNMISTAKABLE ACT OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM!

U.S. Revives Domestic Terror Unit Amid Rise in Right-Wing Shootings

 


 

Trigger Warnings

9 Trigger Warnings for Hamlet

1990 KISS Interview: Paul and Gene Talk PMRC, and more

A Look at Resilience

A trigger warning is a spoiler alert for reality

Addictions: Identifying and Managing Triggers

Building Resilience in a Turbulent World

Bullying and Suicide Risk — Building Resilience

Geek Feminism Wiki: Trigger Warning

History of PTSD: World War I

How The Trigger Warning Took Over The Internet

How To Bully Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience

In Defense of Being Offensive: Jonathan Rauch on the New Threats to Free Thought

Know Your Meme: 2014 Tumblr – 4chan Raids

New Edition Of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Removes The N-Word

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD, Cutting, and Other Forms of Self-Injury

Recognize 4chan “raids” as internet crimes, and hold the participants responsible for their harmful actions

Stop 4chan Spamming

The Illusion of Safety / The Safety of Illusion

The trouble with trigger warnings

That all users of Tumblr be labelled as mentally handicapped landwhales

Treatment, Not Trigger Warnings

Trigger Happy

Trigger warnings on classic literature are one small step from book banning

We’ve gone too far with ‘trigger warnings’

What is a Trigger?

What’s Really Important About ‘Trigger Warnings’

Why I Stopped Rolling My Eyes at Trigger Warnings

Wikipedia: Trauma Trigger

 


 

Heavy Metal Historian

The Rise of Thrash Metal

 


 

Doctor Who / TARDISblend

TARDISblend 72: Deep Breath

 


 

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]

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]

The Return of the Blend

The Return of the BlendBlendover Episode 131:

Peter Egan guests as Blendover returns after a short break – and we come with big announcements! During the show, we return to Executive Order 12333 as a new NSA leaker points to it as a big problem, just as we had previously on Blendover. Later we look into the mysterious big cats lurking around places in the USA. We also look the latest Star Wars news, and then there’s that Meat Baby thing.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Executive Order 12333
  • Large Cats Spotted in USA
  • Kill Devil Hill
  • Chargeback Fraud
  • Star Wars
  • WTF: Meat Baby
  • WTF: India’s Toilet Race

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 and Other Remarks

August 4, 1914: Germany Invades Belgium

August 5, 1914: First shots of WWI fired – in Australia???

Dwayne DeFreitas @ Twitter

MH17 Misunderstandings

Mandella Day

Peter Egan @ Facebook

Peter Egan @ Twitter

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

poem435 @ Twitter

The Drill Down

 


 

Executive Order 12333

Executive Order 12333: Section 2.3

Latest Surveillance Whistleblower Unconcerned About Retaliation

New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution

NSA reformers dismayed after privacy board vindicates surveillance dragnet

State Department Section Chief Becomes NSA Whistleblower. ‘Democracy Threatening’

Wikipedia: Executive Order 12333

 


 

Large Cats Spotted in USA

California community stumped by mystery animal caught on videotape

This was caught on a camera trap in Bush, Louisiana

 


 

Kill Devil Hill

Kill Devil Hill @ Amazon

Kill Devil Hill @ iTunes

Kill Devil Hill – Official Site

Kill Devil Hill @ Facebook

Kill Devil Hill @ Instagram

Kill Devil Hill @ Last.fm

Kill Devil Hill @ Twitter

Kill Devil Hill @ Wikipedia

Kill Devil Hill @ YouTube

 


 

Chargeback Fraud

Wikipedia: Chargeback Fraud

 


 

Star Wars

Could Zack Snyder Be Directing Star Wars IX?

Star Wars Episode VII: Mark Hamill on Fantastic New Cast and Harrison Ford’s Injury

Star Wars Episode VIII director Rian Johnson on preparing for the sequel

Star Wars Rebels: Extended Trailer (Official)

What’s Up With Zack Snyder And Star Wars?

 


 

WTF: Meat Baby

Confused looking old lady was stopped by police while carrying this meat baby…

 


 

WTF: India’s Toilet Race

India’s Toilet Race Failing as Villages Don’t Use Them

 


 

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]

Metallic on the Fourth of July

Metallic on the Fourth of JulyBlendover Episode 126:

Recorded on 7/4, Peter Egan joins Blendover, where we discuss the NSA, as their oversight board has given the thumbs-up to sucking up all your data from the web, and then onto the case of illegal immigrants detained on military bases. Later, we move from patriotism to metal, where we find a Motorhead fan hospitalized for headbanging? Then we preview new tracks from two metal giants.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • NSA
  • Illegal Immigrants detained at US Military Bases
  • Riot
  • Headbanging
  • Overkill
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • WTF: White Sox
  • WTF: Oklahoma Politician Imposter?
  • Declaration of Independence
  • KISS
  • Team America: World Police

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

It’s not about abortion, nor is it about Birth Control pills

Peter Egan @ Facebook

Peter Egan @ Twitter

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

Rick Reid: Get To The Damn Point

Transformers: Age of Extinction Review

 


 

NSA

If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance

It’s considered legal because of Executive Order 12333

NSA permanently targets the privacy-conscious: Merely searching the web for the privacy-enhancing software tools outlined in the XKeyscore rules causes the NSA to mark and track the IP address of the person doing the search

NSA Targets the Privacy-Conscious for Surveillance

Privacy Watchdog Says NSA Spying Legal, Effective

Repeal Executive Order 12333

U.S. Privacy Panel Backs N.S.A.’s Internet Tapping

 


 

Illegal Immigrants detained at US Military Bases

Feds threaten Kit Daniels with prison over report on Illegal Immigration

Oklahoma lawmaker denied access to illegal immigrant holding facility in his own state

 


 

Riot

Riot – Riot

Riot Lyrics

Riot @ Amazon

Riot – Official Site

Riot @ Encyclopaedia Metallum

Riot @ Facebook

Riot @ Last.fm

Riot @ Wikipedia

 


 

Headbanging

Headbanging To Motorhead Causes Fan’s Brain To Bleed

 


 

Overkill

OVERKILL – Armorist (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

 


 

Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse “Sadistic Embodiment” (OFFICIAL)

CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release A Skeletal Domain In September (Updated w/New Song!)

 


 

WTF: White Sox

White Sox Gave Fans White Ponchos, Which Turned Into Pictures of People in White Hoods

 


 

WTF: Oklahoma Politician Imposter?

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double

Oklahoma Republican claims congressional opponent is dead, replaced with body double

 


 

US Declaration of Independence

Wikipedia: United States Declaration of Independence – Annotated Text of the engrossed Declaration

 


 

KISS

KISS @ Amazon

KISS – Official Site

KISS @ Facebook

KISS @ Twitter

KISS @ Wikipedia

KISS @ YouTube

 


 

Team America: World Police

Team America: World Police @ Amazon

Team America World Police: Music From The Motion Picture @ Amazon

Team America: World Police @ IMDb

Team America: World Police @ Wikipedia

KISS @ YouTube

 


 

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]