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…in plain sight…

…in plain sight…Blendover Episode Eighty Four:

Caers Mane returns and we pick up our last conversation on inequality – this time with particular reference to the USA. We follow up on the murder of Australian Chris Lane in Duncan, OK, and then discuss why CVS will stop selling cigarettes. Later, we catch up on Pussy Riot, as the band conveniently hit the stage in the US while Sochi is on – & we discuss the latest Star Wars news.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • The Christopher Lane Murder in Duncan, OK
  • CVS and Cigarettes
  • Inequality
  • Brain Forest
  • Pussy Riot
  • Star Wars
  • Asobi Seksu

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

Corey Koehler – Official Site

Little Blue Penguin Crafts

 


 

The Christopher Lane Murder in Duncan, OK

One of Three Suspects in Chris Lane Murder Case Takes Plea Deal

 


 

CVS and Cigarettes

So Long, Cigs: Michelle Obama Praises CVS For Pulling Tobacco

 


 

Inequality

Family Values? US Has The World’s Least Flexible Workplaces

 


 

Brain Forest

Brain Forest @ Amazon

Brain Forest – Official Blog

Brain Forest @ Facebook

Brain Forest @ ReverbNation

Brain Forest @ Twitter

 


 

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot “freedom is something we have to fight for everyday”…

Pussy Riot to Colbert: Putin’s Just a ‘Shirtless Man on a Horse’

Pussy Riot wants Americans ‘to keep their eyes open’

Those Two Pussy Riot Women? They’re Not Actually in the Band Anymore

 


 

Star Wars

Star Wars Rebels to Launch This Summer with Disney Channel Movie

Gary Oldman in Talks for Star Wars: Episode VII?

 


 

Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu @ BandCamp

Asobi Seksu @ Amazon

Asobi Seksu @ Facebook

Asobi Seksu @ Last.fm

Asobi Seksu @ MySpace

Asobi Seksu @ Tumblr

Asobi Seksu @ Twitter

Asobi Seksu @ Wikipedia

Asobi Seksu @ YouTube

 


 

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
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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]

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]

Verdictless

VerdictlessBlendover Episode Twenty Eight:

We know. We’re tired of the overcoverage of the Zimmerman thing too. So for this week’s Blendover, we decided to shake it up a bit: We briefly touch on NSA drama, but follow up our Mandela Watch, while Microsoft reorganizes in light of criticisms. As promised we follow-up on the Lac-Mégantic Derailment and Explosion in Canada. Blendover is happily “verdictless” this week, and we hope you come along for the ride.

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Topics Discussed:

  • The NSA Snowden Drama
  • Mandela
  • Microsoft
  • Boston Strangler
  • Radiohead vs. Spotify
  • Explosions and Connections
  • American Dog
  • Gay Marriage
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Ban Black
  • As I Lie Dying – Tim Lambesis Case
  • Doctor Who
  • Gay Bans In Russia

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.

 


 

The NSA Snowden Drama

Before Edward Snowden: “Sexual deviates” and the NSA – When the last major defection hit the NSA, the government smeared the leakers as gay. New documents show they lied…

Edward Snowden emerges, wants asylum in Russia

Foto Forensics comparison

Glenn Greenwald Explains Edward Snowden’s Doomsday Insurance If He’s Captured Or Killed

Snowden is more distraction than traitor – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is being used to distract Americans from the truth behind spying allegations

Snowden’s third week in Moscow airport

TIL Obama accidentally wrote “NSA” instead of “NASA” on a trillion dollar check and didn’t realize his mistake until Edward Snowden pointed it out to him over a year later

Venezuela offers Snowden asylum

Why is Snowden still trapped?

 


 

Mandela

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Desmond Tutu urges Nelson Mandela’s family to end feud

I learned that courage was not the absence…

Mandela very much alive, grandson says

Morgan Freeman in support of Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela in a ‘vegetative state’

Nelson Mandela Life Support Shut Down as Respected Humanitarian Dies Age 94?

Nelson Mandela on life support, court documents show

Nonstop Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Pledge for Mandela Day

South African government denies Mandela is ‘vegetative’

 


 

Microsoft

IGN News : Xbox One Cracks Down On Cheaters and Trash Talkers

Microsoft is pitching the Xbox One as a business product, says it’s an affordable option for small businesses that need a video conferencing and networking platform

Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch Xbox 360 games

New XBOX ONE’S ANTI-TROLL REPUTATION SYSTEM Details

“One Microsoft”: Ballmer Finally Announces “Far-Reaching Realignment”

Why Microsoft’s Reorganization Is Not About Technology

Why We Can No Longer Trust Microsoft. If the NSA is spying on Microsoft products, why would anyone want to use them (especially European/foreign governments)?

Xbox One will be capable of scanning QR codes with its Kinect sensor

Xbox removing Microsoft points

 


 

Boston Strangler

Albert DeSalvo, The Boston Strangler, is in the news for a possible DNA match linking last victim

Body of alleged Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, to be exhumed for DNA tests

Boston Strangler Case Solved 50 Years Later

DNA test links Boston Strangler suspect to last victim

Wikipedia: Boston Strangler

 


 

Radiohead vs. Spotify

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich pull their music from Spotify, criticize its business model

Thom Yorke pulls albums from Spotify

 


 

Explosions

Canadian authorities have found evidence that a train that crashed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, was tampered with

Canadian Pacific is a customer of ENSCO

Dakota Plains is partnered with Canadian Pacific

Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

Freight train carrying oil derails

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

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

Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble

Railway chairman speaks in Lac-Mégantic, blames employee for crash

Second Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Several

Seven more Lac-Megantic victims ID’d as death toll hits 28

West officials sue plant owner over fertilizer blast

Wikipedia: Lac-Mégantic derailment

Wikipedia: Richmond Hill explosion

 


 

American Dog

American Dog – Official Site

American Dog @ Amazon

American Dog @ cdbaby

American Dog @ Reverbnation

American Dog @ Facebook

American Dog @ MySpace

American Dog @ Twitter

 


 

Putin and the Gay

Putin Signs Anti-Gay Measures Into Law

Reykjavik mayor proposes cutting ties with Moscow over gay law

 


 

Gay Marriage

Gay marriage clears the House of Lords

 


 

Abercrombie & Fitch Ban Black

Black Isn’t Always In: Abercrombie & Fitch is Banning Black Clothing

 


 

Doctor Who

Ben Daniels new favourite to take over from Matt Smith in Doctor Who after Rory Kinnear rules himself out

David Bradley IS William Hartnell – the First Doctor

Doctor Who: John Hurt character identity confirmed?

Fan Made Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Trailer

National Media Museum issues call to Doctor Who fans

Steven Moffat Gives ‘Doctor Who’ Casting Update; Season 8 in Summer 2014

 


 

As I Lie Dying – Tim Lambesis Case

Online post on Tumblr for Tim Lambesis taken down: Rocker accused of hiring hit man to kill wife

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Just Like Charlie Sheen” by American Dog from the album Poison Smile

 


 

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]

PyroCanadia

PyroCanadiaBlendover Episode Twenty Seven:

While the mainstream media continues their Snowden sensationalism, Blendover instead turns to Canada, where there are major suspicions and questions over two major events there: the arrest of a couple accused of a terror plot in Victoria, and the derailment and explosion of an oil tanker train in Quebec. Both incidents are not getting the investigative coverage they should be getting, so we look into them in depth…

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Topics Discussed:

  • The NSA Snowden Drama
  • Wimbledon
  • Liberator
  • Canada Day Terror Plot
  • Lac-Mégantic Derailment and Explosion
  • Explosions and Connections
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Putin Gay Adoption Ban
  • Moors Murders
  • Claremont Serial Killer
  • Doctor Who
  • Xbox One
  • Man Of Steel

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.

 


 

The NSA Snowden Drama

Australian government to assess PRISM impact

Before Edward Snowden: “Sexual deviates” and the NSA – When the last major defection hit the NSA, the government smeared the leakers as gay. New documents show they lied…

Edward Snowden: US surveillance ‘not something I’m willing to live under’

NSA, European intelligence agencies work closely together

Snowden is more distraction than traitor – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is being used to distract Americans from the truth behind spying allegations

Snowden reveals Australia’s links to US spy web

Snowden’s third week in Moscow airport

Venezuela offers Snowden asylum

 


 

Wimbledon

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon

Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon

Andy Murray deserves knighthood after Wimbledon – David Cameron

Wikipedia: Andy Murray

 


 

Liberator

Black Mask Studios

Comic Review: Liberator #1

TFAW: Liberator #1 (of 4)

 


 

Canada Day Terror Plot

Accused terror suspect struggled with mental health, former friends say

Amanda Korody, John Nuttall: Mixed Reports of Canada Day Terror Suspects

Anyone else a little pissed off that the media keeps reminding everyone that the Victoria terrorism conspirator was a fan of “death metal?”

Canada Day plot suspects’ friends mystified by allegations

Canada Day Pressure Cooker Bomb Plot Straight Out Of FBI Field Guide To Drug Addict Terror Patsy’s

Canada Day terror plot investigation mirrors previous Canadian operations

Canadian Police Stop Pressure Cooker Bomb Plot “Similar To The Bombs At The Boston Marathon”

Canada’s Terrorist Takedown

Concerns About How Much Canadian “Police ENABLED” Canada Day Pressure Cooker Bomb Plotters

How Canada Day terror suspect ‘with little sense of morals’ went from talented punk guitarist to alleged jihadist

IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody: What we know about accused in terror plot

Surrey couple accused of Canada Day terror plot to have their day in court

Terror Plot Foiled in Canada

Two charged in BC terror plot: Amanda Marie Korody and John Stewart Nuttall

 


 

Lac-Mégantic Derailment and Explosion

Brakes had been disabled in fatal oil train crash

Freight train carrying oil derails

Huge explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The city literally on fire.

Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble

Wikipedia: Lac-Mégantic derailment

 


 

Explosions

After West explosion, Texas may compile public database of hazardous chemical sites

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

New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment

Second Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Several

Three injured in fuel barge explosion in Mobile River near Austal

West officials sue plant owner over fertilizer blast

Wikipedia: Boston Marathon bombings

Wikipedia: Richmond Hill explosion

Wikipedia: West Fertilizer Company explosion

 


 

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson – Official Site

Marilyn Manson @ Amazon

Marilyn Manson @ Last.fm

Marilyn Manson @ Facebook

Marilyn Manson @ MySpace

Marilyn Manson @ Twitter

Marilyn Manson @ Wikipedia

 


 

Putin Gay Adoption Ban

Putin Gay Adoption Ban Signed Into Law

Putin Signs Anti-Gay Measures Into Law

Russia Bans Foreign Gay Couples From Adopting to Protect Children

 


 

Moors Murders

Ian Brady and his existential experiences

‘Keep that tube up Ian Brady’s nose, fill it with gasoline,’ says victim’s stepfather

Moors Murderer Ian Brady appears at mental health tribunal

Moors murderer Ian Brady ‘only comes out of his room at night’

Moors murders were ‘recreational killing’

Similar Case: The Moorhouse Murders by David and Catherine Birnie

 


 

Claremont Serial Killer

Carpenter seeks briefing on Claremont video

Crime Investigation Australia: Hunt For A Killer – The Claremont Murders

Cypher and Cryptography used by CSK

Did this man kill first victims in Australia?

Is A Serial Killer Posting Comments About A Murder Investigation On An Australian Crime Blog?

Julie Cutler

Julie Leanne Cutler

Police clear blogger as killer

Police fear Dixie has murdered before

Sarah McMahan is missing

Violent attacker is suspect in murders

Wikipedia: Claremont serial murders

Wikipedia: Murder of Sally Anne Bowman

 


 

Doctor Who

Comic Review: Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #6

Doctor Who: John Hurt character identity confirmed?

Doctor Who: BBC releases cryptic Tom Baker video – watch

Fan Made Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Trailer

Mystery of “#thefourth” Teaser Exposed

National Media Museum issues call to Doctor Who fans

Will Doctor Who Have A Very Special Surprise For Us In November?

 


 

Xbox One

Conan O’Brien visits E3 to check out PS4 and Xbox One

IGN News : Xbox One Cracks Down On Cheaters and Trash Talkers

Microsoft Japan: Launching Xbox One as is ‘would be difficult’

Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch Xbox 360 games

Microsoft threw out its only good idea with the Xbox One DRM policy reversal

Microsoft’s Xbox One reputation system is built to make trolls play with trolls

New XBOX ONE’S ANTI-TROLL REPUTATION SYSTEM Details

Xbox 180: Microsoft Fully Reverses Xbox One’s DRM Policies

Xbox One will be capable of scanning QR codes with its Kinect sensor

Zynga Hires Xbox Boss to Initiate Turnaround

 


 

Man Of Steel

Dear Zack Snyder, who signed off on this ship design in Man of Steel?

‘I’d give the tights another go’ Russell Crowe says he’s up for a Man of Steel prequel

 


 

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]