Day: 07/05/2014

Vote Southend 2014: what does a vote for the Lib Dems get you?


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Voting day is almost upon us, and the date to remember for the local elections across England is 22nd May. In Southend-on-Sea, there is everything to play for. For the first time in many years, control of the council hangs in the balance. In 2014, your vote counts more than ever to shape the future direction of the town. The main parties pitching their platforms are the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, the Independents, UKIP, and of course Labour.

So what are the Liberal Democrats offering the voters of Southend in 2014?

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Heresy of the Week – Data was the point of Star Trek: The Next Generation


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

“Star Trek: The Next Generation had a cast of strong characters, but the strongest, and most meaningful, of all was the android longing to be human, called Data.

Read on…