Politics and its Discontents: More Threats, Thanks To Our Heedlessness

Out of sight, out of mind seems the attitude of far too many in today’s world; as the following amply demonstrates, such attitudes have far-reaching consequences: Unfortunately, closer to home, the situation is equally, if not more, grim: Recommend this Post

Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the Honey Bee Apocalypse

In the garden of a waterfront theatre not far from where I live, there is a little band of bees. They've been there for years, and time and the elements have taken their toll. Their colours have faded a little and some of their wings have fallen off. But they're still in better shape than ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Are Genetically Modified Crops Killing The Monarch Butterfly?

Indirectly, it seems: The vast majority of monarchs that arrive in Mexico grew up eating milkweed in the United States and Canada, according to Karen Oberhauser, professor at the University of Minnesota who has studied the monarch for more than 30 years, and is a leading scientist on this butterfly. “Numerous lines of evidence demonstrate ...

Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Horror and the Beauty

One of the worst things about living in Stephen Harper's monstrous Canada, is having to spend so much time writing about the crimes of the Con regime.The vile acts, the ugliness, the cruelty, the barbarism of that bestial cult that is slowly killing our country. Instead of being able to write about the more beautiful ...

Montreal Simon: The Apocalypse and the Monarch Tree

So I'm sitting on a bench down by the swan pond this evening, staring at the signs of The Apocalypse. Two little trees that have surrendered to the Canadian winter. Already. And I'm screaming at them, in my mind. How could you do this to me? How could you leave so soon? And wondering is ...