Archive for June 2016

Happy Canada Day 2016 — for Canadians biggest Brexit impact may be Canadexit from King Charles III

Jun 30th, 2016 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Canadian Republic

TORONTO, CANADA. JUNE 30, 2016. Our local and regional stock markets are back,  and it is starting to seem that the Brexit crisis in the United Kingdom is not going to precipitate a global depression after all. It does nonetheless remain something of a bigger-than-expected political (and no doubt economic) disturbance in the UK itself. [...]



Big Brexit surprise in UK .. and what it may or may not mean for Donald Trump in USA

Jun 24th, 2016 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

TORONTO, CANADA. FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016. 12:30 AM. Both ITV and the BBC have now called the Brexit referendum for the Leave the European Union side, with approximately 52% of interested United Kingdom citizens voting Leave and 48% voting Remain. This is a great surprise for a great many people, and I am certainly one [...]



Last Canadian thoughts on UK Brexit : trying to remember Orwell’s “Toward European Unity” in 1947

Jun 21st, 2016 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED JUNE 22, 23 : scroll below for LFB’s VERY LAST-MINUTE THOUGHT. LUNCHTIME, JUNE 23]. It first became altogether clear to me that the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom across the seas this Thursday, June 23 was serious, when I met the UK uncle of a friend of my son, in Canada on business [...]



In the middle of June 2016 : we have to start trying to like Hillary .. and remember Horace on nil desperandum

Jun 11th, 2016 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

One feature of cruise ships is that (briefly but sometimes with a strange intensity) you get to know people you might not otherwise encounter in your more particular ordinary life. Late last month I met various citizens of the USA this way. And some of these encounters came back as I watched the results of [...]



Citizen X reports on Amsterdam, Bruges, and Berlin, Spring 2016 .. more to come later (well, maybe)

Jun 4th, 2016 | By Citizen X | Category: Countries of the World

As previously noted, the managing editor assigned me the task of reporting on the recent offshore conference, “Northern Europe (and Russia) in the spring of 2016” — from which everyone on the counterweights staff returned safe and sound, late last week. It is a task I have accepted in the past. But this year I [...]