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Posts on 06/25/16

Thoughts on a Post-Brexit EU: Politics and Security

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 06/25/16 6:49 am) Brexit could be an opportunity for Europe, and for the European Union. Unfortunately, it would require the kind of bold leadership which seems to be lacking. If such leaders existed, ...

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Sant Joan, Golf, Sobrassada

(Enrique Torner, USA, 06/25/16 5:33 am) It was fun to read Henry Levin's post on the "Festa de Sant Joan" in Vilassar de Mar, because I spent over 20 years of my youth in "el Maresme," where my parents had a summer h ...

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Brexit and the Economy; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 06/25/16 4:53 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Oh, I was wrong on Brexit; I guess I could blame the bookies, but no, I take full responsibility for my prediction. But fortunately, in the week prec ...

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Thoughts on Brexit Victory, Boris Johnson

(Massoud Malek, USA, 06/25/16 4:29 am) The European Economic Community (EEC) was created in 1957 with six members: Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg (BENELUX), France, Italy, and West Germany. In 1961, General de Gaulle saw Brit ...

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Posts on 06/24/16

Sen. Sherrod Brown

(Robert Whealey, USA, 06/24/16 3:26 pm) John E mentioned Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown as a possible VP pick for Hillary Clinton.  I have no idea what kind of name Sherrod is, but I have met him a half dozen times. I first met Br ...

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The Day After: Who Will Replace Cameron?

(Nigel Jones, UK, 06/24/16 1:21 pm) John Heelan (24 June) is quite wrong about who will succeed Cameron. I will wager John any sum he cares to name that Boris Johnson will replace his old Etonian, old Oxonian rival as Prime Minister by ...

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Brexit Vote by Age and Region

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 06/24/16 8:25 am) I am sorry that Brexit succeeded yesterday. As for the objective economic impact that is being felt already, in the long term I do not believe the result is good for Great Britain or the EU. How ...

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Are We Better Off Today?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/24/16 8:06 am) I thank Timothy Brown (22 June) for his reply to my post. It is indeed quite impressive that scientists and the health care industry have been able to raise the life expectancy so significantly. Of ...

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Thoughts on Brexit Victory

(John Heelan, UK, 06/24/16 7:19 am) What has been encouraging about the Brexit Referendum has been the record turnout of voters (74%), far better than previous general and other elections. PM Cameron has bought himself some ...

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Festa de Sant Joan

(Henry Levin, USA, 06/24/16 5:30 am) t is the time of the Festa de Sant Joan in Catalunya, in the town of Vilassar de Mar (a bit north of Barcelona on the Maresme--pronounced Maresma). This takes place from 23-27 June an ...

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