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Alan Musnikow
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The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the French national electric corporation, EDF.
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Outrageous, but not as bad as their sloppy arithmetic indicates.
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86.4 workdays is bad, but not as bad as the incorrect 208.

(100-64)*(48*5)/100 = 86.4 workdays assuming 48 full work weeks per year, i.e., 4 weeks of holidays and vacations per year.
The sad fact is that women still experience wage discrimination every day, with moms and women of color experiencing the most extreme discrimination and wage hits.
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John Bolton is endorsing the unauthorized lyrics of the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann:"
   Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran.

The original lyrics are at http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beach+boys/barbara+ann_20013663.html.
John Bolton told Greta tonight that the only way to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons is to use military force, and points out that even though Obama has said that's on the table, he never mea...
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Perhaps too optimistic:

"Israel and the U.S. face some of the most serious cyber assailants in the world, said Daniel Garrie, executive managing partner of cyber-consulting firm Law & Forensics in New York. That forces them to be ‘‘light years ahead’’ in prevention."
A nationwide effort is making Israel one of the most hack-proof countries in the world.
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"[T]he diplomatic option structured by the Obama team — if properly implemented and augmented by muscular diplomacy — serves core American interests better than any options I hear coming from the deal’s critics: It prevents Iran from producing the fissile material to break out with a nuclear weapon for 15 years and creates a context that could empower the more pragmatic forces inside Iran over time — at the price of constraining, but not eliminating, Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and sanctions relief that will strengthen Tehran as a regional power."

I agree with the caveat, "if properly implemented and augmented by muscular diplomacy...."
I agree that the fair comparison is with "any options I hear coming from the deal’s critics...."
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Please note the past tense in The Wall Street Journal article.
 o  "There was a better alternative to his deal."
      - But they do not say there is better alternative.
 o  "[C]oercive diplomacy ... might have worked to get a better deal...."
     - But they do not say that it still might.
 o "Mr. Obama could also have pressured Iran on other fronts...."
     - But they do not say that anyone could do that now.
 o "The President removed that credible threat from Iran...."
     - But they do not say that anyone could establish a credible threat now.
There was a better alternative to President Obama’s nuclear deal. He never pursued it, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
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Until this is fixed I am glad that I have been half Luddite.

According to this article, although we have used OnStar for years, we are safe since we do not use the RemoteLink mobile app.
The OwnStar gadget can intercept mobile data in order to track and unlock your car without your knowledge or consent.
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"Shares of Glencore PLC ... hit their lowest point this week since the company went public in 2011."
One of the best sales Glencore management ever made was the initial public offering.
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"A new report shows the European countries that attracted the most venture capital in the recently-completed second quarter of 2015. Sweden tops the list....
Coming in second place is Israel.... Rounding out the top five countries were the United Kingdom, Germany and France."
Mega-investment in Spotify helped put Sweden over the edge.
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It was only 30 years ago when President Reagan thought the Taliban were the moral equivalents of America's founding fathers.
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For those interested in Great Neck or Iranians in the U.S.

"On July 7, the Long Island village of nearly 11,000 installed Pedram Bral MD, 45, as its mayor. Born in Iran, he's the first Iranian-born mayor in New York State. "
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  • Columbia Business School
    MBA, Systems Analysis, 1968 - 1970
  • Queens College of the City University of New York
    BA, Economics, 1964 - 1968
  • Francis Lewis High School
    Academic, 1961 - 1964
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Husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, friend, dimensional data warehouse, reporting, and analytical database developer, and MBA.
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Alan is an information technology consultant specializing in Infobright, dimensional data warehouses, and reporting and analytical databases. Before founding Musnikow Consulting, he worked on the data warehouses at Columbia University and its Medical Center. Prior to that he was:
  • Data Architect for the implementation of a research administration system at Columbia University.
  • Project Manager for Tyler Technologies' implementation of a property assessment administration system for Nassau County, NY.
  • Application Development Manager and Acting Co-manager of Information Technology for Glencore Ltd., a global commodity trading company with annual sales exceeding $8 billion.
  • Project Leader at the commodity trading subsidiary of Salomon Inc.
  • Designer of a product profit reporting data warehouse for Citibank USA.
  • Senior Manager of consulting for the international accounting firm Ernst & Whinney.
Alan has an MBA in Systems Analysis from the Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics, Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Queens College of the City University of New York.
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Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia MBA, and founding investor in Glencore
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Infobright, data warehouse, and reporting and analytical database consultant
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  • Musnikow Consulting
    Data warehouse consultant, 2009 - present
  • Columbia University Medical Center
    Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
    Senior Application System Developer and Consultant, 2005 - 2007
  • Tyler Technologies
    Project Manager – Systems, 2003 - 2005
  • Glencore Ltd.
    Application Development Manager and Consultant, 1991 - 2003
  • Philipp Brothers subsidiary of Salomon Inc.
    Project Leader and Consultant, 1985 - 1991
  • Medical Micro Systems
    Owner, 1985 - 1985
  • Ernst & Whinney
    Senior Manager, 1970 - 1985
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Great Neck, NY - Scarsdale, NY - White Plains, NY - Iselin, Woodbrige, NJ - Morningside Heights, NY, NY - Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY - Bronx, NY
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