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  1. Hi Hector, please expand on " The deep state was behind Epstein's murder". I do not understand the term "the deep state". Sorry about my ignorance. Thanks.
  2. Referring to the above posting of " Poll: 89 Per Cent of UK Gen-Zers Say Their Lives Are “Meaningless " on 7 August 2019, I subsequently found an article on the same research reported by the Sun online on 1 August ( https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9637619/young-brits-life-lacks-purpose/ ). Since I had done an extensive research in the areas of social psychology, interpersonal trust and social networks , I have made the following comments for your review: Refer to the Sun's article: 89% of 16-29 year olds claiming their life lacks purpose or meaning This summarised conclusion in one headline is misleading. My then doctoral research supervisor in Oxford University would have rejected my write-up. He would have noted to me: what are the confounding variables? What is the sample size? Ah, if you have done a research survey before, you would have learned "confounding variables". Please read on. If you do not know this jargon, please stop reading. The Yakult survey purely wants to have a good piece of PR article. No problem on that. However, the person who approved the PR article must have no responsibility of anticipating possible psychological effects on young readers (age 16 to 29) to think that "I am alright to feel a lack of life purpose because I am part of the 89%". No wonder that there is a perception of English people being "lazy" as a culture. That is a perception by people living in Hong Kong, who are hard-working. This particular Yakult article will only reinforce English young people's low work ethic. If I had plenty of extra money (in the order of GBP 90,00), I would re-conduct the research, and will have different research findings.
  3. I recall clearly that President Trump made a comment in his tweet that Epstein's death is connected with Clinton. The above web link on "Clinton held private event on ....island" has confirmed my suspicion of Epstein being murdered instead of committing suicide. I am not suggesting that Clinton was involved in "murdering" Epstein since I am a nobody to make such a suggestion. Neither do I want to create troubles for Dr Bubb's threads. Bear in mind, members of the present website are all intelligent people, and are open-minded in exploring an alternative reasoning on Epstein's sudden death in his prison cell in which there were no materials in the cell could have facilitated his suicide on his own accord.
  4. UNDP renewable energy challenge - To win a contract at about Euro 13.5 million It was by accident that I found an UN renewable energy challenge when I was looking for employment in the renewable energy field. The challenge has been copied and pasted below. (It is actually from the UNDP = United Nations Development Programme Link: http://www.undp.org/...dp/en/home.html) The biggest challenge is on the cost per unit - no more than Euro 5,000 per family unit. The contract is for more than 3,000 families. The Challenge expects a discount after 50 units. Let's assume a discount at 10% after 50 units and the total family units are 3,000, I estimated that the total contract price is Euro 13.525 million. Is this financially viable? Welcome your comments. Personally, I do NOT think that the budget guideline at Euro 5,000 for the first 50 family units makes any commerical sense to me. Please read on... ---------------------- Enter the Challenge online: Source link: http://www.nesta.org...ures/undp_prize The attached word document shows the questions to be answered in the link above. Can you make a difference in the lives of people affected by war? The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is now issuing a challenge to find a renewable energy solution capable of providing off-grid power to cover the needs of an average war-returnee family in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995, more than one million out of 2.2 million persons displaced during the war have returned to reclaim their lives. For most of them, houses have been reconstructed and normal living conditions restored, but still more than 3,000 families in the most remote rural areas lack access to power. With the fast-declining funding for returnees, there is little hope that the grid will be extended to their villages; in most cases such an investment is not even economically justified. Life without electricity In 1995, 78-year old Milos Bosnjak's family - his son and daughter in law, with two grandsons - fled their homes and the carnage of war. While their house has been reconstructed, they still have no access to electricity. They cannot refrigerate their food or illuminate their home. They feel completely disconnected from the rest of the world. They own a cow, one calf and 163 sheep. But without electricity they cannot store and refrigerate milk, nor produce cheese to generate income. Milos' grandson, who is a big football fan, can't watch TV at home. He already dreams of living in the city, where he can watch his favourite champions league teams. Challenge description Design and develop a sustainable, cost-effective solution for a standalone, off-grid renewable energy supply that can produce an average of 1,25 kWh and 120 litres of hot-water a day, to cover the needs of an average returnee family in rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina that will not cost more than €5.000. Read the detailed description of the challenge The winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize. In addition, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina will pilot the winning solution in a rural area for up to 50 returnee families in 2013. Furthermore the winning solution might be replicated in other parts of the world to produce off-grid renewable energy for refugees and returnees. The market potential for the challenge prize winner is significant. Timeline Deadline for entry: 12pm, Wednesday 1 May, 2013 Contact short-listed: 12pm, Friday 31 May 2013 Confirmation of the winner: Summer 2013 <a name="entrycriteria" rel="nofollow"> Entry criteria The challenge is open to anyone (18+ age) who can engineer a complete solution, produce it in sufficient quantities and deliver it within the expected timelines The full requirements are described in a more detailed description of the challenge. Judging criteria Cost of the solution (all costs including manufacturing, delivering and installation of the system) To what extent does the energy produced meet the estimated needs of the average beneficiary family Average running costs for the end user Estimated maintenance costs for the end user Simplicity of installation, maintenance and usage; replication potential The quality of the instruction manual provided to the end user Potential for cost saving if applied as a community-based solution UNDP Sustainable Development Challenge Prize (Deadline 1 MAY 2013).doc