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Bob Barboza

CEO and Founder Kids Talk Radio, Kids Talk Radio

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What would it take to create the worlds most perfect island? The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.

Teachers and students from around the world are collaborating to build the worlds most perfect island. We are call our project "The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project." Our work is based on the real island of Santa Luzia, Cabo Verde. This island is uninhabited. It is perfect for our global distance learning project. Most of our students are in high school. We are open to letting younger students participate. We just recently returned from the Cabo Verde Islands and spoke with the president, teachers, business leaders, and students. We are all in agreement and the project is now underway. We need your help. What would we have to do to create the worlds most perfect island? How would we even get started. What should we use for energy? How can we turn salt water into fresh water? How will we feed each other? How will we create jobs? Can different people from around the world get along with each other? What types of government will we create for each other? Is it possible to create an island off the West Coast of Africa where people can live in peace? You can follow the work that we have completed by visiting http://www.KidsTalkRadioUSA.com.

Side Notes:

This virtual international global learning project was started in the USA by educator Bob Barboza and his team at Super School University. Bob spoke the idea of "The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project," at the International V Congresso on the Cabo Verde Island of Sao Vincente. Bob was then asked to present the idea to First Lady and President Pedro Pires of the Cabo Verde Islands. The US group then returned home to the US to start the project. When the project is complete Kids Talk Radio, Super School Teen TV, Super School Press and Youth World News will send a special audio and video podcasts to President Obama's "Race To The Top " education advisory team.

This project integrates Obama's STEM Program of studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We need your fresh idea?


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  • May 12 2011: We need more fresh ideas is right. Unfortunately, fresh ideas come at a cost of being ridiculed or worse black balled by the very people who stand to gain the most.

    With that said I will offer a fresh idea that is backed by many years of study, a working prototype and independent verification. Yet with all this is still called impossible by the established science community.

    The fresh idea is that the universe is full of energy, not a void as now taught. And that this energy can be and has been tapped to produce safe clean unlimited energy for our world. So if we are to create the perfect island then it should have the perfect energy supply systems.

    I just spoke in person with the PhD chemist who independent verified the reality of an engine that was producing 107 hp at 800 rpms with no fuel, no intake, no exhaust, no heat and no other source to create the power it was producing other than that it was converting energy from the universe. He and the inventor truly did not know why the engine worked it just did. Because of a lack of a model that answered the question of how could this be possible the engine has set for over 30 years after the inventor died suddenly.

    I have come to the knowledge of why this engine works from a need to understand and teach students how to build self replicating robots. Robots that can take the dirt they sit on and convert it into the parts necessary to make copies of themselves. I need to understand the physics of matter in order to make this conversion. In my studies I came across the idea of matter is made of waves in the ocean we call the universe. At first this seemed to good to be true. However, after many years of research I have come to understand that the wave model best fits the true nature of the universe and explains how it all works. Including how and why this impossible engine is real.

    You truly cannot put new wine into old bottles. This perfect island project may be our only opportunity to bring about change.
    • May 16 2011: Why don't you donate one of those engines and some of those robots. I wasn't aware they existed. Heck I'll buy one of your engines if you can prove it works and I'm allowed to build more. I have high standards for proof though.

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