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  1. I operate a small academy in Utah, but I may relocate to the NY area. I am therefore seeking info on Objectivists who might be operating private schools in the Manhattan area. I am on youtube as MrCropper and cropperb. My website is http://www.cropperlyceum.com
  2. Cropper Lyceum, St George, Utah We hope to open for business this fall, August 1st or September 1st. You can see a lot of short videos about the school and my views on education, and other stuff, at youtube, where I am registered as cropperb... http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=cropperb My school will be a private, non-accredited day school for kids 4 to 14 years of age, but I will accept no children older than 5 (maybe 6) for the first year of operation. I have no religious affiliation. I am planning to give a talk in the St George area on the approach my school will take to
  3. We don't have to make the bomb - we have thousands of them stockpiled, and I mean thousands. Also, I know people who live in Manhattan, and I don't want them dead. I know people who live in Israel, and I don't want them dead. Screw people who are putting up with the regime in Iran - they deserve to die and can't complain when self-defensive American bombs begin to rain down. And if they're freedom-fighters, trying to topple the Iranina regime, then they certainly wouldn't blame us for defending ourselves against their corrupt government (and culture). Brandon
  4. 12-9-06 The following letter has been “smuggled” by unspecified means by an undercover Muslim who must remain anonymous for his safety. It has been translated to English for your reading. The last several paragraphs are the most revealing, but the entire tone of the letter, with all the hate and violence, is obvious. The letter is followed by a brief commentary from a concerned patriot. A Muslim Criticizes Christmas By A. Nona Muss Praise be to Allah. There is a movie for children with the subject of a reindeer with a red nose which can lead Santa’s sleigh through dangerous fog
  5. I think the problem here is that Vladimir and hunterrose are uninformed about the nature and actions of the Iranian Regime. Think of the Kremlin 40 years ago, training commi-busy-bodies and sendning them all over the world. Let's say some of those busy-bodies were sent to America to hijack airplanes and fly them into our buildings. We would rightly consider it an attack from Moscow. Iran trains terrorists and pays large sums to other governments so they can do the same. I know the media isn't talking much about it, but Ted Koppel recently had a special air on Discovery Channel called "Ir
  6. Hellooooo!!! We don't have time to wait for a "revolution"! We have to defend ourselves. Tehran is the Fatherland of terrorism, 19 of the 21 highjackers were Saudia Arabians. The purpose of the existence of Iran's government is the destruction of America. The purpose of the existence of our nukes is the destruction of threats to our lives. Iran threatens our lives. Nuke Iran. Do we need another Pearl Harbor? Was 9/11 bad enough? Brandon
  7. We have to do it in self defence. 9/11 illustrates that. Note that we had already won WWII in five years, yet five years after 9/11 where are we? The Fatherland of Terrorism is about to get nukes, and North Korea recently tested them. And why sacrifice the lives of American soldiers in a ground war like in Iraq and Germany? (Of course we beat Germany before we even had the nuke - or I'm sure we would have used it.) Search YouTube for violent Islam and spend an hour perusing. You'll find plenty of evidence. Brandon
  8. I say we owe it to the victims of 9/11. We should have done it five years ago! Five reason, go ahead. Brandon
  9. Hemingway used rather short sentences generally. Or is that what you meant? Immanuel Kant would be a better example. With his cr*p its better to scan to the end of a sentence and observe the punctuaton, even if its just to catch your breath. !And OBSERVE: !you are all continuing to use smileys at the end of the sentences Brandon.
  10. (Just so you know, Rene Descartes is the philosopher who said "I think, therefore I am." In Latin, cogito ergo sum.) Descartes walks into a bar, orders a beer, and drinks it. Bartender comes around: "Another beer, sir?" Descartes: "I think not." And **poof** he disapeared, vanished, was no more. cropperb
  11. Yeah, its free. I have close to three hours of video posted and I'm not paying anything, except I get to look at their advertising all the time. I just wanted to post this link to let everyone know that Sharia Law is already established in Britain, independent of the legal system, as an "alternative" system of courts. America next? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...9/nsharia29.xml cropperb
  12. The link above takes you to my "channel" on youtube, where there is a lot more than the video on North Korea. Did you browse my other available videos? I have several of my own poems, recommended reading lists, anecdotes about the uneducated nature of people today, and so on. Perhaps you weren't too familiar with Youtube? Here's a direct link to the above poem, read aloud by myself: cropperb
  13. On the subject of Islam... The Muslims Are Right A poem by Brandon Cropper 11-25-06 http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=cropperb The Muslims are right, Just examine their ways And you’ll see that they’re properly frightened; The Muslims see clearly the threats to their culture, For the West is a culture Enlightened. While they tout religion and dogma and prayer, And their youth memorize the Koran, The West has its science and reason and freedom, And the sovereign rights of man. Islam preaches faith and belief - The oldest saw in all history. The West created the hypoth
  14. The Muslims Are Right A poem by Brandon Cropper 11-25-06 [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=cropperb The Muslims are right, Just examine their ways And you’ll see that they’re properly frightened; The Muslims see clearly the threats to their culture, For the West is a culture Enlightened. While they tout religion and dogma and prayer, And their youth memorize the Koran, The West has its science and reason and freedom, And the sovereign rights of man. Islam preaches faith and belief - The oldest saw in all history. The West created the hypoth
  15. The Muslims Are Right A poem by Brandon Cropper 11-25-06 The Muslims are right, Just examine their ways And you’ll see that they’re properly frightened; The Muslims see clearly the threats to their culture, For the West is a culture Enlightened. While they tout religion and dogma and prayer, And their youth memorize the Koran, The West has its science and reason and freedom, And the sovereign rights of man. Islam preaches faith and belief - The oldest saw in all history. The West created the hypothesis, And our science reveals every mystery. Islam offers the altruist
  16. I was born and raised in Utah, not that that is a relevant concern, but my whole family minus one brother (two brothers, two sisters, mom, dad, 12 nieces and nephews, and I don't know how many cousins, aunts and uncles. Not that that is material either). Here is what IS relevant: I've lived in Connecticut for the last 5 years. I HATE the liberal-leftist-communist atmosphere here (the argument is isn't "should we socialize medicine?", the argument is "when should we do it and according to who's plan?"). I hate the extremely racist blacks and (most of the) Puerto-Ricans (every good black
  17. He is pretty tuff, but when I have proved a point, such as the arbitrary is neither true nor false, he totally evades and goes into long, flowing "defintions" of personnal interpretations of definitions . But he's committed. It doesn't bother him that he apperently doesn't understand 90% of what I say (or he would agree, right?) because he keeps on going. And going..... I'm n ot sure I want to move there after all . But I'm sure I can find a dozen rational parents in a city of nearly 100,000. Mormons or not... Brandon
  18. Kendall, If you look closely at the dates and times of my posts, you'll see they ALL took place in about three or five feverish days. I am no longer activly arguing (if that's the word for hitting your head against a deaf brick wall ) with them. However, I continue to scandalize them by posting excerpts from TIA Daily and such... They are active in St George, and I'm moving to St George to start my school, so its one way of getting the word out, but I absolutely need to make my primary efforts elswhere. It is not a gathering of rational people, as I origianlly thought it was. Bran
  19. Thursday, November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Day “To Muslims: This is America” By Brandon Cropper We’ve put away our kings for good, I hope that’s where they stay. Our rulers serve for eight years max. And they’re quite poorly paid. No more men on thrones of gold Taken from the people’s hides. No more grandstand second-handers Claiming some god’s pride. We’ve dethroned the Pope as well, And separated church and state; Religions heard the first death knell; Mankind has a new clean slate. We have found a new god now - Its logic, wealth, the dollar sign, Freedom, rights a
  20. I posted the question "Is this forum predominantly Mormon," and it seems that, while most are from Utah, Mormonism is perhaps the plurality (biggest single group) but mot even so much as the majority. I will say this about the Mormon religion: it was started by a young man named Josph Smith in about the 1830's, in upstate New York. If you're familiar with the several waves of religion that swept over America in the 1800's, you'll recognize the birth of the Mormon Church as being part of one of these religious revivals, otherwise known as the "Great Awakenings." Mormonism is unique in bei
  21. That's what's so exciting: this is like the Catholic church publishing Gallileo instead of putting him under house arrest, as they did. Brandon
  22. And get this bit, found in the post "My 2 Cents Worth": "In the end of Atlas Shrugged, there were a group of the Producers that came to John Galt's rescue. They did so even at the risk of their own lives, because they deemed it in their self-interest. To me it became apparent that each of them had a love for John Galt, and he for them.. Quote: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." That last line is a quote from the bible. Now I've seen it all: John Galt equated with Jesus, Rearden, Dagny, Franscisco, et al equated with the disc
  23. Kinda like laughing at a bad car wreck.... its in bad taste. Don't worry, I'm moving there to open a private academy. The next generation hopefully won't be so clueless. Did you see some of the stuff they said about evolution? Here's a reply when I posted Carl Sagan's (?) metaphor of the history of earth in 24 hours. ".........It's like taking a disorganized pile of Home Depot materials and leaving them there for milenia which eventually spontaneously (not instantaniously) created an extremely ordered and well built house with indoor plumbing and forced air HVAC. But, what first happe
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