Jon Pear (a.k.a. NeuroAster)

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In Uncategorized on June 18, 2007 at 11:44 am

What kind of “democracy” has a “Pledge of Allegiance” to a symbol (such as a flag), a symbol that can be burned or “desecrated” in any way as a form of NON-violent peaceful protest? If a true democracy is going to have ANY kind of self-characterizing unison-chanted loyalty oath, shouldn’t it be an oath of loyalty to “freedom of opinion and expression” as a basic, fundamental, and inherent right of all citizens? How can there be “liberty and justice for all” when all children are being brainwashed into ritualistically Seig-heiling a visual symbol that may very well, at some point, be “desecrated” in effigy as a form of NON-violent peaceful protest?

What is true patriotism? Is true patriotism the love and concern for a decorated piece of cloth? Is true patriotism the love and concern for one’s fellow citizens, and the hope that there will truly be “liberty and justice for all”?

Does the Star-Spangled Banner still wave over a land that is TRULY free and brave?

neuroaster types again

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2007 at 12:32 pm

To what extent (if any) is there a meaningful distinction between “attention” and “distraction” ? Is it not fair to say that “attention” and “distraction” are both forms of neural activity? Why do we never speak of anyone as having an extensive “awareness distribution span” ?

Would it be less vindictive and more constructive to speak of a given mind as either “hunting” or “gathering” instead of either “focused” or “wandering” ? How many unrecognized insights and discoveries have been made by minds prematurely dismissed as “wandering” by the report-card-manufacturing-industry we call a quote “education system” unquote?

How long will we, as a society, preserve our habitual distinction between “neurologist” and “educator” ? When will we learn that the brain can only be effectively programmed (“educated”) by people who intimately understand the most fundamentally important differences between successful and unsuccessful neuro-linguistic programming? When was the last time a report-card educated you?

textjunk of neuroaster

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Did our species EVOLVE to sit on concrete and beg for nickels, dimes, and quarters, or did our species EVOLVE to hunt animals and gather fruit and vegetables? Which is easier and more convenient for a member of our species to do : (1) exactly what our species EVOLVED to, or (2) an activity that does NOT, in any way, shape, or form even remotely resemble what our species EVOLVED to do?

Just how “lazy” and “pathetic” is a member of our species who campaigns for peoples’ nickels, dimes, and quarters as relentlessly as a Machiavellian politician campaigns for votes? Can such a relentless campaign for peoples’ nickels, dimes, and quarters REALLY be an “easy” and “convenient” “path of least resistance”? How can it be such a ” “path of least resistance” when it is so UNnatural and perverse relative to the hunting and gathering our species EVOLVED to invest time and energy in?

Given the above, how constructive is it to assume that street-beggars are “lazy” “bums” with “no work-ethic”? How constructive is it to assume that the Get-A-Job Theory of Ending Poverty is THE Nobel-Prize-winning solution that street-beggars themselves are simply refusing to implement?

two3five7 of neuroaster

In Uncategorized on June 12, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Why do homophobes care who sticks what where? Do homophobes have pages of The Book of Leviticus for brains? Or are homophobes just people who have had the rational regions of their BRAINS circumcised, so to speak?

Is gay sex radioactive? Is that what homophobes are afraid of? Do prostate-massage-enhanced erections cause kittens to explode? Does the WBC’s Reverend Fred Phelps even have a CLUE that an event called the Stonewall Rebellion took place on June 27, 1969?

Have homophobes even HEARD of Oscar Wilde or Richard Turing? Do homophobes even know that the pink-triangle symbol was originally the symbol that gays were forced to wear in Nazi Germany?

Is tying a shoelace or learning how to be potty-trained so easy even a HOMOPHOBE could do it ? ? ?

your chariset awaits

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2007 at 3:29 am

A word is a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A sentence is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

A paragraph is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A dictionary is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A telephone-directory is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

A Bible is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

A bowl of alphabet soup is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A list of ingredients on the package of an “edible” commodity is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A list of TV shows that are on at 8 PM is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A “NO TRESPASSING” sign is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

A poem is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

A collection of poems is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A written homework assignment is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A diploma is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A resumé is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. An epitaph is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A legal document is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

An annotated encyclopedic bibliography is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes. A wall covered with graffiti is also a gestalt of alpha-numeric graphemes.

Isn’t it great that we live in a world with such a wonderful abundance of alpha-numeric graphemes?

textbarf of neuroaster

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2007 at 1:21 am

If given the choice, hypothetically speaking, would you rather be an animal or a vegetable?

When was the last known instance when a vegetable hunted or killed another vegetable? When was the last known instance when a vegetable burned another vegetable at the stake? When was the last known instance when a vegetable was drafted to fight in a war? When was the last known instance when vegetables dropped an atomic bomb on a city?

When was the last known instance when a vegetable received an eviction notice from a landlord? When was the last known instance when vegetables were involved in a labor dispute?

When was the last known instance when a vegetable was told “YOU’RE FIRED” or “GET A JOB” ? When was the last known instance when a vegetable was told “EXPLAIN YOURSELF” or “SHUT UP” ?
When was the last known instance when a vegetable was on a three-year waiting-list for Vocational Rehabilitation?

When was the last known instance when a vegetable suffered from a nervous breakdown or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

When was the last known instance when a vegetable was accountable to a single shareholder or taxpayer? When was the last known instance when a vegetable made numerous unsuccessful attempts to quit smoking or heroin?

When was the last known instance when a vegetable was charged with a crime? When was the last known instance when a vegetable accidentally spilled a glass of milk and cried over it?

All in all, would you rather be an animal or a vegetable, hypothetically speaking?

textpuke of neuroaster

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2007 at 4:13 am

Is life so easy a caveman could live it?

Are taxes so easy a caveman could pay them? Is the experience of having one’s heart broken so easy a caveman could endure it? Is the experience of coming to terms with an unplanned pregnancy so easy a caveman and cavewoman could both work through it?

Is war so easy a caveman could fight it? Are medical complications so easy a caveman could endure them? Is the experience of surviving and/or witnessing violent assault and/or torture so easy a caveman could endure it?

Are life-threatening natural disasters so easy a caveman could survive them? Is holding down a dead-end job so easy a caveman could endure it? Is fighting an unfair dismissal from one’s employer so easy a caveman could endure it?

Is unemployment so easy a caveman could endure it? Are learning experiences so easy a caveman could endure them? Is the skill of proactively applying lessons that others have learned from their own mistakes so easy a caveman could do it?

Is coming to terms with the dark side of human nature so easy a caveman could survive it? Is deciding what The Meaning Of Life is so easy a caveman could do it? Is deciding what one’s own purpose in life is so easy a caveman could do it?

All in all, is life so easy a caveman could live it?

textscum of neuroaster

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2007 at 6:48 am

Friday is a period of twenty-four successive hours. Monday is also a period of twenty-four successive hours. There are approximately (give or take) fifty-two Fridays in a given year. There are approximately (give or take) fifty-two Mondays in a given year.

Each Friday has one morning, one afternoon, and one evening. Each Monday also has one morning, one afternoon, and one evening. The average number of daylight hours on a given Friday in December or January is approximately the same as the average number of daylight hours on a given Monday in December or January. The average number of daylight hours on a given Friday in July or August is approximately the same as the average number of daylight hours on a given Monday in July or August.

Each Friday is a single period of the Earth’s rotation on its axis. Each Monday is also a single period of the Earth’s rotation on its axis.

The word “Friday” is a six-letter word ending with the letters “d,” “a,” and “y,” respectively. The word “Monday” is also a six-letter word ending with the letters “d,” “a,” and “y,” respectively.

Any given Friday is a day when any given lottery ticket that you buy has a low-probability of being THE winning ticket that will make you a millionaire overnight. Any given Monday is also a day when any given lottery ticket that you buy has a low-probability of being THE winning ticket that will make you a millionaire overnight.

There is a 1 in 7 probability that your last day on Earth will be a Friday. There is also a 1 in 7 probability that your last day on Earth will be a Monday.

Each 24-hour period of a citizen’s life is an investment of time, energy, and resources. Given the above, how sane is it for us to glorify our Friday’s and agonize over our Mondays?

textpunk of neuroaster

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2007 at 5:59 am

I think ninety-nine times out of one-hundred when I, as a pedestrian, attempt to cross a perfectly legitimate crosswalk, where there IS, in fact, a YIELD SIGN, anywhere between five and ten cars drive right in front of the crosswalk and refuse to give me the right of way. More often than not, the brief moment when no cars are coming, is my Golden Window of Opportunity when I have to run across the crosswalk just to get by.

One time, after about nine cars had driven in front of me standing at a yield sign crosswalk, approximately the tenth driver driving up was thoughtful and observant enough to stop before the crosswalk and let me walk across. I waved a small thank-you wave to the thoughtful driver as I walked across the crosswalk. Meanwhile, the SUV driver immediately behind the thoughtful driver was honking the horn like crazy, as if honoring a yield sign was a rotten thing to do.

If there were bumper-stickers that said “DIE PEDESTRIAN SCUM,” would they become the most lucratively profitable bumper-stickers ever marketed?