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Dan Marshall

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in Columbus, OH, The United States
October 29, 1980





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Dan Marshall lives in Portland, OR, with his girlfriend, dog, and two cats. In his time on Earth he has fronted a rock band, sang high tenor in a barbershop quartet, backpacked through Europe, and roadtripped across America.

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Why every order should be questioned

I suggest reading this post to the end, then watching the videos and reading the links. -DM

“Think for yourself, question authority.”

These words are more than an anti-authoritarian exhortation from Timothy Leary and part of an excellent TOOL song. It’s a way of interacting with the world that helps guard against charlatans and others who would seek to manipulate you. Lately I’ve noticed more a...

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"Great sci-fi read and opener to a new series.! I enjoyed this book and recommend it to others."
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“Sure, the Lightcap makes you a little docile, more open to guidance. Who says that's a bad thing? Look at those people out there. They don't want choice, they want convenience. To be a part of something, to feel as if they have some kind of say. The poor bastards out there who work four jobs--you think they care about the shit going on up here? It's not even on their radar. They're too busy making sure they don't lose their jobs, because then they'd lose their house, and then they'd disappear. Gotta keep up appearances to live in a Corp Region!”
Dan Marshall, The Lightcap

“Oh, what do you know?" LaMont spat. "You're just an ivory-tower philosopher geek. I live in the real world. The fuck-or-be-fucked world." Stabbing his finger at the two men, he said, "If you're not taking advantage of someone then someone is taking advantage of you, or at the very least you've not maximized efficiency. The world needs people like me, otherwise there would be no competition.”
Dan Marshall, The Lightcap

“Who cares about sustainability, being fair, or ethics? 'Screw you, I got mine.' That has been the rallying cry of humanity since the first grunter found a cave that was bigger or more dry than the other guy's, or went out and killed himself a lion and brought it back only to be surrounded by moochers. Go kill your own! You try to paint me as this unspeakable villain, but all I'm doing is what a billion other schlubs have done since the dawn of time, and that's look out for me and mine. Competition is what makes us better as a species.”
Dan Marshall, The Lightcap

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
George Orwell, 1984

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
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“To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child. If not, it is a little late to start.”
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