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Bullet3250 95 points ago +95 / -0

I don't think there is anyone here that could even IMAGINE what clearing 10 acres - by hand - even means.....

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FreedomFlowerDelta 49 points ago +50 / -1

By hand.

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Brooklyn_Patriot_76 27 points ago +27 / -0

I have been trying to clear a couple on our new homestead and let me tell you, I am going to need more calluses to get through it.

The faster you dig and till (yes by hand), the faster the weeds seem to pop back up!

I never imagined that tree roots were as long or as tough and I already broke three hoes cutting through them!

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trip210 19 points ago +19 / -0

Get a good mattock, it's the right tool for the job.

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TheRealJaredHolt 3 points ago +3 / -0

Swinging a mattock all day is hard work. I dug a 60' trench using a mattock and shovel and my back was sore for 2 days after.

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ghost_of_aswartz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I like that people here know what a mattock is

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HerbertBailBondsh 17 points ago +17 / -0

Make them hoes work harder

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LiteraIIyHitIer 7 points ago +7 / -0

A little slap usually does the trick.

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Honkey_McCracker 4 points ago +4 / -0

No one ever said that pimpin was easy.

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__bryan 0 points ago +1 / -1

leuko tape

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HangtownBill 4 points ago +4 / -0

In Maine!

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Littleirishmaid 4 points ago +4 / -0

In Maine of all places. Our best crop is rocks.

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Skogin 21 points ago +21 / -0

Not that much work in Maine, because it’s mostly bare rock. Growing crops on rock is the real trick.

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Cesare_Borgia 15 points ago +15 / -0

On the coast maybe but most of Maine, then and now is forest and swamp. Back then it'd have been mostly old growth forest.

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Skogin 7 points ago +7 / -0

Respect.

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Peep45 7 points ago +7 / -0

Good point

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Ilove45 4 points ago +4 / -0

Check out Joel Salatin. He's rebuilding his topsoil in VA using ingenious methods!

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CMDRConanAAnderson 16 points ago +17 / -1

Sun up, sun down, repeat. Heard stories about solitary men, as they knew themselves, living in isolation. True freedom despite how we perceive that today.

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JeremiahKassin 11 points ago +11 / -0

I would do it, if I could afford the land.

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Trump2024 12 points ago +12 / -0

I just bought a new spread out in the sticks of Northern Michigan. Only one acre out of twenty is cleared and honestly, I can't even farm that much for just myself as I'm old and unrepairable 🤤 I'm still looking forward to digging in the dirt next spring. I'd even allow some sharecroppers to come clear some land for a small percentage of their harvest. Holla if you get to Michigan.

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JeremiahKassin 7 points ago +7 / -0

I just escaped that prison a few years ago, otherwise I'd be tempted. I don't intend to leave Florida unless I absolutely have to, though.

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Trump2024 11 points ago +11 / -0

I'll leave a bug light on for ya!

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Capitalism_Fuck_Yeah 6 points ago +6 / -0

Try doing yoga. It is amazing at repairing what doctors say you need surgery for. Turns out many problems in humans are caused by tight or unbalanced muscles.

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45isthebomb 6 points ago +6 / -0

If anyone remembers Rocky Blier from the Pittsburgh Steelers from back in the 70's. He was hurt by a bomb I believe in Viet Nam. He said he would of never been able to return to football without doing Yoga. His Dad thought he was being a weirdo doing that goffy stuff, but it worked.
Yoga works.

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FakeNametag 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had lower back pain for years. My lower back would lock up randomly in extreme pain. Xrays and other imagery were fine. I had a great sports medicine doctor who said the structures looked great and said "just do some pilates". I thought "that sounds gay", so I didn't look into it.

I did acupunture, chiropractic, massage therapy, tried losing weight (wasn't overweight anyway), valium (thought it might be stress related), etc. over a period of years while I was working in Europe in my early 30s. The pain was intermittent so I didn't prioritize getting it fixed. None of those things worked.

I moved back to the USA and decided to go to a spine clinic and really focus on getting rid of the pain. They gave me some core exercises to do, a little light chiropractic work, and occasionally the TENS machine (electrostim device). The core exercises I was doing were the same thing as pilates, and strengthening the core was the game changer. Later, when I let my core go again, the pain came back.

Don't suffer pain for years because something sounds 'gay'. I don't do much core now, but I think I'm generally active enough now that it stays in good enough shape to keep the back pain away.

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45isthebomb 3 points ago +3 / -0

For any of you Pedes with back pain may I suggest looking up Dr Eric Goodmans 12 minute work out. He's a Chiropractor who was having constant back pain. Not a good look for a Chiro guy. He created a short work out, found out that most back pain is related to your core AND your hammstrings and glutes. My wife a 25 year chronic back pain sufferer started his workout about 6 yearss ago.. NO MORE PAIN. I;m 62 and it has worked wonders for me as well.

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Trump2024 5 points ago +5 / -0

I've got bilateral inguinal hernias and a hiatal hernia. Several ruptured discs. 3 aorta Aneurysms and a valve that needs replacement. I'm in heart failure. I've had 5 strokes, a pulmonary embolism and a traumatic brain injury in the last few years. Lung cancer and copd. Still, I lift and walk several miles every day.

This sounds like internet tough guy bullshit but I've been in 4 fistfights this year. The last one I was jumped by 3 guys. I knocked the teeth out of two and broke ribs on the third one. The pussies called the cops while I waited in a bar. The cops had a good chuckle when they found out I was almost 60. I DID get a broken collarbone and a fractured skull but felt ok a few weeks later. The absolute truth is I have never lost a fight in my entire life. I'm almost 6'4" and close to 250 pounds. I'm just now starting to get a little soft.

I have a very hard head. I don't think I am weak or unwell therefore I am not weak or unwell.

Yes, I expect to start yoga and try to calm my inner mounting flame. Soon.

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Capitalism_Fuck_Yeah 3 points ago +3 / -0

You do yoga to release stress on joints from overly tight muscles and to regain full range of movement of limbs.

Original purpose of Yoga was to make soldiers out of farmers. The calming stuff was something yuppies added in.

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Trump2024 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks for sharing this. It sounds like something I need.

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CMDRConanAAnderson 7 points ago +7 / -0

That's the thing about these stories though, these people inherited huge plots of land allotted to the family name. It used to be in the late 1800s you could say you owned an entire mountain, the entire valley, lake, river, etc. They'd take care of it, but man, it would cost them entire seasons of dedication to reap the rewards. You can feel that sense of pride in raising up his land. In his case, he built everything himself from the ground up.

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agave_lime 6 points ago +6 / -0

I think I know what it means. It means that dude is ripped.

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Aquilaman 2 points ago +2 / -0

he had well trained animals to help him. still hard work but he wasnt digging up stumps by himself.

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ChuckedIntoAVan 45 points ago +45 / -0

He probably wanted a large family and planned on supporting them as well, while his wife stayed with the children and did farm wife stuff. I am literally crying at the toxic masculinity and misogyny. (Leaving to go to my non binary friend’s gay cat wedding now).

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Donaldsweiner 28 points ago +31 / -3

Jeez what happened ?? Now all men want to do is sleep around till they are 30

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Rommsey 27 points ago +27 / -0

Not all men.

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anonanomous 8 points ago +8 / -0

Not me.

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Taqiyya_Mockingbird 26 points ago +26 / -0

Online porn, overgaming, public school (and public school lunches), soda pop, junk food, the Federal Reserve and the Income Tax, taxes in general, public education, Hollywood entertainment...

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FucKamala 20 points ago +22 / -2

Not me. I just want to sleep around till noon

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TheRealJaredHolt 2 points ago +2 / -0

That sounds like chronic depression.

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YaharaRiver 1 point ago +1 / -0

Made me laff 😆

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WakeMeUpTrump 18 points ago +18 / -0

There's no way for them to succeed. Look at the numbers of college, mortgage, rent, medical, etc.

This cost inflation is a form of eugenics. If you can delay reproduction because of logistics, it stretches each generation father and makes it more fragile. They are at war with us on every front, people.

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SevenThunders 1 point ago +1 / -0

For a second I thought you were talking about getting a good night's rest, and it sounded pretty good. Then I came to my senses.

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Testosteroneape2000 21 points ago +23 / -2

Liberal women choose limp wristed soy boys because they are programmed by society to fear manliness (toxic masculinity) but their inbuilt programming to be attracted to strong men makes them leave the soy boy. Then they hook up with another soy boy who they will also leave or else the soy boy will be a pedo who is more interested in the child from the previous relationship than the woman. They will continue this behavior till they have a load of broken relationships behind them and are super depressed and not once will they accept any personal responsibility for the choices they made. They will then think all men are assholes and become more extreme in their hatred of men.

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IrreducibleComplexit 20 points ago +20 / -0

Really, really happy to have found a true man. Eagle Scout, veteran,...now he has a computer job, but he won’t let me take out the trash and won’t let me go outside at night alone.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to hold onto his arm as we walk in public.

I only hope I can be a good enough Lady Pede to keep him around for awhile ;)

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Ilove45 2 points ago +2 / -0

Same here. I was blessed to avoid the boys and find a strong Christian love.

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IrreducibleComplexit 1 point ago +1 / -0

Happy for you!

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Testosteroneape2000 2 points ago +4 / -2

Cool.

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Friend_of_John_Galt 3 points ago +4 / -1

What does this post have to do with liberal wahhhmen? Don't give them so much of your brain space.

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Testosteroneape2000 3 points ago +3 / -0

Was it a stretch? I thought it was relevant. Liberal women versus strong men versus weak men. No?

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IronMaiden 4 points ago +4 / -0

I thought it was pretty spot on 👍

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Friend_of_John_Galt 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why even care? Based women are actually worthy of male attention.

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RedPillosopher1776 2 points ago +2 / -0

Most modern women employ a dual mating strategy which involves being promiscuous in their youth to secure "alpha" genetics for children, then finding a "beta" provider later in life to settle down with while still getting railed out by the "alphas" on the side.

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BoughtByBloomberg2 19 points ago +20 / -1

I love the headline: Chance for a spinster

Remember spinster meant 23 and not yet married back then. But he's basically calling em lonely hoes.

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Singingthebattlecry 5 points ago +5 / -0

Probably more like 27, based on all the Jane Austen I've read.

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YaharaRiver 3 points ago +3 / -0

I agree with you. You didn't worry about becoming an Old Maid until you were leaving your twenties.

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anonanomous 4 points ago +5 / -1

Crazy that not being married by 23 you were thought of as undesirable or yes, hoes.

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AOCDickPics 11 points ago +12 / -1

What happened? I'll bite.

The 18-acres of farmable land, a house, barn, crops and farm animals would cost $600-800k in a rural area of a red state.

Even if you dropped out of school, worked the coal mines and saved every penny since you were 12 this is completely impossible.

Okay, well maybe it was passed down in your family? Unlikely, since 80% of parents no longer leave anything to their children.

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Dallasguy 9 points ago +9 / -0

State land. It was given to him or heavily discounted on the condition that he farm it.

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WakeMeUpTrump 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yeah, men are supposed to be able to provide for a family. But sadly that is very difficult today. Renting is unstable. Buying is almost impossible.

The only people I know who bought homes either had help with a down payment or got a co-signer or both, bought a dismal investment in the form of deed-restricted, or bought in a severely undesirable location. Those who refused to compromise are pushing 40 with no workable housing or land, and no kids or wife.

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YaharaRiver 2 points ago +2 / -0

Homesteading? Isn't that the original meaning of the word? To receive bare land with legal boundaries with the 'requirement' that you settle it (make it a residence (farm).

Today we think of it as moving to the country, but back then, every inch was country!

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JesusWept 1 point ago +1 / -0

This guy built his own barn and home out of timbers he felled and would have dragged to a mill. I live in a rural part of a red state and I know 3 different families who've done this very thing in the last 5 years. They couldn't get "state plots" like this man, meaning he was homesteading, so they were older than 18. But it's still very doable, if you're willing to live on a dirt road on undeveloped land, without water electric, etc. Yes, land is more expensive now but salaries are much, much higher. Most people made about $1 a day 100 years ago. After WW2 they were making $40 a week. It was harder to buy land then, not easier.

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AOCDickPics 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not going to trace all the way back to 100 years ago but I'm trying to use a modern example.

1970 the average house cost $20k and the average household income was $10k.

It's now $80k for household income and $360k for the average house.

Income has gone up 8x, but house prices have gone up 18x. And that's household -- In 1970 it wasn't purely assumptive that both parents worked, it now is. Over covid alone we've seen 50-150% increase in rent/mortgage, but only a 10-20% increase inw ages.

I find homesteading pretty interesting, however in a modern day scenario you're still talking $200k+ for 20 acres plus the actual supplies and what-have-you, even if you have all the time in the world. And nobody is going to loan an 18 year old a penny.

The average homebuyer age is now 48. Comparing to 1970 where it was 30.

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Truthseeker0120 8 points ago +8 / -0

Me & my now deceased husband cleared a HALF Acre of land after it had been bulldozed back in early 2000's. It had been cleared off mind you but we had to get all the roots out. We worked our asses off!!! People nowadays have no clue what clearing land off by hand means!!!

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Joe_Snow 4 points ago +4 / -0

God bless you, lady-fren.

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sir_rockness 7 points ago +8 / -1

"Waterfalls?" Lol

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zobda 17 points ago +17 / -0

Part of a fancy dress.

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KrellKrypto 6 points ago +6 / -0

WTB GF

this is the oldschool WTB GF lmao

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Dallasguy 6 points ago +6 / -0

I hope this is old, because my wife might run off with this dude.

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FucKamala 6 points ago +6 / -0

These days he would be raided by feds for that

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HighVoltage 9 points ago +10 / -1

Clearing land to make a homestead farm. Clearly a domestic terrorist.

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schiff_for_brains 5 points ago +5 / -0
  1. Free state land?
  2. Aroostook is the northernmost county in Maine. There's nothing there.

But good for that guy. He did more physical labor in 1 year than many adults do in a lifetime.

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Niqlndym 5 points ago +5 / -0

Clearing up eighteen acres of granite strewn, New England land is brutal work.

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Lol_Garrus 5 points ago +5 / -0

I cleared a bunch of bushes and small tress from my yard by hand (I dont have any motorized yard tolls other than a lawn mower and weed wacker) and that was a bitch. Granted, it is South Carolina during early summer but ten acres by yourself at that young age?

fucking beast.

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Dialectic 5 points ago +5 / -0

When most men weren’t fatties, a good set of teeth is actually a solid brag

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use40trackmode 1 point ago +1 / -0

You mean, when most adults had false teeth?

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Averon 5 points ago +5 / -0

I can't imagine that happening today. How does an 18 year old in the current times have enough money to buy 18 acres when they are not allowed to work until... What is it, 16 or so? Plus taxes nowadays are ridiculous. Unless the 18 year old is fortunate enough to have very well off parents, I don't see it happening today. How would one even go about obtaining a "state lot" nowadays anyway?

Seems that in the past, hard work was of greater value than it is today. After saving money to buy a car, I had to save money to buy my two acres which was nothing but trees which I cleared partially by hand and partially with an excavator. If we were allowed to buy dynamite, that would have helped a lot, but we are not allowed dynamite now.

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CLF3 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's called homesteading. The state would just give you the land if you'd live on it and grow shit.

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CounterStrike 5 points ago +5 / -0

Apparently even democrats worked hard in the 1860s

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Bullet3250 13 points ago +13 / -0

The famous 'split ticket'

Johnson was a Democrat who ran as VP with Lincoln (Republican) on the National Union ticket,

That is how hard they tried to keep the Nation together.

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RocketSprocket 3 points ago +3 / -0

Andrew Johnson was the worst American President in the 19th Century.

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ShalomRPh 1 point ago +1 / -0

"his accidency"

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walls4america 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh, kind of like how Trump ended up with 30 Pence?

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Bullet3250 1 point ago +1 / -0

Trump needed a 'long time politician' to add a chip against the 'mOsT qAUliFieD prESiDeNtiaL caNIdAtE EvEr'

ANd I recall Pense being on the far right of the republican spectrum - but no one could predict how deep his loyalties were to the eGOP/Big Donors.

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Drud14 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’m not impressed. I had cleared 18 acres on my plot by the time I was only 14 years old…. in Minecraft

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ghost_of_aswartz 4 points ago +4 / -0

Back then, people got 40 acres for free

They also didn't have tv or the internet so what else was he going to do

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GodKingHarambe 4 points ago +4 / -0

This guy isn't an Instagram Influencer with 8M followers on TikTok, posting about 'muh Blue Wave' while primping his manbun

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anonanomous 2 points ago +2 / -0

But he is equal to that in terms of his day and the number of women who likely replied.

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davidmode 4 points ago +4 / -0

"have a good set of teeth"

Obviously not of british decent

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MCMLXXXIV 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just got finished watching this series. Watch it if you really want to feel like a spoiled, weak, modern male.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17129114/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_10

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FakeNametag 1 point ago +1 / -0

Can you just imagine if a cataclysm happened and we lost all our technology, but still retained enough written works so it was widely known how far our technology had gotten? Imagine living out of a cave with no machines, looking up at the moon, and wondering how the fuck we ever sent a person up there, and knowing how many thousands of years of work it would take all of mankind to be able to do it again.

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Peep45 3 points ago +3 / -0

If only this was STILL men.

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rocket_nazi 3 points ago +3 / -0

"I want to buy bread and butter, hoop skirts, and waterfalls..."

Hello new pickup line.

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patrioticwinning3 2 points ago +2 / -0

Andy Johnson?

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PlaidLad 0 points ago +1 / -1

The 17th president of the United States. He'd been Lincoln's VP & delivered his inauguration speech while stinking drunk. I'd have been for him, too.

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Illah88zillah 1 point ago +1 / -0

Waterfalls ? Damn, Id be calling

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Joe_Snow 1 point ago +1 / -0

We're gonna party like it's 1899

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MrSir 1 point ago +1 / -0

God, why did you make women so complex?

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SquareSaltine 1 point ago +1 / -0

If it were common back then why is he in the paper?

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JesusisKing 1 point ago +1 / -0

Heavenly

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Redpillhope 1 point ago +1 / -0

Time machine needed.

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Bax101 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm sure the foundation is still there today.

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IM_A_TRIVIAL_PURSUIT 1 point ago +1 / -0

'OF THE FEMALE PERSUASION'

THESE DAYS HE WOULD HAVE TO BE VERY VERY CAREFUL.

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Trump2024 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's over the top fake and gay but the sentiment is needed and appreciated.

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RedPillosopher1776 1 point ago +3 / -2

What i see is a young man who was ignorant about women advertising his wealth in an attempt to attract a mate, which is blue pilled as fuck.

Conservatives who have a traditionalist worldview are woefully lost when it comes to women.

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Archdukeofevil 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ding dong this ad is from the 1820s. Back then feminism wasn't a thing.

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RedPillosopher1776 0 points ago +1 / -1

I'm aware of this, the comment stands.

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Archdukeofevil 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's dumb is what it is. The advert clearly would be targeting parents of women for arrangement of marriage more than the women themselves. The blue pill shit is corny as it is but it's also ahistorical in that it only applies to our current generation.

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RedPillosopher1776 0 points ago +1 / -1

Red pill wisdom is universal, there was no magical once upon a time where female nature was different, being a good husband requires understanding what women desire in men and a happy marriage requires being the man women want.

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PizzaphilePodesta 0 points ago +1 / -1

the county was pure americana before our bagel overlords introduced methamphetamines