Mark Elliott
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  • Woodland, WA
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Mark Elliott replied to Anthony McKenzie's discussion Self-Reliance / Independence
"Avoid debt, except for your home mortgage.  Pay that off as soon as possible too.  (10 years beats 30 years.)  Look at every bill every month and think of how to make it smaller.  Drive a good used car that's both reliable…"
Jun 30, 2015
Mark Elliott updated their profile
Jun 30, 2015
Mark Elliott replied to Chris Badgett's discussion Can I Get Your Opinion on Something ... Is Gardening Manly?
"The very first job any man had was the tend a garden.  It was called "The Garden of Eden.""
Jun 30, 2015
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Jun 30, 2015
Mark Elliott replied to RiotReiben's discussion Manly advice for short guys?
"Move to Mexico.  You'll be a giant."
Sep 12, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Lynn Jones's discussion What is a manly job for 15 year olds
"First of all, it is manly to work.  It is not manly to not work.  There is honor in work.  There is dishonor in laziness.  The seemingly lowest employee of a McDonald's cleaning toilets stands a mile above the slickest…"
Sep 9, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Alex Romo's discussion What's your manly hobby?
"It changes from month to month, or season to season.  I just spent about three months figuring out how to get a razor sharp edge on almost any knife.  Before that I learned how to drop a squirrel at 10 yards with a BB pistol.  Before…"
Sep 6, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Frost's discussion surviving anywhere.
"Where there's a will, there's a way.  But, knowledge is important.  Watch one episode of "Naked and Afraid" (Discovery Channel.)  Then you'll learn that the #1 physical need is clothing and shoes. …"
Sep 6, 2013
Mark Elliott is now a member of Art of Manliness
Jul 18, 2013

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Interests
playing musical instruments, shooting pistols, sharpening knives, the US e-con-o-me, ways to do things more simply and less expensively
Books
the bible, everything written by John G. Fuller, everything written by David Hatcher Childress, apocalyptic fiction
Movies
Aliens (sci-fi & Vietnam rolled into one film), The Stand, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Jarhead, The Day After, Threads, The Road
Music
modern worship music, nearly everything on the radio between 1970 and 1990
Quote
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" George Santayana

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Braeden P.D. replied to certified male's discussion Suffering Fools and Idiots
"I work at Panera. People frequently come in and ask for sugar free pastries or gluten free bread. Today a guy asked if we carry burritos. I've also been asked if we have pizza a few times. Also fries on many occasions. People will also complain…"
15 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to certified male's discussion Suffering Fools and Idiots
"I think our intelligentsia is full of fools."
1 hour ago
Vendetta replied to Christopher Chmiel's discussion I want to grow a beard
"I've never been able to make it past that phase....But my brother has!"
5 hours ago
Christopher Chmiel replied to Christopher Chmiel's discussion I want to grow a beard
"Okay, I ordered a hog's hair brush today, I can't stand the bummy look, kinda makes me want to trim it off... But on the other hand I already got so far."
5 hours ago
Young'un replied to certified male's discussion Suffering Fools and Idiots
"Every one of us. We've all been foolish at some point. And I can think of one solution to this problem of fools and idiots: Education. Invest more in that, both monetarily and culturally, and there will be fewer so called idiots and fools to be…"
6 hours ago
Young'un replied to Max Z's discussion Not enlightened enough...
"Personal recommendation is to start with authors that will help you become a better learner. In my short experience, half of being enlightened is the ability to pull information from a subject that is not simply what was written, i.e. understanding…"
6 hours ago
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Young'un replied to David R.'s discussion Good marriage + Good friend
"Yes, I have a few friends like this, though some are quite distant geographically. no, it doesn't interfere with my marital life, though i also make it a point to say to my friends that sometimes I need to spend time with her and I can't…"
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