About Kingfisher
Joined September 2014
I joined WA, several years ago now, and didn't really know what I was doing, I was a mature student at the University of Liverpool; and I guess, I just lost focus on WA, that was the stupidest thing I ever did :-). However, I've come on a bit since then and I'm really focused on making a new career, and a lot of money, with the help of this community
I'm 76 years old and was born, and still live, in the city of Liverpool, in the UK. I'm a writer with a passion for war stories, particularly about World War 2; and, conversely, I also love comedy. Throughout the world there's an undeniable, and slightly uncomfortable, interest in all things to do with War; and, whether we admit it or not, thousands of people just love looking at, and reading about, anything to do with the subject. I often ask myself, is there something in our DNA that causes this? Do we actually need war to satisfy some deep primal need in our psychological makeup?

I recognized this interest within in myself as a very young boy; and, since then, I've had a lifelong interest in the subject of war in all its various forms. Maybe it's because, as a small boy, I lived through Herman Goering’s Luftwaffe "Blitzkrieg" of my home city. Maybe, despite my tender years at the time, it’s because of that; that I still have very vivid memories. Memories of the wailing sound of the air raid sirens, signaling "Raiders approaching"; which, I’m ashamed to say, still never fails to excite me. I remember hearing the sounds of anti-aircraft guns firing, and the ‘crump’ sound of bombs exploding: maybe that’s why the subject of war, in general, and World War 2 in particular, holds an interest for me.

So much so that, since I graduated from university, I've written extensively on the subject. However, I have also spent many years wrestling to come to terms with just how a sophisticated and highly civilized people like the Germans ever allowed themselves to be dragged down to the depths that they did, during World War Two. I say this because I have visited, spent time in and researched, both the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps! I've wandered around both camps, which are now museums, and I can testify that no swallows build their nests in the wooden ‘barrack huts’ where so many people died: is this perhaps because some vestige of what happened must still linger there?

Paradoxically, war can also bring out the best in some people, and there are many accounts of truly inspirational stories of heroism and self sacrifice, from both sides: sometimes in the face of overwhelming odds. It would seem that, as much as we would deny it, there is something deep in the very soul of mankind that, every few years, causes us to want to go to war; and, when we aren't involved in the actual act of war, we seem to have an almost obscene fascination with reading about the subject.

What else can I tell you about myself? Well, I've done lots of other things in life, I've been stuck in the ice at the Arctic circle and had to be rescued by an icebreaker: and I've fished for shark and most other things! I've seen the Aurora Borealis, and the Aurora Australis. I've floated in tropical seas, at night, and marveled at the beauty of the firmament as I gazed up at the Southern Cross blazing down at me from a black velvet sky! I've been inside the great pyramid, at Giza in Egypt, a truly awe inspiring experience. I've swum with Dolphins and I've jumped out of an aeroplane with nothing more than blind faith and a bag of silk on my back. I've been shot at, shipwrecked and shafted: I've been mugged in the Caribbean; I've spent a night in a Chinese communist jail, and one in a European, democratic, jail!

I've seen most places in this world and I met some great people; and, some who were not so great! In 1995, when I was in business and living in Brazil, I got tired of being shot at there, so I returned home to the UK. All my life I've always known that I wanted to be a writer; however, life kept getting in the way! That was until I remembered the words of one of my fellow 'Scousers', a certain John Winston Lennon: when he said the following: "Life is what happens to you, while you're busy making other plans!" So, a few years ago, I decided to go back into education, and discovered what I'd always suspected: I did have the flair, and I worked hard and I graduated with a Masters Degree, (MA), in screenwriting for film and television!

However, undoubtedly, the best thing I've ever done in my life was fifteen years ago when I married my lovely wife, my soul mate: who, incidentally, is thirty seven years my junior. How we came together is a story in itself, she jumped on a bus in Bratislava, in Slovakia, and found me, here in Liverpool, for which I will be eternally grateful: and, for the last fifteen years I've happier and more at peace than at any other time in my life. I have recently turned from writing film and television material, to writing books; you can see my work at my writer's web site, here's the URL http://www.Ian-Mckay.com
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Nice to connect with you Ian
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Hi, glad to meet me, lol.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we have found a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol).

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Thank you for following me! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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Ian, thanks for adding me to your network. I enjoyed reading your profile. With your obvious talents as a writer and communicator, we are very lucky to have you in our community. All the best. ~Jude
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You're welcome Jude! Sounds like you're offering a helping hand to those of us, like me :-), who are tech challenged. I admire that quality in anyone here on W A. More power to your elbow girl!
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Hello Ian,
Thank you for following me and joining my network. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you. Let me know if I can assist you in any way.

San
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Kingfisher Premium
I just checked out your father's dedication site, great idea to combine his dedication site with your own W A site: good thinking Stephanie. I also watched one of his video presentation, and I could feel his passion for his subject. My condolences on you and your mother's loss.
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stephhill Premium
Hi Ian:

What an awesome profile. I can indeed tell you are a writer. I enjoyed reading about your fascination with war and military history -- my father and you would have been best friends for sure. He studied war both professionally and as hobby. He recently passed away, but you can check out the tribute site I did in his honor www.acrossadeadlyfield.com

Places which have experienced tragedy definitely do leave a residual trace I believe. If you ever have visited an old battlefield, you can feel it.

Although I never have been spent any time in a Chinese Communist Jail, I have swum with dolphins and loved it.

Thank you for following me and thank you for the incredible story of your life. I am following you back.

Steph
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Alex
Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it. I also believe that the horrors that occurred in Auschwitz, and other death camps, must have left some kind of 'spiritual marker' on those places.

We humans feel it, when we visit there; so, I think that it's quite possible that other life forms could also recognize it. If you ever get the chance to read a book called "The Kaiser's Holocaust", it will help to explain that Hitler, and his Nazi's, had a template prepared for them in what used to be German "Sudwest Afrika", now known as Namibia, and also in Togo and Samoa, as far back as the late 19th century.

All the best

Ian
http://Ian-McKay.com
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SupportWorx Premium
THats such a lovely story about your wife. And I'm intrigued about the absence of swallows nests! I have always felt that places and things b absorb energy and that would surely explain it. I also am shocked that Hitler had his way with the Germans as he did! -Alexx
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Thank you for the follow.
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi everyone
I've just published an article on the necessity for minerals in our daily dietary intake. I really would appreciate some comments to be left on the site, as I am really short on comments: thanks in advance. Here's the article URL:
http://weightlossthehealthyway.com/get-to-know-your-minerals-part-one
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internetman9 Premium
Incredible, I am honoured to read your story here. As you know I have an interest in military history. Thanks for sharing. I will be keeping in contact. Regards Jason
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MsT Premium
Wow. What an adventurous life. You should do well here Kingfisher and you have a wonderful flair for the written word. Wishing you all the best. Looking forward to seeing your website. My husband and you would enjoy much conversation. He also loves history and war topic, we live under the Southern Cross here in Oz. We too have been many places, but never been shot at. lol. Duck..

Liverpool?. Well the popular place to go for all Beatles fans. We are going to a pub concert of a Beatles cover band this Satdy night down under.
Success to you and your loved ones. Keep writing and make the best of it.
Teresa
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Teresa
Thanks for your kind comments. I'm a huge Beatle fan myself and I was lucky enough to actually see them live and the old cavern club, in Matthew Street, in Liverpool.
It's a long, very long, (1959) time since I was in Oz, but I loved every minute of it. If you and your husband are interested in war/history, you might like to visit my writers web site, here =>> http://Ian-McKay.com I hope that you do really well here at W A, as I said, just follow the training. Good luck to you both
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Skilly Premium
Welcome aboard, Kingfisher!
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Jim
I've been aboard for around seven months now, and enjoying every minute of it. :-)
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Skilly Premium
I can probably learn something from you, Kingfisher.
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks for you encouraging words on my profile and thanks for the follow too! All the best...Gary
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Hello, thank you for following, all the best to you, regards. Best wishes to Europe:)
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Kingfisher Premium
Helloooo everyone! Another post on the importance of eating plenty of dietary fibre when you are trying to lose weight. Food that is high in fibre, such as breakfast cereals, will give you that 'fuller feeling', when in actual fact, you haven't eaten any excess calories. You can view the post here ==>> http://weightlossthehealthyway.com/eat-a-high-fibre-diet-to-lose-weight
I would really appreciate it if any other of our clan would take a look at it for me. All your comments, suggestions or constructive criticisms etc' will be warmly welcomed.
Live long and Prosper
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Hi everyone
I've just published a 'product review' on a natural weight loss aid called Garcinia Cambogia. I would appreciate it if any of you could find the time to give it the 'once over' :-) for me, and let me see your comments and any suggestions. here's the link to it, below.
http://weightlossthehealthyway.com/reviews
Live long and Prosper!
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EricSavard Premium
I'm foolowing you Ian! You are a fascinating person! You should add your 2 websites in the right column on this page so that people might see them easily. It's always good for you if people see it and talk about it. God bless you!
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Kingfisher Premium
Thank you for those kind words Eric; and, thanks for the tip about putting my websites at the right hand side of the page, I wasn't aware of that: so, thanks again. Live long and Prosper!
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EricSavard Premium
Hehe you were quick to react! I love it! ;-)
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Kingfisher Premium
Experience has taught me that there are, mainly, two types of people in life Eric, 'The quick' and 'The dead'. I reckon that it's better to be one of the former than the latter! :-)) Live long and Prosper!
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Des
Read your posting. I'm a 'dyed in the wool Red myself'. I used to be a shareholder of the club at one time, many years ago :-)
Live long and Prosper!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome back to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Hi Ian, many thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Keep on track and let's stay in touch, Desmond

ps) read my blog about FC Liverpool: Premium League
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Kenester Premium
Liverpool! I was there a long time ago it seems.
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Thanks for following me and good luck with your website
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Mark
If I have to have his looks, can I have his money also:-) As for me having lived Mark, my profile only shows half of it :-)
Live long and Prosper
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You definitely have lived Ian.This is not to insult you in any way but you look like the old Bosley from the 70.s series Charlie,s Angels.I hope you remember that,well I wish you well in your Journey here.
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speedking Premium
Many thanks for the follow , im sure you will do very well here at WA, take care, Johan.
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Thanks for following me happy to have you.
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Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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Hey mate.. thanks for today .. and thanks for your follow too.. got you back :)

Chris
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Cheers Chris, thank you. I would appreciate it if you would return the favour at my site. http://weightlossthehealthyway.com
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ChrisTowers Premium
consider it done my friend :)

Chris
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Chris!
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HarryK1 Premium
You have a very interesting past,can not guess where life is going to take you next.You have all kind of stuff to write about. Good Luck for the future.
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montewolfe1 Premium
Wow what a very interesting life you have led Ian, thanks for the follow. I am German and not proud of what my ancestors did during the war. My ancestors immigrated to England and added an e to the end of are name (Wolfe) thinking this would fool every one into believing we were not German... anyhow I am also Blackfoot and Cherokee north American native this heritage I am proud of.
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Hi Monte
What happened was not the fault of your ancestors, or of the German people in general, it was the fault of Hitler's fascist government: Germany has a lot to be proud of. Live long and Prosper!
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thank you very much for your comment Ian...means a lot.
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letjeh2014 Premium
You have led a fascinating life for sure! I really wanted to see your web page, but it doesn't come up.
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Laurie
You're right, it's down. I have contacted the hosting company and told them to sort it out for me. I'll get back to you as soon as the site is back online. Live long and Prosper!
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How interesting Kingfisher; I'm a retired native of Manchester although I now live in Luxembourg. This has led to an interest in The West Wall (Siegfried Line) and the Battle for Bastogne. I've trodden the fields extensively and I'm now thinking of making a video about the Bastogne Battle, not from the point of view of heroes and gallantry but from the strategic point of view. I think it had a major impact on the Allied direction from that point. For now though I am turning my business experience to seeing if I can make money through the WA idea. all the best.
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Hi Robert
I am writing a series called "The Nazis", which chronicles the rise of what was, originally, the German Workers Party, (DAP), which became the NSDAP (The Nazis). Lots of people only assoiciate the nazis with World war2; however, their first meeting was in january 1919.
If you are interested in that period of history, here's the link to my web site. http://Ian-McKay.com Live long and prosper!
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ColinCampbel Premium
Hi Ian - thank you for your kind words and your testamonial re WA.
My very best wishes to you and yoru WA business :)
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hmasters Premium
I read you bio a couple of times and must say I now feel a bit exhausted. That has to be a tribute to the quality of your writing. It is as if I was experiencing each event you described What a fascinating collection of experiences which would involve the full use of each of your senses.
Just to share a thought about your interest in war and your memories of what had to be a frightening childhood. In my opinion, whatever our childhood consisted of, it involved our most impressionable years and is what we are, on a sub conscious level, the most familiar with. Our memories of and interpretations of those years were based on what we saw and thought and felt with the psyche of a child. Often when we revisit them we re-interpret them with the eyes and feelings of an adult and then may experience them differently. I wonder if we are often drawn by the familiar, not necessarily by the most comfortable or even by our preference. I am not trying to sell this as science, just something fun to think about. Best wishes to you. You certainly have a wealth of events and feelings to write about and to share with your readers.
Harold
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Catherine
I tried to show the futility of war in two of my books in a series I wrote, called "The Nazis". Everyone associates the Nazis with the second world war; however, the first meeting of the German Workers party, which became the NSDAP, was early in 1919: the cancer grew from there. The first in the series is called 'FromThe kaiser to Weimar' and the second 'From Weimar to Hitler'. You can see the books at the link here: ==> http://Ian-McKay.com
Live long and Prosper!
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TheCatherine Premium
What an inspirational profile. So glad you found your soulmate and appreciate how hard it is studying when you are older. The science says it is no harder to study as you age, but a lot of people will say it is.
interestingly I have been thinking a lot about war this year.
Certainly more than a lifelong pacifist should!I read Vera Britten's book when I was about 14 or 15 something like that and it convinced me that War perpetuates war. Certainly the second world war came about by the harshness of the treaty which strangled Germany after the second world war.
Of course this year is the hundredth anniversary of the first world war and I have been reflecting how much all of us owe a debt to those men and women who lost they youth, at the very least, and in many cases their life.
Few of us have not been tainted by the history of the last two great wars in the first world war 1916 was a big year for my family. One grandparent unfortunately was gassed and he died in 1927 when my father was seven he never got out of bed again. Another grandparent was very fortunate he became a prisoner of war, he was captured after the first battle of the Somme. Although he didn't come home till 1919 he was actually trained by the Germans to become an electrician so you could say we both lived and prospered.
We all owe a debt to people who fought for the freedoms we take so much for granted. My father helped liberate Bergen-Belsen and although it was not an extermination camp the conditions for the Jewish people collected their were not good and it was not great for the Russians either.

It's funny how we try and justify war and other acts of atrocities such as slavery by saying we are hard wired to do so. As far as I can see there is no war gene in any of us in fact the opposite we are hard wired for reciprocity. I can't see a genetic advantage to fight although many evolutionary psychologists believe there is one. I think the Fry and Söderberg study which concluded It has been argued that warfare evolved as a component of early human behavior within foraging band societies. We investigated lethal aggression in a sample of 21 mobile forager band societies (MFBS) derived systematically from the standard cross-cultural sample. We hypothesized, on the basis of mobile forager ethnography, that most lethal events would stem from personal disputes rather than coalitionary aggression against other groups (war). More than half of the lethal aggression events were perpetrated by lone individuals, and almost two-thirds resulted from accidents, interfamilial disputes, within-group executions, or interpersonal motives such as competition over a particular woman. Overall, the findings suggest that most incidents of
lethal aggression among MFBS may be classified as homicides, a few others as feuds, and a minority as war.

Fry, D. P., & Söderberg, P. (19.07.2013). Lethal Aggression in Mobile Forager Bands and Implications for the Origins of War. Science (2013), 341: 270-27
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Thanks for your comment. I value your sincerety...I appreciate your input and I'll take your advice on the forex. I will need to be careful.
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks a lot for the follow. May your dreams and goals come true very soon. Many blessings!
Hilda
PS. I also love World War 2 stories....I have read many!
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BenORourke Premium
Hello Ian, thank you for getting in touch, your love for learning will keep you busy here:)
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Ben! Live long and Prosper!
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for the follow. All the best at achieving your goal/s
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CraigsList Premium
Great profile Ian, thanks for following and here's to our success. Craig
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zora2 Premium
Following back on your G+ page too.
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Loes Premium
Hello Ian, nice to meet you, you certainly saw a lot of life and the world, I have tried your link www.http://Ian-McKay.com, but it brings me to Googles question: did you mean dan-mckay.com ? Nothing specific, wish you this time a lot of success, greetings Loes
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Loes
Nice to meet you too, and thank you for your "Follow", I appreciate it. However, the link to my writers website is as follows. http://Ian-McKay.com all you have to do is just click on the link, it's a direct link, and it will take you straight to the site. Live long and Prosper!
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Loes Premium
You better change the link in your profile then, greetings Loes
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Kingfisher Premium
Whoops! Thanks for that Loes, I must have been working late when I wrote that. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Live long and prosper!
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letjeh2014 Premium
The link doesn't work, Ian. I really wanted to see your page but it doesn't come up. :(
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Laura
I just checked it, and you're right, it's not working. I've contacted the hosting people and asked them to sort it out for me ASAP. Now, that would not have happened if had been hosted at W A :-). I'll get back to you as soon as it's up and running again: sorry about that.
Live long and Prosper!
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letjeh2014 Premium
Yes, WA hosting has been great. Hope your website is up again soon.
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Laurie
My site is back online, if you want to see my books, on Amazon, just click on this link, http://Ian-Mckay.com Live long and Prosper!
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keymanmd Premium
Ian, what a great profile, thank you for contacting me. I have a dear friend from Birmingham and I guess I got my " wry" sense of humor hanging out with him. We were both Mr Bean fans. Either you like him or you don't. He cracks me up.
That aside, I'm a newbie, and I'm excited in this community of real great people. It sounds like we have a bit in common. I haven't been to the places you've been to, I've never been shot at.....yet, I love gazing into the heavens, and seeing the occaisioal meteor burn as it reaches our atmosphere, seeing a comet is amazing, I've never seen the Southern Cross or the Northen Lights, but I'd love to.
Medical bills have caused me to search for a way to earn more income, now my wife is ill, so living day to day is hard and financial stress is not one of my favorite things. I'd rather be bitten by a spider, except a brown recluse.
My faith in God keeps me going, I honestly believe I wouldn't be here if it were not for His grace. I'm the wretch the song refers to.
You look great, hard to believe you're 75.
As hard as it is to hear or watch war stories, it's history, part of our lives. I was in the Air Force during Vietnam but I was never deployed. As a fireman at the time, I thought I would go. I saw hundreds come and go. I was ready, I just never got the orders.
I read books and journals about Ww2 pilots, if you've never read "Unbroken" I highly recommend it.
I'm rambling.
I'm glad you contacted me, and glad to be on your team.
Jim
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Jim
Nice to meet you too; and, if you read a lot, you might wish to take a look at my "writer's website" at: http://Ian-Mckay.com
Best
Ian
PS: I've 'followed' you back :-)
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yessan55 Premium
You do have a flair, or two; and boy have you lived. Very fascinating life. Love your writing; it's very good. Don't stop sharing your passion and your stories. Lots to take from your life alone... would make for a movie no doubt.
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Kingfisher Premium
Life's for living Yesi!
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yessan55 Premium
That's what I keep hearing... probably why sleeping is so hard for me. I once told a guru that probably the reason why it was so hard for me to meditate was because I was having too much fun playing and didn't want to go back home. Well, at least that's what it felt like! Get it - go back home! Anyway, he got a kick out of it. LOL...
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Hi Sarah
My Google+ is https://plus.google.com/112611224376539358344. If you let me have yours, I'll 'add' you to mine. I read your profile and I think that what you're trying to do to help your husband further hi artistic career, is really laudable (Respect!!_:-)). Live long and Prosper!
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Hi Kingfisher! What's your Google+ ?
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jsmart Premium
I read your website. You are a talented writer. may you have success at WA and reach your financial goals. Don't give up on the writing talent...it is a gift to use.
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Hi James
Many thanks for your kind words; and, also for your "Follow", I do appreciate it. I have a 'writer's website' at http://Ian-McKay.com but the royalties are ,unfortunately, not very 'royal' :-) So, I think that I can combine my love of writing with that of people, here in Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks again for the follow James.
Live long and prosper!
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Jackie!
(What you read in my profile is only the half of it, believe me!) :-)
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Jackiex4 Premium
Wow, Ian you have lived a life and a half. I wonder what you will get up to next!
Thank you for the follow and I, of course, shall follow you in return. I'm also in the UK, Suffolk.
I usually sign off with 'take care' but this seems rather futile in your case so...
Have fun
Jackie
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Opinion3 Premium
Hi Ian,
You have a fascinating history! And the idea of a WWII and comedy duet is fascinating. I would love to read your blog as these two things interest me.
Let me know when you start posting!
Jeffry
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Davidjardine Premium
Thanks for following back.
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Papi Premium
Game time my friend. Real Madrid is in it now!! We shall see !
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1sourcebiz Premium
Very interesting life story!!! Best of luck this go around with your WA efforts.
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Banjo
Thanks for your comments and good wishes, I appreciate them. I've always found that treading the less trodden trails are usually far more interesting than keeping to the main highways. Live long and prosper!
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19banjo97 Premium
Thank you for the follow back Kingfisher. You certainly have an interesting profile. Welcome back to WA. Wish you the best.
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Sharon
Thanks for your kind words :-)!
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kingfisher. You're most welcome. :)
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Sharon102060 Premium
Wow! What an interesting & eventful life you've led. You could make a movie out of your own autobiography. Welcome to the WA community. :) You certainly possess a great deal of knowledge & experience to excel at anything you choose to do here.

You have a very unique philosophy on war & I would tend to agree with you. There's no denying that there are terrible atrocities committed during warfare but horrific events such as these can also bring out the very best in people as you've mentioned, incredible acts of heroism & self-sacrifice. Sometimes when things are at their worst people can demonstrate their greatest humanity.

Many people do seem to have a morbid fascination with war. Perhaps it's simply part of our human nature, some genetic defect or residual animal instinct left over from our less civilized days. At any rate, warfare does have great appeal & you would do well to select it as your particular niche here at WA. i'm certain that you could easily make that a very lucrative business venture.

I just wanted to wish you the very best of success. Best of luck!

Sharon
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katzee Premium
Yes, sadly, peace is boring compared to war. However, to keep the peace is hard work, and this can, to a point, counteract the boring part. We have to try, as future wars will just become more and more destructive. So long as we all work hard to try to make the world a more peaceful place (if you feel helpless in that, try prayer - lots of people praying can have collective power, as prayer is thought, and thoughts, recent research reveals, are real 'things', have substance), we may succeed to leave some of the planet habitable for future generations. Maybe WA will also influence world peace by giving people from all corners of the globe the opportunity to create a living for themselves. Here's to success, peace and prosperity, and a fairer global society. I pray for this daily. Hope you don't mind me weighing in here!
Katharina
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Katharina. You've expressed some very valid points & like yourself I'm a peace-loving individual too. I'm a very spiritual person & I believe in the power of prayer & positive thinking as well. Thoughts are what create our reality & I'm convinced that if more people projected positive rather than negative thoughts the world would be a much better place to live in.

I don't mind your contribution to the conversation at all; thank you for sharing your thoughts. :) I hope your prayers of world peace one day come to fruition. Take care!

Sharon
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katzee Premium
Sharon,
Really appreciate your supportive response! I have written a small poem (I'm no scholarly poet, by the way) highlighting the role of Christmas contributing towards world peace, and closer to the time, may post it! In the meantime, here's to all of us here achieving our dreams.
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JennyAnn Premium
Just had a browse on your website! My Father would have loved reading it and I certainly found it interesting. Wishing you all the very best :)
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thompson3 Premium
Hello Kingfisher, what a background! I was wonderfully touched when you expressed your love and contentment for your precious wife. God bless you. I'm in the process of completing a script I took from a book I've written titled And They Call This Home (soon to be published). The novel exposes corruption among professionals in the long-term care industry. Do you know someone in the industry who may be willing to look at the script? Will you refer me to a literary agent? Thanks! Blessings!
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Thomo
I applaud your expose' about corruption in the long term care industry. However, I'm afraid that I can't be of any help to you in referring you to a literary agent because; although I tried hard, and despite the fact that I held a masters degree in screenwriting for film and television, I found it impossible to 'Break in' to the movie business.

It was the 'old story', unless you were related to, or already knew someone in the business, I found it was impossible to even get anyone to read my scripts! I had a couple of false dawns with film 'production companies', one in particular, who raved about one particular script. They said it was the best they had read in years, and wanted to finance, produce, cast and crew it.
They even suggested a location, in Prague Czechoslovakia. Then right at the end of the meeting they, very casually, slipped in "And, of course, we would first have to sign up on a co-writing deal"..........? You will probably guess that I did not take them up on their 'kind offer'!

If I can give you one piece of sound advice, it would be this. I have been a fisherman all my life; and, that's taught me that you should always "Fish where the fish are", and that is right here, at Wealthy Affiliate! Live long and prosper Thomo.
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thompson3 Premium
THANKS, Kingfisher!!! I'm grateful for the valuable time you've taken to respond. That, in and of itself, is encouraging. I'll simply continue doing what I'm doing - "fish where the fish are." :-)
I know there's a remnant out there with wholesome and pure hearts. God will direct me. God bless you!
Lola
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Lola, you're welcome!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Ian! I look forward to working with you!
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Maxiam59 Premium
wow you have lived a life that people only see in films and movies and you are right you do have a talent for writing and I will wait to see your next post all the best
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Alice
My father served in the'Liverpool Scottish' regiment and he was also on the D Day landings. They fought from the landing beaches, right through France and Holland and on to Germany.
Apart from one or two, I think that they are called 'furloughs' (?) in North America, one of which was an embarkation leave, I didn't see him again until I was almost seven years old.
I had intended to publish another book on Hitler's first year, in 2014; but ,building my first WA website has had to take precedence. I've nearly finished my site now and I already have the next one worked out in my head. So, that next book will have to wait. Good to talk to you Alice. Live long and prsoper.
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AliceC Premium
I had a peek at your website. You have a strange and wonderful mind! BTW, my father away for six years during the war. I live in Canada, and he was one of the first over, and of course, went to England first. He saw the worst of it, including D Day. He and my mother had a two year old boy, and Mom was pregnant when he went, When he came back, he had two sons, six and eight, who didn't know him. Then they had three more children, including me. I lived in a "wartime house" and went to "Peace Memorial" school. My uncles were a mix of the usual blood relatives, soldiers, and both! I could go on, but certainly my generation was affected by the war. I understand your interest.
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rob3 Premium
Hi Ian, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Ian, and welcome back to Wealthy Affiliate.
You have an impressive profile and I really liked reading it. Great to meet you, and thanks for the follow. ;)
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Kingfisher Premium
You're welcome Jen! If we can help each other, as we go along, so much the better.
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Renee! Watch this space :-P!
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ReneeBecket Premium
Hi King,
Thanks for the connection. Hope to learn more about you!
Best,
Renee
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Gary!
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GFHaze Premium
Ian,

Welcome back to WA, I am certain you both have grown.

Thanks for the follow, and if you need a hand with any of the material, feel free to drop a note.

My best,

Gary
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SandJ Premium
A wonderful and detailed profile. We too reside in the UK in the south in Watford, Hertfordshire. That is when we are not on our many travels around the UK or overseas?

I am only 67 and my soulmate Jennifer is 66. We met in 2007 and still love eachother as if it were yesterday. I started internet marketing around the same year, rather badly until recently when some slight results and income are finally being earned.

I have joined here to move that forward to earning more and helping others also achieve success. May you prosper and reach your dreams and targets.

Regards.

Stephen & Jennifer.

Free member but upgrading once someone in charge sorts out a login issue that nobody yet has dealt with so far?
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi S & J
Thanks for the comment. You and Jennifer sound as though you are living an idyllic lifestyle. How is your website building coming on? Keep at it my friend and it will all come right for you. Live long and prosper!
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SandJ Premium
Idealic together yes, but not yet wealthy enough but getting there now we are Premium members going through the vast amount of training and learning some new things along the way.

Internet marketing is not a sprint but a marathon so we will keep running through the pain barrier and know it will all be worhtwhile once we cross that finishing line. Hope all is also going well for you kingfisher?

Stephen & Jennifer.
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Kingfisher Premium
That's the spirit S & J, onward and upwards, as they say! :-) I'm almost finished on my first site and already have advanced plans for my second. Together, we're stronger. Live long and prosper!
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SandJ Premium
Thank you Mr Spok?
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Kim
As I said, I thought that your site was really, really, very impressive. I wasn't sure whether I sent you a 'follow' a few days ago; so, to be on the safe side I 'followed' you again! Live long and prosper.
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kholmes Premium
Hi there, thank you for your follow and welcome to WA! Kim :))
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers David! When I start working on something, I'm going to pursue it relentlessly until I get where I want to be :-). Many years ago, in another life, I sailed across from the Hook of Holland to Harwich, but I didn't get the opportunity to see anything of your town:it was straight on to the train to the north.
At the moment, I'm in the process of trannsfering my embryo site over to a brand new 'hot' domain name I just bought. Just starting lesson 3 in course 2. Onwards and upwards!
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Ian! -

Welcome to my Network!

Thank you for Following Back! :)

I wish you all the success - you are willing to work for! :)

If I can ever be of Help - do not hesitate - to contact me!


** Have a Great Productive Day - Ian! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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Kingfisher Premium
Good morning David
Many thanks for your 'follow', I appreciate you taking the time to do so. Once I made the decision that I'm now in WA for the 'long haul', I also made the decision that going Premium was the best way for me to get where I want to be, much faster :-). I'm now beavering away trying to get my first site up and running. Thanks again for the 'follow' Dave. Live long and prosper.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Ian! -

It's great to hear from you!

Sounds like you have everything pretty much under control there Ian!

If you need anything at all just give me a Shout! :)
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Kingfisher Premium
Thanks Dave. Will do!
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Ian! -

Congradulations on upgrading to Premium!


*** I am Now Following You! ***


** Have a Great Productive Day! **


David

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step - confucius
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Alice
Live long and prosper!

http://Ian-MccKay.com
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AliceC Premium
Hello! I can't wait to hear more of your stories! Thanks for sharing, and best wishes for success at WA.
Alice
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Alice
Good to hear from you, and thanks for that nice comment. In that case you might want to take a look at my 'writers' website at the following URL: ==> http://Ian-McKay.com
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veteran Premium
Welcome to WA Kingfisher. Best wishes.
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weprofithere Premium
Great story and writing you definitly have a flare for writing . I was have tou ever considered all things fishing or better yet how to catch 1 pativular fish with a very special lure. A rare little know lure for certain fisn or more than one type. Just a thought. Or all books war. Just find them on say amazon as an affiliate. Nice to meet you


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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Wepro
Thanks again for the 'follow'. Yes, I have got my next site all lined up and yes, you've guessed it, fishing will be my next niche. I've done it all my life, and I could write about it until the cows come home! :-)
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weprofithere Premium
Hi welcome to the premium level. it's definitely full of great info. be sure to get started with the get started tab on the left hand side at the top. keep in touch
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AngelMom22 Premium
Welcome to WA! Enjoy and have fun, much success to you!
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Frances, glad to be aboard!
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Kingfisher Premium
Sorry for the late reply Frances and thanks for your "Follow"!
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Kyle Premium
Hey there Ian and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Ian, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Kyle
Thanks for your welcome email. I was, previously, a member of the Wealthy Affiliate community, quite a few years ago now, but I really didn't know what I was doing at that time. I was in University at that time and I guess I just lost focus and I cancelled my, then, $30/month subscription.

However, I've come on a lot since then and I'm looking forward to being back and really getting to grips with affiliate marketing, back in the WA community: it already feels good to be back! :-).

Best
Ian
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you back. I just posted about our journey yesterday:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/9-years-later

We started out in 2005 and if you are a yearly member here, you can get the very same price as we did when we started....although we have come a long way.

A testament that we care about you and your success Ian and I really do look forward to working with you this time around. :)
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