About Oldokie
Joined October 2015
Hello, my name is James I was born in a small town in Missouri, I am number 10 of 11 children. I attended both elementary and High School in Rich Hill MO, leaving high school just prior to my 18th birthday to join the Army. I completed my education through the Army's continuing education program, graduating the same year as my senior class. I was married (the first time) at 18 and have 2 daughters. One 38, lives in Colorado, the other 36, lives in Oklahoma.

I’ve been interested in a home based business and being my own boss for several years, heart surgery in 2014 left me unable to word for some time and renewed those desires. This is an update to my profile here at WA. I actually joined this community in Oct 2015, wish now I had found WA several years ago.

Anyway, I am still struggling a little finding my perfect niche. I was too busy working for 40 years to develop any hobbies or special interest. And yes, I know how sad that is. I’ve tried the boot-camp course and last time I checked the only traffic to my site was reviews by WA members. I am confident that at some point, something will click and I will start moving forward.

I had to give in and take a part time job and have less time now to spend on my sites, but will continue to build them as time and energy permits.
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AnnieB Premium
Hi James hope all is well with you. I appreciate you taking the time to connect with me. Best wishes, Annie.
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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the information
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RWB Premium
Hello James, Nice meeting you here. Hope WA is serving you well. It's definitely the place to be to build a real, honest, online business. Stay focused and be patient and the sky is the limit. I'm now following you.

I wish you all the best,

Randy B
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EdyIsChandra Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Donnie58 Premium
James, not sure how long ago you followed me, but thanks!

Great to meet you and wishing you all the best!
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aparajit Premium
Hi James !!!
If you are having Membership issues, you will find my Blogs helpful !!!

Best Wishes,
Aparajit
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello James. Welcome to the WA community. :) I wish you the very best of success in your new online business venture. Take care.

Sharon
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Welcome to WA premium! You make a wise decision! If you need any help, don't hesitate to drop me a line - blessings!
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, James. Thank you for the follow. I have followed you back. Picking a niche would be easy if you will base it on your personal experience and your passion in life. You could easily find the words to write and talk about it. Hope this suggestion of mine has helped you in finding the right niche that you could work on. Wish you every success in your online business journey!
Adel :)
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glodesigns Premium
Thanks for the follow and following you too now! Been so busy tying up loose ends on many different sites plus working my "regular" job, but going to start real marketing soon. Looking forward to connecting more and sharing experiences.

Wishing you much success!

Glo
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marctko Premium
Hi James! Thanks for the follow. Wish you all the best :)
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sdawson Premium
Welcome and thanks for the follow. Shirley
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Swangirl Premium
Hello James. I saw you wanted to start a site on American History. My husband was a history major and would love to write about history. It is nearly impossible to find a job in the field so he has done many other things since leaving the Marine Corp including working for our Alaska Railroad and now for the Troopers. I am encouraging him to start a site through WA so he can start to write there. He was a very good writer in college so I think he would do well.

I sympathize with needing a different job though!

Good luck to you.
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Jenene Premium
Hello! Welcome to WA and thank you for following me.
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Tefelix Premium
Thank you for following me James, I wish you all the best with your WA journey. Followed you back
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi James,
Thank you very much for following me! Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my website. I am happy to return any and all comments.
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How are you doing? I was moved by your story and wiliness of helping other!!!! I am part of a business that helps out people and I think with your motivation of helping people this will work out for you!!! It is called Kyani and is a health product!! Our mission is to save one million lives by 2018 and I think we share the same goal. PLEASE contact me for more information.
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possumlane Premium
Congratulations - there are many ways to create an income and people these days must learn to have multiple streams of income and I think this medium is a great start for anyone - I have worked in and out of the States for many years and there are lots of opportunities but for the moment stick with this, do the groundwork and once you have mastered this you may not want to do anything else but just know that the opportunities are all out there and they usually come along when we are at out lowest point and we miss them because we are not really looking for them preferring to worry about the past. We cannot change history so one must learn to look ahead and strive towards the goal without a backward glance
Stay positive
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oldokie Premium
Welcome to WA. My plan was to do only this for a living, but was a little late in finding WA, so had to take a job. It's only part time for now and will never be enough to pay the bills, so will stick with this also. Have a wonderful day.
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Hey Oldokie!
First and foremost, thank you for following me! I appreciate it! Also, I wanted to share my first WA blog with you! If you haven't already read it, please check it out at your leisure. I think you may get a kick out of it! Thanks ~ Eva :-)
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome, and I enjoyed your blog. Left you a comment there. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Thanks again Oldokie! And likewise, have a wonderful and productive day! ~ Eva
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Michael22 Premium
Hello James. Thanks for the follow. FYB ;-) Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly. Wishing you all the Best in 2016!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Mklunn Premium
Thanks for the follow James! The best to you.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a great day.
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chuka Premium
Thank you James for connecting. I've followed you right back and best wishes with WA
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome, and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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dmburnett Premium
Hello there, thanks for the follow. I will follow you as well. Good luck everything!
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jastewart Premium
Hello James and thank you for following me. I hope your health is stable now. Also, that dog is adorable ....
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, I'm much better now. The dog's name is Baby Cakes, she was 2 in Dec and is in charge around here. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Hi James,

Thank you for the follow, I appreciate it! I wish you all the best in the future with your online business. You will kill it!

Emma
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m3netman Premium
Hi James,

Thank you for "following" me. I hope you have come closer to achieving your goal.

Cecile
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome, I get a day closer ever 24 hours. I'm taking it a day at a time and moving slow and steady Have a wonderful evening.
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bluzy1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you here and I hope the best for your future endeavor. I've just been off work for 8 weeks taking care of my husband who just had open-heart surgery. I do have a job to go back to, but man...two months with no paycheck is hurting right now. You can and will do this. People need you! Rock on, man, rock on! Peace.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Hope your husband is doing well. And I will continue to rock on. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Fgonzaga Premium
James, thanks for the follow; and I am following you as well. It sounds like you just discovered a perfect niche to work on. I am sure many out there could use some of your experiences. I look forward to seeing you around at WA and view your web sites in the future. Best regards,
Fred
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oldokie Premium
Thanks for the follow Fred. I checked out your website, you to have a worthy cause. I have a friend who's diabetic will pass your url on to her. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Fgonzaga Premium
James, thanks for the referral. The site is still work in progress, and I am making improvements to it as I learn more stuff here at WA.
Best regards,
Fred
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome. I think with the constant changes to technology and social media all of our sites will forever be a work in progress.
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dejeanaxel Premium
Hey James,
Thanks for the follow which is now returned. If you need assistance be sure to count on me for support, I hope I’ll be able to provide it.
See you around, all the best.
Axel!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Thanks for the support , will keep you in mind. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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dejeanaxel Premium
You too have a great day!
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Business4me Premium
Thank you James, for following...Best Wishes
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome Ellen. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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MBSWomen Premium
Hi James

Thank you kindly for the follow and likewise followed you back. I'll look forward to networking with you! All the best for 2016!

Kind Regards

Michelle
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wizard01 Premium
Thanks for the follow, nice to meet you James
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DeborahE Premium
Hi James and thanks for following me. Sorry I took so long to follow you back but I have been away. Hope you have an awesome time here at WA.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, I've enjoyed my time here thus far. Welcome back. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Fred Chong Premium
Hi James, Thanks for the follow and I wish you every success at WA!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful day
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oldokie Premium
You welcome. I read your profile, three children all in college, nicely done. Welcome to WA, There's many roads to success here, I'm sure you will find yours. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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dvbrh Premium
Hello James, Thank you very much for following me! Yep I'm a newbie :)yay!! All support are welcome and I'm looking forward to learning, achieving my highest goals, becoming friends and commerce and of course, making sum money:)! I will be following you as well.
Many Blessings in the 2016 -BraveOne
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at WA Devorah, I look forward to working with you in the year ahead and seeing you achieve some of your biggest goals. :)
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lilaclady Premium
Hi James
Thanks for following me Just joined. Go well.
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oldokie Premium
Welcome to WA, all will go well if you follow the lessons and ask plenty of questions. Best of luck and have a wonderful evening.
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discoden Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow. All the best for 2016!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful day.
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GlobalRosie Premium
Hi James, Thanks for the add. I'm following you back!
Have an awesome 2016! And good health to you!
Cheers
Rosie
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, have a wonderful day
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kmor32 Premium
Hello James thanks for following it's good to meet you here in WA and welcome you into my network WA is the perfect community to learn about internet marketing, wishing you all the best in your ventures.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, and best wishes to you also. Have a great day
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Kpewhairangi Premium
Hello James, welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. This is a great place to start your second chance here at WA. All the best and success.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you and your welcome. This is a great place to learn a new trade and get a fresh start. Have a wonderful day.
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Tans Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you.
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hadams Premium
Hi James. Wow - what an amazing mission you have in mind! I hope your health continues to improve, and look forward to seeing how your journey goes!
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oldokie Premium
Good afternoon Heather! I do feel a little better each day. Thank you for reading my profile. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Katia Premium
Hi James

it's nice to meet you, thanks for the add!

All the best,

Katia
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oldokie Premium
your welcome. Have a great evening.
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Richinwealth Premium
Thanks for the follow! I wish you success in WA to obtain what you financially need.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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NicholeTH Premium
Thank you for the follow!! I love your idea - if I can assist you with any credit related questions - let me know.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, will keep you in mind for credit issues. Have a .merry Christmas.
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Thanks for the Follow!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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RonBedford Premium
Thanks for the follow James!
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oldokie Premium
Your Welcome.
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DsonYP Premium
Hi James, nice to meet you & thanks for following my network. looking forward to listen your success story in online marketing. Stay in touch.
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oldokie Premium
Nice meeting you to, and you are welcome. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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LYoung Premium
Hello James. Thanks for the follow. Blessings and good luck with establishing the non-profit. Certainly is an honorable goal!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you.
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Davby Premium
Hey James, thanks for the follow. I shall do the same to you!

Wishing you all the best in your journeys :)
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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TracyAllen Premium
Thanks for connecting. Look forward to our success!
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oldokie Premium
Your are welcome and I am also looking forward to our success
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RPalm Premium
I totally get your goal! I became the "conditon" that is not isurable longterm. I am grateful for I had it through my husband but not my work at the time. This seems like the perfect place to meet that goal!
I feel if we build sites that help others and we are "authentic" on our websites/blogs people will see that:-)
Best Wishes for your goals in 2016!
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oldokie Premium
I hope to get that non-profit started in 2016. Need to do a lot of research and come up with a little money to get it off the ground. Hope to accomplish that here. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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AskMonte Premium
Welcome to WA and Thanks for the follow James!
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome
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AnnegretS Premium
Hi Oldokie, thank you for the follow. I wish you success in reaching your goal.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you.
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Hello Oldokie...link people to my genetic nutrition will help to prevent heart attacks and if they take calcium and magnesium citrate supplements they will prevent 50% heart ache...the other 50% depends on blood type. Trust you are recovering well and if you send me your blood type info, I will give you some tips. All the best Chabad
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oldokie Premium
Good morning, nice to meet you. I am of course on heart med's now but am willing to try all things. Blood is O+. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I have an idea I know what your niche will be. Let me know when your sites is up and I will give it a look. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Hello ... the blood type O is acidic, so there are certain foods that create high acid levels not suitable to your DNA...wheat, dairy and fast foods. Try eliminating these for one month and feel the difference...plus extra calcium and magnesium citrate supplement.

Ciao Chabad
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for the follow up, will give that a try. I seldom eat fast foods anyway, so that should be easy. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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drummer55 Premium
Nice meeting you hope you are feeling better
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oldokie Premium
Nice meeting you to, and I'm felling much better.
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JK-KK30yrs Premium
Hi James, Thanks for the follow! What awesome goals! I had 7 siblings, he passed away in 2006, so now there's 6.
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oldokie Premium
Your are welcome. I lost a sister in a vehicle crash in 1987. The rest of us are doing reasonably well, time is beginning to catch up with all of us. The youngest is 56, the oldest 72. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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tagrich Premium
Wow I'm from a family with 2 siblings and I can't even imagine 10 siblings. James stumbled you have upon a absolute way to accomplish your magnificent vision. Welcome to WA
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Cserpent Premium
Hello James thankyou for the follow
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome
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Bbri858 Premium
Thank you for the follow, James.. I wish you great success in the future.
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome and thank you
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Calypso47 Premium
What a wonderful, wonderful initiative. Congratulations.

I hope this is not too political for WA, but really--how does one of the world's wealthiest nations have such a ghastly health system? From a non-American perspective, this is cruel and absurd. All I can say is that I am glad my precious eldest daughter, who has 'terminal' breast cancer, is being treated in London at one of the world's best cancer hospitals, FREE under the NHS, to which she is entitled as both her husband and father were born in London, so she has a EU passport. I weep for the people I hear about in America going broke because their health has failed. It is simply not right.
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oldokie Premium
I was ok with the health care I received, it was the support post surgery that is seriously lacking. Maybe we can help someone else not find themselves in that situation. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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VMahony Premium
Hi James. Looks like I got myself in trouble with the powers or something. My EBay feed was not working and I went to support for help and this is what they said.


Website Help about an hour ago
Vivian,

WA blocks all outgoing requests to remote servers, we also do not allow websites that fetch data from remote sites or sites that needs recurring connections to remote server.

Get back to us with the login details/ steps to reproduce the issue and API key and other info to be filled for activation so that we can check this for you.

I was not aware that this would be a problem and am waiting for them to answer. I did what they asked and hope I don't get fired. I was just trying to monetize my site. They give the tools, then this?

Any suggestions?
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oldokie Premium
That's new to me. Have you tried asking the question in a class room? I would be interested in the answer myself. Sorry I couldn't help. Have a wonderful evening.
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VMahony Premium
I will do that.
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Kyirrie Premium
Hi James and welcome to WA :) It's great to have you as part of my network. Thanks for following and I wish you all the best!
Cheers,
Lynette
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oldokie Premium
Thank you and best to you also. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Profithog Premium
Thanks for the follow James. Sorry I am just now getting around to posting but I appreciate the kindness and wish you every success here at WA :-)
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oldokie Premium
Your are welcome, have a wonderful and productive day.
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WillingToTry Premium
Hello James,
I just wish to say thank you for the follow and to let you know that I am following you back! Your aspirations are truly noble and for all the criteria required when embracing the "pay it forward" principle.
May all your endeavours and helping others culminate in success.
Kind regards,
Arthur.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you, success if more likely here than other programs I have tried. Have a wonderful day.
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sjk633 Premium
Greetings James - appreciate the Follow and have, appropriately, responded in kind. I see you're making significant headway in the 90-day challenge. Well done! Keep up the good work.

Haha - how do the daughters feel about you broadcasting their ages to the WA world? Probably better keep that a secret :)

All the best to you & your family...
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. My daughters don't know I've let that cat out of the bag, so let's keep that between us. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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JosieM Premium
Thank you for the follow. I wish you all the very best in your journey here :)
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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Wow that is so awesome I can kind of relate I have been an independent contractor for 15 years of my life and know exactly what you mean about having nothing to show for it. Your goal is admirable and I truly believe that you will be successful at it. When we have a passion for something it is so easy to sell it! You will do great!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for your encouraging statement. I do need to get back to work somewhere, but i won't go that route again. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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You know oldokie while you are building your website there are online customer service jobs that will pay you by the hour. Message me and I will give you more details.
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oldokie Premium
Have to be a premium member to private massage. Let me know when you upgrade and I will drop a line.
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holidays43 Premium
Thanks for the follow !! all the best :)
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you.
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RobHoughton Premium
Hi James. Thanks for sharing your story. I wish you luck.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful day
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Bizkid55 Premium
Wow that is quite a story James I think the best kind of insurance now day is just to take care of yourself by exercising, eating a healthy diet and supplementing and maybe meditation for stress but I wish you the best of luck because because you can't really depend on Obamacare and I think your idea is great maybe you can get Gates or Buffet to partner on. Dream Big my friend!
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oldokie Premium
I agree, I've had a lot of years of bad habits to recover from. Pizza, the only problem I have with pizza is putting it down. I've applied for and received my Veteran benefits now. The veteran's hospital in Oklahoma City is excellent. Gates or Buffet, that would be great wouldn't it. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Bizkid55 Premium
Thank you James and there even is healthy Pizza out there but you have to make it @ home and use healthy ingredients no white flour. It takes extra time and a lot of people would just rather have someone else make it. Good luck!
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DebraF Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow. Thanks for sharing your amazing story, sounds like you are definitely ready for your second chance. Wishing you much success, Deb
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, and thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful and productive.
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lmr88 Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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jkell05 Premium
Hi James. Thanks for the follow. I had similar problems after a cancer diagnosis. I was out of action for 3 years. Im fighting fit again now but i know its a struggle finding the help financially when you are unable to work and your information will be invaluable to others. I hope you are feeling much stronger again now. Julie.
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome. I'm happy you beat the cancer, that's a pretty serious diagnosis. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks for the follow
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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Dennie Premium
Thanks for following and am following you back. I hope you're fully fit now and excited by your "2nd chance".
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you for your best wishes. I am excited by the 2nd chance and trying to take full advantage of it. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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cloux Premium
Hi Oldokie! Thanks for following me. You have had a hard journey, but I am glad you are here! You made it. I look forward to seeing your success!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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You have come to the right place. Best of luck with your new venture.
Dennis.
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jjager194 Premium
Thanks for the follow! I shall follow you now!
Cheers,
Jordan
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lowen73 Premium
James, sorry to hear of your struggles, but it is the struggles in life that make us stronger. WA has the tools that can make us a good income on a regular basis. Am looking forward to establishing such an income and hope you do the same. Great to meet you!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for your well wishes. Struggles can become assets if you learn from them. That's what we are doing here my friend. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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mattwolf Premium
thank you for following.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at WA Matt!
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mattwolf Premium
thank you Kyle! feel very welcomed
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Kyle Premium
Great to hear Matt and of course if you need anything moving forward just let me know. :)
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mattwolf Premium
I am going through the lessons now, I'm on the part of creating content going through the Dashboard, I will be sure to ask thank you :)
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, you are doing great man!
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PeterShelton Premium
Welcome to WA James and thank you for your follow. I wish you every success in achieving such a worthwhile goal
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oldokie Premium
your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day
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whos Premium
Thanks for the follow. Following you back now. Wish you well.
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oldokie Premium
your welcome and thank you
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marty-b Premium
thanks for the following. Assisting people in difficulty is just great, I think that is a good niche. Why don't you give it a try?
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oldokie Premium
your welcome, I am going to work that in. Have a wonderful and productive day
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RTennien Premium
Thanks for following me!
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, James. What an admirable goal. You've been through a lot and I wish you much success in your endeavors here. ~Debbi
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oldokie Premium
Thank you so much. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Hunter777 Premium
I like your style and courage. I live in England where we have the great NHS and don't often realise how lucky we are here, apart from the weather of course! But you should follow your gut instinct and your heart felt mission and with determination, you will succeed. God Bless you!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for your kind words. I visited England during one of my Army tours to Germany. Loved it. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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oldokie Premium
Your are welcome Max, and welcome back.
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maxser67 Premium
Thanks for following James!
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RMichael Premium
Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for following me! I am still learning to build my site and learn about affiliate marketing so I apologize for the delay in my gratitude for following me!
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oldokie Premium
your welcome, and no need to apologize, the lessons and building your site are the priority. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Pangaea Premium
thanks. keep shining. u are a star.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, I've been called a lot of things, but never been called a star. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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AL13 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Will. Wishing you best of luck!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, and best of luck to you to.
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wazimin Premium
Thanks for the follow back and welcome to WA! Best of luck here, Will
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful day.,
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germanguy Premium
Thank you for the follow James. And the follow goes back of course ;)
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome and Thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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oldokie Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. That is a very compelling story. Hope all is going well for you now. This is a wonderful place to learn a new skill and build a business that will prevent the kind of issues we have faced in the past. Stay in touch and post you site so i can give it a look when your ready. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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So glad to meet the stronger you.

That non-profit is an excellent idea, Oldokie.

My husband is an electrician. He cut off part of his finger at a side job, in 2013, went to the ER, they reattached it and told him it might not hold. He works for a temporary agency so he had no medical benefits or sick days. It was on his dominant hand. His finger began to decompose. But because we had no insurance we couldn't find a doctor that would do the surgery to amputate his finger. When we were no longer able to afford to see the specialist who finally agreed to see him at $250 per visit; we were forced to go to the ER for antibiotics and pain meds. I had been out of work for 3 months; so everyday since the accident, I'd get up at 4am to clean his wound and put new bandages on his decomposing finger and off to work he went. Until one morning 3 weeks in. He decided he would let me sleep and bandaged his own finger. Sure enough; the bandage fell off at work exposing his zombie finger. He was sent home. His temporary status also meant no FMLA and no unemployment benefits. He also did not qualify for disability because you have to wait a year. We had already been struggling due to my joblessness and due to 3 surgeries our youngest daughter had the previous year. I called our home lender and explained our situation. I told the man on the other side of the phone that we were going through rough times and that I needed to ask for a loan modification, because we would not be able to make payments on our home. I told him it was only a technicality to buy us time until we were back on track. I told him as soon as our situation changed we would make as many double payments to get us up to date. I sent him all the paperwork needed and focused every fiber on my faith. I was determined that this would not end us. We lived on the bare minimum on my $275/wk unemployment benefits. We went to a food bank. It's amazing what a simple act of kindness can do for a person. We applied for Obamacare, but their waiting list was unreal. Shortly after I got a job. I hated it, but it was good money and we finally had benefits. I kept up with my end of the bargain and began to make payments to our home and every week spoke with my representative on the modification. Three months later, my benefits kicked in. That same day the Obamacare people called to say we qualified for benefits. Sure would have saved us lots of money, if only they'd called months earlier. Thanks to my insurance, my husband was able to have the amputation 4 days later and was soon able to go back to work. I called my guy at the mortgage company and thanked him for his help and let him know he could stop the modification process. Then we had to deal with the mountain of medical bills. A portion of the surgery had to be paid up front due to our large deductible. The hospital bills totaled $14,000. I negotiated them down to $7000 and steadily paid off every penny. It took us a year. Our credit took a hit too; but thankfully we are in a better position than where we started. I look back and remember the overwhelming feeling of peace and determination we maintained. We were in a cage, and the fight was on. Fear and doubt were not options. We looked them both straight in the eye; they saw Who was with us, and ran.

We know Who we believe in. His word says if He takes care of the little birds, He will take care of me.

God loves us all. We matter to Him. He sends angels to take care of us. That's why we have to show we are grateful for His mercy every chance we get and do onto others and pay it forward to the extent that we can.
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possumlane Premium
Oh boy - love your testimony and you are right God is there to help those who put their faith and trust in him - I had a baby in the back of the car many years ago while driving across the desert from Sydney to Perth when there was no road - just a dirt track really, and still over 1500 miles from my destination. Can't tell you all the things that happened to me that others do not understand BUT I do. We made headline news but to this day no one can find the 'people' (angels) that were there to help me. There was even a triple certified nursing sister living out there who left her husband 3 months after I had the baby so stick to your faith - it will ALWAYS get you through and pray for the founders of this program -
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Sensei23 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Best wishes!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful and productive day.
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netgold Premium
Hi Oldokie,
I want to believe you have taken the right decision by looking for something that won't be too stressful after your heart operation
if properly done and still scale up and make enough money to take care of all your needs over time.

You can work it out at your own time with consistence and determination to make a success of it over time.
You need to be alert and be willing to learn from others all the way up.

The beauty of WA is that it has grown a community that has the mindset of helping each other the way up.

There are also some mechanism that make one to grow continuously building one's business besides the online entreprenuer and affiliate bootcamp. So, make it a habit to take a peep at the weekly training/webinar. It has a lot of rich stuff that are helpful.

I would suggest you study and take action on the two mentioned above diligently.
Before you are through with those two while asking for help every moment of the way, you must have gained enough expertise and become confident to start making money online.

Wishing you all the best.
Samuel
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for the tips, I will take them to heart. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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hirohurl Premium
Hi James, Thank you for following me. I have just reciprocated.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Wayne66 Premium
Hi James. Just wanted to thank you for following me. I will add you to my network. How's it going for you with your 90 day challenge.? Hope it's going well. Keep on.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. I'm glad I took that challenge. It's become a morning routine now and my rank has gone from 3497 to 242 and its only day 26. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Nenad Premium
Hi James, thanks for having me in your network. All the best!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you.
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netgold Premium
Hi Oldokie,
welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Thanks for following me. I'm already following you back. Wishing you best of success
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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SeanOnline Premium
Hi James!
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Hello James.Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow. You have a warm heart and I wish you all the best in establishing a business to help people. Regards.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Tomachop Premium
Hi James. I appreciate you choosing to follow me. I am so sorry to hear of your employment woes, but I wish you all of the success in WA. My prayer is you adventure here will payoff quickly for you.

Happy Thanksgiving
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, I needed a break anyway. Best to you and yours. Have a wonderful and productive day
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Hello kind sir !
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oldokie Premium
Hello Chedly! Welcome to WA. If you are looking for a community where members are willing to help each other out you have landed in the right place. Follow the lessons and ask plenty of questions and you will be up and running in no time. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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YMerritt Premium
Hello and thank you for the following. I wish you much success here at WA.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you.
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Thuule Premium
H Oldokiei, thank you for the follow. I'm new here and I'm anxious to become an active part in this community.
And good luck with your good work.
Ann
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and welcome to the community. Have a wonderful and productive day
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BrunoDF Premium
Thanks for the follow.
All the best.
Bruno
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful and productive day
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motobill Premium
Hi James. Thanks for the Follow. I wish all the best for you. I'm just getting started so I'm looking forward to what I can do with all these tools and community!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome. Your possibilities are endless at WA. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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valkorum Premium
Thank you for the follow.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome. Have a great and productive day.
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Thank you for following me. I am following you as well. Best of luck in all your business endeavors! Have a great day!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Best to you also, have a wonderful and productive day
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rviljean Premium
Thank you for following me and be part of my network. Following back!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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ricardo1 Premium
James, First of all welcome to WA. Despite the hardships you have encountered in your life, you still made the wise decision to upgrade to Premium Member. Congratulations! What I foresee in your future great things coming your way because of some misfortunes you have had. Through it all you still have a bright future through WA. Much success on your journey.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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DouglasNolan Premium
Thanks for the follow. Following you back.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you also
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Surya1500 Premium
Thank you
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oldokie Premium
Your are welcome.
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Thank you for the follow James!
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oldokie Premium
You are welcome. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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HappyRaven Premium
James, thank you for the follow. I just signed on yesterday and am anxious to get involved in this vast community. I see you started in October. Any advice for a new affiliate?
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oldokie Premium
Good morning, And your welcome. I'm still a newbie myself. But my best advice would be to follow the lessons, ask questions and learn how to move around the community. Watch for training under members profiles. The members have a wealth of experience and are very willing to share they're knowledge. Make sure you start with the right course. Bootcamp is for promoting WA, Take the Get Started (green Button) course if you already have a niche. Welcome and Best wishes to you and yours. Have a wonderful and very productive day.
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HappyRaven Premium
Thank you for your support. It has only been two days and I can tell I am not alone out here. I'm excited about this great opportunity to learn step by step.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome. Pay close attention in your first couple of lessons. Kyle explains how to move through the community. I started the entrepreneur course today and learned a few things I missed the first time. Have a good evening.
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lindasea Premium
Hello James!

I am honored that you have chosen to include me in your network, thank you so much for your follow and for the oh so very kind and thoughtful words you left in my WA space.

What a noble goal you have set for yourself. Not only will you be an entrepreneur but it sounds like a philanthropist too!

I would love to see you reach these goals and I believe being a part of WA is the mechanism to get there. So...I will keep my eyes open for what you will creatively bubble to the surface.

Linda

P.S. I HAVE DROPPED INTO YOUR SITE AND LEFT A COMMENT THERE FOR YOU!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you for your kind words. What browser did you use to visit my site? I'm having an issue getting my comments section to always show up on my site. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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lindasea Premium
Hello James! I was using Chrome! I did have to poke around a bit to find the comment feature on your site. It was not evident from the stream of information. I have to say I'm not sure now how I did find it. I believe it was by going through other comments and finding a link to add my comment to that comment stream.

Should I drill down on this more? Or does this help?

Linda
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oldokie Premium
That helps a lot. I was just surprised that you had found comments. I keep working on it. I've done something wrong in the set-up. I just wanted to eliminate the browser as a suspect. Thank you so much for you time.
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome! So on we go...
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Jtazz Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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OralC Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow and it is nice to meet you. I do trust that your dreams will be realized as you seek to help others.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you. I have added timelines to my dreams, they're goals now and will be much easier to accomplish. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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jessbrown Premium
Hi James! Thanks for stopping by my site! I just gave you a follow! I hope you're having a great weekend! :)
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oldokie Premium
Your are welcome, I enjoyed the tour. Thanks for the follow. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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jessbrown Premium
Thank you!! I'm glad you did! I hope your day is wonderful and productive as well! :)
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trumpetjazz Premium
Greetings James. I'm from Saint Louis Mo. Thanks for the follow. Good luck and success with your dreams, life goals and health.
Michael
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oldokie Premium
Thank you so much, have a wonderful and productive day.
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abe17 Premium
Hi James,
thanks for the follow,
I am sure you have already realized, you are in the right place, to help you achieve your goals.
wishing you every success,
Graham :-)
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you, have a wonderful and productive day.
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Bluegum Premium
Welcome James, I know your situation so well. I'm listening...
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oldokie Premium
Hello Blue. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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BhaskaranN Premium
Hi James,
Thanks for the follow. I wish you the very best.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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gentak Premium
Hello James, thank you for adding me to your network...I wish you nothing but success..All the best=)
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you, have a wonderful and productive day.
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ebizblogger Premium
Thanks for connecting James, wish you good luck with your non-profit org.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful day
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Toe-Knee Premium
Hi James, thanks for following, all the best.

Cheers, Tony.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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I know exactly what your are saying been there. I didn't have a heart attack I caught it in time but still had to have open heart surgery double bypass at 39 years old. I have a job but couldn't afford insurance but now you have to so this taps into more of my earned money. I missed nearly 10 weeks worth of work. The hospital actually took car of most of it I am very grateful and blessed. I still had doctors fees and miscellaneous other charges. I just wanted to say its awesome what you are doing.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you so much. 39 seems pretty young for bypass surgery, hope all is going well now. My research is making me wonder how much need there is for an organization like I have in mind. I might have been in more of a unique situation than I thought. Not qualifying for any kind of assistance for even a short period of time is rare. On the other hand, if there's only one person or family I could help, I would be ok with that. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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jaker Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow I have done the same. I too have been in that situation and am so happy to see someone doing something about it!!! If there is anything I can do to help please let me know!!!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, and thank you. going to start some research today to determine the need for an organization like I have in mind. I'm new at this so I'm sure there's going to be a lot to learn.
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kbeaudoin Premium
Hello James! Thanks for adding me! ^_^

I love and admire that you want to help as a result of the pain and struggles you have been through. I sincerely hope you will be able to accomplish this! I believe in you!

Kylie
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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JennKC Premium
Hi James. It sounds like you had quite the rough patch! I have also had a few surgeries over the past 10 years or so. I'm lucky enough that I live in Canada, with much better health care - no costs for hospital stays. I've been through the whole disability thing too...
I love your long term goals. It sounds like a very good fit for you. I wish you well!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you and have a great day.
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AwesomeWoman Premium
I've been there and can relate to your profile! If I can help in any way, let me know. By the way, I was recently in Missouri...and blogged about it...http://getoffmybuttandgooutside.com/castlewood-state-park-lone-wolf-trail-st-louisofallon-mo-hike Have a great day! All the very best success to you now and always! ~ t
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oldokie Premium
Thought those pictures looked familiar, I was just looking at you website today. Very good. I left MO. a while back, but will always be my second home. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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AlinaR Premium
Thank you for following me! I have returned the favor. Good luck!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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ingro Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow !
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, have a wonderful and productive day
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MikeLawrence Premium
Thank you for following me.
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Your welcome. have a wonderful and productive day.
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dalan78 Premium
Hello and thanks for following me. Good luck with your non-profit goal! That is a truly honorable project.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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thanks for following me.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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Ckrabbe Premium
Thank you for the follow and I wish you all of the Best.
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Your welcome
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Thank you for the follow all the best.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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inphase Premium
Hi James, thanks for following. I can relate to your issues, I had open heart surgery on 2th May this year. Also with no medical, insurance etc. but I am fortunate to still work, although a lot of it is from home.
All the best James, hang in there and look after your heart health.
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oldokie Premium
Glad your ok now, I am hoping to be able to work entirely from home and make at least enough to survive. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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Zailinah Premium
Hi James,
Thanks for the follow. Read your post on scams history - found it interesting and I like the way you injected humour in your articles. Tweeted it and shared on FB:) Oh yes, hope you don't mind but just want to point out a spelling mistake in your post "I recently read an article titled “11 Tips Too Cope with A Job You Hate” - the word "too".
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, and no, I do not mind readers pointing out mistakes. In fact am counting on it. will go right now and correct it. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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robinsg Premium
James , thanks for following me . Have been going thru your sites and journey so far , you sound just like me- same place in life.
Really like your direction , any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Been in WA for just over a week now, started Bootcamp two days ago.
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oldokie Premium
Welcome, and if we have anything in common, I believe we have finally found our place in life. We need to take advantage of the experience here while offering our own as best we can. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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kenanwar Premium
Hi James, keep up the good work...My Best wishes for u with
WA
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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Sandile Premium
Hi James, Thanks for following. Best of luck!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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RobertC44 Premium
Hi James. Thanks for the follow. I'll be keeping an eye on you all the way from New Zealand. Keep up the good work. Robert.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you Robert, have a productive day.
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kayemon Premium
Hi James. Welcome and good luck!
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there James, thanks for the follow and good luck with all that you do here at WA.
Mark
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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BoldChanges Premium
Thanks for the follow. Your goals are wonderful and I wish you great success not only in helping others, but in continuing along your path as it seems you may have just found your passion!

Best,
Sue
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you for your encouraging words.
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ggates Premium
Thanks for the follow, wish you all the luck, see u at the top.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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LowellAnn Premium
oldokie - Thanks for the follow. Your story makes me glad to hear you will be helping others take care of their future.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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Bisonbass Premium
Hello and thank you for the follow. Have followed right back.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and Thank you
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Hello James, glad to meet you. :) Wishing you much success from one Missourian to another. This is a great place. Hope to see you around.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you, maybe we will meet in Vegas next year
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RockWA Premium
Hi Oldokie,
Thanks for the follow...More power to all of us...=)
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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annarella Premium
Hi Oldokie,
Thanks very much for the follow! Best wishes to you! May you enjoy great success here at WA! ☺
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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gpeeples Premium
Hi Oldokie thanks for following me. Hope you doing well. You wish you nothing but prosperity and good health on your journey here. See u at the top. Greg P.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, and thank you
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TGrisaft Premium
Thanks for the follow and I truly believe WA will help us all. Wish you all the best and hope your health is continuing to improve.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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TedBliss Premium
Many Blessings on your effort and all the success with WA to make your dreams come true. Ted
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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RichieBarone Premium
Hi James; thanks for the follow and back at ya! Blessings on your AD-venture here! Hang in there! (i hear ya!)
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oldokie Premium
You welcome and thank you. Have a productive day.
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LH-CLUB Premium
Hello James. thank you and have a great time at WA.

All the best,

Lou
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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Mike1942 Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow! I did the same for you. By the way, how did you know my story (less the heart attack)?
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oldokie Premium
Hello Mike, it's funny isn't it, how many people that story fits. Have a great day and good luck.
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minli Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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Chuck101 Premium
James, Assisting people will pay off handsomely for all involved. Good luck, Chuck
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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Melisha Premium
Hello James, thank you for the follow and welcome to WA.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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KimberlyMA Premium
Thanks for the follow;).
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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mylou Premium
Thanks for the follow. Followed you back :). If you are interested in gardening, you may want to check out our site: http://ezigardening.com/. All the best...
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and Thank you. Your website looks good. I will leave the gardening to other. I have a black thumb.
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PansyB Premium
Hi Oldokie, Welcome to WA. I am sure you will like it here. There is only one 'problem'. You have to be focussed. However, the community here will help you with that. Thanks for following me. I am right behind too.
Wishing you all the best in your ventures.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you and good luck.
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darrylsd Premium
Welcome to the family and thanks for the follow. It's been said if you help enough people get what they want you'll get what you want. HELP SOME PEOPLE MAN!!!!
Darryl
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oldokie Premium
Will do, thank youl
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Sincere Premium
Thank you for following, I am now following you. To our success.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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sidon Premium
Hi Oldokie!
Thanks to follow and hope you are well.
Wishing you all the best in new venture.
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome
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Firekeeper Premium
Hi James, thanks for following. I'll return the favor and follow you back. Wish you all the best and cu around ;-)
Stefan
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome and thank you
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Bogey12 Premium
Hello James and thanks for the follow. I am sorry for the misfortunes you have gone through, but I believe you are blessed with the idea to help others that you have. I wish you great success!
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oldokie Premium
Your welcome, misfortunes are lessons that usually need to be learned. Have a wonderful day.
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Bogey12 Premium
Good point, have a great day yourself!
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Janh64 Premium
Thank you for your message and I sincerely hope that both of us will reach our goals.
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oldokie Premium
Me to. Have a great day
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psrider Premium
Hi James, thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best in your new venture.

Pat
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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amethystmoon Premium
Thanks for the follow james. I just rejoined the wa today. I think your goals are great. I will be following you
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oldokie Premium
Thank you and welcome back.
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kmk2015 Premium
Hi, Oldokie.
Thanks for the follow.
What a great goals, hope that you succeed.
Wish you luck and great success here and with your non-profit.
All the best.
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oldokie Premium
Thank you
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Thank you for the follow! Wishing you success!
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