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The Best of The Week

I mentioned a police safety check in my last write up. So what the heck is that?

On the internet it's called a police wellness check or police welfare check. The most obvious use is if someone has a suicide threat and we can't get a safety contract. Another use is if your 90 year old mom is supposed to call you each morning from another state and she doesn't.....

A safety contract is essentially saying: I can be at your house in (15 minutes, 2 hours, 24 hours). Can you promise not to harm yourself until then? I got a contract from my sister when she called me: my father and I flew down within 24 hours and then we talked. As a physician I knew how to use the system. I called her doctor and her doctor found an inpatient bed. We walked into the emergency room with them expecting us. The psychiatrist was called by the emergency room doctor and my sister went voluntarily. This has all sorts of advantages over a "hold" where it's involuntary in…

In video games

Kiting is the action of keeping a video game monster or other enemy chasing the player, while the enemy receives damage from ranged attacks delivered at a safe distance.

In single player games, the person kiting is also the person attacking the enemy, without assistance. In multiplayer games, the kite may perform other actions, such as healing allies (which can raise aggression against them from enemies) while allies attack the enemies from behind or from other…

I have had a question for a long time. Well, as long as I have been living in South America. It is a question that I am sometimes afraid of asking, because it carries a long weight of cultural prejudice and ignorance with it, but it is a question I can't avoid wondering about, can't avoid asking.

If you are dealing with stereotypes, Latinos, Spanish and Portuguese speakers in South America, are gregarious, friendly, sociable people who form close family groups and social groups. Of…

News for Noders

November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.

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