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    [–] ICE self install Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in cars

    Yeah it's a mazda 3 hatchback, I was thinking more along the lines of a sealed box anyway. I've got up to £600 to spend, so I can afford something decent. Little bit of looking aroind suggests that 12 inch is generally best overall, so that's likely what I'll go for. Thanks for the response.

    [–] ICE self install Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in cars

    Thanks for the recommendation, but I'm in the UK. Probably should have stated that in my post. Whoops.

    [–] What video games are loved by almost everyone but you either consider mediocre or even bad? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Minecraft. It looks like ass, bored the hell out of me after ten minutes and I just don't get the appeal. But it's available on every console, pc, phones, smart devices, fridge and microwave at this point. I don't get it.

    [–] ICE self install Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in cars

    So it's not really any mrke difficult or different that it was on my old car many years ago, that had twin output that went into the amp then onto the sub from there, the header controlled the sound and the amp had manual settings (no remote cos this was a good decade back haha) I'd like minimal fuss and just plus and play, but it does sound like with a little research I should be able to easily do it. Cheers. Just need to research the right kit now I guess :) fun times ahead.

    [–] In 3 days marijuana will be legalized in Canada, what effect do you think this will have? Flaming_gerbil 0 points ago in AskReddit

    You're going to tell me caffeine is not addictive? And that caffeine withdrawal isn't a thing? It's still an addictive substance just like alcohol and tobacco, maybe not as dangerous as those, but still harmful.

    I think you misunderstood my comment about taxes, the government receive a taxable revenue stream - which means they have a new thing they can add taxes onto, rather than it being sold illegally and the profits going to who knows where to fund who knows what.

    It's 4am here and I'm tired. Maybe my wording was off, idk.

    [–] In 3 days marijuana will be legalized in Canada, what effect do you think this will have? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in AskReddit

    Pizza sales will increase by 7%

    Mature documentary viewership will increase 22%

    The government will have a new source of taxes from legal sales

    People will no longer get a criminal record for doing something they are doing anyway

    Alcohol, tobacco and caffeine are far more harmful drugs and these are all legal.

    Edit : clarity

    [–] Title Flaming_gerbil 7 points ago in powerwashingporn

    If this is porn, then its equivalent is that moment the woman is being choked while sucking dick making that hrgurblgurblgurble noise, all recorded by a tweaked out cameraman who's never held a camera before. r/powerwashinggore

    [–] What is perfectly legal but creepy as hell? Flaming_gerbil 5 points ago in AskReddit

    They should cast ginger Chris Evans as captain Britain. Cos why not.

    [–] What is perfectly legal but creepy as hell? Flaming_gerbil 15 points ago in AskReddit

    I actually forgot for a moment that Chris Evans is the actor who plays captain America, and was under the impression you meant the UK radio DJ Chris Evans and was wondering why people wanted him to sit on their face.

    [–] Japanese people of Reddit, what are things you don't get about western people? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    They wear suits tailored for Americans. It's well documented that the average American is around 17 times larger than the average Japanese, so you can fit an entire Japanese office in one American suit.

    /s shouldn't be needed but putting it anyway.

    [–] What's the most accurate stereotype? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I am English. Never drink tea. Where is your god now?

    [–] [Serious] What sort of mental health support is available in the UK for free beyond being on a waiting list for well over a year? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    He's already barely seeing his daughter and they refuse to increase his time with her until he gets help, you can guarantee that if he self harms then he loses access to her entirely and she is what keeps him going.

    But you're right, if he slashed his wrists, took a load of pills etc, then he'd probaby get sectioned and get some help, but that isn't the route he wants to take.

    Its really hard seeing him when he's breaking into tears and lashing out at those close to him, he's already lost a few friends due to it, which only exacerbates the situation. We've been friends for 30 years and I've had occasions where its been hard to see him or I've felt like avoiding him.

    I've lost 2 friends to suicide in the last 10 years. I do not want to lose any more.

    [–] [Serious] What sort of mental health support is available in the UK for free beyond being on a waiting list for well over a year? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    They don't count him as being in crisis because he isn't self harming. Ridiculous, I know. He cannot afford private unfortunately and has accessed help from samaritans and Andys man club, but this is limited help compared to what he needs.

    [–] [Serious] What sort of mental health support is available in the UK for free beyond being on a waiting list for well over a year? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in AskReddit

    I couldn't put in title, but I've posted all this on behalf of a friend.

    He's mid 30s, refuses to use Facebook due to his ex stalking him and harassing him on there, and doesn't currently work (I don't use it either).

    He's asked his gp for help, but beyond what they've offered, which is a year plus waiting list so far, nothing.

    He's not self harming etc, but says he almost wishes he was so maybe they'd take him seriously, but also knows he will likely never see his daughter again should he do this.

    We did look into private options, but from what we can find, cost is from £50-£200 per session, which is way out of reach.

    It's appalling that mental health is taken so lax, and it seems especially lacking for male victims of domestic abuse.

    Edit : a word / formatting

    [–] [Serious] What sort of mental health support is available in the UK for free beyond being on a waiting list for well over a year? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Bit of context : posting on behalf of my friend who is in a really bad place right now, and there's a limit to how much support his friend group can give him.

    He has been on the waiting list for NHS mental health services for 18 months with no sign of any help coming soon.

    Has accessed samaritans and Andys man club (with my support) but they have been limited amounts of help.

    We have tried to look into private options for him, it all come at a cost that he cannot afford.

    He's had to deal with domestic abuse and the stigma men get for dealing with this, and his mental health has lead to him losing access to his young daughter until he seeks help.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    [–] What video game did you play and love but can remember almost nothing about? Flaming_gerbil 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Robocod. No that is not a typo. You were some sort of fish person with a stretchy body and it was a platformer. Beyond that... Yeah.