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(Daily Mail)   Note to self: Do not try to kick a live grenade away from you (warning: graphic)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 80
    More: Scary, Bangkok, Thai Police, riots, grenades, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra  
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2014-02-19 08:14:12 PM
Ouch. Probably would have been better off remaining behind the shield.
 
2014-02-19 08:15:17 PM
Bet he's kicking himself now -- or trying anyway.
 
2014-02-19 08:38:47 PM
Is he wearing a cape?
 
2014-02-19 09:37:00 PM
Apparently, he did not lose his foot. From this article: The policeman was identified as Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Teeradet Ui-Charoen. Medical workers said he suffered severe legs injuries from the grenade blast, but the wounds fortunately did not need amputation.

They aren't sure if he'll be able to completely recover and walk normally again, but he still has his legs.

BTW, in case anyone is unclear about the protests and any violence associated with them, this is only happening in a small part of the city, and the other 99% of the city is unaffected. If anyone wants up to the moment details, I highly recommend following @RichardBarrow on Twitter. Especially if you are in or are planning to go to Bangkok.

/live in Bangkok, so getting a kick...
//pretty much completely unaffected by the protesting, except for having to go to an alt. location to get a re-entry permit for a trip I'm taking next month
 
2014-02-19 09:41:28 PM
It was just a cop and they all deserve to die

/Am I doing this right?
 
2014-02-19 09:42:08 PM
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

/Obligatory.
 
2014-02-19 09:43:16 PM
That is a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation.
 
2014-02-19 09:44:16 PM
I thought that army etc. were trained to kick or throw away if it lands too close to get away? Especially if there are other people that close that maybe can't see the grenade because of their shields?
 
2014-02-19 09:44:29 PM

skinink: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

/Obligatory.


Dammit!
 
2014-02-19 09:45:08 PM
That probably hurts a bit more than going through an airport turn style sideways.
 
2014-02-19 09:46:33 PM
He wasen't kicking it away from himself, he was trying to get it away from everyone else.
 
2014-02-19 09:51:10 PM
Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Teeradet Ui-Charoen looked down at the grenade.  His eyes widened.

"That grenade," he thought, "My wife made that grenade.  Shoddy quality.  She can't make shoes right. We gonna die"

(excerpt from 'Why My Stupid Ass Kicked A Grenade' by Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Teeradet Ui-Charoen)
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2014-02-19 09:52:48 PM

Huskadoodle: He wasen't kicking it away from himself, he was trying to get it away from everyone else.


Yep. The smart thing would be to run away. This dude did the not smart, but goddamn brave thing, and deserves his efforts applauded.
 
2014-02-19 09:55:09 PM
What kinda protest they got going on there that people are throwing grenades?!

And where do protesters get grenades?
 
2014-02-19 09:56:29 PM

Coolfusis: Huskadoodle: He wasen't kicking it away from himself, he was trying to get it away from everyone else.

Yep. The smart thing would be to run away. This dude did the not smart, but goddamn brave thing, and deserves his efforts applauded.


He should have just shielded everyone with his giant brass balls.
 
2014-02-19 09:57:38 PM
Talk to people who have been in the military and went through grenade training and you just might hear some hair-raising stories.

My favorite is the guy who pulled the pin and threw....the pin.
Yeah. I'm sure that was a w-t-h moment for the instructor.
 
2014-02-19 09:59:09 PM

Callous: What kinda protest they got going on there that people are throwing grenades?!

And where do protesters get grenades?


I thought all protesters are armed with grenades.(?) I guess those in the Ukraine didn't get their rations yet.
 
2014-02-19 10:01:46 PM
Running away wasn't really a good option given how stacked up they were and the inability to get everyone to recognize the threat in time to move.  Either kicking it away or trying to smother it/shield yourself with the riot shield, neither option is great.  Kicking it resulted in his horrible outcome, The shields are not designed to take that kind of pressure and would have probably failed doing little to minimize the damage of the shrapnel that would have torn through those police.  There were very few good options in that situation and he tried to do what he could in a bad situation. When protestors are throwing grenades, it can be time to abandon the passive techniques and utilize more active force (rubber bullets, kneeknockers, tear gas, pepperballs, flash bangs, even live fire warning shots to push back or disburse the crowd.  A grenade is escalating to lethal force and you can't ask the police to sit there taking casualties and not respond.
 
2014-02-19 10:05:06 PM

Callous: He should have just shielded everyone with his giant brass balls.


Perhapse he would have.

WTF, Fark Retro?
 
2014-02-19 10:05:52 PM

Resident Muslim: Talk to people who have been in the military and went through grenade training and you just might hear some hair-raising stories.

My favorite is the guy who pulled the pin and threw....the pin.
Yeah. I'm sure that was a w-t-h moment for the instructor.


Was it this guy?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIdOZsEubYc

/"No, you owe me FIFTY!!!"
 
2014-02-19 10:07:17 PM

Callous: What kinda protest they got going on there that people are throwing grenades?!

And where do protesters get grenades?


I'm more curious if this was a real grenade or some improvised thing. But yeah, bringing explosives to a protest against being in a police state does seem like one of those "good idea, bad idea" second halfs.
 
2014-02-19 10:07:19 PM
With grenades, there's generally not a hell of a lot of time to react due to the fuse.  Kicking, throwing, whatever...your best bet is to find a shield, or just try to keep it from taking everyone else out.
 
2014-02-19 10:17:13 PM
I bet he won't try that again.
 
2014-02-19 10:17:27 PM
Note to the daily mail: grenades and missiles are not the same thing.
 
2014-02-19 10:20:38 PM

Kit Fister: With grenades, there's generally not a hell of a lot of time to react due to the fuse.  Kicking, throwing, whatever...your best bet is to find a shield, or just try to keep it from taking everyone else out.


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2014-02-19 10:23:52 PM
I guess they need to rebuild him. Make him stronger. Make him better, yet still human.

RoboThai!
 
2014-02-19 10:26:50 PM

KidneyStone: It was just a cop and they all deserve to die

/Am I doing this right?


Honestly. Yes.
 
2014-02-19 10:26:55 PM
Is kicking a grenade along the same lines as not looking at a laser with your remaining good eye?
 
2014-02-19 10:28:45 PM
Maybe they counted wrong.

And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once at the number three, being the third number to be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."
 
2014-02-19 10:29:01 PM
Kicking a grenade away is a good idea.  Waiting 4 seconds and then kicking the grenade away is a bad idea.  On a more serious note, Kit Fister is correct.  It's very difficult to remove the grenade before it explodes.  Best bet is try to clear the area or minimize the damage (e.g. cover the grenade)
 
2014-02-19 10:34:25 PM

JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: I thought that army etc. were trained to kick or throw away if it lands too close to get away? Especially if there are other people that close that maybe can't see the grenade because of their shields?


The training I got (not exactly Army, but similar...) was to kick the grenade away if it was close by and you saw it land because you'll probably have enough time to kick it safely away before it goes pop.

If you don't see it until it's already on the ground, duck and cover and hope for the best...
 
2014-02-19 10:37:46 PM

Huskadoodle: He wasen't kicking it away from himself, he was trying to get it away from everyone else.


And either way, he FAILED, as the random-word-emphasizing Daily Fail would have it.
 
2014-02-19 10:41:27 PM

Resident Muslim: Talk to people who have been in the military and went through grenade training and you just might hear some hair-raising stories.

My favorite is the guy who pulled the pin and threw....the pin.
Yeah. I'm sure that was a w-t-h moment for the instructor.


When my brother was about a month into Basic Training they marched over to this area in the woods they had set up for grenade training. They had an old beat-up tank in the middle of this clearing and they were hunkered down behind sandbags and taught to throw grenades at the tank. One guy pulled the pin, went to throw his and it slid right out of his hand. Their CO yelled at them to get the fark down as he kicked the grenade as far as he could.
 
2014-02-19 10:45:55 PM
Chinese live-fire drill?
 
2014-02-19 10:47:15 PM

Gyrfalcon: Huskadoodle: He wasen't kicking it away from himself, he was trying to get it away from everyone else.

And either way, he FAILED, as the random-word-emphasizing Daily Fail would have it.


So your emphasis is his failure of self preservation?
 
2014-02-19 10:50:09 PM
Much like a Tebow pass the cop is a foot short.
 
2014-02-19 10:52:10 PM
Dammit I hit Add Comment by mistake.

My brother said it was the second scariest thing that happened to him in the army (he never saw any combat duty). The scariest being the time he was given a munitions truck to drive to another location (at night), was going down a huge hill and the brakes went.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-02-19 10:53:36 PM
So much for being able to 'toe the line'.
 
2014-02-19 10:55:23 PM

gja: So much for being able to 'toe the line'.


Love isn't always on time.
 
2014-02-19 11:06:06 PM

Daedalus27: ability to get everyone to recognize the threat in time to move. Either kicking it away or trying to smother it/shield yourself with the riot shield, neither option is great. Kicking it resulted in his horrible outcome, The shields are not designed to take that kind of pressure and would have probably failed doing little to minimize the damage of the shrapnel that would have torn through those police. There were very few good options in that situation and he tried to do what he could in a bad situation. When protestors are throwing grenades, it can be time to abandon the passive techniques and utilize more active force (rubber bullets, kneeknockers, tear gas, pepperballs, flash bangs, even live fire warning shots to push back or disburse the crowd. A grenade is escalating to lethal force and you can't ask the police to sit there taking casualties and not respond.


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=060_1392777749 (WARNING: This video contains a protestor getting shot in the head by the cops. It's definitely NSFW and probably NSFL)

They did respond. Emphatically. I don't know enough about the situation over there to make judgements of who's right or wrong, but goddamn that looks like a mess. And Farkers over there, stay safe, please.
 
2014-02-19 11:15:21 PM
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2014-02-19 11:15:29 PM

Huskadoodle: Gyrfalcon: Huskadoodle: He wasen't kicking it away from himself, he was trying to get it away from everyone else.

And either way, he FAILED, as the random-word-emphasizing Daily Fail would have it.

So your emphasis is his failure of self preservation?


His failure was his FOOT was blown HALF off, I think.
 
2014-02-19 11:17:39 PM
It's not Fark, it's SnuffFilms.com.
 
2014-02-19 11:19:56 PM
www.imfdb.org
I blew my butt off. I BLEW MY BUTT OFF!!!
 
2014-02-19 11:21:43 PM

Gyrfalcon: His failure was his FOOT was blown HALF off, I think.


My point being he could have avioded that but chose to try and evacutate the explosive device.
 
2014-02-19 11:39:54 PM

Huskadoodle: Gyrfalcon: His failure was his FOOT was blown HALF off, I think.

My point being he could have avioded that but chose to try and evacutate the explosive device.


Was probably thinking, "Oh yea, I'll kick it right back at you farkers".
 
2014-02-19 11:59:13 PM

AgentKGB: Resident Muslim: Talk to people who have been in the military and went through grenade training and you just might hear some hair-raising stories.

My favorite is the guy who pulled the pin and threw....the pin.
Yeah. I'm sure that was a w-t-h moment for the instructor.

When my brother was about a month into Basic Training they marched over to this area in the woods they had set up for grenade training. They had an old beat-up tank in the middle of this clearing and they were hunkered down behind sandbags and taught to throw grenades at the tank. One guy pulled the pin, went to throw his and it slid right out of his hand. Their CO yelled at them to get the fark down as he kicked the grenade as far as he could.


Instructors who give live grenade training:
1) are extremely brave
2) have amazing willpower to not kill someone who manages to mess up the simple process of pull-throw


/joking. I played with firecrackers as a kid and understand when dealing with things that go boom, anxiety kicks in and anxiety can make you mess up simple things
 
2014-02-20 12:15:50 AM

Neondistraction: Note to the daily mail: grenades and missiles are not the same thing.


Everything airborne is a missile these days, even snow
 
2014-02-20 12:28:13 AM
www.toyvault.com

This is what happens if you count past 3 and before 4 and 5!
 
2014-02-20 12:34:20 AM
Stop playing riot cop and start returning fire.
 
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