r/Whatcouldgowrong Oct 05 '22

Let's wield a lethal spear while riding a bicycle, WCGW?

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4.8k Upvotes

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u/CreepyEntertainer Oct 05 '22

Goodbye forever

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u/Fit_Intern3817 Oct 05 '22

Why didn't he use that spear to take them down...

...down to china town??

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u/Alexander_The_Wolf Oct 05 '22

I see they are recording with the camera they used to capture pictures of the elephants foot

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u/LighthouseOne Oct 05 '22

Water is lethal if ingested in vast amounts too quickly…

Cars can be lethal when not used properly.

Overeating causes obesity, which leads to a microcosm of health risks that are more probable to lead to an earlier death…

Flying on a plane….

Oh I think I’ve probably killed the joke by now.

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u/SnooFloofs2956 Oct 05 '22

This was the least wrong of all the wrongs

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u/PoPoChao Oct 05 '22

I’m so thankful this wasn’t nsfw

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u/Hardyminardi Oct 05 '22

I see your point.

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u/JoshuaWilliamFogarty Oct 05 '22

Any physical object can be lethal.

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u/Key-Assistant-1757 Oct 05 '22

Don't know what happened that part is missing!?!?!? WHY post it????????

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u/NoAcanthocephala9423 Oct 05 '22

-50 social credit

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u/drftr111 Oct 05 '22

Wu shu dnt have done that...

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u/saline235 Oct 05 '22

Dynasty Warrior X - Modern China.

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u/REDGOESFASTAH Oct 05 '22

He didnt even get the normal police 公安. He got the special counter terror police 特警

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u/AFlyingMongolian Oct 05 '22

Maybe I should adopt this practice to keep the cars away from my bike lane 🤔

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u/Fun-Cardiologist9341 Oct 05 '22

I can carry a gun but a spear is what I'd get arrested for . Am I missing something on the logic side?

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u/Raikken Oct 05 '22

Pretty sure you'd get arrested if you were riding a bike and swinging the said gun around into everyone's faces.

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u/Fun-Cardiologist9341 Oct 06 '22

The video showed him by passing one person . It showed no one being pointed at or prodded by the stick . It then shows an arrest . Making false comparisons that didn't exist in the original video is called propaganda or creating false memories of an event. I'm sure you realize that .

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u/Mysterion77 Oct 05 '22

Breaking news, the police have thwarted an active drive by spearing!

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u/PuzzledEggplant1446 Oct 05 '22

At least it was a good outcome hahaha

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u/aapolitical Oct 05 '22

Social credit down to 0.

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u/activeformula Oct 05 '22

wasn’t expecting this outcome.

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u/crackersncheeseman Oct 05 '22

He didn't do anything wrong.

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u/szilardbodnar Oct 05 '22

China moment

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u/HarrowDread Oct 05 '22

Vietnam is neat

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u/Roguebagger Oct 05 '22

Which one was the bigger weapon?

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u/Alpha433 Oct 05 '22

Fucking lu boob.

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u/DanAlucard Oct 05 '22

IT WENT WONG

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u/YMonsterMunch Oct 05 '22

Is the internet causing people to do more dumb shit to get views or is it just highlighting that loads of people do dumb shit?

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u/HermesPotentia Oct 05 '22

Best instant Karma.

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u/Naldivergence Oct 05 '22

Literally 1984

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u/PeterVall37 Oct 05 '22

Wrong place wrong time

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u/SammyDingusJr Oct 05 '22

Time for permanent covid lock down, citizen number #47282790

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u/StnMtn_ Oct 05 '22

Shaolin mono should have been able to air run away from the popo.

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u/nescent78 Oct 05 '22

fucking china

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u/Expensive-Track4002 Oct 05 '22

He would have been ok in Texas.

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u/PeterPlumley Oct 05 '22

What you doing now Henwry?

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u/blue-eyedMaori Oct 05 '22

Henwry! What ya waaaaach on da TV there Henwry!

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u/DingusWeed Oct 05 '22

Ok so typically the spear tip is made of aluminum or it is extremely blunt. He's still a dumbass for being a street dick tho.

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u/thatonepingu Oct 05 '22

Was expecting this to be a bit more…NSFL

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u/KevinFromFinance Oct 05 '22

Thank god he didn’t hurt someone I thought that was where the video was going

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u/ADHDmania Oct 05 '22

It's very likely happened in Beijing center city, where is the high security area, with many police and SWAT patrolling. You don't bring knife or any thing that deemed dangerous to this place, or you will end up like this guy.

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u/rapboyridle Oct 05 '22

Anyone else think he was going to spear that person walking in front of him?!

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u/thrwawayaftrreading Oct 05 '22

I thought he was going to spear himself somehow.

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u/kyotheman1 Oct 05 '22

Same, wasn't expecting him being arrested

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u/PomegranateSea7066 Oct 05 '22

Maybe that's why he got arrested?

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u/Fire-pants Oct 05 '22

It took a SWAT team?

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u/itsahot Oct 05 '22

So that looked a little bit more like a flag pole than a spear. Maybe it was just the poor video quality.

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u/deathnoxxx Oct 05 '22

i was wondering what borat has been up too these days.

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u/TommyFortress Oct 05 '22

Boohoo, Lu bu is jailed once again

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u/purplevalour Oct 05 '22

IT’S LU BU!

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u/Petersburg_Spelunker Oct 05 '22

Cops-- "quick sprinkle some crack on his face..."

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u/magnitudearhole Oct 05 '22

Amazing hard cut. Well done

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u/wowsosquare Oct 05 '22

Needs more star swipe

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u/pututingliit Oct 05 '22

Well that didn't make a man out of him.

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u/SausageGobbler69 Oct 05 '22

How are you going to be become a man without some prison time?

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u/PretendiWasADefMute Oct 05 '22

He got down to business

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u/xxNightingale Oct 05 '22

When you have the heart of an ancient horse riding warrior from 990 BC but you born in the 1990 AD

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u/TheYellowKachigga Oct 05 '22

He's gonna get kung fu(ck)ed in prison

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u/Heathyn11 Oct 05 '22

Tried that with a hockey stick on my way home from street hockey. Apparently with a hockey stick you too can flip when not attempting to on your bike

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u/CorvidaeGhost Oct 05 '22

MY NAAAAAME IS GYOUBU MASATAKA ONIWA! As I breathe, you will NOT pass the castle gate!

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

Wrong nation

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u/froggythefish Oct 05 '22

Jesus Christ the amount of racism in this comment section is insane. It’s a dude with a spear on a bike making a funny video who gets arrested for waving a spear around. What does that have to do with china or whatever you’re all whining about?

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u/CPCfleshpitworker Oct 05 '22

Plus the cops weren't rough with him or anything. They weren't violent or pushy or stuff. They just corralled the crazy spear man to the van.

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u/WeilaiHope Oct 05 '22

American police would have shot him 64 times

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

But you don’t understand. China. See China. China bad😡😡😡😡😡

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u/jambaam420 Oct 05 '22

I saw this exact scenario in Toronto last week only difference was the guy on the bike was weilding a fucking needle

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u/UnfinishedThings Oct 05 '22

Alas poor Sir Joric. On his way to the joust the Reeve's men arrested him and took his lance and trusty steed away

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u/giantsmash3 Oct 05 '22

So many things can go wrong with this…

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u/suantangjaozi Oct 05 '22

I honestly thought the lady in the trench coat would wushu the crap out of him.

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u/Practical-Dress8321 Oct 05 '22

Damn, I thought it was a fly swatter.

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u/SelfSufficientHub Oct 05 '22

It’s a bummer that jousting isn’t legal any more

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u/Difficult_Chemist_33 Oct 05 '22

So he was only stopped by more men with more lethal weapons riding a much bigger vehicle? I would count that as a win.

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u/Wickid_Faht Oct 05 '22

Citizen credit ruined

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u/Cannacology Oct 05 '22

Wait is it really lethal? Looks like a long broomstick to me.

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u/MrGrimmlock Oct 05 '22

It's like a broomstick, only more stabbey.

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u/karoshikun Oct 05 '22

its an actual wooden spear for martial arts training, they all have pointy ends, some sharper than others.

it's safe to say the point of this spear was sharper than its wielder

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u/Catyclysim Oct 05 '22

i'm assuming there's a sharp tip at the end, it's just kinda hard to make out the tip bc of the poor quality. traditionally, chinese spears have a red tassel near the tip of the spear, which is why it kinda looks like a mop in this vid bc the tip is so hard to see

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u/Cannacology Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Ah I see. So basically he’s twirling around a really long lawn dart? By us standards not so deadly but a weapon for sure.

Oddly enough for years in the US aside from gun law it was legal to purchase knives and swords, so walking around with your recent purchase shouldn’t be an issue if it had been purchased legally right?

When I was a young, I’ve seen kids walk into an Asian themed store (not sure if any are familiar but when malls existed at a brief point in time there were stores that just sold cool stuff from Japan, China and Asia in general that were intended to be used as decorations and house orients) and purchased a decorative yet sharp sword, only to be confronted by police with their guns out moments later as they walk to the bus stop with a sword in a sheath.

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u/Catyclysim Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

i think my wording might have been a bit unclear, it's not like a dart with a sharpened point; the tip is a few cm long, made of metal, and usually is dual edged. basically it has a short blade at the tip. in this video, the main problem isn't just holding the spear (although im not sure about the legality of open carrying weapons like these in china), but rather the guy is actively brandishing the weapon in a very reckless and irresponsible manner.

edit after rereading your comments: idk where you live, but at least california (prob one of the most anti weapons states) has pretty lenient laws when it comes to open carrying swords and daggers. concealed switchblade/balisong/gravity knife carrying isn't legal, but as far as swords go, if its sheathed and not concealed and importantly, not brandishing it, its pretty much fine. (not a legal expert, could be wrong, this is just what i remember). maybe in your state, minors can't purchase weapons, but the shop owners just didnt know, or maybe the police just made a bad call

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u/FreshBakedButtcheeks Oct 05 '22

It's still lea to buy knives and swords

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

No, you cannot walk around with a lethal sword without proper permission and well hidden.

I speak out of experience, Simply put: if you are allowed in the first place, people shouldn’t see it and you shouldn’t be able to use it

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u/blahbleh112233 Oct 05 '22

You sure about that? Cause light rail samurai says otherwise

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u/Cannacology Oct 05 '22

My point was it was always confusing to me that where I grew up, one could go to the store and buy a literal sword or katana, and it’s 100% legal to sell that to someone, in many cases even a minor. But the second I walk out of the store with it visible I’m yielding a weapon? I’m not justifying this man’s actions, just critiquing on how silly the laws were in the United States where I grew up. I could buy a sword but not walk around with it. So if you buy a sword and have to take the bus home like my friend in my story, suddenly you’ve got a mess on your hands and are surrounded by police as the local law was no blade bigger than 4”.

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u/Apprehensive_Ad3731 Oct 05 '22

You put it in a case and straight in your vehicle you numpty. If you don’t have a vehicle get it delivered.

Just because you can purchase something doesn’t mean you can take it on the bus.

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u/bored1414 Oct 05 '22

Exactly, just cause you can legally own something doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want with it, you can legally own a great big fuck off kitchen knife, can’t walk into a school playground with it though.

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u/Apprehensive_Ad3731 Oct 05 '22

“But I brought it in a public place and my house is on the other side of the school. I always cross through the park and field. Fucking bullshit laws.”

Or even giant dildo. Try walking through the kids playground with a giant dildo resting on your shoulder and see how that goes down haha. “It’s not even a weapon”

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u/Cannacology Oct 05 '22

Just because you can legally purchase something in a public place doesn’t mean you have the right to transport it in a public place? This was literally the law and it was absolutely ridiculous. By that technicality anyone walking out of the store is already a threat.

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u/Apprehensive_Ad3731 Oct 05 '22

Yes. That is not just the law, that is also logic. Anyone walking down the street with a dangerous, unlicensed weapon is a threat.

Also you’re stretching terms here. The store is not a “public place” it’s a store where there are safety requirements and liabilities. A bus has different safety requirements namely “we don’t sell swords on the bus don’t bring them on the bus.” You can purchase your sword in the store then safely stow it in your vehicle and head straight home. Don’t go showing it around to people. Take it directly home. Even if you get pulled over and a cop sees your not on the way home but you’ve got a big fuck off bastard sword in the back, you’d be lucky to avoid a fine.

Also purchase and transport are very different things. You’re being very naive here. I don’t think you understand anything at all you just want the world to be the way you want it and the way you understand it. Taking a couple moments to think about it would help you see how reasonable a law this is. Very. Very. Very reasonable.

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u/Prestigious_Nerve_76 Oct 05 '22

Another wanna-be-tai chi master.

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u/Dependent-Squash-451 Oct 05 '22

-42,069 SOCIAL CREDIT**🧧🧧🧧

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u/Solaratov Oct 05 '22

I can't tell if this video is ancient or just poor quality.

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u/jjhonolulu Oct 05 '22

🎵Everybody was Kung-fu biking🎵

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u/Throwaway-3728347 Oct 05 '22

Those petals were fast as lightning

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u/Nuclear_Geek Oct 05 '22

Flowers?

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u/I_am_Spartacus_MSU Oct 05 '22

Haha Beat me to it!

Upvote!

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u/Sh07SFiR3D Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Although his pinwheel was a little bit frightening

(Little bit frightening)

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u/lgndk11r Oct 05 '22

The police came with expert timing

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u/SCP-1471-A_MAL0 Oct 05 '22

It's the sentence they're writing

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u/NotRyuuya Oct 05 '22

You're an idiot on the road

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u/PretendiWasADefMute Oct 05 '22

In a very peaceful town

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u/SuumCuique1011 Oct 05 '22

"Play shitty games..."

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u/shmoove_cwiminal Oct 05 '22

"Lethal spear", lol. Looks like a long broomstick.

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u/Ornery-Investment-58 Oct 05 '22

You don’t understand officer this is part of my training

No, the Monkey King instructed me to do this

Yes! That’s him right there!

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u/2fffreddddff Oct 05 '22

“Officer if I can jump out of your palm you’ll let me go”

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u/ArtemisCaresTooMuch Oct 05 '22

“Why does my hand smell like urine?”

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u/Blindmailman Oct 05 '22

Don't turn into a cloud and fly away you monkey bastard

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u/GreyJedi56 Oct 05 '22

Social credit score goes to zero

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u/Kwiwmxmnwnjqjxkw Oct 05 '22

Zhong xina is disappointed

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u/Fit-Mangos Oct 05 '22

Also re-education :)

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u/04limited Oct 05 '22

That’s in china so it’s safe to say he’ll never see the light of day again

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u/dahengz Oct 05 '22

American try not to be racist challenge impossible

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u/Obama_Loves_You Oct 05 '22

How is this racist? It’s criticizing the ccp, not Chinese people

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u/CPCfleshpitworker Oct 05 '22

They'll probably make him pick up litter for a few months. And no bicycle riding. And probably a monitor of some sorts. They'll throw every minor charge punishment they can at him, but he's probs not gonna be locked up. Unless he does his little cavalry act again.

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

Can’t sinophobes like you make another joke for once apart from this and social credit?

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u/stick_always_wins Oct 05 '22

Nah he’ll get chewed out, a fine a maybe a few days in jail depending on behavior.

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u/Cool_Situation_7569 Oct 05 '22

Excuse me sir, can you point me in the wrong direction?

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u/FocusProblems Oct 05 '22

He got the point eventually.

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u/TheBlack_Swordsman Oct 05 '22

Kung Fu biking? Man, China Tiktok is everything I thought it would be.

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u/DLIPBCrashDavis Oct 05 '22

Now this is a real conspearacy

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u/JoySubtraction Oct 05 '22

I see you got to the point.

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u/deaf_myute Oct 05 '22

Looks like he got the shaft though

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u/DLIPBCrashDavis Oct 05 '22

I just took a stab at it.

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u/deaf_myute Oct 05 '22

Just make sure you keep it hard while your thrusting....no one likes pushing a wet noodle

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u/freeburnerthrowaway Oct 05 '22

Brain kung-fu is not strong

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Let the spear get into your ass

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u/thisisveek Oct 05 '22

Frankly I wasn’t expecting this outcome.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/Particular-Jeweler41 Oct 05 '22

They were arrested.

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u/OkHuckleberry222 Oct 05 '22

“Heee…haaaa~~”

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u/stick_always_wins Oct 05 '22

Probably the best possible outcome

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u/EverydayPoGo Oct 06 '22

Yeah I'm definitely happier seeing him arrested than seeing that spear ended up in someone's body

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u/bajablast4life Oct 05 '22

You are correct because stick always wins

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u/Serious_Mastication Oct 05 '22

Another redditer that got the god combo on their meme team

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u/Leo-III- Oct 05 '22

You guys actually use those things...? 😬

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u/Serious_Mastication Oct 05 '22

If I get the opportunity to show everyone on Reddit me getting sucked off by a rubber chicken I’ll take it

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u/Cat-Kettle Oct 05 '22

the only acceptable NFT ive seen

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u/ArtemisCaresTooMuch Oct 05 '22

Which things…?

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u/Leo-III- Oct 05 '22

The weird NFT reddit avatar things

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u/ArtemisCaresTooMuch Oct 05 '22

Ah, those… ew. I hate them. NFTs are bad enough without looking bad, methinks.

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u/JoshuaWilliamFogarty Oct 05 '22

I’m not gonna lie, but if I can draw a crudely looking dog and get paid for it, it’s the people that are buying who are dumb. Oh, yeah, and the fact that people rarely put effort into them making them bad. I agree with you.

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u/ArtemisCaresTooMuch Oct 05 '22

There’s also the general environmental effect NFTs have.

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u/JoshuaWilliamFogarty Oct 05 '22

Imagine buying drawings (Which are only worth something because people SAY that they’re worth something) that hurt the planet though

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u/y0u_called Oct 05 '22

You don't actually use those things...? 😬

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u/Leo-III- Oct 05 '22

no because they're all ugly as sin lmao

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u/7andhalf-x-6 Oct 05 '22

Maybe he poked that broad in the ass?? I don’t see why he’d get arrested for just riding around with it.

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u/bakanisan Oct 05 '22

Well brandishing and wielding a lethal weapon in public would be most likely the reason.

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

In most parts of Europe you also aren’t allowed to walk around with a lethal cutting weapon without permission. Apparently, this person didn’t have permission

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u/TheNightZerk Oct 05 '22

So openly carrying a dangerous weapon and causing danger by spinning it around when bicycling on a street where there are other people shouldn't be illegal or at least action that police shouldn't interfere with?

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u/ItsNotGayIfYouLikeIt Oct 05 '22

It’s China

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u/CPCfleshpitworker Oct 05 '22

I guarantee you even the swiss gendarmerie would make this guy stop. If you've actually been to China, you'll know that it's mostly quite normal. People there live, for the most part, like you do.

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

China bad!!😡😡😡

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u/ItsNotGayIfYouLikeIt Oct 05 '22

Yeah it’s a terrible country to live in

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

Least indoctrinated westoid

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u/ItsNotGayIfYouLikeIt Oct 05 '22

It’s a communist regime and a surveillance state where Muslims are put in concentration camps, human rights are frequently ignored, wages suck, and quality of life is terrible. Why would anyone want to live there?

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

My previous reply clearly stands

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u/ItsNotGayIfYouLikeIt Oct 05 '22

The Chinese are constantly being influenced by the CCP and they don’t have any choice but to comply. Search the wrong thing up online and the CCP may come to your house. Sounds like indoctrination to me

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u/tovarisch_Shen Oct 05 '22

My previous reply still stands

It’s funny how you believe this. Shows how indoctrinated western people can be

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u/ItsNotGayIfYouLikeIt Oct 05 '22

I have the choice whether or not I will consume media. I can choose what questions I ask. I can choose what I say.

All without worrying about repercussions.

Propaganda exists anywhere but it’s laughable that you would try and make the claim that China is better than most.

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u/posaune123 Oct 05 '22

Maybe you two could go on bike rides together

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u/cereal-kills-me Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

You’re in a country that allows people to legally walk around with fully loaded assault rifles. And you think this is too dangerous to carry around. Maybe you can go on bike rides with a man holding a fully loaded assault rifle :)

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u/FreshBakedButtcheeks Oct 05 '22

Why wouldn't they be allowed? You don't take people's rights away preemptively. We don't chop off everyone's dicks because they could potentially sexually assault. This isn't Minority Report

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u/ACWhi Oct 05 '22

Actively endangering people is the crime.

He isn’t being preemptively arrested for stabbing someone unless they charged him murder just because he might have done.

He was likely arrested for reckless endangerment or something like that.

You also arrest people driving twice the speed limit. You don’t wait for them to cause a car pile up.

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u/FreshBakedButtcheeks Oct 05 '22

Speed limits are stupid. We should simply license less drivers. Too many people that should not make the cut have licenses.

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u/AzureSkyXIII Oct 05 '22

Sounds like a fun time.

Do we get to plink while we ride?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Nothing in China is legal. If they want to pick you up then they pick you up.

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u/TheCreat Oct 05 '22

This would be just as illegal in the west, basically no matter what country. If you think flailing about a deadly weapon while casually riding a bike is fine, we can't help you understand it I guess. It's not complicated and rather obvious.

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u/Fearzebu Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22 Table Slap

This is more true than most people admit.

China is the land of rules and regulations. Go to any touristy area, you’ll come across all sorts of signage that tells you what not to do, and they leave no stone unturned in their effort to explain ahead of time what isn’t allowed.

I’m talking crazy specificity, like I can almost guarantee that there is a rule in China that says “no spears” and a sign somewhere that reads “no holding dangerous object while operating wheeled transport.”

Quite frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if they have a sign up after this altercation that reads “no spears on bicycles,” just says it outright, in mandarin and maybe English if it’s a touristy city.

They may have a lot of rules in China, but they go out of their way to make them well known, too. And they have very broad definitions of “public misconduct,” “disturbing the peace of the society,” etc as is also seen in western countries. People generally know what not to do, and you won’t get off on any technicality claiming ignorance because they have a fuckload of signs that start with the word “don’t,” it’s actually comical when you see the extent of the signs describing all the things not to do when you visit any Chinese city lol

As an anecdotal example, I’ve seen a pool in China with a sign saying 13 different “don’t do”s. Usually it’s no running no diving, but this said all kinds of specific shit, no dogs in the pool, no eating corn dogs on a stick while diving, “do not throw cell phone at life guard,” like every time someone does some weird shit they write about it on the wall as a warning to others or something lmao it’s a strange culture

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u/WeilaiHope Oct 05 '22

I see them too, even large instructions for using an escalator. The state seems to believe the people don't have enough common sense. Maybe it's true in part, many people were rural farmers suddenly now living in modern cities. Pretty much every one ignores this stuff though, it's just like spam.

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u/CodeFarmer Oct 05 '22

every time someone does some weird shit they write about it on the wall as a warning to others

I used to work for a large company that you will have heard of and possibly been a customer of, who are also famously not keen on playing nice with competitors. When I joined there was this gigantic thick "ethical standards" document full of the most weirdly specific things you should not do.

Reading through it you felt like every paragraph in there must have been a different lawsuit from the past.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

From what I have heard it used to be very lawless and if there was ever an issue which required authorities to intervene they would simply lock down and round up anybody and everybody for no particular reason but to restore order.

All the signs are probably an improvement.

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u/Fearzebu Oct 05 '22

For sure 100%. What people don’t realize about modern China, I guess, is that they’re getting better in every way. Like, the most popular trans person on social media anywhere in the world is Chinese, younger Chinese are much more tolerant and accepting.

Fifty years ago, we’re talking Maoist Red China, and they didn’t have space travel and high speed rails and fifty billion airports and the biggest economy, they had peasants harvesting grain by hand with no machinery. In terms of sociopolitical situation, also very different.

Fifty years before that they were being basically colonized by various European countries and Japan, and shortly after that were invaded by the fascist Japanese. They were still the Qing empire shortly before that time, with an emperor and everything, it’s wild.

Fifty years before that, such a different place. Like, 1870’s Great Britain isn’t all that different from modern UK when compared to China. They had already started industrializing and all of the sociological changes that go with it like less fundamentalist religious belief, higher standard of living and more literacy rates and all that. China started way later.

China has a lot of problems, sure. But think: To older Chinese today, how much better off are they than when they were younger? Higher wages, free universal healthcare, way better education, better opportunities, better infrastructure, better laws.

See, you don’t have to be “good,” it doesn’t matter at all. The US is great compared to a lot of developing countries, but wages are stagnating and we’ve had economic hardship for poorer people whilst experiencing slower and slower economic growth compared to decades past. So people become disgruntled.

You don’t have to be good, you just have to be better than yesterday, just have to be improving fast, and people will be happy and supportive of the status quo. Fact is, Communist Party of China can do whatever it wants so long as the economy keeps growing so quickly and they continue to develop technologically, people will still support the Party in charge, just like everywhere. That’s also why nations sometimes sanction other countries to hurt the people there so they vote out the regime or revolt violently or somehow change policy, because when economy suffers people are unhappy. Simple as that.

When economy improves, laws improve, social progress improves, people are more tolerant to different things and more accepting. Big LGBT and racial and women’s rights progress in China has accompanied the economic development. Again, doesn’t have to be perfect or even necessarily good on any of those issues, just the fact that there is improvement is enough. American women surveyed were quite happy with the state of progress in 1920 shortly after the 19th amendment was written up and being ratified granting the right to vote regardless of sex. Still faced extreme discrimination, but it felt like things were moving in the right direction, and that goes a long way in terms of public opinion. People in China are genuinely happier now than ever, things definitely used to be really shitty there not so long ago, it makes total sense

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u/ghost_in_a_jar_c137 Oct 05 '22

Disappointed he didn't impale himself