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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:08 PM

The fence at the US Capitol is going back up, starting tonight. I have a question about it:

How secure can that fence be.....I mean structurally?

How is it anchored to the ground?

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Reply The fence at the US Capitol is going back up, starting tonight. I have a question about it: (Original post)
Sogo Sep 15 OP
msongs Sep 15 #1
WarGamer Sep 15 #2
captain queeg Sep 15 #3
StarfishSaver Sep 15 #14
Treefrog Sep 16 #19
StarfishSaver Sep 15 #4
bluestarone Sep 15 #5
Enter stage left Sep 15 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 15 #7
Sogo Sep 15 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 15 #10
Patton French Sep 15 #9
bottomofthehill Sep 15 #11
Sogo Sep 15 #12
bottomofthehill Sep 15 #13
Grasswire2 Sep 15 #15
tinrobot Sep 16 #16
Klaralven Sep 16 #17
Treefrog Sep 16 #18

Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:11 PM

1. weak and not, probably nt

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:13 PM

2. I'd bet a lot... nothing will happen this time around.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:18 PM

3. You are talking about at the capital? If it's another temporary installation, not very strong or sec

It was not anchored to the ground that I could see. Without some kind of foundation itís not going to be meant to resist someone really trying to breach it but Iím sure theyíve never thought it could. It will be a barrier to people and allow people inside the fence time to react if things start getting out of control.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:04 PM

14. That's not true

 

It's very strong and anchored extremely welll.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 10:04 AM

19. I agree, and when I was there I saw at least one, often two, NG guys every fifty feet at least.

Cops everywhere as well.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:23 PM

4. It's very secure

 

It's not a simple chain link fence. It's a very sturdy, heavy duty barrier.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:28 PM

5. GOOD!

I just hope the razor wire is also put in place! (maybe two fire hoses handy as well)

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:31 PM

6. It's easy to anchor it, and make sure it is never breached...

Let them know peaceful protests will be allowed, but...

If you move beyond this point, it will be deadly force. And enforce it!

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:33 PM

7. Gov Abbott's fence? You never met a context you liked?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:36 PM

8. You are correct.

Not providing context is very annoying to me, as well.

I've edited the discussion title.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:38 PM

10. Ah, that fence. Thanks, and thx for being good natured while I was poking you. . . . nt

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:36 PM

9. Regardless

Itís better than no fence.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:54 PM

11. Show me a 7 foot fence, I will bring a 10 foot ladder.

That said, it is a very secure 7 foot fence as opposed to the 40 inch bike rack used on 1/6. It is tightly welded so it is difficult to climb. There are no foot holds and it is even difficult to get your fingers in. It is the same fence used at Inaugurations and other POTUS events. I would love to see a permanent fence that helps to secure the Capitol Building but itís not really in the cards. As soon as the temp fence went up after 1/6, there were calls from Democrats and Republicans to take it down.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:58 PM

12. I thought there was razor wire at the top of it.

I remember seeing photos of that when it went up before.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:00 PM

13. There was Razer wire, that was the first thing to come down

Then they scaled it back around the office buildings and eventually the Capitol

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:35 PM

15. that is a good question

How is it anchored to the ground?

Or can it be shoved aside as we see in Jan 6 videos.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 01:10 AM

16. It's a lot stronger than this fence on the border

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 06:55 AM

17. Hopefully, it has plenty of cameras in it.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 10:02 AM

18. I've seen it several times, and it looked plenty strong and well anchored to me.

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