HEY the fcc’s website fuckin’ crashed because of how overwhelmed with net neutrality comments it was
(and also because the fcc’s comment system is 17 years old, because, uh, why would the federal communications commission want to have up-to-date communications systems, that would just. be silly.)
anyway, the point is: the deadline for comments has been extended
the eff has made it ridiculously easy for you to yell at the fcc; they have this thing where you select options from a drop-down menu, it’s cute as hell
go, go, go
A Defender of the Bastille Speaks: Swiss officer Louis de Flue describes his role in protecting what was, in his view, an obscure outpost unrelated to the political upheavals in Versailles.
Having received orders from the baron de Bezenval, I left on 7 July at 2 in the morning with a detachment of 32 men … we crossed Paris without difficulty and arrived at the Bastille where I entered with my troops… . During my next few days there, the Governor showed me around the place, the spots he thought the strongest and those the weakest. He showed me all the precautions that he had taken… . He complained of the small size of his garrison and of the impossibility of guarding the place if attacked. I told him his fears were unfounded, that the place was well fortified and that the garrison was sufficient if each would do his duty to defend it… .