COMTE
Awesome Person 2011
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, Sagittarius Arm, Milky Way Galaxy
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COMTE is the online handle of Christopher Comte, a native of the great State of… more »

COMTE is not putting up with any of your bullshit.
Aug 26 COMTE commented on French Court Suspends Burkini Ban, No Word on Suspending Men Who Tell Women What to Wear.
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We could say exactly the same thing about Christianity.
Aug 25 COMTE commented on Trump Now Has the Same Position on Illegal Immigration He Once Ridiculed Jeb, Cruz, and Rubio for Having.
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Even with his billions - er, millions, maybe - he couldn't buy enough ammo to stop that many rageaholics from tearing him to shreds the moment he got within sighting range.
Aug 25 COMTE commented on Trump Now Has the Same Position on Illegal Immigration He Once Ridiculed Jeb, Cruz, and Rubio for Having.
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Most likely this is an attempt to capture White somewhat-more-edumacated suburbanites, particularly women, who haven't exactly been lining up behind him of-late, mainly because of his previous extreme stances on issues such as immigration. Whether it'll result in a net gain (assuming those hardcore racists don't start abandoning him a a result of his "softening") is anybody's guess at this point. It's certainly not directed at the Latino Community, who I seriously doubt will be taken in by such obvious, ham-fisted pandering, although he might pick up a few votes here-and-there. But since he doesn't seem to believe in the concept of a "ground game" he really doesn't have any other option if he's going to reach out beyond his base - which hasn't grown much, if at all, over the past several months.
Aug 25 COMTE commented on A Feel Bad Story in Disguise: Two Florida Hospitals Won't Bill Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims.
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I was in ICU at NW Hospital less than 48 hours last December. Total amount billed to my insurance (not including the extremely expensive anti-coagulant drug they administered): $14,900. So, basically, if any of them spent more than a week in ICU (entirely possible), they'd easily hit that average amount, particularly given that almost all of them probably required some surgery as well.
Aug 24 COMTE commented on Advocates Propose Major Changes to Encampment Sweeps, New Protections for Homeless People.
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Yeah, because living outdoors in an urban environment when you have no fucking money, resources, or support is just like a vacation stay at your favorite RV park. Seriously, I dare you to try it for a week.
Aug 24 COMTE commented on The Coming Death of One of Seattle's Few Black-Loved Supermarkets.
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I think that was where the Grocery Mart is now on E Union & MLK.
Aug 24 COMTE commented on The Coming Death of One of Seattle's Few Black-Loved Supermarkets.
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That's how long the Promenade complex has been around, but I'm almost certain the Red Apple Market predates that at this location.
Aug 24 COMTE commented on Pack Your Bags, There's a New Planet For Us to Ruin!.
Feh, space missions, that's going the long way. All you really need to get there is hop a Zeta beam - but you have to go south of the equator to do it.
Aug 23 COMTE commented on Sexist Trolls Tried to Derail the 2016 Hugo Awards. They Failed..
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Perhaps you need to stick with "5th Grade Level Le Guin", seeing as none of the previous commenters seemed to have any difficulty comprehending it.