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Tracy Warner

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  1. OK, so I will worry about Ebola. It is a reasonable thing to worry about deadly infectious diseases, and Ebola is certainly that. I think we should make great efforts in prudent prevention.
  2. I do not worry about Ebola. It all looks scary with those poor people dying in Africa and all the horrible suffering, but I do not worry about it. The experts in communicable disease tell us that everything’s fine, that my chance of contracting Ebola is less than being stuck by lightning three times during my lunch break Friday. You can’t catch it except when an infected person shows symptoms, like fever, and even then you only get it through contact with their contaminated bodily fluids, like blood and vomit ...
  3. It’s a simple story, really. Police ignore laws they otherwise enforce, and the unprivileged public reacts unfavorably.
  4. Sorting through the electronic press releases Thursday, I spied this headline: “UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal.”
  5. Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle. The Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate on the second Monday of October the former inhabitants of the shores of what European descendents called Elliott Bay, which lies on a body of water named for a British naval officer, in a city whose name is a rather awkward anglo-phoneticization of a 19th century Duwamish leader’s name, which some say might be better spelled Si’ahl, for a more accurate pronunciation.