I'm currently up in Seattle for the big Emergency Medicine conference. On Monday, I was sitting in the lobby next to Sanjay Gupta as he banged away on his PDA/smart phone. A little bit later, I checked his blog and a post had appeared regarding an article that is presented at this meetings regarding the safe use of tasers by police (which is a whole other issue for a whole other blog post). The post is attributed to one of his staffers, but who knows.
We are staying at the Ramada Inn (thank you USF College of Medicine) in the middle of the financial district -- the same area that was hosted the WTO in 1999 and, of course, was home to the massive street demonstrations that same year.
The Ramada is on the corner of 5th avenue and Blanchard Street. The video above is a webcam from 4th avenue and Pike - just a few blocks away. The ACEP convention that I am attending is at 6th avenue and Pike. Things look clean and sterile (but admittedly very nice - nice city) today in front of the Washington State Convention Center.