As it turns out, a large percentage of the people onboard Malaysian flight 17 were top AIDS researchers on the way to Melbourne, Australia for a conference.
The conference will have a somber mood, with so many participants missing this year. This article in the Sydney Morning Herald shows details.
The insanity of ethnic strife and suppression, as evidenced in Ukraine, and of course going in on Syria and Iraq, is both depressing and agonizing.
Put the guns down, people!
And the rockets!