New Year's Eve 2006, which I remember well as Luc played the bagpipes for me, I was hit by a griefer. I met him again today - which was nice. He seemed a bit uneasy but sweet. I was animating a map and so was zoomed way in, concentrating - didn't notice him until he said something (I don't think it took me too long to notice, but I could be wrong).
Earlier I was at the streaming of the panel discussion about the formation of a world justice body, which is/was a prelude to the MacArthur Award being given to Kofi Annan in half an hour. As someone said, we think of sovereign nations as being responsible for the interests of citizens, but in cases where the citizen's rights are taken away by their own nation, who, then, can they turn to? The most basic of functions are hard to establish, such as intervening in a case of genocide; at the moment the people attempting this are far from being able, or needing, to think in terms of nuances or choosing the place their interest should stop. I was glad to listen to these brainy and altuistic people address things like torture, genocide, landmines, global warming.
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