Here’s a depressing juxtaposition of headlines from my feed reader this morning. First up, a US admiral declares that global warming is America’s greatest threat in the Pacific:
Next up, North Korea says they’re scrapping the armistice that ended the Korean War and are considering future strikes against South Korea:
To my mind, the belligerent and nuclear-armed communist dictatorship tearing up peace treaties and making noises about attacks on it’s neighbors is a much bigger threat than global warming. But I guess it’s not politically correct to say as much.
Meanwhile, an Army Chaplain has received a Bronze Star award for excellence in PowerPoint sensitivity training:
After the accidental burning last year of Qurans by U.S. troops in Afghanistan sparked deadly rioting, an Air National Guard chaplain from Springfield stepped in and potentially saved countless American lives.
For his effort, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer received the prestigious Bronze Star — a medal given for heroic or meritorious achievement in connection with operations against an armed enemy.
And he did it with a PowerPoint presentation. …
Within 48 hours, Trainer developed a PowerPoint presentation on the proper handling and disposal of Islamic religious material that was seen by every American — military and civilian alike — in Afghanistan. The presentation then was distributed to the U.S. for use in all pre-deployment training.
My father was awarded four bronze stars, in addition to a silver star, for his service in Vietnam somehow all without giving a single PowerPoint presentation.