Daniel Sharp

Daniel Sharp is a Marine Infantry Veteran with 5 deployments in his 12 years active duty. He also is the creator of Pop smoke as well as the host of the Smoke Pit Podcast.

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Taliban SPIE rigging over Kabul in Black Hawk?

Is the Taliban really SPIE rigging over Kabul in a Black Hawk?! Reddit user u/Common_Echo_9061 posted a viral image in r/afghanistan. The picture claims the Taliban has managed to fly one of the captured UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Furthermore, that they are now using it for Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction (SPIE) rope techniques over …

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Satire mimics truth in regards to the Taliban

The Taliban has a (well deserved) bad reputation for human rights violations. However, the truth of their actions blur the line when it comes to satire. For example, Andy Borowitz is a satire columnist for the New Yorker. In a recent Facebook post, he stated, “Taliban Says It Will Ban Schools From Teaching Critical Race …

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President responds after deadly attack in Kabul

A bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), and another at a nearby hotel, rocked Kabul. This attack left at least a dozen US service members killed, and many more injured. Dozens of Afghan citizens seeking to flee the country were also maimed or killed. This marks one of the bloodiest days in the history …

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SecDef Issues Guidance for Mandatory Vaccination

Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released the following memorandum about his mandatory vaccination plan:  To defend this Nation, we need a healthy and ready force. After careful consultation with medical experts and military leadership, and with the support of the President, I have determined that mandatory vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) …

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Petition wants Afghan troops replaced with social workers

It’s true this is a tough situation in Afghanistan. However, there are some that claim to know the true way to peace in Kabul. Many taking to social media asking, “Why get into a firefight when you can simply talk about your feelings?” Youths nation-wide have signed a petition to replace the Afghan security forces with …

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John Oliver

John Oliver slams bureaucracy leaving translators behind

John Oliver has been an outspoken critic of the way the US has handled the evacuation of translators from Afghanistan. Check out this video below detailing his thoughts. The Department of State has begun working with the Department of Defense to find a solution. However, many translators have claimed this is taking too long. In …

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New Show: Grunt Style’s Road Trip for Charity

Grunt style has long been known for generous contributions to charity. However, it is now being taken to the next level. A special event is occurring with the conjunction of the official launch of the Grunt Style Charitable Foundation. As a result, 5 of Grunt Style’s best and brightest are setting out on a road …

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Video: NASA hosts Space Olympics on ISS

With the Tokyo Olympics well underway, NASA decided to put their own spin on the festivities and host a Space Olympics! Check out the video below. NASA stated, “To celebrate the Summer Games in Tokyo, astronauts and cosmonauts held the very first-ever space games aboard the International Space Station. Team Soyuz took on Team Dragon …

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VA to process some particulate matter disability claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently stated they “will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.” …

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