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priceofliberty:

The terrorist group engulfing broad swaths of Iraq and Syria is raking in large amounts of cash through a wide network of lucrative commercial activities. The Islamic State may be raising more than $2 million a day in revenue from crude and refined oil sales, extortion, taxes and smuggling, U.S. intelligence officials and anti-terrorism finance experts told Bloomberg News this week.

The extremists’ ability to self-finance could undermine U.S. and European efforts to contain and quash the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS. By contrast, other terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda, have relied heavily on money laundering and donations from foreign patrons — funding sources that can be tracked and blocked by international sanctions and banking regulations, Bloomberg said.

I am laughing my ass off at these reporters who are trying so hard to delegitimize Islamic State efforts to collect revenue just like any other government.

WOW THESE CRAZY TERRORISTS SOMEHOW HAVE ENTERED INTO THE BUSINESS WORLD, ENGAGING IN MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL TRADE — these are economic terrorists!

If you’re having trouble seeing the joke, no one calls the U.S. government a “self-financed organization”

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molotovriot:

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astro-stoner:

hohokev:

why do jellyfish only sting when theres physical contact

why doesnt the electricity just surge throughout the entire ocean

why dont jellyfish rule the world

Fun fact!  Jellyfish don’t use electricity to sting you.  Whenever they feel pressure against their tentacles, it causes its cells to rapidly send out these stingers into your skin that then release its venom.  Like this:

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