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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/TailRudder Jan 14 '22

Let them, then invade them, turn them back into a territory, and don't let them have senators.

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u/Chillbruh469 Jan 15 '22

You might have a harder time fighting cartels off in Texas then actual Texans. The cartels basically own the bottom half of Texas. It Texas ever leaves they are going to have a bloody cartel fight to keep their land.

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u/xpdx Jan 15 '22

Give their place to Puerto Rico, Texas can get back in once PR votes to let them back in.

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u/TucuReborn Jan 15 '22

In all seriousness though, our territories should be converted into states.

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u/TheBeefClick Jan 15 '22

If they want to, of course. I dont think we should bar them from joining, but if they dont want it we shouldnt force them.

We should, however, treat them much better. I would be afraid to find out how many people have no idea where Guam or Samoa is, or that they are Americans. Hell, I would put a good amount of money on people not knowing PR is American, and that they arent Mexican.

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u/TailRudder Jan 15 '22

American Samoa doesn't want to become a state

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u/klavin1 Jan 15 '22

Wall them off too

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u/HHH-mods-are-snakes Jan 15 '22

Argued with a dude in /r/conservative and he hit me with "So you blue states would have no problem if we decided we want to secede then right?". These people are delusional and have no idea how the world works.

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u/tiefling_sorceress Jan 15 '22

Oh no whatever shall we do.

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u/Ragnarok314159 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Pay less In federal taxes from having to support all the red state leeches? That would be nice.

Republicans/Conservative people have the same mindset as housecats - they walk around pretending to be tough, when in reality are fat, stupid, and have no understanding of the science and the system that supports their lifestyle.

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u/PrettyCombination6 Jan 15 '22

My cats are way smarter though, don't do em dirty like that

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u/pointlessvoice Jan 15 '22

LMAO

"Conservatives are a lot like cats." Heard this in Trish's voice (American Dad)

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u/Leviathan3333 Jan 15 '22

Problem is, anything like laws and lines are person made and subject to social construction. So when enough delusional people believe it’s possible to do something…well you get people storming Capitol Hill.

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u/Lost4468 Jan 15 '22

Does it matter if they're delusional? I really don't get why Americans are so opposed to states seceding. If a state wants to secede, and there's reasonable requirements for doing so (a super-majority of e.g. 67% and a voter turn-out of 70%), they should absolutely be allowed to.

I don't see how anyone can justify forcing a state to stay regardless of what they want. And at the same time Americans will also nearly always stand up and support secessions in other countries, so long as the population actually wants it. Why doesn't that apply in the US? Again so long as reasonable requirements have been met (you certainly can not do it on a normal 50%+) they absolutely should be able to.

It's unjust to force them to stay, and it pretty much always ends up turning into a conflict which ends up causing problems for everyone.

If they can get the requirements, let them leave. Then watch as they absolutely fail and fall apart. When they inevitably want to come back, force them to be an unrepresented territory until they're stable for a period. Then eventually let them back, and maybe split them up into multiple states to prevent them being stupid again.

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u/aquoad Jan 15 '22

oh man, go for it guys!

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u/Pack_Your_Trash Jan 15 '22

Independent Texas would be a petrol state.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

It’s be a gas station state

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u/ShavenYak42 Jan 15 '22

Let them go, then maybe kids in the rest of the US can have textbooks with actual facts in them.

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u/elvenrunelord Jan 15 '22

Interesting fact: Texas is the only state that CAN legally leave the union due to having that in the agreement upon signing onto the union. The other states can bitch and complain but they have no legal out.