r/news Jan 14 '22

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


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u/biggestbroever Jan 14 '22

If this is communist california, sign me up


u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

If ever there was a state financially and socially ready to leave the union, it’s us. If it could be done without closing borders or too big a disruption to transport and trade, i wonder what that would look like with a few decades of preparation.


u/Hotshot2k4 Jan 15 '22

The last time some states were serious about leaving the union, it didn't end well though.


u/erc80 Jan 15 '22

Yeah even in the capacity that they’re talking about it; it would still be a territory (which would still be wild). “Union let’s it’s best earner go independent”; is a headline that’s never going to happen.


u/Haughty_n_Disdainful Jan 15 '22

Frankly, my dear…


u/SaltLakeCitySlicker Jan 15 '22

Think of all the fashionable neckties that southern trees got to wear


u/Leto_ll Jan 15 '22

And we STILL pick on South Carolina for trying. Fort Jackson is right there just in case....


u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

But practically speaking, communities appreciate a significant economic boon from local military bases. Im not saying everyone likes having soldiers off duty on base leave all the time, just that the people who make money from them certainly do


u/Leto_ll Jan 16 '22

No denying. Yet that particular base is located there for the same reason Sherman got extra nasty in Columbia.


u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

Yeah im not advocating for it, to be clear. I am interested in what alternate reality Republic of California would look like