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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/SnooPineapples494 Jan 14 '22 Helpful

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u/biggestbroever Jan 14 '22

If this is communist california, sign me up

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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.

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u/jwmosher Jan 15 '22

I was under the impression that a good amount of infrastructure was based off power generation and water from the Colorado river?

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u/ShadowSwipe Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

You are correct, not that that alone would matter because the entire idea is ridiculous; people often have only a very shallow understanding of the topics they speak on around Reddit and that is on full display here.

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u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

Obviously it’s complicated, and shaking a stick at any concept that is doesnt make someone any wiser. It’s clearly a matter of curiosity and nowhere did I advocate for it, but i did allow it would be fun to imagine what “decades of preparation” could be seen to make possible.

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u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

Firstly i didnt say we should, i say we are probably most able to, and secondly i said “with decades if preparation”, and that certainly includes a massive divestment from traditional power sources. Which Californian is already doing, i mean drive anywhere and youll pass substantial solar and wind farms - this is going to be expanded and will probably only improve over time in efficiency and mainly storage, and possibly huge gains will be seen in tidal power as well. But even ignoring my last point, states already trade power, Californian could easily trade for energy so long as it was considered in the imaginary exodus, and do doubt it would be if it had to be.