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


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u/Reutermo Jan 14 '22

It is free by law here in Sweden. Have been since the 60s.


u/SnooPineapples494 Jan 14 '22 Helpful


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/Splice1138 Jan 15 '22

With our ~54 electoral votes gone, the US would never elect another left president. It'd be Jesusland for real


u/fersure4 Jan 15 '22

If CA ever tried to leave the country many other states would follow suit.

I honestly wouldn't hate America splintering into several different countries.


u/JT99-FirstBallot Jan 15 '22

I would immediately move from the south east States, AKA SECountry.

It would be the worst country immediately.


u/Andromansis Jan 15 '22

You mean the states that would be financially reliant on the northern states because they haven't been revenue positive in the previous 100 years?


u/CamJongUn Jan 15 '22

Yeah they go on about not needing the blue states but other than Texas most republican states don’t make any money, which makes it even better when the vote against aid for people then beg for it when they need it because they’re poor


u/Splice1138 Jan 15 '22

"State's rights!", not "state's responsibilities"


u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

I oh lived in one of them. MO is a train wreck and it’s conservative population is proud of being poor, under educated, over worked, and “Christian”. When i lived there (not super long ago) whole communites depended on plants and call centers that paid $8-11/hr. When i lost a good job there thanks to corporate restructuring after the bubble burst, i found the best paying job i could - a manual job in a filthy plant that turned the inside of your car yellow, eve parked down the street, just from what came through the cabin filter. It paid 10/hr and had some shitty incentive pay, but i worked 9-18 hours a day for 2 years just to cover housing, healthcare, transportation, and actually have money to both save and spend. Most buddies of mine either worked a straight 40 for between 8 and 12 and hour, or didnt work much and relied on odd jobs and selling weed to get buy. There’s churches across from churches, and extremely obvious extremes in wealth between all the rural ranchers and pretty much everyone else who wasnt a doctor or in reality. And my god they hated obama, and generally made no pretense about why.


u/aboycandream Jan 15 '22

Texas is also a welfare state, they take more in revenue than they bring in


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Wow chill out, it’s not you support welfare. If you do then it’s just welfare on a larger scale, which you support? If you support welfare then you support propping up southern states and allowing them to become reliant on handouts instead of making their own money. Just like you support people doing the same.

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