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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/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/Splice1138 Jan 15 '22

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

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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.

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u/JT99-FirstBallot Jan 15 '22

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

It would be the worst country immediately.

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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?

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

You support welfare and socialism that’s the result. Those states (or people) become reliant on the handouts instead of using them as a crutch to become self sustaining.

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u/KnightsWhoNi Jan 15 '22

Yet their social programs are absolute shit. Almost like it’s not that and might just be corruption and idiocy instead

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

I’m saying that those states are on a welfare program from the other states.