Bad events (other than wars) that resulted in some positive outcomes

stevev

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Apr 2017
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I certainly don't endorse forced assimilation, but couldn't life for these Indians have been much better had they assimilated as opposed to been deported to Oklahoma? I mean, didn't something like a quarter of Indians who traveled on the Trail of Tears die during their jouney?
The Cherokee assimilated and they were "removed" anyway. The Supreme Court ruled they could remain and Jackson blatantly removed them. He's the only president to outright ignore a SCOTUS ruling AFAIK (so far).
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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The Cherokee assimilated and they were "removed" anyway. The Supreme Court ruled they could remain and Jackson blatantly removed them. He's the only president to outright ignore a SCOTUS ruling AFAIK (so far).
Yes, and Jackson was a huge jackass in doing this! :(
 
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stevev

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Apr 2017
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There might be KFD instead, though. Kentucky Fried Dinosaur! :D
Tiny elves and pixies aren't about to fry a dinosaur but the elves (which I take to be males) might take little bites when the dinosaur sleeps. The pixies would think that was gross and try to get them on flower juice but never be totally successful.
 

stevev

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Apr 2017
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Avian dinosaurs survived the KT extinction. All birds are descended from dinosaurs.
So PB Shelley today clearly wouldn't be suggesting"Bird thou never wert"( a dinosaur.) But instead "Bird thou wert a dinosaur!"
 
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