National Sibling Day

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National Siblings Day: Readers Share Wedding Photos With Their Brothers And Sisters (PHOTOS)

11 April 2013 | 3:29 am April 10 is National Siblings Day! In honor of the holiday, we asked our readers to send us a photo with their brothers and sisters from their wedding day celebrations.

Happy National Siblings Day, Everybody!

11 April 2013 | 2:53 am April 10 is National Siblings Day, so if the clocks have not yet ticked over to April 11 in your part of the world, why not give your sibling a call? Or, you know, just call them anyway. Dont be a jerk. This year marks the 14th annual occurrence of National Siblings Day. While the […] Happy National Siblings Day, Everybody! is a post from: The Inquisitr

As Anthony Weiner Eyes A Comeback, His Brother Recalls: There Was Definitely A Douchiness About Him

10 April 2013 | 7:17 pm Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner definitely had a "douchiness" to him, his brother Jason said (Happy National Sibling Day!) in today's lengthy New York Times Magazine piece, which chronicles the "post-scandal playbook" for Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin . But now, his brother added, he's different.

National Sibling Day? | Telling it like I see it

11 April 2013 | 4:32 am Apparently. Well, I've only had one permanent sibling and we have a complicated relationship. She's five years older than I and we've never really been close. Growing up she'd pick on me for a while and then I'd do something to get her in

ThePoeFam: National Siblings Day

11 April 2013 | 1:19 am Apparently it's National Siblings Day. All of my social media outlets and the gazillion pictures of siblings tells me so. Since I'm not one, this whole siblings thing TOTALLY baffles me. I meanit seriously makes NO sense how

Apparently, it's National Sibling Day | Brain-Dead Mom

11 April 2013 | 12:21 am After a day of breaking up the epic fights that only a heavy and unrelenting rain could bring on, I find out it is National Sibling Day. So what are we supposed to do to commemorate? Fireworks? Cupcakes? Wine?

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  • Grid says:

    What Were The Accomplishments Of Queen Elizabeth’s Long Reign? Also, What personal qualities led to her being such a
    successful ruler?

    • Curator says:

      Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, The Faerie Queen or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed three years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Perhaps for that reason, her brother, Edward VI, cut her out of the succession. His will, however, was set aside, as it contravened the Third Succession Act of 1543, in which Elizabeth was named as successor if Mary should die without issue. In 1558 Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister, Mary I, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels. The King of Spain wanted to marry her so he could rule England and Spain.

      Elizabeth set out to rule by good counsel,[1] and she depended heavily on a group of trusted advisers led by William Cecil, Baron Burghley. One of her first moves was to support the establishment of an English Protestant church, of which she became the Supreme Governor. This Elizabethan Religious Settlement held firm throughout her reign and later evolved into today’s Church of England. It was expected that Elizabeth would marry, but despite several petitions from parliament, she never did. The reasons for this choice are unknown, and they have been much debated. As she grew older, Elizabeth became famous for her virginity, and a cult grew up around her which was celebrated in the portraits, pageants and literature of the day.

      In government, Elizabeth was more conservative than her father and siblings.[2] One of her mottos was video et taceo: “I see, and say nothing”.[3] This strategy, viewed with impatience by her counsellors, often saved her from political and marital misalliances. Though Elizabeth was cautious in foreign affairs and only half-heartedly supported a number of ineffective, poorly resourced military campaigns in the Netherlands, France and Ireland, the defeat of the Spanish armada in 1588 associated her name forever with what is popularly viewed as one of the greatest victories in British history. Within twenty years of her death, she was being celebrated as the ruler of a golden age, an image that retains its hold on the English people. Elizabeth’s reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Francis Drake and slave-trader John Hawkins.

      Historians, however, tend to be more cautious in their judgement. They often depict Elizabeth as a short-tempered,[4] sometimes indecisive ruler,[5] who enjoyed more than her share of luck. Towards the end of her reign, a series of economic and military problems weakened her popularity to the point where many of her subjects were relieved at her death. Elizabeth is however acknowledged by historians as a charismatic performer and a dogged survivor, in an age when government was ramshackle and limited and when monarchs in neighbouring countries faced internal problems that jeopardised their thrones. Such was the case with Elizabeth’s rival, Mary, Queen of Scots, whom she imprisoned in 1568 and eventually executed in 1587. After the short reigns of Elizabeth’s brother and sister, her forty-five years on the throne provided valuable stability for the kingdom and helped forge a sense of national identity.[6]

  • Squishy says:

    Is It True That Scientists Say There Is No Gay Gene? If so then why do liberals say that people are born gay? Do liberals not believe in science?
    this isn’t about whether or not homosexuals deserve rights… it’s about whether or not they are born gay

    • Curator says:

      No, but media implications have helped insert this in people’s minds, even when there isn’t evidence. They’ve created a strong desire to equivocate, to draw equivalence between hetero/homosexuality, like a yin yang night day thing.

      Look at the ridiculous assertions that ” straights aren’t born straight either”. Even if it were possible for that to be true, it wouldn’t help the gay movement at all, plastically when dealing with religious critics. It was to counter them that the born gay thing was crafted in the first place. Even twenty years ago when gay researcher LaVey claimed to find evidence that might show such a thing, he admitted it didn’t necessarily explain lesbianism, just gay men. Identical twin studies have shown that not only is it unlikely there is a gay gene, it may not even be possible to ever show such a thing.

      “Attempts to demonstrate that homosexuality is simply a matter of genes or biology have been unsuccessful. For example, among identical twins, if one twin identifies as gay, only about one in nine twin siblings will also identify as gay (Bailey, Dunne, & Martin, 2000). ”

      “People view genetically influenced outcomes as inescapable and predestined. They tend to forget the important influences of free will and environment. Furthermore, they often view the genetically influenced outcome as natural, and may assume the “naturalistic fallacy,” where ethical properties (i.e., the moral “ought” or “good”) are erroneously presumed to flow from natural properties (i.e., the “is,” or mere fact of existing). A recent analysis by Dar-Nimrod and Heine (2011a) offer cautions that pertain to genetically influenced conditions including homosexuality.”

      These last sources are twin studies referenced at Talk Origins, the pro evolutionist site/app, no religious bias there:

      Haynes, J. D., 1995. A critique of the possibility of genetic inheritance of homosexual orientation. Journal of Homosexuality 28(1-2): 91-113.
      Kendler, K. S., L. M. Thornton, S. E. Gilman and R. C. Kessler, 2000. Sexual orientation in a U.S. national sample of twin and nontwin sibling pairs. American Journal of Psychiatry 157(11): 1843-1846.
      Kirk, K. M., J. M. Bailey, M. P. Dunne and N. G. Martin, 2000. Measurement models for sexual orientation in a community

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