Our Founding Fathers Were Not Christians

Were the founding fathers of this country Christians? I have always been under the impression that our country was founded by people who were escaping religious persecution. Why then, do so many people claim that this country was created under Christianity?

I could be wrong, but I don’t think the words Jesus, God, Bible or Christianity are mentioned anywhere in the Constitution.

I also think that some of the founding fathers may have been leaning toward agnosticism or even atheism.

Rent a Claw Machine for Your Party

Exciting Fun For All Ages

Your guests can enjoy the thrill of an authentic Claw Machine at your next party. You can rent a single machine or several for a large group. Best of all, you can customize the game’s prizes to coordinate with your party theme, everything from plush animals (of course) to jewelry. It could be the impressive centerpiece at your next special event.

Always check directly with suppliers to verify price and availability.
Rent-A-Tilt (varioius locations in US)

NEW 10-10-2011

Get more information at Tilt.com. Their website has the coolest way to select items from the menu, it works like a claw machine. Rent a game for private corporate parties. Link: http://www.tilt.com/index.htm
The Amazing Fun Bus (CT area)

They bring a bus full of fun to your location! Choose from their BASIC BLAST package or their DELUXE package and additional add-ons like a real claw machine and prizes! Link: http://theamazingfunbus.com/pricingreservations.html
WOW Entertainment (NYC/NJ/Philadelphia area)

Rent CLAW MACHINE or PRIZE CRANE GAME that are set on “free play” which means: No Quarters Needed. They have a long list of venues in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. The machines can be branded for corporate events. Link: http://www.wowincevents.com/productcart/pc/Skill-Crane-14p42.htm
Cocktail Hour Entertainment (South Florida)

They have a SKILL CRANE package that includes 1-4 hours with an attendant. Standard or customized prizes and party favors are available as well. They specialize in providing services for the cocktail hour or reception at Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Corporate Event, Wedding, Sweet 16, Quince, or other special event. Their services are available for just 1 hour or for the entire party. Link: http://cocktailhourentertainment.com/keepsakes/list/skillcrane.html
Rent-A-Game (Woodbridge Ontario)

They have the SKILL CRANE game and many others if you want to create an entire arcade at your next special event. Link: http://www.pinballoutlet.com/RENTWeb/casino-games-final.htm
Claw Master Party Tips

A claw machine is the perfect entertainment for a Toy Story birthday party! DisneyFamily.com has great ideas to Throw A Toy Story Party
Place one special prize inside the game and everyone will try to win it first! Or wrap the prizes so you have to win first then unwrap it. The prize each player grabs from the game can also be their party favor.
Most of the machines are adjustable so you can make it easier for younger guests to win – or make it more challenging for serious claw masters.
Many machines can be branded for advertisement at a tradeshow or for employee appreciation events.

Dreaming of Messages from the Dead

What Does My Dream About Dead People Mean?

Many aspects of a dream contribute to the overall meaning of the dream. The colors, objects, situations, symbols, and the dreamer’s associated feelings all influence the dream’s meaning. Dreams reflect the dreamer’s mental, emotional, and physical state, and a dream’s symbols and contexts reflect the dreamer’s beliefs and cultural influences.

Dreams mean many things to different people. Despite our differences, we often have similar dreams. But even if two people had the same dream, it might mean something completely different to each of them.

Still, as human beings we do sometimes share history, experience, attitudes, and emotions. And dreaming of dead people is a common experience, whenever you were born or wherever you live. So although only dreamers know what their dreams mean, this article discusses shared perceptions of the symbolism of dreaming of dead people.
The Meaning of Dreams of Dead People

In general, the dead people in our dreams are parts of our psyche attempting to communicate with us. This is likely a part of our subconscious from which we dissociate. This is a wise, quiet part of us that often appears not to even exist.

Aspects of the dead live on within us. Dreaming of a deceased loved one can be healthy but can also be negative and it is important to differentiate which it is for you. These types of dreams can be part of our growth or they can stunt our growth and keep us “stuck” on something.

We can grow from either type of dream (positive or negative). If this dream is keeping you stuck, you may need to resolve your feelings in your waking life and within the dream as well.
Resolving Your Feelings About Losing a Loved One

Dreaming of someone who has passed away may be a way for you to resolve your feelings about this loss. Oftentimes, people pass away before we are able to make amends or resolve an issue we had with them. Dreaming may help you to express unspoken feelings, put something right, or tie up loose ends. For example, the dream may help you forgive the person or yourself and as a consequence get peace and healing for yourself.
Something in Your Life Reminds You of a Quality the Deceased Person Possessed

If you are not attempting to resolve feelings associated with this person’s death in your dream, you are likely to be dreaming of the person because they represent a quality that is important to you right now. Think about who you have dreamed about and begin to describe them. Is this person the opposite of you? Is this person very much like you? Did this person possess traits you had always wanted to emulate? Did this person have qualities that turned you off or you feared you possessed? This dream is likely more about your answers to these questions rather than the person who has passed away. Since death dreams tend to represent ending something or starting something new, it is possible the quality represented by the person is something you no longer want or need.

A friend once dreamed of one of her ex-coworkers who was no longer alive. She could not understand why she had started to dream of this woman so vividly, since they had never been very close and she had not passed away recently. Once the friend described the ex-coworker as someone who was always obsessed with weight loss and appeared to have a possible eating disorder, she was able to associate the dream with her own lifestyle and diet. She admitted she was beginning to obsess too much with her weight. She was worried she was spending too much time fixated on this and felt it was becoming unhealthy. The dream confirmed her fears and she began to seek a more balanced outlook.
You May Need to Let Go of Something or End Something in Your Life

Death often represents the end of one thing and the beginning of something new. Dreaming of death in general may mean you need to stop or end something in your life. When you are dreaming of a specific person, you may need to let go of something or end something associated with that person. This could be your negative feelings associated with your loss or characteristics or activities they represent for you.

I had a dream of someone I did not know very well but who had passed away. I saw him as a very angry, lonely man. I was not sure why I had dreamt of him until I connected his anger with my own. I realized I had to let go of some anger I was feeling towards someone because it was beginning to push people out of my life.
You May Need to Resolve Something Associated With When This Person Passed

A dead person in our dream may not represent themselves as much as they may represent the time period in which we knew them or when they passed away. If you are dreaming of a loved one or acquaintance that has passed, ask yourself what was happening to you when this person was in your life and what was happening for you when they passed away. It is possible that the dream is really about something that coincided with this person’s life or death. Perhaps you’re currently dealing with issues or experiences similar to those of that time period.

I had a client describe dreams he was having of a high school friend. They had not stayed in touch and the person had passed away about six years ago. He could not figure out why he was dreaming of this person almost every night. As we discussed what was going on in his life then and when he saw this friend the most, he realized that he was experiencing similar feelings as that time in high school. He struggled with depression throughout high school and drank with his friends to escape life in general. He had recently started to drink again and was engaging in other forms of escape such as playing videos games for hours to the point where video games were interferring with his sleep, eating, and productivity.

Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

It is illegal for anyone to file a false report of child abuse, but unfortunately, it happens everyday. Even though 60% percent of reported abuse cases are false, this offense has the highest conviction rate of all felony crimes. The law is written to protect the children first, so even though you may be completely innocent, you could face long, expensive legal battles or even worse, you may possibly lose your children forever.
Falsely Accused?

Falsely Accused of Physical Abuse or Molestation?
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Don’t Sink into Denial

If you get caught in this nightmare, even though you are completely innocent, the first thing you must do is acknowledge the seriousness of the charges. If you feel you do not need to worry because they could not possibly have a case against you, you are placing yourself in danger. It is amazing how quickly these situations can get out of control. The consequences for a conviction of this crime can be horrific, so protect yourself and your children immediately. You should obtain a lawyer experienced with these types of charges. Don’t speak to any officials except your attorney about the case. Even if you have not been officially charged, you need to be prepared in case you are eventually arrested.
Do Not Confront your Accuser

At first, you may not even know who has made this terrifying accusation. The accuser does not have to be revealed unless there is a court order to do so. If you suspect or find out who it is, however, you should keep your distance. Do not go to see them, do not call them, do not have any contact with them whatsoever $6.
Be You Own Advocate

Learn everything you can about being falsely accused. Read books, internet articles or anything you can find on the subject. Discuss your findings with your attorney. Get involved with other people who have been falsely accused of similar crimes and learn from their experience. You will be amazed by how many people have been in your position. Build a support group of trusted family and friends around you. Ask them if they will be character witnesses for you if you need them.
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Don’t Console Yourself with Alcohol or Drugs

Though this may well be the most stressful and depressing time of your life, do not give in to the temptation to blur the pain with alcohol or drugs. It could have the reverse effect and actually enhance the depression. It is also very important that you stay strictly within the confines of the law at this time. You could be asked to submit to a drug test or the court could call witnesses to testify that they had seen you impaired. It simply isn’t worth the risk.

This is a very scary time in your life, but do not panic. You need to keep your mind focused on contributing to your defense and finding the best way to protect yourself and your family from more damage. Most importantly, do not go through this allow. Retain a good lawyer and let your attorney help you. Take his advice and be prepared to wage the fight of your life. Your future is at stake.