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Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced
    #13120 - 04/26/08 12:21 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=dae649fa-e9d7-48f8-b903-b03585d5f2ae&k=31343

HAMILTON - Two men who operated a church where marijuana was sold as a sacrament here, were sentenced to prison Friday.

Michael Baldasaro was sentenced to two years in jail while Walter Tucker will spend one year behind bars in connection with selling marijuana at the Church of the Universe.

In handing down his ruling, the judge called the operation "a marijuana convenience store that operates for profit like a prohibition-era speakeasy, but disguised as a church."

In 2004, police officers purchased marijuana from the church in an undercover operation.

Baldasaro and Tucker maintain that God tells them to smoke marijuana and pass joints to their Church of the Universe parishioners.

The case of the two men, who also lived in the church, made history in Hamilton because it's the first time a residence has been seized under the drug law.

"This will send the message that if you're going to carry on trafficking in drugs, growing drugs, on your premise or residence, it can be forfeited as offence-related property," added Hamilton Police officer Bob MacDonald.


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: Compass]
    #13142 - 04/26/08 12:32 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

That's very sad. It makes me wonder what's going on with Craig X and Temple 420.


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #13395 - 04/26/08 08:31 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

A functional social movement works in specific and deliberate stages:
1.Genesis
1.5 an even or crisis occurs
2. social unrest occurs
3. loss of faith in the system
4. maintenance
5. termination

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I shared that to say this. Acts of exploiting a loop hole such as religious freedom under the law are a waste of crucial energy and human resources.

step one is the genesis/event : prohibition was issued.
step two is where these "church" activities appear. People are mad, but haven't lost enough faith in the system, so they are trying to bend the rules.

For the movement to progress people need to be led to step 3: a consciousness that the system will not provide and activism needs to take place with the goal of redefining our leadership/controllers.

Any of you seriously interested in "activism" need to consider this, and how mobilization takes place. If you are a leader in a group of people already motivated to the end of prohibition, then take an approach that will move them to step three and attack the system. Maybe you can make your elected officials frightened that you will draw votes away from them, for instance. Dont just sit around and think of ways you and your small group can smoke a bunch of pot, and really dont try to make money of your "movement."


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: rodfarva]
    #13464 - 04/26/08 12:51 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for the interesting post. I'd rate you, but I don't get your avatar.

For those who want to learn more about these crazy, cool cats behind "Church of the Universe" check pot.tv


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: Compass]
    #13695 - 04/26/08 06:36 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

which avatar?


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: rodfarva]
    #13715 - 04/26/08 07:02 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

the bathroom


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: Compass]
    #14045 - 04/27/08 04:18 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Its a couple of urinals at comerica park. I was looking in my pictures and it just seemed like the right one to use here. flushhhhhhhh.................


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: rodfarva]
    #14737 - 04/28/08 09:08 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

It beats looking at a spinning dog's ass.


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: rodfarva]
    #14743 - 04/28/08 09:49 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Check out my user gallery, I have some funny faces you can use if you want.


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Re: Church of the Universe Founders Sentenced [Re: Compass]
    #14895 - 04/29/08 04:27 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)


i like this one, but i decided i would stick with one avatar image and that the first one i felt was right would be it. So, pot heads, you will all know me by the urinals.


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