X-Message-Number: 14824
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 07:57:13 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Alcor shouldn't ask for new insurance

Hi everyone!

With regard to the contract with Kirschner, I strongly agree that Alcor
should allow Kirschner to rejoin with his previous contract for life
insurance. Alcor may wish him to provide more information verifying the
merits of the German company with which he has his insurance, but that
is quite different from denying its merits because it is not a US

Lots of problems occur if we try to fit everyone into some standard
setup. The problems occur not because that standard setup isn't a 
good one, but because everyone simply doesn't fit. Kirschner may reasonably
be asked to show the status of his life insurance company, get a letter
(translated at his expense) from the company verifying that it will 
pay Alcor, and all the other things Alcor may think are needed. But
to simply refuse to accept anything Kirschner does other than getting
another different insurance policy seems to me to be not only bad 
treatment of Kirschner, but a long term policy which will ultimately
injure Alcor itself. Who wants to join a cryonics society which only
accepts life insurance from a very restricted list of suppliers?

I do hope that Alcor's Board considers these issues quite carefully,
since in many people they work against Alcor itself.

		Best wishes and long long life to all,

			Thomas Donaldson

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