X-Message-Number: 14855
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 18:21:47 -0500
From: david pizer <>
Subject: I agree

Ettinger has given me a chance to clear up my recommendation.

>Subject: foreign members, organizations

>Dave Pizer suggests that Europe and Asia might be able to support one or
>new cryonics organizations.


>In fact, if Europeans and 
>others join CI, for example, they can still form a European organization 
>later, and probably much more easily with their CI experience to draw upon. 
>Very little money would be "wasted," if any, and time and lives might be 

I hope I did not give the impression that I was advocating that Europeans
not join an existing organization while getting ready to start their own
company(s).  I agree they should sign up with an existing company while
waiting/starting their own company.  My only point was this:

1.	One can never know for sure there will not be an unexpected death.
2.	If this happens, the closer (very close is best) one is to the cryonics
company, the better one probably will be.

I agree that with CI using funeral directors, this is much less of a
problem than like Alcor where Alcor likes to send its team to do the
preparation.  Although it must be pointed out that Alcor can either send
the team, or try to use the hospital or a funeral director to do some
things while waiting for the team to get there.

So, I thank you for the chance to clear up my position on this.  More
clearly, I recommend that Europeans start to form their own cryonics
company as soon as they can and in the meantime, get signed up with an
existing company.

Dave Pizer

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