X-Message-Number: 19666
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 20:20:38 +0100
From: J Corbally <>
Subject: Re:Cryonics in my elevator

>Message #19658
>Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 20:17:50 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Driven FromThePack <>
>Subject: Cryonics in my elevator
>The elevators in my office building have display
>screens that show both commercials and news stories
>summarized in one sentence tidbits.
>As I was leaving work today, I was somewhat jolted to
>read the "cryonics" as I rode in the elevator, wearing
>my Alcor bracelet and necklace.
>The news story was about the unfortunate French family
>trying to get loved ones cryopreserved.

Yes, I've seen that story today, thanks for mentioning it.  It is a 
continuation of a saga that has been keenly watched by several people here.

The important part of the story is that they now have to take their case to 
the European Court of Human rights.  This will be a major case to watch, 
really big.  Whatever judgement is handed out by the court will be 
precedent for all future cases both in this court and throughout the EU 
member states.  It has the potential to be a major boost or a terrible blow 
to cryonics.

It's highly important they win if they go this route.

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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