X-Message-Number: 20014
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 08:38:47 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #20007 - #20012

Hi again!

It is a real pity that both Scott and J Corbally look only at the
scientific issues involved, when the real problem is that of 
legal possibility. I detest politics, but would have to say that
this is one problem which can only be solved by some astute politics.

And after all, if we are allowed to be suspended while alive, there
is no reason why the suspension team could not simply commence the
operation of suspending us, probably with the patient (us) under
anesthesia. Looking for complex ways to commit suicide misses
the issue entirely. 

As for Swaze's fund, I am pleased that so many cryonicists were
willing to help out. We can all get ourselves into such problems;
I was lucky in that I continually took out more insurance for
suspension while I was healthy, so that when I ceased to be 
healthy (and if Alcor follows its current policy of assessing
fees based on the time someone joined) I can be suspended with
no problems. I've known several people who had no such policies
and found themselves virtually in the gutter, sometimes literally
in the gutter, when things turned bad for them.

		Best and long long life for all,

			Thomas Donaldson

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