X-Message-Number: 22484
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 11:14:55 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
From: "Billy H. Seidel" <>
Subject: Charles Platt

I can not let this go by without saying something.

Today I read the message below from Charles Platt.  I am shocked almost
beyond belief.  How could Alcor let a man like Charles Platt get away?  Sure
his actions have not always met with 100% approval ,but who among us has?  I
have not always agreed with Charles myself but, I have never seen Charles
act in a destructive way towards cryonics.  I believe he has given his best
efforts and greatest attention to advancing Alcor during his very short
period as COO.  Charles's writing skills in developing the Alcor newsletter
and his innovative ideas will be missed indeed. I just do not understand how
Alcor management could not find a way to use this man's abilities. His
presence in the cryonics arena just can not be replaced.  I believe that
Alcor has somehow missed the boat when a person of Charles Platt's talents
and commitment to Alcor are allowed to just pass on by, and indeed,
encouraged to stand aside.

I felt a great loss as I read the message below.  I would hope that others
who feel the same way would stand up and be counted.  We, in Alcor and the
cryonics community, are just too small not to develop and use all of the
available talents that we possibly can.

Billy H. Seidel

*****>>Message #22478
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 18:29:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Alcor membership

*****On Saturday September 6th, I decided to cease working for
Alcor as an independent contractor and have terminated my
membership. This is not connected in any way with the Larry
Johnson affair, and does not mean that I am dissatisfied with
Alcor's member services. It is a personal decision arising
from personal issues. I will be happier if I am not closely
involved with Alcor, and Alcor may be happier too. I do not
expect to join any other cryonics organization.

Please bear in mind that in any future utterances I may make,
I will not be speaking on behalf of Alcor.

--Charles Platt **************************

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