X-Message-Number: 23086
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:36:27 -0500
Subject: Re: 23079 Alcor affordability

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Alcor's affordability was very ably presented by Rudi Hoffman.  Since I
don't understand that much about insurance, I have to ask for a few more

I accept your figures for term insurance for $150,000 for a healthy 40 year old

male.  I believe "term" insurance" means you are covered only for a certain 
period of time.
I assume, in this case, till age 65.

What happens after that?  $240 in annual insurance payments over 20 years  only 

I also wonder how many people look into cryonics at a very young age.  I
suspect a lot of people don't look into it until they are may age, 65, and have
to deal with a limited amount of time left in their lives.

Perhaps you should have a more detailed presentation on these facts
on Alcor's web site.  Perhaps I missed it.  In the past, I remember
being dissuaded by the numbers involved.

Finally, you say:
>People spend 90 bucks on a reasonably good dinner out for their families.  I 
>watch people at my local convenience store spend $3.00 on a pack of 

>cigarettes, a lotto ticket, or a few candy bars.  These aren't the "diamonds 
>limousines" crowd, Randy!  

Well, 90 bucks for a dinner out is bit daunting.  I suspect most families spend

about half that.  On the other hand, you should watch smokers pay $7.00 for a 
of cigarettes in NYC.  A lotto ticket and a few candy bars could bring that
total to $15.

I like your passion and interest in sloganeering.  Perhaps I asked earlier,
but wasn't there once the slogan: "Freeze!  Wait!  Reanimate!"  Or was that
the title of some article I read years ago?

Randolfe H. Wicker
Founder, Clone Rights United Front www.clonerights.com 
Spokesperson, Reproductive Cloning Network, www.reproductivecloning.net 
Former CEO, Human Cloning Foundation, www.humancloning.org 
Member, The Immortality Institute, www.imminst.org 
201-656-3280 (Mornings)


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