X-Message-Number: 23890
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 15:05:56 -0700
Subject: Re: CryoNet #23878 - #23886
From: Kennita Watson <>

On Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004, at 02:00 US/Pacific, CryoNet wrote:
> Message #23885
> Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 01:43:47 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Charles Platt <>
> Subject: Re: CryoNet #23869 - #23877
>> I'm going back to consolidate, categorize, and further
>> filter the input I've gotten so far.
> By "filter" I assume you mean you will discard all the views
> that differ from you own.

Actually, no.  My initial filtering was to filter out all
the messages in the digests that had nothing whatsoever
to do with FDGD, which left me with a 79-page Word file.

The latest filter removed personal attacks and praises,
culled repeated text, and divided the file into parts:

FDGD 2005 Activities.doc - activities to do before,
	during, and after FDGD
FDGD 2005 Caveats.doc - problems with going, and things
	to be sure _not_ to do
FDGD 2005 Climate.doc - local responses as reported by
	Trygve and the media
FDGD 2005 Contacts.doc - people in the media, in Nederland,
	and on Cryonet who have expressed support of FDGD
FDGD 2005 To-Do List.doc - things that need to be done to
	pull off the project effectively
Arguments Against Cryonics.doc - reasons people might give
	for why cryonics might not work, and why not to do it
	even if it does, with responses where offered
Coverage and Info.doc - what the media has said about FDGD,
	and misc. factual info like location and weather
Trygve's Sagas.doc - Trygve's writings; 'nuff said

I haven't thrown out my detractor's comments (they're in
Caveats.doc), except where they had no content other than
ad hominem attack.

> For instance, you will ignore the
> argument that you are imposing a risk on other people, in
> your presumptuous belief that the risk is not significant, so
> they should just put up with it.

I'm not ignoring what you say.  However, in the weighing
of risks versus benefits, my assessment is that the benefits
win (hands-down, I would say, but since neither of us knows,
I won't argue about degree).  And the purpose of the Caveats
file is to point out ways to reduce the risks without
abandoning the project.
>> I hope to be back with a progress report in a couple of
>> weeks, depending how snowed under I get with my Press
>> Release and Marketing Plan homework, and with reading my
>> Project Management book.
> In other words you will continue to post messages here to
> annoy people who already feel threatened by you.

That is not my purpose.  What I want to do is to inform
people who may care about the progress of the project and
to solicit input from those who may have constructive
comments to make on it.  Making semi-regular reports also
keeps me moving so I have a better chance of not letting
important things go unlooked-at for too long.
> Does the term "passive aggressive" come to mind?

It didn't until you brought it up.  FTR, I don't think
it fits me.  I try for "active assertive" whenever

Live long and prosper,
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
none but ourselves can free our minds.
           -- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

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