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December 7 2010 at 11:18 AM
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The board members are not posting their emails on the Alcor website... and seeing that that was the case was the impetus behind my starting this forum/blog. I've been talking by phone to the membership director, D. Cremeens-- and I've forwarded an email to her describing the type of contract I want-- but upon my email notice of cancellation of membership... due to higher membership fees, she invited me to send in the original cancellation forum UNMODIFIED... which to me is not what we had discussed on the phone.

I don't know what the lines of communication are in Alcor anymore... so I'll create this public forum to generate a little more heat to get what I want... which is a NEW TYPE OF "membership" if you can it that... PALM... PRE ARRANGED LAST MINUTE... membership...

I had written in my wishes on the invoice every month for the past several months but there was zero response from Bonnie... so I started talking to Cremeens... and then.. Jennifer emailed me assuring me that the local cryonics members... (I'm in Phoenix near Alcor lab)... would probably be situated so that no extra costs were incurred and that therefore I would get a washout... if I deanimate... the washout being on of the items Alcor plans to cut.. in the field... despite Riskins' 2009 extra field fee for that purpose that Alcor has been collecting from all members... but which is not legibly itemized on reports to members... members getting no real reports anymore...




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Best preservation not guaranteed if new funding minimums not met.

December 18 2010, 1:01 PM 

The famous blogpost by Chapman effectively cancelling grandfathering (after several articles in various publications on this) is not being openly discussed online. Chapmans email to me that local residents would probably be okay for now is saying, if you interpret anther way, that the current 50K neuro will not be treated as an 80K neuro, even if local-- neccessarily (if nothing else comes up). And that only applies to the current time period.

The future will be worse for a 50 neuro member like me... in that the value of the 50K contiually falls with inflation... so Alcor will give a less and less viable preservation, relative to the current technology of the time, as decades go by.

Given that, there's no point in maintaining membership at a grandfathered 50K... and given that membership fees are increasing to almost $1000 per year from my original $300 per year in 1991, I "fold" (as they say in cardgames when the betting gets too rich for a player). I've already sunk 20 years of membership fees into Alcor, mistakenly thinking I was buying the best preservation each year into the future for 50K. That's 20 years X about 300, 400, 500 and now 800 per year... for roughly 10K.. which could have been invested for my later years when I'm less able to work (since life extension isn't panning out either). On top of that, I sunk another 10K into life insurance installment payments... a policy I would not have otherwise bought... grand total about 20K...

If I keep my membership, I would end up paying probably 1000 at least per year for 20 years... doubling my past 20 years of membership... for 20K.. .and I just don't want to do that anymore. I've had an epiphany of a sort... and it's more important to me to invest in good dental care maintenance and anti-aging crapshoots like PQQ or at least in long term saving for older age.





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Board to review PALM cryonics on Jan. 7

December 22 2010, 1:02 PM 

I'll report on results here.

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