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by Mike.Perry
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Reanimation Costs?
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

Reanimation Costs?

I am in favor of *not* increasing cryopreservation minimums based on an expectation of the costs of reanimation. Apparently there are some people who feel otherwise and might be in a position to influence where the minimums are set, so I am posting this. I think a reasonable case can be made that, w...
by Mike.Perry
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Alcor Investment Club?
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Alcor Investment Club?

As one possible way to hedge against currency inflation and otherwise invest for one's future cryopreservation (and no other purpose) Alcor members could create an investment corporation. It would be open only to members, and only for the purpose of funding the member's cryopreservation when the tim...
by Mike.Perry
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Why I'm quitting Alcor -- they now have the math all wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Why I'm quitting Alcor -- they now have the math all wro

Is there any possibility of reducing CMS costs by having a team of trained volunteers carry out the procedure that would otherwise be done by a paid-for organization like SA? There are various locations around the country and even abroad where such a team might be organized. Each team member could g...
by Mike.Perry
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Financial
Topic: Prepaid Cryopreservation Underfunding Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3910

Re: Prepaid Cryopreservation Underfunding Problem

I haven't been too regular a reader of the Alcor Forum, and didn't realize this subject was being discussed until just now (starting 3 days ago). So I had written up something that may be naive in various places but I will include it here. Noting that current prepayment funds are invested at too low...
by Mike.Perry
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Alcor Anniversaries
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Alcor Anniversaries

Today (Feb. 23, 2012) is the 40th anniversary of the founding of Alcor by Fred and Linda Chamberlain. (Feb. 23, 1972 is when the incorporation was finalized; the incorporation papers were drawn up earlier, Jan. 27.) Alcor was based at various locations in southern California until its move to Scotts...