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Old 05-14-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered the relatives of a deceased Burlington man to exhume his body so his head can be cut off and cryogenically frozen.

The court sided with Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Ariz., which sought to dig up the remains of 81-year-old Orville Richardson, who died in February 2009.

Iowa court orders relatives to exhume body of man who wanted his head cryogenically frozen - WQAD (http://www.wqad.com/news/sns-ap-ia--burlingtonbody-cryonics,0,651170.story - broken link)
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Talk about money grubbing this takes the cake. It is a freaky world out there.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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This cyro business gives me the creeps, BUT, if the guy signed a contract, then that's what HE obviously wanted to do. I agree with the judge's decision.

However, I was under the impression that the cyro had to be done within a definite time-frame after death and there were special procedures to follow.....

It is a freaky world out there!
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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$$$$$$ - that's what this is all about.

One of the dumbest legal decisions I have ever heard and probably wasn't easy for the judge to make but "a contract is a contract".
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Imagine waking up years in the future with an 81 year old face that was decaying a year before it was frozen.
What a chick magnet he's gonna be.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered the relatives of a deceased Burlington man to exhume his body so his head can be cut off and cryogenically frozen.

The court sided with Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Ariz., which sought to dig up the remains of 81-year-old Orville Richardson, who died in February 2009.

Iowa court orders relatives to exhume body of man who wanted his head cryogenically frozen - WQAD (http://www.wqad.com/news/sns-ap-ia--burlingtonbody-cryonics,0,651170.story - broken link)
WHAT THE?!?!?! These kinds of things happen?!
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Dead Head".
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