Back off! Im Navajo!

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 23:03:57 MDT

I just had dropped into my lap a solution to a problem that
has weighed upon me for some time. When one is signed
up for cryonics, and perishes under unknown or suspicious circs,
current law *requires* that the corpse gets autopsied, greatly
interfering with, if not totally defeating, the efforts of the rescue

The law considers its own right to find the perp above our right
to not be murdered by autopsy, even if we tatoo a message across
our chests reading: FREEZE, DONT CUT!

Now I just heard the the Navajo have STRICT prohibitions
against autopsies, and that it holds up legally even under
circumstances such as when they first began to perish with
the hantavirus disease. In accordance with the Navajo
tradition, the vicitms were buried whole.

Well, cooool! All we hafta do is convert to Navajo! (And
hope no one asks how this Navajo came to have blonde
hair and hazel eyes.) We could pass for that recently-discovered
branch of Navajo which believes the soul still lives, so long as
the body becomes frozen (...hey, its our *reliiiigion*, we dont
*neeeeed* to explain it to you...) Then, any attempt to dissect
our cooling corpses against our faith becomes an morally reprehensible
anti-native-culture genocidal hate crime, punishable by life
imprisonment without the possibility of television. The threat
should discourage the overzealous county coroner, eh? spike

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