Monday, August 01, 2011

And they say you can't take it with you!

Crashed Asiana Airlines Cargo Plane
Hat Tip to Robert Neff
(Image from KBS)

In an article "Missing Asiana Pilot Took Out W3Bn in Insurance Before Crash," KBS World (June 30, 2011), the Korean Broadcasting System informs us of some rather unusual precautions on the part of the pilot:
The missing pilot of the Asiana Airlines cargo plane that crashed into waters west of Jeju Island on Thursday was found to have insurance policies worth three billion won.

Insurance sector officials say the pilot began to take out policies in June. He currently holds two life insurance policies and five damage insurance policies.

Insurance companies are looking into the matter, and if probe results by the Transport Ministry find nothing unusual in the cause of the crash, the pilot is expected to claim the money if he is found dead.
But only if he took out afterlife insurance policies!



At 4:53 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

And, of course, 'damn-age' insurance policies . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:15 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

You may find it interesting and/or funny to read the sci-fi novel "Mindscan" by the Canadian writer Robert J. Sawyer. Mindscan being a process through which one's "mind" (memory) is copied into a living cyborg, a perfect, synthetic and virtually immortal facsimile of the person. Now: when the original guy i.e. the "biological copy" dies, do his/her children have a right to inherit? Let the trial begin!

At 5:21 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

That certainly sounds like science fiction!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 6:01 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

But the trial is astoundingly realistic.

At 6:07 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I just can't believe the price is 20cents! That really is fiction!

Jeffery Hodges

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