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C. Everett Koop has died
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/25/former-surgeon-general-c-everett-koop-dies-at-6/?test=latestnews ^

Posted on 02/25/2013 8:12:56 PM PST by Strk321

RIP, Amish battleship captain.

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1 posted on 02/25/2013 8:13:04 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Strk321

God bless his memory and his work. Rest in the Lord, Sir.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 8:18:24 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Strk321

His beard, however, remains on life support.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 8:19:13 PM PST by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: Strk321

RIP C. Everett, you were a Great Human!


4 posted on 02/25/2013 8:19:32 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Harpo Speaks

Was he wearing a condom?


5 posted on 02/25/2013 8:20:02 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Strk321

Koop announced that cigarette packs had to carry a warning statement (1964). I was still a kid but I recognized the intrusion of government into my life. I started smoking that very day as my own act of defiance.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 8:51:56 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

Me too - very young, but recognized it!


7 posted on 02/25/2013 9:09:29 PM PST by freeagle
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To: Rembrandt

Koop wasnt surgeon general until 1981 under Reagan.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 9:17:58 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Rembrandt

But he made up for it, in part, in 1979 by conjoining a half-dozen Democrats into a sort of ‘human centipede.” He experimented with lab rats as well and the surgery was conducted under rigorous scientific standards in the basement of the WH. They were volunteers (more-or-less) but you don’t hear much about it. It was controversial.
They were separated ten years later and asked to be called “Dianne Feinstein.” Yes, there are actually six of them.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 9:31:14 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice
But he made up for it, in part, in 1979 by conjoining a half-dozen Democrats into a sort of ‘human centipede.”

That was Trey and Matt, not Koop.

10 posted on 02/25/2013 9:39:56 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: Rembrandt

That was William H. Stewart Surgeon General under LBJ, NOT C. Everett Koop, SG under Reagan. Koop was also very strongly anti-Smoking but not the first to put warnings on cigarettes.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 9:46:09 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Strk321

Curiously, the article doesn’t mention how he died. Of course, in the end it’s all the same: Killed by death.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 9:50:38 PM PST by kevao (.)
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Of course he wasn’t always popular with hardcore social conservatives for advocating condom use and proper education to curb the AIDS epidemic, although he said he didn’t think his personal views should override his professional ones.

Also his later funding of drkoop.com which became one of the very first general medical advice websites, although it soon got pulled because of being used as advertising for pharmaceutical companies.

Before Koop, most people didn’t know the Surgeon General’s office even existed although it went back to the late 19th century. Of course it gained somewhat more notoriety with Joceyln Elders went and said that schools should teach children how to masturbate, but that’s neither here nor there.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 9:51:47 PM PST by Strk321
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To: kevao

“Curiously, the article doesn’t mention how he died. Of course, in the end it’s all the same: Killed by death.”

Come on man, the guy was 96. At that age you can just go to sleep one night and not wake up again.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 9:54:18 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Strk321
Come on man, the guy was 96. At that age you can just go to sleep one night and not wake up again.

Killed by sleep?

15 posted on 02/25/2013 10:07:08 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: Strk321

The good die young.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 10:09:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

:)


17 posted on 02/25/2013 10:17:30 PM PST by funfan
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To: Revolting cat!

:)


18 posted on 02/25/2013 10:17:40 PM PST by funfan
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To: kevao
Died at 96? What a tragedy.

Maybe we all should start smoking a pipe.

19 posted on 02/25/2013 11:09:53 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: kevao; Strk321

You two DO realize that if the govt finds out how many people die in their beds each year they will ban them.

Just sayin, loose lips and all that.

Hmmm, he must have misplaced his “Life Alert”.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 4:05:00 AM PST by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: Strk321
I'm sure he'll be missed by his family and friends, but it's really pathetic when you come across an obituary like this for someone who is only known in public because he once held one of the most pointless Federal positions ever created (and that's saying a lot).

Personally, I would have launched a campaign to remove my name from the history books once that dingbat Jocelyn Elders later filled the same role.

21 posted on 02/26/2013 4:52:11 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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