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Opinion Tweets

Radley BalkoradleybalkoFeb 28, 2015, 2:40 pm 
*Seven* cops and prosecutors swore that a Louisiana man assaulted a cop. Cell phone video showed that they all lied. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/02/27/but-for-the-video/
Chris RockozchrisrockMar 4, 2015, 12:06 am 
This man standing outside congress speaks for millions of Americans #NetanyahuSpeech
GrooveSDCGrooveSDCMar 5, 2015, 5:52 am 
A quick synopsis of the #FergusonReport
Barack ObamaBarackObamaMar 7, 2015, 8:54 pm 
“We respect the past, but we don’t pine for the past. We don’t fear the future.” —President Obama #Selma50 #MarchOn
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsMar 9, 2015, 2:32 am 
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbMar 17, 2015, 10:09 pm 
“the more veto players in a government, the greater the nation’s economic inequality” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/JamesFallows/~3/HVadV2t1slU/story01.htm
banksythereaIbanksyMar 19, 2015, 12:26 am 
Saw this at a church..
LOLGOPLOLGOPMar 2, 2015, 9:50 pm 
We could have had an Iran with 0 centrifuges with no war. But that’s another W. Bush failure. http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/02/why-our-obsession-irans-centrifuges-could-give-them-bomb/105660/
Mrs. Betty BowersBettyBowersMar 27, 2015, 3:34 am 
If a True Christian™ discriminates against you it’s FREEDOM. If you return the favor it’s PERSECUTION #BoycottIndiana
Liberal EffectsLiberalEffectsMar 28, 2015, 11:33 pm 
How To Tell If Your Religious Liberties Are Being Violated

Opinion Tweets

Barack ObamaBarackObamaJan 23, 2015, 8:41 pm 
These senators are at odds with 97% of climate scientists and NASA. #ActOnClimate
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsJan 26, 2015, 12:38 am 
This is embarrassing to learn about my home state: Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia http://gizmodo.com/oregon-was-founded-as-a-racist-utopia-1539567040
Max RoserMaxCRoserFeb 14, 2015, 1:51 am 
War is declining.
If it seems otherwise, part of the explanation is that we forgot most of the wars in the past.

Opinion Tweets

Bjorn F-BkingofslugsJan 10, 2015, 7:23 pm 
“Everything we did was morally justified where I come from”
Neil deGrasse TysonneiltysonNov 28, 2014, 10:00 pm 
#WhenIWasYourAge: Religion was taught in Sunday School, not in your Science Classroom.
Jamelle BouiejbouieDec 1, 2014, 4:02 am 
This from Chris Rock is the realest shit I’ve read all week. http://www.vulture.com/2014/11/chris-rock-frank-rich-in-conversation.html
Chris RockozchrisrockDec 4, 2014, 12:14 am 
Even FOX NEWS cannot believe this didn’t go to trial. Let me repeat. Even FOX NEWS cannot believe this didn’t go to trial. #EricGarner
Jack SlaterMr_SlaterDec 3, 2014, 9:40 pm 
#CameronMustGo because he believes in trickle down economics that we know simply doesn’t work.
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsDec 5, 2014, 5:53 am 
‘I honestly don’t know what to say’; Jon Stewart gets serious on Eric Garner http://wapo.st/1pXNL7h
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsDec 6, 2014, 4:49 pm 
Stuart Carlson Editorial Cartoon, December 05, 2014: “I can’t breath” http://www.gocomics.com/stuartcarlson/2014/12/05#.VIMzLgUU3SU.twitter
HendLibyaLibertyDec 10, 2014, 3:01 pm 
“Does torture work?” as a question needs to be put in the bin with “Is slavery commercially feasible?” & “Can genocide help overpopulation?”
Chris RockozchrisrockDec 11, 2014, 12:42 pm 
BREAKING NEWS: According to the #TortureReport , Jesus was not tortured. The Romans simply used enhanced interrogation methods on him.
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbDec 29, 2014, 8:33 am 
Nerdy WonkaNerdyWonkaDec 27, 2014, 5:05 pm 
NYPD demanded #BlackLivesMatter protesters suspend their protests; yet they politicize a funeral.

Shameful.

Bjorn F-BkingofslugsDec 29, 2014, 7:37 am 
Petulant, immature, unprofessional, armed, militarized cops acting out. What could go wrong? http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/106258904759/petulant-immature-unprofessional-armed
Meredith YayanosThereminaDec 30, 2014, 3:46 am 
“Police are not under attack: institutionalized racism is.” ~Kareem Abdul-Jabar
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsDec 30, 2014, 6:50 am 
Police Respect Squandered in Attacks on de Blasio http://nyti.ms/1Hcy94c
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbJan 17, 2015, 3:14 am 
“Teens’ use of social media is significantly shaped by race and class, geography and cultural background.” https://medium.com/message/an-old-fogeys-analysis-of-a-teenagers-view-on-social-media-5be16981034d

The Uber Situation

I’ve always had a difficult relationship with Uber: I love the service because the whole experience was so much more pleasant than that of a taxi. They had figured out a better solution to all the little things and the result was just wonderful.

But at the same time, it’s company run by a bunch of unethical, Ayn Rand-ian, bros. I want to support companies that are not just convenient for me, but are ethical as well, so Uber bothered me. But it was just so damned convenient that I suppressed my distaste.

Fortunately Uber has just gone so far over the line that I’ve come to my senses. I regret not doing so before, but at least I can hold my head up now and say “enough!”. Not sure what service I’ll use now, but it won’t be Uber.

Mike Maneythe_spinmdNov 18, 2014, 5:29 am 
Time for Uber to take a breather, reset and think about the brand it wants to be. Because right now, it’s the Dick Cheney of brands.
Aaliya Yaqub, MDDrAaliyaNov 18, 2014, 5:31 am 
Sorry @uber, can’t support how unethical you’ve been lately. Cc: @sarahcuda http://bit.ly/1oYK4xC #deleteuber
John ScalziscalziNov 19, 2014, 4:45 pm 
Lots of people deleting Uber from their phones in my Tweetstream. Well, I never used Uber, so I guess I’m a hipster in this one thing.
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbNov 21, 2014, 5:13 pm 
Uber’s Moral Compass Needs Recalibration http://tcrn.ch/1BMfRrc
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbNov 22, 2014, 8:27 pm 
Uber Angst and Uber Shame: to delete or not delete, that is the question. Me, I’m on the #deleteuber side http://nyti.ms/1taTW3G

Opinion Tweets

Bjorn F-BkingofslugsNov 21, 2014, 5:26 pm 

Conservatives want you to believe that while the goals of public programs on health, energy and more may be laudable, experience shows that such programs are doomed to failure. Don’t believe them. Yes, sometimes government officials, being human, get things wrong. But we’re actually surrounded by examples of government success, which they don’t want you to notice.

Adam SavagedonttrythisNov 26, 2014, 10:35 pm 

Opinion Tweets

Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbNov 2, 2014, 11:24 pm 
Obama Digital Guru to Democrats: Stop Being Lame http://time.com/3553624/election-email-obama/
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbNov 3, 2014, 5:14 am 
This is very insightful: companies sell to others, countries sell to themselves: Economics vs Business http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/03/opinion/paul-krugman-business-vs-economics
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsNov 7, 2014, 4:15 pm 
Triumph of the Wrong: it’s not often that a party that is so wrong about so much does as well as Republicans did http://nyti.ms/1ptemJu
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsNov 11, 2014, 5:00 am 
Unbelievable that this is the United States: Pregnant, and No Civil Rights http://nyti.ms/1pywxgK
Bjorn Freeman-Bensonbjorn_fbNov 12, 2014, 2:03 am 
Dressing up for air travel: In defense of looking nice on a flight or train. http://www.slate.com/articles/…/dressing_up_for_air_
travel…

Opinionated Tweets

Bjorn F-BkingofslugsOct 25, 2012, 3:55 pm 
Tribune endorsement: Too Many Mitts http://shar.es/cjau8 via @sharethis
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsNov 4, 2012, 3:52 am 
Senator Jeff MerkleySenJeffMerkleyNov 24, 2012, 6:48 pm 
David Sarasohn says my proposal 2 fix the filibuster would force “the world’s greatest deliberative body” to deliberate http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/david_sarasohn/…
John RobbjohnrobbNov 24, 2012, 3:12 pm 
There isn’t a shortage of skilled workers in the US. Just skilled people willing to work for $10 an hour. http://nyti.ms/R82omW
rachael ray rachaelrayDec 16, 2012, 8:55 pm 
Also- love insurance laws for guns. Hunting rifle low cost hand guns & assault rifles high premiums w higher cost w children / teens in home
Markos MoulitsasmarkosJan 1, 2013, 3:02 am 
So if indexing is good enough for the estate tax, why isn’t it good enough for the minimum wage?
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsJan 31, 2013, 3:02 am 
A Second GOP, A Third Party or… http://ti.me/118muN9 via @TIMEPolitics
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsMay 14, 2013, 1:58 am 
“It’s not ‘Tyranny’ just because you were outvoted. That’s Democracy.” http://nyti.ms/ZWk0kX
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsMay 14, 2013, 1:59 am 
The Great Degrader: “The key thing to remember is that both [of his main accomplishments] were sold with lies.” http://nyti.ms/15PyuKu
The Daily EdgeTheDailyEdgeJul 7, 2013, 6:37 pm 
The easiest way to get Rick Perry to leave women alone would be if Planned Parenthood were to rename its facilities “fertilizer plants”
AnonymousYourAnonNewsJul 15, 2013, 10:32 pm 
Why isnt the NRA saying the tragedy wouldn’t have happened if Trayvon Martin was armed,& calling on young black men to get themselves guns?
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsOct 14, 2013, 2:40 pm 
Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day via @Oatmeal
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsNov 26, 2013, 4:28 pm 
“So, for all practical purposes, the government is torturing my father until he dies.” http://www.dilbert.com/blog/entry/i_hope_my_father_dies_soon/
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsDec 18, 2013, 5:31 am 
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsJan 28, 2014, 7:51 am 
Uber and a Child’s Death “New technology does not eliminate well-established legal principles.” http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/uber-and-a-childs-death/
John FugelsangJohnFugelsangJan 28, 2014, 3:10 pm 
Theodore Roosevelt on the 1% in his State of the Union speech, before quitting the GOP #SOTU
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsMar 5, 2014, 2:57 pm 
How Washington lost its appeal http://wapo.st/1d2ywkM via @washingtonpost
Bjorn F-BkingofslugsMay 3, 2014, 6:35 am 
It’s Time to Evict Big-Time Sports from American Higher Education http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2013/12/… via @slate
Lee AtchisonleeatchisonSep 28, 2014, 6:26 pm 
An interesting take. I’ve worked for Amazon, this is nearly all true. http://www.salon.com/2014/09/27/4_ways_amazons_…