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Too many pickled herrings!
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Sorry, I got nothin
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ItoldYaSo - Free movies/TV
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Data is killing the planet
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Net to the US Government: Piss off!
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TV is hurting
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Kicking batteries to the kerb
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Are we our own worst enemy?
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