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RUSH: Orange County, California, this is Jim on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Yes, good morning, Rush.

RUSH: Hi.

CALLER: Dittos from Laguna Beach, California.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: I have an interesting comment or a question. I’ll pose it this way. In your article on the global warming issue in Greenland, those bores that they made through the ice to reach the mud where all of the spiders and the —

RUSH: Right, the DNA was.

CALLER: The DNA, did they say how deep those holes were?

RUSH: It might have. I didn’t read far enough.

CALLER: Well, I’ve got the answer for you.

RUSH: Okay, what’s the answer?

CALLER: They went 1.2 miles in one of the bores, and 1.8 miles in one of the other bores.

RUSH: Oh, yeah, here it is, 1.2 miles. Yup, you’re right. Caller is right, ladies and gentlemen. A rarity but in your case it’s true.

CALLER: Think about how much ice that is. (Laughing.)

RUSH: (Laughing.) I know. Think about how much that is: 1.2 miles of ice.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: That’s straight down, and nine degrees didn’t melt any of it! It was nine degrees warmer, some hundred thousand years ago didn’t melt any of it.

CALLER: Gosh, when all that ice wasn’t there, the water level wasn’t up above all that, either.

RUSH: Well, but remember this ice is over land, they say. That’s why they picked Greenland.

CALLER: Oh. (Laughing.)

RUSH: If they said icebergs were going to melt, big deal. You know, ice cubes in a glass that melt do not overflow the glass.

CALLER: That’s right.

RUSH: That’s why they picked Greenland because it has an ice sheet covering a lot of it. If that melts, that’s brand-new water in the ocean that’s not there and good-bye Hamptons and Manhattan.

CALLER: (Laughing.) I just thought it was interesting on the depth of the bores.

RUSH: Well, it was. It’s fabulous. I’m glad you were paying attention. I didn’t read the story far enough. I know how to read media. You just need to read the first two paragraphs and if you have a base, you have a baseline to understand the story and the news agency — this is the French News Agency — you read two paragraphs. When I see a story that I’m reading on the Internet and I hit the print and it’s four pages, I print the first page. I don’t need read the last page, because the last three pages are going to have nothing but a summary of all the gobbledygook that’s come before. The Conrad Black trial is the best example. The Conrad Black trial is now at the jury in Chicago. The story in the New York Post today had one paragraph of new information about the feds trying to already figure out what of his assets they can seize. The last paragraphs of the story are all about the rest of the case, what had happened, what he’s been accused of. It’s just a rehash. So read the first two paragraphs, folks. You’ll be saner, you’ll know more and you’ll be less angry.

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