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**BigLeRoy** Wow, man. Just wow.

No, I did no three-year regression. Any statistician would tell you there is little point in doing a linear regression with only THREE data points. Three data points will not reveal ANY trend. But if you WERE to do a three-year regression on those years from 2013 to 2015, are you trying to tell me there would be a NEGATIVE slope to the line??!???

Here are those values again:

2013: 1.7%

2014: 2.4%

2015: 2.6%

A NEGATIVE slope? REALLY??

The only regression I did was on the full seven years of data going back to 2010. There is NO negative trend there. I ALREADY pointed out to you that two of the three largest values, the highest growth years, were towards the END of that series, in 2014 (2.4% growth) and 2015 (2.6% growth).

I asked you in the link I gave you back in post #26 to change the graph to the last TEN years, and you plainly and clearly did not bother to do that. Had you done so, you would IMMEDIATELY see that there is NO downward trend apparent over the last seven years. There just isn't. You are imagining things, in your head, and I'm beginning to wonder if you're BLIND. I wish I could just post the graph DIRECTLY, so that others reading this could SEE for themselves what a BULLSHIT artist you are.