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"Is it OK just to make this stuff up as one goes along?" I think it is, Obama decided to fund more climate modelling.
1) Is anecdotal. In the area in which I live, people have given up reporting anything other than the most serious of crimes.
2) That's just a sneaky suspicion.
3) I go along with Francisco.