"But alas. You feel you are too smart to trust anything."
"think the world is full of conspiracies"
"I markedly do NOT assume that thousands of career economists are compromised and lie"
"NO I don't think numbers are deliberately changed for political purposes."
Incredibly, you have entirely missed the point of the post. Leave the thin skin behind, and read the post again. I can see that you have no real understanding of data collection and analysis, or the political process, but that's not what is irksome; what is irksome is that you believe that you do, while at the same time you post nonsense, in the truest sense of the word. You are not making a response in a discussion--instead, you are engaging in a haranguing diatribe.
This is evident from your entire post, but in particular from this absurd non-answer:
"How do I resolve conflictory data? I flippin' live with it."
The only conclusion to be drawn from this is that you do not in fact resolve contradictions, and therefore that you do not use the data at all.
It's a good thing for you that there is a structure to support your activities. You will do OK as long as the structure is there, and you will meet disaster the minute it falls apart. We have seen your frailty on display even during the recent 15% drop, when you almost went to pieces, and on numerous other occasions that were even less significant. This shows that in your heart of hearts, you understand that you have no leg to stand on, that you are just being carried by the current.