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Jujitsu – Last Week Tonight John Oliver “Mobile Homes” Video Fact-Check Revelations

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Dictionary.com says, “Jujitsu definition, a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him.” Ponder that, “using the strength and weight of an adversary” against them. Here’s more about jujitsu or jiujitsu: “use of an …

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Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

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Thwarting what is natural has its costs. Manipulation of people, their healthy aspirations toward ownership, and their legitimate choices are arguably at or near the root causes the unfolding tragedies spotlighted by KOMO’s viral report, Seattle is Dying.  Let’s set aside for a few moments whatever Warren Buffett led Berkshire …

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Sun Tzu – Ultimate Manufactured Home Freedom Alliance

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Once the rules of the game – and the methods of one’s opponents – are clearly understood, then potentially winning strategies can be forged. The oriental philosopher military strategist Sun Tzu said similarly. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred …

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“Whatever It Takes,” Hard As Nails Men’s Conference, and Manufactured Housing

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On the day before a week-long manufactured home industry business trip, the top of my to-do list would not normally have included going to a men’s conference. But a retired-younger Army major and former law enforcement officer invited me to go, so that’s where some of these thoughts came from …

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Restraint of Trade, Manufactured Housing Institute, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage, and Antitrust Law

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  Generally, before the start of each session of a Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) business meeting, there is a brief reference made the antitrust guidelines.  This, say experts, is important on several levels.   MHI has produced a handout, linked here, which includes the following sentence. “The general requirements of …

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Warren Buffet’s Quotable Quotes on Business, Institutions, Behavior, and News Reporting

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  American teens and those older have typically learned the quip – ‘Don’t assume. Because when you assume, you make an Ass/U/Me.’ It seems there is a fair amount of assuming going on in manufactured housing. When one looks at the evidence, facts, and money trails – as we must …

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Manufactured Housing’s Top 10, March 2019

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Exploring the following top ten should be a periodic habit for every professional.  It should be part of every business review from firms small- to-large in manufactured housing. These top ten items should be discussed internally, until a new habit is formed by those in management, as well as by those …

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6 Things Missing From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter

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Kevin Clayton. Clayton Homes. Manufactured housing. Geico Insurance is mentioned in Buffett’s latest annual letter.  The glories of float, compound interest, and reasons for buying that gecko symbol insurance brand is part of what is promoted in Warren Buffett’s annual cover letter to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) shareholders. But the 6 …

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“If Everyone is Going Left, Look Right” – ELS Chairman Sam Zell’s Mantra, Manufactured Homes, and Contemporary Controversies

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  Billionaire Warren Buffett speaks about “value investing,” plus only investing in concepts that can be easily understood, and make sense.  Buffett believes in well managed firms.  Those concepts from the 3rd richest man on earth are proven to work just fine.  Others methods he deploys are arguably less savory. …

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MH Black Eye, or Opportunity in Disguise? Vexing Saga of Millie Francis’ Faith Based Art, Bradenton Tropical Palms ROC, Vanguard Management, Knox and Levine

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  It’s no secret. Not everything in life is sunshine and roses. Indeed, in order to have roses, one needs hydration – like rain that falls from the cloudy sky – and nutrition with fertilizers that are either natural or man-made. A fundamental premise of free enterprise is to spot …

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Bonuses, Bonuses! Manufactured Housing Struggles During Affordable Housing Crisis, While Top MHI Staffers Get Bonuses

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  Programming note. The forecast for Louisville has evolved, see that among the week-in-review headlines further below.  What weather experts predicted at midweek – just a few days ago – has already changed.  That should make American thinkers wonder.  If climate experts can’t get a forecast right that’s only a …

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Wishful Thinking vs Facts, Evidence, Reason, and Manufactured Housing

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  Two nights ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Office took the unusual step of publishing a denial of a mainstream media report by BuzzFeed News that had the talking heads on TV, radio, and in print astir for 24 hours.   Harvard law professor emeritus, Alan Dershowitz – a Democrat …

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Exploring Corporate, Association, Individual, Investor, and Governmental Corruption Involving Manufactured Housing

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Go ahead, say it. Naïve, idealistic, rash, foolish, or a crusader who believes that the only way that positive change occurs is by intelligently challenging the status quo. That challenge can and should be honorable, and it can and should be profitable. So, pragmatism and reason are involved. Over the …

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Neal T Haney, NAMHCO Then, Now and What’s Next in Manufactured Housing and Land Lease Communities

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  First, a message from Susan Brenton with NAMHCO and AZMHCA.com to our publisher, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach. Tony: Here’s NAMHCO’s statement regarding the Disneyland issue, from President Neal Haney. “It is important to get the nomenclature right – whether it be modular offices or manufactured homes.  Trailers are for …

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Escaping the Grave? Affordable, Manufactured Housing News

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  A rut has been defined as an open-ended grave. Habits can be useful, and good habits are necessary in one’s personal and professional life. But problematic habits are a rut.  They may be comfortable, at least until the walls of the rut finally weaken and collapse. If a collapsed …

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Winter 2018-2019 in Manufactured Housing Land

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  This is true storytelling with a manufactured housing (MH) purpose. Relax with your favorite Sunday beverage, as you dive in…   Winter up north is obviously quite different than winter in central Florida. Having spent about a decade doing MH business projects from bases in WI and IL, the …

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Clayton’s Miss, Kevin and Tim’s Manufactured Housing Kill Shot, More

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  Before we get into the purported Clayton/21st/MHI “kill shots” in our headline and feature image, a few words – a preface – are in order.   Preface: We consider ourselves to be among those independent industry professionals who are positive-goals and solution-oriented people by nature. Those who know us …

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What Just Happened, to Cavco, Independent Communities, Retailers, and Manufactured Housing?

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  Every Sunday morning for several years, we provide this popular week in review.   It helps answer the question, ‘What Just Happened?’ It will also suggest a few answers to a question that hasn’t been asked, what’s coming up in this week ahead? Drama. Some of it is ‘manufactured …

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Hedge Fund’s Cavco Move, and More from Inside MHVille

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  The Third Avenue investment fund has reportedly sold off all of its shares of Cavco Industries (CVCO).   Look carefully at collage/graphic with commentary, just below.   The stock has overall been slowly recovering since the SEC news broke, and it initially dropped like a rock.   But there …

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“Rent is Too Damn High,” But Why? MHVille Struggles & Solutions

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  From New York to California, there have been protesters who’ve carried signs saying the “rent is too damn high.”   It’s vexing. Because this ought to be yet another signal for manufactured housing professionals and investors to better understand the dynamics that could spark the industry’s authentic return as …

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