National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) Moves on Warren Buffett-Berkshire Hathaway at SEC and Two Leftwing ‘Disinformation’ Nonprofits with Complaints at IRS; plus MHVille Markets Update


“The IRS has gotten complaints about two groups involved in a “disinformation” scheme,” said the WND News Center in a report provided to MHProNews readers below that cited the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) as the organization filing the IRS complaint. NLPC’s “Corporate Integrity Project” has also “sponsored” a move by a Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) shareholder to reign in what they termed “politicized philanthropy.” Furthermore, NLPC reports they have pressed to have Warren Buffett removed from the Berkshire Hathaway board as chairman and asked for an independent director to be appointed in his place. These various efforts by the NLPC offer potential lessons for the manufactured housing industry’s beleaguered professionals, which will be unpacked in this evidence-packed report and analysis. These NLPC developments are also part of an apparently growing pattern of pushback by various groups, leaders, and public officials across the left-right spectrum in what has been called a rigged and corrupted cronyism system (click to see graphic).

Influence Watch says about NLPC the following: “The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) is an advocacy group that seeks to advance ethics by limiting government. NLPC engages in research, investigation, education, and legal action to expose and hold government, politicians, and corporations accountable for shortcomings in character, morality, and common sense. 1 The National Legal and Policy Center is a former associate member of the State Policy Network, a coalition of free-market state-level policy organizations. 2

Parts I through IV of today’s report are a series of short articles used with permission from their respective cited sources.

Part I of today’s report will tee up some of those headline issues with an article from the WND News Center that cited the Washington Examiner and other sources.

Part II is a report per the NLPC: “National Legal and Policy Center is the sponsor of a Berkshire Hathaway shareholder proposal to separate the roles of Chairman and CEO. On April 21, we filed a proxy memo with the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of our resolution…”

Part III is a news post about NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty is Arrested During Berkshire Shareholder Proposal Presentation – which was reported by Mark Levin in an interview with Flaherty that is posted in Part V.

Part IV – NLPC Files IRS Complaint Against Pro-Censorship Group. That provides additional details, including the PDF copy of the actual IRS complaint.

Part V – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Part VI – concludes today’s installment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews with our signature macro-markets graphical snapshots, along with a look at the equities’ performance in the markets of over two dozen Manufactured Housing Industry Connected Stocks and REITs. It also has our time saving and insight yielding left-right headline news snapshot.


Part I.


IRS gets complaint about 2 leftwing groups involved in ‘disinformation’ schemes

Accused of failing to meet disclosure requirements

By Bob Unruh

Published May 4, 2023 at 8:06pm

The IRS has gotten complaints about two groups involved in a “disinformation” scheme.

The pair of nonprofits, Disinformation Index. Inc., and AN Foundation, both were linked to the Global Disinformation Index, a U.K. entity that covertly blacklisted conservative media in America because they reported facts that disagreed with the entity’s pro-liberal agenda.

The Washington Examiner reported that The National Legal and Policy Center is accusing both groups of violating a long list of federal rules and regulations, and wants the IRS to revoke their tax-exempt status.

The Examiner reported the organizations had cited an obscure federal exemption to provide the Examiner weeks ago with “heavily redacted copies” of 2021 tax forms, forms that are supposed to be available to the public.

“This complaint is based on information regarding the questionable activities of these two organizations by investigative reporter Gabe Kaminsky in a series of recent news stories in the Washington Examiner and information found in their respective Form 990s and other public reports,” the NLPC complaint explained.

“Both the Disinformation Index, Inc. and its related AN Foundation (formerly Disinformation Index Foundation) have violated a number of IRS rules and regulations.”

It charged that among the issues are that “GDI pocketed roughly $960,000 combined between 2020 and 2022 from both the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, an interagency under fire from House Republicans for funding purported disinformation tracking initiatives, and the National Endowment for Democracy, a nonprofit group authorized by the government that is funded almost entirely through congressional appropriations. This revelation has resulted in lawmakers, including House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), launching investigations into GDI to uncover government records.”

Last month, the Examiner documented how the two groups failed to disclose, on public records, details like the names of board members, officers, and sources of income.

The groups said the redactions were to avoid “harassment campaigns” but experts told the Examiner the evidence shows those provisions don’t apply.

The NLPC now is alleging the two GDI U.S. groups are failing to meet IRS disclosure requirements also by not listing their relationship to the British group on federal tax forms.

The organizations also are suspected over overpaying their “president,” at the rate of $1,300 an hour for one hour per week.

“It is hypocritical that a group whose mission is to censor conservative media for alleged ‘disinformation’ is itself guilty of hiding its funding sources and redacting the names of its officers from public view,” explained Paul Kamenar, a lawyer for the NPLC. ##

I a. MHProNews Note: as aspect of the above is apparently related to the previously reported relationship between the GDI, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates in the report linked below.

‘Global Disinformation Index’ Warren Buffett Ally Bill Gates’ Microsoft Org Charged-Cutting Revenue to Conservative Views via Xandr, GDI; plus Sunday MHVille Headlines Recap


Part II.

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder to Criticize Warren Buffett and Bill Gates for Politicized Philanthropy – provided by NLPC to MHProNews with written permission.

by NLPC Staff | May 5, 2023 | Corporate Integrity Project, Featured News

National Legal and Policy Center is the sponsor of a Berkshire Hathaway shareholder proposal to separate the roles of Chairman and CEO. On April 21, we filed a proxy memo with the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of our resolution, explaining why we believe the succession plan is inadequate and that the company should be less identified with Warren Buffett’s politics.

Here is the statement NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty plans to make at the Berkshire annual meeting on Saturday, May 6 in Omaha, Nebraska: [Quoting – italicized to reflect what’s being quoted.]

If we had an independent chair, the Company would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s political activities.

He’s donated tens of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As Bill Gates explained when the couple was still together, “Although the foundation bears our names, basically half our resources have come from Warren Buffett.”

If “woke” culture is a disease, then philanthropy is the virus.

The Gates Foundation bankrolls the teaching of Critical Race Theory around the country, including that math is inherently racist.

The Gates Foundation offers a Gender Identity Toolbox, which asserts that gender is the result of “socially and culturally constructed ideas.”

 This is a lie. Gender is not a cultural construct. It is a genetic and biological fact.

 We know how much Bill Gates cares about children. He met and traveled with Jeffrey Epstein MANY times AFTER Epstein was convicted of sex crimes.

 The Gates Foundation had a huge influence over the COVID response fiasco. Bill Gates defended China’s COVID policies and still discounts the possibility that the virus originated from a lab, even though U.S. intelligence agencies disagree.

 The Gates Foundation may be the largest single donor to the “dark money” machine known as Arabella Associates, which funds causes like defunding the police that are making American cities unlivable.

 Money goes, too, to groups conducting threatening and vulgar protests at the homes of Supreme Court Justices.

 Mr. Buffett has quietly funneled more than $4 billion to groups supporting abortion on demand through the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation.

 That’s $4 billion, with a “b.” Advocacy disguised as philanthropy.

 Bill Gates has lamented political polarization and has even worried aloud about a civil war. But it is billionaires who are funding the most shrill and extreme activists who are tearing our country apart.

 Ironically, Mr. Buffett has pointed out that corporate executives can make a lot of people mad when they insert themselves into controversy.

 Anheuser-Busch is finding that out. It cannot renounce its Dylan Mulvaney transgender promotion because it is handcuffed by its longtime support for activists who would turn on them in a minute.

 Anheuser-Busch gets a perfect grade on the Human Rights Campaign scorecard, as do Berkshire portfolio companies like Coca-ColaBank of America, and Apple.

 Bank of America and Apple help bankroll this group, which wants biological men to compete in women’s sports.

 Worse, it is currently pressuring state legislatures to allow sex change operations on children, and to keep their parents out of the decision.

 Let’s revisit Coca-Cola, which I discussed at last year’s meeting. CEO James Quincey, a British citizen, tried to kill Georgia’s voter integrity law in 2021 by making inaccurate and inflammatory statements about it.

 That’s the law that President Biden called “Jim Crow 2.0,” and which prompted Major League Baseball to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta.

 Mr. Buffett jumped on the bandwagon, too, by signing a statement by corporate leaders suggesting that Republicans seek to restrict ballot access based on race.

 Two years later, we can now evaluate that accusation.

 Last year, an election was held in Georgia. Turnout was record-breaking. According to an independent poll, 99% of voters said they had “no problem” casting ballots. And 92% said the new law either had no impact on their ability to vote or made it easier.

 James Quincey was wrong, and Mr. Buffett, so were you.” ##


Part III

NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty is Arrested During Berkshire Shareholder Proposal Presentation – provided by NLPC to MHProNews and used herein with written permission

May 8, 2023

During the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting on Saturday in Omaha, Peter Flaherty had his microphone cut, was arrested, and forcibly removed from the arena.

Flaherty is the Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which was the sponsor of Proposal #8 to “require hereafter that two separate people hold the office of the Chairman and the office of the CEO.”

In support of this resolution for an independent chair, Flaherty attempted to assert that Berkshire “would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s personal political activities,” and cited Berkshire Chairman/CEO Warren Buffett’s support for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among other factors.

Resolution proponents were allowed three minutes each to speak in support of their proposals. Three other proponents spoke before Flaherty without interruption, including Michael Frerichs, Treasurer of Illinois.

Video of the event shows that at 1:08 into his remarks, Flaherty was approached and interrupted at the microphone.  It was by Cathy Woollums, a Berkshire official who was a designated liaison with proponents for the meeting.  Not audible through the sound system, Woollums told Flaherty that he should stay “on topic.”

Flaherty stated into the microphone, “You are not going to censor what I say, ma’am. I’m very sorry. And I appeal to the Chair (occupied by Buffett) that I be allowed to continue. Sir?”

Buffett stated, “You may continue but under the three-minute limitation.” Flaherty replied, “Of course,” and resumed speaking at the 1:28 mark until the 2:04 mark when his mike went dead.

At the 1:55 mark Buffett attempted to start talking over Flaherty and appeared to give direction to other persons in the hall. This portion of Flaherty’s remarks concerned Bill Gates’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Immediately, two representatives of Clark International Security approached and stood in front of Flaherty. He was told to leave or he would be arrested. Flaherty replied that he would leave when he finished his statement. At this point, Flaherty was not fully aware that his mic had been cut, was still under the three-minute limitation, and had already received a favorable ruling from the chair.

One of the Clark representatives summoned a uniformed Omaha policeman who was nearby and requested that he arrest Flaherty. He grabbed Flaherty by the arm, advised him that he was under arrest, and led him from the arena. Flaherty was transported by Omaha police to the Douglas County Corrections Center where he was searched, handcuffed, and charged with criminal trespass.

Here is a transcript of what transpired before the microphone went dead: [Quoting – italicized to reflect what’s being quoted.]

I am Peter Flaherty, Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center.

If we had an independent chair, the Company would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s political activities.

He’s donated tens of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As Bill Gates explained when the couple was still together, “although the foundation bears our names, basically half our resources have come from Warren Buffett.”

If “woke” culture is a disease, then philanthropy is the virus.

The Gates Foundation bankrolls the teaching of Critical Race Theory around the country, including that math is inherently racist.

The Gates Foundation offers a Gender Identity Toolbox which asserts that gender is the result of “socially and culturally constructed ideas.”

This is a lie. Gender is not a cultural construct. It is a genetic and biological fact.


You are not going to censor what I say, ma’am. I’m very sorry. And I appeal to the Chair that I be allowed to continue. Sir?”


Of Course. We know how much Bill Gates cares about children. He met and traveled with Jeffrey Epstein many times after Epstein was convicted of sex crimes.

The Gates Foundation had a huge influence over the COVID response fiasco.

Bill Gates defended China’s COVID policies and still discounts the possibility that the virus originated from a lab, even though U.S. intelligence agencies disagree.

The Gates Foundation may be the largest single donor to the “dark money” machine known as Arabella Associates.


It funds causes like defunding the police that are making American cities unlivable.

Money goes, too, to groups conducting…”


NLPC filed a similar proposal for an independent chair last year at Berkshire when Flaherty spoke in support of the resolution without incident. The proposal received support from diverse shareholders including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

NLPC sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project and has engaged in shareholder activism since 2004. In 2023, NLPC is the proponent of proposals at 26 companies on a variety of topics.

NLPC-filed proposals for an independent chair were also considered, or will be considered, this year at Bank of AmericaCoca-ColaGoldman SachsHome DepotMondelezPepsiCoSalesforce, and Visa.

Since 2004, Flaherty has spoken at the annual meetings of dozens of companies including AlphabetAmazon, Bank of America, BoeingCitigroup, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Goldman Sachs, MerckFacebook (now Meta), PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and Walmart. In connection to NLPC proposals, he has met with many corporate executives over the years, including then-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and then-GE CEO Jeff Immelt. ##


Part IV

NLPC Files IRS Complaint Against Pro-Censorship Group – provided by NLPC to MHProNews and used herein with written permission.

by Peter Flaherty | May 5, 2023 | Corporate Integrity Project, Featured News

National Legal and Policy Center has filed an 11-page complaint with the IRS against the Disinformation Index, Inc., a public nonprofit charity. The Complaint also names the AN Foundation (formerly the Disinformation Index Foundation), a private nonprofit charity. The Complaint details a multitude of blatant violations of IRS disclosure rules regarding their respective Form 990 annual disclosure reports filed over several years. Violations cited in the Complaint include a failure to disclose funding sources, hiding officers’ identities, and paying excessive executive compensation to its president.

Both U.S.-based groups are related to the London-based Global Disinformation Index (GDI) whose mission is to get advertisers to stop placing ads on conservative websites by sending them a blacklist of websites they deem to contain disinformation.  The top-ten hit list includes the New York Post, the Federalist, the American Conservative, One America News, and the Washington Examiner, which did a recent series of hard-hitting stories exposing the censorship activities of GDI.

Members of Congress have launched an investigation of the group after learning that their funding also comes from the National Endowment of Democracy, which in turn receives funding from the State Department.

“It is outrageous and hypocritical that a group whose mission is transparency is itself engaging in disinformation about its own operations,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel to NLPC, who drafted the IRS complaint.

“NLPC will continue to fight attempt to silence or cancel voices that certain people don’t like,” said Peter Flaherty, NLPC Chairman.

Click here for a pdf of the Complaint. ##


Part V

Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

It should be noted that it takes a level of courage and chutzpah (click for definition/image) to confront Buffett during his own annual meeting and to do so in a manner that fits the protocols for such an effort. As was noted above, it should go without saying that removal of Buffett from his leadership role at Berkshire Hathaway, per NLPC’s Chairman Flaherty’s proposal, could have a positive impact on the manufactured housing industry. Who in MHVille trade media has ever suggested such a bold move as having Buffett removed from his leadership role at publicly traded Berkshire Hathaway?

Similarly, the notion of appealing to the IRS to have an organization’s nonprofit status removed – think about a possible parallel with the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) – could also be a bold and potentially useful step ahead for the manufactured housing industry. That is, so long as MHI would be replaced by some nonprofit organization that is not as arguably corrupted as MHI has become. For more on those notions and related, see the linked reports herein and further below.



NLPC’s Chairman and founder Peter Flaherty was on the Mark Levin Show following his arrest at the Berkshire Hathaway annual event in Omaha Nebraska. That exchange is posted below. Despite following proper procedures for doing so, Levin’s Rumble page said in part: “Peter had his microphone cut, was arrested, and forcibly removed from the arena.”


The following tweets by nonprofit NLPC provide examples of the organization’s thinking at a glance.


Beyond the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), there are potential allies for manufactured housing industry independents, and for manufactured homeowners and potential consumers. How or if an organization like the NLPC might fit into that picture of the battle for the future of our profession remains to be seen.

While numbers of mainstream media outlets – notably, but not exclusively those which lean left – don’t give a great deal of coverage to more conservative nonprofits, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they lack influence. There are insights and lessons to be learned from not only the NLPC, but also from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Job Creators Network (JCN), the Capital Research Center (CRC), and of course from MHARR. MHARR has fought and steadily exposed the corruption that has hobbled manufactured housing for far too long.  MHARR has also supported the notion of establishing an alternative to MHI, though they have not specifically called for the abolition of MHI. As was noted above, and is reported in more depth in the article linked here, Law Professor Daniel R. Mandelker said in part that the manufactured housing industry needs a legal advocacy organization. Ironically, MHI claims to represent “all segments” of the industry. But Mandelker’s facts, evidence, and thesis make it clear that MHARR’s arguments have been quite correct. The samples from other nonprofits below illustrate how smaller businesses, and everyday Americans, are being beset by a range of issues that parallel some of the woes faced by manufactured housing independents – and arguably also of the employees of consolidators. Because fewer career paths means lower pay, per research such as what is reported at this link here. Consolidators are not only apparently punishing some of their competitors, they are circuitously harming employees of their manufactured housing company and others.


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For those who assert that they favor free enterprise and constitutionally limited government, NLPC seems to offer a consistency between their stated stance and related action, as the above indicates. Like the Capital Research Center (CRC), NLPC pointed out the problems associated with the Arabella Advisors nonprofit, which was the subject of the MHProNews report linked above.


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It is worth noting that it is not only those on the right that are calling out corruption in nonprofits that result in what has been called philanthro-feudalism, philanthro-capitalism, and the philanthropic industrial complex. The later is an allusion to the late President Dwight D. Eisenhour’s warning about the military-industrial spy complex.


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For those who seek practical solutions to the issues that are plaguing the U.S., and manufactured housing more specifically it is essential that the links between corporate power and political power. Buffett spoke about that with CNBC in a longform interview in 2021.




The Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr) campaign for the Democratic nomination for president is steadily attracting attention. And in doing so, they keep rising in various public opinion polls. They were recently reported to be at 21 percent of Democratic voters.  Kennedy has made it a cornerstone to his campaign’s mission to ‘End Corrupt Merger of State-Corporate Power Threatening New Feudalism in USA.’

While the two candidates are clearly different and are from different political parties, note Kennedy’s remarks are not so different than those cited below by deposed President Donald J. Trump, who is currently the runaway leader for the Republican nomination for President.


‘Spirit of Rebellion’ RF Kennedy Jr ‘My Candidacy for Democratic Nominee for President Aims to End Corrupt Merger of State-Corporate Power Threatening New Feudalism in USA;’ plus MHMarkets Updates




As was previously reported, MHI has a member that has argued that the organization has been turned into a tool for empowering corrupt and “f-cking greedy” corporations. That’s from a pro-free enterprise source that nevertheless condemned specific examples of so-called vulture capitalism.


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While that differs in tone from what those that launched what became NAMHCO asserted, there are obvious commonalities too.  Individuals and groups inside of MHI have said for years that the organization is not effective. Perhaps what they should have said is that the MHI nonprofit is arguably working for the interests of consolidators, and that all else is part of a smokescreen to cover that apparent agenda.



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Why hasn’t MHI and their insiders sued, as they have threatened, in the face of the reporting by MHProNews/MHLivingNews? There are arguably several reasons, but among them is the point that the facts and evidence support the allegations, and the proper legal lingo has routinely been employed. Among that evidence are remarks by Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, and those by another loyal MHI member.




That corruption has undermined the American Dream for millions and it has simultaneously kept manufactured housing operating at a fraction of its historic highs or previous levels. The practices of MHI and their dominating members have at a minimum contributed to the six-month nosedive of the manufactured home industry during a well-documented affordable housing crisis.


6 Month Manufactured Housing Industry Production Plunge Continues, Accelerates – Where Are Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Leaders, Cheerleaders? Facts and Manufactured Home Community Factor


Why is that low productivity and the status quo through much of the 21st century of manufactured housing operating at such a low level tolerated – or even desired – by some of the largest firms in the manufactured home industry? The answer to that is found in their desire for consolidation of the industry’s independents. A highflying industry that is creating new entries into their profession is more difficult and costly to consolidate than one that is operating at a lower level.


This statement is revealing. A parasite feeds on its host. Bill Gates admits he thought ill of Warren Buffett. But they got together on numerous business, nonprofit, and political levels. Clearly, whatever held Gates back he overcame. What he didn’t say in this quote is that Buffett changed. There is an inference that Gates learned from Buffett and embraced that parasitic business model.
MHProNews reported on the related insights from RFK Jr some two years before he became a Democratic presidential candidate. To get the complete picture of what’s gone wrong in America it is useful to source insights from across the left-right divide and apply the ancient biblical principle of separating the wheat from the chaff. The quotation above is from the deeper dive previously reported at this link:
What this judge said about Gates, couldn’t it be applied as well to Warren Buffett and other billionaires and corporate elites?
These examples that span the left, right, independent, etc. niches reflect reality. Reality, not fables or nice sounding narratives, are what people operate in.

See the linked and related reports to learn more. Notice: a special report on what appears to be a different iteration of the Buffett-Clayton “moat” methods is planned for later this week. It will feature Clayton’s remarks on that topic along with related information and MHProNews’ expert analysis. Stay tuned to the only known trade platform that sheds a light on what is actually occurring in the manufactured home industry and how it harmfully impacts independent business, affordable housing seekers, potential manufactured home consumers, taxpayers, and others.


Part VI – Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets and Headline News Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews format of the recap of yesterday evening’s market report are provided below. It still includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.


Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 5.8.2023

  • Tighter standards
  • It was already difficult for businesses and households to borrow money, but bank collapses and rate hikes have made it even harder
  • Graphic images of Texas mall shooting spread on Twitter, rekindling debate on how much to share
  • Virgin Galactic prepared to launch to the edge of space after hiatus
  • The Fed could be on the verge of repeating its 1970s mistake, Fed historian says
  • The King’s coronation brought in far fewer viewers than the Queen’s funeral
  • Chinese automaker BYD to make EVs in Vietnam
  • Senior Treasury officials reiterate dire warnings if debt ceiling isn’t lifted, pour cold water on invoking the 14th Amendment
  • Lulu who? A cult brand takes on the booming culture of ‘dupes’
  • No end in sight for the writers strike as talks break off and both sides brace for long standoff
  • Fed survey: Banks are tightening up their lending standards after rate hikes, turmoil
  • Where the jobs are: These are the industries that are hiring – and firing
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  • Wall Street’s still worried despite Friday’s fakeout
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  • This Asian combat sports promoter wants to crack the US market — without the bloodlust and trash-talking
  • How YouTube became a force for free speech in South Korea
  • Berkshire Hathaway reports jump in earnings and holds annual meeting
  • Live Nation posts 73% jump in revenue and record attendance despite controversies
  • ‘The federal government is not doing their job,’ NTSB chair says about automated driving tech
  • What the April jobs report means for you, your employer, and the Fed
  • US labor market heats back up, adding 253,000 jobs in April
  • Will wages outpace inflation for long? It depends on the job
  • Fox demands Media Matters stop publishing leaked Tucker Carlson videos


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In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror more so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. or example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 5.8.2023

  • Gov. DeSantis Signs 3 Laws to Stop China Influence
  • The governor, considered a high-profile likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, steps into the ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China by taking steps to curb the Chinese Communist Party’s activities in the Sunshine State. [Full Story]
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  • Paul: Banning TikTok Risky for GOP
  • Rand Paul, R-Ky., said banning TikTok will backfire on the GOP with young voters. … [Full Story]
  • Gov. DeSantis Signs 3 Laws to Stop China Influence
  • Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed a trio of bills [Full Story] | video
  • Anthem Standoff Ends With 2 Pitchers Booted, Fined
  • A pre-game national anthem standoff between Boston Red Sox relief [Full Story]
  • Brett Favre on Tucker Carlson: ‘Let the Man Speak’
  • National Football League legend and former Green Bay Packers [Full Story]
  • Tucker Carlson to Go Nuclear on Fox News
  • Fox News Demands Dominion Probe Tucker Carlson Leak
  • Trump Jr.: Warned of Payback for Criticism of Tucker Carlson Firing
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  • President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign is going to have to overcome some [Full Story]
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  • Israel has long been considered an “island economy” cut off from its [Full Story]
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  • Russia launched its biggest wave of drone strikes on Ukraine for [Full Story]
  • Zelenskyy: Russia Will Be Defeated as Nazism Was
  • Russia’s Wagner Group Appears to Do U-turn on Bakhmut Withdrawal
  • Russia Keeps Up Missile Attacks on Ukraine Ahead of Expected Kyiv Offensive
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2022 was a tough year for many stocks. Unfortunately, that pattern held true for manufactured home industry (MHVille) connected stocks too.

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‘Stomach Churning Year’ CNN-Wall Street ‘Forget 2022’ Down Year – Major Equities Data Compared to Manufactured Housing Stocks, Manufactured Home Community REITs, Performance for Year by Company




      • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
      • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
      • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
      • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.


Sun Communities – ‘Development in Our DNA,’ ESG Stance, Q4 2022 Year End Results Earnings Call & PR – Facts, Insights Beyond PR and Official SUI Statements; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

‘Undervalued’ Cavco Industries Touts Q Result$ ‘Dire Need for Housing’ ‘January Traffic Up’- Rev Up 16%-Sales, Earnings, Mgmt Call Data–Analysis Beyond CVCO Statements; plus MHVille Stocks Update

‘Killing’s as Easy as Breathing’ ‘Bad Guys Know More Games’ Warren Buffett Annual Berkshire Hathaway Letter, Clayton Homes, 21st, VMF-Manufactured Home Loans-Compelling MHVille Expert Views

‘Keeping Our Mobile Home Communities Safe, Well-Maintained, Affordable is Vital’ – Attorney General Wm Tong Testimony, More Follow Probe of Sun Communities (SUI) Issue–Latest MHI Member Scandal?

Nobility Homes, Inc. Sales and Earnings for its Fiscal Year 2022 Report, Result$ Best Inflation – Net After Taxes Up 34%, More Fact$; DeSantis ESG and NOBH; plus MHVille Stocks, Market Updates

‘Manufactured Housing in the News,’ Unpacking UMH CEO Sam Landy Op-Ed’ It’s Time for Bi-Partisanship on Affordable Manufactured Housing Homeownership’ in HousingWire; plus MHMarkets Updates

Manufactured Housing Properties-Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30.2022–Exploring ‘Mobile Home Park’ Manufactured Home Community Investing; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

‘Changes Will Benefit Customers,’ Boost Sales-Legacy Homes CEO Duncan Bates – LEGH ‘Delivered 22.5% Return on Equity in 1 Yr’ – Corp Q3 2022 Insights, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update  

CEO Mark Yost, Skyline Champion Insiders SELL Million$ Value SKY Stock, Home Sales Drop-4th Q 2022 (3QFiscal2023), Official Result$-Facts, Analysis, Info Beyond PR; plus MHVille Stocks Update

Triad Financial Services Q2-2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS, per ECN Capital – Several Bright Spots in Manufactured Home Market Highlighted, Including Communities, Retail, Land-Home, Floor; MHStocks Update

BlackRock Document Exposes Central Banks like Federal Reserve on Recession; Manufactured Home Producer Cavco Industries 2022 Year End Results (CVCOQ3.23) Facts+Analysis; plus MHVille Stocks Update


Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. He is now an impressive, often thoughtful, teen. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.








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