Timeless principles are at the heart of most thorny issues. Something can be true, partially true, or untrue (false, mistaken, a lie, deception, etc.). To the degree that something is true that truth can be depended upon. But the more that something is a mixture of the truth and an untruth, the more problematic it becomes. For example. In math, things tend to be black and white. 1+1 is always equal to 2 in basic arithmetic (mathematics). That said, if some ‘teacher’ comes along and says that 1+1 is usually 2, but 1+1 is sometime 3 or 5 or any number but 2, an avoidable problem is created. Confusion may be sown in a young mind(s) by such a false ‘teacher,’ because 1+1 is always and forever equal to 2.
A practical example of this principle of separating truth from untruth was highlighted in a recent report linked below.
Historian turned politician James “Jim” Clyburn (SC-D) aptly identified the value and importance of history in helping people understand how a person, profession, society or group arrive at this moment in time.
Paraphrasing Clyburn, who is the House Majority Whip and thus the #3 Democrat in the House, he recently told “progressive” or left-leaning MSNBC the following.
Clyburn and his fellow Democrats, he said on camera, knew that inflating the currency through borrowed money would result in inflation.
Clyburn thus contradicted months of Democratic Party talking points that:
- first denied inflation,
- then denied that inflation was more than transitory,
- now admits inflation is real but they claim that inflation will be tamed by those who created it (almost all Democrats) by voting for massive borrowing in the near future.
- Clyburn is obviously correct on history’s value. It is that brief history of that issue – inflation – that sheds light on how things have all too often been done in American politics.
As an award winner in history, this writer thinks Clyburn’s summary of history’s value is one of the best I’ve ever seen or heard. That is recognizing the wheat that must then be separated from the chaff.
Clyburn was for a few moments remarkably candid about the cause of inflation. But in admitting the cause of inflation and admitting Democrats knew it would be the outcome, he is unwittingly copping a plea to the notion that his Democratic Party is the primary author of the number #1 issue for most voters.
Americans of all backgrounds – with few exceptions – in poll after poll think inflation is the top or near the top issue for them in 2022. Clyburn can try to dance around that through sophistry and paltering, but the facts remain.
Democrats, said Democratic House Majority Whip Clyburn (SC-D), knew they would cause inflation through their runaway deficit spending and then they voted to do it anyway.
🚨 🚨 Clyburn says *every single* House Democrat knew their stimulus would cause record inflation and they did it anyway.
“All of us knew this would be the case… anytime you put more money into the economy, prices tend to rise.”
— Calvin Moore (@CalvinMoore_) October 20, 2022
See more on that issue liked below.
That stark contrast between knowledge and action that Clyburn and his fellow Democrats engaged in is the definition of hubris and malfeasance in office.
But this column is not about Clyburn or his party and their wrongdoing. Rather, this column is about truth.
That is just one of numerous examples that failing to follow the truth has consequences.
Another example will illustrate the point.
Retuning for a few moments to the errant math teacher mentioned above who failed to stress to her/his students that 1+1 is always equal to 2 and always will be equal to 2.
Imagine some engineer that buys into such fuzzy math, but somehow manages to get through college and gets his/her engineering degree. Then imagine that ‘engineer’ who was taught to use fuzzy math who goes on to design a bridge, a tower, an airplane, or whatever structure using flawed formulas. When the first few cars and trucks roll over that flawed bridge, the entire structure may collapse, taking those drivers and their passengers with them.
The point of the fuzzy math and problematic engineer who learned and used it is an example that truth matters. Truth is not, as some claim, merely whatever we want it to be. If mere wishing created our reality, odds are excellent we’d all be awash in gold, silver, or honest money and living in the finest place our minds could imagine. But that is not how life actually works, is it?
Failure to follow the truth matters. To have someone teaching flawed math ought to be grounds to oust them from their profession. To follow politicians who abuse constituents by pushing policies – such as those that caused inflation that harms most voters and all others – ought to be reason enough to oust them from office.
Sadly, some habits keep people trapped in cycles that depend on some errant belief. Like Warren Buffet or not, he was quite right with this observation.
Let’s apply these concepts to a real-life scenario.
In the U.S. system of government at the federal level, the president appoints the heads of various agencies with the advice and consent of the Senate. Right or wrong, it is customary for the minority party to try to be as open minded as possible to give the sitting president the officials he wants to run the various agencies.
That said, now imagine that the party in power has been allowed to have its agency heads. They are following policies that are as flawed as what Democratic Majority Whip Clyburn (SC-D) said his party’s plans were that caused the current – and wildly unpopular – inflation. There are federal officials nominated by Joe Biden, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, who now hold powerful federal offices. Some of those officials have thinking that is as fuzzy as that hypothetical math teacher.
Let’s consider one specific example.
Per left-leaning Wikipedia: “Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a Canadian-American lawyer, educator, author, political commentator, and politician serving as the 16th United States secretary of energy since 2021.”
Granholm’s agency is about to punish manufactured housing with costly energy standards that even more expensive site-built housing is not required to have in most states. Yet manufactured homes are, most informed sources agree, the most proven form of permanent affordable housing in the U.S. Granholm’s agency is making a big mistake, says both the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).
But when the details are examined, MHI has been working for years to get these very standards implemented. So says MHARR, with the evidence being provided to back up their claim.
MHI’s argument – found here in their own words – is effectively seeking a compromise to standards they admit are flawed. By contrast, MHARR stresses that MHI’s plan is essentially a lighter version of what the DOE wants to do. MHARR says that MHI should litigate the matter, because they are the post-production trade group. MHARR hints that they would support such litigation.
There is ample evidence to make the case that MHI has flip-flopped, postured, and paltered in an apparently deceptive manner on the DOE energy issue for years. It is only MHARR that from the outset took the only logical position that the manufactured housing industry’s true believers needed to take. Namely, MHARR argues with facts, the law, and evidence that the right course of action is to reject the DOE plan that Granholm led-DOE is pushing on manufactured housing. MHARR makes the case that the DOE plan is too costly, has unknowns that DOE has not addressed, and that the DOE plan for manufactured housing energy standards did not fit the strict requirements of the law. By the way, on parts of that issue – on paper, both MHI and MHARR agree. The DOE plan does not abide by all aspects of the federal law. Details and analysis can be found in the link below.
Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders-Lawyers Asked About Explosive Allegations by Nonprofit Veteran on High Profile MH Industry Threat; Exclusive Q&A Claims Downturn Less Than 1 Year Away if MHI Fails
There are several logical takeaways from that brief outline. MHI’s staff and leaders are either incompetent or are being duplicitous. That may be a hard truth, but that is the logic of it.
A further examination of the evidence and applied commonsense of the DOE-manufactured housing energy rule issue makes it clear that MHI’s staff are apparently educated and informed people. That makes incompetence unlikely. That therefor raises the obvious question and concern. If MHI’s staff are not incompetent, then why are they pressing for plans and efforts (DOE, HUD, financing) that are virtually guaranteed to fail?
The sobering answer to the motivation for apparently contradictory and flawed advocacy must be found in part by examining MHI’s board of directors, especially MHI’s so-called executive committee.
MHI’s staff can’t just do whatever they want to do. The MHI staff must answer to their board of directors.
That governing executive committee has essentially two representatives of Cavco Industries on it, as the Chairman – Leo Poggione, PHC, of Craftsman Homes is essentially owned by Cavco.
MHI’s board Vice Chairman is William “Bill” Boor of Cavco Industries, Inc. (CVCO). Cavco recently agreed to pay a fine to the Securities and Exchanges Commission for troubling violations of the federal law.
MHI Executive Committee’s Secretary is Patrick Waite, of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS). ELS is currently embroiled in a class action lawsuit launched by numbers of their own residents.
ELS previously lost similar litigation to the current case. This is MHI.
Let’s skip over MHI’s Treasurer Cody Pearce of Cascade Financial Services, LLC for now.
Their executive committee’s immediate Past Chairman is Tom Hodges, who serves as general counsel to Clayton Homes, Inc. (BRK). Clayton, Hodges, and their affiliated lenders have a raft of evidence-based claims against them. They admit to paying federal fines.
A Berkshire Hathaway owned subsidiary – the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance – recently settled a case.
That is a brief but revealing snapshot of the leadership of MHI.
Whatever the truth may be about Cody Pearce and Cascade Financial Services, it is entirely possible that he is a token personality leading a firm among several others represented that clearly have a troubling history. Some of that history of MHI member brands were satirically ripped apart by HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’s errantly named video, Mobile Homes.
Another example is their so-called code of ethical conduct.
Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders-Lawyers Asked About Explosive Allegations by Nonprofit Veteran on High Profile MH Industry Threat; Exclusive Q&A Claims Downturn Less Than 1 Year Away if MHI Fails
In perhaps 30 to 45 minutes or so of reading – depending on how fast someone reads and absorbs new information – someone can come to the sobering factual and evidence-based reality of MHI today. Spend 3 to 4 hour of careful reexamination of the facts, and a stark picture emerges of one of two possibilities. They are either terrifically incompetent, or they are apparently quite corrupt and are operating with an unstated agenda.
MHProNews recently asked MHI and their attorneys to respond to two questions or other reports on MHProNews about their stated policies. They once more declined to answer.
That’s no surprise, because they have been declining to answer publicly for years, though several of their leaders have previously praised this publication’s objectivity and relevance.
Even if someone had never heard the expression, “the system is rigged,” isn’t that what begins to come to mind when these vexing issues are raised?
MHI is obviously operated by insiders for the benefit of insiders. Who says? A former MHI award winner, Martin “Marty” Lavin, J.D.
Another relevant voice that makes a similar point to Lavin’s is Danny Ghorbani.
Ghorbani has an engineering background. His mind has been trained to work rigorously to the objective intellectual standards of a good engineer. Ghorbani was an MHI vice president for years. He is an RV MH Hall of Famer from the days when the honors went to some other than MHI members. He jumped shipped from MHI. Several independent producers of HUD Code manufactured homes asked him to lead the formation of a new manufactured home producer’s trade group, which was launched and eventually was called the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).
Ghorbani said the following.
Apparently unlike MHI, MHARR’s focused mission has kept them on the straight and narrow. They have faithfully worked for all members for decades.
Unlike the comparative revolving door that is MHI, where key staff come and go after a period of months or usually some years, MHARR has had Ghorbani and their current president and CEO, Mark Weiss, J.D., in place for decades.
Much of what goes on with MHI would likely not come to light if not for MHARR pointing it out in their periodic briefs to the industry. MHARR provides their emailed and website posted updates freely. By contrast, MHI routinely fails to post on their own website issues that might prove thorny as the passage of time and the apparent disconnects grow.
MHARR has argued for years that MHI is failing at their claimed job of representing “all segments” of manufactured housing. It is obvious from the remarks made by various manufactured home resident and affordable housing focused consumer groups that MHI does not represent their interests, so scratch that off the odd “all segments” claim.
Then, note that MHI is teaming up with the competitors of manufactured housing, i.e.: various aspects of the conventional housing industry.
MHI claims they want to see DTS become reality. Really? If so, why did MHI decline signing onto this coalition of organizations that pressed for FHFA to make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do what MHI claims they want done? MHI and their leaders can’t have it both ways.
Once upon a time, MHI and MHARR worked together to get the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA) into law. Later, both supported the passage of the Duty to Serve (DTS) Manufactured Housing as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA).
But once passed, what has MHI done with the good laws it worked with MHARR to get enacted? Those two laws are in significant ways post-production focused. It should logically be ‘MHI’s Job’ that those laws get properly enforced. Not only is MHI not doing what should be obviously needed by now – that they must sue to get those laws properly enforced – but if not for MHARR, those topics might be as rabbit holed as their prior failed (postured and paltering?) effort with respect to MHI’s “Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act,” sometimes referred to as “Preserving Access” for short.
Flash back to prior to the Berkshire Hathaway entry into manufactured housing, MHI and MHARR were working together to implement the MHIA. MHI and MHARR were also working together to get the prior version of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide more competitive financing for manufactured homes. The documents obtained by a tipster give evidence that proves those points. Those documents below used to be found on the MHI website.
Good luck trying to find those on MHI’s website now. Like some in politics, MHI practices the use of the Orwellian memory hole. Inconvenient truths – are deleted. The absurdity of MHI’s claims – when viewed against such linked facts and evidence – becomes starkly apparent. No wonder they duck a response! No wonder they would rather pretend that MHARR, MHProNews, MHLivingNews or any of their critics don’t exist. Because if they acknowledge reality, then they would have to deal with the reality of their terrible record in the Berkshire era of manufactured housing.
It isn’t this author that says that MHI is part of an apparent conspiracy by their dominating members to violate antitrust laws in an apparently felonious matter. That evidence-based and detailed allegation comes from Samuel “Sam” Strommen with Knudson Law. His thesis was reviewed by a law professor that absolutely glowed when he communicated with this writer about Strommen’s paper.
Manufactured housing will not reach its potential until MHI is either reformed, supplanted, or is investigated and appropriately prosecuted by public authorities for their alleged crimes.
Those are not victimless crimes.
- People who are struggling for affordable housing ought to be able to look to manufactured housing to get them.
- Those who are homeless because their income isn’t sufficient to pay for other housing ought to be hopping mad at MHI for failing to pursue the logical course set forth by Mark Weiss and Danny Ghorbani in their evidence-based theses against MHI’s various failures to perform their own claimed role.
A different tipster to MHProNews, apparently one working within MHI, gave MHProNews documents that demonstrated that Lesli Gooch has been moonlighting while on MHI’s time and dime. What was MHI’s board leadership response to that concern? A mere shrug. MHI’s corporate leaders took her on a trip instead of taking action to correct or dismiss her.
A longtime MHI contact told MHProNews that Gooch’s behavior was well known inside the organization prior to the publishing of that expose linked above. That source indicated that it seemed obvious that MHI’s board was OK with it.
At least some state association officials are either complicit in this purported fraud by MHI, or they are being silent about it. It is obvious to those who pay close attention that MHI isn’t doing what they claim they are doing. What is the payoff for the state association executives who look the other way? For starters, they have for years taken trips to various resort locations multiple times annually. Perhaps, like Mark Bowersox, they may hope to get ‘promoted’ to working at MHI? Meanwhile, state executives that go along to get along can act as if they are doing something without actually having to produce results. So long as they mimic the MHI party line, all is well.
If this sounds bizarre or conspiratorial, well, there are laws against certain kinds of conspiracies.
The law recognizes that conspiracies exist. When someone defrauds via collusion or conspiracy, specific laws may have been violated.
For instance. That is why the RICO statues were passed. RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which was passed into law in 1970. Any organization can start out authentically but later may be taken over by people with corrupt intentions.
MHI has apparently become a mere sock puppet for the interests of what Lavin calls the “big boys” that dominate manufactured housing.
MHI postures efforts that any logical and informed person would realize will not work to accomplish their stated goal. Who said? How about another former MHI vice president? Recall the multi-year and multi-million dollar folly that was the MHI-backed Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act? It never went into law. Former MHI Vice President Jason Boehlert explained why it failed, though that was not necessarily his intention.
After Boehlert made that statement how long did it take before he was replaced by Lesli Gooch, who is now their CEO? See how this game of charades is played?
The apparent folly of trusting MHI at face value can only be matched by MHI’s obvious corruption at the hands of corporate interests. How so? Several of those corporate interests have quite publicly said – when they are publicly traded companies – that they want to consolidate the manufactured housing industry. They can’t have it both ways, can they? Note the image below in several browsers or devices can be opened to a larger size. For instance, click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ Then click “plus” “+” or larger, etc. to see it in a larger or largest size. One can download the image too and then open it full size.
Is it any wonder that MHI and their attorneys won’t respond to these evidence-based allegations?
The problem, of course, is that several key MHI members are the suppliers of independent retailers (the few that remain after thousands were practically forced out or who sold out) or communities (the numbers of which are also shifting ever more into corporate hands) that operate in MHVille.
Berkshire Hathaway board member Ron Olson, also an attorney, was asked to respond to those allegations. Silence. That is their constitutional right under the 5th Amendment which allows them to keep themselves from (further?) incriminating themselves by saying something that will bite them later.
This style of corruption runs to the top echelons of the U.S. political system. It isn’t just an issue in the manufactured housing industry. This is the problem of monopolization. It has been a problem that the U.S. has battled over the course of centuries. The problem of consolidation and monopoly rises and abates, only to return. Ironically, the PINO Biden White House spelled out the problem in an apparently paltering fashion.
It is said that a red wave is forming for the 2022 midterm election. The Republican Party, arguably not because it has always been led by virtuous people, is likely to take the U.S. House due in part to the fact that they are not Democrats. Republicans (a.k.a. the GOP) may take back the U.S. Senate too.
Perhaps not entirely out of conviction, as corporate support for Democrats swelled, Republicans have increasingly followed the path laid out by Donald J. Trump. The GOP is turning to the masses to fund their campaigns, as donations from deep pockets flow to Democrats.
That’s not to say that dozens, perhaps hundreds of Republican officials may authentically embrace the “America First,” “Americans First” mantra that Trump popularized. But some in the GOP are apparently still playing footsy with deep pockets, so called RINOs or “Establishment” Republicans.
The only person that challenged these corporate thugs that have for too long dominated U.S. politics publicly during the 2015-2016 campaign was Donald J. Trump. Trump is no choir boy. But to his credit, he admitted he used the system to benefit from it. In making that admission, he broke with his fellow billionaires who have had a jolly time pulling the strings of much of the mainstream media and big tech which they dominate, but do not totally control.
The New York Times noted recently that Trump’s businesses have taken a financial hit. That may have been meant as a slur, but it ought to be seen by possible or current Trump backers as a demonstration of his commitment to the interests of all honest Americans, which would leave out those who are dishonest.
By contrast, former President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton and Kevin Clayton became chums during the scandal that was the Haitian crisis. ICYMI, check out this one that won’t be found on MHI’s website either. Good luck finding this on any of the pro-MHI blogs or other published – and compensated – pro-MHI mouthpieces.
Clinton and his wife, Hillary, are fine evidence of how rigged the system truly is. In a normal world where the rule of law actually mattered, both might be in federal prison. But in Demo-World, the insiders have protected their own. It may not always be so, as prior insiders have finally ‘fallen from grace’ and were sacrificed and some even imprisoned for their respective crimes.
What this relatively brief rumination that is packed with examples and evidence reveals is that the system is rigged in MHVille, but also beyond. How has it managed to carry on for so long?
A tapestry of lies has been told to the American people. Is it any wonder that some have fallen for aspects of that tapestry of lies? Insiders protect each other. Insiders give credibility to each other.
In truth, this writer fell for some of MHI’s lies. This writer was an MHI board member. Over time, watching from a front row seat how things operated, and exposed by others to a series of revelations and compelling evidence made it clear that Strommen’s thesis about MHI holds water.
Strommen contended that MHI is acting in a deceptive and apparently illegal fashion by posing as an authentic trade group when they are anything but that in reality.
If MHI’s leaders were smart, they might pivot and work with MHARR as MHARR has suggested. But there appears to be no indication that this is going to occur. Whatever MHI in fact does, if the DOE energy rule goes into effect, it will be MHI who ought to be held to account for that failure. The reasons are linked above.
God help America. God help our industry. We need God in this fight.
Note how many of the Democrats openly mock God’s law? Biden and Nancy Pelosi are but two examples of how apparently corrupt those so-called Catholics are. Just dig into the research by bestselling author Peter Schweizer of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI). Schweitzer reveals apparently corrupt Republican Mitch McConnell, as well as several corrupt and prominent Democrats.
- The system is rigged.
- Paltering is all too common.
- The education system is a disaster that taxpayers keep pumping billions of dollars into, and whose teachers unions routinely support Democrats.
With that background, dig into the powerful insights from the Texas GOP this year.
As a political independent and award winning history buff, that Texas Republican Party platform is cause for hope. Because they have dared to dig deeper into issues that their own national party previously would have done.
What is to be done on a pragmatic level?
- 1. Vote against every Democrat.
- Once elected, whoever is elected, organize with your comrades and family to hold elected officials to account to their Constitutional oath of office.
- Consider organizations such as AMAC.us, org, NFIB, JCN, or others that are fighting back.
- Toss Biden and Harris out of office through impeachment.
- The House Speaker will then become the S. President.
- Start enforcing antitrust, RICO, Hobbs Act and other relevant laws at the federal and state levels.
- Put as many corrupt public officials and corrupt corporate leaders behind bars as possible.
As the process starts to work, don’t be surprised to see some of those corrupt corporate and political figures take their own lives rather than go to prison. Some may flip and reveal evidence now hidden. Also, don’t be surprised to see some of them die at the hands of their cronies.
- It is time to drain the swamp.
- It is time to break up the fascistic hold of big corporate power over the U.S. and other governments.
Network spilled the beans on the rigged system in a satirical – yet insightful – fashion. Note that this was released in 1976. This rigged system is decades old.
- It is time to start teaching authentic history.
- It is time to start teaching youth how to think not what to think.
It is time to take back our country from those who play divide and conquer or divide and rule; because the U.S.A. – for all its flaws – is still the best hope on earth for a just society based on Godly values.
And beyond common sense honest work to clean up the mess, it is time for knee-mail not just email. Why? Because if God is for us, who can be against us?
From the BibleGateway is this English Standard Version of John 8:31-32. It says under the heading: The Truth Will Set You Free” is the following.
“31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Recall that Jesus preached to the Israelites (the Jews), but also to Samaritans, Romans, and others.
Jesus also told his disciples that his message was for the whole world. Also, from BibleGateway: from Matthew 28:19-20, using the New International Version (NIV) is this: “19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” There are not many faiths that fit every aspect of that instruction, but those that do merit our personal investigation.
Because God did not have in mind for his people to be divided and ruled like sheep. Recall that Jesus fashioned a whip and drove the dishonest money changers out of the temple area. That’s not the behavior of a timid wimp.
Facts always are what they are, be they comfortable or not. Because facts often compel us to do or follow where we may not initially want to go, just as Jonah resisted going where God originally wanted to send him. But once Jonah answered God’s call, amazing things happened.
The only unity worthy of that name is in truth. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the Big Fella who created the heavens and the earth, the Spirit He breathed to inspire and guide, and the One He sent to suffer in our place to redeem us who also came to teach us the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Believers and all people of good will. It is time to stand up humbly to learn from and follow the Trinitarian God who made us all. An array of miracles through the ages are the reasons for us to trust in that one authentic source for truth and sound reasoning. ##
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 10.25.2022
- Coke is experimenting
- Bottles of Coke-Cola wait to be shipped out at a Coco-Cola bottling plant on February 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- It aims to keep cash-strapped shoppers spending with more flavors and packaging options
- Why stocks keep rallying even though consumers feel lousy
- America’s top bankers are more worried about the world than a recession
- The Fed may have changed markets forever
- US home prices saw record slowdown in August
First on CNN: LinkedIn knows there are fake accounts on its site. Now it wants to help users spot them
- Corporate America is canceling Kanye West
- Gap removes all Yeezy merchandise and shuts down YeezyGap.com
- For widows on Facebook, updating relationship status is complicated
- Amazon is rolling out a new payment method for its shoppers
- Amazon workers in California withdraw petition for union vote after defeat in New York
- McDonald’s McRib is returning to menus — but it’s a farewell tour
- Anderson Cooper remembers Leslie Jordan in past interview
- Akshata Murthy, the wife of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, during a Conservative Party leadership hustings in London, UK, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Pressure is mounting on leadership rivals Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to detail how they would help both households and businesses deal with soaring energy prices.
- Akshata Murty: Rishi Sunak’s wife is a software heiress who’s richer than royalty
- People make their way near to The New York Stock Exchange, on July 12, 2022 in New York.
- Stock picking isn’t dead. But for most investors it may as well be
- Kanye West is seen on October 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
- Ye’s ugly break-up with Adidas and Gap show the risks of celebrity partnerships
- KANYE WEST
- Kanye West attends the Balenciaga Spring 2023 Fashion Show at the New York Stock Exchange on May 22, 2022 in New York City.
- Kanye West dropped by Balenciaga
- Kanye West’s biggest challenge with owning Parler may come from Elon Musk
- Tough times at Tesla, Kanye’s Parler games and the Kroger-Albertsons merger
- Kanye West to acquire conservative social platform Parler
- Kanye is buying Parler. Now what?
- FUTURE OF DRIVING
- Vehicles at a Tesla dealership in Rocklin, California, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Tesla Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on January 26. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
- Tesla Autopilot’s safety questioned after latest fatal motorcycle crash
- Why BMW really decided to make batteries in the US
- Waymo to expand robotaxi service to Los Angeles
- This Ferrari is the brand’s first four-door vehicle
- Lincoln’s new concept car replaces steering wheel with ‘chess piece controller’
Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 10.25.2022
- Diplomacy With Putin? Progressives Pull Memo to Biden Amid Backlash
- Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., chair of the House Progressive Caucus (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
It’s been a chaotic two days for the Congressional Progressive Caucus after they apparently upset a large base of congressional Democrats with their public letter challenging President Joe Biden’s handling of Ukraine and subsequently urging diplomacy with Russia. [Full Story]
- The 2022 Elections
- Chair McDaniel: Why the RNC Has No Choice But to Sue Google
- Dozens of Crist Ex-colleagues Endorse Gov. DeSantis in Florida Race
- Rasmussen Poll: Pennsylvania Senate, Gov Races Virtually Tied
- As Midterms Approach, Democrats Fear Low Black Voter Turnout
- DeSantis Hits Crist in Debate for ‘Soliciting Campaign Contributions From Storm Victims’
- DeSantis Campaigning Around Nation for Key GOP Races
- Nearly 7.3M Early, Absentee Ballots Already Cast
- Report: New Swing-State Polls Suggest November Red Wave
- Dick Morris: ALERT – GOP Faces Early Voting Danger Again!
- More The 2022 Elections
- Newsmax TV
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- Fleischmann: Biden to Blame for ‘Abysmal Failure’ on Border
- Grassley: Dems’ IRS Expansion Would Hinder Middle Class | video
- Rick Scott Urges Mayorkas to Resign Over Record Arrests at Border
Rick Scott, R-Fla., has repeated his call for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign after US Customs and Border Protection announced it made an all-time high of 2.37 million arrests at the southern border in the last fiscal year…. [Full Story]
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- Who’s to Blame for Historic COVID Setbacks for Students?
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- NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry 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 equities named above follow.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
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