‘Partners in Crime’-50 Groups Target Warren Buffett Ally Bill Gates ‘Part of Creating the Very Problem You Name’-Want NY Times, AP, Media to Report Evidence; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update


“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” — Henry Kissinger, per Quote Fancy.  Per CHD’s Defender, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who was the presiding magistrate over the Gates/Microsoft antitrust-fraud case made this observation: “Gates has a Napoleonic concept of himself, an appetite that derives from power that unalloyed success, with no leavening hard experience, no reverses.” “Politicians in this country want more power. The rich want more power.” So said Warren Buffett in a CNBC interview, the transcript of which is posted in the report linked here. Buffett also said that “the bad guys win. They know more games.” That may beg the question, who did Buffett have in mind as being among those “bad guys?” Buffett, perhaps jokingly in days gone by, has referred to himself and his multi-decade partner Charles “Charlie” Munger, J.D., as “partners in crime.” Speaking of Munger, in that same CNBC interview he said “Well, the regulators aren’t [regulating]” in the U.S., as he also praised the heavy-handed regulators of Communist China.



I. Buffett and Gates are joined at the hip financially, philanthropically, and in other apparent ways. Gates holds a sizable chunk of Berkshire stock. The Gates Foundation had for a time Bill, Melinda and Warren Buffett as the nonprofits trustees. When someone sees the name of Gates or Buffett, the other should be considered as having interests lurking in the background. With that brief tee up is the following from the Defender to MHProNews, with permission.  It will be followed by additional information and analysis. Our third and final segment for today is our Daily Business News on MHProNews, which includes our signature left (CNN) right (Newsmax) headlines, market graphic recaps, including the manufactured home connected equities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) that operate manufactured home communities (sometimes errantly called ‘mobile home parks’). Note that farming obviously occurs in rural areas where manufactured housing is more common. Also note anew that everyone needs food, routinely need energy, and businesses need capital (Kissinger’s quoted remark, above).


11/21/22 BIG FOOD › NEWS

50 Groups Target Bill Gates on Farming and Technology: ‘You Are Part of Creating the Very Problem You Name’

Fifty organizations dedicated to food sovereignty and food justice issues signed an open letter calling out Bill Gates over his latest claim that technology is the solution to world hunger and food sovereignty and asking the media to do a better job of covering the issue.

By Ron Friedman, the Defender

  • This article was originally published by The Defender — Children’s Health Defense’s News & Views Website.

QuoteMarksLeftSideFifty organizations dedicated to food sovereignty and food justice issues are calling out Bill Gates over his latest claim that technology is the solution to world hunger and food sovereignty.

In an “open letter” published earlier this month, the groups addressed comments Gates made, during interviews with The New York Times and The Associated Press, about The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2022 Report.

The letter’s lead authors, Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, wrote:

“In both articles, you make a number of claims that are inaccurate and need to be challenged. Both pieces admit that the world currently produces enough food to adequately feed all the earth’s inhabitants, yet you continue to fundamentally misdiagnose the problem as relating to low productivity; we do not need to increase production as much as to assure more equitable access to food.”

The authors also criticized Gates’ claims that we’ve “underinvested in agricultural innovation” and that the Green Revolution was “one of the greatest things that ever happened.”

Gates told The New York Times:

“Helping farmers has got to be the very top of the climate adaptation agenda. And within that, you have a lot of things like credit for fertilizer, cheap fertilizerbetter seeds that we should be very intent on –– funding those things and setting ambitious goals for.”

But the authors of the open letter disagreed:

“There are already many tangible, ongoing proposals and projects that work to boost productivity and food security –– from biofertilizer and biopesticide manufacturing facilities, to agroecological farmer training programs, to experimentation with new water and soil management techniqueslow-input farming systems, and pest-deterring plant species.”

They also disagreed with Gates’ claim that the Green Revolution was a “resounding success”:

“While [the Green Revolution] did play some role in increasing the yields of cereal crops in Mexico, India, and elsewhere from the 1940s to the 1960s, it did very little to reduce the number of hungry people in the world or to ensure equitable and sufficient access to food.”

The authors reminded Gates that with the Green Revolution came “a host of other problems, from ecological issues like long-term soil degradation to socio-economic ones like increased inequality and indebtedness (which has been a major contributor to the epidemic of farmer suicides in India).”

They also criticized Gates’ push for genetically modified seeds, stating that “climate-resilient seeds are already in existence and being developed by farmers and traded through informal seed markets.”

“You are part of creating the very problem you name,” the groups wrote. “The AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) initiative, which your foundation continues to fund, has also pushed restrictive seed legislation that limits and restricts crop innovation to well-resourced labs and companies.”

These initiatives don’t increase widespread innovation, but rather contribute to the privatization and consolidation of corporate monopolies over seed development and seed markets, they said.

The groups challenged Gates to “step back and learn from those on the ground,” and called on the media to consider how they cover Gates and his vision for the future of food.

They wrote, “we invite high profile news outlets to be more cautious about lending credibility to one wealthy white man’s flawed assumptions, hubris, and ignorance, at the expense of people and communities who are living and adapting to these realities as we speak.”

Russell Brand: It’s a ‘beautiful letter’

Russell Brand sided against Gates and with the authors of the letter, telling viewers:

“It’s a beautiful letter. It’s brilliantly articulate and the reason we want to present it to you today is because it demonstrates that criticizing Bill Gates doesn’t make you a conspiracy theorist and it demonstrates too that Bill Gates’ actions and influence are nefarious and harmful.”

Brand mocked Gates, splicing his YouTube podcast with snippets of the billionaire at his foundation’s recent Goalkeepers 2030 Conference:

“Ah, Bill Gates, he’s the answer to all the world’s problems and anyone who criticizes him is a conspiracy theorist or a considered academic concerned about him colonizing and monopolizing the world’s resources.”

But this “is not a conspiracy theory,” Brand said. “These are harmful policies designed to centralize power and control food, and people are answering back from a position of authority, integrity and expertise.”

He added:

“What you are doing is gaslighting –– presenting practical, ongoing, farmer-led solutions as somehow fanciful or ridiculous, while presenting your own preferred approaches as pragmatic.”

Brand echoed the food sovereignty group’s argument that there are “already measures in place that can be controlled and implemented by the communities themselves and don’t require the centralization of power, the patenting of seeds and crops, the technologicalization of the process of agriculture –– all, by the way –– by a fellow who seems to be buying up farmland at the moment –– by coincidence!”

Brand added:

“Gates likes to look at the world as simple data. What I offer you is this question: Is Bill Gates trying to help? Or is Bill Gates simply suggesting that the solution to all of these problems is to give Bill Gates more power?”

Watch the Brand segment here:

Per Britannica: Gates Foundation, in full Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, private philanthropic foundation established in 2000 by Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and his wife, businesswoman Melinda Gates. MHProNews notice: Note that the same year of this CNN report on the Microsoft case, Gates launched the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a longer term plan to burnish his image while deploying the methods of philanthro-feudalism. a.k.a. philanthro-capitalism and the charitable-industrial complex. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/ips-gilded-giving-2022-wealth-inequality-distorts-philanthropy-imperils-democracy-reports-finger-warren-buffett-bill-gates-more-philanthro-feudalism-linked-billionaires-plus-mhvil/

II. Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis

Speaking of crimes. It must be recalled that Microsoft and Gates were accused by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and some 20 attorneys general of antitrust violations. As a flashback to that case, here is the DOJ press release from 5.18.1998.


MONDAY, MAY 18, 1998
(202) 616-2771
TDD (202) 514-1888


Action Would Give Consumers More Choices 20 State Attorneys General and the District of Columbia File Similar Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Department today charged Microsoft with engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices designed to maintain its monopoly in personal computer operating systems and to extend that monopoly to internet browsing software. Twenty state Attorneys General and the District of Columbia filed a similar action today.

“Consumers and computer manufacturers should have the right to choose the software they want installed on their personal computers,” said Attorney General Janet Reno. “We are acting to preserve competition and promote innovation in the computer software industry.”

“This action will protect innovation by ensuring that anyone who develops a software program will have a fair opportunity to compete in the marketplace,” said Joel I. Klein, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department’s Antitrust Division. “Inventors and investors cannot and will not develop and market innovative software programs if they know that Microsoft can use its Windows monopoly to block the distribution of their programs and to force consumers to buy Microsoft’s competing products.”

In its complaint, filed today in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the Department charged that Microsoft engaged in a pattern of anticompetitive acts, including the following:

• In May 1995, Microsoft executives attempted to persuade an internet browser software competitor–Netscape Communications Corporation–not to compete with Microsoft and to divide the browser market, with Microsoft becoming the sole supplier of browsers for use with Windows 95 operating systems and with Netscape becoming the sole supplier of browsers for non-Windows 95 operating systems. Netscape refused to participate.

• Microsoft unlawfully required PC manufacturers to agree to license and install its browser, Internet Explorer, as a condition of obtaining licenses for the Windows 95 operating system.

• Microsoft now intends to tie unlawfully its IE Internet browser software to its new Windows 98 operating system, the successor to Windows 95.

• Microsoft continues to misuse its Windows operating system monopoly by requiring personal computer manufacturers to agree, as a condition of acquiring a license to the Windows operating system, to adopt a uniform “boot-up” or “first screen” sequence specified by Microsoft. This sequence determines the screens that every user sees upon turning on a Windows PC. Microsoft’s exclusionary restrictions forbid, among other things, any changes by an OEM that would remove from the PC Microsoft’s Internet Explorer software or that would add to the PC a competing browser in any more prominent or visible way than the way Microsoft requires Internet Explorer to be presented.

• Microsoft has entered into anticompetitive agreements with virtually all of the nation’s largest and most popular On-Line Service Providers and Internet Service Providers, firms which provide the communications link between a subscriber’s PC and the Internet. These agreements leverage its operating system monopoly by conditioning these Providers’ inclusion in Windows’ lists on their agreement to offer Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser primarily or exclusively through all of the channels through which they distribute their services; not to promote or even mention to any of their subscribers the existence of a competing Internet browser; and to use on their own Internet sites Microsoft proprietary standards and tools that make those sites more effective when viewed through Internet Explorer than when viewed through competing Internet browsers. These agreements have foreclosed competing browsers from this major channel of browser distribution. More than 30 percent of Internet browser users have obtained their browsers from their service providers.

• Microsoft has entered into anticompetitive agreements with Internet Content Providers (ICPs). Prominent “channel buttons” advertising and providing direct Internet access to select ICPs appear on the “Active Desktop” feature shipped with the Windows operating system. These agreements condition an ICP’s placement on one of these buttons on the ICP’s agreement not to pay or otherwise compensate a Microsoft Internet browser competitor for similar placement on that browser; not to advertise or even publicly mention its placement on a competing browser; not to promote a competing browser in any other way; not to allow a competing browser to highlight and promote the ICP’s Internet content; and to design its Web sites using Microsoft-specific, proprietary programming extensions so that those sites are more effective when viewed with Internet Explorer than when viewed through a competing browser.

• Although Microsoft has sought to modify some of the anticompetitive agreements with ISPs, OSPs and ICPs, the modifications Microsoft has imposed (which condition participation in Windows on the Providers agreeing to give parity to Microsoft’s browser) are themselves unlawful.

The complaint also charges that Microsoft recognized that the success of Netscape’s internet browser threatened Microsoft’s Windows monopoly on PC operating systems. Netscape’s browser presented such a threat because it was designed to run on several different operating systems and afforded software developers the opportunity to develop programs to run directly on the Netscape browser. This would leave computer manufacturers and users with a choice about which operating system to run on their PCs, leading to more competition and lower prices for operating systems.

This threat was described by Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in a 1995 warning to Microsoft executives:

“A new competitor “born” on the Internet is Netscape. Their browser is dominant, with a 70% usage share, allowing them to determine which network extensions will catch on. They are pursuing a multi-platform strategy where they move the key API [applications programming interface] into the client to commoditize the underlying operating system.”

Microsoft set out to eliminate this competitive threat and to win at any cost what Microsoft described as “the browser war” between Internet Explorer and Netscape’s Navigator browser, the Department said.

Reno added, “The Internet is an immensely popular medium for communication, commerce, and the information flow of the 21st century. No firm should be permitted to use its monopoly power to develop a chokehold on the browser software needed to access the Internet.”

The Department is seeking preliminary relief to eliminate provisions in Microsoft’s licensing and marketing contracts that restrict the ability of computer manufacturers to choose which browser to install on their machines. It also seeks to eliminate provisions that limit the ability of Internet service, online service and internet content providers to distribute and promote competing browser software.

Klein stated that the preliminary relief being sought “will not require Microsoft to redesign Windows 98. Our main focus in the motion for preliminary injunction is not the code–it’s the contracts.”

The Department today filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction that would:

— Require that if Microsoft insists on including its browser on Windows 98, it must also include Netscape’s browser so that consumers will have a real choice. Computer manufacturers would have the option of deleting either browser. If Microsoft does not want to include Netscape, it must unbundle its own browser and let it compete on the merits.

— Require Microsoft to give computer manufacturers the right to modify the initial bootup sequence, so that the manufacturers will be able to offer consumers greater choices in the products and services installed on their machines;

— Require Microsoft to give computer manufacturers additional options for installing and removing browser software on new computers; and

— Forbid Microsoft from enforcing contractual provisions that condition participation by internet and online service providers and internet content providers in the windows desktop on their agreeing to limit their distribution and promotion of competing browsers.

Microsoft’s own documents, quoted in the complaint filed today, make clear that Microsoft executives did not believe that Microsoft could win the browser war through competition on the merits and instead had to use its Windows monopoly advantage to tilt the playing field in its favor, the Department said. For example:

• Microsoft’s Christian Wildfeuer wrote on February 24, 1997: “It seems clear that it will be very hard to increase browser market share on the merits of IE 4 alone. It will be more important to leverage the OS asset to make people use IE instead of Navigator” (emphasis added);

• Microsoft Senior Vice President Allchin had similarly written on December 20, 1996, that unless Microsoft were to “leverage Windows . . . . I don’t understand how IE is going to win . . . . Maybe being free helps us, but once people are used to a product it is hard to change them . . . . My conclusion is that we must leverage Windows more. Treating IE as just an add-on to Windows which is cross-platform loses our biggest advantage — Windows market share. We should dedicate a cross group team to come up with ways to leverage Windows technically more . . . . We should think first about an integrated solution — that is our strength.”

• On January 2, 1997, Allchin wrote concerning “IE and Windows’ that Microsoft needed to begin “leveraging Windows from a marketing perspective” if it was to defeat Netscape. Allchin complained that without leveraging Windows from a marketing standpoint: “We do not use our strength — which is that we have an installed base of Windows and we have a strong OEM shipment channel for Windows.” Allchin emphasized: “I am convinced we have to use Windows — this is the one thing they don’t have . . . . We have to be competitive with features, but we need something more — Windows integration. If you agree that Windows is a huge asset, then it follows quickly that we are not investing sufficiently in finding ways to tie IE and Windows together.” Using Microsoft’s code name, Memphis, for the next version of Windows, Allchin concluded that, “Memphis must be a simple upgrade, but most importantly it must be a killer on OEM shipments so that Netscape never gets a chance on these systems.” (Emphasis supplied).

• On March 25, 1997, Microsoft’s Megan Bliss wrote concerning Bill Gates Memphis Review that Microsoft’s “#1 strategic imperative” was “to get IE share,” that they had been “stalled,” and that their “best hope is tying tight to Windows, esp. on OEM machines.” She added, “That is, unless I’ve woken up in an alternate state and now work for Netscape.”

• On March 27, 1997, Microsoft’s Kumar Mehta, after analyzing “how people get and use IE” concluded that “based on all the IE research we have done . . . it is a mistake to release Memphis without bundling IE with it.”

• Microsoft concluded in late March 1997 that if Windows 98 and IE “are decoupled, then Navigator has a good chance of winning” and that “if we take away IE from the O/S, most nav users will never switch to us.”

• As Microsoft senior executive Brad Chase recognized in an April 21, 1997 memorandum, “Memphis is a key weapon in the IE share battle.”

• As a January 5, 1997 presentation to Microsoft CEO Bill Gates had emphasized: “Integrate with Windows” was a way to “Increase IE share”.

The Department filed its complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction today after discussions over the weekend with Microsoft ended without satisfying the Department’s competitive concerns.

In addressing the scope of the complaint being filed today, Klein stated, “We are filing this action now to address time-sensitive aspects of the shipment of Windows 98, aspects that could significantly harm competition. Our investigation of other Microsoft practices is ongoing.”

The Department’s press release, complaint, and motion for a preliminary injunction can be found at the following Internet address: http://www.usdoj.gov/atr
After accessing the Division’s website, go to “Antitrust Cases” and look for U.S. v. Microsoft. ##

According to the Corporate Finance Institute a summary of that case is as follows.

In the 1990s, the U.S. government sued Microsoft for trying to monopolize the personal computer market.
The charges brought against the company involved sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act, which included laws designed by governments in order to ensure fair competition in the market.
District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that the company violated multiple sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Breaking Up Big Tech

The government also ruled that the company should be divided into two, thus creating two separate entities. One would be solely for the Windows operating system, while the other entity would be responsible for all other software products offered by Microsoft.

The ruling was challenged by Microsoft, and an appeals court overturned the ruling. However, it did successfully set a precedent that is echoed in calls for breaking up big tech among progressive American politicians. For example, many lawmakers suggest that Amazon should be divided into two separate entities, one for e-commerce and the other for the Amazon Web System.

Impact of the Ruling

Despite the apparent deterioration in the enforcement of antitrust laws in the U.S. in recent years, the Microsoft case was instrumental in creating a market environment favorable for the emergence of the biggest companies today, such as Google and Apple.

Related Readings

Thank you for reading CFI’s explanation of the Microsoft Antitrust Case. To keep advancing your career, the additional resources below will be useful:

Clayton Antitrust Act
Barriers to Entry
Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
Deregulation ##

Microsoft Antitrust Case summary. This case is often considered by graduate students in the legal and business arenas for its lessons and insights.

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive!” means that when you lie or act dishonestly you are initiating problems and a domino structure of complications which eventually run out of control. The quote is from Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem, Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field, per No Sweat Shakespeare.


The recent case of “SBF and FTX” is an example, one of numbers of such incidents, of how media and regulators alike apparently failed the public. The post below found online is a reminder that manipulation tactics are routinely at play and that as much as possible, ‘we the people’ must be aware and watchful. Among the points of sharing these topics with MHProNews readers is because the evidence that similar market and emotional manipulation tactics are apparently at work in manufactured housing.  When two of the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) attorneys were asked again yesterday to weigh in on issues reported here on MHProNews, both failed to reply as of 9 AM ET on 11.23.2022.


How I was almost suckered into a pyramid scheme
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“This got me thinking. What makes people like this so effective? How is it that smart people routinely lose their life savings to hucksters? How can we identify their strategies in advance so that we don’t fall into these traps? While I don’t have all the answers, the presenter at this event used many classic emotional-manipulation techniques discussed by Robert Cialdini in his book, InfluenceMHProNews note: Cialdini’s Influence is a volume that grace’s one of this writer’s book shelves.


Rhetorical question. Why do people palter, lie, or use deception and misdirection? Simple. “Usually, it’s because they want something. They are afraid the truth won’t get it for them.”


Why do mega corporations use their advertising and other influences to manage and manipulate the news?  In part, because they can and because it fosters their public image in a more benign fashion.

Dan Rather quote from the compelling video, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the linked page below. https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/fake-news-the-truth-about-american-news-and-views-practical-tips-for-spotting-propaganda-what-facts-evidence-analysis-reveals/

Is it too much to ask for media and public officials to do their respective jobs honestly and accurately? Is it any wonder that manufactured housing is underperforming during an affordable housing crisis?

See the linked reports to learn more.





One of the top read reports of all time on MHProNews, which was heavily accessed/read for months after it was first published. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/dark-money-billionaires-buffett-gates-soros-funding-black-lives-matter-antifa-named-by-ag-barr-in-riots-looting-hijacking-peaceful-george-floyd-death-racial-justice-protests/










On September 13, 2020, this linked report was uploaded. It points to some of the same people involved in the WEF and the Great Reset. But it also shows how those plans impact the lack of affordable housing, including the lack of manufactured housing, here in the U.S. https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/ripping-off-the-american-dream-feudalism-rising-warren-buffett-bill-gates-george-soros-other-billionaires-and-rigged-system/





MHProNews spotlights granular issues in manufactured housing, but also takes a periodic look at macro issues too. This is to set the concerns of our industry into a broader context. In order to solve our industry’s problems, good existing laws must be properly enforced. There is no
need to wait years for legislation that in the past has often led to little or no discernable benefit. https://www.wnd.com/2021/05/solution-big-tech-oligarchs/


Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews recap 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 11.22.2022

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  • Here’s how much Disney is going to pay Bob Iger
  • Back at the helm, Iger moves fast to dismantle Chapek’s work at Disney
  • How politics led to Bob Chapek’s downfall as Disney CEO
  • Jeff Bezos announces 40 grants totaling $123 million to combat homelessness
  • Elon Musk has upended Twitter’s business. Here’s how he could fix it
  • As a rail strike looms, unions and management return to negotiating
  • Everyone from the vet to the barber is hiking prices. There’s no relief in sight
  • London’s rental market has become a ‘nightmare.’ Here’s why
  • See how much more Thanksgiving will cost this year
  • The federal government just took another big swipe at illegal robocalls
  • World Cup advertisers are operating in a minefield.
  • Inflation remains painfully high. How will it impact your holiday shopping plans this year?
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  • If the world avoids a recession, it’ll have India and China to thank
  • A Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Rivian Automotive Inc. produced 2,553 vehicles in the first quarter as the maker of plug-in trucks contended with a snarled supply chain and pandemic challenges.
  • Rivian’s CEO created buzzy, outdoorsy EVs. Now big automakers are coming after it
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  • We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it can’t sell at the World Cup
  • It’s ugly. It was catching fire. GM is selling the Chevy Bolt like hotcakes
  • Hear why Rivian’s CEO is idealistic as ever
  • This carmaker wants to bring EVs to the masses
  • Are in-wheel motors the future of electric cars?
  • Tesla drivers will be able to make Zoom calls from the car
  • HOLIDAYS 2022
  • Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Walmart store on August 04, 2022 in Rohnert Park, California.
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  • How Jell-O lost its spot as America’s favorite dessert
  • This holiday travel season will be the most expensive ever
  • Expect to shell out more for a Christmas tree this year
  • Good luck finding an iPhone 14 Pro before Christmas
  • Jell-O has survived more than 120 years. What happened to it?
  • Why this former SpaceX employee wrote an open letter condemning Musk’s behavior
  • This solar startup can harness massive amounts of power from the sun
  • Lunchables & Velveeta: Here’s why Kraft Heinz is all in on its nostalgic, processed staples
  • Twitter users are flocking to Mastodon. What is it?



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 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.

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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.

‘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  

‘No Assurance Inflation Will Not Affect Our Future Profitability Financial Position’=Cavco Industries 10-Q, Solitaire Deal, More CVCO Data; Supreme Court Ruled-SEC Regs on False-Omitted Remarks

Skyline Champion Provides Quarterly Results, Adding Retail Centers, Improved Delivery Times-CEO Mark Yost Says ‘Can Outperform Conventional Housing’ Explored; Plus MHVille REITs, 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 Weaponizing ESG’– State AGs Probe MHCommunities Owner, Private Equity Giant Blackrock on Possible Antitrust, Securities, Fiduciary Violations, See AGs’ Document; plus MHStocks 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. 

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 MHLivingNews.com. 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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