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“Family Jewels,” MHVille Insider Tips, “Info Wars” and Omaha, Knoxville, California, Seattle and Arlington, and DC Connections

November 13th, 2018 Comments off



A well-placed source said from inside the hexagon began by saying something in a series of messages to MHProNews that thousands of manufactured housing (MH) industry professionals know. “MH is a logical solution to the affordable housing crisis in our cities. Does not matter [,]1 they are typically run by liberals owned by unions and nothing will get done. I have personal experience in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.”


The first statement above would be rejected by some, but wouldn’t be controversial for many in our industry.

But the next two messages from that source will start keyboards to click and tongues to wag in locations such as Omaha, Knoxville, California, Seattle, Arlington – and Washington, DC.

The elite want the masses dependent. They continue the lie through Operation Mockingbird.”

The messages came to our publisher, as a news tip, and a third message from that source read: “I am ready to info war. Very sad what is happening. People living in old [,]1 cold dangerous homes. We [MH]2 are the solution.”



About Operation Mockingbird

MHProNews did what the well-placed source suggested. We researched “Operation Mockingbird.” 

Here is some of what we found. 

Operation Mockingbird was an alleged large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that began in the early 1950s and attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes. It funded student and cultural organizations and magazines as front organizations.[1],” according to Wikipedia.

Also per to WikipediaAccording to writer Deborah Davis, Operation Mockingbird recruited leading American journalists into a propaganda network and oversaw the operations of front groups. CIA support of front groups was exposed after a 1967 Ramparts magazine article reported that the National Student Association received funding from the CIA. In the 1970s, Congressional investigations and reports also revealed Agency connections with journalists and civic groups. None of these reports, however, mentions an Operation Mockingbird coordinating or supporting these activities. 

A Project Mockingbird is mentioned in the CIA Family Jewels report, compiled in the mid-1970s. According to the declassified version of the report released in 2007, Project Mockingbird involved the wire-tapping of two American journalists for several months in the early 1960s,” says Wikipedia.

Operation Mockingbird was once classified, “eyes only,” is 702 pages of dry-to-stunning, and can be accessed from the linked image, below.



The declassified Family Jewels report is found at this link here.


Declassified CIA Document 0n Operation Mockingbird

The CIA reference for Operation Mockingbird was dubbed the “Family Jewels” report.  It goes without saying that family’s jewels are a prized item, so the name itself has meaning.  The CIA report includes, and is supportive of, the information referenced by Wikipedia.

The Washington Post is among the mainstream media sources that reference the Family Jewels document, so it will be difficult for other media to easily dismiss its credibility or the validity of the reference.


As a relevant aside, the Washington Post is now owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. The billionaire Bezos has bounced between the #1 and #2 richest person in the world during the last year.

Bezos is also one of the 7 top billionaires connected with significant donations to the Democratic Party in recent election cycles.  That includes the 2018 midterms, as MHProNews alone reported in MHVille trade media, but a few others in the mainstream media have also reported.

Among the other 6 top American billionaires include Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett.  The top 10, per Forbes at that point in time, is found below.  The way their political contributions lean is from MHProNews, from third-party sources such as Open Secrets.



The Democrats are not the same party that they used to be. Neither are the Republicans. Democrats have tilted socialist, and many say so openly.


The facts above are all support the thrust of prior MHProNews research.  That includes our Daily Business News overview survey from Saturday, which is linked below. It ought to be as no less relevant to MHVille professionals as Smoking Gun 3. ICYMI, see the weekend overview, linked below.



Affordable Housing, the Visible, Yet Mysterious Struggle for an Obvious Solution, Case Examples


When you carefully read that report, you’ll see where our MHVille source with the “info wars” comments and tips was coming from.

The challenges are troubling, tragic, but they are correctable.

But there’s more…


New York Times, Rolling Stones, and the Church Committee  

Operation Mockingbird, per some sources, was never discontinued. So, while it may seem like ancient history to some, it is interesting that our “info war” source pointed to this specific operation.

There are other intersections between mainstream media, Silicon Valley, top Democratic backing billionaires, and government agencies.  This is all interrelated with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and affordable factory-built housing, but goes beyond it.  Our industry and others are a subset to the challenges that “info wars” – significant media influence, or “weaponized news” – has.  It is thus relevant to our manufactured housing professional audience.


Keep in Mind  

Bear in mind that sources in and working with the Trump Administration have told MHProNews that investigations of Berkshire, Clayton, and related issues to manufactured housing are still ongoing.

Those federal and other sources to the Daily Business News on MHProNews have specifically mentioned Warren Buffett as being of interest in their investigations.  The existence of those investigations have been noted by the Seattle Times too. ICYMI, or need a reminder, see the report linked below.


Seattle Times -Federal Investigations-Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes, GuruFocus Spotlights Buffett’s Clayton’s “Unethical,” Monopolistic Moat


There’s more related to this news tip that will follow in upcoming reports.

But the above on Operation Mockingbird from a well-positioned insider source, and others – including from Buffett brands in manufactured housing – are threads MHProNews will continue to follow and periodically report on. Stay tuned, and make sure you see and digest the related reports, linked below the byline. That’s “News Through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © and “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” © ## (News, Commentary, and analysis.).

Footnotes: 1) The comma was missing in the original message, and thus was edited in with the brackets [,] to reflect where it belongs and to make that sentence’s meaning clearer.

2) The MH in brackets was understood from the context of a string of related messages, but that bracketed [MH] wasn’t in the original. So, it was edited in to clarify the meaning.

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Inside Washington, Knoxville, Omaha, and Arlington Sept, 2017

September 27th, 2017 Comments off

USCapitolWashingtonDCPixabayDailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingIndsutryMHProNewsIn Omaha, some call it “Warren Watch.”

In Knoxville and Maryville, from the manufactured housing industry perspective, its Clayton, 21st and VMF watch.

In Arlington, VA – it’s the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) watch.

In Washington, D.C., there’s sadly way too much to watch.

Today, the insider watch could be called “quotable quotes,” and powerful insights. Quotes from:

  • Warren Buffett.
  • Jim Clayton.
  • Sam Zell.
  • Tim Williams.
  • Howard Walker.
  • Nathan Smith.
  • Frank Rolfe.
  • Bob Crawford.
  • Rick Robinson.
  • Marty Lavin.
  • Richard J. “Dick” Jennison.
  • George Allen.

and a host of others.


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Warren Goes Hunting–Inside, this time

December 13th, 2012 Comments off

Notching the largest block of its own stock the company has ever bought, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) bought 9,200 shares for $1.2 billion from the estate of a long-time shareholder. At $131,000 per share, it’s roughly 118 percent of the book value as of the end of the third quarter, well above the 110 percent limit Buffett said he would pay in Sept. 2011, according to what CNNMoney tells MHProNews. Evidently, the opportunity to buy such a huge chunk was too much for the Oracle of Omaha to pass up, likely satisfying to the many shareholders who say the stock is undervalued, expressing their concern at annual board meetings that the company does not more aggressively pursue buying company shares. The market responded positively to the news, as shares of the stock advanced +2.42 percent today. Clayton Homes, the largest producer of manufactured homes in North America, is one of Berkshire’s subsidiaries.

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North Dakota Oil Boom Drawing Midwest MH Producers

December 15th, 2011 Comments off

Following up on a story we published Nov. 14, 2011, OmahaWorld-Telegram reports the oil boom in North Dakota continues to have positive repercussions for area MH producers. The York, Nebraska, Champion Home Builders plant has doubled its production staff since summer to 150, and intends to hire another 50 early next year. Champion General Manager Tom Tyree says, “It’s kind of like the good old days in the industry. Instead of buying one at a time and taking forever to get stuff done, they’re buying 20 at a time — or more.” Martin Huff, Executive Director of the Nebraska Manufactured Housing Association, says the producers in Nebraska are flourishing because in the immediate area, South Dakota has one manufacturer, and Minnesota and Montana only have a handful. Chief Custom Homes in Aurora, NE and Heritage Homes in Wayne, NE expect to add 30-50 percent more workers soon. Bering, NE-based Magnolia Homes sent a salesman to Dickinson, ND and he had to stay in a hotel 50 miles away. The population of Tioga, ND will expand from 1,300 to 5,000 once the two “man-camp” compounds are completed. As the need for more housing continues, Chief Custom Homes national sales manager Scott Fletcher expects MH producers from farther away to get a piece of the action. Some workers in Williston are currently living in tents in campgrounds, and RVs in parking lots.
Photo credit: Jeff Beiermann/TheWorldTelegram)

Modular Home Erected at Omaha Home Expo

March 3rd, 2011 Comments off

KETV 7 in Omaha, Nebraska, reports that the Omaha Home & Garden Expo held in the Qwest Center has been turned into a production site for a modular home that will be displayed during the show, which begins March 3.  Don Hansen, of Nu-Trend Homes, which has built a home for the show for many years, says the home will be assembled in just three days.  The show will draw an estimated 20,000 people, and Hansen hopes one of them will buy it.  He says, “Our number one market are the 50-plus folks that are retiring that don’t have a lot of retirement [funds].” Regardless of whether it sells or not, the home has to be disassembled and removed at show’s end.