Election Eve: VOTE

I have since changed my mind about not voting.  The first reason is Romney sat down and talked with Billy Graham.  Billy Graham is someone who I highly respect.  The second reason is that Romney tend to support Israel.  In NIV Bible Genesis 12: 2 -3 2 I will make you into  a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.  The Bible is making a reference about Israel.  The decision is yours get out and help make a change VOTE!























There ain’t room in this town for the both of us….

Ron Paul is not finished yet

I would like to honor Ron Paul today.  He is the only one that inspired me to study more about the Constitution and the our Founding Fathers.   Here is short video about Ron Paul talking Constitution.

When you have public schools wanting to take history out you will have a problem.  My hats go off to Ron Paul for helping common people to understand history.

Here a bit of history about how Ron Paul can still win.


Ron Paul has encouraged me to have faith and I want to thank him for Passing the Faith along….Gaither song

Thank you Ron Paul for all that you have done for this Country!

Ron Paul will not bow to the media

Daniel 3:16-18 says:  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before in this matter.  If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Ron Paul is very humble man of God.



Here a story of Veggie Tales

Ron Paul stands up for what he believes in

The media is like bunny in this song

Here is Gaither song

For far too long, America has been bowing before the idol of Molech. The god of gold. The god of money. Easy, false profits. Corporate America has combined with Washington D. C. Together, they have erected their monuments to their false gods, and those false gods have seemed to reward them with quick riches, immense power, and everything that goes with that.

Its time that we remembered what is important. God. Jesus Christ. Family. Liberty. Our Constitution. Fulfilling our promises. Serving each other, instead of only serving ourselves. Lets do the right thing, this time around. Instead of mindlessly voting for the lesser of two evils, as we have done for the last 24 years, lets vote for someone who stands for the same things we do. Who believes the same things we do. And who votes for the things they believe. This time around, let’s vote for Ron Paul.

Politics for dummies, three reasons why we’re not smart enough to run our own lives.

Charles Manson is up for parole for his series of murders in Beverly Hills back in 1969. (That summer seemed to last forever). But the media is trying to murder our Constitution, and I don’t think anyone is going to jail for it. Dr. Ron Paul is trying to resuscitate the victim, but I for one am fearing that the case may be terminal.

Big Washington bureaucracy and big corporate bureaucracy have demonstrated that we aren’t competent to run our own lives. We have to live according to their standards, fitting in to their neat, orderly formulas, conforming to their well researched theories.

In their eyes, we aren’t intelligent enough to pound a post into the ground. Here are three reasons why we shouldn’t be allowed to run our own lives.

1. Our employees/citizens think that they should have some freedom to do things their way. We can’t have that! If they won’t mindlessly obey, then we must crush them.

…there is in the nature of sovereign power an impatience of control that disposes those who are invested with the exercise of it to look with an evil eye upon all external attempts to restrain or direct  its operations.-Hamilton, Federalist 15.

This principle used to work both ways, and the framers of the Constitution believed that they could counterpoise the states against the federal government. Each would more or less keep the other in check. But I think that in our more enlightened times, we realize that Bubba in Oklahoma City can’t possibly know as much about how my life should be run than Mr. Romney in Washington D. C. Bubba in OKC needs to just stay the heck out-of-the-way of Obamney in DC.

Did you consent to title 42 the Civil Rights Act?

2. Everyone else is ruled by a dictator? Why aren’t we?

He said [Samuel the prophet] “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: he will take your sons and make them serve…Some he will assign to be commanders…others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment..He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations….” I Samuel 8: 11-20

We insist on having the same health care system as all of the rest of the world. Even though the World Health Organization rates us as number one for patient choice in the world, according to The Jerry Doyle Show. Odd…if we’re number one….why would we want to downgrade to be like everyone else?

And we’ve had the most liberated, free society in history. Why do we want to be like everyone else? That country has a strong Executive. That dictator can really get things done. I wish we were more like that.

We’re rigging our elections, and stealing them from Ron Paul. The rightful leader of our society (Samuel/Ron Paul)…..we don’t want him. He just doesn’t look Presidential. He’s too old. His ideas were all right twenty years ago, but they don’t work now. We want a king….and we want him to be tall and handsome.

Ron Paul on the Jerry Doyle Show 12/22/11

Ron Paul stolen democracy (this may be one of the most important election fraud videos ever!)

Hidden camera catches Missouri GOP Admitted they rigged….

3. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But petty power corrupts just way outta proportion.

It [tendency of inferior powers to resist superior powers] has its origins in the love of power. Power controlled or abridged is almost always the rival and enemy of that power by which it is controlled or abridged.-Hamilton, Federalist 15.

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.-George Orwell, 1984.

Missouri caucus rigged fraud. NO camera’s allowed Mitt Romney voters election St. Charles

Atlas shrugged, too

Obamacare got its day in court. But I wonder if it really matters whether we keep it, or not. The underpinnings of our society are shifting in chaos. Unless a just and merciful God intervenes, I wonder if my child will know half of the freedoms and advantages I have known.

Atlas Shrugged 2 is being filmed. They offered Jerry Doyle a part as a stand in. On his show today, he turned them down. I understand. Its not so much that he doesn’t want to play a part in awakening our society. Its just….who really wants to have their role relegated into insignificance?

After all, isn’t that what it is all about. Jerry Doyle wants to matter, so he wants to do voice overs….or at least, do something more effective than having a bit part as a stand in. Obama wants to matter. So he drums up this health care agenda, and rams it down our throats whether we like it or not. (To me, I can’t help but think that he wasted a perfect opportunity. If he’d done more selling it to the American people, and acted less like Big Brother, people that hate and fear him would probably love him instead). And I want to matter. So, after a long day on the dreary job, I come home and plunk out another post, hoping that at least one person will see it, and maybe….just maybe…..wake up.

How are we Americans supposed to wake up every day, leave our families, go to work, come home, and repeat the drill day after day while our government makes bureaucratic statements with no connection to reality? Michael Savage, Savage Nation, Pg. 142.

Ron Paul intellectually pummels Mitt Romney into submsission

Big government, big corporations, all expect us to buy the party line without doing any thinking of our own. We’re just supposed to accept the Big Lie, smile with confidence, and go back to work, doing what we are told. We don’t need our own opinions. If we needed them, Big Brother would have told us so. Remember, war is peace.

The ability of a country to pay taxes must always be proportional in a great degree to the quantity of money in circulation and to the celerity with which it circulates.- Hamilton. Federalist 12.

Ron Paul on the U. S. banking system

You’ve heard of the Golden Rule….? No, not the one that Ron Paul quoted and got booed for! The other one! The real one (in the minds of the despots who seek to enslave us). He who owns the gold makes the rules. So, the big corporations, the big banks, and the big government bureaucrats all try to manipulate the money. Why? So they can manipulate us! They can enslave us, while maintaining a fiction that we are free. Remember, freedom is slavery.

It is evident…that it is impratisable to raise any very considerable sums by direct taxation. Tax laws have in vain been multiplied, new methods to enforce the collections have in vain been tried, the public expectation has been uniformly dissapointed, and the treasuries of the States have remained empty.- Hamilton Federalist 12.

Ron Paul on taxes

Ron Paul: “income tax=involuntary servitude

As George Orwell so eloquently stated in 1984, its not enough to merely have power  over people. In order to prove that you have power over the people, you must make them suffer.

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-forever. George Orwell, 1984

Some of the book is hard to take, but here are some of the best quotes for those that want a Cliff’s Notes version:


But then, we really don’t want people reading. Ignorance is strength.



The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved (Jer. 8: 20)

Mitt Romney is the John Kerry of the Republican party. My good friend “B” came up with that one. Its why I can’t get excited about the guy. Just as Democrats could not feel any excitement about John Kerry, and just as all voters could not trust his constant flip flopping….so do we feel about Romney. And a lot of us feel disenfranchised by the process. We feel as if a political cabal is essentially ramming this candidate down our throats.

I love how recently Rush Limbaugh and other conservative pundits had announced the recent video of Ron Paul‘s campaign, describing Romney as a flip flopper. I thought it funny, because I had known about it for months. All I am is a fourth rate blogger with 500 views, and I’d known about this video for months.Here it is:

Ron Paul ad- “Washington Machine” Mitt Romney flip flop

Also this one: Ron Paul-Mitt Romney flip flopper (whatever it takes)

The other day, I was in my car, driving to a store and listening to the local FOX affiliate radio station. Neal Boortz was talking with Jamie Dupree. Don’t get me wrong…I respect the heck out of both of these guys. But Boortz was asking Jamie if he had heard of a poll that showed that Ron Paul could win an election between RP and Barack Obama. Jamie said he’d never heard of such a poll. I went home that night, googled it….and it was the first thing to show up at the top of the page! Again….fourth rate blogger can find it….why can’t they….?

I’m afraid this post is going to be a little disjointed. I’m watching my kid, and that means I’ll get about two paragraphs typed, and then be interrupted by him (though he’s well the heck worth it. Jesus, my wife, and my kid are about the only things that make my life worth one thin dime….). My wife is working right now. I have to work 50 to seventy hours a week, and she works part time, 15-30 hours a week, just so we can maintain some minimal degree of comfort. The poor woman works her fingers to the bone to help out her husband and son. She deserves to be sitting at home watching soap operas and eating bon bons. Instead, she works herself half to death and watches our boy most of the time. This is one reason why I wish Ron Paul could be elected. I see little hope of our lives getting any better, I see little hope of her getting the life she deserves, if he isn’t.

There’s about twenty things I’d love to talk about, but I think I’ll just deal with a few things. I’ve been trying to do more reading of other blogs…trying to learn the trade, so to speak. And those who follow me….well, I like to return the favor as best I can. That’s how the American system works. Trade of money, trade of ideas.

Ok…so…random element one. The liberty scientist blog at wordpress.com brought this to my attention. It is a virtual map that shows the growing dependence on government throughout the nation. I’m going to put a link to it. If it doesn’t work….go to liberty science. You might want to go there any way. They’ve got some fascinating information that relates to both politics and science.


Second random thought. I was checking out uneditedpolitics.wordpress.com. He’s gotten a tons of videos (and gosh, I truly wish I had the time to watch all of them….I think this guy is better source for news than CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NPR, and Rush Limbaugh all combined), but there are two that I’d like to highlight.

Senator Sessions Questions Secretary of Defense Panetta

The general in the background sure looks sinister to me….More importantly, this dangerous policy of ceding our sovereignty over to NATO, or worse, the UN, is a policy that has been followed by both Republican and Democrat Presidents.

Last random point. Another video from Uneditedpolitics.

Ron Paul Speech in 1987 as Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party-9/1/87.

I think its telling that he starts his speech by acknowledging his family. That is what this whole thing is all about.

You may be wondering why my title is that particular scripture verse. I don’t know that our time is up, but I think the razor’s edge gets thinner. Until he loses California, I am not giving up hope. But then, as many states as he’s had that he should have won and did not (I’ll let you do your own research into the voter fraud in this election), I have no doubt that the percentages beforehand will be high….yet Romney will mysteriously walk off with California….

The American Republic: In Recquiescat Pace!


Ron Paul goes for delegates on Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday is looming in just a few hours. I’ve had a couple of days off, and tomorrow I’ll return to my job, where it will be a madhouse race against the clock to make it to the polling places to get to vote. (I’m in retail, remember. In this state, the foodstampers get theirs on the first, fifth, and tenth. So I’ll have tons of work to do, but little time in which to do it).

Candidate Ron Paul is continuing in his unorthodox strategy of going for delegates, ignoring the media as it continues to insist that he can’t win. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I support him so ardently. I’ve never liked bullies (and I see liberal and conservative media as mere bullies). I’ve often rooted for the underdog. What am I saying….most of my life, I’ve been the underdog.

I wrote that I was going to do a review of The Federalist papers. But then, I can’t resist the lure of writing about Super Tuesday, at least a little bit (even though I realize that the big media types will say everything that really needs to be said about it). I’ve read the first 62 pages, and I think I can tie some of this material together with modern times.

1. In the time of the eighteenth century, great men realized that other great men might disagree with them. In the twenty-first century, petty men pretend to disagree, while they actually do exactly the same things as their opposition.

So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgement, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. The circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so thoroughly persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy.-Hamilton, Federalist 1.

Nothing changes with the oversea adventures. Nothing changes with the monetary policy. Nothing changes with the deficits. Nobody seems to care about personal liberties. ..what’s happening in Washington with Republican and Democrats, everything is spent on gaining power.-Ron Paul, as quoted on cbsnews.com.


The Constitutional Convention was basically a debate of the greatest American minds of the time to determine how our nation should be governed. (John Adams was missing from it. He was an ambassador in Europe at the time.) While there was an intense amount of spirited debate, most of these men admired and respected each other. There was a great deal of diversity in backgrounds, philosophy, and status of all these men. But most of them believed that the other men were sincerely trying to do right by their country.

Now we live in a time when men in position and power are no longer there to provide people with liberty, but to aggrandize themselves at the expense of the people. We are well on the road back to serfdom. We wouldn’t have a Constitutional Convention now. We’d debate it in committee, tack on about two thousand pages of earmarks and pork projects, stonewall it to grandstand to our constituents, and then the President would ignore it and made an Executive Order. (Bush and Obama both did this, so don’t think I’m picking sides when I criticize this activity.) In the meanwhile, the Supreme Court would make decisions based on foreign laws, ignoring both the Constitution and American precedent, and the decision would be enforced by the Executive Branch only based off of whether it expanded the power of the Presidency (or was just massively popular in the polls.

2. Leaders of the eighteenth century patterned themselves after great statesmen whose contributions stood the test of time. Twenty-first century leaders pattern themselves after third graders and couldn’t care less how their decisions will affect posterity.

I can’t help but feel the contrast between the men of today, who tout the issue of birth control (both sides are hiding behind women, while caring nothing about women at all), while the Republic teeters over a cliff, and the great men of the Constitutional Convention, who deliberately limited their own power so that the nation could be better served. The writers of The Federalist Papers signed each article with the pseudonym of Publius. Before I chose Duncan as a pseudonym, I strongly thought about calling myself Publius. But then, I know that there is no real comparison between myself and the Founding Fathers. They carved a great nation out of the American bedrock, and I can’t even get out of retail. But let me tell you who Publius was, who the Founding Fathers wanted to be like.

Rome became a Republic after the overthrow of the Tarquin kings (I’ve always wondered if this was where George Lucas got the name….). I won’t go into the whole story. The Tarquin kings became rapacious, and the people overthrew them to be free of their tyranny. Publius was in the forefront of that rebellion. He was instrumental in the founding of the Roman Republic. He helped balance the aristocratic Senate with a democratic base. Sound familiar at all?

Perhaps it doesn’t. I think our days as a Republic may be limited. I don’t know what I can do. I know I don’t have the greatness of a Washington, Publius….or even a Ron Paul. But hopefully, I can post this blog….and maybe even get off on time to vote!

Romney beats Ron Paul by 200 votes in Maine caucus. 200 votes for continued Obamacare

There is more chance of winning the powerball lottery than of Ron Paul winning the nomination if you believe the media. I’ll admit, I have my own moments of discouragement. It seems the American people are more willing to vegetate to The Voice than they are to actually learn anything about history, politics, or economics. But even if the Republic is going to go down in flames, I’m going to do the little something that I can do, to try to preserve the liberties that men have died for.

I promised to answer questions about Obamacare. I feel I did that, but I didn’t do it in a post. I answer them in a page that you can click on above most of these posts. It is “Obama‘s Valentine to America, Free Health Care for life.” But I feel I need to do at least one more post about Obamacare before I move on to Ron Paul’s foreign policy, and his ideas to defend our borders. So, while I wish Ron Paul had won in Maine, I’m encouraged that he did double his percentages from 2008 (though most conservative media outlets won’t report that). And he only lost be 200 votes. Not terrible for someone who either is taboo, or unelectable. I know I’ve documented the media deceptions, but I’ll throw out a couple more videos, and then finish up with my take on Obamacare.

Busted: Fox News CPAC Ron Paul Video Deception

Ron Paul hate from establishment Republicans

Now that I have that out of my system, I need to tell you what makes Obamacare so bad for America?

I believe there are three reasons why the health care reform is untenable. I think it will actually 1) increase medical costs (we are told it will reduce them), 2) it will make insurance costs prohibitive to most businesses, especially small businesses, and 3) it is estimated to reduce physician salaries by 15% to 20% (but then, they make enough money any way….never mind their $100,000+ student loans that many of them have to repay…..)

1. Obamacare will increase, not decrease, medical costs.

It is an economic truth that government subsidies tend to increase the cost of things. Why do you think that farming is so heavily subsidized? People are told it is to keep the small farmers afloat and thus keep our food prices low. But the truth is that farmers have lobbied for about a hundred and fifty years for these subsidies, so that they can charge higher prices for food and make more money!


If you subsidize farmers, the price of food goes up. If you subsidize education, the price of a degree goes up. If you subsidize health care, the cost of health care goes up!


2. Obamacare will create prohibitive costs for businesses, especially small businesses.

I’ll just quote one thing for this. A 40% tax will be placed on “Cadillac” insurance plans.


These costs will be passed on to the consumer, or will be paid for by laying off employees. You know that rich fat cat employers won’t pay for it out of their own profits if they can avoid it. This is sheer speculation, but I wonder if this was a factor in the recent Pepsi layoffs.

Sidenote: another example of how the little guy gets to suffer, while the corporate big wig makes out like a bandit:


3. Physician income will drop 15% to 20%. Yet we’ll expect them to take better care of us…..? Seriously…..?

This seems to be the best site for this information:


Look, I know a lot of you get mad when someone makes money. (Some of you will think me a hypocrite…I’m mad that Amore is getting two million dollars, not because I don’t want people to make money, I just resent it when they are rewarded by crony capitalism. The money Amore made is fine….but don’t reward him two million for shafting thousands of hard workers!) But the truth is, I want my doctor well paid. I want him to have an incentive to take care of me. How much care would you take of someone if you’re only making minimum wage? When it comes to people, you get what you pay for. When it comes to government, do pay for what others get…..

And these are the reasons Obamacare is not good for the country. The only candidate that seriously wants to repeal it is Ron Paul. And, as a doctor and a student of economics, I think he has a better understanding of the situation than any of the other candidates. I’ll leave you with a video to that effect.

Ron Paul: Obamacare will damage doctor-patient relationship

Ron Paul goes for the gold

Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney today. This was surreal to me, because I had been convinced last year that Donald Trump had embraced conservatism. He called Michael Savage on The Savage Nation, and told Savage how much he loved the book, Trickle Up Poverty, and how much it had opened his eyes. The book made Donald realize that the nation needed to be run like a business, not like an empire.

And then he turns around and endorses another Septicon that would continue running our nation….well, perhaps it is unjust to say Romney would run it like an empire. But at least, it would still be run “business as usual.”

I’m very grateful that some people have cited my little blog, and I’m a little sorry it took so long to get back to finishing this post. I work in retail, as some of you know, and during the first of the month, I get destroyed by all the foodstampers that come in hordes to buy my products….with the money that I as a taxpayer provide. So, not only do I get to work five times as hard, I also get the consolation of knowing that the few dollars extra I may be making are going right into the hands of these hapless foodstampers….its like a hellish Möbius strip…..

But that is not the topic at hand. I’ve been telling you how Ron Paul can revitalize our economy. I’ve cited how he predicted the housing collapse and the dismal unemployment, and hinted that his grasp of economics will be essential in solving our current crises. I’ve documented how spending has gotten completely out of hand, and needs to be drastically cut, quickly, if we are going to crawl out of this Slough of Despond. And I documented that the government has gotten too bloated and intrusive, and needs to go on a diet before it over regulates us back into the dark ages.

And no….I never suggested that we should fire all government workers…..though I absolutely don’t see why we need fifty czars in Washington…..nor how I can be expected to support the tax burden of paying salaries that are twice what I’m making……

On to points 4 and 5…..

4. We need to reestablish the gold standard, and only Ron Paul will do that.

I was watching my son last Sunday, and we were watching Biz Kids. The show was discussing money, what it was and how its value is determined. There was a skit where a Biz Kid shows up with a wheelbarrow full of Weimar Republic currency. The kid was certain they had struck it rich…..only to be told that the wheelbarrow was worth many times more than all the currency it held. Its funny that 9 year old kids are understanding something that Washington willfully refuses to grasp.

Personally, I wish I did know more about this issue. But I think its very curious that the gold standard was done away with by the illustrious Richard Nixon. And I think it interesting that the seventies saw the most drastic downturn in the economy of any time between now this recession, and the Great Depression. I feel the same way about money that I do about men. If they stand for nothing, they’ll fall for anything.

40 Years Ago Today Richard Nixon Killed the Gold Standard

I’m going to do a quick analysis of this video to demonstrate how a simple Macroecon course could have save our country.

First, Nixon promises that the action is temporary, and will only last until the dollar is stable again. Forty years later, and we still are trading funny money based on the “full faith and credit” of America…whatever the heck that is. Its kind of like Woodrow Wilson’s promise that, after WW I, we’d do away with the income tax. You can see how swiftly Washington acted on that promise….

Secondly, Nixon instigated this to “protect against speculators” that would play numbers games with currency that caused instability and increased profits of a few at the expense of the many. This sounds laudable, and would be wonderful if there were any truth to it. Perhaps I just don’t know enough, but it seems to me that it would actually be easier to play such numbers games with money that is largely just “1’s and zeros,” binary bits of our imagination, than it would be to manipulate something that stood for an objective quantity of any precious material.

His last assumption that I want to attack is that, as long as American’s are largely buying American goods, then the value of the dollar will remain largely constant, and won’t be drastically affected by the actions of currency manipulations. But that is no longer true. We now buy most of our goods from China, India, just about anywhere but here. So this point justifying ending the gold standard is utterly out of date.

5. Tax cuts and spending cuts will not be enough to save our nation.

This last point of mine is a little harder to articulate. Tax cuts and spending cuts are all well and good, but we actually need something more fundamental, more basic, more primal, if we are to save our nation. A critic of mine said that firing all government employees won’t stimulate the economy. I won’t deal with the unfairness of the statement. I’ll take it at face value. On the surface, he’s right. Firing all government employees would not stimulate the economy, and would simply destabilize things drastically. But I think the important point is the paradigm of the thing.

It has been said that there is no reality, only perception. I don’t want to embrace or debate the point here, but it is very true that our perceptions radically color our responses to the world. And I would like to ask…..why is it that we assume that the government is the economy.

They taught in Macroecon that the bulk of our GDP is consumption. At that time, government was roughly 20% of the economy, consumption was about 60%, and business was about 20%. The foreign trade was (and is) in the negatives, and theoretically drug our economy down. That’s been quite some time ago. And it has remained largely stable over the years.


Now….we live in a democratic republic founded on principles of individual liberty. So why would we want an economy that is government driven? Please understand, I get the whole corporate greed thing….but do you really think that Washington bureaucrats have your back any more than the slimy CEO. Believe me, it’s not the CEO eating all the cookies in the jar….the Washington insider is getting his share too. When did we decide that Washington knew better how to spend our money than we did?

Ron Paul is the only one that is seriously trying to take the power out of Washington’s hands, and put it into yours.

I’ve gotten a little long-winded here, but I hope I’ve made a few points worth considering. Thanks.


PS: These are good points, too….


Ron Paul’s speech after Florida primary, “We’ve only gotten started….”

Ron Paul on Occupy Wall Street/Crony Capitalism