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As a local entrepreneur I have attempted many types of businesses in the Albuquerque metro area,most of my ventures were in the realm of online websites and blogs,over the years I have created a Vast empire of online websites and blogs,however many of them failed,as it was a learning process,and then coupled with my education in English literature from New Mexico State University I wanted to create a blog where I could just write,After making personal blogs and journals to no avail my journey suddenly blossomed into a site I just created on a whim called the DukeCityTimes.Com This site is my most prized online publication reflecting the beauty and culture found in Albuquerque New Mexico, The DUKE CITY!The growth of this online newspaper has exploded exponentially and is ever expanding into print! I don''t have enough man hours or time to handle the work alone and am always looking for people to help me write,edit,report,publish,its truly is the media publishing business at its best.So thats how it happened,I'm still an entrepreneur and I'm looking at starting other publications/ventures,but it all started with the DukeCityTimes.Com ! thank you and please stop by and visit us again! sincerely,
Stephen K . Judy
Owner/Founder
DukeCityTimes.Com

Federal Judge Halts Trumps Tyrannical Immigration Ban.

President Donald Trump thought he would be able to Move forward with an immigration ban that may be unconstitutional.Although many critics believe the president has a right to deny immigrants from entering the United States,there are certain law and rights that must be upheld as the Federal Judge Has found.The Immigration ban has been halted,Trump asked the Justice department to Submit an emergency motion to to the federal court of appeals to reinstate the ban,as of now the ban has been denied.

Low Turn out at Trump Inauguration

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Trump Inaugural Livestream

 

There was A very low Turn Out at President Trumps January 20th Inauguration.Many people Say Trump rallied the American people but it doesn’t really show their support with such low numbers at the inauguration.Compared to President Obama’s inauguration the turnout was nil.

 

The Karma Cafe:Operating on Good Will

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The Karma Cafe has Opened its doors and is now serving guest.It is interesting that this cafe is doing business in such a way.It seems that this restaurant is primarily operating on the Buddhist Ideology of karma, where you pay what you can after the meal,as what goes around comes around,But how does this function in a capitalistic country?Would people just go eat and then pay what they can if its less than the cost and overhead of preparing the meal?Or will once in a while a kind soul will come and impart more payment then needed as a sign of good will?Either way the restaurant is unique and the concept interesting.In america anything goes,you never know in such a country of extreme wealth and opportunity hopefully the restaurant will thrive and do well.So in the spirit of Karma,We Wish You the Best Karma cafe!

visit the Karma Cafe!
Address: 1617 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Hours:

Open  9AM–3PM

Crime Rampant,Schools Decaying,Police Problems,Drugs everywhere, Mayors solution? Build a $300 Million dollar Bus Lane Down Central.

 

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Albuquerque is one of the most crime ridden cities in the United States. Not only do we have a major crime problem,but we also have high drop out rates,high teen pregnancy and a major drug problem, on top of that, we have decaying schools and even worst, corruption in our police department. With all this being said,what does our mayor do?He spends our hard earned money,not on improving our community,but on a $300 million dollar Bus lane that we don’t even need!Some say so he can throw money at his contractor friends that way they can pay him political contributions when he runs for Governor. Our city has suffered the death of three beautiful children at the hands of criminals,crime is rampant,people are shooting up stores and the mayor spends money on a street project many of the businesses on central dislike and didn’t even get the chance to vote for,nonetheless sued the city over. Even more,the bus lane project is having issues being approved by the federal government for additional funding,this city is in a quagmire of a mess. One would think that a public official would look after the best interest of the people by prioritizing what needs to be done, when you have all theses serious issues that need to be fixed,a useless bus lane down central is the last thing we are concerned about;maybe next time when it comes to electing our leadership,we’ll think twice.

Thousands Protest North Dakota Oil Pipeline

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With major advances in solar technology and the scientific proof that global warming is real,oil companies continue to alter society in a way that furthers oil dependence.Thousands of protesters continue to protest the North Dakota oil pipeline.Despite fierce opposition the North Dakota governor continues to approve of this project.Throughout all of america there have been protest for many different and vitally important causes,the election of fraudulent politicians,police murders,and the destruction of the environment.Some suggest that the protest should be economic,rallying funds towards special causes as well as boycotting certain industries,this may be the way to go.

Albuquerque’s A.R.T project construction breaks water line, waste thousands of gallons of water and taxpayer’s money

The much contested and allegedly fraudulent Route 66 A.R.T project has apparently made a major mistake– busting a water line and sending thousands of gallons of water and taxpayer’s money down the drain. The people of Albuquerque were not allowed a valid vote on this project and are now essentially paying for the wasted water. Mayor Berry and his team went forward and basically slid the project behind the peoples back and not only do the citizens have to deal with the destruction of the original route 66, but they now have to watch as a precious resource in their beloved desert city gets washed away.

 

 

Trump’s controversial deals could cost him the race

Trump’s unending controversial statements has caused his campaign to fall further in the polls.  Many Republicans have called for Trump to change his tune, but not only hasn’t he changed, he has even gone so far as opting to fire and replace his top advisers.  Some say nothing will change unless Trump’s colorful and bombastic way of irritating people ceases, which does not seem likely.  If he doesn’t start marching to the beat of a different drum, he may just force the majority of Americans people to vote him out of the race come November.

Looking out for New Mexico: Pass a “No Corporate/Industrial Tax” Law

When Gov. Richardson passed a law that grants tax breaks for Film Production companies to film in New Mexico, the movie industry flocked to New Mexico and still continues to do so!  Now let’s do the same for businesses and industrial manufacturing.  If we passed a law that removes taxes for new businesses and factories linked in Wyoming and Nevada, New Mexico would boom with opportunities.  Job employment would go through the roof and we could start moving away from being one of the poorest states economically to becoming an oasis of opportunity.  Our leadership has failed us and it’s time that we start petitioning and voting to pass laws which will attract new businesses instead of just watching as the state lags behind.  We need to make dramatic changes and this is the first step towards creating many more higher paying jobs.  Help fight to eliminate the corporate and industrial tax!

Why is the city of ABQ using private contractors to build A.R.T instead of local city/county workers or those from the Department of Transportation?

With New Mexico’s history, wouldn’t it be appropriate if the city built A.R.T with city workers?  Potentially, it could save a little bit of taxpayer money that way… check out the breakdown via the link below:

 

http://www.savecentralabq.com/about/

Are Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton even worthy of YOUR vote?

 

The word Vote on a red ballot box for collecting votes and ballo                    Many of us are not so sure. While we don’t want another corrupt politician in office, Trump seems to be taking notes straight out of Hitler’s playbook. “Let’s make Germany great again…let’s rebuild our industry… no Jews!”  Hitler was vicious in attacking any opposition, as is Trump.  It seems all politicians are crooked, and here is the truth on the matter– Clinton would certainly carry out the status quo of the .01% ruling America by sending jobs overseas and essentially oppressing and exploiting the American people by allowing no chance for upward mobility.  If push came to shove, at least she would also have Bill for some stability and our hopes would then be that we’d simply carry on for the next 4-8 years.  With Trump? Yes, the country could become stronger economically and yes, a lot of great things could happen, but racism would explode furthermore.  According to the Washington Post and other outlets, Trump is a racist, the vast majority of the .01% is racist, and to sum up this election we can either continue the status quo of corporate corruption or throw a racist slant on it… but is there a lesser of two evils?  They are both terrible candidates and some are wondering if maybe we shouldn’t even vote.  Who knows, maybe this is all a joke and something good will happen and Johnson or Sanders come back to the table. Until then, start taking yoga and meditation because you’re gonna need it.

 

New web series “Cholo” accepting Albuquerque actors

The new web series “Cholo” is openly looking for actors and applicants– the goal is to give them an opportunity to be SAG eligible as well as to help expand their fast growing series. The show is based in Albuquerque, “The Duke City”, and features the day-to-day madness of the city streets. The different factions of cholos, vigilantes, angry victims, detectives and bystanders is designed to be very entertaining.  If you want to be in this drama just call 505-804-4774 and most likely you’ll get some form of cast or part.  Check out “Cholo” on dukecityfilm.com or their YouTube channel: dukecityfilm.

505 Restaurants: Great places to eat in the Duke City

Is your daily burrito starting to become a drag?  There are a lot of great places to eat around Albuquerque. We’ve compiled a list of our faves, feel free to add yours in the comment section below.

Grove Cafe & Market

El Patio De Albuquerque

Barelas Coffee House

DG’s Deli

Frontier

Golden Pride

Mac’s La Sierra

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe

Jasmine’s Mediterranean

Library Bar & Grill

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

Monte Vista Firestation Restaurant & Bar

Dog House Drive In

Little Anitas

Q Burger

Los Ortiz Tamale Kitchen

Alien Space Kitchen Rocks New Mexico!

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With a sound resembling a mixture of Radiohead and The Clash, Alien Space Kitchen is rocking the locals of New Mexico.  Be prepared, these three are good.  With Noelle on drums, T. Messal aka “Mess” on bass, and Dru on guitar you will be rocked.  The band’s bio states they started as a duo when songwriter Dru Vaughter recruited Noelle to play drums and assist with vocals on a new recording project.  The result was their award-winning debut album “Just A.S.K.”  Although the original two were happy with their progress, what they truly desired was a power-trio configuration.  They believed that with the addition of bass, the songs could bask in their full garage-rock glory.  In 2013 good fortune shone upon A.S.K. when L.A. legend Messal came out of retirement to join the band.  Mess has toured the world with critically acclaimed bands Flies on Fire, VOMF, and Vitamade. When asked why he decided to get back in the game, most often he says it is because of the music.  Other times he says it was something in the water.  The rest of the band doesn’t care why, they’re just glad he did.

The band member’s influences include X, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Music Machine, WITCH, The Replacements, Kid Congo, Ohio Players, and The Kinks, to name a few. The band is also influenced by outer space… here’s what may or may not be true about the individual members and alien abductions:  Dru may have been abducted but has no recollections;  Noelle has never been abducted and knows just why;  Mess claims that he has been an abductee and has abducted a few himself.  The triangulation of these differing experiences translates in musical terms like a time-bomb of the future.  Check it out or check yourself in.

 

 

Stake out the following links to learn more about Alien Space Kitchen and be sure to see them at your local venue.

http://www.alienspacekitchen.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/AlienSpaceKitchen/1523300654562300
https://www.instagram.com/alienspacekitchen/
http://www.reverbnation.com/alienspacekitchen
http://www.alienspacekitchen.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/alien-space-kitchen

to book this band contact:

 Noelle: 505-350-1764 or Dru: 505-203-5802

 

 

Parallax Vision Films: Local cinematographer raises the bar in the New Mexico film industry

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27 year old Allen Hrynick is no stranger to video production.  In fact, with drone technology and a wide variety of cameras, he’s pushing the norm for the New Mexico film community.  With so much open space and the standard need for high level shots in film, new drone technology is very useful…and Allen is a pro.   He not only uses drones to film movies, he also works on other projects such as music videos and webisodes.  And if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he is a writer and editor as well.  If you are looking for any type of production work give Allen a call.  You can learn more about him and PVF by contacting:

Allen Hrynick

Parallax Vision Films

519 Central Ave NW, Albuquerqu, NM 87102

Allen@parallaxvisionfilms.com

505-948-8611

 

 

Solar Energy: the cancer-reducing gold rush

New Mexico is filled with a lot of sun and a lot of land.  What would be in the best interest of its citizens is to pass laws that allow flexibility when it comes to off-grid living and, you guessed it, solar energy.  The next gold rush is upon us and if we are smart we will embrace it and revitalize our state and the state it’s in.   Let’s say “screw the oil companies” and invest solely in solar technology.  This will help the planet overall by:

Ridding the Duke City and others of smug, thus reducing cancer and other ailments.

Ceasing the war on oil overseas and reducing the cost and demond for oil in general.

Putting more money in the pockets of the 99%.  Less money spent on energy bills and gas equals more money they’ll be able to put towards education, healthcare costs, other bills, or other markets in the economy.

Helping to slow (and hopefully stop) global warming.  Shall we go through all of the wonderous effects this would have on the planet?

Solar technology is the new gold rush.  It can replace and even create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and ventures, but it can only happen when every state makes the big move.  For now we are hindered by our reliance on oil, but eventually we will either be forced to make a change or we will suffer the concequences of our refusal to change.  Spread the word!  We cannot sacrifice our planet and our lives just because we love the history of the oil industry and how it has helped America boom.  The oil industry is an old,  slowly dying dinosaur, and soon will become ancient like the fossil fuels it is taken from.  The time has come for us to make a positive impact on our planet, to improve, and to let outdated technology go to bed.  Wake up to the sun!  The solar age is upon us and we should embrace it.

Large number of businesses along ABQ’s central corridor disapprove of A.R.T plan– law suits filed.

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Businesses on Albuquerque’s central corridor thrive off of passing automobiles and the customers they bring.   Many locals say that reducing the number of lanes on central and replacing one with a dedicated rapid transit system, replaces consumers passing in their car  with others who will remain on the bus for their commute to/from work and school.  Nob Hill specifically has been known to attract people who drive from all over the city to visit its eclectic and eccentric shops, bars, and restaurants.   Unfortunately, A.R.T isn’t connected to Rio Rancho or any other part of the city and these people come from affluent cities all over the state to spend their money, and they travel by automobile.  A.R.T would destroy this market, as the majority of its users would be students and people trying to get out of the sun.  A.R.T could spell a disaster for the central corridor– it is not a real light rail system, and it does not go under intersections at major crossroads.  This could have a devastating effect of local businesses, so who would be responsible?   With so many businesses in disagreement, the city seems to be carrying on with a blind eye, almost disregarding the will of the people, its seems as if the powers that be are more interested in their lofty egos than in what the people are saying. If A.R.T was a real train, kind of like the one on Tingley but better, went under the streets and connected Rio Rancho to the central corridor then it would be great! But that’s not the plan and for $80 million dollars is it worth it or is it a sham?$80 million dollars to run a bulldozer down central and create a middle lane and then put a bus on it and call it rapid transit? I could bulldoze central with a Bull-Dozer for a million, paint strips on it for another million and buy 6 busses for 3 million, where’s all this money going? What officials and what private companies are involved in this project and whose hands are in whose pockets? This sounds like another New Mexico take money from the people sham and the only other problem here is the businesses will feel the pain when they take out those lanes, sorry to say, but doesn’t seem like A.R.T is good for the Duke City , either is whoever came up with this idea.

 

 

 

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New non-profit organization seeks to be the voice of New Mexico

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The Voice Of New Mexico, a new non-profit organization, has a vision of looking out for the people of the Enchanted State, keeping their best interests in minds, and even going so far as to putting money back into their pockets.  Too often do we pay taxes that are distributed unfairly and unethically, and it is about time to start making things happen for the other 99% of the people and no longer for the rich and powerful.  Our goal is to represent everyone through a fundraising that realigns our priorities and creates projects that benefit the people who need it the most.  We must rally our voices collectively so that we have the power again.  This power will fuel the city, feed the hungry, and reestablish our economy.  We believe through this organization that we can put money back in the pockets of the 99%, fight political corruption, and fight the exploitation of our people.  It is time to redraw the lines between the poor, the rich, and the disappearing middle class. This organization is dedicated to the people of New Mexico.  This is our state.  Our voices will be heard!

 

City Counselor Klarissa Pena talks about A.R.T and her vision for District 3:

City Counselor Klarissa Pena is one of the Duke City’s best public officials.  Amidst the controversy of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, which many citizens disagree with, she was one of two city counselors who chose to represent the people and voted NO on A.R.T.  She saw through the plans that will essentially and negatively affect local business owners, especially along Central Avenue and our historic and beloved Nob Hill district, and voted NO.  The Duke City Times has endorsed Klarissa Pena and ask that you give her your support in the coming election as she is a true voice for the people of our great city.

Art De La Cruz talks about his role as County Commissioner and what Latinos can do to help our community:

How can Latinos can improve their political power in New Mexico?  De la Cruz has some insight on the matter.  He is the Country Commissioner for Bernalillo County, the most populated county in New Mexico.  De La Cruz is well known and admired throughout the Duke City and is one of our favorite public officials.

Duke City Times publisher speaks on Trump protest in an interview with radio show and news website INFOWARS:

 

 

While at the “No Trump In America” rally, an organized protest during Donald Trump’s visit to New Mexico, Duke City Times publisher Stephen Judy was interviewed by a reporter for Alex Jones’ radio show and news website INFOWARS.  Judy spoke about the gross injustices that are happening in American politics and how they affect our community and the rest of the country.  Much of our aggression has been focused on Trump mainly because of his unending racial comments and his mannerism similar to those part of an oligarchy.  When the video was published, Judy was surprised to see himself labeled as a “Local Socialist Reporter” and has since then stated that it doesn’t bother him but he would like to make it known that he does not consider himself as such.  Instead he views himself as an independent reporter that truly cares about the overall well being of the American people and what is in the overall best interests for the people in his hometown of Albuquerque.

In his statement to Duke City Times reporter Josh Foster he commented, “It’s funny they labeled me like that.  Maybe it was just the environment, the context that I was reporting on, and the rioting… I wanted to make known the injustices being done.  I wish that the reporter would change the title, but all in all it doesn’t matter.  I know who I am, I fight to be the voice of my people and they know that…that’s all that matters.”

Thousands Protest Donald Trump Rally at Albuquerque Convention Center:

The people of The Duke City express their disapproval of Trump in mass protest.

Thousands show up to the Albuquerque Convention Center to protest Donald Trump’s visit to New Mexico.

 

Out of all the presidential rallies in New Mexico, this one in particular seemed to attract the most.  Why? So many of our citizens disagree with Trump.  People were chanting “no hate in our state” amidst other clever things.  It seemed there were more people against Trump outside than there were entering the convention center to see him.  Many of those interviewed felt Trump was racist and heartless. What is your opinion?

China’s Claim to the Spratly Islands–Unjustified?

China has been stemming much controversy as of late through the claiming of the Spratly Islands and the building of military bases on their land.  The islands are very far from the Chinese mainland and much closer to Vietnam and the Philippines–two others laying claim to the islands.  It seems in this instance that China has gone too far in claiming these islands and is just trying to expand its territory in a way that will dominate Southeast Asia.  As the Spratly Islands are very far from the Chinese mainland, are UN and Nato treaties to block china justified?

Bernie Sanders visits Albuquerque– huge response with thousands of supporters at the convention center.

When Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came to Albuquerque last night, thousands of people flocked to the rally.  Considered by many as one of the most humble American politicians in America since the civil rights movement, Bernie Sanders has no problem appealing to the people.  Sanders is even considered to be in the same realm of character as Washington or Kennedy with a message that addresses the problems of America and the .01% billionaire class that rule it today.  Thousands in the The Duke City continue to show their love and support of Sanders.

UN News – Colombia: UN chief welcomes agreement to separate children from FARC

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement by the Colombian Government and a long-time opposition group Sunday of an agreement to separate and reintegrate children associated with the insurgent force.

Source: UN News – Colombia: UN chief welcomes agreement to separate children from FARC

Fixing our Justice System:Attorney,Decorated APD Police Officer and Local Citizen Vow’s To Bring Leadership and balance To The Bernalillo County District Attorneys Office.

Edmund “Ed” Perea Knows the Streets Of Albuquerque,As a Gang task force officer,Unit Supervisor,Graduate of The FBI national Academy and assistant Prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District,if anyone know how to reduce crime and bring balance to the DA’s Office,Its Ed Perea. Bernalillo County needs a well rounded District Attorney that can honorably bridge the gap between the scandal ridden Albuquerque Police Department and a questionable District attorney’s office;Ed Perea is that man.

Ed Perea is a former APD officer, that has worked  as a Unit supervisor as well as a member of the hardened APD Gang Task-force,Not only has he risen from the ranks But he is also an attorney and someone who knows the city well,not just another pencil pusher in a suit.The challenge for Mr.Perea will be if he can make Un-biased decisions regarding  the public,the DA’s Office,and the Albuquerque Police Department.If He is successful,Albuquerque Has the Best Candidate for the Office.A candidate that knows the streets,the Law, and the issues that challenge our community.

Right now the City is at war,crime is high so is corruption,families are caught in the middle,leaving them embittered at police doing there job,people breaking the law,and corruption fueling a viscous cycle;It would take a special person to break this cycle and bring organization to the county.

The Duke City Times is proud of being the Voice of the People.We only select The very Best.We feel that if Ed Perea can overcome the political infighting between APD and the DA’s Office,and Bring in balance,leadership and stability,then he is by far the best candidate for the Job and would do wonders for our Beloved Duke City,therefore, we gladly Endorse Mr.Perea As our Next Bernalillo County District Attorney and wish him all the best in his campaign!

 

 

“Ed Perea is the only  candidate the can bring true Leadership and Balance Between APD and the District Attorney’s office,thus unifying the agencies and make our community safer. ”

-The Duke City Times

 

SUSPECTED MURDERER OF 11 YEAR OLD NAVAJO GIRL ASHLYNNE MIKE APPREHENDED

27 year old Tom Begaye was arrested yesterday and brought before a federal Judge today in Farmington.The whole state and Navajo Nation are breathing a sigh of relief after it seemed the suspect might of got away.Citizens all over the state,country,and Navajo Nation are seeking that Tom Begaye is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for taking that innocent girls life.

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