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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

Trumps broad Characterization of Muslims and Hispanics as Criminals based on the actions of a very few is Morally wrong.

Trump is insinuating that Hispanics and Muslims are criminals.He is founding this argument on the isolated criminal actions of a very few people,so few that they have almost no statistical bearing.this is morally wrong and indicative of fascism and a tyrant.Martin Luther king taught us all “Judge not a man by the color of his skin,but by the content of his character”.I will not broadly characterize the vast majority of Latinos or Muslims as villains,rapist or criminals because of the crimes of an isolated few.I know in my heart that the majority of Hispanics and Muslims are honest hard working god fearing people.I will judge each person by the content of their character and I will not judge them because of alternative facts or the workings of a tyrant.I believe in America,I believe as an american it is my duty to protect my country and countrymen,but i will not sacrifice freedom for security.By going against the tide,by not following the fascist status quo of racial persecution,I am becoming an even brighter beacon of humanity and whats right and I encourage others to do the same.

Paisanos: The Best Italian Restaurant in the Southwest.

Paisano’s restaurant is the best restaurant in the Albuquerque.Not only does the restaurant use all homemade ingredients like pasta,chips and bread,but they also use authentic traditional recipes and methods from the old country.As the owner said “the kitchen is like a little grandmas kitchen in Italy” and they still do things that same way.If you like all fresh ingredients as well as homemade, Paisano’s is the place to be.The taste of the food is pure,that’s the best way to put it,pure authenticity.

 1935 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87112

 (505) 298-7541

 

https://www.zomato.com/albuquerque-nm/paisanos-albuquerque

It is the presidents job, duty and obligation to utilize the press of the American People. 

The constitution of The United States of America ensures freedom of the press,for the president to do anything contrary to this is a slap in the face to every American. The White House belongs to the people, and the presidency is to serve the people.Denial of the press to enter the White House shows the true character of this tyrant and we the people should move towards impeachment.

We must remember D-day and all the lives lost in the fight against Fascism, Lest we repeat it!

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On June 6th,1944, hundreds of thousands of Americans sent brave members of their family to liberate Europe and the world from Nazi Germany. The operation was called Operation Overlord, and it was the largest, deadliest and most heroic invasion in the history of the world. Thousands of American service members landed on the beaches of Normandy France facing heavy gunfire many lost their lives. The United States Led the assault because a dictator told the German people he would maker their country great again, he then took over the press and began demonizing minorities in that country, as he wanted a superior Anglo race. Most of his anger was directed to Jewish People In which he killed 6 Million Jewish men women and children. Adolf Hitler lied to his people, lied to the world, and caused World War II. The whole world united against fascism, but his axis of evil was too powerful and only the United States Could turn the tide. The whole world remembers what our country did, what our ancestors did on the beaches of Normandy that day. We sent our very best to fight for humanity, for freedom, and justice, and the fair treatment of all.
When facing the challenges we face today in our society we must remember our history. We are those troops that landed on Normandy, their spirits lives in our blood! We cannot forget what they did, and we cannot let any politicians try to make us ignorant of history or lead us to believe that oppressing people is right. We as a people must be vigilant about our rights and our culture and the national status quo in which we live. We are nation built by immigrant and defended by immigrants, we should be the most open to immigrants.
The problems facing The United States today are not immigrants, the problems are corporations meddling in our government and showing favoritism to the rich. This ruins our system, we can’t have corporations outsourcing jobs and we must tax the rich like everyone else. Our system runs off of equality and production, when there are disparities the schools fall apart, the infrastructure, the immigration system, many and many other government systems decline to inadequate funds caused by poor taxing and lack of jobs. Whatever we do, we cannot forget the reason why we landed on Normandy, the liberation of the world from fascism, hate, racism, oppression, prejudice and the destruction of the idea that all men are created equal. This is our reminder, our part of history that guides our actions for the future. We cannot forget history or we will repeat it.

The privatization of American prisons is a conflict of interest between corporations,the people and the true role of the government.

The privatization of our prison systems is a conflict of interest between the government, corporations and the people of America. We the people should never put ourselves in a position where corporations use the government to make money. America is the greatest country on earth but if we allow corporations to create a military industrial complex and destroy our rights as individuals then we are letting ourselves down as well as the  vision of our founding fathers. All of our systems are the best, our judicial system, our legislative system and our executive system are all the best, but when we let corporations influence our government we are finished. I am a capitalist, I believe in corporations, but I believe I am a true capitalist in the sense that I believe corporations should stay out of the government realm and compete amongst each other on the global market, corporations should also fairly rise and fall instead of getting government assistance, this helps for new funds to enter the global financial markets, without government intervention and allows societies and governments to function a way that actually helps corporations in the long run; by creating more and  better consumers.  

Some local Media publications jumping on the racist bandwagon.

Some local New Mexican TV and Newspaper entities are jumping on the Racist bandwagon by publishing stories on “Mexican Cartels” and the “Mexican Criminal element” why weren’t they publishing these stories before Donald trumps demonization of Hispanics and immigrants?News should benefit all people in a community and it shouldn’t be tailored either to oppress or to gain ratings on the misfortune of others. 

New Mexico Car Dealership Does Things Differently:Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai Gives Customers Full Price Disclosure on All vehicles.

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Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai on Lomas is Doing Something Completely Different for Citizens of the Duke City.Under the Guidance of General Manager Felipe “Flip” Torrez the dealership is providing customers with full disclosures on car prices and values. The program Implemented By Mr.Torrez is called “the Upfront Price Guarantee”, affording customers with a new informational/consultative buying experience.Southwest Hyundai is the first and only dealership to offer this kind of service in the State of New Mexico and retains the title “Home of the Upfront Price guarantee”

For More Information On this new Program that’s helping buyers have a better experience visit Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai at 8800 Lomas Blvd Se Albuquerque New Mexico Or call 505-804-4774.lhmhyundaialbsw

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.

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