2016 General Election Early Voting Convenience Centers,Easy Early Voting Locations

2016 General Election Early Voting Convenience Centers  Early Voting begins at the Clerk’s Annex ONLY on Tuesday, October 11.  This location will be open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 5.  Early Voting at the 18 additional locations begins October 22 and ends Saturday, November 5.  These locations will be open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except where otherwise stated in the table below below.
Location Address Hour

98th & Central 120 98th St. NW, Suite B101, B102 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bernalillo County Visitor and Cultural Center 6080 Isleta Blvd. SW Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m

Caracol Plaza 12500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 101 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Central Mercado 301 San Pedro Dr. SE, Suite B, C, D, E Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Clerk’s Annex 1500 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite A Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Daskalos Center 5339 Menaul Blvd. NE Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Desiderio Community Center 117 Tribal Rd. 7036, To’Hajiilee,

NM Tues. – Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Fiesta Del Norte 6001 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite B-3 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Four Hills Shopping Center 13140 Central Ave. SE, Suite 1420 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Holly Plaza 6500 Holly Ave. NE, Suite A-6 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Isleta Elderly Center Bldg. 79 Tribal Rd. 40, Isleta, NM Tues. – Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Los Altos Plaza 4200 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite   B-2 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Los Ranchos Villa 6601 4th St. NW, Suite K, L Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Petroglyph Plaza 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Suite D-1 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sun Country Plaza 9421 Coors Blvd. NW, Suite G, H Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tijeras City Hall 12 Camino Municipal, Tijeras, NM Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

University of New Mexico Student Union Building, Lobo A, B Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. West Bluff Center 5201 Ouray Rd. NW, Suite D-2 Mon. – Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Neurotoxins and Water Part II, by Dr. Pamela Costello

Understanding the Environmental Influences of Neurotoxins on Your Brain:

Contaminated (drinking) Water, Part II

“The best way to detoxify is to stop putting toxic things into the body and depend upon it’s own mechanisms.”   Andrew Weil, MD

Water is the necessary elixir of life. Safe drinking water is fundamental to healthy living.  It

helps maintain body temperature, removes waste from the body, and provides the basic

component of all bodily functions, cellular processes, and all body fluids. It is a renewable

resource, replenished by rain and melted snow. Overuse, new weather patterns, the toxic

byproducts of geoengineering, depleting aquifers, toxic spills, and shrinking glaciers, have all

destabilized previously reliable natural water sources.

The human body is composed primarily of water, and it requires healthy drinking water to

properly flush the kidneys and liver, as well as remove toxins and waste via the colon.

Unfortunately, whether from a well or municipal source, most tap water is far from pure. Heavy

metals such as lead, arsenic, aluminum, fluoride, radiation, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic halide

products (chlorine), and a multitude of other disease-causing toxins, are all found in drinking


The toxicity of our drinking water spans back millenia. Lead toxicity in water was among

the first heavy metals known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews. Through the

centuries, toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic were studied, both as to their

usefulness in industrial purposes, as well as to their toxicity in water, foods, and medicines. As

their use increased, so did the awareness of their poisonous effects on the human body. The

concept of illness resulting from bioaccumulation, or long term storage, of even low dose

exposures to heavy metal toxins, was described by Paracelsus in the early 16th century.

Despite centuries of awareness of disease caused by toxicities in drinking water, we remain

without safe water to drink, as poisons such as lead leach into our tap water from unsafe

plumbing. There are more than 80 “regulated” contaminants and more unregulated toxins

present in most tap water, including silent poisons such as radiation from nuclear arms and

energy industries.

When we drink tap water, we are actually consuming water that contains a mixture of toxic

poisonous chemicals that are rapidly absorbed by our bodies, and stored in our nervous

systems and bones. These stored toxic substances (such as fluoride, lead, mercury, arsenic,

and aluminum), create a constant stimulation of the brain’s immune system, leading to chronic

brain inflammation and excitotoxicity, which have been linked to abnormal brain development

and to neuroinflammatory disorders.

Proper water filtration is necessary to create clean, pure drinking water. To be absolutely

certain you are getting the purest water you can, you need to test water with sufficient, biological

grade sensitivity, as well as to properly filter water.  Caution is necessary, however, as when

radiation toxicity exists; even elaborate sophisticated home systems are inept. Buying

commercially filtered water by a conscientious source, not merely the bottled municipal water

that most water companies deceptively market as ‘pure’, is critical.

Besides adequate water purification, it’s critical to drink  “structured water”, the type of

water found in all of your cells. This water has healing properties, and is naturally created as

water from deep springs, as structured water is created under pressure.

Identifying accumulated or stored neurotoxins, as well as ongoing toxic water sources or

exposures, is a critical step toward achieving maximum health and vitality. By cleansing your

body and eliminating toxins from your environment, your body and brain can begin to heal itself,

prevent disease, and achieve it’s maximum health.

New York Times, Story by, Anahad O’Connor


The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers.

The findings, published on Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, document the beverage industry’s deep financial ties to the health community over the past five years, as part of a strategy to silence health critics and gain unlikely allies against soda regulations.

The study’s authors, Michael Siegel, a professor at the Boston University school of public health, and Daniel Aaron, a student at Boston University’s medical school, scoured public records including news releases, newspaper databases, lobbying reports, the medical literature and information released by the beverage giants themselves. While some of the incidents cited in the study already have been reported by news organizations, the medical journal report is the first to take a comprehensive look at the industry’s strategy of donating to health organizations while at the same time lobbying against public health measures. The study tracked industry donations and lobbying spending from 2011 through 2015, at a time when many cities were mulling soda taxes or other regulations to combat obesity.

“We wanted to look at what these companies really stand for,” said Mr. Aaron, the study’s co-author. “And it looks like they are not helping public health at all — in fact they’re opposing it almost across the board, which calls these sponsorships into question.”

Mr. Aaron said that the industry donations created “clear-cut conflicts of interest” for the health groups that accepted them.

The report found a number of instances in which influential health groups accepted beverage industry donations and then backed away from supporting soda taxes or remained noticeably silent about the initiatives.

In one instance cited in the study, the nonprofit group Save the Children, which had actively supported soda tax campaigns in several states, did an about face and withdrew its support in 2010. The group had accepted a $5 million grant from Pepsi and was seeking a major grant from Coke to help pay for its health and education programs for children.

Responding to the new research, Save the Children said, in a statement, that the group in 2010 had decided to focus on early childhood education, and that its decision to stop supporting soda taxes “was unrelated to any corporate support that Save the Children received.”

When New York proposed a ban on extra-large sodas in 2012, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics cited “conflicting research” and didn’t support the effort. The academy accepted $525,000 in donations from Coke in 2012. The following year it took a $350,000 donation from the company.

The academy said it no longer has a sponsorship relationship with the beverage firms.

The N.A.A.C.P. and the Hispanic Federation have publicly opposed anti-soda initiatives despite disproportionately high rates of obesity in black and Hispanic communities. Coke made more than $1 million in donations to the N.A.A.C.P. between 2010 and 2015, and more than $600,000 to the Hispanic Federation between 2012 and 2015. The groups did not respond to requests for comment.

“The beverage industry is using corporate philanthropy to undermine public health measures,” said Kelly D. Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke, who was not involved in the new research.

The American Diabetes Association accepted $140,000 from the company between 2012 and 2014. The American Heart Association received more than $400,000 from Coke between 2010 and 2015. And the National Institutes of Health received nearly $2 million from Coke between 2010 and 2014.

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