Construction Workers Nationwide Being Thrown to the Wolves?

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Workers Worried They Are at Higher Risk of Catching Covid-19

Cristal M Clark 

One of our nations essential workforce no one is talking about are our construction workers who are in most states being considered essential employees. These men and women are among the least protected of all work forces.

They often times do not have quick access to soap an water while on the job site, many are forced to share a porta-potty and if you have ever been in one those cleanliness is not a priority. Some sites have 50 or more workers, they work in close contact with one another all day. The workers go from the job to a food truck or to the nearest gas station for foods during breaks and lunch, having not properly washed their hands. The White House asked many construction companies to donate their stock of N95 masks to help alleviate shortages at local medical facilities and that leaves workers exposed to a plethora of things including Covid-19. On bigger jobs where they do interior work they are often times confining as many as five to 10 people into small interior spaces. A few times while driving in and around Denver the past couple of weeks, workers will be gathered outside in large groups.

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All of this is leaving many workers to begin to worry for their own well being and safety not to mention that many of these workers go home to families whose ages range from young to elderly. These men and women can get the virus, carry it over to the food truck, or to the gas station, home and then the family who does the grocery shopping can carry it into public, every person they come into contact with will pass the virus.

So as we look to get a good distance ahead of the virus, what are we doing as a nation to protect those that actually do the building of our nation?

Cristal M Clark

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White Supremacist Planned To Blow Up Hospital

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Missouri Racism at it’s Upmost Worst – Coronavirus Bomber

Cristal M Clark

Last week a Missouri man who just so happens to be a white supremacist planned to blow up a hospital just to further his cause and beliefs. Not quite the way one would normally go about recruiting followers and believers but to each his own I suppose.

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According to the summary of the case an FBI advisory sent to law enforcement Monday said that 36-year old Timothy Wilson met with an undercover FBI employee and spoke about setting off a vehicle bomb at a hospital because of “the increased impact given the media attention on the health sector” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Timothy and the undercover agent in fact visited the hospital and discussed the attack in detail. Sounds like quite a lovely man no?

Agent’s however had already been watching over dear Timothy, who had purchased several bags of fertilizer which we all know can be used as a bomb component which he kept in a storage unit. Timothy in fact, came under investigation back in September, when the FBI arrested a Ft. Riley, Kansas, solider, Jarrett William Smith.

Agents said Jarrett told others how to make bombs and talked about wanting to carry out attacks in the U.S. They said he and Timothy talked about how to make explosive devices “to further their racially motivated violent extremist ideology.”

“Wilson had taken the necessary steps to acquire materials needed to build an explosive device, kept close track of Wilson in order to protect public safety.”

Back on March 24, Timothy met the undercover agent at the storage unit and picked up what he thought was a working bomb but it was actually constructed by the FBI, so it was non-working.

Timothy was killed in a shootout when the FBI attempted to arrest him, naturally he really did want to go out in a blaze of glory.

Cristal M Clark

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Covid-19 in US Long Before March?


What the US Government Did Wrong

Cristal M Clark 

An increasing number of news reports are spreading the growing theory that Covid-19 was already in the United States back in late December-early January and if any of you had what I did, you would in fact be in total agreement with that theory. 

Symptoms of Covid-19:




difficulty breathing (severe cases)

Some reports circulating indicate it was here as early as November however experts agree that is simply not possible. 

Show of hands, who fell ill back in January? I had H1N1 years ago and thought that was bad, but this past January, I became so ill I was told I looked like death. It hit hard and fast over a weekend, fever, I thought I had the stomach flu because I was unable to eat or drink anything, I cannot recall my sense of smell but I did not exhibit the typical body aches and pains one normally has when getting the seasonal flu, then by Monday I was struggling to breath, in the end I had a cough that took forever to clear. I felt as if something was on or in my chest, in my lungs and it was not moving out, and the cough was dry and the feeling took roughly two weeks to get through. 

I have spoken to several individuals here in Colorado who describe a similar experience back in late December and early January. None of us were tested for Covid-19, which begs the question, why not? 

Everyone I know pulled through without having to be hospitalized as well. 

A few of us however were in fact just recently off of antibiotic treatment for more traditional seasonable cold and flu complications. I usually get an acute sinus infection when I get hit with a seasonal cold, which requires antibiotic treatment. I finished my antibiotic treatment roughly 3 weeks before I got hit with what I got in January and that was worse than what I had in December. 

So what did the United States Government get wrong? Well, everyone knew about the virus back in early December, perhaps for some in our Government we knew before then, we should have been getting ready for it then. We also should have been testing for it a long time ago and getting ready for it a long time ago as well. 

Today, we should be testing individuals who were suspected of already having the virus to better determine how long it’s really been here in the US and what the actual survival rate is. That testing could in fact prove key in finding ways to better treat it before it becomes life threatening because most of us that got it were either treating it at home or had been given antibiotics because it was thought to be an acute upper respiratory illness. 

When we become reactionary we make knee jerk decisions rather than taking just one step back and looking at the situation in its totality. 

My gut tells me that in fact Covid-19 was in the US long before March hit and we were silently treating it as an entirely different illness. Isn’t it time we learned the truth about that rather than coming up with excuses so as to avoid that truth?

Cristal M Clark

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Communities Shut Down, Working Class Suffers


Covid-19 Fallout Worse Than Imagined 

Cristal M Clark 

The number of communities moving to stay at home orders came too late because people were already not following the recommended guidelines, which put us all at a greater risk. Unemployment numbers are skyrocketing to epic proportions, while those trying to file are crashing state unemployment sites just because everyone is trying to file at the same time. And as an added bonus we have dueling politicians who are completely failing at putting together an adequate stimulus package. While they all have agenda’s they are failing to meet the needs of a public whose worry increases by the day. 

On social media people are getting into vicious arguments, some are politically ranting to a post someone thought funny or a news article they shared with regards to the current situation. Threats, name calling and the like are running rampant. Young people want to burn it all down and are behaving badly, older generations want to blame one side or the other. Trump doesn’t have a clue what is actually going that is pretty clear. His biggest concern is that this country is basically economically shut down. He is right about that however we need to get a cure in place before we run out and risk lives again. No one knows just how many people are infected and hospitals are not yet equipped enough to deal with nor care for the sick. 

So what is the answer?


The Senate needs to wake up and look at what American’s are actually feeling, it’s all over social media and that angst is mounting and swelling. Soon it will boil over. 

One question readers keep sending my way is why did our government not take this more seriously before it made its way here? Why were more preventative restrictions on travel not put into place months ago? 

I cannot answer that question honestly because I am looking at a current leadership structure and system that just doesn’t give a fuck. Each side is bickering about things that are simply not important right now. Yes we’d all love to see large corporations be held more accountable but right now is not the time to argue about that when the very people who make those corporations run, not leaders or shareholders of them, the actual out of work individuals are the ones suffering for every single decision, lack of good judgement and failures from the leadership in this country. 

Take care of your people first, deal with your wants, meal ticket needs and deals later. One illness brought our entire nation to a dead stop and to it’s very knees and we had been warned, countless times. The world is watching our leadership crumble and buckle under the weight of this, while they all stepped forward and took and dipped into pocket books to help their working class. 

Our society is a direct reflection of our leadership and it shows on social media by the way we are treating each other, it shows on the news as many blatantly disregard staying home, being out in large groups, panic shopping. 

Will the Senate finally wake up or would that be asking too much?

Cristal M Clark

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Covid-19 – America’s Grade


American’s Feeling Unsafe, Uncertain, Letdown

Cristal M Clark 

Overall Grade: F+

This past week put thousands of American’s out of work, many of which are now worried about paying bills. To date our Government has done very little to calm those growing fears. As those fears swell, so will the already angry environment we have become. 

In America our answer to job loss is a meger unemployment, which does not meet any basic needs. Unlike in the UK where the structure put into place actually pays the out of work individual his or her salary they had been making so that they can continue to sustain the economy and people can still pay their bills. 

Here in the US we receive a huge fuck you, go into debt, lose all your shit and welcome back to a workforce that will no longer pay livable wages, yet we are not going to force the economy to alighn itself with anything other than greed, driven by both the corporate world and our very own government. 

Right before everything collapsed, 4 members of congress sold off their stocks making huge profits, which they did illegally because they utilized details from a briefing, which you, I or Martha Stewart would go to prison for. 

All of our lowest paid, lowest skilled workers, the ones no one wants to pay more than a meger $15 per hour are all stepping forward to help keep grocery stores, fast food, gas stations, open and running for the rest of us most of which are in fact panic shopping. Consumers freaked out so much due to a media driven panic, that the elderly and disabled are left empty handed when trying to buy food or basic necessities, our first responders are lacking basic necessities while they care for those hospitalized with Covid-19. 


Our country, our infrastructure, our current systems in place, they do not work to bring an established society back from something like this. 

That said, when will we get back to normal? We don’t because the real question should be, what will our new normal be?

Financially, people are ruined, companies closed within a week, laid off workers in masses, are claiming they cannot afford to stay open. Many of the smaller companies may never be able to reopen and those that do will not be able to afford to bring back all of their laid off staff much less pay the wages they had been after taking such a huge financial hit. That’s the thing no one is talking about right? How many companies are going to just be gone, will people go back to the wages they had? The answer to that can be found in the aftermath of 2008. 

People have been slowly rebuilding their lives since 08, we have rent, house payments, car payments, credit card debt, student loans, and all of the other payments that go along with being an adult who lives, works and contributes to society. Companies who provide all of those things need to also step up here and help the society who gave them our business. I am not saying that car loans and mortgages should not be paid, what I am saying is that payments should be forgiven now and tacked on at the end so that people can survive this crisis. 

Utilities should not be shut off, cell phone providers should also allow a grace period. We as a society, we need to help each other, too. If anything this has taught us just how unprepared for a real human crisis we really are and how we need to bring manufacturing back to our own country, corporate owners must pay people livable wages to do that but it must be brought back so that we are not waiting on shipments of foods, medical devices and drugs because they are tied up at ports due to tariffs, wars, and utter bullshit. Our Government alone can and need to make that happen. 

So this go around before the United States Government agrees to bail out big corporations, banks and airlines, they need to consider long term, it’s the workers here that actually need the the bailout, we are the ones that made those big companies and small companies what they were before Covid-19, we drove the profits they lived off of. Likewise, I hope WalMart takes a look at their employees who have been working their asses off, while being yelled at, told off and who keep going during this mess, and pay those individuals better. Treat them like human beings for once. 

Until society gets some type of solid honest answers from our leaders, this swelling movement of anger that I am seeing on social media will get out of control. Cities and states who are just shutting down, that is not going to help calm the already fearful public. Sometimes local governments need to start looking at what is being talked about on social media. The vibe isn’t good and people are already talking about acts of crime, posting images of troops in cities that are from movies and telling people it’s happening in their cities, basically attempting to incite violence, that is how desperation works. That is what peple are feeling, hopelessness and desperation. On the flip-side of that, the United States Government needs to, it must take swift action against the mainstream media. Most of the layoffs and panic we saw last week, were a direct and clearly driven result of the utter and sometimes fantastic bullshit streaming from the mainstream media. I am not a huge fan of Donald Trump personally but he’s done a lot for this country, he sucks at public speaking we can all agree, when it is not in relation to business, the media has lowered the confidence the public felt in his economic plan to the point that if things get much worse, the public is going to deliver much worse. 

Cristal M Clark

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Bars, Restaurants, Gym’s, Schools, Public Events


All Closed or Canceled

Cristal M Clark

Last night if anyone took a stroll through social media what you might have seen was a mixture of understanding in light of all that has been temporarily closed or canceled and then those that are displaced and now angry by it.

The facts are simple, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and allow for hospitals and doctors to better prepare for it, we had to close and cancel things. Individuals were not taking the advice of anyone and over the weekend went out and posted pictures of the bars and clubs they went to, almost as if to snub experts. While most were saying things like they were immune to Covid-19, that was never what anyone suggested or said. No darlings, you are just less likely to die from it or develop serious complications from it, you can still infect others that are in fact more likely to die. Which shows how selfish and uncaring the general population can be, if the panic purchasing in bulk didn’t already give you any indication of that.

On CNN this AM the mayor of New York claimed this is likely going to be worse than the great depression and the black death. Great, let’s just stir up some more panic. Then another expert said we can do this no matter the financial hardships and that isn’t entirely accurate.

Some bars here in Colorado vowed to continue to stay open regardless, taking to social media and inviting people in, restaurants have vowed to start up their own delivery, scary if you think about it, as bad as Uber can be, they do at the least vet their drivers. Conspiracy theorists are taking to social media and pushing for civil war, civil unrest and acts of violence towards our fellow man and our government.

People, the vast majority of society here in the US are and have been living paycheck to paycheck since 08, while costs grew, pay did not keep in line with those increasing costs. Being out of work for even a week will destroy families and individuals, so we should hope that Trump and his administration have a plan in place to bail out the working class this time.

The public was already angry, they are now anxious, worried and afraid, and now mixed with pure anger it is only a matter of time before we as a nation are faced with civil unrest should people be out of work for weeks on end. We cannot survive without our paychecks, the president, congress and the nation need to be worried about that as well.

As of today, the overall worry is how society is going to manage and given our propensity towards violence, I can only assume that as our Government attempts to make things better they are in fact, becoming much, much worse.

I wish my fellow man all the best as we try to survive and push forward.

Cristal M Clark

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American’s Cannot Follow Instructions Amid Covid-19 Fears

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Are We Taking Too Much of a Risk?

Cristal M Clark

Schools, Sports, Concerts all canceled why even here in Colorado our Ski Resorts are shuttering shop for a bit, all in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19, yet people are still heading out to clear store shelves of food and toilet paper, as if they are going to be in a bunker for the next several years. I went for a drive this afternoon through our fine city and saw packed parking lots, shoppers heading out of stores with enough supplies to literally last years, restaurants and pubs are full of patrons. Clothing stores packed, shoe stores catering to happy shoppers as if they have not a care in the world. Cities are now beginning to order the closing of all bars and restaurants, Colorado I am sure is not far behind on that front.  


Can we not follow our instructions to shelter in our homes, avoid large crowds, only buy what we will need for two weeks? Have we lost our bloody minds? All of this panic shopping is ridiculous, hoarding so much all at once is a waste of money and also takes from shoppers like the elderly that really need supplies but unfortunately cannot get around like the rest of us. 


If you head to social media what you find are quite a few stunned individuals shaming our fellow citizens for behaving so foolishly. At first it was just caused by fear but at this point, after so many days of everyone including the media asking people to chill, it’s gotten to a point where you really do start to question your fellow man. 


False news and information are spreading like a wildfire across the internet, do gooders are offering vitamin tips, some of which are at levels that can be lethal, while some groups are suggesting we all drink a little bleach, home remedies and the like are spreading. 


Again, has everyone lost their minds? What happened to good old fashioned common sense here?

The media is blaming the President for not acting quickly enough, the majority of those on social media are blaming the media for blowing things way out of proportion in fact, to epic proportions. 


And that is actually true, the media has blown things so out of proportion that it has created what we are witnessing out of our fellow man right now. I’ve watched the news and they did and still do make it seem as if this was and is a dire situation to the point where level minded individuals are behaving irrationally. The media insists on saying things like this could be life or death but the reality is that they are in fact providing more misinformation, their opinions rather than any and all actual news and that my friends is in fact driving a hysteria like we have never seen.

Maybe it’s time for the government to actually do something about the mainstream media or for all of us to turn it off.   

Cristal M Clark

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79th Annual Daytona Bike Week Off to a Tragic Start 


Daytona Beach – Florida 

Cristal M Clark 

Rumor has it that the Coronavirus is not doing so well in warmer climates which is perfect for those attending Daytona Beach for Bike Week where thousands and thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descend upon Daytona Beach to celebrate their shared passion for being free, feeling the wind in their hair and hitting the open road on two wheels. 


The Daytona Beach Bike Week rally started as the Daytona 200 race on January 24, 1937. This first race was a 3.2 miles beach and pavement course. It was won by Ed Kretz from California riding an Indian motorcycle with an average speed of 73.34 mph. 

Locals love Bike Week, they enjoy the festivities, report that for the most part those that travel in for it are fun, friendly and just down to earth good old boy types. 

Tragically, this year’s event started off rather sadly. A 46-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, both from New York, and a 65-year-old man from Missouri were killed in a motorcycle crash when two motorcycles collided early this morning. According to the police investigation, the New York man who happened to be on a dark blue 2012 Harley-Davidson with the female as passenger allegedly tried to change lanes and crossed into the way of the Missouri man riding a maroon 2018 Harley-Davidson. All three were knocked off their bikes during the collision. The investigation is still ongoing and charges could be pending. 


Sadly, Bike Week has always had its share of deaths, 2016 saw the largest number of deaths at 20 which is reported to be the largest number of rider deaths so far, 2000 came in second to that, while 2002 hit lucky number 13 rider deaths. 

It’s enough that riders have to watch out for careless drivers in cars, hopefully they will be more cautious and look out for each other moving forward this year. 

Cristal M Clark

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Toilet Paper, Soap, Hand Sanitizer Shortages?


CNN Labels Coronavirus a Pandemic?

Cristal M Clark 

In looking at social media everyone is having a good time with the soap, hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortages pointing out quite eloquently that toilet paper is not amongst the items people need to stockpile, nor is hand soap or hand sanitizer to the extent of causing shortages, while the CDC does recommend everyone have about two weeks worth of basic necessities on hand at all times not just during a so called pandemic. 


One of the reasons people are freaking out and stockpiling things they really don’t need is all thanks to the mainstream media. They love to deliver as much misinformation as they can but not enough to be labeled negligent.

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Chris Cuomo announced tonight in fact that he hopes he gets the virus just to show his viewers it’s not that big of a deal but also in the same breath explained why CNN is labeling the virus a “pandemic.” That’s right, an attempt at playing the part of a martyr while also being a fear monger. 


Mainstream media will bring experts on and ask these pointed questions that the expert can really only speculate upon in his/her answer but the mainstream media will direct the Q&A in such a way that the information conflicts with common sense, not to mention that they steer the reporting into certain directions. 


Which is one of the biggest reasons we are seeing these shortages and the panic purchasing. Misinformation, fear of the unknown, and just plain old not knowing what will happen, could happen much less not knowing what to do or even what to expect. We are being fed mass amounts of conflicting information, misinformation, and a lack of honest information. 


Last time I checked, the mainstream media should stop playing the part of fortune teller. 


One of the other reasons is that people want to feel in control with a situation we cannot possibly control or predict currently and panic purchases give people the sense of some control. 


The reality is we don’t need to rush the market and buy them out of anything, with all of the delivery services we have these days in most major cities, one can get what they need, when they need it delivered to one’s doorstep without even having to open the door. That includes groceries and toiletries. 


The worst thing anyone can do is pay much mind to the mainstream media, especially CNN right now. I like CNN most of the time but now they need to simply STFU about the coronavirus and stop causing fear and labeling it trying to get the public ready. 

Cristal M Clark

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