Pantagraph: Facts matter

By:  Diane Benjamin Today the local rag has a story extolling the greatness of the Heartland Turbine.  Maybe they got their info from Heartland, maybe they shouldn’t have.  Their story says 23,000 Megawatts have been generated – in 5 years.  That’s 4,600 MW a year.  Now convert that to Kilowatt hours so their story and […]

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari Renner and Chris Koos are lounging around Miami this weekend at your expense.  Smart organizers would have held the twice a year US Conference of Mayors in Miami in the winter, but these are government people.  I wonder if we will see photos of them on the beach?  (eek!) All last […]

Tari’s latest attack

By:  Diane Benjamin I wonder when Renner is going to take his comedy show on the road! Source:  http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/expert-communication-diversity-key-for-economic-development/article_145290bf-c5c5-50cd-9536-8b1b4c6e34bc.html Renner’s comments don’t deserve any respect. We know transparency is much less since Tari became mayor. We know anyone who challenges his beliefs are his enemy.  (“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”) […]

Green isn’t really green

By:  Diane Benjamin The pictures below were all taken on June 2, 2017 east of Ellsworth, Il. In case you don’t know, wind turbines must have a backup system (FOSSIL FUELS!) because turbines aren’t capable of producing steady electricity.  The wind doesn’t always blow or it blows too hard.  Meanwhile, fossils fuels pollute more because […]

Bats and Wind Farms

By:  Diane Benjamin I wonder how this article made it in the latest magazine printed by Illinois State University! ISU is a big pusher of wind energy, so this article is out-of-place.  Somehow it didn’t make the on-line version of the magazine or I would have linked to it. If you are Facebook friends with […]

More on the Global Warming scam

Two articles destroy the Global Warming Myth:   http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-03/un-official-admits-global-warming-agenda-really-about-destroying-capitalism Excerpt: A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists […]

Turbine blade failure by Ellsworth

By:  Diane Benjamin A blade fell off a turbine east of Ellsworth over a week ago.  A source told me the IMO bearings are defective which caused the washer to overheat and then detach the blade. I do not know how far the blade fell from tower, but I do know it made A LOT […]

McLean County: Beware of Invenergy!

By:  Diane Benjamin From the Edgar County Watchdogs website:  http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/10/invenergys-wind-farm-joins-wall-of-shame/ InvEnergy owes Champaign County $480,298 in unpaid taxes. Recently, we shed a spotlight on three parcels of land in Champaign County which have unpaid taxes in the California Ridge Wind Farm developed and partially owned by INVENERGY which is 90% owned by TerraForm Power, which […]

Another rejected Letter to the Editor

On Monday, November 21, 2016 3:42 PM, Pantagraph Letters <PLetters@pantagraph.com> wrote: . I’m sorry but your letter has not been selected for publication. Thank you. . Karen Hansen Digital news editor The Pantagraph P: 309-820-3236 @pg_digital khansen@pantagraph.com . Here’s the letter: . Logan County has “Gone with the Wind”! . Logan County Zoning & County […]

Turbines: County went for money

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday the McLean County Board passed a new Wind Farm ordinance that benefits developers over people. Livingston County had a referendum on their last ballot asking whether a 1600 feet setback was enough, the voters there said NO. McLean’s ordinance is a measly 1500 feet from any occupied home – not the […]

Wind Abuse?

By:  Diane Benjamin I attended the rebuttal hearing held by the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals last night.  Did you know this board has ZERO elected officials, all members are appointees.  County staff attends and can ask questions, but nobody is on this board that can be voted out of office. Invenergy was there.  […]

November 1st Wind hearing

By:  Diane Benjamin The County Zoning Board of Appeals will continue the hearing on changes to the wind ordinance on November 1st.  The hearing earlier this month allowed time for all to speak who signed up, but time ran out of rebuttal testimony. This hearing is only for that rebuttal testimony.  No one who didn’t […]

#2 UPDATE: What meeting was the Pantagraph at?

The sound system at this meeting was NOT the new system.  I heard at the meeting it was, that information was false.  The new system should be installed in the next 10days to 2 weeks. _______________________________ A reader commented that the Pantagraph “corrected” the story in today’s paper.  Unless another story is done and posted […]

Report on Logan County Zoning Meeting: Wind

McLean County is facing the same issues and being misled in the same way!  This is a report from a citizen who attended.  The wind company was given all the time they wanted, citizens were limited – the room was full of concerned citizens.  So far the Board only sees dollars signs! Disconnected is what […]

Logan County: Wind hearing tonight

Tonight is a zoning hearing for a new wind farm: Thursday, September 8 @ 7:30 PM at the West Lincoln Broadwell Elementary School District 92 which is located at 2695 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln, IL 62656 Wind farms can be hazardous to your health, produce very little electricity for the massive costs (subsidizes), and won’t provide […]

UPDATE: Useless wind

The wind turbines are all dead again!  No wind, no electricity. I could post another 18 second video, but it would look the same as the one below. ______________________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin Did you know wind energy doesn’t work when there is NO wind? Bet you can’t wait for the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant to […]

The truth about 97% agree

By:  Diane Benjamin Lisa Madigan signed up to start prosecuting corporations who deny climate change.  That’s not surprising since she rarely prosecutes corrupt politicians and instead prosecutes businesses.  She needs to see the video below, but most likely facts don’t matter.  They don’t to some ISU professors! What exactly do 97% of climate change scientist […]

The Hoax takes a new low!

By:  Diane Benjamin The climate change believers were unleashed to spew propaganda in the bird-cage liner today.  An editorial by two ISU professors called people who haven’t swallowed the communist green kool-aid part of the “cult of ignorance”. These clowns admit to living in a bubble.   I agree and it’s funded by taxpayers and […]

Proposed Wind Farms – Part 1

By:  Diane Benjamin (This is part of a series being printed in the Lexingtonian Newspaper) The Lexington-Chenoa area is being courted for a new wind project. Anyone on or near the proposed area needs to know the facts before signing contracts with the developers. Even if you aren’t approached to sign a contract, residents near […]

Who helped kill Clinton, Il. ?

By:  Diane Benjamin Illinois People’s Action! Who are they? Social Justice Warriors Where do they work?  In social justice churches.  They are anti-fracking and pro-illegal immigration.  They demand a “living wage”.  They organize to force government to do their will.  IPA is a member of National People’s Action, headquartered in Chicago.  NPA has endorsed Socialist […]

How to get a Wind Farm approved?

By:  Diane Benjamin The Logan County Board had rejected plans for a Wind Farm by a company named Relight.  That didn’t stop them from trying again.  Relight is an Italian company, gee I wonder why they want to build here.  It can’t have anything to do with Europe abandoning wind and the US handing out […]

Does Invenergy have a problem with Truth?

By:  Diane Benjamin In a COMPLETE coincidence, Edgar County Watchdogs also did a story on Invenergy today: Wind Farms: More problems with InvEnergy Attorney Mike Blazer – March 4, 2016   ·   1 Comments Argyle and Moore Townships, Michigan (ECWd) – The last couple weeks, Mike Blazer, attorney for InvEnergy, has been the source of citizen complaints in a […]

Get facts before approving more Wind Farms

By:  Diane Benjamin Invenergy wanted to build a wind farm in Livingston County.  The Livingston County Board refused to approve the project.  All of this was very recent. Being defeated in Livingston County, Invenergy has moved to McLean County to try again. Before the McLean County Board jumps at yet another wind farm in McLean […]

Update: Climate facts and deniers

Here’s another article to consider:  http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2015/12/climate-change-and-the-lessons-of-a-winter-storm.html I few days ago a banned person left a comment about climate change to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2015/12/26/vogel-you-make-my-writing-sooooo-easy/ This person has the honor of being the only person I have banned from commenting.  The IP address isn’t local, so I don’t take her seriously.  I banned her because having an […]

Another of the local clueless

By:  Diane Benjamin Want to know why Donald Trump is still high in the polls?  Read this WJBC forum commentary to see what the “establishment” thinks.  He’s not even close to the real reason, but it’s good for laughs.  This is exactly what the GOP thinks too – and it’s why the Trump attacks are […]

Not so Green Energy

By:  Diane Benjamin This turbine is on Leroy-Lexington black top, just south of Route 9.  All those black spots are fossil fuels! Livingston County will be voting again on a new wind farm.  A YES vote is a vote to kill birds and throw oil in fields.  A YES votes means tax payers will be […]

Monday: Rename the Council

By:  Diane Benjamin Monday night the Coliseum will get a new video scoreboard for the low low price of $1,389,605!  Less than 1000 people attend hockey and football games, the basketball team may not exist for long, but a new scoreboard is required.  My sources tell me this board is not used for concerts, performers bring […]

Are these things leaking oil?

By:  Diane Benjamin It’s a great morning!  It’s so foggy out here in the country I can’t see the wind turbines! I know I have readers who know a lot more about these things than I do, so tell me why many of these monstrosities are developing brown spots.   Yep, the pictures aren’t clear.  I don’t […]

Happy Earth Day Suckers!

By:  Diane Benjamin The First Earth Day was in 1970.  One of the organizers was a now convicted murder Ira Einhorn, but I digress.  Below are what they predicted:  (Don’t miss 11 and 13) Behold the coming apocalypse as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless […]

Bloomington: Agenda tonight

By:  Diane Benjamin Tonight’s agenda:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8217 1) The library union members are getting 2.25% raises for 3 years: SUBJECT: Ratification of Contract with AFSCME Local 699 for the Bloomington Public Library for the period of May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2017 FINANCIAL IMPACT: The financial impact of the Tentative Agreements includes: • Increase in […]

Farmers with Wind Turbines: Better read

Story #1: IKEA/APEX Wind Farm Non-payment Causes Liens to be Filed Against Local Farmers – IKEA (the furniture company) and APEX (a wind energy company) failed to make payments to Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLS from Auburn, Indiana. The failure of IKEA and APEX to make their payments in a timely manner is now causing issues […]

Global Warming? Sure

By: Diane Benjamin In the 70’s, the talking points were Global Cooling.  Then temperatures increased and the talking points went to Global Warming.  Then temperatures cooled again, so now it’s Climate Change. No the science isn’t settled.  No 90%+ scientists do not agree.  No, you can not trust people who profit from towing whatever line […]

Global Warming Hoax: Weather Channel Founder

Global warming, climate change, whatever they call it now is nothing more than a way to change your behavior by force and take your money. Are the people behind it living green? Not a chance – only you are expected to comply. Watch this video from the Weather Channel Founder. Your electricity rates are sky-rocketing […]

Is Fazzini incompetent or ? UPDATE!

In a random act of journalism, WGLT sheds light on the project and the guy behind the project:  http://wglt.org/wireready/news/2014/10/03835_Paradigm_doubts_051139.shtml by:  Diane Benjamin Tuesday night former Bloomington Alderman Rob Fazzini is presenting his ideas for getting your money to a joint meeting of the Normal and Bloomington City Councils.  Remember Rob is the same guy who […]

To those who think Fracking isn’t safe:

Thanks to Congressman John Shimkus:

Bloomington: You’ve been hijacked (Part 3)

by:  Diane Benjamin If you believe government always acts in your best interests, don’t bother reading this post. There is a lot more to the presentation by the Ecology Action Center at last nights Council meeting.  The presentation starts on page 611:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=7126 The oral presentation didn’t use any troubling words, but the written copy […]

Bloomington: You’ve been hijacked (Part 2)

by:  Diane Benjamin The CONTROL agenda was further displayed at last night’s City Council meeting with a presentation by the Ecology Action Center.  I have no problem with recycling and solid waste management.  Throwing usable items in a landfill is ridiculous, but the EAC went far beyond that.  Part of their funding comes from Bloomington […]

Wind turbines need wind!

by:  Diane Benjamin Do you want to flip a switch and get light?  How about charge your cell phone?  How about the other 1000’s of things that take electricity, want those to work on demand? Wind and solar will never do that.  The wind doesn’t always blow or it blows too hard.  Last time I […]

Heartland Wind Turbine update: Saving money?

by:  Diane Benjamin Original construction costs are in this post:   This post will update the information from last year.  The turbine was broke for all of October 2013 and March 2014.  It was broke for part of September and November 2013 and February 2014.  Note the higher Cost per KWH during those months.  Looking […]

Does the Pantagraph just make up news?

by:  Diane Benjamin In today’s edition, the Pantagraph has a story about the Heartland Community College wind turbine.  A study is going to be conducted to see how many birds and bats are murdered by the blades per year.  The Canadian Free Press just released information on the subject:  http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/63235  CFP frequently reports what American media […]

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