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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aggregation: 100% Green energy?

by:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington took two votes, but now both Bloomington and Normal convinced the citizens they could save money under aggregation.  Both cities negotiated prices with Homefield Energy, who is really Ameren.  (https://blnnews.com/2012/12/18/aggregation-follow-the-money/) Both Bloomington and Normal opted for 100% Green Energy.  Electricity isn’t a different color because a wind turbine produced it, so […]

Fly on the Wall: Electric Aggregation

I’m hearing some of those low electric rates, that were supposed to be locked in by aggregation, may not be so locked. If you live in Bloomington, the rate signed with  Homefield Energy (Ameren) was $0.04539 per kilowatt hour.  It was signed in May 2013 and lasts for 22 months. In Normal the rate is $0.04099 per […]

Back then we didn’t need to be “green”

From an email circulating: Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s […]

The Heartland Wind Turbine died

by:  Diane Benjamin Date of death:  September 18, 2013 Date it may rise from the dead:  November 11, 2013  (at least some time that week) The College (taxpayers) will not incur any costs to fix it. This information was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. There is a little more to this story however. […]

Declare WAR on the Wind Industry!

Wind energy is a horrendous waste of time and money.  The federal tax subsidies alone cost America (that’s you, me and future generations who bear this debt load) TWELVE BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.  That doesn’t include the cost of new high voltage transmission lines needed to deal with the big surges from fickle wind and […]

Clinton nuclear plant on the chopping block

Goodbye cheap electricity! 12 nuclear plants on the chopping block These aging reactors are most at risk of an early demise as the nuclear power industry struggles to compete in America’s new energy landscape. By Bruce Kennedy, MSN Money Clinton — Clinton, Ill. On its website, Exelon (EXC) describes its Clinton Power Station in Illinois as one of […]

The Truth about Wind Farms: Parasites

The REAL news has to come from other countries since America no longer has unbiased and fair media. Source:  http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57556?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook Wind turbines need a constant supply of electricity “Parasitic Consumption”—Wind-Farms By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser (Bio and Archives)  Thursday, August 29, 2013 In case you are afraid that “Parasitic Consumption” (PC) refers to little mites eating the wind turbines, […]

EV Town a bust – at taxpayer expense

Government keeps trying to create demand for electric cars.  People aren’t buying.  Chris Koos is putting in charging stations at taxpayer expense so he can give away free electricity.  Great plan. Aug. 6, 2013, 2:55 p.m. EDT GM Volt zapped in electric-car price war General Motors cuts 2014 sticker price by $5,000 By Jeff Bennett […]

Double JEERS to the Pantagraph!

by:  Diane Benjamin First:  Have people quit writing Letters to the Editor or are you making sure opinions of citizens aren’t heard?  Does anybody actually read the propaganda published elsewhere first? Now for the jeers: In the Cheers and Jeers editorial today: Cheers: . . . to the “I will Act on climate” group that […]

How many miles per gallon does your Prius really get?

The EPA should update the way it measures fuel efficiency, after independent tests raised questions about hybrids’ gas mileage. By The Denver Post Editorial Board Independent tests showing some hybrid vehicles get far fewer miles per gallon than advertised is a consumer issue that has significant public policy implications. We would hope the U.S. Environmental […]

Agenda 21: Restructure US government to make “huge” green changes in America, study proposes

One of the important unanswered questions, the former official said, is “who gets to decide what sustainability is? Or what its outcome means?”  One of the major impediments, the study says, is created by America’s “basic framework of government, established by law,” which is “one of separated and dispersed authority,” in which “government agencies at […]