By: Diane Benjamin The fire was on CRP land – Conservation Reserve Program. The Federal government pays farmers not to plant crops, supposedly on environmentally sensitive land. The land the fire was on looks just like every other field except for no crops other than what I call weeds. This land has been CRP for […]
By: Diane Benjamin 1) BBQ Contest to Help Veterans Two meat categories: Ribs and Chicken. $30.00 per entry. Cash Prizes. Sign-up will be open until slots are filled. Check-in with the event table. This is a time to prove your grilling talents. Sign-up can be done on the day of the event at the American […]
This is across the street from me in rural Ellsworth. It didn’t look like this last week!
Note to readers: I love the Heartland Institute because they actually use science and history instead of throwing random bombs to steal your money by blaming “Climate Change” for everything. I suggest you follow their research. Of course the “other side” despises them. Press Release: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (June 8, 2023) – As a result of […]
By: Diane Benjamin Story from 2016: The required $25,000 per turbine for decommissioning could have been in an interest bearing account. $25,000 will not cover the cost of returning the ground to farm land. It didn’t when the agreement was signed – it REALLY won’t now! Better late than never? Some details: https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2023-02-16/mclean-county-says-2-companies-owe-money-to-decommission-wind-farms . .
By: Diane Benjamin Byars has supported Wind turbines for a long time. He appeared before the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals supporting a farm in 2018. You can listen to his under oath testimony here: https://mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/5719 Byars speaks about 30 minutes into the audio and again for at least 15 minutes after. Byars isn’t […]
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By: Diane Benjamin Wind farm developers have been targeting Logan County recently. The meeting below happened on 11/22. The video was taped from the Young Conservatives of Logan County Facebook page which has the entire video of the over 3 hour meeting. The part below happened very close to the end of the meeting. The […]
By: Diane Benjamin When we drove to Wisconsin last weekend no turbines were turning on I-39. On the way back a few on the west side of the interstate were turning. On our previous trip to Wisconsin none were turning coming or returning. A couple nights ago somebody was working on a turbine east of […]
By: Diane Benjamin Thank goodness the primary is over! Congrats to the winners. Before the next onslaught of campaign ads hit, cut the cable cord. Life is awesome without constant lies. The biggest loser is the ILGOP who failed to get Richard Irvin, Kyle Ham, and Rodney Davis elected, probably others elsewhere. Ken Griffin found […]
By: Diane Benjamin I FOIA’d the agreement from 2005 since the County website doesn’t have documents from back that far. Below is the agreement for the Wind Farm East of Bloomington. My favorite part, besides the noise and blinking lights wouldn’t bother anyone in the area (ha ha ha): Has anyone checked if that money […]
By: Diane Benjamin Electricity and gas bills are going to increase because of the War on Fossil Fuels called Climate Change. The war is really to prove capitalism doesn’t work, the far left hates the voluntary exchange of goods and services. Big government wants to control your life, not let you decide how to live […]
By: Diane Benjamin 1) Two meetings ago Kathleen Lorenz suddenly started voting against the “professional staff” and even started asking questions about bills. She was part of the gang when meetings were less than 1/2 hour long because nothing was questioned. She didn’t like my headline however: https://blnnews.com/2022/03/22/kathleen-lorenz-is-running-for-re-election/ In case it’s too hard to read, […]
By: Diane Benjamin PDF page 114: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1159&Inline=True Are you ready for electricity rates to double? How are your natural gas bills going? Government interference in the markets because of PRETEND Climate Change has only 1 goal: bankrupt you: When nuclear power plants can’t be built which would produce cheaper electricity than solar panels and wind […]
By: Diane Benjamin Another company is trying to blight the country with oil filled wind turbines. The only winner with new fields is Wall Street since they grab the tax credits. Turbines will never create enough electricity to replace coal in Illinois, they will increase the cost of electricity however. Most jobs created are temporary! […]
These pics and video are from a reader – they are close to Colfax Il. Leaking oil must be the new green:
A reader just emailed this information: Nicor natural gas: Price per therm: May 2020 – .26 May 2021 – .53 By: Diane Benjamin If you heat your house with propane: For the 2019-2020 heating season the price per gallon was $1.399 For the 2020-2021 heating season the price per gallon was $1.259 Of course that […]
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By: Diane Benjamin A LONG comment was left to today’s Earth Day story that I didn’t post. Below is just the first lines and proof this person doesn’t care about facts, I left their typo: China is at the forefront of mitigating global warming. Apparently America’s exceptionalism means we blame other countries fro our lack […]
By: Diane Benjamin The earth isn’t the warmest it has ever been: Climate Change isn’t a crisis either: Climate Change is only about the $$$$ – yours. . . . . .
https://www.ntd.com/hyundais-recall-of-82000-electric-cars-is-one-of-the-most-expensive-in-history_572514.html Hyundai will recall 82,000 electric cars globally to replace their batteries after 15 reports of fires involving the vehicles. Despite the relatively small number of cars involved, Hyundai’s recall is one of the most expensive in history, signaling how electric car defects could create hefty costs for automakers—at least in the near future. By: Diane […]
By: Diane Benjamin That is is pic from my garage to outside. On January 1, 2020 the high temp was 46. See Accuweather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bloomington/61701/january-weather/328753?year=2020 Climate has nothing to do with the weather. Quit being played by people who want to keep you poor and themselves in power using fear. Since leaving your house today would […]
By: Diane Benjamin Maybe the local “environmentalists” missed the California brown outs. They are all in on 100% renewable, too bad it doesn’t provide enough power to keep people from having to unplug or get involuntarily unplugged. Below is one of the currently inoperable turbines east of town. All that black at the top is […]
By: Diane Benjamin Remember this Bernie shirt: I wonder if wind is “Just and Clean Energy”? Does “Just” mean it’s free for some people? That sure won’t be wind since it costs more to make electricity than coal and natural gas. But is wind “Clean Energy”? NOPE I wonder if the local socialists know what […]
By: Diane Benjamin Maintenance seems to be lacking at the wind farm east of town. I wonder if Darin LaHood saw the mess when he visited last week? Did sound like it since he praised wind energy. The black is OIL! Many of the turbines look just like this!
By: Diane Benjamin Know what that dark spot is? Long time readers will: OIL. This turbine is east of the Leroy-Lexington blacktop just south of Route 9. Usually they keep the ones along busy roads clean, the ones with less traffic going by are worse. Even Green technology needs oil. I wonder if AOC knows? […]
By: Diane Benjamin The latest case for limited government: Bloomington talked residents into electric aggregation in 2013. It was meant to save people money by contracting for lower electricity rates by buying in bulk. According to the City website the contract negotiated for you expired almost a year ago: Source: http://www.cityblm.org/government/city-council/municipal-electric-aggregation If you click on the […]
By: Diane Benjamin Even if you believe in man-made climate change, the facts presented in the story below should make it clear Illinois is not using any logic in their goal of all renewable energy by 2050: https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article227067919.html All they will accomplish is making electricity un-affordable. Full disclosure: I believe this is a hoax to […]
By: Diane Benjamin When the actual air temp is 20 degrees below zero, thank God for fossil fuels. This video is the field east of Bloomington Il, filmed today. The entire field as far as I can see is not operating. Wind energy is not keeping anybody warm today.
By: Diane Benjamin The Children’s Discovery Museum has a new Wind exhibit. Just like real wind turbines, it was subsidized with tax dollars. They got a grant from the bankrupt State of Illinois – Department of Natural Resources. The grant didn’t cover the entire expense however. The problem is somebody forgot to get Council approval […]
By: Diane Benjamin We are being intentionally deceived. Politicians do it. Media does it. Schools are doing it. Social media reveals just how bad it is. This pic was not taken locally, but it was posted locally. The person who posted it doesn’t see a problem? Do you? That brings me to Sonny Garcia – […]
Sorry, reading the wrong month By: Diane Benjamin Yes, it’s been really hot! Media thought we might break a record yesterday. What was the record yesterday? 94 degrees What the media often fails to tell you is what year that record was set. Instead they spew Global Warming or Climate Change unsubstantiated statements and demand […]
Normal is fleecing it’s citizens, if Internet ever comes back I will prove it!
By: Diane Benjamin The testimony before the Zoning Board of Appeals on a new Wind Farm in McLean County is very technical. It isn’t just that people don’t want monstrous turbines by their house. If you didn’t know, the ones being proposed are MUCH bigger than the turbines east of Bloomington. Much more is now […]
By: Diane Benjamin The speaker at this event is Ted Hartke. His family was forced to abandon their dream country home because turbines prevented his family from sleeping! Ted is a Civil Engineer for Foth and Associates in Champaign Urbana. More on Invenergy: https://blnnews.com/2016/11/28/mclean-county-beware-of-invenergy/ More on Wind: https://blnnews.com/2016/06/07/proposed-wind-farms-part-1/ (Part 2 was never printed because of […]
Your Quality of Life is up to YOU! Like red flashing lights at night? Like noise? Like obstructed views? Make your voice heard!
By: Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council spent almost an hour discussing why citizens shouldn’t be allowed to choose the lowest cost electricity under Municipal Aggregation. The final vote was 7-2 with Aldermen Sage and Mathy against limiting your rights. The rest of the Council voted with one finger pointed directly at you. Even with […]
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 […]
I’m not sure anybody thought Andy would survive 3 weeks ago. He not only survived, he is making great progress. Today he got transferred from St. Francis to BroMenn for rehab. He went from being unconscious for many days to trying to do more than he is capable of doing. He has decided to play […]
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 […]