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: YOUR land is at risk!

by:  Diane Benjamin Last night the Bloomington City Council held a Committee of the Whole meeting.  The hot topic was using a program by the International City Mangers  Association to rate City services.  Nobody could say what the cost would be.  Nobody could say why comparing Bloomington to cities in California or Georgia was a […]

Illinois, “Agenda 21” EXPOSED!!!!

Indoctrinating Your kids!  Who decides what is sustainable?  Not individuals! Agenda 21 Eco-World Marxism in Illinois EXPOSED!! WHO IS Sharp? She explains how joyfully Illinois established the tyranny of going green, with her help, but is she having second thoughts?? 20 million dollars ready to use!! In 1956 Paul Burkett wrote his paper “Towards a Read Green […]

Agenda 21 – Example

Oyster farmer battles federal government’s order to shuck operation A California family that has operated an oyster farm on the bucolic Northern California coast is fighting back after the federal government moved to kick it off of the National Park Service property where the shellfish have been legally harvested for nearly 80 years. The Drakes […]

You can’t escape Agenda 21

Now you need to Remodel for Sustainability!   Questions:  Who decided we weren’t sustainable?  Who appointed anybody to be in charge of deciding what is and what isn’t sustainable?  Why are their opinions forced on you?  Bloomington – Where to you think the idea of requiring sprinklers in new construction came from?  Note the word “vision”, that would be the one […]

Agenda 21 – Your Future

ECOHOME Releases Video Report on Walkable Urbanism and Climate Change Christopher Leinberger maps critical path as part of ECOHOME Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) November 28, 2012 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/11/prweb10176942.htm ECOHOME, the leading media source of information about certified green building products and projects, released today the first in a series of video reports to […]

More on Agenda 21

Below is a good video explaining Agenda 21 and how the United Nations is implementing it through ICLEI.  Neither Bloomington or Normal are members of ICLEI, but they are in contact, reading their emails, and accepting federal and state money for implementation.  Reversing this process begins with education.  Some public servants may realize what “Sustainability” is, but many think […]

The Un-elected are Plotting YOUR Future

Update:  This was about a 6 minute meeting.  They approved the long range plan for 2040 and the 5 year plan.  No discussion.  Evidently a public meeting was held last Friday.  Did you know about it?  Have you even heard of the Regional Planning Commission? —————————————————— The McLean County Regional Planning Commission is comprised of […]

Agenda 21

So, you thought the local activists were making it up?  Blowing Normal’s role in enacting Agenda 21 out of proportion?  So, is Dick Morris making it up too?  He wrote a whole book on it-sounds like he’s been eavesdropping on our local conversations: Agenda 21: Obama’s Plans For America By DICK MORRIS Published on DickMorris.com on October 9, […]

MCLEAN COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION- What It Really Is.

The latest news from CityWatch:   “What do you mean the McLean County Regional Planning Commission  are federal administrators?” That was the question in response to the recent discovery regarding who the McLean County Regional Planning Commission really is. So, what was the discovery, you ask?   It started with an investigation some weeks back when we became […]

Agenda 21 draws national backlash

Opposition to Agenda 21, a 20-year-old United Nations agreement that seeks to promote sustainable development, is building across the nation. Manifestations include:: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pledged his opposition to Agenda 21, calling it an attempt by the U.N. to exert “extra-constitutional control” over the U.S. while empowering entities committed to “taking control of your private […]

CityWatch: WHO DO THEY REPRESENT?

A mere two weeks ago CITYWATCH dropped the Hile Bombshell – an expose’ that revealed a multi-levelled, multi-layered and multi-year plan that exploited two entire communities, slanted objectives, and distorted the process in which to get there. What was essentially a confession of sorts, no less an admission of facts, local consultant/facilitator, Julie Hile of the Hile Group, disclosed […]

Agenda 21 – Normal Illinois

If you know NOTHING about Agenda 21 – watch this video: False-Choices-The-Story-of-Agenda-21-713151488 The entire “Uptown” Normal was redeveloped for “sustainability”.   Here are pictures of 2 new buildings – commerce on the main floor, apartments above: Uptown is covered with these buildings!  The town wants to build another one in the empty lot across from the […]

FORM BASED CODE – AGAIN?

Tonight, at a Work Session prior to the regular Bloomington City Council Meeting, the Council will be presented with, review and determine, at the suggestion of the McLean County Regional Planning Commission, a proposed project scope for the updating of our City’s Comprehensive Plan. You may read this agenda item at the following link: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2123 . Within that Project […]

Notes on Normal from CityWatch

Today’s Pantagraph reports in headline fashion on tonight’s Normal Town Council meeting.  The Pantagraph coverage highlights apparently what it considers the most impacting items on the agenda as rural Towanda’s ambulance service and bus service to Normal’s new train station. My point here is certainly not to downplay or minimize the importance of emergency vehicles or emergency response.   Obviously a critical […]

Bikes & Democracy?

BIKES AND DEMOCRACY? – Give me a Representative Government DIRECT DEMOCRACY/BLONO FACEBOOK PAGE May 21, 2012 Direct Democracy. What is it? James Madison defined it as  “…a number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the […]

Unguarded City-CityWatch Report #2

February 5, 2012 WHAT IF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WEREN’T DOING THEIR JOBS? You might ask why and how that might happen? What if they weren’t aware of what their jobs were? What their duties were?  Or, what their obligations were? These are all very valid questions, especially if we, the citizens, aren’t aware of what their […]