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NIMBY

A derogatory term; an acronym for “not in my backyard.” It is intended to convey the sense that people are generally in favor of socially desirable programs such as half-way houses for felons, or unsavory but largely necessary uses such as waste disposal sites, as long as they are located in or near someone else's neighborhood.

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As for the charge of nimbyism, I suggest that Rob looks in the mirror, his letter was steeped in it.
All of us including Al Maiorino will have some NIMBYism when an issue hits our own backyard.
In New York, he cites the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center as an example of NIMBYism gone awry.
Whether it's an example of well-heeled Nimbyism or not, those in the No camp have certainly got their act together, and the internet is awash with slick websites urging rejection of the plans.
Developers Attack NIMBYism--The Fair Housing Act As A Sword, on page 32, discusses the rights of developers and owners, and gives numerous examples of the action taken by people who faced and conquered NIMBYism.
His argument that he would prefer a golf course to the hospice shows his opposition is the nastiest form of NIMBYism.
Perhaps the word NIMBYism is too mild for this disparity.
While neglecting these local folks, Gottlieb at the same time romanticizes other grassroots activists, who appear immune to parochialism, narrow-mindedness, or NIMBYism.
Mr Jenkin's shrill attacks on renewable energy, with no replacements mentioned, and his clear disregard for housing needs, show all too clearly how out of touch the self-appointed mouthpieces of windy nimbyism actually are.
One thing is certain, nimbyism is alive and well and living in Balsall Common and Berkswell.
Nimbyism at its best: 'Oh dear, my house valuation will go down.
Not our grandfathers," I was told in a sustained example of blind-folded nimbyism.