For anyone who doesn't know, NIMBY stands for Not In My Backyard, and refers to people who oppose development purely on the grounds that they don't want new housing, new industry, new airports etc in the area where they live. Well I want to state unequivocally that I AM A CARD CARRYING MEMBER OF THE NIMBY PARTY! Where do people get off slagging those who want to maintain their quality of life as selfish. What audacity to lay a guilt trip on people who just want to preserve their environment, as if you're somehow morally wrong to feel angry about big business and government exploiting every avenue available in the dubious name of 'greater good' (read 'profit' for the few) by arbitrarily overriding local objections to such development as nimbyism. I think I have a right to expect the government, the planning authoriities, the powers that be to take into account opposition to their developments based on personal preference as being equally as valid as all other 'acceptable' objections. Funny how the rules keep changing, when regulations and guidleines originally set in place to protect NIMBYs like me are gradually being eroded, it becoming 'inconvenient' to maintain them seeing as how they only get in the way of 'progress'. I think all NIMBYs should get together and plan a revolution! Let's start a proper NIMBY party, let's get elected to parliament, LET'S TAKE OVER THE WORLD!