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    constantly use the term NIMBY are likely SEBYs--"somebody else's backyard." If you live in a city, your energy, food and likely water all come from SEBY.

    •  People who live in the city (0+ / 0-)

      have far smaller carbon footprints - even factoring in external costs - that rural folk.

      But shhhhh, let's not talk about that - they're bashed enough as it is!

      •  I wasn't talking about carbon footprints (0+ / 0-)

        I was talking about back yards.

        Would you want a refinery, slaughterhouse, hard rock mine, landfill, thumping windmills, acres of solar panels, nuclear waste dump or any of the other accoutrements of modern life next to your neighborhood or childrens' school?  I doubt it.  Why should anyone be happy when the underside of industrialization is put in their own neighborhood?

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