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Daylight Savings Time Explained
Youtube ^ | 10/24/2011 | CGPGrey

Posted on 03/09/2013 2:03:16 PM PST by Borges

Some great points here.


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1 posted on 03/09/2013 2:03:16 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I also remember when I was a kid in the 1970’s, CBS always ran “In The News” on Saturdays and when it came time to change the clocks forward or back, they always ran the segment explaining what it is and so on. I remember during the 1973 oil embargo, we went DST all year round and a lot of parents complained that we were walking to school/bus stop in the dark. I was in first grade then and we all took flashlights and it was kind of fun playing “German Spotlight” while waiting for the bus. B-)


2 posted on 03/09/2013 2:07:00 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Borges

Interesting video, Borges.

Still, I wish we could just split the difference by half an hour and leave it alone. Time changing’s a hassle.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 2:12:03 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Stupid idea. I hate it and don’t understand the reason. Why don’t we just move the clock 1/2 hour and then don’t change it the whole year.

Just tell my dogs that they have to wait for their breakfast because it is fall!! And it takes me 2-3 days to syncronize all my clocks to the new time. I have some that change to the old schedule and I have to change 4 times a year.

And again I have to take pills for 2 weeks to get my body to adjust to the new wake up time.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 2:17:20 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: discostu; wideawake

You may like this.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 2:19:56 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

There is no “s”.

It’s Daylight Saving Time.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 2:22:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe
Why don’t we just move the clock 1/2 hour and then don’t change it the whole year.

Better still: Leave. The. Clocks. Alone. We do that in AZ. Made me glad to find that out when I moved here.

7 posted on 03/09/2013 2:22:24 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: WXRGina

The smart move is just to leave it alone. Don’t split anything, shoot DST in the head and leave the clock alone.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 2:23:20 PM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe
One more thing; I can't go to sleep at one hour earlier during the “Spring” change for at least 3 weeks so I tend to be grouchy most of the time. The “Fall” change makes me lethargic for 3-4 weeks.
9 posted on 03/09/2013 2:27:37 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: Borges

Just think of the effect this has had on globull warming............ all these extra hours of daylight every year.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 2:29:30 PM PST by umgud
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To: Borges

I understand the criticisms here, but I love coming home from work in the summer and having an extra hour of daylight to grill or work in the yard..


11 posted on 03/09/2013 2:29:50 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: Cyber Liberty

I lived in Indiana for 18 years and they didn’t change the time there while we lived in IN. I now live in Florida and must start a grass roots movement to stop the insanity.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 2:29:53 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

They either need to pick Standard Time (my preference) or DST and leave the clocks there.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 2:32:19 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Nowhere Man

Standard. There is a reason it’s called “Standard.” As it is, we’re on Standard less than half the year, and I blame Bush.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 2:36:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Borges
I like DST...always have.In my neck of the woods sunlight appears at 5AM in June/July and persists until about 9PM.Having daylight appear at 4AM is too early.Also,last June I was traveling in central Michigan in the mid-late evening and was amazed to see blue sky at about 10PM.I find that appealing.
15 posted on 03/09/2013 2:45:03 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Nowhere Man

In Russia, they moved the clock forward one hour in the spring and have kept it there permanently.

I think we should pick one time and stick with it year around. DST is not observed at the equator because the hours of sunlight don’t vary much to justify a change.

AZ and HI don’t make the change because the extra hour of heat in a desert and subtropical climate isn’t worth it.

For those of us observing DST, the familiar jingle always helps - “spring forward, fall back.”


16 posted on 03/09/2013 2:47:22 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Borges

How far do we spring backwards? I forget.

Is this like a time machine?

Does this mean I’ll be repeating stuff I’ve already done? If so, I may want to modify my behavior.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 2:47:45 PM PST by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The further north you move, the longer daylight lasts. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets in the summer and you have the sun shining even at midnight.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 2:49:46 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Borges
DST has always smacked of central planning foolishness.

July in N Tx: the time approaches 9pm and it's still 95 degrees and very humid heading for a sultry low of 80, while there remains some lifeforce-draining sunlight roasting our world, we don't often don't find ourselves relishing longer days. It's just not right.

19 posted on 03/09/2013 2:50:10 PM PST by Dysart
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20 posted on 03/09/2013 2:52:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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