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Daylight Savings Time Explained
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Posted on 03/09/2013 2:03:16 PM PST by Borges

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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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To: Borges

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

Then there's that. Best idea, as splitting the hour would cause problems with international time, since the "civilized" world agrees on GMT (UTC).

21 posted on 03/09/2013 3:08:34 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JoeProBono

So THAT’S how the darned thing happened!
:-)


22 posted on 03/09/2013 3:09:28 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Borges

Nicely done. Thanks for posting it.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 3:13:30 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Borges

I hate daylight savings time. I get up early, and this morning I got up with the sun for the last time until May, or thereabouts. Now, when I get up, it will feel like the middle of the night.

It’s a safe bet that the number of automobile accidents early in the morning increases after the time change.

We need year-round standard time.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 3:14:11 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Borges.


25 posted on 03/09/2013 3:14:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
There is no “s”. It’s Daylight Saving Time.

OMG! How could we have ever survived had you not brought that to the poster and our attention?

Thank God for ClearCase_Guy!!!!!

Are you getting paid overtime for being this weekend's resident spell checker?

Or are you doing this on your own, without any support from the site Mods? If so, God bless your brother, God bless you!!!!!!

26 posted on 03/09/2013 3:19:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Borges

DST is Nothing but a conspiracy between the people who make watches and the knobs on the watches to change the time.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 3:29:13 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

Maybe we’ll get a benevolent leader like Hugo Chavez (RIP*) who will just arbitrarily change the clock....


28 posted on 03/09/2013 3:31:45 PM PST by mikrofon (* Rotting In Putrefaction)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks


29 posted on 03/09/2013 3:37:21 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Borges

I’ve never understood why the entire country volutarily goes through jet lag twice a year. I echo many here on the thread who say, “pick one out and then leave it alone!!”


30 posted on 03/09/2013 3:58:34 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Borges

31 posted on 03/09/2013 3:58:37 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

Indiana has DST now.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 4:38:51 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: WXRGina
Still, I wish we could just split the difference by half an hour and leave it alone. Time changing’s a hassle.

Half an hour? Here's a radical proposal: do away with the stupid thing altogether. We don't save any energy. In the Summer, everyone's AC roars for an extra hour till the Sun goes down.

DST is the stupidest thing Congress has thought up since Prohibition. Be done with it, I say.

33 posted on 03/09/2013 4:45:53 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: BfloGuy
Half an hour? Here's a radical proposal: do away with the stupid thing altogether. We don't save any energy. In the Summer, everyone's AC roars for an extra hour till the Sun goes down.

DST is the stupidest thing Congress has thought up since Prohibition. Be done with it, I say.

Yes, of course I agree, as I said in comment #21. It's stupid. My "half hour" quip is just that--a quip to protest the darned thing as it is.

34 posted on 03/09/2013 5:15:14 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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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.

Three to four weeks? Over a one hour change?

Boy, I hope you don't travel much. Jet lag must throw you off for a year.

35 posted on 03/09/2013 6:09:23 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: logitech

Daylight Saving Time PING!


36 posted on 03/09/2013 6:34:39 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Borges

I’m in favor of setting the clocks ahead one month in the spring, back one month in the autumn.


37 posted on 03/09/2013 6:38:01 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: goldstategop
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.

You get to a point where you get one sunrise and one sunset per year. The six months of daylight is none too bright as the sun is just barely above the horizon. It tracks all the way round the horizon back to where it started every 24 hours. Once it drops below the horizon it gets dark and stays that way for 6 months. When it's dark at the north pole, the south pole has 24 hours of daylight and vice versa.

Regards,
GtG

38 posted on 03/09/2013 7:03:26 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Borges

DST makes no sense whatsoever....saving $4.00/year on energy costs...pffttt! Thanks for posting that vid BTW. Good info.


39 posted on 03/09/2013 7:14:45 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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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”

Me too

Listen and weep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIfalIvl4hE


40 posted on 03/09/2013 8:50:52 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Cyber Liberty

AZ doesn’t have it because no one wants an extra hour of heat in a desert state. The Navajo Nation there is on DST, so keep it in mind when you enter the Indian reservation. :)

American Samoa, HI, the American VI and Puerto Rico do not observe DST again because of the extra heat in a subtropical climate.


41 posted on 03/10/2013 1:23:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Amazing! Extra hour of heat? Maybe we could change to a 22 hour long day and cure Global Warming.


42 posted on 03/10/2013 5:58:03 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: goldstategop

When I first moved here, the way someone explained it to me was this: “We tried it and didn’t like the 10PM sunsets.”


43 posted on 03/10/2013 8:30:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Nowhere Man

Nixon’s fault. The moonbats derided the hell out of him for that. I think 50,000 or so kids were run over that winter by a school bus.


44 posted on 03/10/2013 8:34:52 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Good luck in Tuscon with that.


45 posted on 03/10/2013 8:37:54 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: eyedigress

Tucson is another world. They have Dupnik for a Sheriff, should tell you all you need to know about how weird they are. I don’t think they have DST either.


46 posted on 03/10/2013 8:57:10 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

They did when I was in the state.


47 posted on 03/10/2013 9:07:32 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Borges

get rid of DST altogether

instead:
change the clocks to 10 hour days, 100 minutes, 100 seconds. we need more logic in our world

also, why not simply put the whole planet on the same time zone.
why do we synchronize sunrise time, when we can synchronize the whole planet!


48 posted on 03/10/2013 9:09:18 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: fnord

Railroads would never be on time.


49 posted on 03/10/2013 9:10:38 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: eyedigress
Not anymore.

Where you here when DST was forced down everybody's throat back in the '70's?

50 posted on 03/10/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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