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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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To: Borges

Interesting article on Benjamin Franklin’s earlier suggestion, initially somewhat in jest though providing calculations on savings from candles burned while sleeping when the sun was up earlier in the morning.
http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/franklin.html

Having lived in Switzerland in a home with operable outside shutters to darken the rooms, I found his suggestion of fines for using such a bit interesting.


51 posted on 03/10/2013 9:29:20 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: Yo-Yo

Yes, I have often traveled from the Eastern Time Zone to California and after 3 days I get used to the change. My body sees that the Sun, in the sky changed, and my body should change too. But, when we change the clock without changing the time that is when I get screwed up. There are some people like me who set their body clocks on the sun and some that don’t.


52 posted on 03/10/2013 2:23:52 PM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: WXRGina
My "half hour" quip is just that--a quip to protest the darned thing as it is.

Heh. DST is such a pet peeve of mine that I missed the quip.

53 posted on 03/10/2013 4:47:44 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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