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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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