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History of Daylight Saving Time Ending
BillPetro ^ | October 28, 2013 | BILL PETRO

Posted on 10/28/2013 3:43:12 PM PDT by NYer

Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is a brilliant campaign to convince us that we’re getting more daylight each day, when in reality we’ve simply changed our clocks and then forgotten about it within two weeks. DST begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March in most of the United States and its territories, however there are some places that have not bought into this campaign: it is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the city of South Bend, Indiana nor the state of Arizona except for the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe DST.

Standard Time begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November. This is the time in the Fall to “Fall” back by moving your clocks back one hour at the resumption of Standard Time. In the Spring, we “Spring” forward an hour, losing an hour of sleep, and finally realizing where we get the names for half of the seasons of the year. However, with DST for Summer now occurring before the vernal equinox which brings Spring, shall we say “March forward”? What about the Southern Hemisphere which has the opposite seasons?

Why so many changes? Is this campaign on a roll, is it gaining energy? Indeed, it is all about energy… and of course, money.

Back in August 8, 2005, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Prior to 2007, DST began at 2:00 a.m. (local time) on the first Sunday in April, and ended at 2:00 a.m. (local time) on the last Sunday in October. The new rules for DST beginning in 2007 mean an extra four or five weeks of DST each year. There will now be a total of 238 days of DST, compared to a total of 210 days of DST in 2006 under the previous rules, and the U. S. will remain on DST for about 65% of the year. So think about it, DST will be in effect for most of the year.

daylight_savings_time_world.pgn It has spread to other countries as well, but cloaked under other names. In the European Union (EU) it goes by the name Summer Time Period and will happen from the last Sunday in March through the first Sunday in November (next year.) Most of Canada uses DST, except the majority of Saskatchewan and parts of northeastern British Columbia, but Manitoba and Ontario follow the US model to maintain “competitive advantage” with its major trading partner. In Russia though, they can’t get enough: they add an extra hour. During the Summer, Russia’s clocks are two hours ahead of standard time. During the winter, all 11 of the Russian time zones are an hour ahead of standard time. China and other parts of Asia and Africa ignore it completely. Closer to the equator, where the hours of daylight are similar throughout the seasons, they can see things better and are not fooled by the need for this “daylight saving” campaign.

You’re probably asking, “Bill… Petro… dot com, where did this all begin?” and well you might ask. Blame it on the trains… at least in Canada. Back before 1883, major cities used to set their clocks according to local astronomical conditions, but the advent of the railroads necessitated a way of standardizing schedules, hence the introduction of “time zones.” Canada’s Sir Sandford Flemming advocated this time zone and hourly variation, which was adopted at the International Prime Meridian Conference in Washington the following year.

But it did not yet see universal use. Various parts of the world experienced controversy concerning the impact on agriculture, outdoor activities, and business.

Many credit American Benjamin Franklin with convincing the modern idea in 1784 while envoy to France as a way of economizing on candles by rising earlier. Englishman William Willett sponsored DST throughout his life in the early 20th century. Germany and its territories used it throughout World War I and Britain and many of its allies later did the same. America standardized on it during WWI to save on coal usage. It was standardized upon again, year-round during WWII and again for two years during the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, both as means of saving energy.

Where does money come in? While we continued the use of DST following WWI, it fell into disuse in America between WWI and WWII. New York City bankers and brokers made efforts to reinstate it, so they could capitalize on the extra hour of arbitrage that DST permitted with the London markets. The New York Board of Aldermen lobbied for it and saw it made law in 1920.

Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

-Benjamin Franklin



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1 posted on 10/28/2013 3:43:12 PM PDT by NYer
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To: GreyFriar

2 posted on 10/28/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

I love daylight savings time.


3 posted on 10/28/2013 3:44:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Let’s just pick one and stay with it year round! I hate the adjustment!


4 posted on 10/28/2013 3:46:56 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: demkicker

I’m looking to write a Ballot initiative here in California...to put “Daylight Savings Time”... on the Ballot.

The frustration of weeks of adjustment...alone make it a hindrance.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 3:49:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: demkicker

I’d be happy to stay with DST year round.


6 posted on 10/28/2013 3:49:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

My vote is pick a time and stick with it. I hate the time change.

In WWII Stalin put the Soviet Union on DST. He forgot to take them off it and they stayed on it until long after his death. (Food for thought. For those of you who pray for immortality, imagine what life would be like if Stalin, FDR, any Kennedy or Obama lived forever. If you think you’re tired of hearing from Jimmy Carter now, wait 50 years. You’ll really be tired of him by then.)


7 posted on 10/28/2013 3:51:39 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: demkicker
"Let’s just pick one and stay with it year round! I hate the adjustment! "

Move to the equator.

12 hr day/night. 365.25.

8 posted on 10/28/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: trisham

Me too. Here in AZ it means the west coast ballgames start on time and games from the east are at 5 or 5:30.


9 posted on 10/28/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: NYer

That’s right if I want a longer blanket all I have to do is cut 12 inches off one end and sew it back onto the other.

Stooopidest thing from the 70s ever


10 posted on 10/28/2013 3:52:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: trisham

you live in massachutes.....we don’t expect much from you


11 posted on 10/28/2013 3:53:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: NYer

I hate the extra hour of daylight. Burns the grass.


12 posted on 10/28/2013 3:55:07 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: NYer

I’m gonna invent a clock that automatically adjusts itself so you can have 40 hours in a day. You’ll still have to work eight hours but through creative adjustments this will only take about 15 minutes.


13 posted on 10/28/2013 3:57:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Nifster
you live in massachutes.....we don’t expect much from you

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Thanks. At least we have some excellent private schools here where we learn, among other subjects, spelling and grammar.

14 posted on 10/28/2013 3:58:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Luke21

Yes, the time zone difference can be quite an inconvenience.


15 posted on 10/28/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: demkicker
Let’s just pick one and stay with it year round! I hate the adjustment!

Hear! Hear!

FMCDH(BITS)

16 posted on 10/28/2013 4:03:57 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

smart phones, computers and cable TV boxes all reset themselves

the old microwave TV.... I have no idea how it knew


17 posted on 10/28/2013 4:07:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NYer

Out here in West Texas being in the central time zone, DST makes the afternoons extra long.


18 posted on 10/28/2013 4:07:56 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: trisham

*snicker*


19 posted on 10/28/2013 4:08:00 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

:)


20 posted on 10/28/2013 4:10:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

21 posted on 10/28/2013 4:11:36 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia

:)


22 posted on 10/28/2013 4:12:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

you live in massachutes.....we don’t expect much from you
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Thanks. At least we have some excellent private schools here where we learn, among other subjects, spelling and grammar.

But not economics.


23 posted on 10/28/2013 4:12:49 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: trisham

Good one!


24 posted on 10/28/2013 4:12:56 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: trisham
I hate it. It is very disruptive.
25 posted on 10/28/2013 4:13:35 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: demkicker

Same here. And if you’ve got kids, the aggravation is multiplied. We’re grandparents now, but my wife still jokes that the people who invented it certainly didn’t have small children.


26 posted on 10/28/2013 4:13:57 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: Rushmore Rocks

:)


27 posted on 10/28/2013 4:14:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; Nifster
hahahaw!...good one!

FMCDH(BITS)

28 posted on 10/28/2013 4:14:39 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Theophilus

It doesn’t bother me, but I can understand that it might be bothersome to some people.


29 posted on 10/28/2013 4:14:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nothingnew

:)


30 posted on 10/28/2013 4:15:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m in Pennsylvania, but I’d vote it out in a heart beat. I’d help you if I lived in California.


31 posted on 10/28/2013 4:15:37 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: trisham

Daylight savings time is a stupid game of let’s pretend. The Sun isn’t fooled..


32 posted on 10/28/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: NYer
Perfect illustration of "Marketing."

If you issued an edict that everyone had to get up and go to work one hour earlier, they'd all be bitchin' and grumbling.

So you make up a story about "taking an hour from the morning and attaching it to the evening," or simply setting the clocks one hour ahead and everybody's happy.

33 posted on 10/28/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
a clock that automatically adjusts itself so you can have 40 hours in a day. You’ll still have to work eight hours but through creative adjustments this will only take about 15 minutes.

-Or- you could move to France, where this is strictly practiced. 15 minutes of work per day and retire at 50

34 posted on 10/28/2013 4:20:51 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: hoosierham

Probably not.


35 posted on 10/28/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

I remember when we went to daylight savings time in February 1974. A lot of kids got hit by cars when they were going to school in the dark. It was real bad in the northern states. You cannot fool mother nature.


36 posted on 10/28/2013 4:21:24 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: NYer

I have long thought than any energy savings from DST is meaningless as most modern buildings do not depend on outside light and things like air conditioning run 24/7. However, the longer evening light is great during the summer. It might make more sense if DST went from Memorial Day to Labor Day


37 posted on 10/28/2013 4:22:53 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: forgotten man

I remember that well, in Connecticut, in ‘74. We froze our behinds, waiting for the bus, in the morning darkness. One day, a kid brought a flask of bourbon, to stay warm. I never tasted hard liquor, before that time, but I took a good chug, and remained warm for some time !


38 posted on 10/28/2013 4:26:17 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: NYer

< blonde gal>

I just love getting up at 2 AM to reset all the clocks. It disrupts my beauty sleep.

< /blonde gal>


39 posted on 10/28/2013 4:29:34 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: NYer

Thank you :), I’ll just have to remember to tell my alarm clock.


40 posted on 10/28/2013 4:33:45 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Gen.Blather

Or just change it by a half-hour, and then leave it alone!! I’m so tired of it. For those with school-age children, the October change is fine, but try it in the spring. You’re having to make kids go to bed at sunset and get up in the dark. So stupid...


41 posted on 10/28/2013 4:34:36 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: trisham
I’d be happy to stay with DST year round.

For Pete's sake, why?

42 posted on 10/28/2013 4:38:57 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: Mamzelle

It was less dark than normal when I walked my nephew to the bus stop.

BTW- Who decided that the youngest kids get to the bus stops at 6:45 while older kids get picked up at 8?


43 posted on 10/28/2013 4:39:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: trisham

Me too.


44 posted on 10/28/2013 4:42:13 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: razorback-bert

Yes, sir! And, we can add this bit of time to to brisket BBQ and a good bottle of wine.

(or, more likely, driving back from the rigs in Mentone in day-light!)


45 posted on 10/28/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: BfloGuy
For Pete's sake, why?

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Because I like sunshine in the afternoon. I like spending some time outside with my husband when he returns home from work. Because as an individual, I have my own personal preferences.

46 posted on 10/28/2013 4:46:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

Worse time of the year for me coming up this Sunday.
Sunset around 5:30 . Would like to go on MY time
where sun sets around 6 30 to 7 pm daily all year.

Of course in the summer i dont like sunsets at 830 or 9pm either.


47 posted on 10/28/2013 4:46:53 PM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: Romulus

:)


48 posted on 10/28/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

Sleep is for pussies quit whining. I think we should double day light savings time. I could give a crap about kids in the north that have to walk to school in the mornings. Their parents made a stupid decision to live in the north. Screw em.


49 posted on 10/28/2013 4:52:08 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: old and tired

Does Pennsylvania have the Ballot Initiave?


50 posted on 10/28/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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