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Daylight-saving time: It's back
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Posted on 03/13/2010 7:59:04 AM PST by JoeProBono

Most Americans trade an hour's sleep this weekend for more evening sunshine to enjoy after work.

Officially the change to daylight saving time occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, though most folks set their clocks and watches ahead an hour before going to bed on Saturday

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1 posted on 03/13/2010 7:59:04 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Looking forward to it!


2 posted on 03/13/2010 8:00:41 AM PST by americanophile
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3 posted on 03/13/2010 8:00:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: americanophile

Why don’t we just stop this stuff....period. This is government...


4 posted on 03/13/2010 8:01:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: americanophile

5 posted on 03/13/2010 8:02:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Daylight savings was always a dumb idea, as well as a misnomer.


6 posted on 03/13/2010 8:02:58 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: americanophile

I have to get up at 3:45 AM to grab a plane (I do so every Sunday). That means tomorrow I have to get up at 2:45 AM!!!

Phooey on DST!


7 posted on 03/13/2010 8:03:24 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: Daveinyork

8 posted on 03/13/2010 8:04:21 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I have but one thing to say about Daylight Savings Time....

(Expletive deleted).


9 posted on 03/13/2010 8:04:54 AM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ll set my clocks forward around 7 pm tonight. Then, when somebody calls, I can say “What are you calling so late for?”


10 posted on 03/13/2010 8:04:57 AM PST by bcsco (Obama: Hokus Pokus POTUS)
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To: freedumb2003

Go to bed an hour earlier, and all should be well. Only the first day is a real transition.


11 posted on 03/13/2010 8:05:03 AM PST by americanophile
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To: JoeProBono

I wish they would put it on DST once and for all and just leave it there.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 8:05:19 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: americanophile

About ten years ago my wife gave me for Christmas a neat Timex clock radio for my nightstand that would retain the time memory and automatically turn forward or back for DST.
They go and change DST so now I have to change it manually four times a year. Twice as much work.


13 posted on 03/13/2010 8:05:44 AM PST by donhunt (America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: freedumb2003

How much longer do you have to do that? I did that routine for a short while. If it was for the long-term, I was ready to move.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 8:05:54 AM PST by votemout
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To: freedumb2003

15 posted on 03/13/2010 8:06:23 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: freedumb2003

Yup, DH has to get up at 3 am to get to work on time.

Why is DST getting earlier every year?


16 posted on 03/13/2010 8:07:16 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: votemout

10 year, 15 years, who know?

Been doing it for 10 years (off an on), I am guaranteed at least another year on the current project.

Planning on moving to Texas to cut my commute down.


17 posted on 03/13/2010 8:07:25 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: JoeProBono

Has anybody ever considered the effect on global warming adding this extra hour of dailight all these years?


18 posted on 03/13/2010 8:07:43 AM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: JoeProBono

I detest DST.

SnakeDoc


19 posted on 03/13/2010 8:08:28 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.")
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To: jazminerose

20 posted on 03/13/2010 8:10:01 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: umgud
Has anybody ever considered the effect on global warming adding this extra hour of dailight all these years?

Now THAT it seriously funny. I'm going to steal that, and I guarantee that I'll get a few of my liberal friends to nod in agreement and start using that line, too. I only wish I could be there when they get corrected, LOL.

21 posted on 03/13/2010 8:10:56 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: JoeProBono

And two more weeks of getting up in the dark as well as dragging around the office not quite awake because it took an alarm clock to wake up in the dark. I don’t know who hatches these ideas, but I wish they’d stop. And to do it on a Sunday - they obviously don’t sing at church.


22 posted on 03/13/2010 8:11:27 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: SnakeDoctor

23 posted on 03/13/2010 8:11:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: freedumb2003

I got really tired of the Sunday to late Friday night on the road routine. Finally it became an occasional thing and now not at all. Good gig though. Best wishes!


24 posted on 03/13/2010 8:11:44 AM PST by votemout
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To: umgud

They used to say that DST would save energy usage. Has anyone ever done a study to prove this?


25 posted on 03/13/2010 8:12:47 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: mysterio

Hey, Mystie, I realize you’re probably already dead from the short time we’ve been doing this in Indiana, but, thought if maybe you’ve survived you’d want to comment here.


26 posted on 03/13/2010 8:13:11 AM PST by John W
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To: americanophile
Only the first day is a real transition.

Really? Last year it took me three weeks.

27 posted on 03/13/2010 8:13:17 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: votemout

Thanks! At least some of the flights have Wifi so I can FReep :)


28 posted on 03/13/2010 8:13:58 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: JoeProBono

Modern DST was first proposed by the New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson, whose shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects, and made him aware of the value of after-hours daylight.[2] In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift,[19] and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, New Zealand he followed up in an 1898 paper.[20] Many publications incorrectly credit DST’s invention to the prominent English builder and outdoorsman William Willett,[21] who independently conceived DST in 1905 during a pre-breakfast ride, when he observed with dismay how many Londoners slept through a large part of a summer day.[22] An avid golfer, he also disliked cutting short his round at dusk.[23] His solution was to advance the clock during the summer months, a proposal he published two years later.[24]

As described in Politics below, Willett lobbied unsuccessfully for the proposal in the UK until his death in 1915, and Germany, its World War I allies, and their occupied zones were the first European nations to use Willett’s invention, starting April 30, 1916, as a way to conserve coal during wartime. Britain, most of its allies, and many European neutrals soon followed suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year; and the United States adopted it in 1918. Since then, the world has seen many enactments, adjustments, and repeals.[25]

Willett’s 1907 proposal argued that DST increases opportunities for outdoor leisure activities during afternoon sunlight hours. The longer days nearer the summer solstice in high latitudes offer more room to shift daylight from morning to evening so that early morning daylight is not wasted.[24] DST is commonly not observed during most of winter, because its mornings are darker: workers may have no sunlit leisure time, and children may need to leave for school in the dark.[39]

Retailers, sporting goods makers, and other businesses benefit from extra afternoon sunlight, as it induces customers to shop and to participate in outdoor afternoon sports.[50] In 1984, Fortune magazine estimated that a seven-week extension of DST would yield an additional $30 million for 7-Eleven stores, and the National Golf Foundation estimated the extension would increase golf industry revenues $200 million to $300 million.[51] A 1999 study estimated that DST increases the revenue of the European Union’s leisure sector by about 3%.[8] Conversely, DST can adversely affect farmers and others whose hours are set by the sun.[4] For example, grain harvesting is best done after dew evaporates, so when field hands arrive and leave earlier in summer their labor is less valuable.[52] DST also hurts prime-time broadcast ratings[5] and drive-in and other theaters.[53]\Daylight saving has caused controversy since it began.[1] Winston Churchill argued that it enlarges “the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country”.[82] Robertson Davies, however, detected “the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves”,[83] and wags have dubbed it “Daylight Slaving Time”.[84] Historically, retailing, sports and tourism interests have favored daylight saving, while agricultural and evening entertainment interests have opposed it, and its initial adoption has been prompted by energy crisis and war.[85]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time


29 posted on 03/13/2010 8:15:57 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Desdemona

...hahaha


30 posted on 03/13/2010 8:16:49 AM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Um, I’m not kidding. I have a real problem getting up in the dark and last year the time change put me on my backside right in the middle of preparation for Holy Week, Easter and another performance run. It was NOT appreciated. My great-grandmother had no use for DST and I’m right there with her.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 8:19:27 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: americanophile

32 posted on 03/13/2010 8:19:52 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Desdemona

It’s always been controversial. Personally, I love coming home from work and having a couple of hours to enjoy the outdoors, work around the yard, etc.


33 posted on 03/13/2010 8:21:14 AM PST by americanophile
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To: smokingfrog

They used to say that DST would save energy usage. Has anyone ever done a study to prove this?


With the extra daylight after work, people do more driving around: shopping, going to soccer games, parks, etc. and use more electricity for lighting in the morning since the household has to get up in the dark - plus driving the kids to the bus stop in the dark.

So probably, no.


34 posted on 03/13/2010 8:24:10 AM PST by txhurl
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To: JoeProBono

Bah-Humbug

I hate DST


35 posted on 03/13/2010 8:24:36 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: JoeProBono

The extra hour of daylight is responsible for global warming. What did they think would happen?


36 posted on 03/13/2010 8:26:10 AM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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37 posted on 03/13/2010 8:26:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: freedumb2003

That should make the time fly. I get on here and before I know it, 3 hours have gone by.

What do you do?


38 posted on 03/13/2010 8:27:19 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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39 posted on 03/13/2010 8:27:50 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: americanophile

Not when you get old. At least for some of us. Takes me a very long time to acclimate.


40 posted on 03/13/2010 8:28:09 AM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: americanophile

I think it is crap. There is NO evidence it works. Another attempt by Govt to manipulate our lives.


41 posted on 03/13/2010 8:29:24 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Sacajaweau

Agreed, let’s stop the stupidity!!! Couldn’t we just set the clocks ahead/behind 1/2 hour and call it good?


42 posted on 03/13/2010 8:30:34 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: JoeProBono

I’m a happy Arizona resident - we don’t play DST. :)


43 posted on 03/13/2010 8:31:39 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: smokingfrog

The last study that was done proved the opposite. In Taiwan where energy is expensive, they do not have it.


44 posted on 03/13/2010 8:31:39 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Outlaw Woman

Computer Consultant — I am the tech lead on installing large ERP systems (Financials, Payroll and the like).


45 posted on 03/13/2010 8:32:32 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: JoeProBono

I have two of these clocks that “listen” to WWVB. As such, they automatically adjust themselves to DST as necessary.


46 posted on 03/13/2010 8:34:04 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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>>I’m a happy Arizona resident - we don’t play DST. :)<<

The problem is that everyone else does, so meetings with people out of state will have to be earlier anyway, and you’ll be out of sync for the next 6 months.

Might not matter depending on what you do and where, though..


47 posted on 03/13/2010 8:34:36 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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“Planning on moving to Texas to cut my commute down.”

Why do you stay in Kalifornia? You like high taxes. Texas does not have an income tax, you know. Texas has other advantages too, but you likely know that.


48 posted on 03/13/2010 8:34:38 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

There’s good reason why Arizona doesn’t follow DST: if they had DST the summers would be completely unbearable with longer daylight hours.


49 posted on 03/13/2010 8:35:14 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh my....It would appear that this Polar bear has no where else to go. Oh the horror! I’m sure that photo is completely accurate....(when in reality, just out of range (conveniently) of the lens there’s a big glacier sitting.


50 posted on 03/13/2010 8:35:17 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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