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Public Service Announcement - Daylight Savings Time
March 10, 2012 | Self

Posted on 03/10/2012 1:21:01 PM PST by 2111USMC

Just a reminder, Daylight Savings Time for 2012 starts March 11. Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight.


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Looking forward to extra daylight after work to walk the dog.

:)

1 posted on 03/10/2012 1:21:03 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: 2111USMC

SPRING AHEAD!

PRAISE GOD!


2 posted on 03/10/2012 1:23:13 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2111USMC

Just think of the impact this extra hour all these years has had on global warming. We ought to ban it.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 1:23:47 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2111USMC

Change your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Change batteries in all those gadgets about the house you depend upon to monitory your health and protect your safety.

4 posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:57 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: 2111USMC

If I go to work, will I get paid for that lost hour? : )


5 posted on 03/10/2012 1:26:34 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Admin Moderator

is there a “source” for this post ? LOL ...


6 posted on 03/10/2012 1:29:21 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: 2111USMC

Thank you for the reminder. I try to always do it during the day so I can get used to it. Just did all my clocks...except the auto ones.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 1:33:28 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

We don’t believe in that crap in AZ. DST is for wimps and followers.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 1:33:53 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: 2111USMC

Da yam

I wish they would set it and forget it.

This new 4 month DST is ridiculous.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 1:34:21 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: 2111USMC
No way. Not until I find out what's been happening to all the daylight we've been saving all these years. Where's my daylight, dang it?!??

I blame capitalism. The gummint owes me a check.

10 posted on 03/10/2012 1:36:49 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: onyx

Ditto!


11 posted on 03/10/2012 1:39:14 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: 2111USMC

Good. All the clocks I never changed last fall are now going to be correct.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 1:40:23 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2111USMC

Crap. I hardly slept at all last night. Oh well, at least there will be more sunshine later.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 1:40:40 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Patton@Bastogne
is there a “source” for this post ? LOL ...

Just for you! :0)

http://www.time.gov/

14 posted on 03/10/2012 1:43:14 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Billthedrill
No way. Not until I find out what's been happening to all the daylight we've been saving all these years. Where's my daylight, dang it?!??

Sounds like it's time for a daylight savings bailout.

15 posted on 03/10/2012 1:43:58 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: rabidralph

I am always so much happier during Daylight Savings Time, aren’t you?


16 posted on 03/10/2012 1:45:01 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TomGuy

I feel like a rat on a treadmill: doing what “they tell us to do”, all the time.

I agree: set it and forget it, TG!


17 posted on 03/10/2012 1:45:13 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

You’re more of a sheep.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 1:47:50 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 2111USMC

Yeah, picking-up dogpoop in the dark sucks. Stepping in it’s even worse!


19 posted on 03/10/2012 1:51:47 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yet another reason to move there...

I HATE DST!!


20 posted on 03/10/2012 1:55:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: fabian
If I go to work, will I get paid for that lost hour? : )

LOL!

I am a payroll manager and belong to a professional association and subscribed to their daily, member to member Q&A emails.

The other week a payroll manager posted the following question to the group (paraphrasing).

“Our payroll is semi¬monthly and this week an exempt salaried employee came to me and told me that I needed to make a payroll adjustment because of Leap Year. He felt that because this year, being a Leap Year, and having an extra day in it, he was being “cheated” out of a day’s wages. Aside from the obvious answer of “You are way too stupid to breathe, live alone have a job, live alone have a salaried managerial position”, how do I explain to this raving moron that he gets x number of dollars per year divided by 24 pays and he isn’t entitled to anything extra just because it’s a Leap Year?

I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!

And in a more serious answer to your question, if you are an hourly shift worker who works in a period during which DLST starts, yes, you get paid for the hours for which you actually worked and no, if you are an hourly shift worker who works in a period during which DLST end, you don’t lose an hour of pay. Our automated time clock system is programmed to accommodate DLST changes. :) ,

21 posted on 03/10/2012 1:57:03 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: 2111USMC

Ever wonder why it is called “daylight savings time”? It doesn’t save either daylight or time.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: umgud
Just think of the impact this extra hour all these years has had on global warming. We ought to ban it.

That's a very good point. We give up an hour of cool air in the morning for an extra hour of very hot air in the evening. And I do think we ought to ban it -- just like the Founders intended! :)

23 posted on 03/10/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

The weather’s warm, BG. We’d love to have you.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 2:01:02 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: EEGator

Aren’t we all, with DST etc?


25 posted on 03/10/2012 2:04:18 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill
Yeah, picking-up dogpoop in the dark sucks. Stepping in it’s even worse!

Spoken like a person with experience!

26 posted on 03/10/2012 2:05:23 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: onyx

Yes, I am. I don’t like winter but I like it even less because the sun’s hardly ever out. I’ve been this way since I was a child.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 2:09:48 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Kirkwood

Well there ya go! Procrastination pays!

(I’ve been so busy the short times I’m in my office that I just a few days ago noticed that one of my calendars was still on January.)


28 posted on 03/10/2012 2:10:14 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: carriage_hill

I am too. Just wanted you to know you aren’t a rat.


29 posted on 03/10/2012 2:10:35 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Cyber Liberty

Thank you!

However.. I’m *wanting* the mountain areas... It’s colder.

Yes. I am SURE I will live to regret this... ;)


30 posted on 03/10/2012 2:14:20 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: carriage_hill

NO!!!!

mumble grumble


31 posted on 03/10/2012 2:15:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: EEGator

Thanks, EEG. There are days, though...


32 posted on 03/10/2012 2:16:15 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Get a flashlight!!!!

Down with DST!!! Booooo


33 posted on 03/10/2012 2:17:42 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

White Mountains up by show Low very nice. About 6K feet.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 2:18:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: 2111USMC

I work a night job (M-F) starting at 6 pm. Right around this time of yr, I drive toward work just about due west most of the time and the sun is pretty brutal (even with the visor).
Not after tonight, though.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 2:20:38 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: rabidralph

I have some friends with SAD.

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

Never liked that acronym. They use artificial lights. Works for some; doesn’t for others. Just be glad you don’t live in Alaska, with 6mos of darkness. Not sure I could take that, either.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 2:20:57 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Cyber Liberty; hope

Thanks!!

I *think* it was hope... We were doing a lot of FRmailing about different mountain areas.

Guess what I accidentally did? Deleted pages of Inbox stuff..

That’s a HINT for ya, hope....

;(


37 posted on 03/10/2012 2:22:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

See my Post #27, B G. I agree!


38 posted on 03/10/2012 2:22:27 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: rabidralph

Same here! Give me sunlight!
We will be a lot happier tomorrow!
Blessed Daylight Sunday, dear friend!


39 posted on 03/10/2012 2:23:07 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
We don’t believe in that crap in AZ. DST is for wimps and followers.

Do you think that Americans who live in the other 48 states (Hawaii also doesn't participate in DST) actually have a choice?

40 posted on 03/10/2012 2:23:07 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: carriage_hill

Rats are survivors.


41 posted on 03/10/2012 2:23:31 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Keith in Iowa

Thanks for the reminder.

I should do the smoke detector and the CO monitors.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 2:26:07 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Isabel C.

No, not really. Not further than the extent we control our government, and we know they control us instead. We’re at the awkward stage...not ready to start shooting them yet. And it’s more than 48 other states.


43 posted on 03/10/2012 2:29:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: 2111USMC
Looking forward to extra daylight after work to walk the dog.

I'll miss the extra hour of sleep. There are always a few stragglers coming in a bit bleary eyed at church when this transition occurs.

As I doff my propeller beanie cap and go into 100% nerd mode, the correct term is "daylight saving time" without an 's'. This tidbit is presented in the interest of pedants everywhere. :-)

44 posted on 03/10/2012 2:33:32 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: carriage_hill

Can we keep shorter days?
Longer nights?

Pleeeease?


45 posted on 03/10/2012 2:35:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: EEGator

So are termites and cockroaches. LOL!


46 posted on 03/10/2012 2:35:35 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: 2111USMC

Never could understand why we have to wait until 2am to change the clocks? Seem to me the government would make the switchover earlier on Saturday night, maybe 10pm, my normal bedtime. I find it so difficult changing the clock at 2am. I am so tired at that time. No wonder so many people are late for church! Yawwwnnnnnnnn!

/s


47 posted on 03/10/2012 2:38:01 PM PST by rawhide
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To: carriage_hill

Haha, true. I guess I stepped in it.


48 posted on 03/10/2012 2:38:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: MD Expat in PA

Yes, I know. It is funny how dumb people can be at times. I heard that joke on the radio and just repeated it.

But....I really did go to the doctor the other day and he asked me if I am considering doing anything to prevent memory loss because I am almost 50 years old now. I told him...I don’t know doctor, I can’t remember....


49 posted on 03/10/2012 2:38:38 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Brad's Gramma

I like that idea, B G!

After I hit 62, I wanted 7-8hrs of sleep. At 20-45, 4-5hrs did just fine. True, I get up at 4am to feed/water my cats, but now that I’ve sold my business, I can get the 7-8hrs, instead of working 15hrs/day, 7 days a week for all those 35+yrs.


50 posted on 03/10/2012 2:39:44 PM PST by carriage_hill
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