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Its Time to Spring Forward to Daylight Savings Time
KTLA ^ | March 31, 2006 | KTLA

Posted on 03/31/2006 11:43:42 PM PST by FairOpinion

Millions of Americans will lose an hour's sleep Saturday night, as daylight savings time returns.

Officially clocks should be moved ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will change their clocks before going to bed Saturday night.

The lost hour will return October 29 when clocks fall back to standard time.

Congress has passed a law changing the dates of daylight-saving time, from March 11 to November 4, but that doesn't take effect until 2007.


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Don't forget to ser your clocks ahead an hour.

And this is no April Fool's joke.

It's also recommended that you change the batteries in your fire alarms.

1 posted on 03/31/2006 11:43:43 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

I really hate daylight savings time.

Just leave the time of day alone.

If businesses and/or government want open/close earlier or later with the changing seasons fine but leave the freaking time alone.


2 posted on 03/31/2006 11:50:46 PM PST by DB ()
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To: DB

"If businesses and/or government want open/close earlier or later with the changing seasons fine but leave the freaking time alone."


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I agree. Just when we finally get used to the time, they change it. Now everyone will have to get up an hour earlier.

It's a phychological game they are playing with us.


3 posted on 04/01/2006 12:02:11 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: DB; FairOpinion

I hate DST even more than you do.

I hate it the most of everyone.

I despise DST. It's STUPID.

(I'm not a morning person, can you tell...?)


4 posted on 04/01/2006 12:13:23 AM PST by La Enchiladita (Walk softly, carry a big stick... and don't forget to connect the dots ...)
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To: FairOpinion
Its easy to remember with the old adage: "Spring Ahead; Fall Back."

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

5 posted on 04/01/2006 12:55:38 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

But I always forget the actual dates, when we have to do it.


6 posted on 04/01/2006 12:57:33 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion
It always used to be April. Next year, we're gonna turn the clock ahead in the dying days of winter.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

7 posted on 04/01/2006 12:59:15 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: La Enchiladita
I despise DST. It's STUPID.

(I'm not a morning person, can you tell...?)

DST is to the advantage of late risers, since the "saved" time is actually stolen from the morning and added to the evening. Fact is, you'd have to be an extremely early riser to enjoy the extra hour of daylight on standard time.

8 posted on 04/01/2006 1:03:05 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: La Enchiladita

But it's so nice in the fall when you get an extra hour to sleep Sunday night...


9 posted on 04/01/2006 1:03:54 AM PST by wizardoz
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To: FairOpinion; thackney
Grrrrr. . .
10 posted on 04/01/2006 1:06:10 AM PST by Flyer (Preserve American Culture)
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To: goldstategop

Oh no, don't remind me ... damn congresscritters... Grrrrrr....


11 posted on 04/01/2006 1:12:15 AM PST by La Enchiladita (Walk softly, carry a big stick... and don't forget to connect the dots ...)
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To: dr_lew; La Enchiladita

"DST is to the advantage of late risers,"


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No it isn't. People who had to get up at 6 am to go to work, now they have to get up at 5 am, when it's still dark. Their body protests and rightfully. Not exactly something to look forward to for people, who actually prefer to get up at 9 am.


12 posted on 04/01/2006 1:12:51 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

No offense, dr.lew, but someone always shows up on the DST thread to say something like that. You've got it backwards, sadly, grievously WRONG.


13 posted on 04/01/2006 1:15:17 AM PST by La Enchiladita (Walk softly, carry a big stick... and don't forget to connect the dots ...)
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To: FairOpinion
This is so confusing. Now we have to recalculate the time zones when calling the U.S. New York was 12 hours away; now it's 13, or is it the other way around?

Why can't they just leave it the way it is/was?

14 posted on 04/01/2006 1:18:20 AM PST by wai-ming
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To: wai-ming

The difference between time zones is still the same, EXCEPT where they don't go back and forth, I think Arizona is either always on daylight savings, or always on regular and don't switch to daylight savings, I forget which.


15 posted on 04/01/2006 1:28:22 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: wai-ming

I am sorry, I guess you meant from another country, where they don't do daylight savings.


16 posted on 04/01/2006 1:29:14 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion
"Residents of some parts of the country can ignore all this since daylight-saving time isn't observed in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. "

Daylight-Saving Time Returns Sunday

17 posted on 04/01/2006 1:43:18 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

There may be many on here who dislike DST but those of us on the northern border really appreciate it.


18 posted on 04/01/2006 1:44:59 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (The Stations of the Cross in Poetry ---> http://www.wayoftears.com)
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To: FairOpinion

People that get up at six are not late risers, but anyway, from web resources, the sun rises in Chicago at 5:32 AM CST on April 2, which is 6:32 AM CDT, so your point carries some water, but note that on March 1 the sun rises at 6:26 AM CST in Chicago, so the onset of CDT is no worse than that as regards morning light.

But then, by April 22, the sun rises at 5:00 AM CST, 6:00 AM CDT, and then:

June 1 - 4:18 AM CST, 5:18 AM CDT
July 1 - 4:19 AM CST, 5:19 AM CDT
Aug 1 - 4:45 AM CST, 5:45 AM CDT

with setting times:

June 1 - 7:19 PM CST, 8:19 AM CDT
July 1 - 7:30 PM CST, 8:30 PM CDT
Aug 1 - 7:09 PM CST, 8:09 AM CDT

so the advantage here should be obvious.

I do agree that the the expansion of DST into late winter and mid autumn makes no sense.


19 posted on 04/01/2006 1:59:01 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: FairOpinion
Yes, in "other countries" it can be very confusing.

If I set up an appointment to call a business associate in Las Vegas, for instance, I have to take into account the time difference, which is an hour ahead or behind the "usual time" depending on the time of year.

They typically don't inform us (outside the U.S.) of the dates for the time change, so April and October are especially frustrating.

20 posted on 04/01/2006 2:00:36 AM PST by wai-ming
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To: FairOpinion

Daylight Savings Time is so pointless. It's like cutting one foot off the end of a blanket and sewing it onto the other end.


21 posted on 04/01/2006 2:02:50 AM PST by Archangel86
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To: FairOpinion
But I always forget the actual dates, when we have to do it.

First Sunday in April, last Sunday in October, coinciding with the the Spring and Fall Equinox.

22 posted on 04/01/2006 2:19:46 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Except no point to remember it now, since it's going to be different next year.

"Congress has passed a law changing the dates of daylight-saving time, from March 11 to November 4, but that doesn't take effect until 2007."




23 posted on 04/01/2006 2:21:56 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: dr_lew
People that get up at six are not late risers, but anyway, from web resources, the sun rises in Chicago at 5:32 AM CST on April 2, which is 6:32 AM CDT, so your point carries some water, but note that on March 1 the sun rises at 6:26 AM CST in Chicago, so the onset of CDT is no worse than that as regards morning light.

Technically you don't gain or lose an hour of daylight or sunlight. In the northern parts of the United States, the longest day of Summer brings about 18 hours of sunlight, and the shortest day of Winter brings about 18 hours of darkness.

24 posted on 04/01/2006 2:22:53 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: wai-ming

"They typically don't inform us (outside the U.S.) of the dates for the time change, "


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It's a good thing that you check FR and find out. :)


25 posted on 04/01/2006 2:24:14 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: wai-ming; FairOpinion
Yes, in "other countries" it can be very confusing.

Businesses who do business worldwide use UTC or "Coordinated Universal Time", or GMT "Greenwich Mean Time". UTC/GMT never changes. Many ISP's timestamp their e-mails in UTC/GMT.

26 posted on 04/01/2006 2:25:08 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: FairOpinion

"Millions of Americans will lose an hour's sleep Saturday night"

By moving the clock hands, you lose sleep?

Someone needs to patent a scale on this concept...


27 posted on 04/01/2006 2:26:08 AM PST by dakine
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To: FairOpinion
"Congress has passed a law changing the dates of daylight-saving time, from March 11 to November 4, but that doesn't take effect until 2007."

Yep, I know. That oughta be a headache for those who have clocks that set themselves like computer clocks, or modern day VCR's, that will still be using the old DST/Standard Time format.

28 posted on 04/01/2006 2:27:16 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: FairOpinion
We sprung forward in Iraq last night.

They do it April 1 every year and switch back on October 1.

I'm groggy today. {YAWWWN}

29 posted on 04/01/2006 2:28:22 AM PST by Allegra (No mosques were entered or damaged during this post.)
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To: Allegra

The EU sprung forward on March 26th at 0100 UTC.


30 posted on 04/01/2006 2:31:40 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Allegra

Thanks for the info.

I had no idea they do daylight savings in Iraq.


31 posted on 04/01/2006 2:37:14 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: DB

Many years ago I overheard a very stupid woman telling her friend at a grocery store that she loved daylight savings time because the extra hour of sunlight really made her garden grow better.

Had to be a Dim-o-rat.


32 posted on 04/01/2006 2:50:33 AM PST by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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I had no idea they do daylight savings in Iraq.

Yep. But Kuwait doesn't. So we go off-kilter with them for six months. LOL

33 posted on 04/01/2006 2:58:27 AM PST by Allegra (No mosques were entered or damaged during this post.)
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To: Allegra

I notice in your profile this is your third year in Iraq.

You have great courage and I am also sure you must be getting a lot of satisfaction from working there.


34 posted on 04/01/2006 3:03:49 AM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I hate mornings as well...I am a night person, if left to my own devices....usually if anyone tried to wake me up before 9am, I do feel like I am in a coma....

Sometimes I wonder if being a night owl is genetic...my dad was a night owl(always worked graveyard, by choice), I am a nightowl(I worked graveyard shift as often as I could, by choice), my dads aunt is a night owl, and my younger son is a night owl...we all hate mornings, and love to be up all night...

Daylight Savings Time, springing ahead, makes me miserable...


35 posted on 04/01/2006 3:08:05 AM PST by andysandmikesmom
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You have great courage and I am also sure you must be getting a lot of satisfaction from working there.

Actually, I was dropped on my head when I was a baby. ;-)

Seriously, I'm fascinated with watching history take place right before my eyes. It's exhausting to work the hours here and the war can get stressful for us, but it's also very rewarding and the camaraderie with my co-workers (American AND Iraqi) is wonderful.

I was only going to do a year, but I keep getting drawn back here.

36 posted on 04/01/2006 3:10:55 AM PST by Allegra (No mosques were entered or damaged during this post.)
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To: FairOpinion
You are burning daylight and sleeping your life away!!!!!
37 posted on 04/01/2006 3:46:51 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: DH

That's funny!


38 posted on 04/01/2006 3:49:38 AM PST by DB ()
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To: Flyer

You called? I enjoy the extra hour...means I can get in a full round of golf after work...sit on the deck and chat with the wife, avoid doing yardwork and extra hour...

GRRRRR


39 posted on 04/01/2006 3:52:13 AM PST by GRRRRR (ACLU, Hitliary and DemonRats are the Enemies of AMERICA and FREEDOM)
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To: FairOpinion

"Don't forget to ser your clocks ahead an hour"


No,no,no. You move your clock BACK 11 hours


40 posted on 04/01/2006 4:01:40 AM PST by Figment
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To: DB

Stupidity. Government mischief.


41 posted on 04/01/2006 4:05:09 AM PST by RoadTest (The wicked love darkness; but God's people love the Light!)
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To: FairOpinion
I had no idea they do daylight savings in Iraq.

DST can be found worldwide. It just starts and ends at different times. My wife in Ukraine turned her clocks forward last Sunday.

42 posted on 04/01/2006 4:19:34 AM PST by Drew68
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To: goldstategop
It always used to be April. Next year, we're gonna turn the clock ahead in the dying days of winter.

Yeah, congress now thinks it has the power to add daylight to the world. These dummies actually think that we are going to save energy by manipulating the clock.

During this idiotic discussion I wish I could have had time on the floor of Congress to shout, "There's still the same amount of daylight, you morons!".

43 posted on 04/01/2006 4:38:19 AM PST by raybbr
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To: FairOpinion

Seems to me that every 24 years we would have to skip a day to keep the calendar correct.


44 posted on 04/01/2006 5:00:22 AM PST by Don Carlos ("Beer is proof God loves us". B. Franklin)
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To: GRRRRR
You called?

Laugh!

I wouldn't care if the sun set at midnight - as long as we stuck with it. It's the twice a year change that makes me Grrrrr. . .

45 posted on 04/01/2006 6:10:41 AM PST by Flyer (Preserve American Culture)
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To: FairOpinion
At this time I also cut a foot off my blanket at the top and sew it on the bottom to make it longer.
Its an old indian trick.
Works just as good as DST. Actually better.
46 posted on 04/01/2006 6:14:25 AM PST by DeaconRed (IF . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: FairOpinion

Just damn ... I hate losing an hour.


47 posted on 04/01/2006 6:16:28 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: La Enchiladita
I hate it the most of everyone.

No. you cannot hate it more than I. I hate it with a depth than cannot be measured of expressed in any language earthly or extra terrestrial.

Lucifer's hatred for God pales in contrast to my loathing for this fubar biannual cluster**** and for the pinhead brainstems that foist it upon us.

48 posted on 04/01/2006 8:10:57 AM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: GRRRRR
I enjoy the extra hour...means I can get in a full round of golf after work...sit on the deck and chat with the wife, avoid doing yardwork and extra hour...

I don't play golf. I do not have a deck. My son does my yard. I chat with my wife online.

What's in it for me, save messing up my cicadian rhythms?

49 posted on 04/01/2006 8:36:19 AM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: FairOpinion

I love living in Arizona.

You all move, we don't.

Best thing is that now the Sopranos come on an hour earlier!


50 posted on 04/01/2006 8:37:36 AM PST by Central Scrutiniser (No one censors speech they agree with.)
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