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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.


TOPICS: Announcements; Extended News
KEYWORDS: clocksahead; daylightsavings; daylightsavingtime; dst; loseanhour; spring; springaheadstupid; springforward; timechange
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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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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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