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Hugo Chavez Invents New Half-Hour Time Zone
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2007 | Jeremy McDermott

Posted on 12/09/2007 9:14:19 AM PST by blam

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To: John Jorsett
Next week he'll change the calendar year to the first derivative of log(x2)

Next he will set the value of pi to 3. It will make calculations so much simpler
61 posted on 12/09/2007 11:05:57 AM PST by Cheburashka (Liberals never think what they have done is wrong, they think they haven't done it enough yet.)
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wow, I didnt know he changed the flag. that is just screaming fark photoshop contest


62 posted on 12/09/2007 11:09:24 AM PST by Liberty2007 (left my sheeple go!)
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To: blam
"These children have to get up at five in the morning... they arrive at school dead tired," said Mr Chavez. "And why? Because of our time."

I know this solution is overly complicated for the little dictator, but why not start school later in the morning?

63 posted on 12/09/2007 11:23:03 AM PST by theymakemesick (End welfare and the crops will be picked)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Next, he should adopt the Mayan calendar—really show those European intruders a thing or two! (I know the Mayan influence didn’t extend that far south in pre-Columbian days—if there is any record of the pre-discovery calendar used in Venezuela, he can use that instead.)


64 posted on 12/09/2007 12:13:35 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
You didn’t mention India is on GMT +5:30 as well. They found that the benefits for a single time zone for the nation were more than having Bombay time vs. Calcutta time.
65 posted on 12/09/2007 12:36:06 PM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven.)
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To: GAB-1955

You can get the whole list from the Windows time zone tab. Katmandu is GMT + 5:45.


66 posted on 12/09/2007 12:49:21 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: theymakemesick

‘but why not start school later in the morning?’

i bet schools run 2 shifts of students, so kids have to be at school at 7 or so....


67 posted on 12/09/2007 12:49:25 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: blam

This guy is certifiable and armed


68 posted on 12/09/2007 12:57:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blam

This guy has 2 kalishnakov factorys, and 9 submarines on order


69 posted on 12/09/2007 1:06:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blam
Hey kids, what time is it?!
It's Hugo Chavez time! It's Hugo Chavez time!
It's Hugo Chavez time! It's Hugo Chavez time!
70 posted on 12/09/2007 1:37:51 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: blam
C'mon, Hugo. By offsetting your time exactly half an hour, you're still subjecting your country's clocks to the rest of the world's concept of what time it is. Be a man and offset your time zone 21 minutes and 38 seconds.
71 posted on 12/09/2007 3:04:40 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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Baby Huey
72 posted on 12/09/2007 3:18:35 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
All they have do ...

See how it affects their international commerce, and its cultural goings ons.

Newfoundland is the Eastern-most part of a big country. It makes perfect sense for them to balance business with daylight by their half hour offset.

Art Bell used to opening his show saying something like "...in all twenty-four timezones....".

The US had just gone into Afghanistan, so I looked up its tz, and saw that Kabul is on the half hour, as well as Tehran.

I sent in a complaint saying there are at least 31 tzs...

I must not have been the only one, because about a month later, he started saying "...in however many timezones there are..."

73 posted on 12/09/2007 3:25:47 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) announces time thusly: “It’s ten minutes past the hour, that’s forty minutes past the hour in New Found Land.” (They pronounce it that way, like three words.)


74 posted on 12/09/2007 3:33:26 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: blam
Venezuela has created its own, unique time zone on the orders of President Hugo Chavez, setting clocks back half an hour...

I'll say this about the reporting, there is nothing "unique" about a half-hour offset time zone.

-PJ

75 posted on 12/09/2007 3:46:40 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: blam

Next he will decree that everyone must wear their underwear on the outside. After that, decree that the tide will not come in. He has lots of things he can decree after this.


76 posted on 12/09/2007 4:58:04 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: purpleraine

Yes, indeed. Stay tuned for ACE, if you know what I mean....


77 posted on 12/09/2007 10:26:06 PM PST by xc1427 (It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees...Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion))
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To: blam

Chavez playing with the clocks makes about as much sense as our DST madness.


78 posted on 12/09/2007 10:28:04 PM PST by mysterio
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79 posted on 12/09/2007 10:34:49 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: theymakemesick

[but why not start school later in the morning?]

Better yet why don’t WE instead of the daylight savings farce?
I know Ben Franklin proposed it but STILL.....


80 posted on 12/09/2007 10:38:00 PM PST by AmericanDave (Over it's not, till over it IS, Jedi....... Yoda Berra)
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