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  • Let Daylight Saving Time Die Already

    11/04/2018 10:14:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | November 2, 2018 | Zuri Davis
    Everyone not named Franklin D. Roosevelt hates Daylight Saving Time. The constant back and forth is confusing, especially for those who have an early Sunday morning commitment. The Standard Time Act of 1918 gave the federal government power to oversee national time zones. That power was extended with the passage of the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to set Daylight Saving Time for the entire country. Why DOT? Because "time standards are important for many modes of transportation," or something like that. Despite decades of observance, however, more and more Americans are rebelling...
  • European Union Set to Scrap Daylight Saving Time

    08/31/2018 7:31:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    According to Juncker, more than 80% of EU citizens want to abolish daylight saving time and instead remain on the time used during summer instead. At the moment, each EU member state puts clocks forward one hour on the last Sunday of March and back again on the last Sunday in October. … One of the chief critics of daylight saving time has been Finland, which has one of the most northerly capital cities in the EU. Over 70,000 Finns signed a petition last October to urge the government to move away from daylight saving time. For Finland, the plan...
  • #SooperSunday: DST Edition, and I’m Feeling Cranky

    03/11/2018 7:09:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-11-18 | MOTUS
    Only the government could steal an hour from you in March and pay it back 8 months later – without a minute of interest – and expect you to be grateful. Well I’m not grateful, I’m cranky; and if history is any gauge I will be cranky for the better part of a week as my biorhythms slowly adjust to this government mandated jetlag.My complete circadian rhythm cycle: Cranky So I’m just making a really simple soup today for #SooperSunday. It’s sort of like a spring tonic except it’s clearly not spring yet and hence NOT TIME TO SPRING FORWARD!...
  • Never Time for Daylight Saving

    03/05/2018 11:01:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 158 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Tom Purcell
    I'm already dreading it. On Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time, the practice of moving our clocks forward one hour in the spring and backward one hour in the fall, will commence. When I wake on March 11 at my regular time - which will depend on the pub I was drowning my DST sorrows at the night before - I will be short by one hour. I will be in a stupor, for the most part, until November, when I must set my clocks back one hour - at which time I will officially resume my...
  • Taxing Daylight: The Government Gives and the Government Takes Away

    11/05/2017 4:30:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-5-17 | MOTUS
    I resent the fact that legislative bureaucrats at some point in the distant past determined that we need more daylight in the evening hours - during the time of year that days are already naturally longer. What about those of us who love moonlight? Every year we are deprived of extra time to enjoy it. And for what? It’s been alleged that nobody has ever been able to articulate precisely and convincingly why we adopted daylight saving time in the first place. I think it was a conspiracy to put drive-in theatres out of business. This observation by an anonymous...
  • California Lawmakers Move One Step Closer Toward Ending Daylight Saving Time

    06/02/2017 3:00:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times | 06/02/2017
    Assembly Bill 807 is the second effort in as many years by the Legislature to revisit California's use of Daylight Saving Time. The state's voters first approved its use through a 1949 ballot measure. And because of that history, the issue must go back to voters if changes are to be made. The bill received almost no discussion in Thursday's 48-6 vote in the Assembly. It now heads to the state Senate, where a similar effort died last year. ... Daylight Saving Time was first applied in a uniform fashion across the U.S. in 1966. States can exempt themselves from...
  • DST: Why Can’t It Happen at 4:00 PM Friday?

    03/11/2017 7:04:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 38 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-11-17 | MOTUS
    The Democrat Outrage Machine - aka Mainstream Media – is busy generating outrage over Attorney General Sessions asking for the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Obama Obama. Because that sort of thing never happens in the peaceful transition of power. More proof that Trump is a Fascist!In other news: Trump will be taking an hour of our lives tomorrow at 2:00 AM as he imposes Daylight Saving Time on the country (except Arizona).And by “hoe” he means, well, you know…Who called me a Pussy?So expect more anti-Trump demonstrations across the country this weekend, because, well Trump!...
  • Daylight saving time may be killing you

    03/10/2017 1:09:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/10/17 12:11 PM | John Siciliano
    Duke Energy, one of the largest electric utilities in the country, included an article this week that took aim at the clock-changing law, which was updated just over a decade ago by a 2005 energy bill. It pointed out a number of adverse health effects that are a side effect of using 0.5 percent less energy per day as a result of gaining an hour of sunlight. Studies published over the last decade on the effects of daylight saving time have shown it interferes with natural sleep patterns, which people never truly recover from. ... Even worse, medical studies showed...
  • Time, Time Time! Time Change Stupidity and Music!

    03/07/2015 5:13:07 PM PST · by WXRGina · 119 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 7, 2015 | Gina Miller
    No one can give me a compelling reason why we are forced to change our clocks twice a year. I say we abolish this nonsense, or at least split the difference by half an hour, and leave it alone. But, in lieu of that, I thought we could have a music thread for Saturday night featuring time-themed songs. I'll start it out with Simon and Garfunkel's, "Hazy Shade of Winter."
  • Benjamin Franklin's Essay on Daylight Saving

    11/01/2014 2:18:53 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    WebExhibits ^ | April 26, 1784 | Benjamin Franklin
    To THE AUTHORS of The Journal of Paris 1784 MESSIEURS, You often entertain us with accounts of new discoveries. Permit me to communicate to the public, through your paper, one that has lately been made by myself, and which I conceive may be of great utility. I was the other evening in a grand company, where the new lamp of Messrs. Quinquet and Lange was introduced, and much admired for its splendour; but a general inquiry was made, whether the oil it consumed was not in proportion to the light it afforded, in which case there would be no saving...
  • Spring ahead: 2014 Daylight Saving Time means time to turn the clocks forward.

    03/07/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News Tampa Bay ^ | 3/6/2014 | Gregg Burrage
    The warm weather across the Tampa Bay area is a sure reminder that the Spring is right around the corner. Along with nice weather, it's also time for longer days. Daylight Saving Time is quickly coming for 2014. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short, begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. For 2014, that means it is time to 'spring ahead' this weekend. This Saturday night, Tampa Bay area residents need to change their clocks. March 9 is the second Sunday in March this year, so at 2:00 Sunday...
  • Daylight Savings Time Explained

    03/09/2013 2:03:16 PM PST · by Borges · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/24/2011 | CGPGrey
    Some great points here.
  • Is it time to dump Daylight Saving Time?

    03/09/2013 1:23:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/09/2013 | Rick Moran
    Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 AM tomorrow morning and there are increasing calls to end the practice. Part of the reason are the health effects, which are serious. And then there's the extra energy usage that we can't afford in this day and age. From LA Times: Once again, the oft-dreaded daylight saving time change is upon us. The day that the clocks "spring" forward also inevitably takes a spring out of our step. Sure, the birds seem to chirp a little later, the sunlight shines a little less as we drag ourselves through the morning routine. But as...
  • Our cage is your cage

    09/09/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Septermber 9, 2010 | Art Marmorstein
    German sociologist Max Weber was in many ways a fan of bureaucracy, which, he argued, is by far the most efficient way of organizing a society. But Weber realized that there were some potential drawbacks to the (in his view) inevitable growth of bureaucracy. An over-bureaucratized society might well become what he called an “iron cage,” where bureaucratic attempts at control create a depersonalized society where individuality and personal liberty are crushed - and where bureaucratic decisions foster the interests of bureaucrats but not society as a whole. It's clear we have reached that stage. One good example: No Child...
  • Daylight-saving time: It's back

    03/13/2010 7:59:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 87 replies · 1,437+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 13
    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
  • When we change our clocks

    10/21/2007 8:47:20 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 16 replies · 8,736+ views
    Webexhibits ^ | Unknown | unknown
    When we change our clocks Beginning in 2007, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment. Spring forward, Fall back During DST, clocks are turned forward...
  • ****OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS (SPRING FORWARD) THREAD****

    03/09/2007 4:57:01 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 189 replies · 4,505+ views
    This weekend Daylight Saving Time begins, at 2am on Sunday, March 11th.  Ah, time...great, we lose an hour this weekend, and that means one less hour to play, drink, sleep, and just be.  Let's kill some time here then.... What do you do with your time?  Do you Spring Forward this weekend?          2007 Daylight-saving change could confuse gadgets Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour in late winter or early spring and...
  • Its Time to Spring Forward to Daylight Savings Time

    03/31/2006 11:43:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 111 replies · 4,233+ views
    KTLA ^ | March 31, 2006 | KTLA
    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.
  • IRAN: DAYLIGHT SAVING ABOLISHED FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS

    03/20/2006 1:15:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 37 replies · 1,123+ views
    adnkronos international ^ | 20 March, 2006
    IRAN: DAYLIGHT SAVING ABOLISHED FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS Tehran, 20 March (AKI) - Daylight saving, which was due to come into force in Iran on Tuesday - the first day of the Iranian new year - has been abolished by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Changing the clocks with the seasons was introduced in Iran in 1990 to try to reduce energy consumption. Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham justified the decision to eliminate daylight saving on the grounds that when the legal hour changes many faithful have difficulty in calculating with precision the hour of prayer. In the same presidential decree, Ahmadinejad said...
  • House, Senate OK Daylight-Saving Extension

    07/21/2005 7:50:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 98 replies · 1,692+ views
    AP ^ | 7/21/5
    WASHINGTON -- An agreement was reached Thursday to extend daylight-saving time in an effort to conserve energy, but not to the extent the House approved in April. House and Senate negotiators on an energy bill agreed to begin daylight-saving time three weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, and extend it by one week to the first Sunday in November. The House bill would have added a month in the spring and another in the fall. According to some senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock, and airline officials said it would have complicated scheduling...