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Daylight Savings Time: We Win!
MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11*4*18 | MOTUS

Posted on 11/04/2018 5:02:56 AM PST by NOBO2012

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Your one “free” hour of the year arrived this morning at 2:00 AM, compliments of the powers that be. So for the time being everyone will spend the next week waking up an hour earlier than normal because small children, cats and dogs can’t tell time.

As I’ve pointed out in the past, the only intelligent comment on DST I’ve ever heard was an observation generally attributed to a wise old Indian Native American: 

“Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

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Daylight Savings Time is actually a classic model of a liberal scheme: it promises to make your life better by ignoring the law of nature and replacing it with man-made rules. In reality it simply overlays immutable fact with manmade artifice hence imposing confusion where once there was none. Sort of the same thing they’re trying to do with gender:

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At least with Daylight Saving Time the rules are pretty simple: in the Fall they give us and extra hour, in the Spring, they take it back. It seems to get much more complicated with other things like income redistribution…and gender-reassignment.

But hey, you’re probably up early anyway so get out there and enjoy the sunrise.

McPolin-Farm-Barn-Sunrise-2Sunrises on the McPolin barn, Park City, UT

Because no matter the time, sunset always seems to come soon enough.

A beautiful summer sunset exactly at the end of a long straight country roadSunset at the end of a country road, somewhere in America

Posted from: MOTUS A.D.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: dst; gender; lgbt; liberal
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1 posted on 11/04/2018 5:02:56 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

Didn’t mean jack to my dog. He still wants out when HE wants out.


2 posted on 11/04/2018 5:05:18 AM PST by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: NOBO2012

Trying not not to be pedantic, but we are now on Daylight Standard Time, Daylight Savings time is in the summer.


3 posted on 11/04/2018 5:08:01 AM PST by MustKnowHistory
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To: MustKnowHistory

Daylight Standard Time?


4 posted on 11/04/2018 5:12:14 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: MustKnowHistory
“Spring ahead; fall back” - I think you are correct.

I wish we’d just pick one and leave it there.

5 posted on 11/04/2018 5:14:23 AM PST by pigsmith (Liberals can't make the connection between their politics and the decline of everything around them.)
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To: NOBO2012

Nonsense. Not everything is political. Daylight savings tike stems from Benjamin Franklin, an economical man in every sense, who observed those who worked by candlelight and slept by sunshine and at the same time complained about the cost of candle wax and tallow.

Working by natural light costs nothing.


6 posted on 11/04/2018 5:15:39 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: NOBO2012

Wasted about an hour deciding if my hotel clock and my cell phone automatically updated so I guess I’m even now anyway....


7 posted on 11/04/2018 5:16:19 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: NOBO2012

One advantage of DST is of efficiency. Many societal activities would, without DST, make their own choices to shift that activity by an hour according to daylight. DST allows one central time switch decision, freeing all those societal activities from having to make the change decision.

I don’t know of any activity that finds the need to cancel DST and undoing it by springing backward and falling forward.

One example: we have a local sound of bugle’s event for veterans late in the day on the 1st Sunday of the month. The time for that can be fixed across the year, rather than adjusted seasonally.


8 posted on 11/04/2018 5:20:41 AM PST by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: NOBO2012
At 69, it's going to take my Circadian Rhythm 2-3 weeks to get used to the change, since I always get up before sunrise.
9 posted on 11/04/2018 5:21:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: pigsmith

Agreed. This time changing is BS. Ben Franklin was probably drunk with a prostitute when he came up with it.


10 posted on 11/04/2018 5:26:35 AM PST by EEGator
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To: neodad

No, you’re down one from the Spring.


11 posted on 11/04/2018 5:28:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: NOBO2012

“””At least with Daylight Saving Time the rules are pretty simple: in the Fall they give us and extra hour, in the Spring, they take it back””””

Just be grateful they don’t charge us interest.


12 posted on 11/04/2018 5:29:17 AM PST by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as wll say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!"to)
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To: carriage_hill
What we need is Local Noon Based Time(LNBT) this time would be locally computer generated based on when high noon is at your physical local location. Your day would be exactly the hours between sunrise and sunset. Just like it used to be for centuries. Anything requiring a schedule or coordination, class times, work meetings, conferences would all use GMT. No confusing time zones to worry about.

We might need some new nomenclature for global coordintion but the old standards : morning, afternoon, evening and night should still suffice. Does anybody really KNOW what time it is?

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13 posted on 11/04/2018 5:29:19 AM PST by infool7 (Observe, Orient, Pray, Decide, Act!(it's an OOPDA loop))
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To: NOBO2012
So sad for your old Indian chief friend but he's wrong. When you wove the blanket, you say which way is the end. Same if you're the guy making the bed.

Daylight Time has many more advantages than Standard time. Should be kept that way all the time and tell the whiners to pipe down.

14 posted on 11/04/2018 5:34:20 AM PST by j.argese (/s tags: If you have a mind unnecessary. If you're a cretin it really doesn't matter, does it?)
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To: cotton1706

“Working by natural light costs nothing.”

Except your free time in the daylight.
I wasn’t born to work my life away.


15 posted on 11/04/2018 5:34:22 AM PST by EEGator
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To: raybbr

A lot of people on evening shift must work an extra hour.


16 posted on 11/04/2018 5:36:34 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (WWG1WGA!)
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To: j.argese
“Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

"So sad for your old Indian chief friend but he's wrong."

Would you like to try again?

17 posted on 11/04/2018 5:38:00 AM PST by EEGator
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To: infool7

+1 idea.


18 posted on 11/04/2018 5:39:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Sorry. Just Standard Time.


19 posted on 11/04/2018 5:44:11 AM PST by MustKnowHistory
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To: NOBO2012
Just for the record, it's "Daylight Saving Time" that has ended, not "Daylight Savings Time".

In the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, when the axis of the Earth is tilted toward the sun resulting in more daylight hours, DST shifts ahead one hour of daylight so that people will have more daylight time in the evening for outdoor activities. Of course, for extremely low latitudes or extremely high latitudes, there is little advantage of switching to DST.

20 posted on 11/04/2018 5:45:22 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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