Skip to comments.Daylight Savings Time: We Win!
Posted on 11/04/2018 5:02:56 AM PST by NOBO2012
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 cant tell time.
As Ive pointed out in the past, the only intelligent comment on DST Ive 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.
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 theyre trying to do with gender:
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, youre probably up early anyway so get out there and enjoy the sunrise.
Sunrises on the McPolin barn, Park City, UT
Because no matter the time, sunset always seems to come soon enough.
Sunset at the end of a country road, somewhere in America
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Didn’t mean jack to my dog. He still wants out when HE wants out.
Trying not not to be pedantic, but we are now on Daylight Standard Time, Daylight Savings time is in the summer.
Daylight Standard Time?
I wish wed just pick one and leave it there.
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.
Wasted about an hour deciding if my hotel clock and my cell phone automatically updated so I guess Im even now anyway....
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.
Agreed. This time changing is BS. Ben Franklin was probably drunk with a prostitute when he came up with it.
No, you’re down one from the Spring.
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 dont charge us interest.
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?
Daylight Time has many more advantages than Standard time. Should be kept that way all the time and tell the whiners to pipe down.
“Working by natural light costs nothing.”
Except your free time in the daylight.
I wasn’t born to work my life away.
A lot of people on evening shift must work an extra hour.
"So sad for your old Indian chief friend but he's wrong."
Would you like to try again?
Sorry. Just Standard 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.
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