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Old 03-09-2014, 02:23 PM   #11
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I don't like it.
It was already staying light longer in the evenings. And starting to get light earlier in the mornings. Changing back and forth twice a year disrupts the natural *easing* into things.
And of course our pets and animals don't know it's not time to eat yet. I had to take Kimber out twice this morning to "go". My 5:00 was her 4:00 and she wasn't ready yet apparently.
I hate DST. It's like experiencing jet lag twice a year. It messes with everyone's timing.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:33 PM   #12
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We don't do DST in Hawaii but alarm clocks often have it built into the system. Twice a year we either get woken up too early or too late if we don't remember ahead of time. Lots of fun to wake up an hour late for work.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:49 PM   #13
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I don't like it.
It was already staying light longer in the evenings. And starting to get light earlier in the mornings. Changing back and forth twice a year disrupts the natural *easing* into things.
And of course our pets and animals don't know it's not time to eat yet. I had to take Kimber out twice this morning to "go". My 5:00 was her 4:00 and she wasn't ready yet apparently.
I hate DST. It's like experiencing jet lag twice a year. It messes with everyone's timing.
I agree.

Over the years I have heard it was for the farmers. But, when asked, most farmers think it's for the city folk.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:54 PM   #14
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Its stupid and is backwards at best.

We needed this extra light during the winter. Not in the summer when we already have extra light and do not need to touch a clock.

It is stupid and someone has to be making money from this, as its only money that could make a bird fly backwards.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:00 PM   #15
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Very clever, Katy! (Your Post # 10) And a lot of historical/hysterical information in it too!

But, WAH WAH WAH ---- I don't like it!!!! That trumps all the good reasons for having it in my life!
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:21 PM   #16
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Just be glad we're not in China. Forget daylight savings, they have only 1 time zone across the entire country.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:23 PM   #17
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Its stupid and is backwards at best.

We needed this extra light during the winter. Not in the summer when we already have extra light and do not need to touch a clock.

It is stupid and someone has to be making money from this, as its only money that could make a bird fly backwards.

I always look for 'who benefits' when something is passed into law. Many laws make sense (stop signs for just one instance). But this one???? No.

Don't tell me I have to search back in the archives of .gov to see who lobbied for this! The domain .gov is SO cumbersome that it might take me years.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:24 PM   #18
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Well, you did ask for why it was started and some historical information, which is why I posted what I did. However, liking or not liking it is to each his own. I'm not wild about it either but...

Your question did provide me with a bit of a hunting expedition to find my column in my archives.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:25 PM   #19
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Just be glad we're not in China. Forget daylight savings, they have only 1 time zone across the entire country.
Just ONE? I'd have to try to figure out if that's a good thing or not.

I'm glad I'm not living in China (although the idea does appeal to me.) Have you SEEN the smog there???
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Just ONE? I'd have to try to figure out if that's a good thing or not.
Just imagine the entire Continental US observing Washington DC time.
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