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Old 03-09-2014, 02:31 PM   #21
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Just imagine the entire Continental US observing Washington DC time.
I'm trying! Maybe a question for Doctor Who. Or someone who can get Medical Marijuana.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:33 PM   #22
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I'm trying! Maybe a question for Doctor Who. Or someone who can get Medical Marijuana.
Different kind of smog.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:38 PM   #23
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Different kind of smog.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:07 PM   #24
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Toronto Mayor Ford tweeted, "Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back and change batteries in smoke alarms."

To his credit he corrected that a few minutes later after people reminded him.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:13 PM   #25
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Toronto Mayor Ford tweeted, "Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back and change batteries in smoke alarms."

To his credit he corrected that a few minutes later after people reminded him.
LOL!! Yup, he needs a smoke alarm....
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:30 PM   #26
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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.
One of the top lobbyists for DLST full time is Kingsford Charcoal. I was at a presentation they made on this awhile back and it was impressive .
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #27
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One of the top lobbyists for DLST full time is Kingsford Charcoal. I was at a presentation they made on this awhile back and it was impressive .
No doubt with the full support of Weber and the pork industry.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:19 PM   #28
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I would think that any industry geared to the outdoor activity would be in favor of keeping DST indefinitely.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:19 PM   #29
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Have you seen the price on a bag of Kingsford lately? Yowza.
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Have you seen the price on a bag of Kingsford lately? Yowza.
Sadly, I have not had occasion to use much charcoal in Months, and would love the opportunity.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:23 PM   #31
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The best time to stock up on Kingsford charcoal are during the major spring and summer holidays. They're usually close to half off on sale at most big box stores.
I think I still have about 80 lbs worth left in the garage from last summer's sale from Home Depot.
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Sadly, I have not had occasion to use much charcoal in Months, and would love the opportunity.
It was close to 15 bucks for an 18 lb bag.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:47 PM   #33
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The best time to stock up on Kingsford charcoal are during the major spring and summer holidays. They're usually close to half off on sale at most big box stores.
I think I still have about 80 lbs worth left in the garage from last summer's sale from Home Depot.
I wouldn't mind a heads up on that again.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:27 PM   #34
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I believe the golf story. Farmers work when the sun is out not when the clock tells them it's time to work. However grape farmers sometimes work during the night.... Sulfuring, machine picking and irrigation are night time jobs.
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Fool me once. Almost. The little girls came around all yowly and lovey early mid afternoon like clock work. Feed me, I'm s t a r v i n g. I looke at the clock. it said 430. I said you're late today, even by their regular standards which can begin around noon and anytime thereafter. I thought they forgot, until I realized that just yesterday that would have been 330. Not that they need food by any clock. It's just if I feed them early, they will be back much sooner for more. .

It's funny. If I go away for a weekend and portion out dry food / day with an extra scoop for whatever, they only eat their daily amount. Yet they somehow think they can finagle an extra serving from dad anytime they feel like it.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:22 AM   #36
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One of the top lobbyists for DLST full time is Kingsford Charcoal. I was at a presentation they made on this awhile back and it was impressive .
That's interesting, to say the least. Makes sense that they would like more sun time in the evening for using their product.

How was it 'impressive"?
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Well duh. You get more daylight hours later in the day when it is Warmer and that helps melt the snow Faster.
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That's interesting, to say the least. Makes sense that they would like more sun time in the evening for using their product.

How was it 'impressive"?
It was their #1 legislative priority back then and I just recall that their presentation about it was impressive. But it didn't work!
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I always heard it was so the farmers could stay out in their fields longer. There aren't many farmers like there used to be. When I was a kid I liked staying out playing longer. Now that I'm old, I go to bed early and want it to be dark. I do not spend a lot of time outdoors because of allergies. As soon as things start blooming my nose starts to run and my eyes start to water. Maybe it's my imagination, but I'm tired all the time during Daylight Saving Time.
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It was their #1 legislative priority back then and I just recall that their presentation about it was impressive. But it didn't work!
Thank you.
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