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Daylight Savings Time

Post by Squire » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:16 am

My furry children are a bit put off by this. Reptar the ferret is loudly crunching breakfast, Her Royal Highness demanded to be let outside then more loudly demanded to be let back in because it's still dark, the ground is cold, and her paws got wet. Alexander stretched slightly then said the hell with it I'm not getting out of bed. I'm trying to decide if it's worth the effort to brew a pot of coffee because Her Royal Preciousness dried her paws on my chest before curling up in my lap and if I get up everybody gets up.

Only the government could come up with the idea you can cut a foot off the top of a blanket then stitch on the bottom and proclaim you've made a longer blanket.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:40 am

I don't know if it's true or not, but I heard somewhere that Ben Franklin came up with the DST idea and thought it hysterically funny that all the lemmings bought the BS reasoning and would reset their clocks rather than just get up later and go to bed later.

I still wonder, if it's a good idea for the spring, summer, and fall when we have plenty of light, why isn't it an even better idea for the winter?

At least one state has the spheroids to swim against the current.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by Squire » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:31 pm

Yes, Arizona, who gets along fine without it.
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Post by brothers » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:10 pm

Animals seem to adjust pretty quick.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:50 pm

Yes they do Gary, our dogs and the chickens in the coop didn't even notice the clock change.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by Rufus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:07 am

Squire wrote:Yes, Arizona, who gets along fine without it.
So does Saskatchewan.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by jww » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:13 am

Rufus wrote:
Squire wrote:Yes, Arizona, who gets along fine without it.
So does Saskatchewan.
Apparently for the good of the farming industry so I am told every time I travel there for business .... which has become much rarer than a couple of years ago.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by Squire » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:17 am

As did, until fairly recently, parts of Indiana. Several other States, Texas, Michigan and Missouri currently have legislation pending to abolish DST altogether.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:53 pm

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Daylight Saving Time - How Is This Still A Thing?

a half decent 3 minute time sink :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br0NW9ufUUw
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by CMur12 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:01 pm

That was good, Clive.

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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by BiffBuff » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:18 am

I'm no Benjamin Franklin, but I've come up with "another" great idea!

How about in the winter when it's really cold, just move the "freezing" mark on the thermometer down 10 or 20 degrees -- everyone will be so much warmer and happier.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by Squire » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:19 am

jww wrote:Apparently for the good of the farming industry so I am told
Wendell that's the story the proponents spread a century ago but farmers then and now agree it's a dumb idea. Livestock respond to daylight, crops and timber to Seasons, and none are affected in any way by an arbitrary measure of time.

My Grandfather, who operated farming and timber operations until his passing at age 92, refused to ever change his watch or the clocks in his house to accommodate what he considered an asinine government idea.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:07 pm

BiffBuff, you're an absolute genius! =D> =D> Imagine all the energy the government can tell us we'll save! It'll also "prove" global warming so that they no longer need to fudge and handpick the data.

Or recalibrate our odometers to a shorter mile! More miles to the gallon.

Or shorten the year to extend livespans!

An absolute genius! Please, don't let "them" hear of this. It's sometimes difficult enough to separate the lies told. If there's no common measurement it'll just get more difficult for us.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by jww » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:16 am

Squire wrote:
jww wrote:Apparently for the good of the farming industry so I am told
Wendell that's the story the proponents spread a century ago but farmers then and now agree it's a dumb idea. Livestock respond to daylight, crops and timber to Seasons, and none are affected in any way by an arbitrary measure of time.

My Grandfather, who operated farming and timber operations until his passing at age 92, refused to ever change his watch or the clocks in his house to accommodate what he considered an asinine government idea.
Makes sense -- I never really believed the story. Don't know why we bother ----
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by scruffy » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:00 pm

It is my understanding that there exists a government department which calculates the amount of energy saved through DST every year.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:30 pm

Probably similar to the department who recently told us that the thermometers used in the early 1900s to measure global temp' and todays thermometers for the same use needed recalibration so as to "prove" global warming. (NOAA)

I couldn't make it up if I tried.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by Squire » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:32 pm

That's the same department that told us DST would benefit farmers.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by JayTrek » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:03 am

Never been a fan of DST. Ingrained from my dad. During the summer...if you asked what time it was, he always responded..."its [current time], but its [an hour later] by the Sun".
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by JRTASTER » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:21 pm

and here I thought I was the only one to think DST was nuts. and when they actually extended the damn notion I totally
gave up hope of ever regaining my damaged sanity..

what bugged me most was that the U.S. government actually was hanging part of their "energy conservation" policy on to this
frail nail- absolute and total BS.

thanks for consoling me that I may not be alone in my madness.
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Post by Kyle76 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:32 pm

JayTrek wrote:Never been a fan of DST. Ingrained from my dad. During the summer...if you asked what time it was, he always responded..."its [current time], but its [an hour later] by the Sun".
My aunt would always refer to standard time as, "God's time," as if man had altered God's plan by creating DST.
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