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Daylight Savings Time

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby Squire » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:31 pm

Yes, Arizona, who gets along fine without it.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Postby brothers » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:10 pm

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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby CMur12 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:01 pm

That was good, Clive.

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Re: Daylight Savings Time

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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