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bhack

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I personally see no logical reason for Daylight Savings Time. How does it benefit the masses? All I see is twice a year we change our time pieces then go about our daily lives. Changing the time did not affect me in any way.

I vote to abolish it!

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.


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#1 posted 895 days ago

As the old Indian chief said “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”.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#2 posted 895 days ago

I’m sure you know that the time changes were started because of all of the kids waiting at rural bus stops for their trip to school. The idea was that they wouldn’t have to wait in the dark. That isn’t much of an issue anymore, but traditions die hard. – lol

Since I’m an early riser, I would prefer DST year round. I really dislike Dec. and Jan. when it’s dark at 5:30 pm.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#3 posted 895 days ago

How else would we remember to change the batteries in our smoke detectors ?

-- -- Neil

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hairy

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#4 posted 895 days ago

A politician is introducing a bill to repeal it in Ohio.
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/tag/daylight-savings/

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#5 posted 895 days ago

Stupid – just stupid.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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bhack

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#6 posted 895 days ago

Tomorrow the sun rises at 7:25 am and sets at 7:12 pm. If we did not have DST then the sun would rise at 6:25 am and set at 6:12 pm. Hmmm…. same amount of sunlight either way.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#7 posted 895 days ago

Hairy -
Back in ‘71 or ‘72 we stayed on DST for ~18 months. IIRC, it was because of a middle east oil issue. When it was over, there was a pretty serious effort to keep DST year round, but it failed.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 895 days ago

Here we go again… 8-(

Daylight Saving Time Costs Nation $1.7 Billion

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 895 days ago

Up here in the northern latitudes it is nice to have the extra hour of daylight in the evening, especially in the summer.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#10 posted 895 days ago

Manitario – Yes but I lost an hour of daylight in the morning.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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