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Sure wish they would stop the madness

#1 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:28 am

of daylight savings!!

Let's just change the time by 30 minutes and call it good! Everybody wins, half hour of extra sleep, half hour more day light.
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Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

#2 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:13 am

DST seems to have come earlier than usual this year, for some reason. It was not on my radar at all.

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Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

#3 Post by gcs » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 am

I never really got it, it's the same amount of daylight, just a name change, does that really fool folks.?

I just read that the whole left coast wants to vote DST away.

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#4 Post by TraderVic » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:59 am

The Amish never change their clocks and their life expectancy hasn't declined one bit :)

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#5 Post by jeepnik » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:17 am

gcs wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 am
I never really got it, it's the same amount of daylight, just a name change, does that really fool folks.?

I just read that the whole left coast wants to vote DST away.
Yes, but the idiots want permanent DST. Just one more step out of step with reality.
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#6 Post by Twodot » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:26 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:13 am
DST seems to have come earlier than usual this year, for some reason. It was not on my radar at all.
climate change did it.
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#7 Post by wecsoger » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 am

DST seems to have come earlier than usual this year

We once has 'regular' DST, way back in the day. Maybe a good idea at the time. That's when we lit homes with candles and kerosene lanterns.

2005, we went to 'extended' DST, moving up the start date in spring and making it longer in the fall. All in the name of energy savings.

The only people I have ever seen that benefit was the folks in the IS/IT careers where they made bazoodles of $$ reprogramming systems and software.

So saying, scrap it all and pick one or the other. Candles are now for romantic dinners and the kerosene lantern is for the backporch when I'm sitting there with my dog.

I have to remember when I go in tomorrow morning to update times for my locations in Arizona, since they did the right thing and aren't observing it it at all.

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#8 Post by BlaineG » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:02 am

So...WTHeck is wrong with an extra hour of light at the end of the day to work outside, hunt, fish, etc.....All y'all?? :roll: :roll:
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#9 Post by BlaineG » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:04 am

jeepnik wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:17 am
gcs wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 am
I never really got it, it's the same amount of daylight, just a name change, does that really fool folks.?

I just read that the whole left coast wants to vote DST away.
Yes, but the idiots want permanent DST. Just one more step out of step with reality.
Bite me. :evil:
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#10 Post by wm » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 am

You like factoids …… here are some factoids about DST

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

https://www.history.com/news/8-things-y ... aving-time

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P.S. The fact that there is no demonstrable evidence that DST does what it was intended to (save energy) is the best argument that ending the chrade makes sense.

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#11 Post by BlaineG » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:37 pm

wm wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 am
You like factoids …… here are some factoids about DST

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

https://www.history.com/news/8-things-y ... aving-time

Wm

P.S. The fact that there is no demonstrable evidence that DST does what it was intended to (save energy) is the best argument that ending the chrade makes sense.
:wink: I don't care if wastes energy....I like the "factoid" that I perfer the extra hour of light at the end of the day.....
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#12 Post by Joe Reilly » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:28 pm

There isn't an "extra" hour of daylight anywhere. It just gets moved around on the clock.
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#13 Post by piller » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:43 pm

Just open the business an hour earlier and close an hour earlier. Of course, customers would complain. Complaining is a necessity to many customers. If you give them perfect service, they complain that there was nothing to complain about.

I just find the whole Idea of DST to be an old time product without any real use in the modern world. Leverguns on the other hand are still useful.
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#14 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:32 pm

piller wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Just open the business an hour earlier and close an hour earlier.
Yep. That's what they used to do. It worked just fine, and nobody pretended 'time' suddenly paused for an hour, or skipped ahead an hour; time was steady, and WE adapted. As it should be.
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Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

#15 Post by Beaker » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:26 pm

I don't like it being dark until nearly 9am in the morning in our area either. It is not good having kids go to school in the dark. Also, for people who work outside they lose the first hour of the work day waiting until dawn or the sun to rise, unless they delay the start of their working hours, which negates the point of changing the time in the first place. Daylight savings time was tried during the Arab oil embargo during the winter of 1973-74 to "save energy" with disastrous results and was stopped after that season because so many people complained about it. Depending where one lives in the time zone and the further north one lives, the result is even worse. It was tried and was not a good idea. It does not increase the total hours of daylight and, "robs Peter to pay Paul". There just are not enough hours of daylight in the winter to go around. I agree switching back and forth is a pain, but the best option is to do as we currently are doing, continue switching back and forth or just stay on Standard time all year as several states currently do.

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#16 Post by claybob86 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:23 am

Here's a fun video on this subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w45QkL9blG4
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#17 Post by hfcable » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:59 am

and now you are going to tell me that when i cut 12 “ off the top of my blanket and sew it on the bottom that it does no good !! ........but my feet are definitely warmer then ! see there !

i do it in late fall every year
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#18 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:52 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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#19 Post by buckeyeshooter » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:23 am

BlaineG wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:02 am
So...WTHeck is wrong with an extra hour of light at the end of the day to work outside, hunt, fish, etc.....All y'all?? :roll: :roll:
I'd leave it at DSL all year.
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#20 Post by 41 Redhawk » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:59 pm

I am as well. That's why I like archery now. The morning hunt start a hour later!
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#21 Post by Tactical Lever » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:52 pm

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#22 Post by Sixgun » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:30 pm

I waked into Home Depot last night at 5:55.....they close at 7.....I'm just waltzing around picking up a few unneeded items when a worker asked me to please go to the register as they were closing....."closing" I said, "aren't you open till 7?". He said, "sir, it is 7".

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#23 Post by Larkbill » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am

Kind of like owning a boat. My favorite time of the year and my least favorite time of the year.
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#24 Post by mikld » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:33 am

BFD! I can't imagine all the hoop-la about one hour. Normally the time change is on the news, in newspapers and in Church Bulletins ("don't be late or early for services next week"). Originally it was to save an hour of daylight so as to conserve energy. Thinking congress can change DST is a pure fallacy, they can't do anything except complain about the POTUS and vote themselves raises. We need to concern our selves with important stuff, like 44-40 or 38-40? Carbine, Short rifle or Rifle? Smokeless or Black?
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#25 Post by Grizz » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:33 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:28 am
of daylight savings!!

Let's just change the time by 30 minutes and call it good! Everybody wins, half hour of extra sleep, half hour more day light.
when I first mis-read this I thought, what a great idea, let's have 30 minute Time Zones! how could the political geniuses resist?

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#26 Post by COSteve » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:21 am

While the OP wishes, that 'they would "stop the madness", he is in very small minority who don't like DST so I guess that makes him the 'mad' one and the rest of us happy with it. :o
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#27 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 am

COSteve wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:21 am
While the OP wishes, that 'they would "stop the madness", he is in very small minority who don't like DST so I guess that makes him the 'mad' one and the rest of us happy with it. :o
Not so Steve- I'm not mad, just wish they would do away with it all together. Pick a time and stick with it. Like I said orignally , change it be 30 minutes and everyone wins! :D
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