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#1 mimosaflower

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:09 PM

Florida has proposed a bill to leave the time alone and not have to change in fall and spring.  Do you wish that Georgia would stop doing the time change?  I kind of wish it would stay either one way or the other.


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#2 Brian

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:14 PM

What about little children needing to be in bed by 8-8:30P on during school sessions?

Maybe we should switch back to the original time zone.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:56 AM

I would like it if we didn't change time.  I remember when my kids were little how difficult it could be to get them to go to bed at 8:30 because it was still daylight outside.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:08 AM

I live for daylight savings time (I guess that's the one we are switching to this weekend?). Being a contractor and having a small farm I need the extra daylight. If they keep one keep the spring one. I hate the short Winter days it makes everything tougher.
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:46 AM

ditto

I live for daylight savings time (I guess that's the one we are switching to this weekend?). Being a contractor and having a small farm I need the extra daylight. If they keep one keep the spring one. I hate the short Winter days it makes everything tougher.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:44 PM

i love dst   also posting so i can check and see if my time is set right on here  lol 

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:29 AM

It's Daylight Saving Time.  No "S" on the end of "Saving."

 

I'd be fine with no longer changing and staying on Standard Time year around.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:26 PM

I dont understand why all of a sudden (past 3-4 years) there is being such a big deal being made about the time change. I am really trying to understand the issues being raised, but...

 

I dont get it. Your body will get in the groove in a couple of days..

 

Just go to bed earlier? :lazy:


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:01 AM

I just hate having to use a flashlight to walk my kindergartener to the bus stop in the morning now. Our neighborhood has streetlights just in the very front, so the back 2/3 are pitch black. I do appreciate it at night when looking at the stars, but it's dangerous at the bus stop.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:08 AM

I live for daylight savings time (I guess that's the one we are switching to this weekend?). Being a contractor and having a small farm I need the extra daylight. If they keep one keep the spring one. I hate the short Winter days it makes everything tougher.

Me too.  Whether it's biological or a brain chemistry thing I don't know, but the short days and long nights along with bare trees and general gloom and cold just drag me down and it literally lasts from the day we go back to standard time until DST starts again.  If I had to choose, it would be DST year round.


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#11 Jamie Weaver

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:35 AM

I heard something that I thought was funny....

 

Follow the money!  The Big Golf lobby is pouring money into daylight saving time.

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:34 AM

I remembered DST being extended a while back and looked it up.  I found it's been changed more than I remembered:

 

In 2005, DST was extended to start earlier and end later by 2 - 3 weeks, extending DST by 4-5 weeks total.   It used to start on the first weekend of April and end on the last Sunday in October, which would tend to make it lighter in the morning for the kids.  The original plan in 1966 was the last Sunday in April to the Last Sunday in October.   Now it's the 2nd Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. 

 

Interesting, Wikipedia says something close to Jamie:   

 

The United States Chamber of Commerce has praised the extension of daylight's saving under the 2005 law, which increased the amount of shopping and commerce from after work in evenings. In the golf industry, the group has noted exceptional increase in revenue of "$200 million in additional sales of golf clubs and greens fees".[15] The extension of Daylight's Saving has also had a notable impact on Halloween and candy sales.[16] Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi and Michigan Representative Fred Upton advocated the extension from October into November especially to allow children to go trick-or-treating in more daylight.[17] In some areas, the extension of daylight saving time in March and November has pushed back sunrise to as late as 8:30 am.[16]

 

I was too young to remember, but found that the US did experiment with year round DST in 1974-1975.  (I was 12)   Wiki reports the trial was hotly debated.   Children having to stand at bus stops in the dark was the major concern.  


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:43 AM

The fact is people die because of these time changes. Accidents increase, people become irritable and instead of saving cost millions.

 

 https://www.inc.com/...easily-fix.html

 

Daylight Saving Time isn't just unnecessary. It's also wasteful, cruel, and dangerous.

 

https://www.theatlan...-saving/387175/


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:17 AM

Between devices that update the time themselves and that most wonderful concept ever created by civilized man, retirement  :lazy:  :good:  :drinks:  :yahoo: , well, let me quote Rhett. Frankly my dear........

That being said, if there were to be some action taken that would keep it from being dark at 5:30pm any time of the year, that would be fine by me.


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