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At last! Someone else who recognizes the absurdity of Daylight Saving Time!
Changing the clocks back and forward is nothing more than an annoyance. Arizona seems to be the only intelligent state that understands this as they are the only ones who do not do it.
Why don't businesses and anybody else just adopt summer hours and leave the clocks alone? My inner body clock readjusts very slowly.
You tell like it is, Sir.
Wish they would run the clocks back 30 minutes Sunday then leave it alone. It anit savin anybody any time.
I like it most of the time but when it gets into late Oct. it really is very dark in the mornings for a long time. Maybe if we could change it to change over in early or mid Oct it would be better!
They want us to think we're saving energy. There is not one study that supports that.
I agree with you Bob.
We'll do away with this twice a year messing with the clocks!
I love love LOVE Daylight Savings Time. It's awesome having the sun stay up later in the evenings; it makes it possible for me to work in my garden when I get home from work. I think we should just keep DST active year-round!
DST doesn't give us time, or light. The sun doesn't go by what our clocks say. Lets just use standard time year round and people can set their alarm for the time they need to get up.
You got that right.
I wish we could just change it 1/2 hour instead of an hour and just leave it permanently. The adjusting twice a year is tough.
Farmers don't benefit from daylight savings time. We all get up at the crack of dawn no matter what time it is. I personally don't like it.
Nobody benefits anymore, it was originally done for the farmers, NOW it is a Political Decision in order to conserve fuel. Set it to the approprate EST CST MST etc. and just leave it. Saskatchewan province in canada doesn't change the clocks one way or the other, so sometimes their time is the same as Mountain time.
Only sign makers would benefit from doing away w/DST. To get the most daylight during business hours, all the businesses would have to change. Schools would change to minimize hazards to students. More people would drive in the dark. I'd rather change a few clocks.The benefit far exceeds the minimal inconvenience.
Your comment makes no sense. Most school hours are during the winter months when we are not on day lite savings. Kids at that time already come home in the dark. Our length of day is not based on DST but the tilt of the earth. DST is a waste of human energy. It takes about a week for adults to adjust and kids two weeks. Let's just keep it the same as Hawaii and Arizona. And the we don't get confused and tired.
Maybe you adjusst in a week or two - I personally am always just getting used to the "alternate" time when its time to make the change again. I have hated HATED Daylight Savings time for over 65 years, ever since I was I was old enough to go to school. Only thing is, the time it takes to adjust just keeps getting longer.
Oh my goodness, what a bunch of pessimists there are! Change is good for the soul... just as seasons change, so do we & we either adapt to it or bury our head in the sand and let life continue on. If it were up to me, DST would be year-round :)
I agree. Leave it the same all year. I hate it when it changes and there is no need for it. We are not a nation of farmers anymore and I think that is why it was originally instigated.
DST was not started because of the farmers. Any dairy farmer will tell you that cows produce better when they are milked on a regular schedule. Changing the clock doesn't do a thing to help that. The dairy farms that I knew all got up around 4am during the winter to milk their cows at 5am; then repeated the milking at 5 pm. In the summer, after DST was initiated, they milked the cows at 6am and 6pm, so as not to alter the cow's usual routine. To do so would reduce milk production significantly for a significant period of time.
I lived in Hawai'i for 3 years and they don't do Daylight Saving Time. It was great!
Not only should we keep it the same (whether it be for the farmers or not) -- let's just keep some more daylight going every day!!!!
Where would we be without our farmers? There are still plenty in this country. Not all of this country is urban. The farmers really do benefit from DST.
I have dealt with this for more years than I want to remember. I would like to run the nitwits responsible,out of town on a rail. If they are no longer alive, the current folks will do.
Changing the clocks does not change the number of hours of daylight. Why don't people just change the hours of school and work and leave the clocks alone.
What I don't like is changing time. neither daylight saving or standard are perfect. the change disrupts the schedules of small children and has been shown to have some connection to increased heart attacks in adults. I would prefer choosing one time standard and sticking with it through out the year.
Please, set one time, and keep it that way! Changing the time does not do anything except create hardships for people in one way or other.
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