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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Sharp1, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. Sharp1

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    I hope everyone adjusted their clocks... Why do we do this anyway (DST)? I was once told it started years ago so kids wouldnt have to wait in the dark for the morning bus...Got to be more to it than that!

    GL
     
  2. The Literalist

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    I never liked it. That extra hour of sunlight burns my lawn.
     
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    Google is your friend.
     
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    It really makes no sense and cost money. Getting home with more light left in the day means the air conditioner will work more.

    Arizona does not change times. I was told rather indignantly by one gal - Who the hell wants to stay in this heat any longer than they have to!

    Let's go green - don't change the clocks.
     
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    A Native American once said that only the government would think that if you cut the top portion off of a blanket and sewed it onto the bottom that the blanket would be longer...
     
  6. gotbass

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    Lit - Thanks, I always wondered what was up with my lawn. That was my first laugh out loud of the day.
     
  7. ivanhoe

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    According to a google search

    "The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening."

    This is done because more people can use the daylight in the evening than in the morning.

    Lit I doubt very much the last hour of daylight in the day is burning your lawn.

    Bob Lawless
     
  8. noknock1

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    I agree with Lit, his lawn burns with that extra hour in the summer; well, mine turns brown when I lose an hour of sunlight in November.
     
  9. Allen-MX8

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    Before I retired I really liked the DST as it gave me more daylight when I got off work in the evening to mow my acre of lawn!

    Now that I am retired I could go either way. However, sometimes my "body clock" has difficulty adjusting to the change!

    Allen
     
  10. Old Cowboy

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    ..........so you lazy pups 'll get out'a bed in the morning.
     
  11. Sam Ogle

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    I like Daylight Savings Time: As far as I am concerned, we could be on it year-around and I would be happy.

    Working people get up in the morning and go to work, and when the days work is done, there is still time for things; as this gives us time to do yard work, or go shoot trap with another hour daylight, or go fishing, play golf, etc, or hell, just stroll over to the Dairy Queen and have an ice cream.

    YEA for DST!

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
     
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    Well with the recent change, we do get an extra hour in the evening that could be used for shooting trap..... not all bad I guess.
     
  13. shannon391

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    It gives more light to shoot trap without turning on the lights.

    I loose weight because I can work outside after dinner, take the dog for a walk, yada-yada...
     
  14. Dr. Honk

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    I like daylight savings time. I can get in an hour or so of turkey hunting before I go to work.
     
  15. CharlieAMA

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    I was told that it started during WWII. I'm 58, so what the hell do I know. But anyway, when we went to war in Dec. 1941, the time change was brought about sometime after that, so we could work more daylight hours, to produce more food to eat, produce more bombs, bullets, planes, rifles, tanks, so we could beat the hell out of the Japs, Germans, and Italians. Well, it worked. This country got together, like it has never done before, and probably won't do again, and KICKED SOME ASS. Sorry, about that. Anyway, I learned that in school, and it isn't taught anymore. But, that is the way I understand it. Charlie
     
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    CharlieAMA is correct. Daylight savings time was also known as War Time and was established in World War II.


    Michael Stephenson
     
  17. ivanhoe

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    Just for the record Daylight saving time started during WWI not WWII in Germany in 1916 as a matter of fact.

    During WWII the US made Daylight savings time into something else they called war time. It was established from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945. The law was enforced 40 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during this time, time zones were called “Eastern War Time”, “Central War Time”, and “Pacific War Time”.

    Bob Lawless
     
  18. SBray

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    It is the government controlling our lives and having us jump through hoops. It should be put up for a vote in a general election. I bet it would not pass and we will be rid of it, once and for all!

    JMHO,

    Steve
     
  19. CharlieAMA

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    OK, I'm sorry. I made a mistake. I apoligize. Regards, Chas
     
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