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Daylight savings

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:33 pm

This was in our local farm paper:
I wuz reminded of what an Oklahoma Cherokee Indian friend of mine said one time when daylight savings time rolled around. "Leave it up to the government to cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it onto the bottom of the blanket, and say now you have a longer blanket," he said.

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Re: Daylight savings

Postby Super A » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:46 pm

I have come to hate daylight savings time. I am now getting up in the mornings in the PITCH DARK. And it stays daylight so late, it's easily after 8PM before I finally have to come inside. I'd rather have that extra foot on the top of the blanket!!

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Re: Daylight savings

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:45 am

I seem to recall a few years ago when our "wonderful congress" started DST much earlier and ended much later, they justified the change by saying there would be a tremendous energy dollar savings. Reminds me when I was an industrial engineer, we would show a savings by making certain changes and then sometime later we would show a savings by moving it back virtually to it's original method.
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Re: Daylight savings

Postby Super A » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:50 am

BIGHOSS wrote:I seem to recall a few years ago when our "wonderful congress" started DST much earlier and ended much later, they justified the change by saying there would be a tremendous energy dollar savings. Reminds me when I was an industrial engineer, we would show a savings by making certain changes and then sometime later we would show a savings by moving it back virtually to it's original method.



Yes, I forget what year but it starts earlier--maybe 2-3 weeks--and ends later now. IIRC it was something Bush (the second one) was pushing for.

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Re: Daylight savings

Postby sdurnal » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:24 pm

I'm from the other camp. To me, if it's daylight when I get up in the morning, I've overslept. Since I have to work until 5 pm and Indiana is on the western edge of the eastern time zone, I can get an extra chore done to allow some play time.. If I didn't punch a clock, It wouldn't matter...
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