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Old 03-26-2007, 02:10 AM
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The clocks went forward on Saturday night, good old British Summertime, so we lost an hourís sleep. This morning my alarm went off at six-thirty as usual, and it is usually difficult to get up on a Monday but today it was hell. Iíve had four cups of tea and one coffee already, and still canít function. What about everyone else, anyone else from the UK suffering? Do they have this daylight saving malarkey in other parts of the world?

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:58 AM
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Do they have this daylight saving malarkey in other parts of the world?
Not in Hawaii. Here the longest day of the year only lasts about 1 and a half hours longer than the shortest day, so daylight savings time is not needed. We do have seasons of a sort -- the rainy season and the dry season -- but the foliage doesn't change as in northern climates.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:51 AM
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I am absolutely opposed to this ridiculous time changing. It causes more accidents due to fatigue, than it prevents. I understand that some businesses are heavily vested in maintaining the status quo though but I have forgotten the details - anyone remember?
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:21 AM
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Chicago does Daylight savings time and they did it early this year. It was a couple weeks ago and I am still ajusting to the time. Plus with me I have to be up at five in the morning to be at school at eight and I dont' get home from work until 11pm. I want that hour back
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:24 AM
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We had that early start here in Virginia, too. Boy did it screw us up.
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Same here in NC...I absolutely hate it!
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:08 PM
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http://www.petitionspot.com/petition...ylight_savings

that's a link to an anti-DST petition. Pass it on!
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We have crappy ol' daylight savings here in Australia (most states anyway) but thankfully we just turned the clocks back an hour, so I gained an extra hour of sleep.
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Never thought about that but it makes sense, opposite side of the world has the opposite seasons, so it will be the opposite daylight saving adjustments. We put our clocks back in Autumn.
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fall back, spring forward...
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:21 AM
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it's one day of slight confusion. It helps out farmers, which lets face it need all the help they can get, it means it's lighter when you get up in winter, so you are safer.

I really don't understand what the fuss is about.
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It's not one day Kal! I'm still thrown out of kilter and it's been four days so far. I don't object to it on moral grounds or anything, I just don't like having to get up early and have people dictating to me when to eat etc.
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From the studies I read a couple of years ago, it does not really help farmers as they are working with the natural cycle of time when it comes to their stock.
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I can relate, Josie. We changed over on March 11th this year, and it still throws me for a loop.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:16 AM
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Anyone read this who can fill us in on the justification for maintaining this stupidity?
http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Forward.../dp/1593760531
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One of the reasons I miss living in Arizona was that the state doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time. While the rest of the country has to roll clocks forward and wake up in the dark to go to work, Arizonans sleep on. Here on the east coast of the U.S., during Standard Time, it's already dark outside when I leave work to drive forty miles home. When Daylight Savings kicks in, I have to drive to work in the dark, which I hate. I think Daylight Savings was put into effect to help out farmers with more hours for the planting & harvests (or something) during the late spring, summer, and early fall, but it really has no practical use today, as the farmers are mostly on set schedules regardless of daylight. (Farm equipment comes with headlights nowadays). It does nothing except confuse people. They should do away with it.
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I don't know about y'all, but I love it. They turned the clocks one hour forward in my part of the world as well.
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It took us a whole week to get used to it here in Canada. When I work during the day I get up at 4 am. Its a good thing I wasn't working that week.

When we were young we were told that it was changed because of the war that was going on in the 1940s. So that the soldiers could see the enemy approaching. Afterwards it was for the farmers, then later so that the children could walk to school during the daylight.

We also changed our daylight time a few weeks earlier. When I leave work tomorrow morning at six I may have to wear sunglasses if it is sunny out. A few months ago it was pitch black.
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