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Old 03-09-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Parts of Arizona and Hawaii (among other places) do not use Daylight Saving Time as the people don't want it.

Is there any group (or even anyone besides me) around locally that also doesn't want it?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Hi CarpathianPeasant--

I don't care for it personally. I think "springing forward" accounts for the majority of times I've ever showed up late for work.

It isn't going anywhere because somewhere along the way, the government and the EPA realized they could cut electricity usage (from light bulbs, etc.) if they screwed around with when, according to our clocks, the sun rose and set.

(Side note: does this really belong in the Cincinnati forum?)
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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I would rather just stay on daylight savings time all year long and not fall back...I don't care about daylight in the mornings when I go to work...but I hate when I leave work and it's still dark...starting Monday, it will at least be dusk still when I leave work now ...now if we didn't fall back in Nov, I wouldn't have lost my hr of sleep tonight lol.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Hi CarpathianPeasant--

I don't care for it personally. I think "springing forward" accounts for the majority of times I've ever showed up late for work.

It isn't going anywhere because somewhere along the way, the government and the EPA realized they could cut electricity usage (from light bulbs, etc.) if they screwed around with when, according to our clocks, the sun rose and set.

(Side note: does this really belong in the Cincinnati forum?)

Absolutely, because the know variations from said norm that I know about are all the results of local action.

Daylight Saving Time may very well be the real reason some local offices open at 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m, thereby knocking an hour out the business day.

There was a section of eastern Indiana that had, at least historically, refused to change. That may not be the case any longer as the rest of the state did switch. It seems like I read somewhere that the state had to mandate it; some people insisted uniformity was important.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Although the practice seems silly and unnecessary to me, I don't mind since it brings on later sunsets at this time of year. By the time we "fall back" night's arriving sooner and it's gotten to be too cool to linger outdoors anyway. There are studies done about everything, and one has turned up that only a minuscule amount of energy is conserved by doing the semi-annual clock change. But in these times of global warming and resource depletion every little bit helps.

Arizona also was the last state to recognize MLK Day, and has dubiously constitutional immigration laws. Waves of retirees from colder climates have disrupted plant life, exacerbated suburban sprawl, and added to Phoenix's smog problem which is among the worst in the nation. Crime rates are high. Fear runs rampant. They don't care about gun control even after a US Representative was nearly killed and other people at that public appearance did die. In addition to local loonies like Sheriff Arpaio Arizona has produced political figures like Barry Goldwater and John McCain. So if "Arizona doesn't want it" chances are I do and that "it" is actually a positive thing - even if "it" is promulgated by the supposedly freedom-stifling socialist dictatorship in Washington DC.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Parts of Arizona and Hawaii (among other places) do not use Daylight Saving Time as the people don't want it.

Is there any group (or even anyone besides me) around locally that also doesn't want it?

And no mention of the counties in Southern Indiana that so not use daylight savings?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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And no mention of the counties in Southern Indiana that so not use daylight savings?
No mention because since 2006 Indiana has been uniformly on daylight savings across the state. The counties which used to not switch no longer follow that practice to make the state uniform.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I appreciate Daylight Saving Time a lot more living on the eastern edge of the time zone vs. the western edge. Without it, we'd have daylight at 4 a.m. in the summer and sunset before 8 p.m.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Arizona also was the last state to recognize MLK Day, and has dubiously constitutional immigration laws.

What is dubious about the immigrations laws? The clowns in Washington, DC do not enforce the federal immigration laws.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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I gather no one in here considers it a problem or major annoyance. Okay. Thanks.
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