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Old 03-21-2019, 06:41 PM
 
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well, i like Standard Time, not DST.....BUT
if we just went with "pilot time" or "military time",
i would be fine with that. for example:

in Hawaii and Florida, it would be 05:30.
an hour later, in Idaho, it would be 06:30.
every state would have the same clock.
based on Greenwich Mean Time, i would
wake up at 09:00 (DST now).
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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Not just getting up and getting ready but doing your entire commute in the dark.

I'm not sure where you live but if you lived "way north," what were you growing in your outdoor garden exactly that needed water? That's the most confounding thing* about your statement to me.




*That said, I know of some *cough* indoor gardeners in Michigan where the lights are on while the sun's down, so six in the evening outside is the same as six in the morning inside, and the "sun" shines 18 hours a day everyday in veg
The garden watering is in the summer. I water my garden at 9:30 PM. In summer.

Try DST all year, you'll wonder how you ever did without it.

PS: Commutes are for workers. Work long enough and save your money you'll not have to work anymore. It comes sooner than you think.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:02 PM
 
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If there is a switch to permanent DST, then Indiana needs to switch to central time. Our sunrise much of the winter wouldn't be until after 9AM and that does not sound appealing, even if it does happen to be light until a bit after 6 PM. There are enough 2-hour delays now due to snow and ice to try to get daylight to help the situation. I can't imagine if we had to wait even another hour for the sun to rise.
I lived in Indy when there was EDT all year (for a short time - just a year I think). Loved it. Still sunny at 5:45 PM in December. Lets face it; mornings suck no matter if it's dark or light out when you gotta go to work. Ice or snow or dry. It's winter, it's cold. You wish you were back in bed, that's all - dark or light, don't matter.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The garden watering is in the summer. I water my garden at 9:30 PM. In summer.
So, do it at 8:30 instead?
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Unless school attendance hours are changed, millions of kids will be going to school in the dark for 4 months. And millions of drivers will be driving in the dark to go to work.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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Why isn't the DST issue voted upon by the voting populace across the entire USA?

Once voted upon, the results can be presented to Law Makers and a new nationwide mandate enacted.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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I don't care which one is permanent, as long it's implemented in every single state. It's really confusing that some states don't change their clocks.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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I don't care which one is permanent, as long it's implemented in every single state. It's really confusing that some states don't change their clocks.
Not all states are in the same time zone, some have two time zones as it is, so not seeing the issue if some keep DST year round while others do not.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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So, do it at 8:30 instead?
At 8:30 I'm usually still at the bar.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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At 8:30 I'm usually still at the bar.
You've seriously got me laughing, like, in real life. There are other people in the room. I probably look like a lunatic to them now.

Anyway...maybe I am one. I digress.

But even if I was, I know that I'm not excited about possibly having to walk to the 35th/Sox Red Line station before sunrise to go to work all winter long, if I don't have to be at work until nine in the morning, and I'm only going to the Loop.
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