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Old 03-22-2019, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Our pets can't tell time. They know light vs. dark, but changing the clock doesn't affect them in the slightest.

Time wasn't even standardized until fairly recently in human history, when we had to know what time the train would arrive and depart the station.

My cats know that about 2000, they get their wet food treat. On MST, at about 1955 they would begin demanding their treat.
Now that it is MDT, at about 1955 they begin demanding their treat.
No difference...


By the way, now that the wailing and gnashing of teeth over time is ongoing, why do we talk about 12 AM and 12 PM? Why not 12 N (Noon) and 12 M (Midnight)?
Better yet, use "Military Time" (24 hour clock). Then, 12 Noon is 1200 and 12 Midnight is 2400. Simple.
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:33 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I would like it to stay standard time year round. I like it when it gets dark early and hate it when it stays light late.
I agree - I live in SW Florida and right now sunrise isn't until 7:25 a.m. so we have kids walking to school or bus stops in the dark. I don't think the school start times will ever change here due to school choice. Plus during the summer it stays light till almost 9 p.m. I hate that when it's been hot & humid all day and then the sun stay out till that late. I guess it all depends on where you live. Arizona has the right idea, more sunlight in the morning before the heat and sunset around 7:30 or 8:00 p.m.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Standard time is the best. Just leave it. This clock changing is getting old.
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:57 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Of course it does. We have birds--it takes them two weeks to adjust to the sun coming up and going down at different times.
Solution: put your clocks where the birds can't see them.
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Old 03-23-2019, 02:01 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Standard time is it. It is the real time. DST is relatively new. Just end it. You cant fool Mother Nature.
They are both arbitrary. There is no "real time" (real hour).

Personally, I would prefer if we stayed on DST. I like getting up before the sun.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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Our pets can't tell time. They know light vs. dark, but changing the clock doesn't affect them in the slightest.

Time wasn't even standardized until fairly recently in human history, when we had to know what time the train would arrive and depart the station.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

You obviously don't have pets. Or you don't feed them. They absolutely know what time it is when it comes to feeding time and the time change makes them start asking for dinner an hour early (in the fall).
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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There is nothing "special" about midnight at 5:00 PM or even 5:30. Nothing.

Getting up in the morning to get ready for work is the same whether it is dark or light out. It's depressing either way and you'll get used to it. Anybody who advocates going out and watering the garden before leaving for work needs counseling.

I completely disagree. When it gets dark outside, it also gets QUIET. If I have to get up for work in the morning the LAST thing I want to hear is everyone else still living it up outside at 10:00 pm. I might feel differently if people had consideration for the fact that some people have to work in the morning, but they don't, so...
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Wouldn't it be a better solution for Texas to up their game education-wise or to have a better transport plan for children, than for the entire country to accommodate their deficiencies?

All schools are not in the same neighborhood as the students in a lot of places. I grew up in a suburban northeaster town, and we had a bus ride to school--probably 20 minutes. I don't think that is very good reason to keep daylight saving time.

It was not about school kids when it was begun--it was about saving energy. No longer applies. It was done for reasons not relevant now, like the electoral college. Time to update for the modern world.
I just want to point out that the electoral college is still relevant to a whole lot of Americans.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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Today, the European parliament voted 410 to 192 to scrap the twice-a-year time changes by 2021. Member states will have the option to remain on "permanent summer time" or "permanent winter time". If a member state chooses to remain on permanent summer time, they will change their clocks for the final time in March 2021. If they decide to remain on permanent winter time, they will change their clocks for the final time in October 2021.

European parliament votes to scrap daylight saving time from 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...time-from-2021
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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There is a growing push to get rid of the biannual time changes in America by making daylight saving time permanent. Florida, California, and Washington State have already passed bills that would make DST permanent. Most of these articles are from just this past week.

Washington state Senate passes bill to make daylight saving time permanent
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/434122-washington-state-senate-passes-bill-to-make-daylight-savings-time

Sen. Patty Murray says she’ll push for daylight saving time year-round
https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/s...ime-year-round

Sen. Marco Rubio wants Daylight Saving Time year-round for all of US
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/po...-for-all-of-us

Donald Trump supports making daylight saving time permanent
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...nt/3130006002/

No More Clock Changes? California Chooses Year-Round Daylight Saving Time
https://www.governing.com/topics/pol...ings-time.html

(Minnesota) Committee approves permanent spring forward for daylight saving time
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/se...ly/Story/13783

Utah Legislature passes resolution calling for end to time changes
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...ving-time.html

N.C. General Assembly bill would make Daylight Saving Time permanent
https://wcti12.com/news/state-news/n...time-permanent

Permanent Daylight Saving in Oregon? 'Hell Yes,' Says Gov.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...l-yes-says-gov
the whole daylight savings thing is evidence that the government is evil. its insane. i cant believe we put up with letting the government actually change the time by an hour a couple of times a year for no reason. its about submission.
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