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Old 11-05-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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It's 21 degrees and snowing this morning. I'm sitting here all toasty warm with my coffee. If I want to go out and play in the snow I can, but it's great to know I don't have to.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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It's 21 degrees and snowing this morning. I'm sitting here all toasty warm with my coffee. If I want to go out and play in the snow I can, but it's great to know I don't have to.
OMG that is soooo cold. I feel cold just reading that. Toasty warm with coffee sounds okay though.

Setting the clocks back--I don't like it because as the winter progresses, it will be dark at 4pm. Everyone I know hates that. If you go out you try to get home by 4pm and if you are home, you don't want to go out again. Too dark and cold. I loved England in the summer when it didn't get pitch dark until 10pm in the summer. That was about right.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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An Indian chief described DST as a white man cutting 12 inches off the end of a blanket, sowing it on at the other end, and trying to convince people the blanket is now a foot longer.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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It's 21 degrees and snowing this morning. I'm sitting here all toasty warm with my coffee. If I want to go out and play in the snow I can, but it's great to know I don't have to.
Did I read somewhere recently that parts of Colorado are voting on secession?
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Now I am moving from scientific fact to my own opinion: In my opinion people who complain about the times changes twice a year need to get a life, unless they are farmers whose lives are actually affected. If that is a problem worthy of complaint, then one's life must be otherwise perfect beyond all imagining.
I have quite a life, thank you, all while maintaining that I feel better and more in sync with natural cycles when the time returns to standard. That's not to say I'm going to spend more than a few minutes on the legitimate complaint. I'm not going to march on the White House.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I have quite a life, thank you, all while maintaining that I feel better and more in sync with natural cycles when the time returns to standard.
But the labeling of hours is a man made concept.

Therefore, when it comes to being in synch with natural cycles, it doesn't matter which label is used. The name of that hour of the day may change, but the hour remains unchanged. Natural cycles aren't affected by name changes.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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But the labeling of hours is a man made concept.

Therefore, when it comes to being in synch with natural cycles, it doesn't matter which label is used. The name of that hour of the day may change, but the hour remains unchanged. Natural cycles aren't affected by name changes.
Of course. But like it or not, agree or not, it's also has psychological impact. I'm highly susceptible.

ETA: I think I have a new cause. On second thought, perhaps I will march on the White House.
http://www.businessinsider.com/healt...g-time-2013-10
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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But like it or not, agree or not, it's also has psychological impact.
A psychological impact? Hmmm... well maybe, I suppose. I could (conceivably) see that affecting employees who have to get to jobs at a certain time every day. Again, emphasis on the word conceivably. But that seems like an extreme reaction to something that's just a change in what a time of day is labeled, after all. But hey, stranger things have happened.

One more reason to be glad we're not worker bees anymore, I guess. We don't have to rise at a certain hour. We're retirees and our time is our own--if following a natural cycle is important to you, you are free to wake up when the sun rises (whatever that hour might be labeled).

I can understand getting a psychological impact from the shortening of the days, though. Maybe that's what's going on?

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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An Indian chief described DST as a white man cutting 12 inches off the end of a blanket, sowing it on at the other end, and trying to convince people the blanket is now a foot longer.
LOL DH found that one a few weeks ago, made us laugh.

It's a PITA for us because now we have to bring the horses in in the dark, feeding/waking times are wonky. I know it wears off, but still. In another month when I go to town for supplies it will be dark when I get home to unload. waaaaaaaahhhhhh...........
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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ETA: I think I have a new cause. On second thought, perhaps I will march on the White House.
Health And Economic Effects Of Daylight Saving Time - Business Insider
Well, it's good to have a hobby, I suppose. And the exercise will do you good.
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