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Old 07-17-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Why?
I have never got used to the eastern time zone even though I have lived in it for 11 years now. I was raised in Central Time and it was nice to see the news at 10PM, Leno at 10:30 and lights out at 11:30. I hate that I now have to DVR him because I do not wish to stay up until 12:30AM to watch.

If I were picking a home on the basis of time zones, I would choose western Kansas. Right on the border of the Mountain zone. That way you get daylight until 10PM in the summer and still be in Central.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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In the late 1990s I lived in eastern Alabama and worked in Georgia, just across the state line. Alabama is in central time zone and Georgia is eastern time zone. I never wear a watch, but always had to think about "fast time" and "slow time" to make sure I was in the right place at the right time.

Indiana for many years had the most confusing time zone divisions by county in the USA. The dividing line between central and eastern time has been moved westward across the Indiana several times over the last 50 or 60 years. Some counties in Indiana used to observe daylight savings time, and some did not. You could be in four adjacent counties, and none of the 4 would be on the same time zone or the same daylight savings schedule. In the 1960s there was a TV comedy show that had a mock news announcer with clocks in the background showing the time in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York and Terra Haute (Indiana). The clock for Terra Haute was always showing some oddball time compared to the others. It was just this year that a new law took effect that made all of IN daylight savings time, and about 80 percent of the counties are in eastern time zone.
It was really confusing because a good hunk of Indiana is in the Chicago TV market. It would be 8PM in Chicago and either 8 or 9 PM in Indiana depending on exactly what county you were in!
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I am of the view that we should have UNIFORM time in the country. Every state should be on one single time zone except for Tennessee for obvious reasons and the time zones should follow state lines exactly.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Personally, Im attracted to the midwest so probably would say 'central' time. I have a dual time watch anyway so its always an hour or two ahead somewhere....
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Arrow Eastern Standard Time!

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I like the Pacific time zone -- by the time our 11PM news comes on, the news in the rest of the continent has pretty much happened so I get to see it! When I lived in NYC, all sorts of stuff happened west of NYC overnight and distracted me in the mornings!
I love Eastern Standard Time because we get news practicly right as it happens!
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Monroe, LA
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KevK, you got to think about Kentucky also, but I somewhat agree.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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CST is the best to me. I was raised in that time zone, then lived in S.C where it was EST and that took some getting used to and well I really never did. Now I live in Alaska and it has it's own time zone and that is about the only thing I hate about Alaska. By the time I get through working and want to talk to people in EST or CST, they are already in bed!!
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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one bad thing about living in AST is that you cant vote on most TV shows because by the time nightfall comes there it is time for people on the east coast to go to work!
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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I have lived most of my life in EST, but have been in PST for a little over a year now and I do not like PST at all. Thank goodness I am moving in two weeks and will be back in EST.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Florida
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yea, no kidding. That goes for most anything. Someone told me not to bother voting in the presidential election, since as they put it-the winner will be known before you guys even vote!!


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one bad thing about living in AST is that you cant vote on most TV shows because by the time nightfall comes there it is time for people on the east coast to go to work!
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