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Old 05-10-2022, 12:08 PM
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Location: New York Area
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For all those that have a normal job, you should be celebrating a permanent DST change. I really don't see a downside to it. You get some daylight time after your work hours to do things outside. It's totally depressing to get home after dark in the winter.
The problem of course is that some people like to get their exercise in before going to work.
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Old 05-10-2022, 06:39 PM
 
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The problem is that this far north in Michigan in the depth of winter, staying on year-round daylight savings time would not give us meaningful / usable daylight until well after 9am from late Nov-early Feb.

There are only so many hours of daylight, and the "fall-back" helps us better orient daylight to core hours of school and commerce.

The reality is with our cold winters no one is really taking advantage of an "extra hour" of daylight between 5-6pm in the depth of winter.
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Old 05-11-2022, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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The question is when do you want an extra hour of light -- when you are at work or when you are not. People are either at work or still asleep with the current setup. That's why the idea of remaining on DST is more popular than simply eliminating it.
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The problem is that this far north in Michigan in the depth of winter, staying on year-round daylight savings time would not give us meaningful / usable daylight until well after 9am from late Nov-early Feb.

There are only so many hours of daylight, and the "fall-back" helps us better orient daylight to core hours of school and commerce.

The reality is with our cold winters no one is really taking advantage of an "extra hour" of daylight between 5-6pm in the depth of winter.
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