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Great War Ace29 Oct 2016 5:38 a.m. PST

First of all, all of these years, I have been saying it "savings" time. There is no "s", it's only "saving" time.


Holy Crap! Seven time changes within 35 miles? You've got to be kidding me. How did that happen?

And I thought the revelation was amazing that till 1945 Salt Lake City had it bad, with the time change being along the Jordan river, making Salt Lake City an hour different from Salt Lake Airport. I'd never heard of that one before; it slightly predates my arrival on the scene. (None of that is in the link, it is on some other page that I read this morning.)

But this all got brought up, yet again, because I can never keep it straight in my memory. Every year I have to question when the danged thing "turns off". It is NOT the last Sunday in October (as it used to be till the mid 80s), it is next Sunday, the first Sunday in November. And it is not the first Sunday in April that it kicks back on. No, it is the second Sunday in March. Grrrr.

Utah Legislature brings it up like clockwork, kill daylight savingS time. But no, the kill keeps getting killed. I want to join our neighbor Arizona and kill it dead, dead, dead, forever…………………….

Great War Ace29 Oct 2016 5:41 a.m. PST

And this is a quintessential Deja Vu topic anyway. I am sure that I have posted about this before in years past.

Winston Smith29 Oct 2016 7:30 a.m. PST

Preach, Brother. Preach!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 10:50 a.m. PST

Hear, hear!

I'm in middle Tennessee, stuck in the Central Time Zone, even though just a casual glance at our sunrise/sunset times should indicate to anyone we ought to be in the Eastern Time Zone, and that DLS is A Really Bad Idea for us. Yes, it's solvable by the legislature, but they invariably won't take it up. I don't know if this is because of some absurd cost impact on state/business/bank or simply because politicians are embarrassed to deal with something that appears trivial in nature, even though it's really not.

And don't get me started on the idiotic Congress that forced the extension of DLS because it would "save energy." Not when EVERYBODY HAS TO TURN ON THEIR LIGHTS AND TURN UP THEIR THERMOSTATS and RUN THEM LONGER— then it doesn't save energy AT ALL. Bleeped text-ity Bleeped text Bleeped text Bleeped text-ity Bleeped texts.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 11:30 a.m. PST

It began as wartime thing, I believe. War's been over
for a VLT – so why does this dinosaur persist???

JSchutt31 Oct 2016 1:30 a.m. PST

Somewhere along the way someone decided they wanted to put "…can control the passage of time" on their resume.

Tacitus31 Oct 2016 9:57 a.m. PST

JSchutt, Nice one!

Bowman01 Nov 2016 6:42 a.m. PST

In their October 2008 report to Congress, they conclude that the four-week extension of daylight time saved about 0.5 percent of the nation's electricity per day, or 1.3 trillion watt-hours in total. That amount could power 100,000 households for a year. The study did not just look at residential electricity use but commercial use as well, Dowd says.


And here is the flip side:

Is this really an issue to get greatly worked up about? I think there are a few "REALLY BAD IDEAS" that should be dealt with first.

Great War Ace01 Nov 2016 7:56 a.m. PST

Coincidentally, the next day my Costco magazine came, and it contained the enjoyable feature, "Yes or No", to eliminating daylight saving time. I participated with this:

Should daylight saving time be eliminated? November 2016

Yes. No. At least pick one or the other and LEAVE IT ALONE! I don't care which one, just stop switching back and forth. Amen!

Roderick Robertson Fezian01 Nov 2016 8:53 a.m. PST

Get rid of it. It may save a little energy, but it wreaks havoc on human productivity twice a year.

janner01 Nov 2016 10:38 a.m. PST

I wasn't bothered either way for many years. Mainly because, as a soldier, it didn't change the price of fish – I was up before dawn and after dusk either way. However, it makes a big difference to my current lifestyle/location and I was very much looking forward to it this year. As to the timing, in EU, it's set as the last Sunday in March and October, respectfully. wink

Great War Ace05 Nov 2016 8:34 p.m. PST

It is time, to turn back the plagued clocks all over the house. Grrr! I really, really, hate this more and more…………….

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