Who made day light savings time begin on March 14 this year?

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    Jan 24, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    Who made day light savings time begin on March 14 this year? It must have been Congress again meeting during the middle of the night. They are known for meeting in the night passing legislation and then telling us afterwards. This is never going to fly here. Parents are going to be irrate when their kids are going to school in the dark here.

    But Arizona and a county in Indiana are rebellious and never change their clocks. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 24, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    Personally, I think it's great

    They also extended it, I think. . . to about the end of October (someone correct me if I'm wrong). . . it took effect last year



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    Jan 24, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Dip shits in congress changed it. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 24, 2010 11:56 PM GMT

    I don't know who did it. I'm just glad they did. Like most parents of school aged kids, I'm not bothered at all that my kids may head to school in the dark for a few weeks. Where we live school buses are all but unused. (My parents used to just kick up out the front door to wait for a bus. But that won't cut it in today's US parental culture.) More than 90% of parents drive their kids to and from school. Most of the kids (mine included) have no idea what the inside of a school bus looks like.

    That raises a host of social, environmental and financial issues, which may not be of much interest to my fellow RJ guys. But the early time change is, as far as I can tell, all but universally loved for bringing longer evenings.
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    Jan 24, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    G_Force saidWho made day light savings time begin on March 14 this year? It must have been Congress again meeting during the middle of the night. They are known for meeting in the night passing legislation and then telling us afterwards. This is never going to fly here. Parents are going to be irrate when their kids are going to school in the dark here.

    But Arizona and a county in Indiana are rebellious and never change their clocks. icon_lol.gif


    Are you just catching up? The change was passed by congress in 2005 and began in 2007 It was covered in the news then, so it really wasn't a secret. Indiana began observing Daylight Saving Time in 2006.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    heartrobb saidAre you just catching up? The change was passed by congress in 2005 and began in 2007 It was covered in the news then, so it really wasn't a secret. Indiana began observing Daylight Saving Time in 2006.

    Correct, it was a Bush and Republican Congress initiative, to help business (not ordinary people, never people). Already the economy was starting to sour, and this was one response, to increase productivity in some way that really escapes me (and most rational people, I should think), and to save energy costs for big business.

    But if nothing else it preserved the illusion of Republicans taking some action to boost the economy. And in the Republican world, that's all that matters.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    It was me. Sorry guys.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    This is the 2nd time they have moved it earlier. It was as late as the last Sunday in April. Then not too long ago, they moved it to the first Sunday in April. That was ok, but we can not go any earlier because they tried it once before and parents were really irrate that their kids were going to school in the dark, so Wisconsin and other states, too, told Congress the next year we were not going to comply. So because of many states here complaining, they moved it back 2 weeks. It will be dark on March 15 here when kids go to school, if we move our clocks ahead on that day. It doesn't bother me because it's always dark when I go to work anyways, but parents do not want their little kids going to school in the dark. They are afraid of the boogie man. icon_lol.gif

    Congress never learns from their mistakes in the past. They make the same mistakes over and over agan and never learn.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    I want Daylight Savings to move back to the original dates, pre-GWB

    I think there was a study that indicated that the new Daylight Savings didn't save ANY energy. It was either the same, or slightly worse.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:37 AM GMT
    Saving. Daylight Saving Time.

    And just about everyone in the states that participate in DST welcomes the extra weeks of longer days.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI want Daylight Savings to move back to the original dates, pre-GWB

    I think there was a study that indicated that the new Daylight Savings didn't save ANY energy. It was either the same, or slightly worse.


    I know it doesn't save energy here, but it probbaly does in other places. Everyone has to have their lights on here in the morning for a few weeks when we begin day light savings the 2nd Sunday in March. As far a I am concerned the later daylight in the evening is better for me.

    But Indiana has eighteen counties that observe Central Daylight Time and the remaining 74 counties of Indiana observe Eastern Daylight Time. I know this really confuses people there who live in one time zone, but work in another and visitors are totally confused, when the state is not uniform.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    Luckily for me, I live in my own time zone.
    (Or so a good friend once said.)

    I'm all for there being more light outside in the evening.

    (Damn politicians, alays shortchanging us. Stealing light from the morning to give us in the evening.
    Why can't we just have more at both ends...? (: )

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    Jan 25, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    G_Force saidThis is the 2nd time they have moved it earlier. It was as late as the last Sunday in April. Then not too long ago, they moved it to the first Sunday in April. That was ok, but we can not go any earlier because they tried it once before and parents were really irrate that their kids were going to school in the dark, so Wisconsin and other states, too, told Congress the next year we were not going to comply. So because of many states here complaining, they moved it back 2 weeks. It will be dark on March 15 here when kids go to school, if we move our clocks ahead on that day. It doesn't bother me because it's always dark when I go to work anyways, but parents do not want their little kids going to school in the dark. They are afraid of the boogie man. icon_lol.gif

    Congress never learns from their mistakes in the past. They make the same mistakes over and over agan and never learn.


    I think you spend your entire life in the dark.

    They did not change it again after the new dates began in 2007. It has been the second Sunday of March since that year. The schools in Wisconsin must be as slow as you if they are only getting around to complaining now when this will be the fourth year.

    I think the real reason they changed it was to give patrons of the Midtown Spa an extra hour of darkness to leave without their fellow church members being able to make out their identity- just in case they happened to be in the area.
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    Jan 25, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    The devil made them do it.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidSaving. Daylight Saving Time.

    And just about everyone in the states that participate in DST welcomes the extra weeks of longer days.


    The daylight is the same length whether you observe it or not. icon_smile.gif It just doesn't get light as early. But in the summer most people don't need light at 5 am because they are still in bed, except for package handlers. lol 6 am is earlier enough for most people and later light in the evening is better to give me more time to take pictures and also fish. icon_smile.gif

    Fireworks on July 4th start late in MN--usually not until 10 pm. But in WI they usually start them here around 9:30 pm because it is dark by then.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    They increased the Day Light Saving Time awhile ago. It is said to save an additional 0.1% of energy.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Leave daylight savings time all year. Change the school schedule.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    Can we just stop thinking so god damned much about the kids already? Geesh, ya'd think the little abortion and miscarriage survivors were the only people on the damned planet.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidIt was me. Sorry guys.


    hehehe!

    you beat me to it!

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    Jan 25, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    Except for the poor Amish children. They still need some early morning light to do the chores before school.
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    And what I would like to know is how did this big bang give us a 24 hour day that matches the internal clock of our human bodies? Unbeleivable coincidence, if you ask me. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    Just as amazing is how exactly 8 oz. of water will fit so perfectly into an 8 oz. glass. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    G_Force saidWho made day light savings time begin on March 14 this year?


    I love daylight saving time.

    I would prefer daylight savings time all year round. Don't you want to have some daylight left after work? Don't you like having some leisure activities when it is actually light outside.

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    Jan 25, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    McGay saidJust as amazing is how exactly 8 oz. of water will fit so perfectly into an 8 oz. glass. icon_eek.gif


    That is NOT amazing at all because we CREATED an 8 oz glass so 8 oz of water would fit in it icon_smile.gif--the same as God created earth with a 24 hour day to match the internal clock of the human body he created to live on the earth. NEITHER ONE IS COINCIDENCE BUT DESIGN. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    We created god too.

    Our bodies adjusted to the 24 hour (approximately) clock. Hunting and gathering are impractical at night (unless you're one of those pussy schmucks who hunts with a spotlight) and the body tires. It makes sense to sleep when other activity is impractical.

    I suggest you talk to a brick for a bit, you could learn a lot.