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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:24 PM

NO MORE FALL BACK!

Last edited Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:08 PM - Edit history (1)

On March 10th, we will be moving our clocks forward 1 hour. Let's keep it there.

I want sun when I get home from work, not on my way to work.

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Reply NO MORE FALL BACK! (Original post)
Pryderi Feb 2013 OP
Tobin S. Feb 2013 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Feb 2013 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #4
elleng Feb 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #7
love_katz Feb 2013 #9
kentauros Feb 2013 #10
we can do it Feb 2013 #11
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #12
OriginalGeek Feb 2013 #13
union_maid Feb 2013 #14

Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. Really? I didn't think we did that until spring.

Seems like April.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:27 PM

2. They keep stretching it out...drives me nuts...

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:28 PM

3. Try explaining to a three-year-old why they have to go to bed when the sun is still shining.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:38 PM

5. It could be worse

You could live in the UP which is further West than Chicago but in the Eastern time zone. In June it gets dark about 10:45.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:53 PM

8. I remember having three toddlers, all threatening mutiny!



And that's awful...not dark until 10:45!

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:29 PM

4. I am with you on this.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:44 PM

6. YAAAY! SPRING FORWARD!!!



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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:45 PM

7. I agree

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:46 PM

9. I wish they would move it forward...

and leave it there. I hate the havoc of going back and forth.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:49 PM

10. As we're on "natural" time right now,

I'd rather just leave it there. I get the sun coming and going to/from work, so that part doesn't matter to me. Just stop giving me federally-mandated jetlag twice a year!

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:51 PM

11. YEAH! I am with you, we can stay sprung all year. Light is good.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:05 PM

12. As an Arizona resident, I can attest to the idiocy of what our Red State "brethren" do here.

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Getting one of the few exemptions back in the 70's from Daylight Savings Time was
one of the smarter moves.
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In 1973, a more permanent federal law was enacted to help with the oil shortages of
that time. But Arizona asked for and was eventually granted an exemption. The reason
was the state's extreme heat. If Arizona were to observe Daylight Saving Time, the sun
would stay out until 9 p.m. in the summer (instead of 8 p.m., like it does currently).

Another Arizona Republic editorial from 1968 stated, "Drive-in theaters, the parents of
small children, the bars, the farmers and those who do business with California" were
against Daylight Saving time while "power companies, the evening golfers, the late risers,
and the people with business interests on the Eastern seaboard" were for it.

If all of Arizona were to re-evaluate its stance and choose to observe DST, here's what
would change. Instead of sunrise at 5:30 a.m. during most of the summer, the sun would
come up at 6:30 a.m. And at the end of the day, the sun would set at 9 p.m. instead of
8 p.m. Winter sunrise and sunset times would remain the same.

A 2009 Michigan State University published by the American Psychological Association
study showed that DST has adverse effects on the American workplace. "Following the
start and end of DST, employees slept 40 min less, had 5.7% more workplace injuries,
and lost 67.6% more work days because of injuries than on non phase change days,"
explained the study, which looked at mining injuries between 1983 and 2006 from the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:20 PM

13. I'm the opposite

I want it to stay like this. I haaaaaaaaaaate waking up an hour early.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:57 PM

14. Good to know

I feel a vacation day coming on the following Monday. I love the extra hour of daylight after work, but hate losing an hour of weekend. Got to catch up on that sleep you know.

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