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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:33 PM
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Don't Forget! Time changes back to Standard Time tonight!
Or at 2am, whatever.

:hi:

Sunday marks last time we'll 'fall back' in October

October 27, 2006

"Falling back" will never be the same.

When people set their clocks back an hour Sunday morning, it will be the last time the switch to standard time happens in October.

Next year, daylight-saving time will start earlier and end later in the year.

Under a law passed last year, daylight-saving time will start the second Sunday in March and run until the first Sunday in November, making it three weeks longer.

The law -- called the Energy Policy Act of 2005 -- is intended to make daylight last longer, thus saving energy.

Officially, the switch to standard time this year comes at 2 a.m. Sunday -- meaning an extra hour of sleep.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/113725,CST-NWS-dayli...
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:38 PM
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1. I wish we would just switch 'back" ....
... and then leave it alone! I can't take the spring time change.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:42 PM
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2. eh. Me too.
It makes zero sense, anyway.
Eventually, they'll make it longer and longer, until they've come back around to not having it at all -- but they'll be convinced they did the "right" thing . . .

sigh.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:23 PM
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15. Actually, it does make some sense
Ever notice the change of time coincides with the baseball season?

My theory is that daylight savings time was instituted to accomodate day baseball, before ballparks installed lights for night games. One extra hour was necessary for ball players to play doubleheaders with less risk for games suspended by darkness. This way, it cut down on travel time for road teams.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:22 PM
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16. ROFL
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:43 PM
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3. But not in Arizona
We're always on standard time.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:49 PM
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4. Yes, it would be hard to 'switch back' if you hadn't switched
to begin with, I would think.

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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:20 PM
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6. All of the cable shows will be on here an hour later
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:21 PM by DesertRat
so we do have to switch our TV viewing times in the fall and spring.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:41 PM
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11. That explains McCain.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:34 PM
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17. That pic of McCain is perfect.
:crazy:


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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:41 PM
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12. I am truly envious!
No sarcasm intended.

This time change stuff, in practice, is horrible!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:50 PM
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5. It's a Rovian trick!!! It's the OCTOBER SURPRISE!!!
Pure Rove--he's such a genius!

But why would he want to turn the clocks back an hour? Hmmmmm--this is going to take some thinking...
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SouthernBelle82 Donating Member (879 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:24 PM
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7. Oh thank you for the reminder!
I had totally forgotten. Wouldn't have been good to wake up late for church and be embarrassed. Heh heh. Why are they changing it? Now they're going to confuse me even more. Blah!
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:31 PM
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8. Thanks for the reminder.
I usually miss these every time.

Hi, Lex! :hi:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:37 PM
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9. Hi CMW!
Hi to the Mods. Miss you guys!

:pals:

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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:38 PM
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10. Miss you, too!
:pals:
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:54 PM
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13. DST is like cutting one end off a blanket
and sewing it on the other end to make it longer.

You like the extra hour of daylight in the evening? Stay up another hour and leave the rest of us alone.



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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:13 PM
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14. Rhanks for the reminder. I love daylight savings time. I wish we had it all year n/t
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