View Poll Results: Should we stop changing the clocks?

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  • yes - leave it like it is now - lighter at end of day

    28 60.87%
  • yes - but switch clocks back to darker earlier

    7 15.22%
  • no - I like adjusting my clocks twice a year

    5 10.87%
  • no - we need to change clocks more than twice a year

    0 0%
  • I don't change my clocks - I live in a smart place

    1 2.17%
  • other - please explain

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Thread: Should we abolish the Time Change?

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    For the vast majority of people, isn't the extra light at the end of the day more "productive" than the extra light at the beginning of the day?

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    I prefer to keep the twice yearly reminder that the government can control anything if we let them.

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I prefer to keep the twice yearly reminder that the government can control anything if we let them.
    Annually, on April 15, is enough for me. LOL!
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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    I love DST, it is great to change things up very now and than. I actually wish it could be more often, maybe they could even do it at random intervals just for kicks.

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    For the vast majority of people, isn't the extra light at the end of the day more "productive" than the extra light at the beginning of the day?
    if it is, it's more productive in November, December, January, and February, as well. leave it in place.

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Just a little trivia fact.
    Before WWII Michigan was in the central time zone.
    During WWII Michigan changed to the same time zone as New York and other eastern states since we manufactured a lot of tanks and other items for the war.
    That time change was meant to be temporary but we never changed back.
    So we went on daylight savings time in 1942 year round. Now when we set our clock forward we are on double daylight saving time.
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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    I voted "other"

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Because it is ridiculous. Whoever "calculates" losses from (I quote from their methodology section) "heart attacks, work injuries, and increased cybeloafing" down to $433,982,548 (and not, say $433, 982, 550 or $433, 980,000) should not be taken seriously.

    Having said that, I never quite could get a firm hold on the logic behind the time change. So...we save a bit of energy on an extra hour of natural lighting - but wouldn't we lose more on starting air conditioners an hour earlier on hot afternoons? Perhaps, daylight savings made sense when artificial lighting was expensive in relative terms - or nonexistent - like for a farmer racing the Sun to finish his daywork, but is it still the case?

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    An observation


    I remember when Michigan was thinking about going to daylight savings time back in 1980's the golf courses were in favor of it but the Drive Inn Theaters were against it.
    The Drive Inns said DST would put them out of business and it pretty much did that.
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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    An observation


    I remember when Michigan was thinking about going to daylight savings time back in 1980's the golf courses were in favor of it but the Drive Inn Theaters were against it.
    The Drive Inns said DST would put them out of business and it pretty much did that.
    I seriously doubt the demise of the drive-in had anything to do with daylight saving's time.

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