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

    5 10.87%
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Thread: Should we abolish the Time Change?

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    Should we abolish the Time Change?

    U.S. lost $433,982,548 because of Daylight Savings Time switch | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News

    But the annual switch to Daylight Savings Time reportedly continues to be a costly endeavor, resulting in a net loss of $433,982,548 for the U.S. economy.
    The above number sounds ridiculously insane to me. It's one hour on a F'n Sunday. Take a nap. Sleep in an extra hour. Go to bed earlier. Stop whining.

    At any rate, isn't it time to end this nonsense?

    I say leave the clocks "ahead" the one hour that they are now and never change them again.

    Lighter at the end of the day is far more enjoyable than lighter earlier in the day. We don't need darker earlier in the day.

    What say you?

    Should we stop this craziness? Stop changing our clocks back and forth twice a year?

    An old Indian once said, "only a white man would think cutting one end of a blanket, off and sewing it onto the other end would give him a longer blanket".

    How can we stop this insanity?

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    I dont care what time it is. I really dont understand the big deal.
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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    choose one time and leave it in place. people seem to like the extra daylight after work, so permanent DST seems to be the way to go.

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    I am dying to know why people would prefer darker earlier?

    If you vote that way, and you don't mind explaining why, could you please tell us why?

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    maybe because its better to sleep when its dark

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    This is really messing with me . I posted at 7:12 why does it say 5:12 anyone have the same problem

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Where I live the absolute latest sunset with daylight savings time is about 8:32pm.

    So it's DARK by 9:15pm-9:30pm at the latest.

    I can understand in some states where perhaps it's light out until 10:00pm or later, but how many places does that happen?

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Well, I hope someone explains why daylight savings is a good thing. This is pathetic.


    How about when Chavez created a new timezone, :30, to fight against neoimperialism. What a mightly blow he struck upon the invaders that day.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 03-12-13 at 09:37 AM.

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Well, I hope someone explains why daylight savings is a good thing. This is pathetic.

    Daylight savings is good because having more daylight later in the day allows for more outside activity after work.
    It also keeps things darker longer in the morning which makes sleeping in later in the morning easier.

    More people have more usable, non-working, daylight in the evening than they do in the wee hours of the morning.

    That's why it's good. You can work your regular day, come home, eat dinner, and then STILL have time to go outside and enjoy some activities and fun.

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    Re: Should we abolish the Time Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Well ecofarm, IIRC Ben Franklin invented it for the sake of farming hours & productivity.

    Now that so few of us are farmers, lets rid ourselves of this waste of time.
    I think it's good for kids (and people in general), to have sunlight when they go to school or work ~7am. You know, some people still do that.

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