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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Pshaww..... 4:15 is more like it.

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    It has to get dark early in the winter, Dude's got to play pool and bowl sometime.

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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

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    Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    From the really real important legislation department.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/07/....ap/index.html

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An agreement was reached Thursday to extend daylight-saving time in an effort to conserve energy, but not to the extent the House approved in April.

    House and Senate negotiators on an energy bill agreed to begin daylight-saving time three weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, and extend it by one week to the first Sunday in November. The House bill would have added a month in the spring and another in the fall.

    According to some senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock, and airline officials said it would have complicated scheduling of international flights.

    "We ought to take a hard look at this before we jump into it," said Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, who questioned how much oil savings the extension would produce.

    Reps. Edward Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Fred Upton, R-Michigan, agreed to scale back their original proposal, and Senate negotiators accepted the new version, along with a call for a study on how much daylight-saving time actually affects oil consumption.

    "The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier," said Markey.

    Upton noted that the extension means daylight-saving time will continue through Halloween, adding to safety. "Kids across the nation will soon rejoice," said Upton, because they'll have another hour of daylight trick-or-treating.

    Lawmakers said they hoped to complete the energy legislation next week.
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    Re: Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    A little change now. A little more change later, hopefully. It's OK by me. I like having more daylight in the evening.
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    Re: Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    "We ought to take a hard look at this before we jump into it," said Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, who questioned how much oil savings the extension would produce.
    Hey, an extra hour of being home in the daylight is going to cost a lot more for families in the desert southwest. Everyone will be home an hour earlier, they will use more energy cooling their homes. That's not good for me.

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    Re: Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    I really wish we'd do away with it all together.
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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

    When I lived there, Arizona didn't go a DST at all. Who wants an extra hour of daylight in the summer when temps are 100+? I liked it that way.

    Here, it doesn't make as much difference whether the sun is up or not. Doesn't really "cool off" til after 10 anyway.

    Personally, the only problem I see waking up in the morning. I have trouble waking up much before sunrise.

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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck
    It was dark when I left for work and dark when I got off. And I worked in a windowless archive.
    That's how it is for me now. Sometimes in the winter I go more than a week without seeing the sun.

    Explains a lot, doesn't it.
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    Re: Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    According to some senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock, .
    Those cows sure get cranky when you mess with their clocks.
    How is the livestock going to even notice the difference?
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    Re: Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Those cows sure get cranky when you mess with their clocks.
    How is the livestock going to even notice the difference?
    So RR is a city boy.

    It's amazing how animals get this internal clock thing going. My grandfathers cows would all start walking towards the barn about 1/2 hour before milking time. They just knew.
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    Re: Lawmakers move to extend daylight-saving time

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    So RR is a city boy.

    It's amazing how animals get this internal clock thing going. My grandfathers cows would all start walking towards the barn about 1/2 hour before milking time. They just knew.
    Yep. One of the many jobs I have had along the way was working on my neighbors dairy farm. If you were running a little late the cows would be outside ready to get started and Mooing at you to get your butt in gear. Stupid cows.

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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyD
    When I lived there, Arizona didn't go a DST at all. Who wants an extra hour of daylight in the summer when temps are 100+? I liked it that way.

    Here, it doesn't make as much difference whether the sun is up or not. Doesn't really "cool off" til after 10 anyway.

    Personally, the only problem I see waking up in the morning. I have trouble waking up much before sunrise.
    I don't know if it is still as confusing today, but at one time during the late 1980's, the city of Indianapolis voted against implementation of DST...yet, the balance of the state switched their clocks twice per year.

    Every time I would drive through that town, I couldn't help but think of the fifth dentist on that Trident commercial...
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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

    Reading a trade rag today, one fallout from this will be a mini-Y2K exercise in the software world.

    Much software has standard time/daylight time adjustments in it and those will all have to be examined and possibly modified. In my neck of the woods, Y2K was much-ado about nothing.

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    Re: Congress Moves To Add Four Weeks To Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    I don't know if it is still as confusing today, but at one time during the late 1980's, the city of Indianapolis voted against implementation of DST...yet, the balance of the state switched their clocks twice per year.

    Every time I would drive through that town, I couldn't help but think of the fifth dentist on that Trident commercial...
    The state currently does not observe DST. Officially. However, there are counties in the Southeast and Northwest that stay with the nearest major Metro areas, Cincinnati and Chicago.

    In 2004, by a narrow vote the General Assembly voted to move to DST. However, there is still debate about whether the state would go to Eastern (the current situation) or with Central. Evidently, the state has to present this to the Federal Gov't, whichever agency regulates the timezones.
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    Daylight Savings time doesn't work

    In honor of the change this weekend, here's an article saying it costs more than it saves.

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/null/83073
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