Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby Omnitheo » Mar 9th, 2019, 12:31 pm

Drip_Torch wrote:While it pains me a little to say this, I'm with you (twice in one year) and MLA Larson. To heck with the farmers. The cows might even enjoy the extra hour off work during the winter months. Besides that damn clock on my Kenwood car stereo would be showing the right time all year.

DST me! Go ahead Horgan take that hour from me and never give it back. I'm good with that.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... edirect=on
. Daylight saving time was meant to help farmers.

Many of us heard, at some point in elementary school, that DST was developed because of farming. The idea that more daylight means more time in the field for farmers continues to get airtime on the occasional local news report and in state legislatures — “Farmers wanted it because it extends hours of working in the field,” Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn offered after filing a bill that would abolish DST. Even Michael Downing, who wrote a book about DST, has said that before researching the subject, “I always thought we did it for the farmers.”

In fact, the inverse is true. “The farmers were the reason we never had a peacetime daylight saving time until 1966,” Downing told National Geographic. “They had a powerful lobby and were against it vociferously.” The lost hour of morning light meant they had to rush to get their crops to market. Dairy farmers were particularly flummoxed: Cows adjust to schedule shifts rather poorly, apparently.

Daylight saving time, in this or any other country, was never adopted to benefit farmers; it was first proposed by William Willett to the British Parliament in 1907 as a way to take full advantage of the day’s light. Germany was the first country to implement it, and the United States took up the practice upon entering World War I, hypothetically to save energy. How did farmers end up being the mythical source of DST? Downing suggests that because they were such vocal opponents, “they became associated into the popular image of daylight-saving and it got inverted on them. It was just bad luck.”

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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby Drip_Torch » Mar 9th, 2019, 1:35 pm

Huh, so it turns out the cows are just as adverse to the time change as I am. Seems to be gaining momentum throughout North America.

Three Florida lawmakers introduced legislation that would end the November clock change from daylight saving time.
The legislation introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) would permanently keep the country in daylight saving time, the clock change made in March that is observed for eight months of the year.

The new bill, called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2019, also follows similar legislation enacted in the state of Florida.


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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby normaM » Mar 10th, 2019, 5:57 am

Alarm went off, pup just eyed me and rounded over to get the sleep. There is no real benefit - just keep it the same year round.
Getting up in pitch dark again is simply no treat
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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby one wheel » Mar 10th, 2019, 11:08 am

DST was originally started to allow factories more daylight hours to produce WAR EQUIPMENT.
It had nothing to do with cows becoming disoriented.
The reason we keep DST today is so people have longer evening daylight hours to enjoy time outside after work, which translates into the real reason which is to SHOP & SPEND.
In order to switch or stay on either time we need the entire West Coast to agree to doing this to keep time zones the same.
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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby blais65 » Jul 19th, 2019, 5:36 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/261634/Daylight-savings-deadline
What would suck for me living in Quebec,is we will be four hours ahead of you guys out west.
My boy lives on the Island,and were already 3 hours difference.
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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby GordonH » Jul 19th, 2019, 6:03 pm

blais65 wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/261634/Daylight-savings-deadline
What would suck for me living in Quebec,is we will be four hours ahead of you guys out west.
My boy lives on the Island,and were already 3 hours difference.


You may want to review your time calculations.

Hint: currently there is 3 hour difference
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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby Bsuds » Jul 19th, 2019, 8:13 pm

blais65 wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/261634/Daylight-savings-deadline
What would suck for me living in Quebec,is we will be four hours ahead of you guys out west.
My boy lives on the Island,and were already 3 hours difference.


Which means in the Fall you will only be 2 hours different.
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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby blais65 » Jul 20th, 2019, 9:20 am

GordonH wrote:
blais65 wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/261634/Daylight-savings-deadline
What would suck for me living in Quebec,is we will be four hours ahead of you guys out west.
My boy lives on the Island,and were already 3 hours difference.


You may want to review your time calculations.

Hint: currently there is 3 hour difference
Sorry,you're right,fall back would make two hour difference.
That would be easier to stay in touch with all my buddies and son out west.
Thanks for the heads up. :up:

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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby LTD » Jul 20th, 2019, 3:35 pm

blais65 wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/261634/Daylight-savings-deadline
What would suck for me living in Quebec,is we will be four hours ahead of you guys out west.
My boy lives on the Island,and were already 3 hours difference.

worst part about that is actually living in Quebec

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Re: Daylight saving time. Rant away.

Postby blais65 » Jul 20th, 2019, 5:12 pm

LTD wrote:
blais65 wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/261634/Daylight-savings-deadline
What would suck for me living in Quebec,is we will be four hours ahead of you guys out west.
My boy lives on the Island,and were already 3 hours difference.

worst part about that is actually living in Quebec
You got that right.BC was a great place for me for over twenty years,but moved back to be close to my family,especially Mom,who isn't getting any younger.

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