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View Poll Results: Is DST still relevant?
Yes 5 26.32%
No 10 52.63%
Who cares? 4 21.05%
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  #1  
November 5th, 2011, 10:16 PM
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The poll on CNN today is whether or not people think Daylight Saving Time is still needed. About 2/3 said "no."
What do you think?

I don't think it's needed, but in summertime it sure is nice. I love it being light until nearly 9PM. Gives me more "evening hours" of not being in bioling temperatures and blinding sunlight to ride my horsies!
I don't see why we don't stay on DST year-round. Why fall back at all? Who enjoys it getting dark at 6PM? Jeez if I wanted that much darkness, I'd move to Alaska.

Yer thoughts?
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November 6th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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November 6th, 2011, 08:42 AM
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I like it, but that's just because I wake up at 4 to go to work, and start work at 6 am. It's nice that the sun is coming up at that time and not being in total darkness for hours after getting to work
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November 6th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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I know growing up I'd rather have had the sunset at dinner, than go to school in the dark in the morning. Even with DST the sun won't fully rise in Halifax until almost 8am until January 9th. I just cannot see kids being attentive when elementary school would be open an hour in the dark, not to mention not safe for the kids who have to walk to school (which is common in smaller Canadian cities).

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There have been some "semi decent" environmental reasons for dst (especially for changing when it happens) to attempt to help cut down on electricity by making the spring and summer longer in the seasons that don't usually require A/C. * I put semi decent in quotes because the reasons sounded good, but I don't know if they actually were successful or not. *


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November 7th, 2011, 10:52 AM
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I said no. In some places of the US kids go to school in the dark because of dst. Where I grew up it's always a big argument every winter because kids are waiting for the school bus in the pitch dark.

Although I do agree it's easier waking up with some light, I hate that it now gets dark at 5pm.
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November 7th, 2011, 01:26 PM
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I said no. In some places of the US kids go to school in the dark because of dst. Where I grew up it's always a big argument every winter because kids are waiting for the school bus in the pitch dark.

Although I do agree it's easier waking up with some light, I hate that it now gets dark at 5pm.
DST going away won't change that. if we stuck to one or the other, the sun would still rise either too late or too early.

Bellingnam WA seems to be the most northren big city on the map. their latest sunrise is 8:03am. If they were on summer time, that would be 9:03am.

Miami's earliest summer sunrise is 6:29, that would be 5:29 on winter time.


The closest to a compromise would be adjusting the entire world clock by 30 minutes. And i really cannot see that happening.
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November 7th, 2011, 06:02 PM
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I think we should always be on DST. I think changing the clocks is dumb. There is a video about how in 1 state there are places that observe DST and places that don't. Ridiculous.
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November 8th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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I don't care either way. It is a little inconvenient for a while because now it's dark when DH gets home and we can't do yardwork together on week days before the snow flies. Also affects the littler kids' attitude at night, by 5:30 they are beasts.
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November 8th, 2011, 02:29 PM
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It was originally started to save electricity, thinking that the later daylight time would keep people from using lights in their homes. Which with our electricity fueled lifestyle seems kind of moot now. People close their blinds or curtains against the sun to avoid glare on TV's, which also causes them to turn on other lighting in the home. Also most lights now take a fraction of the power they once did.

It's outdated. And for anyone that has put small children to bed during the summer during DST you realize that it is unnatural as well. I you like to have longer days, get up earlier.
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November 8th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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It was originally started to save electricity, thinking that the later daylight time would keep people from using lights in their homes. Which with our electricity fueled lifestyle seems kind of moot now. People close their blinds or curtains against the sun to avoid glare on TV's, which also causes them to turn on other lighting in the home. Also most lights now take a fraction of the power they once did.

It's outdated. And for anyone that has put small children to bed during the summer during DST you realize that it is unnatural as well. I you like to have longer days, get up earlier.
I agree, but I prefer daylight time over standard. It is practically dark when my kids get home from school!
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November 23rd, 2011, 02:47 AM
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I think DST thinking is like cutting a few inches off the top of a blanket, sewing it to the bottom, and calling it a longer blanket.
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November 28th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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You all know it started for the farmers and has nothing to do with the hours the sun it out for right?
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