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Old 03-10-2009, 05:42 AM
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I for one am absolutely thrilled that it is finally hear. Nothing is more depressiong than the winter months where it is dark when you get up and leave for work, and is already dark when you get home. That just plain sucks. Gotta say that I sure enough enjoyed having enough light last night to play with my dog in the yard.

For the past few days I have heard quite a few people fussing about the new schedule. Do you not have real jobs. It seems like everyone I hear that has something negative to say works some BS job where they get to go home at 3:30 or 4:00. How can you complain about extra time at the end of the day?
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I am with you man. The lack of sunlight increases and amplifies the winter blues. The end is in sight now.
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Because the day is shorter during the winter it can cause winter blues and I agree about liking it light when I get home but I still do not care for DST. I would much prefer that noon is when the sun is highest in the sky and that we just reajust when the normal work day starts.
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I like more daylight in the P.M. Now I might be able to get in 9-holes in the afternoon or a few fishing holes. That makes me happy........

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Because the day is shorter during the winter it can cause winter blues and I agree about liking it light when I get home but I still do not care for DST. I would much prefer that noon is when the sun is highest in the sky and that we just reajust when the normal work day starts.
that would be fine too, but there is very little chance of banker types converting to a 6 am work day start. They wouldn't have time to go to the gym and pick up starbucks before the work day started then.
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I don't care. Its nice to have the light in the morning - like to do stuff them - before work (when I go). I am home by 2:30 so I am all set on the evening side anyway. Its the same amount of light either way.

BTW they found that the new schedule has actually increased energy usage (the reason they changed it was to reduce) due to more air conditioning in Southern States.
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I prefer that they just keep the time the same all year. The area a grew up in never changed the time. When I moved it seemed bizarre to me that the time would change. It is the same amount of light during the day regardless of what time it is.
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I prefer that they just keep the time the same all year. The area a grew up in never changed the time. When I moved it seemed bizarre to me that the time would change. It is the same amount of light during the day regardless of what time it is.
I would prefer it be the same year round too, but set up so that the average working person could have some daylight when they get home. Unfortunately a lot of industries are going to start their day at some stupid early hour, and work a 11 or 12 hour day. I for one don't mind starting in the dark, but when you don't see your own home during the daylight hours for weeks on end, that gets sure enough old.
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I hate DST. I don't care what the clock says. my body says I had to get up this morning at 4am instead of 5. KJS is right,the day is the same length no matter what you do. Leave the friggen clocks alone.
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that would be fine too, but there is very little chance of banker types converting to a 6 am work day start. They wouldn't have time to go to the gym and pick up starbucks before the work day started then.
That is what is so stupid about the whole deal. People would complain about a 6 am start of business but if you change the clocks to say 7 or 8 then it is OK even though it is the same time. Semantics.
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I get off work at 5:00 - DST actually gives me enough time in the evening to work in the yard, fish, etc. I go to work at 6:30 AM - never enough daylight to do anything outside before work, so yes, I love DST.
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I for one love the extra daylight at the end of the day. I agree to liking to see my house during daylight but laos it gives me just enough time to get home from work, and get the lawn and other jobs done during the week so my weekends are free to be on the boat.
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Guess I must be different.

I like my daylight on the front end of the day. I am an early riser, usually out the bed by 0430 on days off, 0300 on work days. In south La. I like to get out get my work done during the cool morning hours, afternoon temps approach 100* with 100% humidity.

In the winter time it is dark when you leave in the morning and dark when you arrive home because the day is shorter, not because of standard time. Daylight savings time does not add one minute of daylight you wouldn't normally have.

But I'll get used to DST, so it ain't no big deal.
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That is what is so stupid about the whole deal. People would complain about a 6 am start of business but if you change the clocks to say 7 or 8 then it is OK even though it is the same time. Semantics.
I have worked very early hours, and it is certainly not semantics.
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I have worked very early hours, and it is certainly not semantics.
I am not talking about graveyard or night shifts. What I am saying is that if everyone starts work at 6 or 7 am instead of the 7 or 8 am that most do now it would be better than DST because it is year round and there is no adjustment to be made and is not as disruptive. This is essentially what we do now during DST but they adjust the clock back one hour so that everyone still says I start work at 7 instead of 6, semantics.
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I like DST but looking at it differently, I was driving to breakfast at about 7:15 this morning, and saw something next to the road, it scared the heck out of my. 4 elementary school kids(very small) setting just barely off the road in the dark. No parents around that I saw. Last week there would have been some light, but what a dark moment(no PUn) if some one was talking on their cell phone and drifted off the road.
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I like DST but looking at it differently, I was driving to breakfast at about 7:15 this morning, and saw something next to the road, it scared the heck out of my. 4 elementary school kids(very small) setting just barely off the road in the dark. No parents around that I saw. Last week there would have been some light, but what a dark moment(no PUn) if some one was talking on their cell phone and drifted off the road.
that sounds more like their parents need a lesson in proper parenting & birth control than anything else to me.
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It is stupid. The amount of daylight is the same. The days are longer because summer is approaching. It cracks me up all the people that seem to really think there is now more daylight. (Scary really). The sun doesn't give a carp what time it is. It will come up everyday, no matter what time we call it. It will set everyday no matter what time we call it. And, there will be a certain number of daylight hours every day, no matter what time we call it.
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It is stupid. The amount of daylight is the same. The days are longer because summer is approaching. It cracks me up all the people that seem to really think there is now more daylight. (Scary really). The sun doesn't give a carp what time it is. It will come up everyday, no matter what time we call it. It will set everyday no matter what time we call it. And, there will be a certain number of daylight hours every day, no matter what time we call it.
I don't think that anybody is baffled by the fact that there are only x number of hours during the day. I agree that it is stupid that we have to resort to changing up the clocks to have more usable daylight hourse during one part of the day rather than another, but face it, the business world, schools, and the rest of the public is hung up on work starting at 8 or 9 and ending at 5. It's a lot easier for the government to say it is curently this time than it is for them to tell everyone out there that their schedule will be a certain way.

All I know is that it is sure as hell nice that I just pulled up in my driveway and there are 3 hours of daylight left. I think the dog is pretty thrilled about this fact as well.

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