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Daylight Saving Time

 
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Source: xkcd.com
 
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Great cartoon.

As much about people acting without thinking as about daylight savings time, two things we pay a high price for.
 
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In the 70's they tried moving the clock ahead early, and I do mean early. I remember heading to school in the dark with the moon still up. Felt like the middle of the night (I was on the Canadian border so we had short winter days and short summer nights anyways but it was ridiculous). That morning there was a kid killed in a crosswalk by a bus, in Florida, trying to get to school, in the dark.

Where I live now, we should be in the next time zone. Local high noon occurs at about 1:50 pm during Daylight Saving Time. It's ridiculous. One town to the Northwest of us, DOES run on the next zone though officially they are on the same one as we are (state line is the time line). I wish they'd just go back to nothing. Also, they shoved the advance to start earlier and end later with no measureable savings in energy, in fact it eats more. The sun is 'good enough time' if you're off grid and on the land, I agree totally.
 
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Doesn't matter how it all transpires, trying to impose an industrially-determined schedule onto the rhythms of biological creatures is a recipe for angst.  When having morning coffee in the half-light of a winter's dawn, we often note the lit-up "schoolbus from Hell" that passes on the distant county road, engorged with all those groggy minds in transit to the appointed "assimilation" centers....
 
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It's nearing that time again.
 
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I grew up in an area that didn't do the daylight savings thing. So I was a real mess when I got out into the 'real world'. Once a year I was an hour early for work, and once a year I was an hour late for work (okay, maybe more than once a year for that one )

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I am so far over and in one zone and should be in the next one west, with Daylight Saving Time, on Summer Equinox, our local high noon is 1:51 pm. So that tells you we REALLY should be one zone west. If they would just grant us that. We are about the furthest west of our zone. Just make sure you know in the morning which things click over automatically and which ones you have to set (I did all the ones in our place already)
 
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Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 12, 2017 and ends Sunday, November 5, 2017
 
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I have decided that I will no longer dignify the concept by using a non-vulgar term for it. From now on I'm simply calling it "time fuckery".

It is so silly that we care what digit it is when we get up or when we start work. Why "6" is better than "14", "278", or "-5" is still a mystery to me.
 
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