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Spring forward . . . Fall back . . . I hate it

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posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 07:50 AM
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I wonder if the Whitehouse still does petitions. . . . .

A quick check and it's the US Dept. of Transportation that oversees Daylight Savings Time here in the US.

Time to fight back!




posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 07:55 AM
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and now we know ... wonder how many billions it cost to mess with everyone's sleep



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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Daylight Saving Time May Cost America $434 Million From Lost Sleep, Index Shows


www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I kind of agree but at the end of the day, it's a friggin hour. Just one. You likely spend more than that at one sitting in the "reading room".

I am pleased to know that if this is the largest thing on your mind, you are doing very well.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Just grumpy because I have to go into work today and make sure that times are correct on stuff.




posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
I am pleased to know that if this is the largest thing on your mind...


The largest thing on his mind is his toupe. Literally.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I actually ment how much we pay the government to do it ... but all the same why such a massive waste for what



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: network dude
I am pleased to know that if this is the largest thing on your mind...


The largest thing on his mind is his toupe. Literally.


It's called, "Augmented Hair Replacement Therapy"!!!



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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I was all excited! I got up today at 4 today instead of 3...finally! The end of the 3 a.m. wake up call! Then I realized I had to turn the clocks back...



I do not like 3 a.m. And now I do not like turning the clocks back either...



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
It's called, "Augmented Hair Replacement Therapy"!!!


If it has 'Aug' in it, it must be good.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: network dude
I am pleased to know that if this is the largest thing on your mind...


The largest thing on his mind is his toupe. Literally.


It's called, "Augmented Hair Replacement Therapy"!!!


Pity - "Follicle Augmentation Replacement Therapy" makes for a better acronym.
edit on 5/11/2017 by Sublimecraft because:




posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 08:32 AM
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I love it.

I enjoy the change.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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Russia stays on DST all year.....fyi.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Time to fight back and take the time to stop government taking our time.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: Tindalos2013
a reply to: DBCowboy

Time to fight back and take the time to stop government taking our time.


We did that hundreds of years ago although to be fair it was a whole 11 days.

"‘Give us our eleven days!’ The English calendar riots of 1752.

The eleven days referred to here are the ‘lost’ 11 days of September 1752, skipped when Britain changed over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, bringing us into line with most of Europe.

The Gregorian calendar is today’s international calendar, named after the man who first introduced it in February 1582, Pope Gregory XIII.

Before 1752, Britain and her Empire followed the Julian calendar, first implemented by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. However this calendar had an inbuilt error of 1 day every 128 years, due to a miscalculation of the solar year by 11 minutes. This affected the date of Easter, traditionally observed on March 21, as it began to move further away from the spring equinox with each passing year.

To get over this problem, the Gregorian calendar was introduced. This is a solar calendar, based on a 365-day year divided into 12 months. Each month consists of either 30 or 31 days with one month, February, consisting of 28 days. A leap year every 4 years adds an extra day to February making it 29 days long.

First to adopt the new calendar in 1582 were France, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. Turkey was the last country to officially switch to the new system on January 1st, 1927.

The Calendar (New Style) Act 1750 introduced the Gregorian calendar to the British Empire, bringing Britain into line with most of Western Europe.

Its introduction was not straightforward. It meant that the year 1751 was a short year, lasting just 282 days from 25th March (New Year in the Julian calendar) to 31st December. The year 1752 then began on 1 January.

There remained the problem of aligning the calendar in use in England with that in use in Europe. It was necessary to correct it by 11 days: the ‘lost days’. It was decided that Wednesday 2nd September 1752 would be followed by Thursday 14th September 1752.

Claims of civil unrest and rioters demanding “Give us our eleven days” may have arisen through a misinterpretation of a contemporary painting by William Hogarth. His 1755 painting entitled: “An Election Entertainment” refers to the elections of 1754 and depicts a tavern dinner organised by Whig candidates. A stolen Tory campaign banner with the slogan, “Give us our Eleven Days” can be seen lower right (on the black banner on the floor under the seated gentleman’s foot). The Tories can be seen outside the window, demonstrating."

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posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

So you're saying that the time change is Obama's fault because Putin/Russia.


*nods*




posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: nonspecific

So you're saying that the time change is Obama's fault because Putin/Russia.


*nods*





Good god no I am a lefty.

It was Trump but Boris Johnson egged him on.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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I live in one of the eight counties in Indiana that still mandates DST. Eight...

For a few years I would not change any of the clocks in my house as an act of rebellion. But eventually visiting friends would do it. It's sort of an interesting social experiment to see who can handle it, who can and who breaks down and must "fix" it.

I don't know if other states do as well but our issues with time are so jacked up it has it's own Wikipedia page.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: nonspecific

So you're saying that the time change is Obama's fault because Putin/Russia.


*nods*





Good god no I am a lefty.

It was Trump but Boris Johnson egged him on.


Trump wasn't president in 1750!

Ben Franklin was. Because he's on the 20 dollar bill.

And who investigated Watergate where Ben Franklin stayed?

Hillary.



posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 10:59 AM
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We are told it's for the farmers but actually most of them hate it but I just read somewhere? That it's so we spend more money. If we have extra light after work we want to spend that time spending money.



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