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Originally posted by thePharaoh
reply to post by paranormal78
why on earth would you say that??????????????
in the uk they are getting rid of it........this only happens during war...to synchronise i think.....eitherway..its very dodgy how you say you wanna get rid of it now....r u an agent.....
Originally posted by paranormal78
Every day I am used to having the time as it should be. Not as some unions want it. When I wake up I want to get up by 7a.m. not 6a.m. Does anyone agree that the government should get rid of or at least put some limits on daylight savings time?
Daylight savings time is generally considered to have been originally suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. He wasn’t actually proposing Daylight Savings Time, but just making fun of people who weren’t waking on time.
The Daylight Savings Time we use today was finally created in New Zealand. It was proposed by an entomologist (insect scientist) by the name of George Vernon Hudson.
British builder William Willett ... lamented how few people were enjoying the "best part of a summer day", and he came up with the idea of moving the clocks forward in summer to take advantage of the bright beautiful mornings and to give more light in the evening.
World War I: During World War I, DST was first adopted in Germany, which was quickly followed by Britain and countries on both sides, and eventually, America. Daylight replaced artificial lighting and saved precious fuel for the war effort.
World War II: All combatants on both sides quickly adopted DST to save vital energy resources for the War. The U.S. enacted FDR's year-round DST law just 40 days after Pearl Harbor.
Currently, the entire country observes this DST period of almost eight months, except for the states of Arizona and Hawaii, and the U. S. insular areas of Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam--all of which have chosen to stay on standard time all year. In 2005, Indiana, which had long been a continuing hotbed of DST controversy, passed a law adopting statewide daylight saving time, starting in 2006.
The DST Period in the United States:
For 2005, from Sunday April 3 to Sunday October 30.
For 2006, from Sunday April 2 to Sunday October 29.
For 2007, from Sunday March 11 to Sunday November 4.
For 2008, from Sunday March 9 to Sunday November 2.
For 2009, from Sunday March 8 to Sunday November 1.
For 2010, from Sunday March 14 to Sunday November 7.
For 2011, from Sunday March 13 to Sunday November 6.
For 2012, from Sunday March 11 to Sunday November 4.
For 2013, from Sunday March 10 to Sunday November 3.