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End Daylight Savings Time!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by AMProducts, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    So I'm not normally politically active, aware yes, active... eh I vote? does that matter?

    Anyways, after 30 years, I am officially pissed off enough about the time change to do something about it! And because we live in a representative democracy, I fully intend to do something about it, and frankly, it is a bi-partisan issue.

    I will be calling, and writing my senators, and other elected representatives every day until I get this changed and I invite all of you to do the same.

    To start you off with some boiler plate. Here's the letter I sent to my senators this morning.

     
  2. nubus

    nubus Guest

    I am definitely on this band wagon.
    By what means are we "saving" daylight by changing the clocks anyway?
    It still gets light every morning and dark every night.

    I would recommend starting at the state level, like Arizona did.
    Enough states bail on the practice and the Fed will follow suit.

    This was all started so politicians could golf longer in the evening and sip their mint juleps!
    It didn't have jack squat to do with farmers, they can tell when it's light out.
     
  3. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    If you can get California to drop it then the rest of the states would follow suit pretty quickly.
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Well, I just e-mailed my state assemblyman who is a real go-getter. His first day in office, he introduced a bunch of anti-illegal alien bills, and has been a big fat "f--- no" on new taxes.

    I added this to my addresses to my state reps:
    Also, good stuff INABIS '98 - Sleep Deficit, Fatal Accidents, and the Spring Shift to Daylight Savings Time

    and Unhappy Hour - John J. Miller - National Review Online
     
  5. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Several States do not recognize Daylight savings. In Arizona we got home at the hottest part of the day. SO it was cancelled.
    Oregon can decide not to do it. The only thing I heard from a politician was it helped the dairy farmers? Really - the cows are tied in to Daylight Savings time?
    MOst farmers, ranchers and others they say it is helping - actually get up when they need to .

    SO I agree - no more switching back and forth -
    BUt lets join Mountain time - That way we can get home and the sun might be out.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't your time and energy be better directed at ending the BATFE, which is a genuine danger to our liberties?

    That's something that I could go for
     
  7. speedtriple

    speedtriple Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Sorry... I LOVE the long evenings. I love PDT.
     
  8. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    lol, good luck with that...

    personally I like getting off work and still having enough daylight to go shooting
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  10. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    must be a California thing................i just dont see how people can be so fragile that an hour time change screws with you
     
  11. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    It's like fluoridated water, the end of gold standard, the Trilateral Commission, the Free Masons, and the designated hitter rule. Socialist plots, every one of 'em. The only time I'll spring forward will be with a fixed bayonet, and I'll only fall back when the ammo is exhausted.
     
  12. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    You love long evenings so there fore you love PDT ( Daylight Savings Time) equals mountain time for most states
    Wouldn't PST ( Standard Time) be the correct answer?

     
  13. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Indiana does not change time either. they stay on Daylight Savings Time. I wish that is what Oregon did.
     
  14. CavVet

    CavVet Seattle Member

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    Out of all the things that I think are wrong in my life/America, this didnt even make my top 100.


    I guess Im not paying attention. ;)
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We like it it gives us another hour of daylight to pave roads or do other construction work during construction season. We are a profit sharing company (to the point no one in the field even bothers taking a lunch) So daylight savings time is a money maker for me.
     
  16. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    WHAT? Daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight? WTF? It only SHIFTS the clock, it doesn't change the rotational speed of the earth!
     
  17. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    he didnt say it made the day longer. DST shifts the hour of sunset back an hour. I wouldnt mind if it got shifted back two hours to be honest. I like flouridated water too and hormones in beef making girls breasts bigger doesnt bother me either.
     
  18. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Reading comprehension test for wired:

    "Another hour of daylight" means to me that if you had 7 hours of daylight, you now have 8. Just like another apple means one more apple than you previously had.

    Daylight savings time clearly does not increase the hours of daylight, but the statement "another hour of daylight" does mean an additional hour (an increase) of daylight.
     
  19. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  20. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    That might be what it means to you but everyone else knows it means you have another hour of daylight in the evening. Of course you have one less in the morning. There arent too many people simple enough to assume the phrase "another hour of daylight" means one actual hour more of daylight in the 24 hour day. God damned American public school system.