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#1 PASabreFan

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

I don't know why it's taken me so long to reach this point, but... I'm not changing all my clocks, again. I'm done.

I'm sorry, it's not almost lunch time.

I'll just discipline myself to add an hour to the time showing on my clocks or watch in case there's something time-sensitive taking place that day.

Is there any reason we still do this as a country? Is it just a matter of the guvment leading us around by our noses? Conditioning us to accept whatever arbitrary nonsense they tell us to do?

Time of post: 10:27, baby!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 March 2013 - 10:27 AM, said:

I don't know why it's taken me so long to reach this point, but... I'm not changing all my clocks, again. I'm done.

I'm sorry, it's not almost lunch time.

I'll just discipline myself to add an hour to the time showing on my clocks or watch in case there's something time-sensitive taking place that day.

Is there any reason we still do this as a country? Is it just a matter of the guvment leading us around by our noses? Conditioning us to accept whatever arbitrary nonsense they tell us to do?

Time of post: 10:27, baby!

Preach it, brother!!

It's even worse in Canada.  When Dubbya decided in his infinite wisdom to make the spring forward earlier our illustrious Prime Minister and government, being the lemmings that they are, decided to follow you yanks.

Parts of Canada don't change the clocks.  Unfortunately, they are the parts in which most of us don't care to live in ... :P .

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

It's great in the Summer, but as for now....I want my bleepin hour back.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 10 March 2013 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

The reason we do it is because otherwise, in Buffalo for example, the sun would rise at 430 am and set at 8pm in June.  By moving it an hour, we get a later sunset and we don't "waste" daylight during a time when most people are sleeping and use electric light during a time most people are awake.  It's an ecologically sound idea.  And in my case, it's the only way to sleep until 6am in the summer.  (Lots of windows in a bedroom with vaulted ceilings.  Forget sleeping past 6 on a summer morning.)

It's not government conditioning us.  It's not the TSA...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

View PostEleven, on 10 March 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

The reason we do it is because otherwise, in Buffalo for example, the sun would rise at 430 am and set at 8pm in June.  By moving it an hour, we get a later sunset and we don't "waste" daylight during a time when most people are sleeping and use electric light during a time most people are awake.  It's an ecologically sound idea.  And in my case, it's the only way to sleep until 6am in the summer.  (Lots of windows in a bedroom with vaulted ceilings.  Forget sleeping past 6 on a summer morning.)

It's not government conditioning us.  It's not the TSA...


Lemming.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

I think it should go forward two hours.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:02 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 10 March 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

I think it should go forward two hours.

I'm fine with this.  Just start it a couple of weeks later.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

How about we just make time arbitrary.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

Somehow we managed as a country before World War I and after World War II until the 60s and as Arizonans today.

Everybody enjoying lunch? I have zero interest in digging into leftovers from last night. Zero. Decent people don't eat lasagna before noon.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

http://en.wikipedia....ght_saving_time

I live in AZ where we don't change time.  All I need is to know what time the Sabres or Bills play and life is fine.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

I like it...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

View PostEleven, on 10 March 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

The reason we do it is because otherwise, in Buffalo for example, the sun would rise at 430 am and set at 8pm in June.  By moving it an hour, we get a later sunset and we don't "waste" daylight during a time when most people are sleeping and use electric light during a time most people are awake.  It's an ecologically sound idea.  And in my case, it's the only way to sleep until 6am in the summer.  (Lots of windows in a bedroom with vaulted ceilings.  Forget sleeping past 6 on a summer morning.)

It's not government conditioning us.  It's not the TSA...

That and for people in the farming business it gave more daylight to bring in the crops etc.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 10 March 2013 - 11:47 AM, said:

That and for people in the farming business it gave more daylight to bring in the crops etc.

Old wive's tale. Farmers work before dawn and after dark regardless of what the clock says.  Historically farmers have opposed Daylight Savings Time

From the always accurate Wiki:

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    • Proponents of DST generally argue that it saves energy, promotes outdoor leisure activity in the evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological health, reduces traffic accidents, reduces crime, or is good for business. Groups that tend to support DST are urban workers or professionals, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tourism operators, and others who benefit from increased light during the evening.
    • Opponents argue that actual energy savings are inconclusive, that DST can disrupt morning activities, and that the act of changing clocks twice a year is economically and socially disruptive and cancels out any benefit. Groups that have tended to oppose DST are farmers[76][77] , transportation companies, and the indoor and outdoor entertainment business.[78]


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 10 March 2013 - 11:36 AM, said:

I like it...

Thanks. I appreciate the support. I knew you'd be with me.

Three minutes to lasagna, three minutes to garlic bread...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 March 2013 - 11:57 AM, said:

Thanks. I appreciate the support. I knew you'd be with me.

Three minutes to lasagna, three minutes to garlic bread...

63 minutes to tums and beano. :lol:

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 March 2013 - 11:57 AM, said:



Thanks. I appreciate the support. I knew you'd be with me.

Three minutes to lasagna, three minutes to garlic bread...

I'm eating breakfast at 1:20 in the afternoon. There are no rules.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

This has already been done on Seinfeld.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 10 March 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

This has already been done on Seinfeld.

Well, you know, if it's good enough for the Seinfeld gang, it's good enough for SabreSpace.

4:00 PM (ADT) here in Halifax, or 3:00 PM (PAT ... PA TIME) .......... :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 10 March 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

This has already been done on Seinfeld.
When Kramer hit the snooze button on his internal alarm clock?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:41 PM

I don't change my clocks anymore anyway, they all seem to change themselves. Mainly because my clocks consist of my cell phone, the DVR, and my computer...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 March 2013 - 10:27 AM, said:

I don't know why it's taken me so long to reach this point, but... I'm not changing all my clocks, again. I'm done.

I'm sorry, it's not almost lunch time.

I'll just discipline myself to add an hour to the time showing on my clocks or watch in case there's something time-sensitive taking place that day.

Is there any reason we still do this as a country? Is it just a matter of the guvment leading us around by our noses? Conditioning us to accept whatever arbitrary nonsense they tell us to do?

Time of post: 10:27, baby!

I see what you are doing. You are trying to save yourself one hour of watching the Sabres for each game the rest of the season.

Nice try mister.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 March 2013 - 02:34 PM, said:

When Kramer hit the snooze button on his internal alarm clock?

No -- there was an episode devoted to Kramer boycotting daylight savings time.

View PostX. Benedict, on 10 March 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

I see what you are doing. You are trying to save yourself one hour of watching the Sabres for each game the rest of the season.

Nice try mister.

He is an insane criminal genius.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 10 March 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

I see what you are doing. You are trying to save yourself one hour of watching the Sabres for each game the rest of the season.

Nice try mister.

Au contraire mon frere! Why would anyone want to jump ahead and lose one hour of reminiscing about this wonderful season?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

View Postskaught, on 10 March 2013 - 02:41 PM, said:

I don't change my clocks anymore anyway, they all seem to change themselves. Mainly because my clocks consist of my cell phone, the DVR, and my computer...

This! Lol.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

My normally reliable cell phone woke me up an hour early today because even it thought Arizona should observe DST.  Harumph.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

View Postbiodork, on 10 March 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

My normally reliable cell phone woke me up an hour early today because even it thought Arizona should observe DST.  Harumph.

No one feels sorry for anyone on vacation.  Ever.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostEleven, on 10 March 2013 - 08:28 PM, said:

No one feels sorry for anyone on vacation.  Ever.

:P  Not even if they got up at 7am on a Sunday for no good reason?  Ok; fair enough.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

I am looking forward to the end of the month when we move the clock forward for one hour... finally its already sunny when I gotta get up for work. So much better than leaving the house in the dark...

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

Same here, i love finishing nighshifts at 06.30 am, and see the sunrise :D