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Old 11-04-2017, 06:47 AM   #1
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Time To Change The Clocks



Sick of dark mornings on your way to school or work? It's your time to rise and shine.

Just like pumpkin spice, falling leaves and football, another rite of autumn is upon us: The end of daylight saving time, which will occur at 2 a.m. Sunday Nov. 5.

At that moment (or the night before), the few analog clocks still around need to "fall back" an hour, turning 1:59:59 a.m. into 1 a.m. Since most of our computers, phones and DVRs do it automatically, it's not as much of a chore as it used to be.

Starting Sunday, that one hour of daylight is switched from evening to morning as standard time begins.

Credit or blame for the biannual shift goes back to Benjamin Franklin, who published An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light in a 1784 journal after he noticed that people burned candles at night but slept past dawn.

But he never saw his plan put into action. The U.S. first implemented daylight saving during World War I as a way to conserve fuel with the Standard Time Act of 1918, also known as the Calder Act.

In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented a year-round daylight saving time that was commonly known as "War Time."

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law.

Under the act, states and territories can opt out of daylight saving. It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North America and Europe.

We don't go back to daylight saving until Sunday, March 11, 2018, about a week before spring begins.
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:54 AM   #2
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This is when I replace the batteries in my smoke detectors and any clocks that use batteries.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:12 AM   #3
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An extra hour for sleep will be good, but remember that your pets digestive schedule is still the same.....
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Need this extra hour! Im bushed already.


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I'm retired and don't care what time it is...also stopped wearing a watch the day I retired. The wife is great about making sure I make it to my VA appointments! Other than that, if the weather is nice, I'll pull out the Harley and just ride...
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Personally I think it's a waste of time and serves no purpose, just drop it.
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I'm with Cybercycle except I'm not riding anymore. Don't care what time it is really makes no difference what day it is to me.

But I still hate it getting dark at 5:30pm.
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I have to agree Arland, The time of day or what day it is just does not play as nearly an important role as it use to. Long as I put any appointments on my calendar on my phone or PC. One more thing I am positive the weeks and months go faster now that I am retired!
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Personally I think it's a waste of time and serves no purpose, just drop it.
Actually for me I like it. We start loading our trucks after our morning safety meeting around 6:20 and the sun will rise at 6:32 am. We have yard lights, but there's nothing like the real sun coming out when were loading an oversized track machine on our trailers.

The downside to it is driving to work when it's dark and driving home when it's getting dark.....
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Actually for me I like it. We start loading our trucks after our morning safety meeting around 6:20 and the sun will rise at 6:32 am. We have yard lights, but there's nothing like the real sun coming out when were loading an oversized track machine on our trailers.

The downside to it is driving to work when it's dark and driving home when it's getting dark.....
I guess there are pros and cons to everything. I am pro retirement if anyone is taking a poll.
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