Death to DST?

367822192 9d3b135289 Death to DST?Obama Looks to Axe Daylight Time — NYT Explains Why – Green Daily

In order to conserve energy, President-elect Barak Obama wants to eliminate daylight saving time.

Hell to the yes.  Everytime we switch the time I get some massive weird depression for about a week and I have no idea why.  Maybe it’s environmental?  From what I understand DST was first used for farmers who needed to get their crops done by a particular time or some craziness like that.  I’d be happy to see DST go the way of the dodo.


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8 thoughts on “Death to DST?

  1. I like DST. I’m a late riser, rarely before noon. I like when the sun sets around 9.30pm in the summer. It’s not about the farmers and never was. Farmers don’t care what time sun-up is, they just get up when ever the sun rises. They started it for energy conservation in pre-air-conditioner days. Now w/ everyone using air conditioners, it doesn’t actually conserve energy anymore. It was also about having more daylight time for the average 9-5 worker.

  2. It’s such an aggravating practice, many parts of the world don’t use it, Kuwait does, Iraq doesn’t you have Zulu time in Greenwich starts at 00 than the +03, -03, and etc time zones but you have to rack your brain to factor in day lights savings so is it really central time or +1/-1. I wonder how long we’ll preserve this tradition, I would prefer seeing it dark early in winter season, later in summer and/or vise versa… or is there a formula we could adjust clocks too to actually match the sun and time synchronization.

  3. It’s not that confusing, is it? Most people manage it just fine as far as I can tell. Yeah, you get a little bit of jet lag feeling for a couple of days, but once you get accustomed to it you’re fine…well I am anyway.

  4. It wasn’t for farmers, it was for golfers. Seriously! From Wikipedia:

    The prominent English builder and outdoorsman William Willett conceived DST in 1905 during a pre-breakfast ride, when he observed with dismay how many Londoners slept through a large part of a summer day. An avid golfer, he also disliked cutting short his round at dusk.

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