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Posted 3/12/16 , edited 3/14/16
"Saving daylight" was a joke by Benjamin Franklin that got taken way too seriously
http://gizmodo.com/ben-franklins-daylight-saving-time-proposal-was-writte-1456363759


In a comedic letter he wrote, An Economical Project (published in 1784), ”to the authors of the journal of Paris”, Franklin mentions something like daylight saving time. Although, instead of changing clocks, he suggested ringing church bells and firing cannons, among other things, as the sun rises to maximize the amount of time people would be awake during times when the sun is providing free light. The letter was meant to be a satire, rather than actually suggesting these changes be made.


Not every country adheres to this nonsense, which actually makes it worse because of the confusion it creates
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/countries.htm

DST DOESN'T save electricity- More likely the opposite
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/06/daylight-saving-time-at-what-cost/daylight-saving-time-wastes-energy

Farmers DON'T like it either
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-daylight-saving-time/2015/03/06/970092d4-c2c1-11e4-9271-610273846239_story.html

In fact, the inverse is true. “The farmers were the reason we never had a peacetime daylight saving time until 1966,” Downing told National Geographic. “They had a powerful lobby and were against it vociferously.” The lost hour of morning light meant they had to rush to get their crops to market. Dairy farmers were particularly flummoxed: Cows adjust to schedule shifts rather poorly, apparently.


The worst of all? Increase in TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, when children are going to school
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=daylight+savings+traffic+accidents

How much more life and limb would have to continually be paid for this nonsense? PUT AN END TO DST

EDIT: United States petition to Congress to End DST http://www.petition2congress.com/6284/end-daylight-savings-time/
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Yes please!

I hate scheduling things because of this reason!
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Always thought the DST was pointless. I agree - it's time we get rid of it.
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down with daylight savings

and the pennie if we have time
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Sorry...but I live in America and if I don't set my clock I'll be late or early or which one is this. This is the one where you lose an hour of sleep. That's not so bad. I doth sleepeth too much anyway.
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I don't know how to feel about DST anyway. I just go along with it.
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Get rid of DST! Or they could split the difference and change the time by half an hour.
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I'm on the fence about whether to abolish it or just keep it. Although with so much of our technology automatically changing these days it's kind of a non-issue.
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Posted 3/13/16

ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

Sorry...but I live in America and if I don't set my clock I'll be late or early or which one is this. This is the one where you lose an hour of sleep. That's not so bad. I doth sleepeth too much anyway.


(lol someone reported the thread... that's hilarious)

It's not a matter of me or you losing sleep as much as electricity being wasted and people getting into traffic accidents because of this needless nonsense.
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ABOLISH Daylight Savings Time

COMMENCE Nightlight Savings Time
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I wish I had read this an hour ago.
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never understood the discriminatory behaviour towards nightlight
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William Willett.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

William Willett.


George Vernon Hudson

What I really don't get is how some people couldn't be arsed to just change their own schedules instead of dragging everyone else into it


GayAsianBoy wrote:

never understood the discriminatory behaviour towards nightlight


It's saving nightlights, lengthening their lifespans by using them less

The current DST behavior is actually physically oppressive towards nightlights
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nanikore2 wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

William Willett.


George Vernon Hudson


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