NedGrimley,Are you serious that Mr. Spring is being sarcastic?
Every one of his posts read like this. Are YOU being sarcastic? Sorry, but my
sarcasm radar has been known to be faulty.
Twin: You obviously missed John's wit. Another reason we need a sarcasm
I can live with Daylight Savings Time. My beef is that someone got it reversed
from the way it ought to be. We have an abundance of daylight in the summer.
We have a serious shortage of daylight in the winter. We should "fall
forward" and "spring back." This would make sense to all day-shift
workers who get home from work in winter with not a minute of daylight to spare.
It is just silly to add another hour of daylight after bedtime all summer and
then take away that extra hour when it is needed most.
John Charity Spring,I did some searching online (which we know is,
other than the scriptures, the source of all truth . . .). Nothing on
DST's effect on morality. Nothing on increased alcohol consumption. Some
negative data on increases in heart attacks and possibly suicides when we lose
an hour (one would think these would reverse on the other end). Some positive
data on traffic accidents due to commuting in daylight.I have no
real issue with your point about negative morality the later we stay out.
Though I have only anecdotal evidence for its truthfulness, we taught the value
of being in early to our children. But if the curfew is 10:00 or 12:00, it also
changes with DST, right (it did for our kids)?So . . . I am at a
loss to understand your post. It seems to have little or no foundation in fact.
John and the old man need to get a hobby.
"The point is that DST leads to moral degradation."Is there
anything that you cannot find a moral problem with?I cannot
determine if you are for real or playing a religious Caricature.I
hope it is the latter.
My only gripe about Daylight savings is when the Anti-Government haters use it
as yet another flawed example of the "Government controlling every aspect of
our lives - including the Time - harumph!"Me personally, I was
in the USAF and a pilot.Changing times happened daily.No big
But be careful, Deserthiker. If we allow Daylight Savings to continue, all our
children will be doomed to lives of depraved immorality.
Having lived with daylight savings time for much of my life, having raised five
children while dealing with it, my opinion is that the inconveniences of moving
ahead or back an hour twice a year are minor and fleeting. I personally find
that minor inconvenience well worth having the extra evening time with daylight
during the warmer months- I get a lot of outside work and play time with my
family during the extra hour. I wouldn't get nearly as much done with that
daylight hour occurring at 5-6 am. If anything, I would vote for living on DST
year round. In Utah that would mean it'd be dark outside till 8-9 am in
winter but we'd have light for the 5-6 pm hour. I would enjoy the evening
daylight. The big drawback of staying on DST year round is that kids would be
outside walking to school in the dark in the morning for more of the year.
And, JCS, will you please provide links to the "studies" you claim have
"proved" your stand?Is it too much to ask that you give us
some concrete evidence?
Right now, I'm laughing so hard it's difficult to type.But
at least now we know that Daylight Savings is responsible for all the ills of
Old man has missed the point here. The point is not that daylight savings time
creates a hassle twice a year. The point is that DST leads to moral
degradation.Study after study confirms that DST leads to people
staying out later at night, primary at bars and clubs. This leads to
drunkenness, addiction, and uncontrolled sexuality. It is an irrefutable fact
that if people were home at a decent hour, these social ills would be greatly
reduced.There is a reason that lobbyists for the alcohol industry
pay millions of dollars convincing politicians to keep DST. They know that the
industry makes far more money with DST than without it. Unfortunately, the
politicians have thus far decided that the resulting broken homes and destroyed
lives are worth less than the campaign contributions.
Or can't we just go to Daylight Savings all year and have no reason to