Published: Monday, March 10 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
"Daylight saving time interrupts our natural human circadian rhythms"My "circadian rhythm" is just fine. Even after being assaulted
with this recent time change.You may want to have yours checked.
Ah yes -- Utah, We have 2 things to look forward to twice a year --- the semi-annual LDS General Conference, and the Deseret News letter
complaining about the time change.---"Energy savings
was one reason for daylight saving time, but now it can be easily argued that
the opposite is true, that we spend more energy with daylight time." We spend more energy with daylight?Are you kidding me?True, we humans use more energy during the daylight because we are AWAKE and
WORKING.But your aurgement is 180 degreee opposite of the
"truth".BTW -- I like having a summer evening bar-b-que when
it's still light outside, not having it hit 110 degrees before 9:00
a.m., and not having to get up at 3:30 a.m. in the morning to golf, bike,
hike, etc.It's 1 hour, If your body can't adjust to
that -- don't even think about traveling outside of the Utah bubble.And -- Why do people hate Benjamin Franklin?
I hate to tell you sir but a flight to Europe is far more disruptive to your
system than losing an hour of sleep once. BTW, try living on the
easernt boundary of a time zone and see what that does to your system. The sun
will come up an hour earlier than ""mother nature" planned for you.
I personally would rather be awakened by the sunlight at 6:00 am rather than
5:00 am in the Summer - plenty early for me. I do many things in the early
morning during the Spring, Summer, and Fall - often starting morning outdoor
activities at 5:30 or 6:00 am - and daylight savings time doesn't interrupt
any of them. It does allow me to spend more productive daylight hours outside
in the evening at this time of year. To those who constantly complain about the
one hour of lost sleep in the spring (including claims that it severely damages
health), I can't imagine anyone with this mindset ever traveling across
time zones, having children, completing college (or even high school), doing
shift work or really working in any employment where one may have to adjust
working schedule occasionally, or doing any of the multitude of other things
that upset our personal circadian rhythms much more than daylight savings.
Please quit whining and deal with it. Besides we get an extra hour of sleep in
Amazing how some are so resistent to any sort of change....I love
The factor that is strangely ignored in this debate is the impact that DST has
on morality. What more important factor could there be?Studies show
that DST causes the general population to stay up later in the Sumer.
Consequently, the public stays out late at bars and clubs, which in turn
increases drunkenness and alcohol related criminal activity. The citizens pay
for this twice: both as victims of criminality and as taxpayers with a higher
tax burden.Do we really want a government policy which encourages
addiction and crime? No sensible person would say, "yes."
I love the long summer evenings. Most folks I know just use it for more family
time and events.
Why don't we see letters to the Deseret News every January complainging
about Church time changes?...I hate 9:00 am Sacratment Meetings, The 1-4 block is the worst.11-2 is right in the middle of my baby's
"The factor that is strangely ignored in this debate is the impact that DST
has on morality."Could it be ignored because you are the only
person who views this issue in such a light?"Do we really want a
government policy which encourages addiction and crime?"DST
"encourages addiction and crime?"I am confused. Aren't
the bars, by law, still required to close at a certain time? How does DST
affect that?I must admit. Most of your posts have me wondering if
you are serious or do you laugh at people like me who respond.
JC Spring, thanks for the hardy laugh this morning, you should write for the
"Cobert Show," seriously.
Spending more money, eating more, and using more energy is what they want us to
do. It's not good for us as individuals but it's good for the economy,
and money, above all else, is what it's all about. That's why it will
I personally find the disruption of my Circadian rhythms minimal. No big deal.
Plan to go to bed an hour earlier one Sat night a year- adjustment made! Kind of
nice having that "extra hour" of sleep in the Fall. I really enjoy the
longer daylight hours in the evening- I can get more done outside after work-
yard work, recreation, exercise, etc. Very soon the naturally lengthening days
will have it light again by 6:30- no worries. If anything I would vote for DST
The number of traffic accidents and heart attacks increases during the first 2-3
days after changing to Daylight Saving Time. It's like jet lag for the
Not surprisingly, those who favor left-wing policies have been quick to attack
all the posts which criticize DST. Part of this attack has been a campaign of
misinformation.Benjamin Franklin absolutely did not support DST.
What he really supported was the concept of going to bed on time and getting up
early in order to be productive. It is established fact that Nazi
Germany was the big proponent of DST. Does any more need to be said?
Open Minded MormonEverett, 00It's quite simple, church meeting
times are none of DN business. Talk to your ecclesiastic leaders.
Parenthetically, letters to the editor are not "the DN," anymore then
your opinions are the DN. They are opinions submitted to the DN.
JC Spring,Way to manipulate data to prove whatever you want it to
prove.As the concept of Daylight Savings Time wasn't introduced
until 1895, no wonder Ben Franklin didn't support it.As to the
Nazi connection: Starting on 30 April 1916, Germany and its World War I allies
(Austria-Hungary) were the first to use DST as a way to conserve coal during
wartime. Britain, most of its allies, and many European neutrals soon followed
suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year and the United
States adopted it in 1918.
I'd love an extra hour of daylight in the MORNING. Nature has it right. I
wish we'd stop this infernal clock changing every spring and fall.
"It is established fact that Nazi Germany was the big proponent of DST. Does
any more need to be said?"Actually, yes. Why were they a
proponent of DST? Can you provide any credible evidence?Is it
possible that they wanted to extend the Golf day?Some studies
suggest that more crime is committed during a full moon. I think we all
know who we can blame for that.Is there anything that you cant make
a "morality case" against?
I don't like DST either because I spend the whole summer one hour behind.
Seems a bit antiquated to me since we are living in an era much more advanced
The moral of the Story is -- Conservatives just don't like
change, not matter what.
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