I agree with the letter. Adjust your life, not everybody's life.RE: "I love Daylight Savings Time! It allows for more light in the
evenings for unwinding or when there is yard work to be done"...---So he's saying go to work earlier so you can come home earlier and enjoy
gardening, etc.In Summer and Winter it doesn't matter. In
Summer there's plenty daylight before work and after. In winter you go to
work and come home in the dark, regardless. Only makes a difference a few weeks
in spring and fall.RE: "the daylight begins close to 5:00
A.M"...---No. The daylight begins when the sun comes up, not
5:00.When the sun comes up changes with the seasons. Adjust your
life if you want more daylight when you get home, not everybody's
clocks.Adjust your life, not everybody's life.
Instead of a law forcing us to change our clocks we could develop a tradition of
adjusting working hours. A freedom-based free-market thing.Daylight
Savings Time is a goofy thing. When sensible people speak out against this
goofiness they are shouted down as if they were the goofy ones.
DST was started by the German government under Kaiser Wilhelm II to further
it's efforts to conquer France. That is a terrible reason for messing
around with time, and no better reason has been offered for the modern version
Somebody out there ought to check the stats for children injured or killed when
having to go to school in the dark....one way or the other...daylight or
not....leave the clock alone!
Seems most commenters like DST, as do I. It would have been effective if the
letter writer would have cited these "polls" that were referred to.
I happen to like Daylight Savings Time and wish we had it year round. I
understand the issue with the time change 2 times a year, however, it is no
different than when I travel between Mountain and Pacific time, which I
frequently do.I enjoy coming home in the light, and I do not have
the luxury (nor do I believe most people do) to change the time I leave work, as
the writer suggests.
Keep it, just make the change on Friday night instead of Saturday night, so
there are 2 days to adapt.
73 people die in a landslide in a garbage dump, 30 people are blown up in
a market, 4 million Yemeni people are starving, 24 million
Americans are about to loose healthcare, and someone is upset about
resetting a clock...
The semi-annual whining of the DST came a little late this year. It usually
would have started a week ago. What gives, miss an hour of sleep or something?
Not whining, this is a arbitrary law with no purpose that needs to be repealed
and not replaced. Time should not be modified a various places around the world
for recreation purposes.
Please, stop the whining about DST. I beg of all you.
The only thing more consistent than the time changes twice a year, are the
letters to the editor whining and complaining about it.
I love Daylight Savings Time! It allows for more light in the evenings for
unwinding or when there is yard work to be done.Without DST, the
daylight begins close to 5:00 A.M. in the summer, so your statement to simply
adjust your schedule earlier makes little sense if your employer does not.Stop complaining and enjoy the summer evenings. Go for a walk or invite
your neighbors over for a BBQ.