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i thought about it for a moment.
what if i would pretend that there is no such thing as daylight saving time?
how can a free spirit like me take this - one of the more foolish examples of man's inventions - seriously.. :p
they didn't even bother to name it right, since no daylight is actually saved.
or maybe there is, but they just haven't found it yet..
or they did find it, but they're not telling..
& who are they?
& why are you reading this?

silly post, this

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fozebare
Mar. 28th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
Queensland and Western Australia don't have it.. they voted against it :)
inspectorjury
Mar. 28th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
I read because you write. I am interested in everything you have to say. As an example, if I may? I too am a free spirit. This really is one of man's most foolish inventions. It was started to avoid children getting on the bus in the dark so it would be safer for them. But then they were being dropped off in the dark. But businesses liked it because when it went to the back an hour then the evening daylight lasted longer causing people to go out and shop. It's a total bunch of silliness. Being foisted on the have nots by the haves. Oh you can't find the time because the haves have it all.
windlestraw
Mar. 28th, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
This made me chuckle as I am someone who is a native-born Arizonan, and, while Arizonans have previously elected racist governors and shunned Martin Luther King Day, we also are the only state in the U.S. free from the falsities of Daylight Savings Time. I guess with our scorching summers, the last thing we need or want around here is more time for day light :)

While I think that time is a sham of mankind's making, I also am quite interested in how it affects people. This is why I read your original post.
And my final say about time in this missive, is that any way you look at it, time is the biggest tyrant.
mensaflustroj
Mar. 28th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
In the states, I moved from Arizona (where there is no DST) to California (where there is).

I'm about to experience it for the first time. It still seems like a phenomenally silly idea to me; let's all lie to ourselves about what time it is so we can get up earlier. Woohoo. I used to do that in college, set my clock an hour late so my sleepy morning-brain would get up in time for class. But on a societal level?

Gimme a break.
imhappynow
Mar. 28th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
eh, well it's meant to adjust the 'daytime hours' back in an effort to increase agricultural output.
it used to serve a good purpose, but now it is about as annoying as time zones.
justkj
Mar. 29th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
I attended graduate school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Other than the university and the air force base (now closed), Lubbock existed as the central town a much larger farming community.

Some of the folks you meet in a place like lubbock are not too smart--a few bales of hay short of a stack. One such person joined in on a conversation about daylight savings time.

He professed to be an expert on the subject and went on to say it was created by the farming industry. He said that because of the extra hour of sunlight each day the crop would grow better and be more plentiful...

yahhh... thanks for participating, please step away from the conversation.

know you were not trying to start a real discussion on this. The real reason is saving energy. Whether saving oil in lamps or candles in the 1700's or electricity today, setting the clocks earlier and later, so it is daylight when we are active, saves energy on lighting.

I am not an expert, check out this link out if you want to learn more.http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html

kokopopo
Mar. 29th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
They have daylight savings time in europe?

I hate to lose that hour--I will be sleepy until November, when we turn the clocks back and I can recapture an hour of sleep.
blooz69
Apr. 5th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
silly post? not
and as with your photos, I enjoy what you present. This made me smile, a GOOD Smile, that started inside.
silly? no, whimsical? perhaps.........but quite sensible
and I always think your postings fall into my lap at the most fortuitous times

Tam, Tam, thank-you weets! ;)
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