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    What advantage in this day and age . . .

    is there to going OFF daylight saving time? Instantly dusk was one hour sooner and my biking time went to ZERO. It's dark when I leave for work in the morning and dark when I get home, before the change at least I could squeeze 30-45 minutes in before dark.

    It's the 21st century guys, lets make it DST year around, thank god they at least extended it a few years back, at least we got SOME good time in before the change.

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    Only advantage I hear about is the kids don't have to wait for the bus in the dark in the morning.
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    As a parent, my kids' natural clocks which were set to 7:30am are now reset to 6:30am and not getting any later. :-| I can't wait until I have lazy teenagers...sorry to those who actually do have lazy teenagers. :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Only advantage I hear about is the kids don't have to wait for the bus in the dark in the morning.
    Ya, I have heard that, too, but even that isn't too accurate. I drive by the middle school and high school kids' bus stops on my way to work every morning, and it's still dark for them. Maybe it's daylight for the afternoon Kindergartners...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootman View Post
    is there to going OFF daylight saving time? Instantly dusk was one hour sooner and my biking time went to ZERO. It's dark when I leave for work in the morning and dark when I get home, before the change at least I could squeeze 30-45 minutes in before dark.

    It's the 21st century guys, lets make it DST year around, thank god they at least extended it a few years back, at least we got SOME good time in before the change.

    No let's do just the opposite. Let's abolish DST so that it get's dark at a decent hour in the summertime. The short days of December and January don't last that long.
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