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    So daylight saving time will end next month . . . FALL BACK time!

    I would like to keep it year around and NEVER change the clocks. it would be simpler all around and give us an extra hour in the evening. I just hate it when it gets dark so early. Really puts a crimp in my riding schedule.

    So besides heading to work inthe dark, and kids going to school in the dark, are there any other downsides to keeping it year around?

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    A wise Indian once said, only the US Government could think if you cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it onto the bottom of the blanket, you get a longer blanket.

    Can't remember where I read that, love it though. Leave it how it is now. It's dark no matter what when I leave for work, it's dark half an hour after I get home when it changes next month. Would rather like it to be still light out at least until 5-5:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootman View Post
    I would like to keep it year around and NEVER change the clocks. it would be simpler all around and give us an extra hour in the evening. I just hate it when it gets dark so early. Really puts a crimp in my riding schedule.

    So besides heading to work inthe dark, and kids going to school in the dark, are there any other downsides to keeping it year around?
    Here in far east Florida, it's a freakin' sauna all summer. Finally, the weather breaks and it's perfect. A couple weeks later, they move the clock and it gets dark at 5:30!
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    just another stupid old tradition that's really pretty pointless. it needs to go away.

    but i'm sure they'll get rid of it the same day we switch to the metric system.

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    and stop celebrating columbus day, because the guy was a horrible, terrible guy and really deserves to be shunned, not celebrated.

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    we've got until november 3rd though

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    just another stupid old tradition that's really pretty pointless. it needs to go away.

    but i'm sure they'll get rid of it the same day we switch to the metric system.
    Hear hear, daylight savings time is stupid. I don't hate many things but DST is one of them.
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    Man, I hope no one in Arizona reads this thread. You should have put some sort of spoiler alert or NSFAC (Not Safe for Arizona Citizens) warning in your title.
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