[Homestead] Daylight Saving Time
lurine at softcom.net
Sat Feb 17 18:36:30 EST 2007
Perhaps they can explain how it will save energy if folks are getting up
when it is still dark and thus using energy both for lights and heat that
they wouldn't use otherwise?
I sometimes wonder if one of the pre-req's for being a politician is putting
common sense in cold storage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Bowen" <don.bowen at earthlink.net>
> Remember that bit about those who do not remember the past are doomed to
> repeat it? This change in the date for setting DST (and forcing places
> like parts of Indiana and Arizona to go on DST) is one of those political
> grandstanding that politicians like to do instead of really solving
> problems which might make a campaign contributor upset. It was done in
> name of saving energy but pushed several years into the future so we would
> hopefully forget who did it.
> The past part, they did the same thing in the mid 70s only then it was
> supposed to be a year round thing. People did not like being pushed into
> the morning darkness so congress set the dates we were used to. Now they
> are shifting things around again in the name of energy savings.
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