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Who Made Up Daylight Savings...?
    #4168397 - 05/12/05 10:56 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

We Did..

And so shall we rule the world...


Resistance is futile..


Discuss...


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: GabbaDj]
    #4168477 - 05/12/05 11:14 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Who is.... Benjamin Franklin?


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: Adden]
    #4169514 - 05/13/05 03:58 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

No one can explain why we still use daylight savings time though...


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: CaptainJailew]
    #4169756 - 05/13/05 06:48 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

> No one can explain why we still use daylight savings time though...

Where I live, we don't use daylight savings time... it stays the same all year long...

> Who is.... Benjamin Franklin?

For the long version: www.ushistory.org/franklin/facts/

One of guys that helped found America. He was also an inventor and is credited with inventing bifocal glasses and "discovering" electricity (the kite and key in the lightning storm guy)... he didn't actually discover electricity, but did invent the lightning rod.


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: Seuss]
    #4169764 - 05/13/05 07:10 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Saskatchewan, Canada does not use daylight savings time either.

I've spent many years there and I must say I like not changing the clock.

On the east coast of Canada, they tried double daylight savings time once (change the clock two hours). They didn't do that for long.

What funny is Newfoundland, with it's half hour time zone!

"8:30 in Newfoundland"


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: CaptainJailew]
    #4169793 - 05/13/05 07:40 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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CaptainJailew said:
No one can explain why we still use daylight savings time though...




For the same reason Americans are still using a standard ruler rather than metric.

They are stubborn, and hate change


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: niteowl]
    #4169810 - 05/13/05 08:03 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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For the same reason Americans are still using a standard ruler rather than metric.

They are stubborn, and hate change




Sure... being stubborn and resisting change are American faults... nobody else in the world has that sort of issue...

:whatever:


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: Seuss]
    #4169873 - 05/13/05 09:00 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Name another nation that uses daylight savings and the standard ruler........


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: niteowl]
    #4169883 - 05/13/05 09:13 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

norway and denmark both use daylight savings...


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: Krishna]
    #4170353 - 05/13/05 12:20 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yes but don't they use the metric system?

Name a country that uses both daylight savings and the standard ruler.


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: niteowl]
    #4170523 - 05/13/05 01:18 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

> Name a country that uses both daylight savings and the standard ruler.

Standard ruler? As in metric ruler? Ok...

How about any of: Iraq, Isreal, Mongolia, Syria, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada?


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: Adden]
    #4170838 - 05/13/05 02:44 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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s2dope said:
Who is.... Benjamin Franklin?




Apparently he was something along the lines of a British Agent who was very much into human sacrifice and the mutilation of children for ritualistic purposes.


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: Seuss]
    #4170924 - 05/13/05 03:15 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Seuss said:
> Name a country that uses both daylight savings and the standard ruler.

Standard ruler?  As in metric ruler?  Ok...

How about any of: Iraq, Isreal, Mongolia, Syria, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada?




Hello did you read the whole post??????

I'm referring to the American standard rule (inches and feet) verses the metric rule.

America is in its own little world using daylight savings and inches and feet. While the rest (most) of the world is using the metric system and don't have to worry about changing their clocks twice a year.  :rolleyes:


America needs to get over certain "traditions"....using the length of some mans body parts to measure things is some what barbaric IMO

I understand the reasoning behind daylight savings. However children don't come home from school and help work on the farm anymore, so the whole "Daylight Savings" system needs to be thrown out along with the feet/inches ruler.


Wake up America......this it the 21st century not the 18th  :laugh:


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: niteowl]
    #4170944 - 05/13/05 03:20 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I understood your first post without needing clarification. Guess I break the mold as an American.


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Who makes up these silly thread? [Re: cb9fl]
    #4173152 - 05/14/05 01:27 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I have no idea what daylight savings has to do with the metric system. And I really don't even want an explanation for that.

As far as daylight savings time goes, some of you people will get pissed at anything. Let any country say whatever time they want it to be. Let them make up their own year if they want to. In Japan they go by the year of the Emperor. I think the guy is like 70, so in Japan the year is 70. And I could give a flying fuck.

Do I care about what time it is in France, or fucking Swaziland? Don't give a rats ass on that one. I don't think the State of Indiana does Daylight Savings Time. So what? I think that Ohio does. Who cares? Should the people of Ohio be allowed to try and maximize the number of hours of precious sunlight in the winter months, so that they can drive to and from work in safer conditions? If they want to I guess. She the people of Indiana be allowed to do nothing? Why the hell not.

If we shouldn't have daylight savings time, why even have time zones? What is the purpose of having a different time anywhere? To maximize the usage of light? Well that is the same as daylight savings time. Fucking time zone Nazis. It is all some clandestine plan to take over the free world.

You want the actual conspiracy scoop? Daylight savings time was actually a coup for the entrenched media comglomerates that owned the movie theaters. They were severly threatened by Drive In's and they used Daylight Savings Time as their vehicle to screw the pooch on that one. It was a bitter struggle and the sit down movie houses prevailed. With drive ins having to start an hour later they became less practicle and soon started to fade from the horizon.

Name one country with the metric system that also happens to be the worlds greatest superpower.


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Re: Who makes up these silly thread? [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4173779 - 05/14/05 09:06 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

You want the actual conspiracy scoop? Daylight savings time was actually a coup for the entrenched media comglomerates that owned the movie theaters.

WTF???? I dont think anyone said anything about a conspiracy. Daylight Savings was put into effect WAY before drive in movie theaters.


The worlds greatest superpower does not use the metric system.

Unless your talking about China.


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Re: Who makes up these silly thread? [Re: niteowl]
    #4174710 - 05/14/05 03:36 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

daylight saving time was a product of lobbying by many corporations done under the guise of saving energy. basically a bunch of companies realized shifting people's schedules ahead an hour when it gets dark later could make them $X more. I learned this from a very wise american government professor.


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Re: Who makes up these silly thread? [Re: Eightball]
    #4174972 - 05/14/05 04:43 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Eightball said:
daylight saving time was a product of lobbying by many corporations done under the guise of saving energy.  basically a bunch of companies realized shifting people's schedules ahead an hour when it gets dark later could make them $X more.  I learned this from a very wise american government professor.


:lol:

Daylight savings was invented so that farmers could have more daylight to work by.  The daylight hours were saved by shifting the clocks so the sun rose about the same time the farmer did.  We dont use daylight savings in Arizona because here the daylight is a blight not a blessing.


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Re: Who makes up these silly thread? [Re: DieCommie]
    #4175208 - 05/14/05 05:42 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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DieCommie said:
Daylight savings was invented so that farmers could have more daylight to work by.  The daylight hours were saved by shifting the clocks so the sun rose about the same time the farmer did.





:thumbup:

Why America still uses this is beyond me.

Its an ancient "tradition" that has no real meaning in today's world.....sorta like the feet/inches ruler.





It was neither.......

"a coup for the entrenched media comglomerates that owned the movie theaters."
Jesus

nor.....

"a product of lobbying by many corporations done under the guise of saving energy"
Eightball

:rolleyes:


I hope you guys were being sarcastic when you suggested those theories


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Re: Who Made Up Daylight Savings...? [Re: GabbaDj]
    #4176029 - 05/14/05 10:02 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

we need to adopt a new system of time.


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