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“World Time??”

I don’t like the sound of that!! :shock:
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Oh, i's tomorrow?!

Thanks for warning me!
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bloke wrote:Let's be resolved that this upcoming change to "Daylight Savings Time" is the LAST time change that we ever make. These changes are SILLY. Getting up in the dark - in the winter, having school buses pick up children when it's dawning (probably even in northern areas, and even on the edges of the time zones), and finishing up our workdays with - perhaps - a bit of dusky light left in the evening (ie. DST in the WINTER, with Christmas/winter school breaks covering the very shortest days) should work out just fine.
Having grown up in upper (Northern - not any part of ''troll town' under the bridge) Michigan, going to the *late* morning school bus was barely at dawn - the year they tried not changing, sunrise wasn't until halfway through the first class, for what it's worth ... Didn't bug me, but the hoards whined, so it had to die . . . so, now, they continue to come home basically at dusk, with most daylight basically wasted . . .

Not sure there is a 100% solution in the far north winter - there just aren't enough hours to cover both ends . . .

Myself? I could care less . . . the time change is little more than an irrelevant triviality to me . . .
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That has to do with kiddie's and mommy's and daddy's schedules working out reasonably well together for start and stop times of their whatevers. Me....I'd be perfectly happy with world time as long as it didn't somehow turn into one world gubment.
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The original "excuse" for Daylight Savings Time was to "aid" farmers. Having grown up working on a farm, I can tell you all the farmers I knew hated DST.
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I get up near sunrise because that is when the cat alarm starts to mew.

I personally would like to see the guillotine brought back.....wham and it's over; seems immensely more humane than the long drawn out ways we are officially killing people now. Drug em up ahead of time so they are not even aware of what's going on, and get it over with. If I had to go that process would sit fine with me.
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bloke wrote:Why can't individual institutions/groups, though, change what time they individually open/close throughout the calendar year, rather than the entire nation/earth changing what they "call" what time it is?
It makes perfect sense to me. The daylight saving gimmick isn't worth the trouble. The thing is, though, when so many people think they want daylight saving all year around, it raises some question as to whether we're really ready to let go of the switch.

If everyone really wants to get up an hour earlier than they have been doing, the schedules we adhere to will certainly migrate in that direction - they aren't imposed on us by natural law, they're just that way because our misguided ancestors thought it made sense. As they sort of do. As nice as it is to have more light in the evening ... at my latitude, with year-round daylight saving time, the winter sun would come up almost 9 AM. The people who study such things feel that we really do set our biological clocks by the sun, and daylight saving is unhealthy in that respect.
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I don't particularly enjoy rush hour traffic.
Is there a daylight savings time schedule that would spread out rush hour over more of the day?

Kind of like more overlapping shifts.
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Blame the entomologists for buggering up time: The History of DST.

I personally favor GMT/UTC (Greenwich Mean Time/Universal Time Coordinated) as a solution. Then let institutions, organizations, and retirees set their own schedules as they see fit. Keep the government out of it except as they decide their own schedules. The 24 hour clock works well once you learn how to use it. In fact that's the day/night clock I use on my weather web site!
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Buy trip interruption insurance when you book your trip. Not weeks after a world health emergency is declared and the ensuing panic finally sets in. :!:
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MaryAnn wrote:I get up near sunrise because that is when the cat alarm starts to mew.

I personally would like to see the guillotine brought back.....wham and it's over; seems immensely more humane than the long drawn out ways we are officially killing people now. Drug em up ahead of time so they are not even aware of what's going on, and get it over with. If I had to go that process would sit fine with me.
At what hour would the beheadings commence? Daylight, or some arbitrary World Time? Networks would wish to have them scheduled for greatest viewership. Good thing there's streaming video, now!

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Communication is important, so it is a good idea to know the right word for thing, right?

Plural nouns...

Fish->school.
Wolves->pack.

Tubas-> ????
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humBell wrote:Tubas-> ????

Tubas = section
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If anything “controversial” is dragged out of the archive, sanitize it, lock it, and send it to a watery grave!!
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I’m putting toilet paper over my transom for Passover this year.

We are just going to start observing now for good measure!!
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Practicing is a good idea, right?
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humBell wrote:Practicing is a good idea, right?

Practice just shows a lack of self confidence... :P
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My calculator doesn’t go that high, what is $2 trillion/60k??
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If it saves just one life, it’s worth it!! :roll:
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“You can’t put a price on human life”

That’s odd, because we kinda do that all the time in my industry.

Your widow will do so if you are killed by negligence.

We all do it when we decide how much life insurance to buy.

Or not buy. :lol:

Edited for auto-correct :shock:
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