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Old 12-01-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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DST vs.ST

A Texas state representative is thinking about submitting a bill that would abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) and keep Standard Time (ST) the state's official method of time keeping.

The current DST was introduced many years ago for many reasons,one of which was to allow farmers more daylight hours to work their farms.

The representative said that the need for DST has outlived its usefulness and cites some dangers of it in today's would,one of which is children getting off school buses in darkness.

I never gave it much thought before,but now sitting in the house and having to turn lights on at 5.00 o'clock in the evening is annoying to me. I'm thinking its a good idea.

What are your thoughts on this?
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I think they should do away with ST and keep DST year around.
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I think they should do away with ST and keep DST year around.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #4
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I think they should do away with ST and keep DST year around.
Then you would be happy living in AZ ( except for the Navajo Nation portion) and Hawaii in the U.S.
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For me, I would rather have DST year 'round.
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If you want to utilize daylight, winter is when you need DST. JMO, but it's typical of the politicians getting everything backwards.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:03 PM   #7
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I don't understand that state representatives reasoning about the school bus thing....all winter long we are on standard time...if he wants to abolish DST it wont resolve anything with school bus safety because for the bulk of the school year we are on Standard time..like others have said here, if we stuck to DST year round then we would have daylight through to dinner time and all the kids would be off the bus.
For the record...I am just north of the US/Canada border....on Dec 21st, our shortest day...official sunset time will be approx 4:26...that's early!!! In summer, our longest day, June 21st sun doesn't set till 9:50....love that! In Minneapolis, just 7 hrs from us...sunsets a solid 1/2 hr sooner.
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I don't like it being dark at 5 either
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I don't care which they use, I'd just like to get rid of changing the clocks all together. It drives the dog nuts when he doesn't know why he has to wait an hour later to be fed.
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I think they should do away with ST and keep DST year around.
I second or third (or whatever motion we are on) it ! Here here
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