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Here are some interesting information on day light saving time. My ususal rant is at the end of the post…

Every spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and LOSE an hour during the night and each fall we move our clocks back one hour and GAIN an extra hour.

The phrase “Spring forward, fall back” helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of standard time {spring forward}. At 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back {fall back} one hour and thus returning to standard time.

The change to Daylight Saving Time allows us to use less energy in lighting our homes by taking advantage of the longer and later daylight hours. During the six-and-a-half-month period of Daylight Saving Time, the names of time in each of the time zones in the U.S. change as well. Eastern Standard Time {EST} becomes Eastern Daylight Time, Central Standard Time {CST} becomes Central Daylight Time {CDT}, Mountain Standard Time {MST} becomes Mountain Daylight Tome {MDT}, Pacific Standard Time becomes Pacific Daylight Time {PDT}, and so forth.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change.

Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.

Arizona {except some Indian Reservations}, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have chosen not to observe Daylight Saving Time. This choice does make sense for the areas closer to the equator because the days are more consistent in length throughout the year.

While in other parts of the world…they observe Daylight Saving Time as well. While European nations have been taking advantage of the time change for decades, in 1996 the European Union {EU} standardized a EU-wide European Summer Time. This EU version of Daylight Saving Time runs from the last Sunday in March through the last Sunday in October.

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Mind bloggling isn’t it!?!?!?!? EXCUSE THE PUN!

Now personally..I HATE daylight saving time! I am a night owl…your habitual night person…so how much sun there is doesn’t interest ME! I am not up anyway…so who cares if there is more day light…in fact…living in the South…doesn’t that mean that if I am up…that air conditioner of mine will be blasting away, causing me to have higher electric bills???
Hotter weather means more iced tea which means more trips to the ladies room, which means higher water bills

SO I ask you where is the savings???

I say “if you want more sun…just get up earlier…farmers do it!” Leave the rest of us alone! LOL

By the time my mind and body get adjusted to the time change…there it goes again…have you heard of sleep deprivation??? If not then check out one of my earlier posts on sleeping disorders. LOL

Now a little birdie told me that President Bush is going to make the daylight saving time longer…not having so much as a workable TV in my house…and only listening to the oldies but goodies station…I wouldn’t know…

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But if that is the case…I protest! Give me more moon light not sun light!
See ya in the funny papers!

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