Time Change...time for a change

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by freestoneangler, Mar 9, 2014.

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What should we do with the time changes?

  1. Keep as is

    27.9%
  2. Choose one and never change again

    51.2%
  3. Split the hour change and never change again

    20.9%
  1. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    "When told the reason for daylight savings time the Old Indian said, "Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket." :D
     
  2. TD

    TD Active Member

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    Took the words right out of my mouth, except this is the PC version. The version as I heard it said, "only a white man is fool enough to think ...."
     
  3. onefish

    onefish New Member

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    I love the extra hour of daylight in the evening after work. This gives the working guy a better chance to get a bit more time on the water. If you are already retired what does it matter. Keep it on daylight savings.
     
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  4. Jim Paget

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    Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October. Other countries immediately adopted this 1916 action: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and Tasmania. Nova Scotia and Manitoba adopted it as well, with Britain following suit three weeks later, on May 21, 1916. In 1917, Australia and Newfoundland began saving daylight.
    [​IMG]The plan was not formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918. 'An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States' was enacted on March 19, 1918. [See law]It both established standard time zones and set summer DST to begin on March 31, 1918. Daylight Saving Time was observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919. After the War ended, the law proved so unpopular (mostly because people rose earlier and went to bed earlier than people do today) that it was repealed in 1919 with a Congressional override of President Wilson's veto. Daylight Saving Time became a local option, and was continued in a few states, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and in some cities, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
     
  5. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    I like that after-work fishing season is accompanied by a really awesome 10-day forecast this year. Skwalas should happen soon, just waiting for valley snow to melt and water temps to go up a bit.
     
  6. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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    Regardless of what they call it, there are a finite numbers of minutes of daylight in any given day. Who really cares? Since I retired, I sleep when I want and fish when I want, and my watch is broken.:)
     
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  7. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Little known fact but Kingsford and other charcoal companies have paid millions to lobbyists to have this date moved earlier in the year.

    Later sunsets = more BBQs = more charcoal and grill sales. Some of us may not care for daylight savings but to others it means millions of dollars

    Pretty amusing.
     
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I simply cannot believe anything like this can happen in the USA... it just cannot be so. Besides, everyone knows propane is where its at.
     
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  9. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    The golf industry also makes about $500 million more per year, although its probably closer to $800.
     
  10. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    And the above, from an Old Man who pretty much sets his schedule on when his bladder pitches a fit. ;)
     
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  11. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I like daylight savings time. Gives me an extra hour to fish after work. I doubt I would have been able to catch one today without it, so I voted stay the same.
     
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  12. RubberLegs123

    RubberLegs123 New Member

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    Agreed. How else would I keep my Smoke Alarm batteries fresh?
     
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  13. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    3:1 say otherwise...a super majority. I'm filing the paperwork tomorrow. :)
     
  14. FinLuver

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    ummm.... data set is a bit too small for a proper conclusion...;)