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Old 03-08-2018, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Florida to switch to DST permanently

Lawmakers approve year-round Daylight Saving Time. But it's not a done deal yet. | Tampa Bay Times

Hopefully the rest of the states pull their heads out of their asses and follow suit

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Lawmakers approve year-round Daylight Saving Time. But it’s not a done deal yet.

Lawmakers agree for more daylight, but Gov. Rick Scott still must sign and then the U.S. Congress must pass a law to move the Sunshine State into Daylight Savings Time year-round.
By Mary Ellen Klas 2 days ago

After hours of divisive debate over guns, schools and freedom, the Florida Senate spent less than a minute Tuesday and voted on something they all could agree on: daylight.

The Senate voted 33-2 to send a bill to Gov. Rick Scott to ask the U.S. Congress to decide whether Florida should be a state that enjoys Daylight Savings Time year-round. It was passed by the House on Feb. 14, 103-11.

Under the plan, HB 1013, called the "Sunshine Protection Act," the state would ask Congress to pass a law to let the Sunshine State move from Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time (when you set your clocks ahead one hour) year-round. Daylight Savings Time runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November and is set to start this Sunday, March 11, and end Nov. 4.

If approved, Florida would join two other states that have exempted themselves from the 1966 law that set a uniform time for all time zones across the country. Hawaii and most of Arizona are on standard time year-round.

Under federal law, the U.S. Department of Transportation is charged with setting time zones but allows states to exempt themselves from Daylight Saving Time, if Congress approves. The practical impact of that change would mean that on the Winter Solstice — that's the day in the Northern Hemisphere with the least amount of daylight — sunrise in Florida would be at about 8 a.m. and sunset would be at about 6:30 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. like it is now.

Senate sponsor Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, has said he got the idea after walking into his local barbershop last fall, shortly after the clocks changed from Daylight Saving to Standard Time.

"One of the barbers had young children and it had such a negative impact every time they set their clocks back [that they had trouble] getting their kids up for school," he told the Senate Community Affairs Committee meeting last month.

So he filed the bill and the idea has "turned into something I've never seen happen," he said. Informal polls Steube and others have conducted show enormous public support for the idea, he said.

"I've heard from mayors across the state that it's going to save them money because they don't have to light their softball fields at night," he said. "I can't tell you how many people have come up to me who have said even my high school age kid, it's hard to get him up in the morning when we fall back the clocks."

People in the tourism industry also complained that as the days got darker in Standard Time, "they can't keep their shops open," he said.

Reps. Jeannette Nunez, R-Miami, sponsor of the House version of the bill predicted that the time change would boost the economy, save energy, improve road and public safety, and reduce crime due to the fact there is more sunlight in the evening hours.

Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, another House sponsor, predicted it will improve mental health and simplify life.

"This is the first great step to putting more sunshine in our lives," she said. "How many times have you gotten home from work in the winter time and you'd like to throw the football, dip a line in, or go out to dinner with your spouse? This will give people the opportunity to have more quality time when its nicest in Florida."
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Az is the original "Fawk that" state...


Daylight savings? Fawk that

Gun control? Fawk that

Gabrielle Giffords? Fawk that
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Az is the original "Fawk that" state...

Daylight savings? Fawk that
Ha, Hawaii has you fuckers beat by over 20 years
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Az is the original "Fawk that" state...


Daylight savings? Fawk that

Gun control? Fawk that

Gabrielle Giffords? Fawk that

I laughed way too hard at that! Where's the line for getting on the bus?
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I heard something today that alot of the clocks in Europe has been running 1/10 hz slow all year and lost 6 minutes. So I was wondering if they want to do daylight savings why don't they just have the clocks run a bit faster to catch up and then slow down, etc.

Other then it doesn't matter at all, not changing g would be great for me.
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why?

It ain't that big a deal, unless you're a

Arizona, given the educational standard, I can understand. Same for Florida. Gotta preserve what few brain cells fire, so it makes sense to simplify life for simple people.

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It's pointless.

Summer here it's light at 6am, dark at 10pm. Winter is 8am to 5pm. It doesn't save a damn thing on either end.

Plus tractors have lights now...
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Trump winning the presidency, states finally seeing the light and ditching daylight saving time, Screwy advocating the preservation of brain cells.....


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I hate the winter. I drive to and from work in the dark. Give me DST or give me death!
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It's pointless.

Summer here it's light at 6am, dark at 10pm. Winter is 8am to 5pm. It doesn't save a damn thing on either end.

Plus tractors have lights now...
Grandpa used to say the farmer worked from can't see to can't see, my dad's cousin years later said then you turn on the lights and keep plowing!
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why?

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Arizona, given the educational standard, I can understand. Same for Florida. Gotta preserve what few brain cells fire, so it makes sense to simplify life for simple people.

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who cares, the clocks change this weekend so no one will give a shit until next December
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FUCK DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

I've personally never liked it, and other than having "more" daylight in the evening there really isn't any real advantages.

If you go look there's several studies that show that energy savings from DST don't really happen, and a national study that I read that showed some evidence of savings said that regional climates likely has more effect on energy savings than DST.

Now that said here's my favorite DST story.
Here in Indiana we didn't adopt DST until 2006, and because of that communities along the eastern state line that overlapped the state line always had some confusion with people forgetting the time difference.

Well my buddy's grandfather was a cantankerous old fucker and a pretty respectable farmer, he lived on Stateline Road between Ind. and Ohio and thought daylight savings time was goddamned ignorant.

So sometime in the late 80's, one spring he set his clocks forward 30 minutes and left them there YEAR ROUND.

When I asked him about it a few years later he launched into a profanity laced rant about ignorant politicians and their "fucking genius ideas", and ended it by saying I couldn't ever remember when I had to deal with DST(he had more important shit to remember), and now he was either just 30 mins early or late and if people didn't like it he quit associating with them.

FUCKIN GENIUS I TELL YA
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Lazy fawker.

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With an extra hour of sunshine aren't they afraid they'll need to use more water to keep the crops from drying out?
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I try to shed my prejudice that Florida has matching average heat, humidity, age, and IQ (mid-80s), then they pull shit like this.

If you want year-round DST, get the fuck up an hour earlier.
You shouldn't have to "fool" people into it. That's Floritarded.

Daylight saving time is a bullshit jerkoff for bullshit jerkoffs. I say end it.
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I have worked grave yards for 6 years so it has never made a god damn difference to me. I wish they would get rid of the bull shit. I have more important things to remember than this confusing shit. I wish business would just adopt winter and summer hours to adjust for the time the sun comes up.

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