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Old Mar 7th 2008, 3:20 pm
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UK is 1 hour closer for the next 3 weeks as our clocks go forward this Sunday at 2.00am and theirs go forward on March 30.
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UK is 1 hour closer for the next 3 weeks as our clocks go forward this Sunday at 2.00am and theirs go forward on March 30.
yep i read that last week, seems very early this yr.
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Not for us in AZ, the UK will be an hour further away because we don't move the clocks ahead at all.
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yep i read that last week, seems very early this yr.
Think they made this change last year, wherby daylight saving time starts 3 weeks earier than before and ends 1 week later.
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Not for us in AZ, the UK will be an hour further away because we don't move the clocks ahead at all.
i didn't know that, thought all mainland usa changed, interesting.
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i didn't know that, thought all mainland usa changed, interesting.
I think it's because it gets so hot here in the summer that if they changed the clocks then it would still be 100F at 9 at night. I think the Navajo rez moves its clocks, but that's about it.
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I think it's because it gets so hot here in the summer that if they changed the clocks then it would still be 100F at 9 at night. I think the Navajo rez moves its clocks, but that's about it.
yep we've had it 100 here in the evenings during the summer due the high humidity, so unhealthy.
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i didn't know that, thought all mainland usa changed, interesting.
Isn't there some town somewhere that decided just to "opt out" all on its own? Or did I just dream that??
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yep we've had it 100 here in the evenings during the summer due the high humidity, so unhealthy.

That's horrible! I have a friend who lives in Beaumont and she just hates the summers there.
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Isn't there some town somewhere that decided just to "opt out" all on its own? Or did I just dream that??
you could be right, i've not heard of it.

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That's horrible! I have a friend who lives in Beaumont and she just hates the summers there.

yes the summers are horrible here, high humidity most days and mozzies the size of bloody jumbo jets
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Isn't there some town somewhere that decided just to "opt out" all on its own? Or did I just dream that??
I believe Indiana ignored it until relatively recently. I have a friend who used to live in Richmond, IN but would commute to Dayton, OH on a daily basis (about a 45min drive) for work.

She used to have to change the time on her watch twice a day!
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yes the summers are horrible here, high humidity most days and mozzies the size of bloody jumbo jets
The mozzies would do my head in, at least they're small here, apart from the whole West Nile Virus thing.
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i didn't know that, thought all mainland usa changed, interesting.
AZ traditionally has not had DST -- the effect is not all that different on the Southern border. I have to be careful in scheduling my hearings in Arizona -- I make sure they are in the afternoon during the winter. The court is usually quite accomodating.

In the 1973, the country went back to year round DST to save energy. There was a lot of political backlash because of student in the Northern states waiting for school buses in the dark. How shocking. So it reverted back.

The new law is again an attempt to save energy. So DST starts three weeks earlier. The one week delay on the end is to avoid Halloween trick or treaters from going out in the new darkness.
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I believe Indiana ignored it until relatively recently. I have a friend who used to live in Richmond, IN but would commute to Dayton, OH on a daily basis (about a 45min drive) for work.

She used to have to change the time on her watch twice a day!
Actually, IN has two time zones. The eastern half would not go on DST, so during the summer months the entire state is on CDS or EST, depending on how you looked at it.
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Originally Posted by Folinskyinla View Post
Actually, IN has two time zones. The eastern half would not go on DST, so during the summer months the entire state is on CDS or EST, depending on how you looked at it.
Another thing that is early this year is Easter apparently it won't be this early again in our lifetime
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