I have clocks and devices from both the Carter DST and Bush DST eras and if
I change them now, they will just revert when we cross the old DST
boundaries. It's stupid enough to even have DST but to keep moving it
around shows me that Carter and Bush are at the bottom of the Presidential
heap for a reason if they didn't veto that crock of a bill. They both were
probably up to some misdeed and thought changing the DST onset dates would
distract the American public so much they wouldn't notice. <Humor alert>
It probably worked.
Don't you be dissing our presidents. They did good things just like the
lobbyists for congress asked them to do. It adds billions of dollars
for the golf industry, for instance. It what makes America great again.
Today I was reading about huge kickbacks that pharmacy benefit programs
demand - and get - from pharma companies to put their drugs on the benefit
administrator's formulary. It's a criminal act costing citizens millions
(and maybe billions) in kickbacks to various players. Take your choice of
On Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:20:21 -0400, "Robert Green"
They kept pushing up the length of DST because it was a popular thing.
I still agree with those who say, why not just adjust the start times
of jobs if that is what people want.
When I was working I was on "flex time" anyway. We staggered our start
times so we had more of the day covered and allowed the early birds to
get in and out early. The guys who wanted to sleep in covered the late
afternoons. Of course there did have to be some management of the
process but it really happened pretty seamlessly. It is amazing how
well that can work out of you just let the people decide.
On 03/14/2016 10:20 AM, Robert Green wrote:
I bought one of those "DST adjusting" (not NOT auto setting even though
the ads claimed it was) in 2005. There were two switches on the bottom.
One was for different time zones. The other switched between "old DST
rules" and "new DST rules". there was NO setting for "no DST".
After the little (IIRC CR2032) cell died. It never set itself or even
These "DST adjusting" clocks (I'm NOT referring to these that actually
set themselves) usually need a little setting (after DST change) because
of accumulated errors during the half year (for example, most clocks
with backup batteries run fast during a power outage).
Guess this is as good a history as any:
Thought it was WWII but actually started in WWI to save energy.
Heard a talking head on Fox say it takes about 2 weeks for the human
body to react to the sudden time switch.
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