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Daylight Saving Time 2012: Time to Set Clocks Back This Weekend.
ABC News ^ | Sat, Nov 3, 2012 | ABC News

Posted on 11/03/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill

You'll lose an extra hour of light but gain an hour back this weekend as daylight saving time officially ends.

As standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, it's time to "fall back," so set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed tonight.

Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time.

Daylight saving time is mandated by governments, which instituted the time switch during World Wars I and II to save energy and resources for the war effort.

Previously, daylight saving time was observed in the United States from April until mid-October.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: clocks; dst; sleep; timezones
Just a reminder...
1 posted on 11/03/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

In our two-person household, we have 14 clocks that will automatically reset themselves, and 17 that will need to be manually adjusted. It makes me wonder who out there in Freeperland has the most timepieces to adjust tonight.

(Counting cars, computers, phones, etc.)


2 posted on 11/03/2012 2:34:48 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: carriage_hill
If either Presidential candidate were to make an iron clad commitment to do away with this nonsense for once and for all...

I would vote that person...regardless of party affiliation.

3 posted on 11/03/2012 2:37:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Don’t forget to set your clocks back before you go to bed Sunday night.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 2:38:57 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: carriage_hill

Remember to change your clocks tonight and to change your President on Tuesday.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by NJRighty (AB0)
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To: carriage_hill

"Now I want to make sure you good folks here in . . . here in this state . . . get yourselves on a proper time schedule, so that you'll be on time to vote on . . . to vote next week! So remember, tonight, before you go to bed, be sure to set your clocks one hour . . . forward! FORWARD!"

6 posted on 11/03/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Slo-Jo Biden, the Human Gaffe Machine.)
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To: carriage_hill

Windows, Mac and Linux computers now automatically adjust the time without need for user intervention.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: carriage_hill

8 posted on 11/03/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: goldstategop

My system set its’ clock back in Oct. . I believe FRs’ clock also set itself back.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 2:44:53 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: carriage_hill

Democrats should just set theirs back to 1980.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 2:46:43 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: carriage_hill
Just a reminder...

A wise American Indian Chief once observed that,"White man is surely crazy if he thinks he can cut off one end of blanket and sew it on the other end and have more blanket." Here in AZ. we recognize Native American wisdom.

11 posted on 11/03/2012 2:50:30 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
In our two-person household, we have 14 clocks that will automatically reset themselves, and 17 that will need to be manually adjusted. It makes me wonder who out there in Freeperland has the most timepieces to adjust tonight. (Counting cars, computers, phones, etc.)

Don't forget all your watches. (:

12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:50:37 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Free Vulcan

Started a thread with just that sign/photo/pic...


13 posted on 11/03/2012 3:15:10 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Don Corleone

LOLOLMAO! Best laugh I’ve had in 2 days. Good advice, too.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 3:17:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: carriage_hill

I actually forgot until i came to your post. Thank you!

Woo Hoo, an extra hour of sleep! I need to be nice and rested to vote the filthy Marxist out of office on Tuesday!


15 posted on 11/03/2012 3:20:38 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

17? Yikes! I only have 3 to reset; the rest do it automatically.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 3:21:04 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I was just gonna post that. GMTA.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 3:22:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: ProudFossil
Don't forget all your watches. (:

Heh, ever see one of those self-setting atomic-clock synched watches do its thing? The digital style is subtle enough, but if one with an *analog* face resets for DSL, it looks like the intro to The Twilight Zone.

18 posted on 11/03/2012 3:29:22 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: goldstategop
Yep, but a lot of old time house clocks still don't. I've got a 1978 $4,500 Rolex GMT Master 1675 that doesn't. The newer GMT Master IIs do it automatically.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 3:33:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Charles Martel

Looking forward to setting my clocks and watches ahead.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 3:35:22 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: elkfersupper

We get the chance to do that for ‘em, on Tuesday. They’re not gonna “go quietly into the night”, either... just saying.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 3:37:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Good laughs on that one!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 4:48:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: carriage_hill

Up here in the Great White North, Saskatchewan doesn’t bother with the time change thingy. Smart people, and they LOVE their football team !!


23 posted on 11/03/2012 6:18:09 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman

The whole concept is ancient and useless idiocy. Just another way the gov’t manages/runs our lives.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 6:38:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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