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Voting info (....or "do we like daylight savings time?")

Discussion in 'Tortoise Forum Contests' started by Yvonne G, Oct 9, 2015.

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  1. Lyn W

    Lyn W Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ed yes I think it was something to do with giving farmers early light because they are up at the crack of dawn.
    Thing is they still lose it in the late afternoon.
    It will be dark here before 6 tonight, by about 4.30 at Xmas
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    They started doing it in WW1 to save fuel for the war effort,but in WW2 Britain applied “Double Summer Time” lol(ha ha thought thet would have to be different) by setting the clocks two hours ahead of GMT during the summer and one hour ahead of GMT during the winter.
    Wow 70 countries still do it,I thought we were the only ones lol
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    Still doesn't make sense to me lol
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Which causes problems for folks trying to figure what time it is there.
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    I LOVE it! I hate it being dark in the am, as then I want to sleep later. Dark before 6 pm is fine with me. By that time my day is done, so yes I want it dark.
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    I think it makes more sense to folks who work by the sun, rather then purely by a clock.
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