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What is the point of Daylight Savings time?

It's not like it gives anymore daylight. It just means the sun comes up an hour earlier and it sets an hour earlier. I don't get it. It so totally screws up my kids' schedules. My toddler was up at 5:45am...it doesn't make for a fun day. Seriously, all mom's should protest to Congress...aren't they the ones who started this stupid thing?

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Jessy0419

Asked by Jessy0419 at 6:07 AM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • In short, to make better use of the daylight hours, but check out this site on it. I found it pretty interesting.
    http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/c.html
    mamapotter

    Answer by mamapotter at 8:29 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • I think it used to be helpful years ago, but now it's just an inconvenience. Not every state follows it either. That has to be confusing. I am all for doing away with it.

    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:43 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • its the governments way of messing with our heads ..lol .....its supposedly so that we can take advantage of more daylight I think
    koolest_mom_of4

    Answer by koolest_mom_of4 at 10:26 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • I am all for getting rid of it too. Who ever came up with this plan never had kids that is for sure. Twice a year my kids schedule gets all screwed up!
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 1:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • At one time it was vital to farmers so they could have an extra hour of daylight for their crops (when everyone used to be a farmer). It's really not necessary anymore though.
    PorcelainMom81

    Answer by PorcelainMom81 at 11:48 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Okay... scratch that.. my previous answer may just be gossip.. I found this article here on it:
    http://www.standardtime.com/
    PorcelainMom81

    Answer by PorcelainMom81 at 11:54 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • ANd here is another interesting article:
    http://www.gazetteextra.com/daylightsaving_side030707.asp
    PorcelainMom81

    Answer by PorcelainMom81 at 11:56 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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