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Daylight Savings Time - Fall Back

submitted on November 5, 2010 by midget in "Member's Lounge"
Don't forget to set your clock back this Sunday @2 a.m. Nov 7.

And if you take advantage of it, you'll get an extra hours sleep Big Grin

Here's just a little history on how Daylight savings time got started:

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer since 2007 due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The Act extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, with the hope that it would save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours. Unfortunately, it is exceedingly difficult to determine energy savings from Daylight Saving Time and based on a variety of factors, it is possible that little or no energy is saved by Daylight Saving Time.
        

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  • 86329
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on November 5, 2010
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    Did you know that most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation) doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time?
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on November 5, 2010
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      I never knew that!
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on November 5, 2010
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    I wish Indy would've stayed out of the time change thing -we just went back to daylight savings again a couple of years ago. It's such a pain. At least I'm getting my hour back this weekend. Smile
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on November 5, 2010
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    I can't believe the time is changing already. Seems like yesterday we were "springing forward!" Now we're "Falling back!"
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    anand
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    Posted by anand on November 6, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Don't forget to set your clock back from today

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