More Daylight?!

The news is finally in… We’re all going to run around more in
the day time because someone decided we need MORE Daylight Savings! We
need MORE?! I’ve been crying out for none! Hell, if Indiana and
Arizona are working okilidokili without it what’s the big deal? Don’t
forget all the other countries that don’t use it as well.
And with that I will wimper and cry myself to sleep knowing the sun will do its thing. Keep it up sun. Keep it up.

Congress to add 2 months to Daylight Savings Time
July 20, 2005
BY JOHN J. FIALKA
It looks like Daylight Saving Time is about to be extended, and that has child safety and fire prevention advocates riled.
Congressional
leaders of both parties have signed off on a proposal, being considered
in Washington this week, to start Daylight Saving Time on the first
Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday of November. They say it
would save energy.
If the president signs the bill, the
new law would take effect immediately, extending Daylight Saving Time
by one month this fall. Currently, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2
a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ends at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday
of October.
“The more daylight we have, the less
electricity we use,” said U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who
co-sponsored the measure with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
DAYLIGHT DIARY
  • The
    theory of “daylight saving” dates to Benjamin Franklin. It was first
    used by Germany and Austria in April 1916 to conserve energy during
    World War I.
  • The United States adopted it in March 1918 but repealed it a year later because the measure wasn’t popular with rural America.
  • Daylight
    Saving Time was readopted in the United States from 1942 to 1945. It
    was called ”War Time.” From then until 1966, when Congress attempted
    to standardize its use, some states used it and others didn’t.
  • Parts of Indiana and Arizona still don’t participate.
The
pair cited a government study that estimated the additional energy
savings at the equivalent of 100,000 barrels of oil a day, or about
half of 1 percent of the nation’s daily oil consumption. Most of the
energy saved would be in the form of electricity because lights would
be used less in the early evenings, the study projected.
Fire officials argue against plan
The
Chicago-based National PTA has opposed Daylight Saving Time for more
than 30 years because of concerns about kids walking to school in
darkness.
For years, the International Association of
Fire Chiefs has framed a widespread public information campaign around
Daylight Saving Time, reminding people to change the batteries in their
smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks. The
last weekend in November is too late for the reminder, fire officials
say.
Wall Street Journal, with Staff Reporter Leslie Baldacci contributing

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