Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights

I Hate Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time

March 16, 2024 Jeff Dowdle Episode 193
Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
I Hate Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time
Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
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In this episode I  discuss the history of Daylight Saving Time, what it is, why we have it and how much I dislike it.
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Welcome to the Live2Shoot podcast. My name is Jeff Dowell and I've been a licensed arm dealer for the last 17 years. In this podcast, we talk about all things related to the second amendment as well as anything else going on in the news or a sports story or anything else I might find interesting or anything I want to vent about. So welcome, welcome, welcome. And I am venting today. This is not the normal topic matter that I would talk about, but. It is Saturday, and so most of you, when you're listening to this, you have, you survived the latest iteration of Daylight Saving, and it's saving, not savings, saving, no S, time, that went into effect last Sunday, where we fell forward one hour and I hate it. I absolutely, as I've gotten older, I am disliking it more and more. Let's just leave the time on what is called standard time. We are currently in daylight saving time and whenever we fall forward or when we fall back, we will be back on standard time. And that is, so we, we spring forward on the second Sunday of March, that's what we call daylight saving time. And then we, it will end and go back to standard time on the first Sunday in November. And so what's a little bit of history about this. So first there's a myth Ben Franklin did not invent daylight saving time. He joked about needing to save more candles by people and telling people to get up earlier. But that was just a joke. Didn't have anything to do with changing our times. But then A New Zealand scientist in 1895 presented a paper proposing a two hour shift forward in October and a two hour shift back in March, but it was never followed through. So the first time it actually is documented was some residents in Portland. In Canada, Port Arthur, Ontario turned their clocks forward in the first Daylight Saving Time event and then other locations in Canada followed. Didn't really catch on until Germany introduced in 1916 the clocks in the German Empire. And Austria were turned, turned ahead by an hour on April 30th, 1916, two years into World War One. And the rationale was to minimize the use of artificial lighting to save fuel. And that's been the primary driver around the, the time change. After that, France and many other countries Soon followed and most of them reverted to to standard time after world. I, and it wasn't until the next war that we, that Europe returned back to it. So just a little analysis about, you know, how, how it might work if we, we didn't change time. So I looked at June 21st, which is the longest day of the year this year. And if we didn't spring forward, the sun would come up at 5 20 a. m. on that day, and it would set at 7 40. So some of you may think it's a little early for me. I am an early riser and getting up is early and having the sun come up is great. I mean, it is right now. I'm doing this. About nine o'clock I think in the morning, yep, it's right up close to nine o'clock and it's, you know, the sun just came up not too long ago. I've already, I ran, this morning my run was completely in the dark for the most part and I got up like about 6 30 and ran. So, but what are the pros for daily saving time? Components are, it gives you longer evenings and, you know, get people to get things done, get outside, get, get exercise tourism industry likes it for more profits. People are staying out going to parks and Amusement parks and ballgames and eating out and everything like that. Con doesn't save the energy that they, they think the studies have shown that just doesn't save any, any additional energy whatsoever. Pro we have less artificial light, which is healthy for that is good for us. That is actually good for us. It's not to have some, be under those fluorescents as much. The con though, is it makes people sick. And this is Mark. I come in this last week. I have felt miserable tired, a little depressed. And I can only attribute it to the time change. When I was younger, it seemed like I flew through the time change. No problem. But as I'm getting older, it seems to have a greater impact on me, but It disrupts your body clocks and your circadian rhythms and studies link the lack of sleep to car accidents, workplace injuries, suicide, miscarriages. It's also linked to depression and it says the risk of suffering a heart attack also increased when daylight saving time begins. Now on the flip side, it's, it is safer because it's lighter, less accidents, people can see better, you know, pedestrians are safer, and it costs money, it says here, it's what the economic cost is, but, but studies have found a decrease in productivity after the spring transition. Not sure what, what to make of that, but I just don't like it. That's all I'm here to say. I'm tired of it. Let's stay on the one clock. One time, you know, there's no sense in, in doing things. It's the, The day is the day. Let the sun come up as God intended. Let it go down as God intended. We can call whatever time we want that to call. But let's just leave it as it is. Let's get on with our days. And no sense in changing and trying to keep up with it. And get your microwaves and things. Switched over and thankfully, I don't think anybody has any VCRs that are going to be blinking 12 right now, but if you're, if you're old enough to know what that means, then you, you understand it. I just thought I would vent a little bit. I'm finally feeling better. I'm finally getting back to feeling my old self, but it took a few days and I just think that there's no point in continuing on with daylight saving. No S, just remember that, tell your friends, no savings, it's daylight saving time, DST. Talk to you later and maybe whenever we fall back, I'll have another rant on this. So, take care, have a great time, have a great weekend, later.

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