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Wow, the EU actually listened
08-31-2018, 07:18 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Last spring:

Finland to lobby EU for abolition of daylight saving time

Finland is to begin lobbying to abolish daylight saving time after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition calling for it to end.

After mulling it over and conducting an online survey that crashed their servers:


EU ought to end biannual clock changes, Juncker says

The European Commission will decide on Friday to recommend the scrapping of biannual daylight-savings time changes and keep clocks permanently on summertime, commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has told German ZDF TV. A large 80% majority of 4.6m EU citizens said in a recent survey the summertime scheme should be abolished - a record high response for any EU public consultation. Council and parliament approval will also be needed.


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08-31-2018, 09:43 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The biannual time change was originally implemented to save energy, yet dozens of studies have found changing the clocks have no effect, and in some cases increased energy use.


08-31-2018, 09:56 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Makes no fkn sense up here close to the arctic circle. It's expensive and detrimental to health and evidently most fellow Europeans agree it's a shitty idea.
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08-31-2018, 10:18 PM #4
TEᗩᗰ ᑌᘔI ᑎᒪI Incognito Anonymous
"Daylight savings time is anti-physiologic, and it’s a little deleterious, at least for several days," Dr. Nicholas Rummo, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital told Health.com, adding that "light earlier in the day is more helpful for them."

Research has also shown that DST, and shifts and the rupturing of sleep patterns is also linked to myocardial infarctions (a.k.a. heart-attacks), car accidents, and medical equipment malfunctions.
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08-31-2018, 10:34 PM #5
Mars nli Incognito Anonymous
yup.gif Fall back kills me working swing shift, I hope the US follows suit on this.
08-31-2018, 11:01 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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That extra hour of sleep in the fall was the only redeeming quality of this time changing bs
09-01-2018, 02:20 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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I hear most things in the world are invented by Benjamin Franklin according to many Americans

09-01-2018, 10:32 AM #8
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(09-01-2018, 02:20 AM)Octo Wrote:  I hear most things in the world are invented by Benjamin Franklin according to many Americans

Except for the internet. He missed that one.
09-01-2018, 04:26 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes he did chuckle.gif He saved that for Al Gore
09-01-2018, 05:59 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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09-02-2018, 06:42 AM #11
ocker1 Member
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09-02-2018, 12:54 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah it's amazing how quickly that happens. God forbid you forget a colored t-shirt out drying in the sun for more than a day damned.gif
09-02-2018, 08:00 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah it's shocking how strong the sun is at this latitude,


09-03-2018, 03:41 PM #14
Mars Member
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I wouldn't have guessed the sun was so strung up there.
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09-04-2018, 05:43 AM #15
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