The Mercury News
By Susan Steade
Why the permanent Daylight Savings Time experiment that started January 1974 and ended April 1975 was a horrific failure.
National Public Radio
By Susan Davis
Permanent DST in 1974-75 didn't reduce energy consumption as intended. Standard Time aligns with our natural biological rhythms.
By Andrew Beaujon
Early morning darkness proved to be more dangerous for children going to school. Pre-sunrise fatalities rose during the experiment.
My young piano students often chastise me for using the word "stupid" because they've been taught it's a bad word. I disagree. It's a perfectly good word that describes something bad: STUPIDITY. Is there any other word to describe Americans who want their country to be out of whack with the rest of the world?
When I was a software instructor for a multi-national corporation, I'd start with my joke ab-out how American's view the world and I'd draw the picture above. Later, someone would inevitably ask me if I was raised outside of the U.S. No, I wasn't, but I'm smart enough to realize that I live in a country where I have to be careful to not use "big" words longer than three syllables if I want the average person to be able to understand me.
The US.A. is so regressive, it still hasn't converted to the metric system. If the U.S.A. wants to be a great country its citizens will stop being tunnel-visioned xeno-idiots, and recognize that to be a leader, the first step is to get in sync with the rhythm of the world.
Think of all the Math teachers (expecially those with students who have learning challenges) who would be thrilled to simplify Math standards by getting rid of the Imperial system of measurement.
The fact the the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Rubio's "Sunshine Protection Act" is an alarming symptom of the pandemic stupidity virus that's infected the United States.
Everybody loves ‘DST’: Daylight Saving Time all the time wins over committee
2018 Article by Mitch Perry
"Extending Daylight Saving a month in 2005 barely saved any energy. Meanwhile, another study found that when Illinois adopted DST in 2006, any energy saved was more than canceled out by people using air-conditioning longer."
This quote from the Florida Politics 2018 article shows how stupid Floridian Republicans can be.
Daylight Savings Time doesn't give you more hours of sunlight.
It only means that to get more hours of sunlight in the evening, you have to steal it from the morning. You have to wake up and get out of bed hours before the sun comes up.
xeno-idiot - (n) a person so absorbed with zir own environs ze doesn't recognize that worldwide standards are a good idea.
You can print business cards like the one above and hand them out to folks.
The Word document is in the Files section below. You can even modify it to make your own business cards.
NOT writing to your legislators means you're in favor of Daylight Stupid Time.
Silence = Acquiescence
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