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RE: Daylight saving

Also, heard on a public radio show that the golf and barbecue industry
greatly benefited.  Strange that there are no energy savings.  During WWII,
great claims were made...maybe, people went to bed earlier since so many
more farmed.

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/9/2007 11:49:15 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Daylight saving
> Anyone else catch the interview on CNN this AM with the guy who's 
> studied the effects of DST and written a book about it? I only caught 
> part of it--the part where he said it didn't save energy. All it did he 
> said was increase retail sales. Apparently, with more daylight, people 
> dawdle more on the way home from work and shop more. So it's good for 
> the merchant class, just like moving Thanksgiving up a week was good 
> for the merchant class. So, just as we've reduced security inspections 
> of incoming cargo because Wal-Mart complained it reduced profits, so 
> we've increased the effective shopping hours so Wal-Mart can sell 
> evermore stuff. Amazing how democracy works.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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