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RE: Daylight saving

The report said people drove around more after work, did more
activities. So it could make sense that in WWII they did get more
benefits than now, probably fewer opportunities to shop or other
recreation then and certainly you didn't go driving around for the fun
of it, there was gasoline rationing right? 
I didn't see the thing on CNN but something similar - must have been the
same guy - was in the paper. Now, for me the advantages are that I'll
have more time to work outside in the evening but I guess not enough
people are doing that. The article I read also said that it is hard on
people who have that seasonal affective disorder, because the brain's
signal to get moving comes from light in the morning and this will set
them back. 
And the whole thing with computer calendars is going to drive me insane
come Monday morning, we are already seeing the ripple effects from the
Microsoft patch. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Bonnie Holmes
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 12:26 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] 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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