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(The Atlantic Wire)   Daylight Savings Time is "America's greatest shame" according to columnist who has apparently never studied even the slightest bit of American history and also been in a coma the last 10 years   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 207
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2013-11-04 01:11:39 PM
Why did I know before clicking that a man wrote this article?
 
2013-11-04 01:39:43 PM
You mean to say that Daylight Savings Time isn't the basis for a sound national energy policy?

I'll be in my fainting chair.
 
2013-11-04 01:47:37 PM
DST means the sun sets an hour earlier, every day. That's basically killing an hour of sunlight, every day. In a symbolic sense, "light" equals "hope." The great hope of humanity, aka its future, is its children. Therefore, Daylight Savings Time is, on a symbolic level, killing our children. When a culture is led to believe that the symbolic killing of children (or Jews, or Christians, or Serbs, or any ethnic group) is acceptable, it's only a small step toward non-symbolic killing becoming the norm. And that, my friends, is called genocide.  Do we want to promote genocide in this country? I think the author has a point.
 
2013-11-04 01:59:31 PM
to "maximize daylight" - a phrase probably better suited to organisms that rely on photosynthesis

Why we try and "maximize daylight" like we're plants


I'm not sure why he thinks this analogy makes any sense whatsoever. Do plants on his planet care what the fark time it is?
 
2013-11-04 02:00:40 PM
It really sucked during the Trail of Tears when they set the clocks back and made the poor Indians walk for an extra hour.
 
2013-11-04 02:10:04 PM
I dunno. I kind of like it. Maybe I'm a communist.
 
2013-11-04 02:14:07 PM
Dear Dumbass

SLAVERY?

Sincerely

cdn.randomfunnypicture.com
 
2013-11-04 02:23:23 PM

DamnYankees: I dunno. I kind of like it. Maybe I'm a communist.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
Is this you? :)
 
2013-11-04 02:23:29 PM
I'll give this dude the benefit of the doubt and assume the characterization of his article by the headline was the result of an editor trolling for page clicks.

That being said, calling it the "greatest fraud ever perpetrated upon Americans" is almost as stupid. The internet has made people prone to idiotic hyperbole in order to get noticed. And that's worse than an AIDS-powered clown car stuffed with 32 Hitlers.
 
2013-11-04 02:29:20 PM

exick: to "maximize daylight" - a phrase probably better suited to organisms that rely on photosynthesis

Why we try and "maximize daylight" like we're plants

I'm not sure why he thinks this analogy makes any sense whatsoever. Do plants on his planet care what the fark time it is?


He and many others seem confused. Maybe somebody should tell them that it doesn't ACTUALLY increase the length of the day. It only tricks you into getting up earlier so you see more of it.
 
2013-11-04 02:41:51 PM
THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-11-04 03:00:38 PM
It's great that twice a year I get to watch the internet flip the fark out over the stupidest thing.
 
2013-11-04 03:00:48 PM

Pocket Ninja: DST means the sun sets an hour earlier, every day. That's basically killing an hour of sunlight, every day. In a symbolic sense, "light" equals "hope." The great hope of humanity, aka its future, is its children. Therefore, Daylight Savings Time is, on a symbolic level, killing our children. When a culture is led to believe that the symbolic killing of children (or Jews, or Christians, or Serbs, or any ethnic group) is acceptable, it's only a small step toward non-symbolic killing becoming the norm. And that, my friends, is called genocide.  Do we want to promote genocide in this country? I think the author has a point.


I think I love you.
 
2013-11-04 03:01:18 PM
America's Greatest Shame

So DST is worse than corporate tyranny and runaway right-wing hardliner hypocrisy?

I kind of doubt it.
 
2013-11-04 03:01:22 PM
Ironic, 12 Years a Slave just came out. Somehow that hour seems worse.
 
2013-11-04 03:01:59 PM
I mean, it's stupid for sure, but the extra hour the other night is fun.  Going back is what sucks.  Or is right now "normal" I can't tell.
 
2013-11-04 03:02:16 PM

doyner: THANKS OBAMA


DSTGHAZI!
 
2013-11-04 03:02:29 PM
With DST, it gets dark earlier, therefore, DST is racist.
 
2013-11-04 03:03:05 PM

whidbey: America's Greatest Shame

So DST is worse than corporate tyranny and runaway right-wing hardliner hypocrisy?

I kind of doubt it.


THIS!!

I was about to type this word for word..

/Well played.
 
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2013-11-04 03:03:12 PM

NuttierThanEver: Dear Dumbass

SLAVERY?

Sincerely

[cdn.randomfunnypicture.com image 446x294]


^THIS^, the whole "Sure it's okey-dokey to sell peoples" thing really ranks up there neck-a-neck with the whole "Gee this is a nice place you live in, wanna get those effing teepees off our new homestead?" crap.

But sure, a time delta is where jackwagon sees shame. Good to know.
 
2013-11-04 03:03:25 PM
Never forget, subby, September 11, 2003.
 
2013-11-04 03:03:40 PM
Daylight Saving Time is dangerous because it encourages people to believe that they have power over nature. It would be healthier if we changed opening/closing times of businesses and schools and left the clock alone; this would teach a respect for the natural world and encourage people to find solutions that take reality into account.
 
2013-11-04 03:03:47 PM
"Daylight Savings Time is "America's greatest shame" according to columnist who has apparently never studied even the slightest bit of American history and also been in a coma the last 10 years"

Dammit  Subby, you be trollin'.
 
2013-11-04 03:05:25 PM

doyner: THANKS OBAMA


Neocons still serving this bs?  How many times did DST happen under Bush?  Now compare it to how many times it's happened under Obama.  U MAD BRO?
 
2013-11-04 03:06:14 PM

Kuroshin: "Daylight Savings Time is "America's greatest shame" according to columnist who has apparently never studied even the slightest bit of American history and also been in a coma the last 10 years"

Dammit  Subby, you be trollin'.


Actually, pronouncing it without the "s" makes people look like pedantic dildoheads anymore.

It's kind of almost amusing.
 
2013-11-04 03:06:34 PM
whidbey


America's Greatest Shame

So DST is worse than corporate tyranny and runaway right-wing hardliner hypocrisy?

I kind of doubt it.


Give the sensationalistic crybaby snowflake his moment. Daddy paid for his "journalism" degree from his golden parachute provided by the American taxpayers.
 
2013-11-04 03:08:00 PM
Daylight savings kills people.
 
2013-11-04 03:08:42 PM

Pocket Ninja: DST means the sun sets an hour earlier, every day. That's basically killing an hour of sunlight, every day. In a symbolic sense, "light" equals "hope." The great hope of humanity, aka its future, is its children. Therefore, Daylight Savings Time is, on a symbolic level, killing our children. When a culture is led to believe that the symbolic killing of children (or Jews, or Christians, or Serbs, or any ethnic group) is acceptable, it's only a small step toward non-symbolic killing becoming the norm. And that, my friends, is called genocide.  Do we want to promote genocide in this country? I think the author has a point.


Another thread, another reminder why I favorited you.
 
2013-11-04 03:10:29 PM
To my cat is the greatest tragedy since she got a claw stuck in an electric bug zapper that lying on the table

/never forget...that you don't eat at 4pm you beggar
 
2013-11-04 03:10:33 PM

gnosis301: doyner: THANKS OBAMA

Neocons still serving this bs?  How many times did DST happen under Bush?  Now compare it to how many times it's happened under Obama.  U MAD BRO?


What's it feel like to get trolled?
 
2013-11-04 03:10:38 PM
DST = Excuse to be an hour late to work once a year but never an hour early.
 
2013-11-04 03:10:39 PM
And once again, people who work rotating shifts shake their heads while pussies whine about a one-hour time change.
 
2013-11-04 03:13:52 PM
America's greatest shame? It's not even America's greatest shame of the last five years, or even the last one year. Nor is it the greatest fraud perpetrated upon the American people in these time periods.

Geez, people. I know that it can be a little irritating to change your clocks, but there's this thing called perspective. Learn to use it.
 
2013-11-04 03:14:31 PM
And here I always thought it was the Second Amendment.

The more you know.
 
2013-11-04 03:14:40 PM
I can't remember whether or not I mentioned this last time we did the time warp; but I think it would be nice if the change was phased in--you know, like the change in daylight hours is. Why not have the clock moving a few seconds each day, or even 5 minutes a day for 12 days?
 
2013-11-04 03:16:02 PM

whidbey: America's Greatest Shame

So DST is worse than corporate

GOVERNMENT tyranny and runaway right-wing hardliner left-wing bullying yet railing against it hypocrisy,and crimes against humanity and nature yet blaming everyone else but themselves for the mess they created and continue to propagate?

I kind of doubt it.


As much as I hate DST, when corrected for accuracy as above I do agree with you.
 
2013-11-04 03:17:34 PM
"...and also been in a coma the last 10 years"

C'mon, Subby.  What are you trying to say?
 
2013-11-04 03:17:59 PM

LL316: gnosis301: doyner: THANKS OBAMA

Neocons still serving this bs?  How many times did DST happen under Bush?  Now compare it to how many times it's happened under Obama.  U MAD BRO?

What's it feel like to get trolled?


Yeah but Obama could get rid of DST with the stroke of a pen. He EXPANDED the program. He's worse than Bush.
 
2013-11-04 03:18:08 PM

gnosis301: doyner: THANKS OBAMA

Neocons still serving this bs?  How many times did DST happen under Bush?  Now compare it to how many times it's happened under Obama.  U MAD BRO?


U MAD for responding to a joke meme, BRO?
 
2013-11-04 03:18:15 PM
Correct shame order:

1. Prohibition
2. Obamacare
3. Slavery
4. DST
 
2013-11-04 03:19:34 PM
Trivia question: How many time zones are there in China?

Extra credit: Why?
 
2013-11-04 03:20:50 PM

garandman1a: whidbey: America's Greatest Shame

So DST is worse than corporate GOVERNMENT tyranny and runaway right-wing hardliner left-wing bullying yet railing against it hypocrisy,and crimes against humanity and nature yet blaming everyone else but themselves for the mess they created and continue to propagate?

I kind of doubt it.

As much as I hate DST, when corrected for accuracy as above I do agree with you.


MUH FREEDOMS
 
2013-11-04 03:21:49 PM
No, it doesn't.
 
2013-11-04 03:23:30 PM
Since retirement I couldn't care less about DST or ST.  I go to bed when I'm tired and get up when I wake up.  But back when the clock ran my life it was a different story.  For a week or more after the switch to DST my morning commute was an exercise in somnambulism.   Which wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't been driving.
 
2013-11-04 03:23:33 PM

Pocket Ninja: DST means the sun sets an hour earlier, every day. That's basically killing an hour of sunlight, every day. In a symbolic sense, "light" equals "hope." The great hope of humanity, aka its future, is its children. Therefore, Daylight Savings Time is, on a symbolic level, killing our children. When a culture is led to believe that the symbolic killing of children (or Jews, or Christians, or Serbs, or any ethnic group) is acceptable, it's only a small step toward non-symbolic killing becoming the norm. And that, my friends, is called genocide.  Do we want to promote genocide in this country? I think the author has a point.


Good try. No points.
 
2013-11-04 03:23:49 PM

Pocket Ninja: DST means the sun sets an hour earlier, every day. That's basically killing an hour of sunlight, every day. In a symbolic sense, "light" equals "hope." The great hope of humanity, aka its future, is its children. Therefore, Daylight Savings Time is, on a symbolic level, killing our children. When a culture is led to believe that the symbolic killing of children (or Jews, or Christians, or Serbs, or any ethnic group) is acceptable, it's only a small step toward non-symbolic killing becoming the norm. And that, my friends, is called genocide.  Do we want to promote genocide in this country? I think the author has a point.


I want to bear all your children.
 
2013-11-04 03:25:30 PM

whidbey: Kuroshin: "Daylight Savings Time is "America's greatest shame" according to columnist who has apparently never studied even the slightest bit of American history and also been in a coma the last 10 years"

Dammit  Subby, you be trollin'.

Actually, pronouncing it without the "s" makes people look like pedantic dildoheads anymore.

It's kind of almost amusing.


Daylight's Saving Times?
 
2013-11-04 03:26:24 PM
Daylight savings time means that since most crimes are committed at night, crimes have a higher likelihood of happening earlier. The shame here is not recognizing the fact that since we have decided to continue with DST, we have brought these crimes on ourselves, much like a woman dressed provocatively is "asking" to be raped.
 
2013-11-04 03:27:05 PM
The only time I hated DST was when I was doing shift work on weekends. Now it is just annoying to change the clocks. Told my roomate to change them back since I was out of town. I told her to do it before she went to bed or she would freak out in the morning. Wanna guess what happend?
 
2013-11-04 03:27:11 PM

KawaiiNot: Why did I know before clicking that a white man wrote this article?

 
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