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Capt Podge

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Sleep deprivation time again !!
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:18:43 PM »

Yes folks, once again our illustrious leaders have decreed that we must advance our clocks 1hr forward vis : 0100 to 0200.  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

I just can't understand the logic in this anymore - why, why, why ????  >:-o >:-o >:-o

This posting may seem like a bit of a rant but, in reality, I just wanted to remind everyone  O0 {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Sleep deprivation time again !!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 10:48:25 PM »

Call me cynical...... but I think it's just another way the government can take something from us.... it's a "time tax"!! ;)
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 10:59:50 PM »

I know what you mean I really don't understand why we have to put our clocks forward and backward every year  {:-{ {:-{ As far as I know we are the only European country to do this.
I just think It's a bit silly now  %% %%
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 11:07:30 PM »

I know what you mean I really don't understand why we have to put our clocks forward and backward every year  {:-{ {:-{ As far as I know we are the only European country to do this.
I just think It's a bit silly now  %% %%
Works a treat in Cyprus.  I once watched a whole platoon of German holidaymakers miss their Sunday breakfast.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 11:18:24 PM »

Works a treat in Cyprus.  I once watched a whole platoon of German holidaymakers miss their Sunday breakfast.

Now I bet that was fun to watch LOL  {-) {-)
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Re: Sleep deprivation time again !!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 11:22:26 PM »

The true perfidious nature of "time tax" is that although we get a delicious extra hour in bed for five months of the year, we get woken up an hour early for seven months.  That is totally unfair.  They say it is "good for farmers" - well if they want to get up extra early I'm not stopping them.
Likewise the few European-dealing businesses that demand double Summer Time, they should not force the rest of us into premature consciousness nor make people to drive to work still half asleep causing increased accidents.

Daft IMHO
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Re: Sleep deprivation time again !!
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 11:29:04 PM »

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As far as I know we are the only European country to do this.
I just think It's a bit silly now  

Of course we aren't! Other countries do exactly the same. Do you really want to keep the dark evenings into the Spring? The real argument is whether we should fall into line with European countries and advance our clocks a further hour. Much better in my view. if it doesn't suit Scotland then they can have their own time zone. France is an hour ahead of us all year round and I find it works much better than in the UK, much better to have longer daylight hours during the evening when you can do something useful in your own time.

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 11:46:25 PM »

As for it "being good for farmers"
one autumn I once asked an old farmer if he had enjoyed his extra hour in bed.
His answer was,
"T'cows can't tell time lad, so what's good a watch for a farmer".
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Re: Sleep deprivation time again !!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 11:49:14 PM »


Now hear this, now hear this, the answer is simple move to Queensland Australia, our clocks alway tell the right time, no daylight saving.

 O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 12:21:48 AM »

 >>:-(..in Queensland ...well thay may have a new Government this morning  :-)) :-)) :-)) .....but.............

1. the cows suffer from Too much daylight & don't produce as much milk <:(
2. the curtains fade from Too much sunshine %%
3. the chooks don't lay as many eggs :o

Need I say more?.....

4. will the new LNP Government align itself with New South Wales & introduce daylight saving?.....& give the cows & chooks a break........ {-)........Derek
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 12:33:57 AM »

 Actually, lets think about this....Our bodies operate on the suns position, we know the suns position in advance. Computers can do this for us easily and radio controlled clock/watches already exist.


 I'M THE DADDY OF MODERN TIME/ TIMEKEEPING!! {-)

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 12:50:23 AM »

I am by nature a 'night owl'.  I have always done my most creative work long after the sun has set, so having to get up even earlier gains me no extra sunlight at all, just less sleep.  QED.  
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 04:04:52 AM »

Several years in NZ, we changed that start and end dates for DST so that the start was earlier in the year and the end later - I think it was 3 weeks at each end or something like that. One of the reasons put forward is that it save electricity as you get more daylight at each end, so less need for lighting.

At this time of year (Autumn down here now) the mornings are starting to get a little too dark for my liking, but the evenings are still good.
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Re: Sleep deprivation time again !!
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 08:24:07 AM »

Guys you all can do what I do : I get up at 5 but I wake up at 9 . BTW I start at work at 6  :}
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 09:53:49 AM »

>>:-(..in Queensland ...well thay may have a new Government this morning  :-)) :-)) :-)) .....but.............

1. the cows suffer from Too much daylight & don't produce as much milk <:(
2. the curtains fade from Too much sunshine %%
3. the chooks don't lay as many eggs :o

Need I say more?.....

4. will the new LNP Government align itself with New South Wales & introduce daylight saving?.....& give the cows & chooks a break........ {-)........Derek

C, mon Derek I know you are just itching to move to Sunny (between cyclones and monsoonal rain) Queensland  O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Sleep deprivation time again !!
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2012, 09:57:08 AM »

BST - I know I didn't break that!    :P
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2012, 09:58:24 AM »

I gather that it's something to do with the limited light available to Scottish arable farmers. Now that every agricultural machine has about a dozen high-powered spotlights and you can see harvesting etc going on all round the clock this argument seems a bit spurious. How many arable farmers are there left in Scotland anyway? Let's hope that if Mr Salmond gets his way then we can leave our clocks as they are in England and he can do whatever he likes with his.
There was also some concern about kids being unsafe on the roads when it's dark early in the morning. Wouldn't it be less bother to change the school hours than disrupt the sleeping patterns of the whole population twice a year? Anyway, around here you don't see many kids going to school on foot or bike - they're all driven by their mummies in great big Chelsea tractors.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2012, 10:03:36 AM »

Is 'arable' the Scottish pronounciation of 'horrible'?
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2012, 11:55:03 AM »

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                   Now we see the LIGHT

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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2012, 12:10:43 PM »

Is 'arable' the Scottish pronounciation of 'horrible'?
Nah, you f1ck savvern git. It means fings wot grows inna graand, innit? The scottish word for 'orrible is "scottish"................. ;D
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »

I'm with Colin (Bishop) on this one, I think it's a real treat getting an extra hour daylight in the evening especially after the dark evenings of winter O0
             With the lovely weather we're currently having its put a real spring in me step and a bit of summer delight in me 'ed - is that sad or what!  {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 01:53:21 PM »

Too right!

I feel better for seeing some extra sunlight, I will enjoy whilst I still can, I might not see any sunshine for a few months, just snow, more snow and did I mention snow?

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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2012, 03:24:21 PM »

As far as I know we are the only European country to do this.
I just think It's a bit silly now  %% %%

We have it here as well
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 05:06:37 PM »

We have it here as well

Please note I did say "as far as I know" !  However I also like the extra hour in the shed !!  :-)
I just don't like losing an hours sleep lol  :((
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2012, 05:14:34 PM »

Please note I did say "as far as I know" !  However I also like the extra hour in the shed !!  :-)
I just don't like losing an hours sleep lol  :((

you get it back in October lol
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