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I'm slightly surprised that Poland is in favor of abolishing DST, seeing how Central European time was practically invented for them. Only the easternmost edge of Poland falls in UTC+2. Over here we're at UTC, meaning even winter time puts us one hour ahead of solar time. Estonia and Finland are in somewhat similar positions, over half an hour ahead of solar time.Anyway, we (Benelux, France, Spain) are affected worse since we're already living in perpetual DST. Where can I find out who voted for and against this @$#@#$ WW1 fossil?
You must mean Eastern European Time.
The reason, just as with summer time, is to maximise daytime hours.
The only reason we use CET is because Nazi Germany forced us to in 1940. CET is quite literally Nazi Time.Spain is also on Nazi Time, but that's because Franco was a big fan who wanted to show off his allegiance. Nobody forced them.
Are you saying it's a bad thing because the Nazis did it?
The superiority of this idea is in that the clocks were turned ahead once and for all, not twice a year. It cannot bother anyone much what the clock shows, but it bothers everyone a lot when you have to turn the clock back and forth twice a year.
Argentina is in perpetual DST.
he posts imbecilities at DnD.
We can simply decide that at some particular point, the time is "orange," everywhere on the planet. Later on it will be yellow, green, teal, blue, maroon, and so on, and eventually orange again. In my part of the world, people tend to wake up in the blue range, eat lunch around lavender and get off work at orange, but elsewhere it may be that you wake up at yellow and have dinner at purple. Neither seems to make more sense than the other, which is exactly the point. And then if we want to have a phone call, we can arrange to speak at thirty minutes past indigo, and there is no confusion about exactly when that means.
I'll just drop color time here.
Which is all well and good, mind you. I'm glad that people want to get up earlier, get a jump on the day, enjoy the summer sun, and so on. I give my blessing to all those so inclined to go ahead and get up as early as they like. What I resent is when anyone tries to force me to join in the revels by legislating the change of MY clock. Keep your hands off my clock! I have enough trouble getting up in the morning as it is.Frankly, I think if Daylight Saving Time were talked about in terms of what it actually accomplishes - "Hey, let's all get up an hour earlier every day all summer long!" - it would have a lot less popular support than it currently does.
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