Why do we still have DST? what are your thoughts?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Either way the clock moves it generally is not a healthy effect on my body and mind. When I travel I typically stay on eastern time in my sleep pattern and my auto clock.  Of course you don't really have an option not to change your smart watch and phone.  

Although DST was for farming originally it also affects the economy greatly in the United States today. And while there are many who talk about the loss in productivity when time changes in the spring, there is so much more to it..

 

A study was done in two cities that respectively do and don't change to DST in spring... while the city that did had a .9% increase in spending the 30 days that followed the corresponding decline in consumer spending towers the increase falling between 2.2% and 4.9% at different places across the country.    It's really time to stop all this nonsense and just leave it alone. 

Write your elected officials.  Perhaps if the 300 million people affected by this wrote they would get the idea and change it.  Now I gotta get some sleep.  My brain thinks it's my bed time.

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Lynnea Miller
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Hi Tammy Lankford, .  I had this same discussion with my husband today.  Why do we do this to ourselves twice a year?  Stick with one time or another and don't make us go through this craziness!

Nov 04, 2018 08:39 PM #1
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Tammy,

Amen!! Thank you for digging out the data to prove that this helps nothing at all. Most European countries are thinking of doing away with it next year. I hope they do. Yeah for Arizona & Hawai'i for being smart all along.

Nov 04, 2018 08:44 PM #2
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Leif Price
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It can also get you more confused as to the real time. Hoping that this thinking is dissolved as to reset our body clocks the right way.

Nov 04, 2018 10:50 PM #3
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Nina Hollander
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I've said "forever," Tammy, that we should get rid of it. I tend to rant and rave about this every spring when we change the clocks ahead.

Nov 05, 2018 02:39 AM #4
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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What timing! I just wrote a comment on another post about my belief that this change-the-clocks nonsense needs to stop. Good idea about writing to elected officials. I'm going to do that.

Nov 05, 2018 03:59 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Tammy. I am not a fan of DST either. It needs to go. Enjoy your day!

Nov 05, 2018 04:40 AM #6
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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Good morning Tammy,

As government officials have not figured out to make the move benefit or make us pay them it will remain in the dark!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 05, 2018 04:43 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Tammy. I am so with you on this one. I just don't get it and every time I have to change the time at home or at the shop I inevitably break something. 

Nov 05, 2018 07:22 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I'm one of those who hates having sundown at 4:30 pm, and so many hours of darkness in the evening.  I'd be content to do away with standard time, and live in DST year round.

Nov 05, 2018 08:44 AM #9
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Lisa Von Domek
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Tammy Lankford,    It's well past time that we dump this antiquated system and leave the clocks alone!  I agree with  Myrl Jeffcoat I hate having it dark so early in the evening now.

Nov 05, 2018 09:28 AM #10
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't mind being out in the dark in the evenings.  I'm simply tired of the adjustment.  But I guess with the part of the population that likes the light evenings in spring we'll keep on keeping on changing them.

Nov 05, 2018 02:47 PM #11
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Lisa Von Domek
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Let's just all refuse to change our clocks Tammy Lankford, Revolt! 

Nov 06, 2018 07:23 PM #12
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Debbie Reynolds
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I wish we would stay on one time and that time for me should be DST.

Nov 06, 2018 08:18 PM #13
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I Agree, Tammy.... just leave it alone!

Nov 07, 2018 12:46 PM #14
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Tammy, This was on the CA November ballot.  It passed.  No reason to change time in my mind. 

The issue will still need a two-thirds vote from the California Legislature and a change in federal law to go into effect. 

Nov 13, 2018 08:55 AM #15
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OMG, I've always hated falling back in time and can't WAIT for our side of the country to wise-up and get rid of it! I had no idea about the stats but, I totally believe the data, Tammy. 

Nov 19, 2018 11:51 AM #16
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