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Summer and winter...time Does your country "play" with summer and winter time? How do you think, is it really good for the economy and people? Thank you :-)
Mar 27, 2018 12:01 AM
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I can't stand daylight savings time myself. I frankly never even knew it existed outside the US (I could have but didn't think about it) until a few years ago, because I assumed nobody in the world would go long with something as nonsensical and weird as this, other than Americans, who I believe dreamed it up. I heard it started in the 1930s era depression of the US so the farmers had an extra hour of sunlight to bring their crops in.(But then I guess it was an hour darker in the morning when they started). Then I heard we exported it to the rest of the world after 1945 and everyone said, "Hey, that's a great idea!" It's totally baffling. We had to hang on to that ridiculous measurement system too, of feet and inches and fractions of inches, and miles per hour, and Fahrenheit, so that a fairly cold day is 58 degrees. But, the rest of the world said "no thanks" to those ideas (except the scientific fields, like Medicine in the US uses the metric system). It's just a dumb American export.

March 27, 2018
My country plays with summer/winter time as well, honestly I don't think that adds any thing to the economy, especially in the capital and industrial cities. They had better to foster public services like transporation, police patrol  and enlighting the routes to protect cetizens in the early dark hours of the day instead of confusing us with changing the time. So for me that doesn't make any sense.
March 28, 2018
SHL, thank you for this full answer and historical excursion :) I never knew about using it for agricultural things. It was a very interesting information for me.
March 28, 2018
English whore, traitor, slut 
March 27, 2018
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