Day Light Savings time changes on March 11

DAve dave.list at
Tue Feb 27 14:06:15 UTC 2007

Christian Baer wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:18:39 -0800 Bill Campbell wrote:
>>> Or am I missing the issue here?
>> I think the issue is how localtime displays dates.
>> This whole ``problem'' is a typical example of brainless
>> politicians (but I repeat myself) doing things that cause far
>> more problems then they ostensibly solve.
> This is geting a little OT here, but could someone explain this to me
> please?

For as long as I have been voting Indiana has proposed switching to 
daylight savings time because it would "save money" and create new jobs. 
Every year it got defeated, every year Hoosiers spent countless dollars 
debating the issue, every year Hoosiers told the legislature no.

They finally changed it last year, after an extensive campaign which 
claimed Indiana lost billions of dollars and thousands of jobs a year 
because we did not have DST. Of course after much prodding, no one could 
manage to justify those numbers or explain where they came from.

It must have worked, because we have considerable increase in traffic 
caused by the money trucks rolling through town and the bus loads of new 
workers arriving to fill the waiting jobs ;^)

Personally, I think someone just wanted on extra hour on the tee during 
the week after work.


Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.

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