Waiting for Another Time Zone Change

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By Mike Grant A proposal to change time zones for several southern Indiana counties is quietly moving forward. Read more
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Danny Matteson

Hutsonville, IL

#1 Sep 22, 2006
I hate this *@#%@@$*@# retarded time change.
People liked Indiana because we didn't f--- with our clocks two times a year. I don't beleive in DST. A few people bawled thier eyes out cryin things like "I wanna screw my clocks two times a year like IL." Why not shut the he** up and move.
Mitch Daniels'#1 top priotity was time change, If I were elected govener, I would concentrate on things like poverty, the poor,health care, things of importance. I don't beleive in this retarded time change, my time was NOT broke. I had lived with no dst for abt 37 years, the first 4 or 5 years, I guess we had it (hearing others say we did). But when I was that age I didn't know how to tell time, if I know what a clock was. I didn't do the same thing at the same time every single day as a routine, like now.
I have heard others say they aren't voting for him, nobody wants him to stay.
Come Oct.29,2006 when we change our clocks back to , as I call it "real time", we aren't changing back, I have lost two hours per day since this change, now who's gonna give that time back to me, it can't be done. So I'll take $100.00 per hour instead, and make that cash, I don't want to fool with checks.
Mitch didn't use his head, at least 3/4 of the people said they didn't want it. I e-mailed Torr on this before it went into effect and I receive an e-mail from him saying "I'm totally against it". At that last session who changed thier vote from "NO" to "YES". You got it, the person totally against it changed his vote from no, to yes for dst.
oldthinker

Carmel, IN

#2 Sep 22, 2006
I don't claim to comprehend all the business logic behind the time change but it seems to have messed my biological clock up. I have been off schedule all summer. Fortunately I am retired, so I just sleep later and go to bed later. If I was still working a steady job, I am sure I would be tired all the time.

I want someone to tell me just exactly how this time change has profited the state. I'll be listening.
George Tableau

Attica, MI

#3 Sep 25, 2006
We've been setting our clocks back an hour in Northwest Indiana forever and we are just fine with it so I think everyone else should probably just get over it before George goes crazy.
oldthinker

Carmel, IN

#4 Sep 26, 2006
George Tableau wrote:
We've been setting our clocks back an hour in Northwest Indiana forever and we are just fine with it so I think everyone else should probably just get over it before George goes crazy.
I liked your comment. Sometimes life is what we choose to make it.
kb9kbu

Bloomington, IN

#5 Jul 31, 2007
oldthinker wrote:
I don't claim to comprehend all the business logic behind the time change but it seems to have messed my biological clock up. I have been off schedule all summer. Fortunately I am retired, so I just sleep later and go to bed later. If I was still working a steady job, I am sure I would be tired all the time.
I want someone to tell me just exactly how this time change has profited the state. I'll be listening.
It screwed by biological clock up too, being disabled, I don't have to be at work at a certain time. I went back to the regular (REAL) time. See, I go to bed an hour later than you, but...... I get to sleep an hour (or get up) an hour later than you!
Being on "real" time beats being on "mitch's" time.
BE ME

Bloomington, IN

#6 Aug 11, 2007
George Tableau wrote:
We've been setting our clocks back an hour in Northwest Indiana forever and we are just fine with it so I think everyone else should probably just get over it before George goes crazy.
IM NOT TALKING ABOUT NW & SW IN. ARE PEOPLE TOO DUMB TO START WORK AN HOUR EARLIER ????? WWHEN YOUR DISABABLED AND DO THE SAME THINGS AT THE SAME TIME EVERYDAY, YOU REALIZE IT. I LAYED IN BED AWAKE THAT HOUR, DIDN'T WANT TO GET UP IN THE MORNING. IM ALSO ON MEDS. FOR SEZIURES THAT CAUSE DROWSINESS. PEOPLE HAVE SEEN MY ROUTINE. NOT BEING ABLE TO RISE A BIKE, WALK UP THE STREET. THEY SAID IF THEY HAD TO LIVE THAT WAY, THAT THEY'D GO NUTS, AND AT TIMES I ALMOST DO. I LOST A FRIEND A YEAR AGO AND THE PAIN IS STILL THERE. IT SEEMS THAT THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD CARE THE MOST DON'T. I THANK THE GOOD LORD FOR OTHERS THAT DO. I FELT LIKE AN UNCLE TO HER, CALLED HER MY "LITTLE BUDDY". PARDON ME FOR BEING IN POOR HEALTH WITH EPILEPSY,SCOLISIS,POOR EYESIGHT,BUMB KNEES. I'M SORRY AS ALL GET OUT THAT I'M NOT IN PERFECT HEALTH. SOME DAY WHEN MY NAME IS CALLED, I'LL BE SEZIURE FREE, 20/20 BOTH EYES,GOOD HEARING, NO JOINT & BONE PROBLEMS AND WE ALL STAY ONE TIME YEAR ROUND .... GOD'S TIME.
kb9kbu

Ellettsville, IN

#7 Jun 8, 2008
George Tableau wrote:
We've been setting our clocks back an hour in Northwest Indiana forever and we are just fine with it so I think everyone else should probably just get over it before George goes crazy.
Okay,you grew up turning clocks back & forth, I didn't. I made a promise that if that thing went through, I was never buying another watch. I'm not turning six clocks back & forth two times a year. Oh, Rep. Troy Woodruff told me he was totally against the time change, he changed his vote from no to yes at the last minute.
You also have to consider this thing is for the working man who's too stupid to start work an hour earlier. People like me who are disabled, unable to work and do about the same thing at about the same time everyday, we cant turn our biologocal clocks back & forth.
kb9kbu

Ellettsville, IN

#8 Jun 8, 2008
George Tableau wrote:
We've been setting our clocks back an hour in Northwest Indiana forever and we are just fine with it so I think everyone else should probably just get over it before George goes crazy.
Central Indiana, hasn't. Just those two small portions of the state.
Don't worry, I leave my clocks alone, unless you wabt to come here and change the time 2 times a year. Thouth you didn't want to lol.
kb9kbu

Ellettsville, IN

#9 Jun 8, 2008
Thouth = Thought. Excuse the typing, the meds. play a number on bones & joints.
Dan

Ellettsville, IN

#10 Sep 23, 2008
George Tableau wrote:
We've been setting our clocks back an hour in Northwest Indiana forever and we are just fine with it so I think everyone else should probably just get over it before George goes crazy.
It sure is different when you mess with clocks all your life, I went 40 years without messing with them, and not gonna. If I wanted to be on the same time as New York, I'd move there.
I tried the change,with 6 meds. a day, I can't go losing that hour of sleep. I'm in poor health. Goody for you healthy people.
kat

Barnesville, OH

#11 Sep 24, 2008
If God intended us to change twice a year he'd have adjusted the sun accordingly.....~ lol

I think its stupid too....unnatural.
Ditch Mitch!
MIKE

Nicholasville, KY

#12 Dec 6, 2011
TRUE
Crazy thinkin

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Dec 6, 2011
Boy this is an old thread but the subject still pops up often. Hoosiers do dislike the changing of the clocks.
Scientific study has shown that being off kilter with natural (sun) time is detrimental to emotional stability and physical well being. The Circadian clock struggles with the changes especially in those who have health and medicine issues. Our bodies are prompted by sunrise and sunset, probably by the overhead sun too. What the clock on the wall shows doesn't make much difference to it. Setting the clocks back or forward plays havoc with those in nursing homes and facilities as their bodies are being guided by "sun" time. Golfers benefitted from the late sunset but not many others. Makes me think the Gov doesn't care for the old, infirm, poor, etc....

Read a quote by Native Americans the other day.....
Only the government would think you can cut 12" from the top of a blanket, then sew it on the bottom to make the blanket longer.
ohhhh

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Dec 7, 2011
Crazy thinkin wrote:
Golfers benefitted from the late sunset but not many others.
Not all of them benefited, I am thinking of one course in particular that still has the same closing time regardless of the light outside.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#15 Dec 7, 2011
A farmer remarked to me that his chickens didn't give a tinker's damn what time the house clock read, when the sun began to come up they were ready to eat. Same thing applied at night. No amount of adjusting the clock is gonna change that.
dimwit

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Dec 7, 2011
Danny Matteson wrote:
I hate this *@#%@@$*@# retarded time change.
People liked Indiana because we didn't f--- with our clocks two times a year. I don't beleive in DST. A few people bawled thier eyes out cryin things like "I wanna screw my clocks two times a year like IL." Why not shut the he** up and move.
Mitch Daniels'#1 top priotity was time change, If I were elected govener, I would concentrate on things like poverty, the poor,health care, things of importance. I don't beleive in this retarded time change, my time was NOT broke. I had lived with no dst for abt 37 years, the first 4 or 5 years, I guess we had it (hearing others say we did). But when I was that age I didn't know how to tell time, if I know what a clock was. I didn't do the same thing at the same time every single day as a routine, like now.
I have heard others say they aren't voting for him, nobody wants him to stay.
Come Oct.29,2006 when we change our clocks back to , as I call it "real time", we aren't changing back, I have lost two hours per day since this change, now who's gonna give that time back to me, it can't be done. So I'll take $100.00 per hour instead, and make that cash, I don't want to fool with checks.
Mitch didn't use his head, at least 3/4 of the people said they didn't want it. I e-mailed Torr on this before it went into effect and I receive an e-mail from him saying "I'm totally against it". At that last session who changed thier vote from "NO" to "YES". You got it, the person totally against it changed his vote from no, to yes for dst.
Actually, Mitch's #1 priority was balancing Indiana's budget, which he did (even in a difficult economy when most States were going the other way).
cornfed

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Dec 7, 2011
Mertle wrote:
A farmer remarked to me that his chickens didn't give a tinker's damn what time the house clock read, when the sun began to come up they were ready to eat. Same thing applied at night. No amount of adjusting the clock is gonna change that.
what's your point? If the farmer is confused, couldn't he just leave his clock alone. Why does he care what time the clock says? Doesn't his work depend on where the sun is in the sky anyway? I'm not trying to be a smartass. I just don't get it. How does daylight savings hurt the farmer? Please give me a specific example of how daylight savings makes things more difficult for the farmer.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#18 Dec 7, 2011
It's pretty simple... Today's farmer doesn't usually just work the farm, he drives a bus or works construction or factory so he depends on a set schedule like anyone else. He has appointments to keep and so on. In Autumn when the clocks fall backward, his livestock's inner clock is saying no. If he usually feeds, milks, etc at 6:00 PM but now the clock says 5:00 PM, and he is maybe still at work or on the way home. The livestock schedule is thrown off by an hour and it doesn't match the sun time either which confuses the animal's inner clock.
Chickens are sensitive to changes like this, and can cut down on egg production or stop altogether. There has been quite a bit of study done on how being out of sync with the sun affects all living creatures.
cornfed wrote:
<quoted text> what's your point? If the farmer is confused, couldn't he just leave his clock alone. Why does he care what time the clock says? Doesn't his work depend on where the sun is in the sky anyway? I'm not trying to be a smartass. I just don't get it. How does daylight savings hurt the farmer? Please give me a specific example of how daylight savings makes things more difficult for the farmer.
cornfed

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Dec 7, 2011
Mertle wrote:
It's pretty simple... Today's farmer doesn't usually just work the farm, he drives a bus or works construction or factory so he depends on a set schedule like anyone else. He has appointments to keep and so on. In Autumn when the clocks fall backward, his livestock's inner clock is saying no. If he usually feeds, milks, etc at 6:00 PM but now the clock says 5:00 PM, and he is maybe still at work or on the way home. The livestock schedule is thrown off by an hour and it doesn't match the sun time either which confuses the animal's inner clock.
Chickens are sensitive to changes like this, and can cut down on egg production or stop altogether. There has been quite a bit of study done on how being out of sync with the sun affects all living creatures.
<quoted text>
I'm trying, but I seriously just don't get it. When the clock "falls back" in Autumn, we are just going to the time we would have been on anyway. Can you be more specific about times and what he is doing at those times ... maybe walk me through a day in the life of a farmer (one day in June when we are on DLS, and then another day in November when we are not on DLS). I know people will think I'm being a smartass, but I'm not trying to be. I'm just trying to understand it from the farmer's point of view. Thanks.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#20 Dec 7, 2011
Animals inner clock does not adjust to the "fall back, spring forward" theory. They don't reason time. The timing of medication for humans doesn't change either and requires some adjustment time. Substitute your day for the farmer and see how the change of the clock affects your schedule. Feeding a small baby for instance, feed him at midnight then set the clock back 1 hour, see if his next feeding is 4:00 as usual or at 3:00.

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