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More than 93 per cent of British Columbians who responded to a government survey want to do away with changing their clocks twice a year and make daylight time permanent

Greater than 93 per cent of British Columbians who responded to a authorities survey wish to cast off altering their clocks twice a 12 months and make daylight time everlasting

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  1. Ask Americans. I think we’ll say the same.

  2. Where I live in Fort St John, BC we already do away with daylight savings times. Theres a few other places too.

  3. I think it should always be midnight, whatever the time of day, except mondays

  4. I kept re-reading this trying to think of how there’s a large enough population of Brits who moved to Columbia to survey before it finally hit me.

  5. “CAN WE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE CLOCKS AND FIX THE HOUSING” – More than 93% of British Columbians

  6. As a Queenslander in Australia, stop playing with your clocks and just use your actual time zone.

    Then start a conversation about starting work earlier, rather than chanings what the time is.

  7. I hate DST (edit: changing the times, I don’t care which one we leave it at) and I wish the US would abolish it. Fucks me and my kids and dog and everyone’s schedule up like twice a year. I hate it. Pick one and stick with it

  8. Saskatchewan doesn’t have DLST, no planes have fallen from the sky yet and the sun still rises every morning

  9. Ok, I can get behind eliminating DST. DST is a terrible idea.

    And I can see the lure of wanting to move to daylight time permanently.

    But does that really make any sense? What if everybody moves to daylight time permanently? Have we really done anything other than shift all the time zones around the world by one? Couldn’t we just decide we’d like to start our days at 8 instead of 9?

  10. Jon H Ryan for president 2020!

  11. One way or the other – I’m with you. I don’t give a fuck it it’s one hour back or front – just pick one of the damn things and stay with it.

  12. Move to Saskatchewan. No daylight saving time changes here!

  13. [Soon for California.](https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB7) If CA can do it, a lot of other states/provinces may follow suit.

    The people passed an California constitutional amendment giving the power to set the time zone to the legislature. We are now waiting for the bill to pass. Once that bill passes, the federal government has to approve (because we want to switch to Mountain time (a.k.a. permanent PDT)).

  14. Moving from CA to AZ, no daylight savings time was something I was looking forward too. So nice not changing the clock.

  15. I grew up in Arizona where there is no daylight savings time. When you move to a place that has it you realize just how awful it is. It’s awful people…. stop this crazy shit

  16. Why do we need to delude ourselves that we can change when the sun is highest in the sky? Noon should be solar noon

  17. I feel like I may be the only person who actually likes DST. I don’t know, it just makes me feel like we’re FINALLY in autumn/spring. It’s a welcome change. (Also gives me a reason to be late to work once a year).

  18. Then show some leadership (balls) then and abolish it in BC. Let the Western America states catch up to us.

  19. Important to note that a significant proportion of British Columbians are formerly from Saskatchewan, so they know what they’re talking about.

  20. Should just set them back half an hour and split the difference.

  21. Sounds like all the people in this comment thread should watch [My Cousin Oskaar](https://youtu.be/q5q77MQzU2Q) from Iceland

  22. Isn’t this survey kinda skewed since the most people that would respond to this survey anyway are the ones who either hate changing their clock or really like it (and who loves changing clocks)? It does have a certain purpose though and I personally do like one extra hour of light during summer evenings. It is such a minor inconvenience for many and modern technology lets the clocks adjust automatically. One can even receive a warning throur ones smartphone. I’m curious to see the results of this survey when it’s done on 1000 randomly selected people and then again on another 1000 randomly selected people after they are well informed about the benefits and downsides.

  23. Either join the adjoining time zone or not. Standardize Standard Time, not Daylight-Saving Time.

  24. I hate this hour changing practice. It’s completely ridiculous in this modern world and I think it works against us.

  25. I spent literally a full minute pondering why there would be a significant number of British people in Colombia before it dawned on me that I am, in fact, an idiot.

  26. Why not just make standard time permanent and change the schedule?

    The only clock-related thing that happens all day which isn’t entirely arbitrary is noon. So make 12:00 happen at noon, and then set everything else however you like it.

  27. You can’t make DST permanent it is noon when the sun is over head. @@@@

  28. I read British Columbians the same way you would read Irish Americans.

    People in Columbia of British decent want to end time changes. Wow that is a very specific demographic for a poll.

  29. No one likes it getting dark at 5 pm. The extra hour in the afternoon would be nice in winter.

    Edit: because some of you can’t put 2 and 2 together.

  30. Nov 3, 2019 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

    >Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour

    https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa

    Nov 5, 2019 – Election Day in the United States

    >Election Day..is statutorily set as “the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November” or “the first Tuesday after November 1”.[1] The earliest possible date is November 2, and the latest possible date is November 8.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_Day_(United_States)

    Circadian Rhythm

    >Often referred to as the “body clock,” the circadian rhythm is the 24-hour cycle that tells our bodies when to sleep, rise, and eat—regulating many physiological processes. This internal body clock is affected by environmental cues, like sunlight and temperature, and determines whether one feels wide-awake and energized or tired and depleted at different times of the day. When circadian rhythms are disrupted, sleeping and eating patterns can run amok. A growing body of research is examining the adverse health effects of a disrupted circadian rhythm,

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/circadian-rhythm

  31. Jon A. Ryan and the Jeffersons would agree!

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