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Re: [SLE] PDT/PST Timezones?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 10:28:37 -0400
  • Message-id: <427B7F15.2040303@xxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
James,

On Friday 06 May 2005 06:15, James Knott wrote:

...

Incidentally, at one time many farmers were against DST, as they
claimed the "extra hour" of sunlight would burn crops. ...


I challenge you to produce documentation of such a claim ever having been made during the debate over daylight savings time.

<http://www.ojaivalleynews.com/issues2003/04-April2003/04-11-03/04-11-03editorials.html>

" Our first bout with Daylight Stolen Time was during World War I, and it was quickly repealed after war's end. One Wisconsin legislator actually got on the floor of Congress and, in his testimony, pronounced against DST on the grounds that the extra hour of sunlight would burn the crops. Perhaps, in a delusion common to this nation's lawmakers, he actually thought that ordering the duration of the day was among the prerogatives of office. More power to him, then, that he chose to refuse to wield that authority."


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