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Re: [SLE] PDT/PST Timezones?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 09:15:15 -0400
  • Message-id: <427B6DE3.2@xxxxxxxxxx>
Jerry Feldman wrote:

The only place where this does not work is in Indiana because they can't figure out what timezone they want to be in. (Parts of Indiana are in Eastern and do not adjust for DST, other parts are in Eastern and do adjust for DST, and parts are in Central and those do adjust. recently the Indiana legislature voted to use DST for the whole state, but part of the state will still; be Central while the rest will be Eastern.

http://www.timetemperature.com/tzus/indiana_time_zone.shtml

It's amazing how a country as technologically advanced as the U.S. can be so backward in so many things.

Incidentally, at one time many farmers were against DST, as they claimed the "extra hour" of sunlight would burn crops. It appears that sort of thinking still exists.

Some religious groups express similar backward ideas.

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