Subtitle: "Daylight Savings as a Rebellion Against Nature."
Join CJ as he discusses:
- Where the idea of biannual time changes & Daylight Savings Time (DST) came from historically. (Hint: As is often the case, Woodrow Wilson bears some of the blame.)
- Some of the problems, costs, and even dangers of DST
- The origin of standardized time zones (which originated more in the private sector) as a contrasting case study
- The idea of DST as a rebellion against nature
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A recent NBC News article on the controversy surrounding the time change (Note how, among opponents of the time change, the politicians favor year-round DST, while actual scientists & medical people support year-round Standard Time -- why, it's almost like politicians don't give a shit about science or human health & well-being when it goes against what they want!)
Save Standard Time (a website & organization dedicated to making Standard Time year-round for the sake of human well-being)
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