On Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:40:44 -0400, Peter Flass
>> It is untrue that daylight saving time was invented for farmers. Farmers
>> work by the sun. Fields and livestock don't know or care what time it
>> is, and daylight saving time causes stores to close an hour earlier in
>> summer, which inconveniences farmers.
>I believe, as someone here said a while ago, that the idea was to
>provide people with more daylight after work to cultivate their "victory
>gardens." This at least makes sense.
As opposed to cultivating them before work, when it's not so hot.
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than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."
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