Native Americans know their blankets. I'm not good at titles.... When told the reason for daylight savings time the Old Indian said, "Only the wt government wou

Native Americans know their blankets

When told the reason
for daylight savings
time the Old Indian
said, "Only the
wt government would
f. l believe that you could
cut a foot off the top
of a blanket, sew it to
irt the bottom, and have
a longer blanket."
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User avatar #2 - ruebezahl (11/18/2013) [-]
I have a feeling that he didn't quite understand the reason, because the reason surely wasn't "Let's make the day longer".
#10 to #2 - anon (11/19/2013) [-]
It actually was to effectively make the day longer, since farmers could get up earlier in the morning and still get work done so that the sun "was up earlier" in the morning and they could be done earlier in the day.
#9 to #2 - muffinssnuffims (11/19/2013) [-]
Ya, although to be fair that's how it was explained to the vast majority of people at the time and advertised. Apparently it's too complicated to say: "We'll get more use out of the same day."
#1 - soundofwinter ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
Considering that only around 1% of the nation consist of farmers, we should probably get rid of daylight savings time
Considering that only around 1% of the nation consist of farmers, we should probably get rid of daylight savings time
User avatar #11 to #1 - lean (11/19/2013) [-]
Its closer to 2%, and regardless of how they feel about it, why would you want to mess with farmers?
Farming directly or indirectly employs 15% of the US workforce.
Exports from farms are about 30% of US gross export income.
The reason US has such a variety and bounty of food is because of homeland farms. It is safer to eat and more plentiful than anywhere else in the world.

TLDR: farmers are the last group you would want to **** with for any reason in this country
User avatar #3 to #1 - ruebezahl (11/18/2013) [-]
Never having heard that DST was supposed to have any connection to farmers, I decided to check this, and the Wikipedia page for DST mentions five times that farmers have always opposed DST. So why would you get rid of DST if there are only 1% farmers who are opposed to it?
User avatar #5 to #3 - soundofwinter ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
I'm frankly not 100% sure what you're trying to say but DST was enacted to make times more convenient for farmers to farm. Now that we're in the satellite age it doesn't matter that much for farmers and it matters even less for the people who don't farm. Therefore it's mostly just a wasted effort.
User avatar #6 to #5 - ruebezahl (11/18/2013) [-]
What I am trying to say is that DST was not introduced for farmers, but that farmers were the most significant opponents of DST. Nowadays, their view on DST is more neutral, but when it was introduced, farmers campaigned heavily against it.

DST was introduced for people who work 9-5 in an attempt to give them a couple of sunlight hours after work.

To quote from the DST Wikipedia page:
"Farmers continued to dislike DST"
"Groups that have tended to oppose DST are farmers"
"DST can adversely affect farmers and others whose hours are set by the sun and they have traditionally opposed the practice"
"Dairy farmers are another group who complain of the change as their cows are sensitive to the timing of milking"
#7 to #6 - soundofwinter ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
Well then I was wrong. You're right, good on ya.

Learn something every day!
#8 to #7 - anon (11/18/2013) [-]
It was also about saving electricity and lamp fuels, as you wouldn't need to use either while asleep or just after waking up because your eyes are still adjusted to the dark or something like that.
However, people started using their lamps in the early morning too which negated the effect somewhat.
Arguments for/against in CGP Greys video on daylight savings time (youtube - can't link)
#19 to #3 - kompleteciller (11/19/2013) [-]
hes got a point what he is trying to say is that day light saving was made for people like farmers that needed more daylight to get there work done and pretty much relied on it and now that are culture has developed to not really need the light of the sun to determine when we wake up, work, go to bed, ect. we have are own light its kinda useless because the whole point was to make sure we where awake for most of the day or all of it some states in the u.s and many countrys dont even reconize day light saving anymore because in fact its kinda useless....
User avatar #12 - johnnygat (11/19/2013) [-]
Indians don't even like being called "Native Americans." I know this because my entire tribe and I hate being called Native Americans.
User avatar #13 to #12 - priestoftheoldones (11/19/2013) [-]
Well, I don't like being called Indian, because I didn't come from India, I came from, AMERICA.
User avatar #14 to #13 - johnnygat (11/19/2013) [-]
Anyone of any race that is born in America and is raised here makes them NATIVE to AMERICA. Native American.
User avatar #15 to #14 - priestoftheoldones (11/19/2013) [-]
I just want to be called American.
User avatar #16 to #15 - johnnygat (11/19/2013) [-]
I've heard the term "American Indian" and I like it.
User avatar #17 to #12 - calawesome (11/19/2013) [-]
johnyygat's asian.
User avatar #18 to #17 - johnnygat (11/19/2013) [-]
He's Chinese.
User avatar #4 - feelythefeel (11/18/2013) [-]
What the hell is "The Old Indian" supposed to mean? Is there literally one First Nations person just designated to being the old guy?
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