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the case for an entirely new calander

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why the gregorian calander is so last year

If Richard Henry had his way, we wouldn’t be celebrating the New Year quite yet. The Johns Hopkins University physics and astronomy professor along with his colleague Steve Hanke, an economics professor, have come up with a calendar they believe would simplify scheduling and accountancy once and for all. In the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar, every date would fall on the same day of the week every year. The pair want their calendar adopted worldwide by January 1, 2017 — the next time that New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday. Their goal is to do away with scheduling problems and financial reporting errors that result from using a calendar system, where quarters and months are different lengths and dates jump to a different day every year.
 http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20151222-the-case-for-an-entirely-new-calendar

 

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Thank God we have lobbyists today just as we had when the Julian calendar was scrapped for the Gregorian one.

The Gregorian Calendar's predecessor, the Julian Calendar (*), was replaced because it did not properly reflect the actual time it takes the Earth to circle once around the Sun, known as a tropical year or solar year.

To get the calendar back in tune with astronomical reality, a number of days were dropped in the new calendar, creating irregular months with only 18 days and odd dates like February 30.

The Gregorian Calendar was first introduced in 1582 in some European countries. However, many countries used the Julian Calendar much longer. Turkey was the last country to officially switch to the new system on January 1, 1927.

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/julian-gregorian-switch.html

It's interesting that this switch takes place some 60 years after Magellan circles the "globe" and now we're supposedly on the same earth-sun cycle 400+ years later yet it's inconvenient for accountants?

Conclusion: It's all BS century after century.

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I've always thought we should also return to a new year that begins in the spring, and do away with daylight savings time.

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58 minutes ago, Challenger said:

I've always thought we should also return to a new year that begins in the spring, and do away with daylight savings time.

But then all the sacrifices done on the winter solstice wouldnt help bring in the new year!!

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7 minutes ago, yaknow said:

But then all the sacrifices done on the winter solstice wouldnt help bring in the new year!!

:rd107ki:

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4 hours ago, Challenger said:

I've always thought we should also return to a new year that begins in the spring, and do away with daylight savings time.

Daylight savings time is ridiculous. The sun still rises and sets without a clock!

Which came first, the sun or the sundial? Maybe we can opt out like Arizona.

Elected officials in 10 states have proposed legislation that would opt their states out of daylight saving time including Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/23/sun-setting-on-daylight-saving-time-states-consider-alternative-to-clock.html?cmpid=edpick&google_editors_picks=true

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