JavaScript Date object time zone, how to set??

When I do:

    var d = new Date();
    console.log(d); // This displays Thu Jun 25 2015 18:41:07 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) 

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The above displays everything correctly, i.e., the date and time, and even the time zone. Yet when I do:

    var d2 = new Date("2015-06-25"); // Note, this is the SAME date as the above
    console.log(d2); // This displays Wed Jun 24 2015 17:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

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In the second code snippet, why the heck did the date go back one day??

This is messed up! Whoever designed JavaScript this way should be shot in the head! It is clear in the first code snippet that JavaScript knew how to pick up my local time zone. But it can't do that in the second?? All I want is for the Date object to give me the day I asked for, even if it sets the time at 00:00:00. But to give me the previous day is just nuts.

Can someone please tell me how to make these JavaScript dates more predictable??
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You can start with the part where the numbers for the different date parts in Javascript are 0 based, not 1 based.   If you had put in a complete text date, it would have worked.

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elepilAuthor Commented:
Dave, thanks for responding.

You know, I was actually looking for a way to set the time zone, and you nailed it. I was experimenting and learned that I could do:

var d = new Date("2015-06-01 GMT-0700"), and it would work like a charm without any glitches. Thanks for your help.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome.  I'm pretty sure that putting 'GMT' in there fixed it for you.  If you just had numbers, it seems that javascript takes it to mean something a little different.  I'm sure they were solving a different problem in 1995 when they first invented javascript.
elepilAuthor Commented:
There's an inconsistency though, and it was glaringly obvious. When I do a new Date(), it knows which time zone. But when I new a new Date("2015-06-25"), all of a sudden it gets confused? Anyway, as long as I can get it to work consistently, that's all that matters.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you read thru the link above, you can see that there are several formats.  Date("2015-06-25") does not actually fit any of them.  And if you try Date("2015-06-25 01:01:01") it gives an error.
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