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  1. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 1 year ago

    @The Brown Starfish: that is the correct signal for a made three point attempt. The ref holds up three fingers and extends his right arm when the shot goes up and raises both arms if it goes in.

  2. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 2 years ago

    @chiphilton – in the second panel Gil is on the left because the view has changed from frontal to from behind.

  3. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 3 years ago

    “Immobilizer” stupid autocorrect

  4. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 3 years ago

    @TheBillyGoat- it isn’t beyond reason that they waited to cast a broken wrist. If the swelling is bad, one might use an mobilizer first, and cast after the swelling goes down.

  5. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp about 4 years ago

    Girls volleyball is usually played in the fall in the NCAA and many high schools.

  6. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 4 years ago

    I sometimes have a hard time putting on cuff links with two hands. It must be a bear to put one on with only one hand.

  7. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 4 years ago

    It may be hard to believe @Cliff1911, but golf sends more amature athletes to the ER than any other sport. There are many reasons, like the overall physical condition of many that play the game to ankle, knee, and back injuries that result from the way you wind up your body and then rapidly unwind it while driving the ball. Personally, i dont classify golf as a sport, but a leisure time activity that requires skill. Like bowling or darts or archery.

  8. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 5 years ago

    Fanofgil-I dont know where you get your information, or where you are from, but according to trs.illinois.gov, for FY 1991-2010, teachers contribute 22% of the pension fund. The rest comes from the state (that is, taxpayers), employers (the district, again taxpayers), and investments. Employer contributions and matching funds to 401k plans are going the way of the dodo. The trend in the private sector is to match only a percentage, if at all. Your strawman argument about teachers paying private sector retirement funds makes absolutely no sense at all.

  9. bobshowap commented on Gil Thorp over 5 years ago

    Teacher salaries vary a lot by district. In our district a full time teacher with 5 years of experience makes about $50000 a year. They are obligated to teach five periods and have one planning period. Taxpayers pay 70% of their pensions. Teachers with 20 years are averaging $90,000. Assume that during the school year they work 10 hours a day, 5 in the class and 5 out. Our school year is 36 weeks. That means that workaholic, unappreciated, 20 year teacher averages about $50 an hour if they put in five hours a day outside of class. Can’t see any of them leaving soon for the private sector, where their employer expects them to work 48 weeks a year at ten hours a day, and pension is social security, which is 6% of their income and probably wont be there when they retire.