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Dick Conoboy

Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

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Public Banking Before It Is Too Late

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 09, 2018

“Local governments have been in bondage to Wall Street ever since the19th century despite multiple efforts to rein them in. Regulation has not worked. To break free, we need [...]

The Last Ten Years And Us

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 18, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary! Understanding this article, Lehman 10th Anniversary Spin as a Teachable Moment, by economist Michael Hudson, will go along way to understanding why the efforts of our city [...]

Veterans Services at Western Washington University

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 28, 2018

Western Washington University (WWU) has been supporting veterans for years, but recently that support has grown with the Veteran Services Office (VSO). What started as one person processing VA benefits [...]

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Recent comments

" Excerpt:“The road to financial independence can be long, but that doesn’t discourage the cities, counties, and states leading the movement to create public banks in the United [...]

Oct 18, 2018 on
Public Banking Before It Is Too Late

"Just received this in an email from John Repp of the Seattle Public Banking group: Dear public banking advocates, It is time for a report on what has been happening [...]

Oct 12, 2018 on
Public Banking Before It Is Too Late

"Jon, Glad to hear that you had a conversation with our newest council member and that she is concerned with the digital divide.  The proof is in the voting [...]

Oct 03, 2018 on
Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council

"This process unjustly confers the power of incumbency which is gifted in this case by only 6 members of the community, the city council.  That is why you saw nearly 2 [...]

Oct 02, 2018 on
Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council

"Thanks, Tim.  I believe that your prediction will prove true.

Aug 27, 2018 on
Kumbaya Between Sunnyland/Twin Sisters Brewing Company Done As Music Is Shut Down
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