Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist and 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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Dead Or Alive?  Schrödinger’s Public Banking Bill

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 18, 2021

Physicist Erwin Schrödinger devised a thought experiment described here:Schrödinger's cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If [...]

State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill - Update on House Actions

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 28, 2021

{ Udpate 4/10/2021: E2SSB 5188 the public cooperative (banking bill), now in the Rules Committee, can use a push by a legislator by requesting that it be brought out of Rules and [...]

State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill Moves To The House

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 07, 2021

After a decade long effort on the part of State Senator Bob Hasegawa, a bill for a Washington State public bank (cooperative) has been passed by the Senate and moved [...]

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Recent comments

"My sources tell me that the bill is number 15 on the list for today unless something intervenes or another bill’s discussion takes up too much time.

Apr 11, 2021 on
State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill - Update on House Actions

"Satpal, Thanks for the news.  It is nice to hear that you heard directly from Alex on this.

Apr 11, 2021 on
State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill - Update on House Actions

" We should all send an email to Rep Ramel as I suggested.  It certainly cannot hurt the cause and it may well provoke action on the bill. 

Apr 11, 2021 on
State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill - Update on House Actions

" Todd,  I see no indication that the bill has moved to the floor.  Can you be more precise.  No action on the bill is indicated after 7 [...]

Apr 11, 2021 on
State Public Banking (Cooperative) Bill - Update on House Actions

"Gaythia, Nice to hear from you.  Hope you are safe and healthy in Colorado as much as that is possible with the the pandemic  and these reprehensible shootings [...]

Mar 26, 2021 on
COB: Go Ahead, Discuss All You Want…