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Dick Conoboy

Writer • 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.

Dick Conoboy online:
http://zonemaven.blogspot.com/

Articles by Dick Conoboy

Fireworks

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 20, 2018

Officer Dante Alexander of the Bellingham Police Department has posted on NextDoor.com, “As the Fourth of July nears and we begin to plan our celebrations, please keep in mind [...]

The Traumatization of Our Police

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 17, 2018

The problem of traumatized police officers doesn’t need to take the most tragic route, the shooting of our citizens, to be dangerous. Traumatized police officers erode day-to-day contact with [...]

Legislation By Anecdote - Accessory Dwelling Units in Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 13, 2018

“It was no accident that the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2016 was “post-truth,” a condition where facts are less influential in shaping opinion than emotion and personal belief. [...]

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Recent comments

"It’s in our blood, it seems… Excerpt from the Intercept “Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of [...]

Jun 21, 2018 on
Taking children from parents for political gain

"David,  I shall take your advice and “leave you alone” 

Jun 21, 2018 on
Fireworks

"Tip, Well said.  All of what you mentioned is what leads to traumatization of both the police and the public.  Gee, Tip, we agree on something!  :-) &[...]

Jun 19, 2018 on
The Traumatization of Our Police

"Criminal child abuse.

Jun 19, 2018 on
Taking children from parents for political gain

"Tim, Yes, we need good police officers.  This bears repetition.  I looked at about a half dozen of those videos and quite frankly, I could not determine exactly [...]

Jun 19, 2018 on
The Traumatization of Our Police
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