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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Open The WWU Campus In September?  What Then The Toll?

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 23, 2020

Upate: In a related development Washington State University announced today that all undergraduate classes at its Pullman campus would be online for in the fall 2020. “Given the alarming rise in [...]

Gridlock in the Making

By Dick ConoboyOn May 29, 2020

Yet another set of apartment buildings with a total of 118 studio units, called Samish View, is now proposed for the two parcels between the Elks Club and the Community Baptist [...]

City Council Resolution Supports A Washington Public Bank

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2020

The Bellingham City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of a state bank in Washington. This follows on the heels of a December presentation on the benefits of public [...]

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" Jon, Thanks.  Now I also went to the Flent site at the link you provided.  What I saw there was way beyond my capabilities as a computer [...]

Aug 08, 2020 on
State Government Skewing Internet Test to Favor Telecoms

"Jon, I go through Comcast.  I tried the speed test tool and got Ping 16, Download 201 and Upload 6.  Then I got an immediate pop up window with this: “Try [...]

Aug 08, 2020 on
State Government Skewing Internet Test to Favor Telecoms

" Ralph, Ah, now I get it!  It is multi-layered and confusing. Dick

Aug 04, 2020 on
Portland protest: confessions of a riot tourist

" Ralph, Nice report.  Given that the population of Portland is about 620,000 and blacks make up about 6% or roughly 36,000, does that explain the overwhelming number of white participants?  [...]

Aug 03, 2020 on
Portland protest: confessions of a riot tourist

"Forest, I assume you read my post of today on WWU closing for the fall term.  I doubt very much if we will see the campus open until next [...]

Jul 29, 2020 on
There Will Be No Phase 3