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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Medicare Part C - The “C” Is For Crap

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 27, 2022

Have you had enough? Enough mailers? Enough TV commercials? Enough emails? Enough phone calls?There is an end date, December 7th, at which time the “open season” for Medicare Part [...]

A Civilian Speaks To Veterans

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 11, 2022

Over the last several weeks, I have been thinking about Veterans Day (really Armistice Day) and, as a veteran myself, what I might write about veterans on this day. The [...]

Sefzik Public Safety Forum - Anecdotes “Я” Us

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 05, 2022

NWCitizen recently published a letter to the editor that announced the then upcoming “forum” on “Public Safety” to be hosted by state Senate candidate, Simon Sefzik. Given that I had [...]

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Recent comments

" David, Thanks for your valuable addition to my article in the form of comments.  I agree overall with your assessment, however, there are still those in Traditional Medicare [...]

Nov 28, 2022 on
Medicare Part C - The "C" Is For Crap

"Wendy, Regarding wounded warrior.  I think the concept of moral injury invoked by Denton-Borhaug is what we are speaking about here.  The term wounded warrior connotes in most [...]

Nov 13, 2022 on
A Civilian Speaks To Veterans

"Wendy, I agree except that my preference is for no guns in the hands of the populace at all.  Rewrite the 2nd Ammendment to specifically authorize state national guards [...]

Nov 13, 2022 on
The Constitution. The Second Amendment. And blah, blah, blah, blah...

"Michael, Thanks for looking out for us.  I did a bit from the inside just after Carter pardoned the “draft” evaders.  I was a year from resigning my [...]

Nov 12, 2022 on
A Civilian Speaks To Veterans

" Thanks.  Yours is the experience of most veterans, especially young ones - with youthful naivete only to be recognized after getting older.  Jobs that are sometimes boring, [...]

Nov 11, 2022 on
A Civilian Speaks To Veterans