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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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DEROS + 50 Years

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 12, 2019

Date of Expected Return from OverSeas. DEROS is a military acronym. If, as a soldier, you had one or more hostile-fire tours overseas, those dates are seared into your brain. [...]

California Adopts Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 03, 2019

Hooray for California! Hooray for public banking! North Dakota did its ground-breaking work by establishing a public bank 100 years ago. California, usually leading the pack in progressive pursuits, comes in [...]

Mayoral Candidate Barker Has Some Explaining To Do

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 23, 2019

What does candidate April Barker have in common with the following other far-right candidates from Whatcom County? Ben Elenbaas - County Council Kathy Kershner - County Council Tony Larson - [...]

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Recent comments

"I wholeheartedly support Seth. But if we are not also talking about limits of growth NOW, then all this zoning stuff is meaningless.  What conversation about growth will we [...]

Oct 16, 2019 on
Seth Fleetwood for Mayor

"Thanks for responding, Chris.  As I had no animosity towards those protesting at the Seeger concert, I have no animosity towards those who express conciensious objection to war.  [...]

Oct 14, 2019 on
DEROS + 50 Years

"Dianne - Although the county council needs a videographer,  it is not clear they are looking for one.  I would ask perhaps that Gary investigate the lack of [...]

Oct 05, 2019 on
Whatcom County Council Briefed On Public Banking By State Senator Bob Hasegawa

"April Barker responds to Dena Jensen on Noisy Waters.  Read the email at the link from April and Dena’s response to April’s always creative bobbing and dodging.&[...]

Sep 24, 2019 on
Mayoral Candidate Barker Has Some Explaining To Do

"The Bank of North Dakota had a return on investment last year of 18%! Yes that is EIGHTEEN PERCENT! Ask your elected officials what the ROI was on their jurisdiction’s [...]

Aug 25, 2019 on
Public Banking And Washington state - 100 Years Behind The Times