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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.

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Prohibit Vacation Rentals - Now!

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 23, 2018

Many supporters of vacation rentals, especially those who came forward at the 18 June council hearing,* spoke to their personal experiences as vacation rental owners. First, it boggles one’s mind [...]


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 [...]

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"We continue to press forward foolishly in the privatization of the public sphere in areas such as banking, affordable housing, policing, intelligence and the military.    This is [...]

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AT&T FirstNet (The Stasi Information Super Highway?)

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Public Works Doesn't Care What You Say

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"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
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