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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2021 And Public Banking - What To Look For

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 03, 2021

With recent action at the federal level, interest and advocacy for public banking may gain more traction with the public as well as state legislatures across the U.S. Here [...]

Yes, Now You Know - An Open Letter To Congress

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 08, 2021

An open letter to Congress: Yes, now you know. Now you know what it is like to be under assault like the governor and legislature of the State of Michigan. [...]

Pandemic Continues To Hit Military Veterans Hard

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 23, 2020

About two months ago I wrote here about the pandemic and the heavier toll it was taking on our veterans. The casualties were often those with pre-existing conditions that were [...]

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Recent comments

"Bernie, Thanks.  Can you provide a link to the Snyder article?

Jan 10, 2021 on
Yes, Now You Know - An Open Letter To Congress

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Jan 10, 2021 on
Yes, Now You Know - An Open Letter To Congress

"Thanks to everyone for the comments.  I have sent a copy of this to our two US senators, Murray and Cantwell.  I understand a copy has already been [...]

Jan 10, 2021 on
Yes, Now You Know - An Open Letter To Congress

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Jan 01, 2021 on
Unanswered Questions From Oil Train Wreck at Custer

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The Face of the Planning Commission on January 1st