So apparently Obama finally released his birth cert:
Closer look from CBC News:
Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. Click for different, larger version.
I guess all those birther conspiracy nuts have been shown their folly!
BUT WAIT! UPDATES!!!
Uh oh! On a tip from wits0, it may be a forgery!
Free Republic: I thought there was something wrong with my computer when I tried to import the .gov’s PDF file into Photoshop. But now that I see what you got when you put it in Word, it’s the same thing that Photoshop does to it when I import it! It’s DEFINITELY a Layered image that has been cobbled together!
Photoshop expert and author of more than 17 books on computer graphics Mara Z: if you open the PDF in Illustrator (instead of Photoshop) – Select the entire document and go to the Object menu and choose Clipping Mask > Release. Repeat as necessary until all clipping masks are released. Also open the Layer and turn off the visibility of each clipping group and you can see all the numerous places in which information was added (edited) into the form.
Doug Welch:it is not a forgery. It is scanned using OCR that adds layers to a scanned document. Anyone that works with OCR scanners knows this.
Jeff responds to Welch: If it was scanned using OCR then the layers would have searchable text. They do not. The different objects are images and not text. Doug should maybe get a little better acquainted with OCR technology.
Look at the placement of the typed-in words.
Real Hawaii birth cert:
Obama’s alleged Hawaii birth cert, transposed onto the above real Hawaii cert:
Click on either of the following two images to open an animated gif comparison.
Only one of the numbers that was printed on that page had the background not only bleed through but also aliased pixels in the background itself?
More in depth tipped by wits0 from Google docs (not blockquoted due to the amount cited, much more at the link):
The use of anti-aliasing. When computer-generating a font or image, Windows programs use a graphics algorithm called “anti-aliasing” that makes an image smoother and look better to the eye when displayed to the screen or to print. Take a look at the stamped dept of health number at the
top right corner, greatly magnified:
Notice the pixelation of the last number “1”. Look how uniform and smooth the pixel blocks are. Look at how level it is. Look at the different shade of color. What you are seeing in the last number “1” is known as “anti-aliasing.” This image was computer-generated on to this space with a graphics
program. It was not printed with ink on paper, and then copied. This occurs many times in this document. Here are more examples:
The “R” in the word “BARACK” in line 1a:
The “K” in the word “Kenya” in line 10:
The “S” in the word “STANLEY” in line 13:
Also, block text was not the only thing computer-generated in this document. Anti-aliasing in freehand cursive text is harder to spot. But, look at the “D” in the word “Dunham” in line 18a:
Now that you know what anti-aliasing looks like in free graphics, take a look at the entire signature of the attendant in line 19a:
By all accounts, this man died in 2003.
Interestingly enough, in that same word “Kapiolani” the “iol” are not kerned, but are block spaced letters that do not kern into themselves, or the adjoining letters:
So, now we have a magic typewriter that changes from kerned proportional fonts to block fonts in the same word on the fly?
And, as a side note, the first IBM Selectric typewriters that were introduced in July 31, 1961, were fixed pitch font
typewriters. Proportionately spaced print typewriters didn’t hit the market until much later with a special machine from IBM in 1966, and then the IBM Selectric III in 1980. And, even then, they were not capable of kerned printing.
On a tip from wits0, from Examiner.com:
A post at godlikeproductions.com: The pattern on both certificates are different. I’ve looked closely and Obama’s certificate has a different background that was printed out when it was requested. The patterns are not static. The certificate is old, but the pattern is new.
According to Gotham Resistance: I did notice that Obama’s supposed birth certificate still has the father’s race listed as “African” as it was on the COLB that was released during his campaign. Like many in the blogosphere, I have serious doubts that this term was ever used to describe a person’s race. Once again, African is not a race! That would be the equivalent of stating that my race was European. I’m sure that it wouldn’t be too difficult finding another person born in Hawaii to a black farther around the same time of Obama’s birth and compare the father’s race box to Obama’s. Either Obama’s forgery team is handicapped by political correctness of the brain, or the Hawaiian Department of Health was run by morons at the time of Obama’s supposed birth.
Further to that, tipped by hutchrun from Canade Free Press:
On the Certification of Live Birth (COLB), now widely available on the internet, Obama’s father’s race is listed as “African”.
First, “African” usually defines a location not a race.
Second, the common usage for the race of black Africans in 1961 would have been “Negro” or “Negroid”.
Third, “African” is not listed as a race in the federal Office of Management and Budget policy documents (1977, 1997).
In Appendix B “Hawaii Model – Standard for Clustering Race/Ethnicity Categories” contained in an article published in 2003 by employees of the Hawaii Department of Health, the word “African” appears as an “Aggregated Ethnic Group” under the race category “Black (non-Hispanic)”. That differs from the categories in Appendix A, which apparently represented an earlier version and did not contain the word “African”.
Tipped from wits0 and iOwnTheWorld:
The birth certificate released today CANNOT be an exact copy of the original – the named hospital DID NOT EXIST in 1961. See the hospital’s own website if you don’t believe that!!! http://www.kapiolani.org/women-and-children/about-us/default.aspx.
ie., At the time of Obama’s birth, the maternity hospital was apparently called “Kapi‘olani Maternity Home”. . . – it merged with the Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital in 1978. “The two hospitals joined in 1978 to become Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children.” So why is the latter name listed on the birth certificate?
Actually, when I look closely at the PDF released, it says ‘Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital’ which is neither the old nor the new name! What gives???
(UPDATE: See next)
Tipped by wits0, from Conservative News and Views we find why the hospital name is a non-issue:
The best example of a Hawaiian long-form certificate available for examination is this pair of certificates for Susan and Gretchen Nordyke, born at Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital on August 5, 1961. (Note: earlier reports that the Obama certificate mis-named the hospital are unfounded. The Nordyke twins’ certificates name that same hospital. The original Kapi’olani Maternity Home, that Queen Kapiolani founded in 1890, carried that name in 1961 and would continue to carry it until 1978, when it merged with Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital to form the present Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children.)
But we also find this:
Scanning a document and importing the image into Adobe Illustrator would still leave all the image content on a single layer.
One observer suggests that whoever prepared this document forgot a key step: to “flatten” the document, i.e., save the contents of all layers into one layer.
Beyond these flaws in the file, Jerome Corsi of WorldNetDaily points out that the certificate number of the Obama document is out of sequence. Specifically, the Nordyke twins have lower certificate numbers than does Obama’s certificate, this although they were born a day later.
And Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott, authors of The Manchurian President, point out that the document states that Obama’s father was one Barack H. Obama Senior, born in Kenya in East Africa and hence a British subject. The certificate does not ask for citizenship or subject status of the parents, but no one has even alleged that Obama Senior obtained American citizenship through naturalization or even that he was present on American soil when his then wife, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama, gave birth.
Further to the point about Obama’s father’s citizenship, tipped by wits0 from Canada Free Press:
Article II, Section I of the Constitution requires that a person be a natural born citizen to be eligible for the Presidency.
The Constitution does not say “citizen”, but specifically combines the legal concepts of jus soli (right of the soil) and of citizen parents, jus sanguinis (right of blood).
Anyone born on American soil whose parents are citizens of the United States is a natural born citizen.
And reiteration tipped by wits0, from The Facts, Why Barack Hussein Obama is NOT eligible for the office of President in a rather more blunt manner:
OBAMA’S LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE
ADDS PROOF THAT OBAMA IS NOT ELIGIBLE!!!
Because~ it lists his father as a “Kenyan”, and his Father was NEVER a U.S. Citizen,
To be a “Natural Born Citizen” BOTH parentS MUST be U.S. Citizens at the time of birth,
His Father was NOT! =Obama NOT eligible.
That site also has plenty of close-ups of the alleged birth cert which point out flaws in the forgery process.
Yet more on natural born citizenship, tipped by wits0 from Atlas Shrugs:
Clearly, BHO I was never divorced from his first wife in Kenya. Further, INS suspected the BHO I/Stanley Ann Dunham marriage was a sham, arranged strictly to secure immigration status for him. But if Barack Senior was a Muslim polygamist, his “marriage” to Stanley Ann Dunham was invalid. Obama Senior was a Kenyan citizen. Kenya was still under English law at this time.
Illegitimate children had different rights — at least they certainly did in 1789. There is no way that the founders of this great nation intended for an illegitimate child of a foreign bigamist to attain the highest, most powerful position in the new land.
Further, when BHO I returned to Kenya, he apparently lived with his first Kenyan wife and his third American wife, suggesting that the Dunham “divorce” was a transitory ruse.
President Hussein Obama is not natural born. His father was not a US citizen; he is, by that very fact, disqualified to serve as US President. For those who believe that “natural born” is no longer relevant, you are wrong. Armaros points out in the comments, “The reason the founders have created this requirement was to prevent a British person from assuming US citizenship with the purpose of ascending to higher office and compromise the USA. To prevent a sort of sleeper spy/traitor from getting power in the new nation.” Clearly, from Obama’s performance, that is a very clear and present danger.
Tipped by hutchrun, from The Smoking Gun:
• If the original document was in a bound volume (as reflected by the curvature of the left hand side of the certificate), how can the green patterned background of the document’s safety paper be so seamless?
• Why, if Obama was born on August 4, 1961, was the “Date Accepted by Local Reg.” four days later on August 8, 1961?
And much more at the link.
Tipped by wits0, from Realist News which has several videos, and this:
Notice the 1963 Birth Certificate I found that looks just like Obama’s. You can clearly see the white spaces all around Obama’s every single typed letter. On Alan’s birth certificate you do not see ANY white spaces anywhere.
It seems true – I compare the images side by side below, look at the Honolulu on each:
From Fellowship of the Minds:
Looking at the birth certificate, specifically at the signature of Obama’s mom Stanley Ann Dunham Obama
Does it look to you that the two signatures — the one on Obama’s birth certificate and the one on Dunham’s SS card — are made by the same person?
You don’t have to be a professional graphologist to see that the two signatures are wildly dissimilar.
Commenter voted against carter points out:
If you want to counterfeit Documents AND have them be declared as “Authentic” the BEST way is to do it the “OLD FASHIONED” way.
Ie use analog equipment. NOT digital.
It goes on to list what old fashioned gear you would need to do the forgery right.
I concur, even I know that it would have been safer to create the Photoshop forgery, print it out, and scan it – even a lazy, half-a$$ed effort would do that to simulate scanning a 1960s document!
Tipped by wits0, from Israel Insider:
The “Signature of the Attendant” was taken care of nicely: a local ob-gyn named David A. Sinclair who conveniently died in 2003 and whose widow happens to be a Democratic party operative and, as Aaron Klein reports today in World Net Daily, an advisor to none other than the Hawaii Health Department.
…it seems dubious that the person who signed Barack Obama’s wannabe birth certificate was a “local registrar” named U K L Lee.
Lee is probably a common family, but “U K L” is almost certainly not a common sequence of initials.
This improbability suggests that the one who signed as “U K L Lee” — or who modified another signature to make it pronounceable as “ukulele,” was by this act of invention or alteration taking credit for the deed with an in-joke that presumably would escape the attention of the masses and the mainstream media cowed into submission by an imperious Presidential statement that he had “more important things” to worry about.
It is also possible that the forger may have been uncomfortable with the criminal task imposed on him or her, and therefore left tell-traces, together with the artifacts of photoshopping and document assembly, as clues.
Israel Insider is familiar with all this because we encountered it before, in our detailed analysis of the original publication of the short-form “Certification of Live Birth” originally published on the White House’s behalf in the Daily Kos. There a skilled document-manipulator named Jay McKinnon produced knockoffs of that document with the whimsical signature “I B A Forgerie” in examples showing how it’s done.
“U K L Lee” is a slightly more subtle signature than Haye I.B Ahphorgerie, but the idea is identical. Forgers, like all artists, invariably find ways, directly or indirectly, of claiming credit for their creations.
Tipped by hutchrun, from WorldNetDaily:
The question, therefore, is how was it possible that the Nordyke twins had their birth certificates accepted by the registrar general in Hawaii three days later than the registrar general accepted Obama’s birth certificate, when the twins’ numbers are lower than Obama’s number?
Eleanor Nordyke has speculated that her twins received an earlier birth certificate number because, although she gave birth later than Ann Dunham, she entered Kapi’olani earlier.
Yet, in 1961, birth certificate numbers were not assigned by the hospital, and the date the mother checked into the medical facility was irrelevant to how birth certificate numbers were assigned.
Moreover, no records for Dunham having been a patient at Kapi’olani in 1961, or of Obama having been born at the hospital on Aug. 4, 1961, have been released by the hospital.
Now that President Obama has personally vouched for the authenticity of the birth certificate the White House released today, he can reasonably be asked to authorize Kapi’olani Medical Center to release any and all medical records the hospital may hold for his mother and Barack Obama Sr., his listed father.
Tipped by wits0, from Market Ticker.org:
This is not in the realm of probability stacking any more. The page portion here is curved as it is allegedly “scanned” from a book page. The curvature is consistent with both the margin lines and the printed word “Sex.”
The typed word Male shows no curvature in the baseline of the text; this is physically impossible if the word “Male” was originally printed upon the same page that was scanned. Worse, the entire hospital name is straight while the text of the caption is properly curved at the margin – but not elsewhere.
Everyone has tried to explain away the various “coincidences.” But for this to have happened “coincidentally” the typewriter would have had to curve the text it was typing.
I say, the Trump can easily fork out a $1,000,000 reward (or a job, natch!) to whoever comes forward with proof that he did the editing job for Obama!
AoSHQ notes derisively (censorship mine):
Obama’s greatest victory of the entire past year — his crowning achievement for the past twelve months in the most powerful office in all the world — is his celebrated triumph in successfully producing a common form of secondary identification.
As of right now, that’s what he’s running on: That he, like 88% of all non-incarcerated adults in America, has access to his own personal records.
Look how ineffably pleased with himself he is about all this:
This is what he’s doing victory laps on right now. That’s what Chris Matthews is praising him to the heavens for. He’s grinning like King Sh*t of F*ck Mountain, and bathing in rapturous applause, because he accomplished something considerably less difficult than opening a Netflix account.
Pardon the word — are we not treating the President of the United States like a retard? Are we not, perhaps, condescending to him in indulging him like this?
This is his big initiative for the month? He showed a piece of identification?
Years from now, looking back at the “good times,” he’ll turn to a former adviser and say, “Remember — remember when I produced the sh*t out of that birth certificate? Like a Warrior-Poet I made a routine request of a petty bureaucrat for a mundane copy of a run of the mill record. Days of wine and roses that was, days of… Glory.”
And his former advisor, who I imagine in chainmail and a Scottish accent, will say, “Aye, fine days indeed, fine days indeed. How the very Heavens shook at our mighty filings and furious paperwork.”
That’s what he’s got. That’s what he’s managed for 2010-2011.
Gotta love Ace’s way of putting things! But really, he also achieved this long list of huge accomplishments.
Tipped by hutchrun, now they’re selling shirts boasting about the fact that Obama is not a foreigner. Wow… Uh, okay losers.
Tippes by hutchrun:
Sheriff’s investigators were able to replicate the alleged forgery by obtaining a circa 1980 pica stamp and a circa “2008″ date plug. Investigators were able to clearly demonstrate the “80″ (which should have actually read 1980) in Obama’s Selective Service Registration form resulted from cutting out the “08″ from an authentic “2008″ date plug, and inverting the “08″ to read “80″ when the cut plug was loaded into the year slot on the 1980 pica stamp.