Skip to comments.The Truth About Obama's forged birth certificate: What Polarik never told you.
Posted on 08/15/2008 11:27:14 AM PDT by Polarik
Granted, you may find it a little strange for an author to talk about himself in the third person. But, for what I have to say, I should be the one to tell you.
I'm going to share with you everything that there is to know about the infamous image of Obama's alleged "birth certificate. For those FReepers who are new to the forum, or who have only recently started learning about the birth certificate controversy, you will be brought up to speed on one of the most bizarre events in American politics.
For those of you who know me and have closely followed my work, and that of others, much of what I say today will not come as a surprise.
Yet, even they will be shocked, for I intend to talk about things that I have never said before. What this post will not be is anything spiteful or derogatory. I've learned my lesson from my recent meltdown. I will not be cracking on anyone personally or on their work. In fact, I will not even mention them by name. But, you will learn why their work fell by the wayside, and why mine stood the test of time and weathered all attempts to discredit it. I will be telling you all of the facts as I know them. If any toes get stepped on, it will be from the boots of Truth.
One of the most important lessons I learned by conducting this research is that the Leftists who support Obama unconditionally, will not listen to anything you say if it involves Omama, no matter how reasonable, logical, and truthful it may be. Again, I won't mention their names, either -- but, if you do, then I will tell you what I said to them, and what they said to me. As a little hint, one of their names begins with a "K."
First a recap of the past two months. When the image first appeared on the Daily Kos (and then on OBama's website), I was the first person to brand it as a forgery through empirical research. However, before making such a bold claim, I knew that I had to demonstrate how and why Obama's "Certification of Live Birth" image was not a genuine copy.
Here are the "COLB" hard facts (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Discovering that a graphic forgery had been committed, and proving it, are two different things. Before my analyses ever hit the blogsphere, I took many steps to verify my results. The extra work paid off because, at the end of this two-month ordeal of my own making, I'm the last expert still standing.
While other experts have been subsequently discredited, I stood behind my work and weathered the storms of criticism that I knew would come. The most important thing that I wish to acknowledge is that I never did it for glory or media attention. I never ran to anyone else to pimp my story. I never said anything that I knew was false. I never promised one thing and then failed to keep that promise. I never said "Wait for my final report," and then turned tail and hide.
I laid all of my cards on the table. When it came to making my case, I held nothing back, and if I made a mistake, or was in error, I readily admitted it rather than make excuses for it. I kept it real, and never changed the results to fit my conclusions.
Although I'm pleased to say that I was right all along, and that I thoroughly debunked this forgery and the counterarguments of my detractors, I'm still not interested in garnering accolades or seeking media attention. I never had it to begin with so why would I want it now?
Rather, I'd like to think that I played a small part in bringing people to justice for trying to defraud the American public. Yes, there are greater issues at stake than confirming this image document to be a forgery. Yet, it's things like this that speak to the heart of the matter, that reveal the wolf in sheep's clothing, that confirm our worst fears about the most inept, corrupt, and dangerous Presidential candidate in history.
I'm here today to bring everyone up to speed on all that transpired, from June 12 to August 12, in the Obama Birth Certificate controversy. I'm also here to tell you that there were more than a few things that I intentionally held back, but not because I wanted to hide them.
We now know that there is such a thing as a "Certification of Live Birth," that it is quite different from a regular birth certificate, and that it is what Hawaii now issues in place of one. Before this controversy started, it's doubtful that more than a handful of people, with no ties to Hawaii, had ever seen a COLB.
Nevertheless, this document image drew a lot of criticisms for its content. There were complaints about why the Certificate Number was blacked out. There were complaints about how the race of Obama's father was listed as "African." There were complaints about the lack of relevant information, such as in which hospital (if any) Obama was born. There were questions about his date of birth.
While others were focusing their attention on the content, I was focusing on the structure of the image. This image was being touted as a true reproduction of a paper document. However, I immediately noticed the telltale signs that were indicative of graphic alterations made to an existing image.
While my detractors were trying to explain them away as "artifacts," I was making literally hundreds of test images to prove that these black-and-white pixels were not artifacts, but deliberate alterations.
We now know that long before the Daily Kos COLB image was ever "manufactured," as I called it, there was one, and only one COLB posted on the Net. For identification purposes, I will call this, the PD COLB, and "PD" refers to the initials of the person whose name is on the document.
This fact is significant because I later discovered that the Daily Kos COLB was the "spitting image" of the PD COLB. In other words, the PD COLB was the one used as a template to create the forgery. It was absolutely NOT Maya Soetoro's COLB. Before reaching this conclusion, I tried to replicate the procedures of the person making that claim, as well as using my own methodology. I could not find any evidence that Maya's COLB was used to make the Kos image. But, I was not at all surprised by the lack of confirmation.
To put it mildly, I had doubts about the veracity of the procedures used and the conclusions made, because I had every reason to question the fidelity of the finder. Originally this individual was supposed to work conjointly with me and another blogger who used to frequent FR. The three of us were supposed to produce a joint report -- that is, until that person ran off to Atlas Shruggs to shut us out.
Having him turn renegade on us was not what really bothered me. I was more concerned about how he suddenly became knee-deep in actual paper COLBs and assorted COLB images. I wondered, "Why did he make such low resolution, out-of-focus scans from original paper COLBs? Why were only the 2001 to 2003 COLB scans in such poor shape when all of the 2006 to 2008 COLBs looked exactly the same as Michle's COLB (the only COLB from that later time period)? Why was so little of them shown (I saw only the corners) when Michele's COLB was a full, uncropped scan?
If you're getting the sense that I doubted the existence of all these extra COLBs, then you'd be right on the money. However, I promised to support the work of this person as a favor to other member of this now forgotten trio. I wonder if you really know what it was like for me to be sidelined, while doing my best to keep my suspicions to myself. That is, until now, after the Israel Insider discredited him and he has gone into hiding.
Over at my Townhall.Com blog, The Greater Evil, I describe the forger as a shadowy character I dubbed, "Dr. X." Some people think that the forger is a member of the Obama campaign. I'd like to think of him as an outsider, but one who has personal ties to someone deep inside the Obama camp. If the Obama camp ever needed to pull a "plausible denyability" scenario out of their bag of tricks, if the sh*t hits the fan, throwing an outsider under the bus would be far more preferable.
Will we ever get to know who is that person? Will he stay hidden in the wings, never to be heard from again? Only time will tell. I would love to find out who did this and why they thought they could pull it off.
I thank all of you for your kind support.
I will be greatly surprised if the MSM isn’t ready to crucify you to no end. “HOW DARE YOU CALL THE MESSIAH A FRAUD.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe you , I just don’t have the knowledge to understand you . If I had an ounce of technical savvy I would steal you work and sell it to the National Enquirer .
Isn't it the MESSIAH who gets crucified in the end?
If you give me some of the action, I'd let you. :-)
Let me see if I understand what you’re saying.
A deliberate forgery was created knowing it would be uncovered, just so they could later debunk the forgery accusations while never supplying the original...
Am I getting this right?
“Bitmap palettes are limited to 256 colors “
Ah, no. Bitmaps, to include DIBs, can be 32 bit color to include an alpha blending value. 8-bit bitmaps are rtestricted to 256 colors, but not all bitmaps.
Don’t forget to thank the lefty loons at Media Matters for going berserk this morning and alerting the entire MSM that technical experts have concluded that the COLB is forged. Which of course they do not believe. ;-).
Thanks so much for the clear information. The real question is if O was born in Hawaii why forge a COLB? I think we know the answer. I bet this issue is at least in part, why he is in Hawaii right now.
Again thanks for the great work.
bump for later
The question of whether Obama can supply either an authentic COLB or original birth certificate in the name of Barack Obama II is more problematic, IMO.
Ron....who is PD who the COLB really belongs to????
It won’t be an October surprise. It will be an August surprise. Just about the time PIAPS gets her floor vote at the convention.
Hussein Obama could learn something from the chicom’s Olympic girl gymnastics’s “birth certificates” or passports!!!
Interesting analysis, but I don’t have enough confidence about it yet to endorse your conclusions. There may be plausible explanations for the anamolies besides forgery.
Thanks. I’ve been following these threads with great interest but a lot of the details are pretty abstruse and I have a hard time following it.
And I can’t help thinking that, post-Rather, wannabe forgers have to know these things will be examined by people all over the world. Its like a ticking time-bomb waiting to go off when you least want it to. Or maybe the reverse, its a land-mine laid in there that can go off when you want it to.
So who made the forgery, who is pulling their string, and why won’t Obama just produce an original?
The folks at Kos, FTS, and the haloed one's campaign have had many chasing rainbows over the COLB, the school records,et.al. Some have seen through it. Over at LGF posts regarding this topic are banned and no links are permitted to the site of that deranged Hillary supporter Texas Darling. I would never call for a ban here, but if I read polarik correctly many have been had by the ball handling of the other side.
Boot The Toot!
I can't speak for Polarik, but it's obviously one of the Obama hoard of supporters.
The whole idea seems almost unreal, but if you consider all the other unreal spectacles we've seen so far (e.g. Jeremiah Wright, Pfleger, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, the presidential tour of Europe, etc.), it starts to fit into the realm of possibility for the audacious one to think he could pull off a bogus birth certificate.
I think there's a logical (although yet unproven) case for the argument that the current birth certificate on file in Hawaii is in the name of Barry Soetoro, and that his step father adopted him before he and his mother left for Indonesia in late 1967. The proof of that, as in all adoption cases, would be sealed by court order, of course.
I also think you could argue that his mother retained an official copy of his original birth certificate in the name of Barack Hussein Obama, and when he returned from Indonesia in 1971, he used that for all official ID in the states -- but the original would also be sealed, with no record of it in Hawaii's Dept. of Health database (which is why he can't get a copy).
He may still have the original BHO certificate, but it may contain personal information (address of each parent, place of birth, etc.) that he doesn't want released for whatever reason, and, as I said above, it's the only one he'll ever have in that name, since it's no longer on file in Hawaii.
He may also have had passports in both names -- from both the US and Indonesia, which may explain the tampering with DOS passport records that took place some months back, by an employee of a contracting firm whose ex-CIA CEO is an adviser to the Obama campaign.
It's all a reach, but this campaign stretches credibility even without that possibility.
Well, we must figure out a way to get this up the food chain, so to speak. I know Corsi mentioned it on Fox this AM, but we need to get Hannity or Rush on the case. National Review’s Geraghty threw in the towel long ago.
An open discussion where only honesty and the acceptance of honest correction are required can never be "had". Such a discussion is helped by having some active moderation to deflect the harrassers and the very rude, and some loose informal expectation of politeness.
Johnson's LGF is stupid by choice in this matter. That's okay -- Texas Darlin, AtlasShrugs, IsraeliInsider and the magnificent Free Republic have carried the ball and provided the forums to discuss the issue.
And thankfully we have strong backs like Mr. Polarik to run the ball downfield play after play and not leave the field for some injury or argument with the ref.
We are ALL special teams here, and we can counter ANY play they can make, as long as we abide the afore-mentioned rules.
Since I’ve been accused of being a disrupter earlier are you calling for my posts to be more actively moderated? Just asking.
For the only honest answer will show itself indirectly over time as you are able to stay joined to the discussion.
What does ‘boot the toot’ mean?
There were a few interviews with relatives of Obama Sr. in Kenya. They referred to Stanley Ann Durham as Anna Toot.
Stanley Ann Durham actually had a relative in her ancestry named Anna Toot.
One of the thoughts that came to mind about Stanley Ann, if she was married in Hawaii, she was a minor. She would have either had to have written permission from her parents to marry or she used a fake ID. If she used her relatives Birth Certificate or something to create fake ID, then, that may be why the Kenya relatives knew her as Anna Toot.
I would enjoy a birth certificate showing up on Obama calling him Barry Toot. That would be priceless.
We now know that long before the Daily Kos COLB image was ever "manufactured," as I called it, there was one, and only one COLB posted on the Net. For identification purposes, I will call this, the PD COLB, and "PD" refers to the initials of the person whose name is on the document. This fact is significant because I later discovered that the Daily Kos COLB was the "spitting image" of the PD COLB. In other words, the PD COLB was the one used as a template to create the forgery. It was absolutely NOT Maya Soetoro's COLB.Thanks LucyT.
I apologize for making my post a bit too technical for many of you. Sometimes, it's not that easy to please everyone along the image editing continuum. So, I will attempt to provide a less technical, more common sense approach to explaining how to create an image forgery. Befoee I begin, however, a few people asked me to clarify a few things I mentioned.pertinent questions.
Someone asked me, "What is the 'PD' COLB?" This was the only COLB image ever posted on the Internet at the time that the Kos COLB forgery was made. The owner of that COLB is the daughter of the woman whose name appears on it, and who is not at all happy that other people, myself included, were using it for purposes never intended. I spoke with the daughter, who is a very nice person, and I told her that I would not be referring to her Mother's name anymore. I also suggested that she either remove it, or make it totally unusable for its intended purpose. She did the latter.
Here is my Five Step program:
Like I noted above, Microsoft Paint (a program that comes with Windows), could be used to make the forgery. It's not the best one to use, but it is readily available.
I may create a video demonstrating these steps because I know that there are people who are reading this, and who have never used a graphics program at all.
LOL! Especially considering that Baraq Hussein has a potential issue with his past use of cocaine.
I'm a member on Hannity.com and I posted a summary of my work and a call for Hannity himself to take this ball and run with it.
We can also flood the talk show airwaves
Might want to get Ann Coulter on board. I emailed her, but no response.
It's perfectly OK with me if you're playing Devil's Advocate here.
I’ll email her and every other Obama hater I know.
I just sent am email to Jerome Corsi.
I need to make a change to one of the points I made in my post.
I said in that post that the border on the Kos image was a red herring because someone created it as a diversion.
After careful consideration, a much simpler scenario as to why this border looks different from all other COLB borders, is that it is different. However, the forger of the image did some modifications to the border such that it looks like it was the last piece added. What I see when looking at the Kos COLB border is an image that had its hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness levels modified in addition to saving it as a JPG file with a 45% compression ratio.
The technical stuff is not crucial to one's understanding that the Obama COLB image was deliberately constructed from two real COLBS, one belonging to PD's 2002 COLB image, and the other belonging to a "as yet unnamed" contributor.
Although I do not know the identity of the person listed on the 2007 COLB image, I can say with 100% certainty that it was not Maya Soetoro.
A real 2007 border versus a bogus one does not affect my findings at all because I've said all along that the border pattern is of no research value to me. What's inside the borders is what matters to me.
This change of heart, so to speak, further strengthens my research findings in several respects. For one thing, by my second blog post, I decided that the border was an oddity, but one that did not pose any problems for my conclusions.
A real border actually simplifies them, because I had a little trouble imagining that a forger would intentionally screw up a border. Many of you had voiced similar concerns, and they were taken to heart.
Before making allowances that the Kos image border was a real one, I had assumed that the border and the background were a packaged deal; that is, both were copied from a real COLB image at the same time.
Before accepting the possibility that the border was real, however, I had to listen to everyone else bitching about the border being bogus, and criticizing me for ignoring it.
So, I decided to go along with the consensus opinion that the borders were bogus, too. However I never agreed with TechDude's singular focus on the borders (and that phantom missing border). Apparently, quite a few blogs bought into it as well.
Meanwhile, the pro-Obama detractors were also focusing on the borders, but for different reason. They were the ones saying that it was a vintage, 2007 border.
From the beginning, I kept emphasizing the pixel halos around the text were a sure sign that they had been added to an existing image. It took me awhile to identify that image, and when I learned that it matched the Kos on all of its printed areas, it didn't matter whether the border was a part of it or not.
To me, the border was still a red herring, but nobody else agreed with me, so I went along with the group.
The Kos image border still looks messed up, real or not, because its quality looks worse than the background it sits upon, and that's why people probably thought it was bogus (that, and the fact that no one had ever seen a 2007 COLB). The border could very well have been added as the last piece of the puzzle. One reason why the border was added last (from a real 2007 COLB) is because the border on the original template image (made from PD's COLB) had distortions in it from the folds.
And, of course, it came from a totally different time period.
Hopefully, the MSM will ignore those who have come and gone before me, who left a trail of false conclusions in their wake.
If they can do that, then perhaps they will refer to my research for a change.
Thank you for explaining Calpernia. Sorry it’s been so long but I seldom have time to get on the forum. You’ve been very helpful.
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