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Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims
Israeli Insider ^ | July 3, 2008

Posted on 07/04/2008 6:27:41 PM PDT by ckilmer

Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims
By Israel Insider staff July 3, 2008
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A crop from the image for which opendna aka Jay McKinnon takes credit (see context in reproduction below). Posted on Photobucket and in comments attached to the Daily Kos blog post where the purported Obama birth certificate appears

Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fake Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same Daily Kos blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears.

The evidence of forgery and manipulation of images of official documents, triggered by Israel Insider's revelation of the collection of Hawaii birth certificate images on the Photobucket site and the diligent detective work of independent investigative journalists (led by JimJ and Texas Darling) and imaging professionals such as Polarik in the three weeks since the publication of the images, implicate The Daily Kos, a "progressive" blog site, and the Obama campaign's "Fight the Smears" website, in misleading the public with official-looking but manipulated document images of doubtful provenance. Moreover, the blog and the campaign have been negligent in allowing the promotion of obviously forged and fake official documents together with the purported image of Obama's birth certificate.

ORIGINS OF THE SUSPECT IMAGE ON DAILY KOS

The blog entry, posted by the site founder Kos (Markos Moulitsas), is presented as a response to a request by Jim Geraghty of the National Review Online, who had, three days before, called for the Obama campaign to release the candidate's birth certificate:

Having done some Obama-rumor debunking that got praise from Daily Kos (a sign of the apocalypse, no doubt), perhaps the Obama campaign could return the favor and help debunk a bunch of others with a simple step: Could they release a copy of his birth certificate?
Reporters have asked for it and been denied, and the state of Hawaii does not make such records public [...]

So Kos aka Moulitsas goes out and gets one. One impressed commenter on the site asks Kos where he got it. He answers:
"I asked the campaign. This 'journamalism [sic] thing actually works sometimes."

But why would a presidential campaign that has its own "Fight the Smears" website rely on a radical left-wing blog like Daily Kos to post its official documents, especially one as sensitive and controversial as a birth certificate? A few days later the Obama site would post a very low resolution, barely legible image -- it still is there on the site, with no reference to the one first posted at the Daily Kos.

Yet the service of Daily Kos to the Obama campaign raises some questions: Who in the campaign would be authorized to release a personal document of Barack Obama's birth certificate? Was it a paper document that they sent to Kos to scan, or did the Obama campaign scan the original and send it to Kos? If so, why not just post it on the Fight the Smears site? Or is there another possible source for the document? There is no documentation of the provenance of this image, from whom and why it was transmitted to Daily Kos, and in which format. None, that is, except for the say-so of Markos Moulitsas, who said he simply asked the Obama campaign for it.

The perceived unreliability of the image has provoked petitions and widespread demands for Obama to submit for objective inspection the paper versions of the "birth certificate" he claimed in his book Dreams from My Father was in his possession, as well as the paper version of the Certificate of Live Birth for which the image on the Daily Kos and the Obama "Fight the Smears" website was supposedly generated.

Without a valid birth certificate, the primary record of US birth, Obama cannot prove that he fulfills the "natural born citizen" requirement of the Constitution, throwing into doubt his eligibility to run for President and throwing the race into turmoil. His presumed Kenyan-born father was foreign-born, and his mother was too young at the time of birth to confer natural born status by virtue of her American citizenship. Thus his citizenship comes down to proving he was born in the USA, and his campaign has staked its credibility on the authenticity of the Daily Kos-derived birth certificate image. (These aspects of the case are covered extensively in the previous article in this series.)

WHO IS OPENDNA/JAY McKINNON?

Jay McKinnon ask opendna, who says he is 25-30 years old, operates a website called opendna.com and uses the opendna screen name on various web sites and blogs, including his comments and diary on The Daily Kos. In recent years he has divided his time between Long Beach, California and Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a Democratic political activist, frequent contributor to the left wing Daily Kos blog, and a fervent Barack Obama supporter.

opendna posted on his Photobucket album two versions of a "Certification of Live Birth" document image, here and here. Both, as demonstrated in the respective blogs of analysts Polarik and JimJ, have a common visual signature (a dot that appears on all four images) with the images posted on the Daily Kos site image that the Obama campaign has endorsed as genuine on its "Fight the Smears" website and has distributed to news media as the "real" birth certificate of Barack Obama. The signature dot appears on that one, too, when magnified, albeit a bit ... smeared.

Here's the same anomaly appears in Jay Mckinnon/opendna's images (highlight added by JimJ:

View the larger image.

One image created and posted by opendna is what he describes as a "blank template" of a State of Hawaii Certification of Live Birth. Only two data fields are filled in: the ISLAND OF BIRTH ("Oahu") and the HOUR OF BIRTH (7:24 PM). Neither of the images have a posted date stamp, but embedded EXIF information contains the time stamp of June 12 at 8:24am, the same day and time Daily Kos posted the purported Obama birth certificate.

Both images lack two salient characteristics present in the Barack Obama birth certificate images claimed by the Daily Kos blog and Obama's "Fight the Smears" site. The Field under CERTIFICATE NO is blank whereas on the purported "Obama birth certificate" that area is blacked out as if to conceal a real number. In addition, the two documents posted to the opendna account lack the reversed date (June 6, 2007) that appears at the bottom of the purported "Obama birth certificate."

However, the ISLAND OF BIRTH and the HOUR OF BIRTH is identical on the "Haye I.B Ahphorgerie" and blank certificates as well as the purported "Obama birth certificate," which also claims 7:24 pm as the HOUR OF BIRTH and Oahu as the ISLAND OF BIRTH. The odds of an identical time occurring by chance in two certificates is 1440 to 1. Either the former is derived from the latter, or the latter is derived from the former.

If "Haye I.B Ahphorgerie" were derivative of the purported "Obama birth certificate," it would have meant that -- in a matter of minutes on the morning of June 12, 2008, opendna would have had to tracelessly erase all fields (save ISLAND OF BIRTH and the HOUR OF BIRTH), and to painstakingly remove the blacked out area near CERTIFICATE NO and the reversed date that appears at the bottom of the purported "Obama birth certificate." Given the complexity of the background pattern, it would have been difficult to do this without leaving behind traces of the extractions. For what motive would one want to do this?

Given that this is an official state document, the risks of altering and tampering with it, or offering it for the express purpose of creating a forgery, or promoting it on a website, would seem to be rather high for fun and games.

The second possibility is that the blank document preceded the purported Obama birth certificate, serving as a "master" for the other. Either one would find a "blank document" and fill it in, or one would scan or photograph an authentic document and then "clean it" to create a blank document that would be filled in with personal details and the necessary stamps and signatures. One might be inclined to leave in type for two rows for alignment purposes and to ensure that the font type and size are consistent. Later one would fill in the blank areas with the desired data and "authentic" markings.

A FORGER'S SECRET CONFESSION ON THE DAILY KOS

The significance of opendna's forged birth certificate template can be discerned by looking more closely at the Daily Kos blog entry in which the purported Obama birth certificate first appears.

Indeed, the document image was initially posted with a resolution of 1024 x 1000. Only later, after it was discovered that the document stamp and official signature were lacking from the document image, Kos replaced the image with the much higher resolution in which it is claimed that, after a series of complex image manipulation steps using special imaging software, a faint image of something the website claims is the missing seal appears. (Even if there is a seal, it's not clear it's a seal from an Obama birth certificate, and there is no visible registrar signature, which is also required for a certified document.) But it is impossible to make out with the naked eye, and the manipulation is illegible and useless for verification purposes.

A possible answer for some of these anomalies is provided in banter between opendna and other commenters in the discussion thread of the blog post.

At 12:41pm, a prior request for a "font expert" is answered by opendna: "How about a certified DHS [Department of Homeland Security] document expert?" And by 1:35pm opendna comes up with a suggestion: "Why don't you just print one up for him? Here's a blank template.

And sure enough, there in the comments stream, he provides the "almost blank" Hawaii birth certificate image that appears on his Photobucket account, with just the information for the island and hour of birth.

The next commenter is impressed: "why can't Geraghty find this stuff? (but bloggers like you have it at thier fingertips? No wonder print media is in total collapse."



Now, as the time stamps would have it, opendna's suggestion is out of synch, appearing 4-5 hours after the initial posting of the purported Obama birth certificate document. That doesn't make much sense: Kos doesn't need a birth certificate for Obama -- one was already posted!

So why would OpenDNA post this? What explains his suggestion that Kos "print one up" with a "blank template"? Is he just trying to be funny? Is he trying to impress the other commenters? For this did he go through the trouble of removing all the text and the reverse date-stamp? Or was the blank template "just lying around somewhere" on his computer or in some corner of the Internet, just happening to have the identical information as the purported Obama birth certificate?

A hint may be found here (click the image to open one in higher resolution):



"Corvo", a very frequent commenter on Daily Kos, had written at 10 am: I'm sure that every forgery includes a note that essentially says "Hey! I'm a forgery!"

At 01:27:12 PM PDT, some three hours later, under the subject "!!!" and without any further comment, OpenDNA posts a crop of his Haye I.B Ahphorgerie image.

In other word, in response to Corvo's comment, McKinnon makes a visual "joke" -- "Hey," the document is saying: "I be a forgery!"

Remarkably, though, the Ahphorgerie crop appears seven minutes before opendna posts the "blank template" birth certificate image with the suggestion to "print one up" for Obama. So opendna was working on the image at that time.

Of course, the almost-blank "Haye I.B Ahphorgerie" birth certificate is not a particularly useful counterfeit but, as McKinnon suggests, it could be put to good use by "printing one up" using the "blank template." It's as if opendna couldn't resist boasting, after the release of the "official" Obama version, of his own role: "Hey, I be a forgery!"

It is certainly worthy of note that the "Haye I.B Ahphorgerie" image and comments were subsequently excised from the discussion thread, something that could only have been done by a site administrator or Kos himself. However, the management failed to clean up in the site archive from where these images were pulled and, as of this writing, is still publicly accessible. The suppression of the comments indicates that one or more persons at Daily Kos were involved in the attempted cover-up.

ON THE UNBEARABLE EASE OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE FORGERY

None of this is not to imply that McKinnon himself forged the Obama document, with all the fields filled in with information about the presidential candidate but lacking the visible stamp and signature that alone would make it an authentic document. Nor is their proof positive about how the almost-blank "Oahu 7:24pm" document is related to the one endorsed by the Obama campaign that features those exact details.

The presence on the Daily Kos blog of the admittedly forged almost-blank templates of the document, and the admission of forgery by opendna in that same blog entry, not to mention the technical signatures uncovered by Polarik and JimJ, should cause the Obama campaign to radically reassess its reliance on the image of the birth certificate published by the Daily Kos.

If the website is the home for a self-admitted federally-trained document specialist, with examples of forgery posted concurrently with the image they claim as authentic, is that a venue appropriate for a presidential candidate to showcase the only available high resolution purported image of his vital records? If the birth certificate endorsed by his campaign turns out to be a fraud -- and the overwhelming evidence assembled points to it being precisely that -- what would that say about the credentials and judgment of the presidential candidate it purports to represent? Let alone his Constitutional eligibility to serve.

Yet the Obama campaign, three weeks later, continues to run a derivative of the Daily Kos posts, and insists on its authenticity while refusing to submit any paper proof of birth for official or independent inspection, as if proof of Constitutional fitness to serve is of no consequence.

In the summer of August 2006, blogging on the Daily Kos, opendna aka Jay McKinnon showed off his DHS-derived knowledge, discussing under the heading of "The Perfect ID Card" the ease of forging US documents, birth certificates in particular:

"Most Americans have worse ID than illegal immigrants. So, you have a letter from a notary that says you told him you're a citizen. Is that supposed to mean something? I'm certain he would sign one saying I told him I'm a carrot. Birth certificates, are you serious? Take a look at yours. Chances are I could counterfeit it at Kinkos."

Jay McKinnon may not have had to go that far.

In the course of my subsequent email exchange with McKinnon -- more on that in the next article -- he at last agreed to release the following statement: "I believe there is overwhelming evidence that Senator Obama is a natural born US Citizen, and I have no evidence to contradict that belief." He did not relate to the veracity of the Obama birth certificate images.

This is Part 4 of a series. Here's where you can find Parts 1, 2, and 3. Other articles about Barack Obama and his mysterious background are linked on the upper left of this article. In Part 5 (coming soon!), more on the email exchange with Jay McKinnon, some hints from him about "Uncle Mark", a referral to the "Canadian CIA," and an attempt by him to downplay the importance of the purported online birth certificates, the authenticity of which he admits cannot be verified.




TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 2008; birthcertificate; certifigate; demlies; fakebutaccurate2; fightfightthesmears; forgery; kinkos; kos; obama; obamabirthcert; obamatruthfile
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1 posted on 07/04/2008 6:27:41 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer

Already posted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2040486/posts

Over a thousand posts, so far...


2 posted on 07/04/2008 6:31:18 PM PDT by cynwoody (qual)
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To: ckilmer

And this is important ... why?


3 posted on 07/04/2008 6:31:55 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: ckilmer

Wow! Now, produce a valid birth certificate Obama!


4 posted on 07/04/2008 6:33:30 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: ckilmer

Search is your friend.


5 posted on 07/04/2008 6:34:47 PM PDT by EBH ( ... the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. --Alculin c.735-804)
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To: Don Corleone
Would it really matter if Obama was born in Kenya? His mother could still register him at the U.S Legation as an American citizen. Kenya wasn't independent until 1963 or two years after Obama was born.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

6 posted on 07/04/2008 6:36:56 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ckilmer

So, what is the bottom line?


7 posted on 07/04/2008 6:37:03 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Don Corleone
And this is important ... why?

Keeps Republicans occupied for a while. ...chasing their tails.

8 posted on 07/04/2008 6:38:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rudder
Is he a natural born citizen? I think this entire issue is distracting conservatives from focusing on Obama's record. It matters less where he was born than his philosophy. That's what the American people deserve to know.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 07/04/2008 6:40:09 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ckilmer

Barach Hussein is paving the way for our future leader: Ahnuld Shwartzenblogger...


10 posted on 07/04/2008 6:47:54 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: goldstategop

It matters less where he was born than his philosophy. That’s what the American people deserve to know.

whether or not he is eligible to serve as President is very relavent.

If he is not eligible it doesn’t matter what his politics are he can’t hold the office of President.


11 posted on 07/04/2008 6:47:58 PM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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To: ckilmer

Barach Hussein is paving the way for our future leader: Ahnuld Shwartzenblogger...


12 posted on 07/04/2008 6:48:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Don Corleone

Take a guess.


13 posted on 07/04/2008 6:48:55 PM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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To: goldstategop

I’ve been told that until 1986, only a child both of whose parents were American citizens could be registered as an American citizen if he was born outside U.S. soil.

The fact that one of Obama’s parents was a foreigner would have made registry more difficult.


14 posted on 07/04/2008 6:49:51 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: goldstategop
Would it really matter if Obama was born in Kenya? His mother could still register him at the U.S Legation as an American citizen. Kenya wasn't independent until 1963 or two years after Obama was born.

If born in Kenya he wasn't a native born citizen. His mother also didn't meet the requirements of being continuously in the US for 5 years after age 16 before his birth. She would have to be at least 21. It is reported she was 18.

Something is fishy about his birth certificate and he doesn't seem to be in any hurry to produce it to end the speculation.

15 posted on 07/04/2008 6:52:29 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Don Corleone
And this is important ... why?

Are you really that stupid? He(Obama or one of his minions)has posted a fake document. Regardless of why he did it, it is a crime. Does he have a real one, and if he does why doesn't he release it to everyone, if he doesn't release it, why not? He is a Presidential candidate, every thing he does is subject to review, releasing fake documents is a federal crime. If he wasn't born in Hawaii he isn't a US citizen and can't run for President, if he was born a muslim and is trying to hide that, we need to know. There are about 40 other reasons why this is important but I feel they would be lost on you since you are obviously incurably stupid or a liberal Obama supporter.

16 posted on 07/04/2008 6:53:29 PM PDT by calex59
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To: goldstategop

Of course we know that Obamanation is a crypto-Marxist pretending to be a left of center moderate and to the extent that he can, will do all in his power to destroy traditional concepts of freedom and liberty. We need to continue to expose the dangerous threat that his candidacy represents.

But to give up on REQUIRING him to prove that he is an Art II Sec. 1 “natural born citizen” is to give up on the constitution. There are only 2 constitutional requirements for president and we should insist that he abide by both of them. This is not a subsidiary matter. It is of vital importance to a constitutional republic. As of this moment I believe that he is, but that fradulent birth certificate does NOT prove it. Were he to win (God forbid!!) and it is proven that he is not constitutionally “natural born”, the resultant fallout could trigger a civil war. Let’s get that out of the way now, and most of us will simply drop this and move on to other things.


17 posted on 07/04/2008 6:56:55 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: goldstategop
Would it really matter if Obama was born in Kenya?

Not to be a U.S. Senator, but to be POTUS you must be a natural-born citizen meaning that you are either born in the continental United States or it's recogized territories or military bases around the world. Last time I checked Kenya is not a U.S. territory.

18 posted on 07/04/2008 6:57:41 PM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: goldstategop

You are wrong, his mother was only 18 when he was born and hadn’t met the requirement of a single US parent. She had to live in the US 5 years after the age of 16 in order for Barack to be born a US citizen outside the US. In the constitution. She was 18 when he was born and hadn’t lived in the US 5 years after the age of 16 when he was born. It is tremendously important that he release his birth document and if he made a fake one to make republicans chase shadows then he is guilty of a federal crime.


19 posted on 07/04/2008 6:57:56 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Mogollon
It was under British colonial rule in 1961.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

20 posted on 07/04/2008 7:05:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mogollon

I’ve not seen a single shred of evidence he was born in Kenya, or indeed that Mom ever visited Kenya.

Since Dad had another wife complete with kids there, it seems unlikely he’d take the new girl along to meet the family.


21 posted on 07/04/2008 7:08:54 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: calex59

I see you learned at an early age that “the only way to catch a fly is with vinegar”. (Your teech was wrong, btw.....)


22 posted on 07/04/2008 7:10:50 PM PDT by yorkie ( Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's about learning to dance in the rain.)
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To: DMZFrank
Photobucket
“People get the government they deserve.” Joseph deMaistre.

And when people become THIS freaking STUPID and inattentive to their freedoms, THIS is the candidate they deserve.

1 minute satirical Obama video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR6b-kWncI4

Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.


23 posted on 07/04/2008 7:16:54 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Don Corleone

Since Obama’s father was already married when he married Obama’s mom the marriage was probably not legal. That would mean while his father wasn’t a US citizen his only “legal” parent was. Even if he was born outside the US because of his American mother he’d be a citizen (see Montana v. Kennedy http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?friend=nytimes&navby=case&court=us&vol=366&invol=308&pageno=314) but he’d be a “citizen by birth” not a “natural born citizen” The question if he was not born in Hawaii like some have speculated is a “citizen by birth” eligible. It’s never been adjudicated and our current Supreme Court would probably decide he’s eligible with Kennedy providing the swing vote.

Personally I think this is an exercise in barking up the wrong tree and I’m not going to get to excited about the birth certificate issue for now.


24 posted on 07/04/2008 7:26:12 PM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: yorkie
I see you learned at an early age that “the only way to catch a fly is with vinegar”. (Your teech was wrong, btw.....)

I have no idea what you are talking about, but I call 'em like I see 'em. If you are offended TS. as far as Teech, I will admit I don't know what that is so if I was wrong on whatever it is there is a strong possibility it is because I haven't a clue as to what you mean. Personally I don't think I have anything wrong but everyone to their own opinion.

25 posted on 07/04/2008 7:26:58 PM PDT by calex59
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To: ckilmer
A Rubik’s Cube is good time waster. This issue is going nowhere.
26 posted on 07/04/2008 7:28:02 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: goldstategop

If he was born in Kenya unless his parent was part of the military or the embassy he’d be a “citizen by birth” and not a “natural born citizen” which is required by the Constitution. Of course the “citizen by birth” issue has never been adjudicated as far as I know and SCOTUS could decide that the terms “natural born citizen” and citizen by birth are one in the same. Good old Kennedy would be the swing vote.


27 posted on 07/04/2008 7:29:03 PM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: BallyBill

A Rubik’s Cube is good time waster. This issue is going nowhere.

It’s going bowhere because the rats and the rat media don’t think laws apply to them.

If he is not eligible and they say nothing what happens if he is elected and then it comes out that he is not eligible to hold office? He will be removed. Do we need the disruption?
And if he does get elected and it comes out and the rats still want him to remain in office what good will any laws be?


28 posted on 07/04/2008 7:35:36 PM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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To: calex59
From your post.........Quote, here: "Are you really that stupid"

and another quote, here: "I feel they would be lost on you since you are obviously incurably stupid"

A good teacher (teech) taught us all, many years ago - that you can't catch a fly with vinegar. If you want to catch a fly, you must use honey.

Posters that think they will win over another poster by name calling, were obviously taught wrong. That's all, hunny. No big deal. You just keep up the name calling - I am sure many posters will 'side' with you. Not.

29 posted on 07/04/2008 7:36:58 PM PDT by yorkie ( Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's about learning to dance in the rain.)
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To: Don Corleone

I think it’s important because someone who claims to be a Homeland Security document expert is involved. Beyond that, I don’t much care. He is the nominee. Let these rumors dog him.


30 posted on 07/04/2008 7:42:30 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

So if he is NOT eligible to be president you don’t care?


31 posted on 07/04/2008 8:02:42 PM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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To: Myrddin

http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/birthcert


32 posted on 07/04/2008 8:13:05 PM PDT by brannon (we are all dying; some of us faster than others)
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To: Sherman Logan

Have you seen a shred that he was born in the US? Just saying..........


33 posted on 07/04/2008 8:27:21 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Sherman Logan; yldstrk
I’ve not seen a single shred of evidence he was born in Kenya, or indeed that Mom ever visited Kenya.

I guess it depends on your definition of evidence. An online AA publication claims he was born in Kenya, and I have read reports that his relatives make the same claim. I have seen no official documentation of any of this, although FWIW I have seen rumors that a Kenyan birth cert exists.

My suspicion has always been that this is not about where he was born but about him being an illegitimate child. The original birth cert would show that.

34 posted on 07/04/2008 9:18:37 PM PDT by freespirited (Never vote for a man who gets his nails done.)
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What was the first image posted on the Net? Kos's second image.
 
What was the second image posted on the Net? Kos's first image.
 
What came before the Kos images?
 
The "missing link," namely,  a shadowy figure called, Dr. X, who produced the very first, scanned image that was later forwarded to the Kos.
 
Was this a scan of Obama's genuine Certification of Live Birth?
 
OH, HECK, NO!!

The Genesis of the faked images in order of their creation, but not in order of their appearance will be, once and for all, revealed after you read the preliminary work that led to these conclusions.
Sorry to disagree with other theorists on this matter, but my analyses prove that OpenDNA’s images -- both of them -- came directly from the Kos image. Absolutely, 100%, no doubt. The "little dot" as one person has called it is actually an anomaly -- a piece of junk on the scanner glass or on the COLB itself.
 
Regardless, itv is a BIG Boo-Boo on the Kos image that appears smaller on the OpenDNA image -- a definite sign of being copied.

What is throwing people off are the differences in the resolution of the images and not the size or quality.

Nearly all monitors are scaled at 96 DPI, which is why web images are scaled to 98 DPI -- to look best when seen by a monitor. The OPLNY reason, then, why OpenDNA's image appears of "higher quality" is there difference in resolution.
 
 Making an image of higher resolution -- like what the Kos image happens to be, namely, 300 DPI, is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE with web graphics; i.e., they look WORSE WHEN ENLARGED.
 
OpenDNA's images are 800 x 781 - exact scale reductions from 2427 x 2369, and by changing the resolution to 96 DPI from 300 DPI was not done just to make them look better -- but also to make one think that, "Hey maybe this was the original image derived from a scanner, since the default resolution of scanners is 96 DPI."
 
But, when you look at the Kos image and the OpenDNA's images under edge detection, and at the same size, the "dot," the anomaly you mentioned looks huge compared to the tiny dot of OpenDNA's.
 
Because, when you try to enlarge OpenDNA's image up to the original size of the Kos, that "well-defined, and large boulder" on the Kos looks positively smeared on OpenDNA's.
 
To compare apples to apples instead of apples to guacamole, I'm going to slice off the upper right-hand corner of each image after setting the images to the same size and resolution of OpenDNA's image scaled back up to 2427 x 2369, 96 DPI.
 
All images will be saved at 100% JPG quality. The resulting slice dimensions will be around 786 x 268px. I'm also going to dispense with any image enhancement because the differences are plainly visible to the naked eye.
 
I'm also going to leave the images unmarked because, by now, you should know that the "dot" in question lies right below the E in "CERTIFICATION" and directly to the right of "STATE OF HAWAII." Now, drum roll please.... Here is the Kos' larger image at 2427 x 2369 with the resolution now set @ 96 DPI Here is the OpenDNA image, originally scaled down to 800 x 781 @ 96 DPI, restored to the original Kos size of 2427 x 2369:
 
 
Which of these looks a lot clearer, the Kos or the OpenDNA? Unless you left your contacts on the night table, the "big dot" on the Kos is much clearer, as are all of the letters. Now, let's take the first Smears image, which was 1024 x 1000 @ 300 DPI -- exactly the same as the very first Kos image posted (which was, also, a proportionate reduction in size alone).
 
 
 
 
Again, not as clear as the Kos image, BUT clearer than the OpenDNA images. Check out the differences between STATE OF HAWAII on the Smears versus OpenDNA. Notice anything? First off, there are more artifacts on OpenDNA's slice than on Smears slice.
 
More importantly -- the fonts closely resemble each other, but no OpenDNA's are not the same as either the Kos or the Smears when looked at under the same magnification. The difference is not an artifact. You can also see that the absolute positions of the type differ from both the Kos and the Smears, leading to one conclusion.
 
Open DNA, like "Dr X," literally started with an almost blank canvas, wiping out all of the type, both field names and data. "Dr. X," is the unknown person to whom I refer as the one producing the original scanned image that wound up in the hands of the Kos.
 
That the fonts are slightly different in shape and position should ring a few bells, don't you think?
 
The last image I'll show you is the reduced image that the Smears used to replace the first one they had (which, as we've seen was a direct copy of the Kos).
 
Instead of the dimensions of the new image being proportionate, they are 585 x 575 @ 100 DPI which is off by 4 pixels, but is off 200 DPI in resolution.
 
A significant difference designed to obscure the detail in the image -- as many of you astute observers have noted. BTW, ONLY the Kos images show the seal under edge detection. The ALLEGED higher quality OpenDNA brought back up to 2427 x 2369 @ 96 DPI shows squat!
 
 
 
(NOTE: this is obviously not the entire image -- it is just the area where the seal should be. The entire image is nearly 6MB -- too long to post, but it is also on my Photobucket album._ THE MISSING "MAGIC SEAL."
 
That's the penalty for reducing the original Kos image down in size and resolution. Remember, in my blog, The Greater Evil, I noted that one could reproduce the edge-detected, smaller Smears image by first reducing the original, larger Kos image down to the same size and resolution of the Smears image, and then apply edge detection.
 
The process of edge detection, not only changed the pattern of the background, it made the entire image magenta!
 
 
Despite the yucky color, notice how the background has changed from a series of lines to a crosshatched one. Guess what? OpenDNA's images have the same pattern:
 
 
 
 
Now, rather than cut-and-paste the entire post I placed on my blog, and make this comment way too long to read in one sitting, you may visit my blog for the entire analysis.
 
To conclude: In the beginning, there was Dr X. Dr X. took a certified COLB, that DID NOT BELONG TO OBAMA, scanned it, and then proceeded to Photoshop out two of the three folds, and all of the field headers and data, using pieces of the background and the HEALING tool to blend them in -- that is why the Kos seal is so faint.
 
Then, with a blank canvas on which to paint his "masterpiece of fakery," freshly typed in the filed names and the MODIFIED data fields to make it look like a COLB from BHO.
 
Dr X then gave it up to the Kos, who then proceeded to proudly display it on its web page. Meanwhile, back at the Obama ranch, news of the posted image hit the Obamanites like a bombshell, and they proceeded to copy the newly-minted image, while making plans to post it on their "Fight the Smears" site.
 
BEFORE they could do that, the authenticity of the Kos image was challenged by OpenDNA, and in a move they have regretted, challenged OpenDNA to produce a faked COLB. He doubled their dismay by producing two from their original image: one totally blank, except for the field and date for the island of birth and time of birth -- both simply left there by OpenDNA as he proceeded to blot out the rest of the fields and data.
 
In his second rendition, he entered that weird name for the child field. The "Smears shmucks" were caught, flatfooted. They quickly slammed down their direct copy of the Kos image, and claimed, "Here is his birth certificate," after weakly countering the argument that BHO was not born in the USA.
 
Realizing the dumb move of posting a really good copy of the fake that was open to inspection, the Smears shmucks pulled it down and replaced it with one almost half its size. They also removed the "Here is his birth certificate," claim!
 
So, instead of seeing an image tied to a counterargument verified by the COLB, we just have a totally different argument, followed by an orphaned image.
 
OK, now. Who's da' Man?

35 posted on 07/04/2008 9:20:29 PM PDT by Polarik (The Greater Evil)
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To: Sherman Logan

“I’ve not seen a single shred of evidence he was born in Kenya, or indeed that Mom ever visited Kenya.

Since Dad had another wife complete with kids there, it seems unlikely he’d take the new girl along to meet the family.”

Apparently several of the family memebers from the African side have said that he was actually born in Kenya.

His father was Muslim. Why would there be a problem with bringing another wife home?


36 posted on 07/04/2008 9:30:51 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Polarik

Clearly, you da man.


37 posted on 07/04/2008 9:31:48 PM PDT by MattinNJ (I can't sit this election out. Obama must be stopped.)
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To: ckilmer
Would Obama be the first US President who was the son of American emigrants?
38 posted on 07/04/2008 9:36:25 PM PDT by syriacus (Democrats got THEIR "change" in Election 2006. Are WE better off now?)
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To: goldstategop

It matters less where he was born than his philosophy. That’s what the American people deserve to know.

For those of us who actually care about his philosophy and stand on issues, we already know more than enough to be afraid. For the many, many millions who’ve drunk the BHO koolaid (including all the media), they DON’T CARE and he can simply do no wrong whatsover. Maybe the only hope of stopping this awful man IS on a technicality. We need to use whatever we can.


39 posted on 07/04/2008 9:50:18 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Myrddin

Something is fishy about his birth certificate and he doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to produce it to end the speculation.

Come on, Bill/Hill, get your cadre of PI’s on this (or maybe they’ve been steadily working on it).


40 posted on 07/04/2008 9:53:38 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: calex59

if he was born a muslim and is trying to hide that, we need to know.

We already know that, very available factual information that his birth father (and stepfather, for that matter) was a muslim (until his death) - and it’s a basic tenet of Islam as stated in the qu’ran that any son of a muslim father is automatically a muslim. BHO was also schooled in Islam, the language and qu’ran/koran for the first several school years of his life, and classmates have been interviewed. further, if that child leaves the “faith” after the age of 13, he’s then considered an Apostate and must be executed, marked for death. even the true age that BHO “left the faith” would be most interesting to know.


41 posted on 07/04/2008 10:00:12 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Sherman Logan

I’ve not seen a single shred of evidence he was born in Kenya, or indeed that Mom ever visited Kenya.

OMG - he still has a grandmother and MANY relatives living in the village in Kenya - that’s documented and even been in many mainstream news stories.


42 posted on 07/04/2008 10:02:18 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Sherman Logan

Since Dad had another wife complete with kids there, it seems unlikely he’d take the new girl along to meet the family.

Also, multiple wives/families are standard, accepted practice in Islam!!!


43 posted on 07/04/2008 10:04:19 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: llandres

Maybe someone can hack into his system and change the “Here is his birth certificate” with “Here’s his two-bit forgery.


44 posted on 07/04/2008 10:21:50 PM PDT by Polarik (The Greater Evil)
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To: Polarik

Look, I don’t care “Who’s da man” or if Polarik’s or JimJ’s theory is the right one. I could care less. I see a small white dot near the bottom of the second “I” in “State Of Hawaii” at the top in the Kos 2427 x 2369 image that is not there in the other two images. Does this mean that the other two images WERE NOT copied from the Kos 2427 x 2369 images? Absolutely not. Because there may be more than one 2427 x 2369 image done up and we’ve only seen what they want us to see so far.

Keep your eye on the ball my friends. And put out your various theories if you wish. But it is not important who turns out to right as far as who copied from whom. The important thing to remember is we have not seen a legitimate image we can trust so far because all these fakes look so similar, and especially because the Obama camp has had the incredibly poor judgment to distribute these images to a site where their bloggers openly brag and boast about how each it is to counterfeit these things.

That poor judgment alone should be of concern to any Obama supporter.

Here is a link to someone who in the comments also claims to be an expert, and who says these are fakes.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/07/omg——blogger.html

That is what is important. Also that Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama camp is quoted as saying to the L.A. Times, “I can confrim that that is Sen. Obama’s birth certificate”. According to the Obama camp, these are authentic, and according to expert analysis, they are not. That is the only point that needs to be made. That, and that the Obama camp has some explaining to do.


45 posted on 07/04/2008 10:39:14 PM PDT by bomza
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To: brannon
That's the phony certificate with the blacked out number and use of "African" for the race. I don't buy it.
46 posted on 07/04/2008 11:03:36 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Buckhead

Here we go again ping...


47 posted on 07/04/2008 11:50:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: llandres

STOPPING OBAMA IS JOB #1.

And even if folks detest John McCain, compared to O-Bomb-Out, he’d be the Second Coming of Reagan.

Voting for McCain is the only sure way to say NOBAMA in ‘08.

Hence the reason for the name of my blog. This is not a choice between the lesser of two evils, but keeping the greater evil from ever becoming POTUS.

BTW, OBama’s campaign returned to trumpeting their reduced image as really Obama’s “birth certificate” after previously pulling the affirmation.

What idiots!


48 posted on 07/05/2008 4:51:53 AM PDT by Polarik (The Greater Evil)
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To: smoketree
So if he is NOT eligible to be president you don’t care?

Get serious. Just as Bill Clinton, who wasn't removed from office during impeachment, Obama will have his chance to be President whether he is a citizen or not.

49 posted on 07/05/2008 6:49:18 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Seriously that is apples and oranges.
The impeachment trial in the senate followed the rules.

If Obama is not a citizen and not eligible that is breaking a law.

Why have a law as essential as this if we are not going to follow it? It would make everything he does in office illegal.


50 posted on 07/05/2008 9:11:41 AM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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