Revenge of the ‘Birthers’

The whole so-called “birther” controversy made me scratch my head for a while. There were so many in the mainstream media (MSM) and the Congress exclaiming it was “lunacy” to pursue the alleged president’s eligibility to be President of the United States of America; it was a crazy conspiracy theory … a distraction to the “real issues facing America,” according to some … you know who you are.

I never bought that argument. If the president of the United States is not who he says he is, then that’s a real big problem for this American. It’s called fraud; that’s a felony. If the alleged president of the United States of America committed fraud to attain the reigns of power of the world’s most powerful nation, then where did he come from? Who is sponsoring this usurpation of our Constitution? It is becoming increasingly clear the MSM is complicit in much of this; otherwise, why do they not report the evidence and facts as they stand now regarding Obama’s eligibility?

The question has always been is Obama’s birth certificate legitimate? Is it an official long-form birth certificate issued by the State of Hawaii in Aug. 1961? The whole issue could be settled if Obama would release the microfiche of the actual long-form birth certificate–case closed. But Obama has released several digital versions of his alleged birth certificate instead. Disturbingly, Arpaio reports immigration records for the week of 1 Aug. 1961 through 7 Aug. 1961–the week Obama was born–are conspicuously missing from the archives in Washington.

From the beginning, Obama and his minions claimed the Live Birth Announcement from Hawaii was Obama’s official birth certificate. The Daily Kos claimed it was a birth certificate, but was actually a Certificate of Live Birth. One can obtain a Certificate of Live Birth from any State. It is not considered an official long-form birth certificate.

Interestingly, when Donald Trump created a media firestorm by questioning the alleged president’s credentials regarding his eligibility, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, comes a copy of Obama’s long-form birth certificate posted to the White House website.

Hold on a minute! I thought the Live Birth Announcement was the official birth certificate? That’s what the Daily Kos and Obama et al. had led us all to believe. So, if the Live Birth Announcement was not the official birth certificate, why did Obama wait so long to release it?

That’s when I began to smell a rat–a really big, nasty one.  It appeared to me that Trump’s media clout was taking a toll on Obama; he wanted the whole thing to go away. I think Obama messed up.

I’ve worked professionally as a graphics designer. I’ve had some of my work published on sites like IOwnTheWorld, and others. The electronic file the White House posted to their website struck me as strange. At the time, I heard on Dana Loesch’s radio show some were blogging layers were preserved in the image of the alleged long-form birth certificate posted to the White House website.

What are layers? Well, in a nutshell, layers are used to construct and “build-up” digital images with graphical design software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, etc. For example, you might have an image of a bucolic landscape scene on one layer, and an image of a flying pink elephant on a new layer. By merging or collapsing the layers in the image, you’re able to create a graphic of a pink elephant flying through a bucolic landscape scene.

When I downloaded the PDF file of Obama’s alleged long-form birth certificate from the W.H. website, I opened it up in Adobe Illustrator and discovered the document did indeed contain nine separate layers. I found this somewhat unusual, since most graphic professionals merge layers into one layer before publishing to the web.

The PDF file of Obama’s alleged long-form birth certificate revealing the nine layers when viewed in Adobe Illustrator (Photo: The Right Planet).

I decided to conduct my own “investigation” by applying the scientific method, as I understand it, to the PDF file released by the White House.

The Scientific Method

  • Observe
  • Make predictions
  • Test your predictions
  • Draw a conclusion

Following observation of the document, I surmised I needed a “control document.” Typically, when one scans a document, even if you save it as a PDF file, the document will only contain one layer of image data. This is almost always the case.

Now, some “experts” have dismissed this anomaly by saying the PDF file was saved as an “optimized file,” or optimized for OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Firstly, the OCR argument can be dispensed with outright, in my opinion, and in the opinion of others.

OCR software is used to recognize text in images, if it can. The software attempts to recognize fonts in the image and to correlate the text with ASCII text, so the document can be searched and edited. This is what OCR does. The White House electronic file fails all three tests. The file is not searchable; it contains no recognizable fonts; and is not editable.

Secondly, it is true that if you save a PDF file as an “optimized” file it will create a number of extra layers in Adobe Illustrator. So, I should be able to replicate these results by printing off the PDF file of Obama’s birth certificate; scan the newly printed file; and save it as a PDF file. I can then open the scanned document in Adobe Acrobat and run a command called “Optimize scanned PDF.” When I reopen the optimized file in Adobe Illustrator, I should see extra layer data.

A scanned copy of the W.H. birth certificate saved as an optimized PDF (Photo: The Right Planet).

And that is exactly what you get when you work through the aforementioned steps–around 45 layers (see below). What’s important to note to is the placement of the layer boundaries within the scanned and optimized PDF file. The layers do not directly correlate with specific information, but link to areas in the electronic file that can be adjusted to reduce file size. The whole purpose of file optimization is to reduce the file size, in terms of byte size.  The electronic file of Obama’s alleged long-form birth certificate released by the White House contains nine linked layers to specific information within the “document.” This nine-layer, linked effect cannot be replicated using the OCR and optimization options available in the Adobe software used to create the electronic file.

Interestingly, this is what others have discovered when they run through the same experiment. This means we are replicating similar results. The problem is nobody has been able to replicate nine layers using the technical explanations provided by the “experts” for the PDF document released by the White House. How do we replicate a PDF with the exact same nine layers if the document is not manipulated? That’s called an anomaly.

Mike Zullo, lead investigator for the Cold Case Posse, has provided short videos debunking the optical character recognition (OCR) and file optimization theories put forth by those defending the authenticity of the electronic file of Obama’s alleged long-from birth certificate. During Sheriff Arpaio’s recent March 31 press conference, the videos were shown to the public. I’ve included the video of the press conference at the end of this article. Here are the pertinent markers in the press conference video for the aforementioned videos:

Mike Zullo Presentation at March 31 Arpaio Press Conference

  • Overview @ 49:00 min.
  • OCR Test @ 55:32 min.
  • File Optimization @ 1:00:06 min.
  • Conclusion @ 1:08:10 min.

There are numerous other technical issues with the PDF released by the White House–such as the mathematically-perfect signature of the mother, and text-kerning occurring in many locations within the document.  And one of the most damning: the entire date stamp can be moved in its entirety around the “document.” There should be no evidence of text-kerning or mathematically-perfect text within a document that was allegedly filled out with a typewriter in 1961.

Early on, around the time the White House released the alleged long-form birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama, a National Review article was published alleging to debunk the claims of the “birthers” in regard to the legitimacy of the electronic file posted to the White House web site:

“What’s plausible is that somewhere along the way — from the scanning device to the PDF-creation software, both of which can perform OCR (optical character recognition) — these partial/pseudo-text images were created and saved. What’s not plausible is that the government spent all this time manufacturing Obama’s birth certificate only to commit the laughably rookie mistake of exporting the layers from Photoshop, or whatever photo editing software they are meant to have used. It’s likely that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner. Let’s leave it at that.

UPDATE: I’ve confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.[…]”

It’s apparent the NRO article is attempting to provide two different explanations for the layer data contained in the PDF file. On one hand, the author says the anomalies are simply caused by someone who “forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner.” The reader is encouraged to just “leave it at that.” Ironically, the author then updates the article to provide an additional explanation that the electronic file has been saved as an optimized file. Which is it? OCR or optimization (file compression)? They are both completely different animals. I think, at this point, both scenarios are chock full of holes, and do not hold up under intense scrutiny.

Well, it appears some are starting to take notice of these striking anomalies. I say, “It’s about time!” The evidence may be dry and technical, but it’s crucial to getting to the truth. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not backing down on his investigation into Obama’s birth certificate. Arpaio has uncovered some disturbing evidence that not only is Obama’s birth certificate a forgery, but Obama’s selective service registration appears to be a forgery as well.

And now, none other than Lord Monckton is weighing in on the controversy. Monckton now believes the birth certificate released by Obama gives Sheriff Joe and his posse a “right to be worried.” So, the investigation is indeed international in scope now.

I will attest that my own findings align themselves with Arpaio’s own Cold Case Posse investigation. I just find the evidence too damning to be ignored. It needs to be thoroughly investigated.

The Left can spew all the invective, ridicule and bile they want over the issue of Barack’s birth certificate. It won’t help to dispel the facts surrounding the matter; it will only help to further exasperate the situation.

By the way, if you were applying for a high-paying, big-time, prestigious job, and provided the following as a resume, do you think you would get the job?

Obama’s Empty Resume

  1. Dunham-Obama marriage license. Not released.
  2. Dunham-Soetoro marriage license. Not released.
  3. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama adoption records. Not released.
  4. Obama’s aka Soetoro’s Besuki School application obtained. (evidence)
  5. Obama’s aka Soetoro’s Punahou School records. Not released.
  6. Selective Service Registration – a proven forgery released and a criminal act.
  7. Obama’s Occidental College records. Not released.
  8. Obama’s passport from Indonesia, he had to have one to attend school in Indonesia. Not released.
  9. Obama’s U.S. Passport, if one exists. Not released.
  10. Obama entered Pakistan on what countries passport. Not released.
  11. Obama’s Columbia University records, a foreign exchange student? Not released.
  12. Obama’s Columbia University thesis. Not released.
  13. Not one name of any student who knows Obama attendant Columbia released or known.
  14. Obama’s Harvard Law School records, a foreign exchange student? Not released.
  15. Obama’s Harvard Law Review articles, none released.
  16. Obama’s Baptism certificate, if one exists? None released.
  17. Obama’s Illinois State Senate records. Not released.
  18. Obama’s Illinois State Senate schedule. Not released (alleged to have been lost).
  19. Obama’s Law practices client list and billing records. Not released.
  20. Obama’s University of Chicago scholarly articles, none released or exist?
  21. The reason Obama lost his license to practice law in Illinois. Not released. (forgery)


Sheriff Joe Arpaio March 31 News Conference

Video produced by Western Journalism

About Brent Parrish

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