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Obama’s typos

Typos happen all the time to everybody. I was reported dead on a credit report. My father’s name is a typo on my birth certificate and my mother’s name is a typo on my hospital souvenir certificate. My bank changed my address even though I didn’t move, and so a public record probably existed at one time saying I lived in Torrance, California. The president of a state university once introduced me to a crowd of 5,000 people as a professor at that institution, even though I have never been on the faculty there. In my lifetime I have been called Keevan, Calvin, Kazin, Kerwin, Kelvin, Nevin, and Dave more times than I can count. I used to get mail for the Reverend N. W. Davidson although I have never been a clergyman. I once got a thick padded envelope in my company post office box addressed the Allied General Nuclear Facility in Barnwell, South Carolina (typo in the zip code: 29612 for 298121).

What’s so odd about the Social Security Administration keying a zero for a nine on Obama’s Social Security application? The IRS did exactly the same thing on my tax return one year. My dad’s birth date was wrong in the Social Security database.

Because Obama is a public figure, more things are said about him in public than about me. Many documents are available and have been examined minutely by the news media and the birthers, and thereby the typos are concentrated and made more obvious.

Add to the usual plague of typos, the inevitable confusion when a father and son share the same name.

A book about George Washington, printed in England, said he was born there. And indeed there were birthers back then too, who repeated persistent rumors (after his death) that the Father of Our Country was foreign born.

I don’t think that there is anything at all remarkable about Obama’s typos.


1The delivery error happened. The exact reason for it is speculative. The listed zip codes are from Greenville and Barnwell, SC, but I do not recall what was actually printed on the package. The post office where the package was delivered had the zip code of 29601, but it was also the main post office for the city. What probably happened was that the 29612 got the package as far as the main post office (all incoming mail for the city arrives there) in Greenville, and then the post office box number, since it was a  box at that post office, got it into my box.

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50 Responses to Obama’s typos

  1. avatar
    aesthetocyst March 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    Quite a concentration of errors Doc! Very efficient!

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    Thinker March 7, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    For a lesson in the absurdity of taking obvious typos too literally, see the Bubble Boy episode of Seinfeld where George and the Bubble Boy get into an argument over the answer to the question, “Who invaded Spain in the 8th Century?” The fact that the Trivial Pursuit game in that episode said it was the Moops does not change the fact that it was actually the Moors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia02fGpUQfU

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    Sam the Centipede March 7, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    So Doc, you are admitting to chronic and repeated identity theft and misrepresentation, eh? And misappropriation of mail packets.

    Have you ever used the name Bounel?

    We need to know! Another Obot criminal.

    For da birfers: the above is jest. Ever heard of humor, you hate-filled horrors?

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    Dave March 7, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    One of my hobbies is family history, when causes me to spend quite a bit with miscellaneous public records — birth, marriage, death, pension, draft registration, military discharge, real estate, and especially census. And one thing you learn real quick is that anything found in a public record should be taken with a grain of salt. They are full of errors.

  5. avatar
    Lupin March 7, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    When I lived in the US, I got junk mail addressed to “Lucifer”. It used to spook the mailman. Good times.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 7, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Well, if you want to know about that kind of typo, ask Lupin (inside joke).

    Thinker: The fact that the Trivial Pursuit game in that episode said it was the Moops does not change the fact that it was actually the Moors.

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    MN-Skeptic March 7, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Just this past week I discovered what happens when a 9-digit zip code is mistyped. Imagine my surprise when our mail included two XXX-rated DVDs! The DVD sleeves indicated that this was part of a DVD of the month kind of mailing, so we would be receiving more. Because of that, I called their 1-800 number. The name on the mailing was not ours. When the customer rep looked up the name, it belongs to someone else in the Twin Cities. Apparently, the 9-digit zip code was incorrectly typed in. It was our 9-digit zip code, which then back-fills into our street address. The customer rep assured me he would take care of correcting it.

    I wish this sort of problem would happen to one of those folks declaring that Obama could not possibly have a Connecticut SSN!

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG March 7, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    My last name is just four letters, FOUR. Yet it is constantly misspelled on mail I receive.
    So If typoes = evidence of an alias, I am also known as:
    Andrew Verba
    Andrew Vurba
    Andrew Orba
    Andrew Urba
    Andre Vernan
    Occupant

    Sam the Centipede:
    For da birfers: the above is jest. Ever heard of humor, you hate-filled horrors?

    They haven’t, its something they have in common with the Taliban.

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    Thinker March 7, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    It does. Orly once got a traffic ticket in which her name was originally listed as Obly. She posted an email recently from a staffer of a member of Congress in which she was referred to her as Ms. Esquire.

    Who is this Obly Esquire? Is she also a fascist, America-hating pseudo-lawyer? Maybe she’s the person who took the bar exam allegedly passed by the person known as Orly Taitz. So many questions. Why is her whole past sealed and scrubbed?

    MN-Skeptic:
    I wish this sort of problem would happen to one of those folks declaring that Obama could not possibly have a Connecticut SSN!

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    Lupin March 7, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Well, if you want to know about that kind of typo, ask Lupin (inside joke).

    Indeed! 🙂 That’s why we need more interns! 🙂

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    richCares March 7, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I was born at home, no birth certificate, for 17 years I celebrated my birthday on April 5, when I joined US Marines they wanted proof of birth , they said they would accept my baptism cert, (no longer acceptable but was back then 1956). The baptism cert showed April 6, I tried to get that corrected but failed. The recruiting officer said the two different dates will haunt me and I can’t get in Marines, just agree with April 6 and all is well, so I did, and years later I was able to get a delayed BC that states April 6. (needed for a passport). Recently I checked that old baptism cert, on close inspection I saw a sloppy 5 that resembled a 6.

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    Majority Will March 7, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    richCares:
    I was born at home, no birth certificate, for 17 years I celebrated my birthday on April 5, when I joined US Marines they wanted proof of birth , they said they would accept my baptism cert, (no longer acceptable but was back then 1956). The baptism cert showed April 6, I tried to get that corrected but failed. The recruiting officer said the two different dates will haunt me and I can’t get in Marines, just agree with April 6 and all is well, so I did, and years later I was able to get a delayed BC that states April 6. (needed for a passport). Recently I checked that old baptism cert, on close inspection I saw a sloppy 5 that resembled a 6.

    Then celebrate both days!

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    ArthurWankspittle March 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Who is this Obly Esquire? Is she also a fascist, America-hating pseudo-lawyer? Maybe she’s the person who took the bar exam allegedly passed by the person known as Orly Taitz. So many questions. Why is her whole past sealed and scrubbed?

    Are you sure it’s not “Orly E Squire” as in “Wile E Coyote”?

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    W. Kevin Vicklund March 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    My father and grandfather have the same first and last names as I do, I use my middle name (because of that), my last name is as you see (commonly misspelled), my father and I shared an address for a while, worked for the same company for several years, graduated from the same college, and are even in the same fraternity, and I was born on my parents anniversary and my great-grandfather’s 100th birthday. The birthers would have a field day with all the variants of my identity on official records.

    Some examples off the top of my head

    W K Vicklund
    W(…) Vicklund
    Kevin Vickland
    Kevin W(…) Vicklund
    W(…) Vicklund Kevin
    W(…) Vicklund [where it is my father who is being addressed, even though he is dead and never lived at this address]
    W(…) Vicklund, Jr. [we have different middle names, so no Sr./Jr. or I/II/III]
    Mr. Wicklund

    You get the idea. Now imagine all the things that would turn up on those credit checks.

  15. avatar
    G. Palamas March 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Dr. C,

    The problem is that there are literally hundreds of anomalies and just as many attempts at delays and cover-ups by the administration, Obama, or both.

    Image only photoshop .pdf birth certs, which changed and took years to release
    no release of school records
    ssn that is from an inexplicable state (someone hit the wrong key? that was your explanation before, which is laughable)
    a book which bio states he was from Kenya

    and literally hundreds more “coincidences”

    Yet you blame other people for thinking all these anomalies are all coincidental

    I didn’t come to get yelled at, just to discuss. I’ve noticed that happens all the time here.

    ps – his false SSN also fails e-verify, to which your only response is “it’s illegal to run e-verify” — that’s a pretty entertaining response

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    Woodrowfan March 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    MN-Skeptic:
    Just this past week I discovered what happens when a 9-digit zip code is mistyped. Imagine my surprise when our mail included two XXX-rated DVDs! The DVD sleeves indicated that this was part of a DVD of the month kind of mailing, so we would be receiving more. Because of that, I called their 1-800 number. The name on the mailing was not ours. When the customer rep looked up the name, it belongs to someone else in the Twin Cities. Apparently, the 9-digit zip code was incorrectly typed in. It was our 9-digit zip code, which then back-fills into our street address. The customer rep assured me he would take care of correcting it.

    I wish this sort of problem would happen to one of those folks declaring that Obama could not possibly have a Connecticut SSN!

    yeah, but were the videos any good??

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    richCares March 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    “ps – his false SSN also fails e-verify”
    Obama has been doing his tax forms since he was 17 using his SSN, when you use a SSN that is not yours, your forms are refused and returned. How many times has Obama’s tax form been returned? Seize that OK

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    Majority Will March 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    G. Palamas:
    Dr. C,

    The problem is that there are literally hundreds of anomalies and just as many attempts at delays and cover-ups by the administration, Obama, or both.

    Image only photoshop .pdf birth certs, which changed and took years to release
    no release of school records
    ssn that is from an inexplicable state (someone hit the wrong key? that was your explanation before, which is laughable)
    a book which bio states he was from Kenya

    and literally hundreds more “coincidences”

    Yet you blame other people for thinking all these anomalies are all coincidental

    I didn’t come to get yelled at, just to discuss. I’ve noticed that happens all the time here.

    ps – his false SSN also fails e-verify, to which your only response is “it’s illegal to run e-verify” — that’s a pretty entertaining response

    Literally hundreds? How many debunked fantasies did you list? Your post is asinine. Please note: I’m attacking the idiotic things you claim and not you.

    Do you understand the difference between saying foolish things and being a fool?

    Why would Joseph Farah of WND, a sworn political enemy of the President who offered to crap on his birthday cake and cites his own publications, create and spread so many lies about the President?

    You believe him because you also despise the President. The truth is inconsequential to a birther and promoting a mountain of lies ad nauseam is acceptable if it justifies your mission to delegitimize.

    It’s that simple.

  19. avatar
    Reality Check March 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Did they have a plot?

    Woodrowfan: yeah, but were the videos any good??

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    Reality Check March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    President Obama doesn’t “fail e-Verify”. One “fails” e-Verify if you provide a social security number to an employer that is not yours or is incorrect. That is not the case here. If we can believe the amateur Birther sleuths like Linda Jordan and Susan Daniels who illegally used the system and who claim that the number 042-xx-xxxx that probably once belonged to Barack Obama comes up as invalid then a very likely answer is that he changed his social security number after Orly Taitz and every Birther with a blog published his original number.

    If you were the most recognized public figure in the US and your social security number were compromised would you consider quietly changing to another number? Of course you would.

    G. Palamas: ps – his false SSN also fails e-verify, to which your only response is “it’s illegal to run e-verify” — that’s a pretty entertaining response

  21. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    I don’t know about “hundreds” but birthers making mistakes, misreading things and telling outright lies do add up.

    For example, your lie below about “image only” PDF birth certificates. The original paper form was provided to the press the day it was released. One reporter felt the seal and snapped a photo of the paper form.

    Not releasing a school record is not an anomaly.

    SSN from a typo? Several commenters on this blog have the same issue.

    The bio was not from or for a book.

    Birthers, such as yourself, apparently stay alive and can even use a computer to some extent. How mystifies me.

    G. Palamas:
    Dr. C,

    The problem is that there are literally hundreds of anomalies and just as many attempts at delays and cover-ups by the administration, Obama, or both.

    Image only photoshop .pdf birth certs, which changed and took years to release
    no release of school records
    ssn that is from an inexplicable state (someone hit the wrong key? that was your explanation before, which is laughable)
    a book which bio states he was from Kenya

    and literally hundreds more “coincidences”

    Yet you blame other people for thinking all these anomalies are all coincidental

    I didn’t come to get yelled at, just to discuss. I’ve noticed that happens all the time here.

    ps – his false SSN also fails e-verify, to which your only response is “it’s illegal to run e-verify” — that’s a pretty entertaining response

  22. avatar
    justlw March 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    G. Palamas: a book which bio states he was from Kenya

    Title of this book? ISBN number? Excerpt of the bio? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?

  23. avatar
    MN-Skeptic March 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Woodrowfan: yeah, but were the videos any good??

    ‘Fraid I wasn’t terribly interested in them 😯 , and I sure wasn’t going to let my husband check them out 😎 , so we’ll never know.

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    Rickey March 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Reality Check:

    If you were the most recognized public figure in the US and your social security number were compromised would you consider quietly changing to another number? Of course you would.

    About ten years ago a book which chronicles the career of The Beach Boys was published in the U.K. It contained musicians’ union recording session records which included the SSNs of each member of the group, as well as the musicians. The publisher in the U.K. had no idea that the SSN data is sensitive and can be misused, and the numbers were redacted in subsequent printings. However, the damage was done.

    I know for a fact that at least one of the guitarists who played with The Beach Boys was able to get a new SSN because of the public disclosure of his original SSN.

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    justlw March 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    G. Palamas: The problem is that there are literally hundreds of anomalies

    Because I love analogies, and I love beating dead horses, here’s a web site, which you may have heard of:

    http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

    Now, it says right on the label that these are FACTS. And there are literally thousands of them (unlike the birther “Obama anomalies”, which do not in fact literally add up to hundreds).

    Oh, you might claim that these Chuck Norris facts are hyperbole. You might even attempt to disprove as many of these as you care to. (“I have checked with astronomers, and they have told me that Pluto was never actually the Earth’s moon, so Chuck Norris cannot have roundhouse kicked it into its current position.”) But: thousands. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, you know!? Therefore Chuck Norris is actually a superhuman.

    My point, if I indeed have one: it doesn’t matter if you collect “literally hundreds” or even thousands of conjectures, if they are all, in fact, false.

  26. avatar
    richCares March 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I really feel sorry for birthers, my local birther lost his relationship with his daughter, his wife left him, he is in much misery. Hating Obama is hazardous to happiness. Can you imagine how happy a biirther could be if they dropped the bither stuff.

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    donna March 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    richCares: Can you imagine how happy a biirther could be if they dropped the bither stuff.

    they would then have to admit the REAL reasons behind their cause _______

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    donna March 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Rickey:

    in 2008, susan daniels was much more truthful in an article on her website “Subjects with Multiple SSN’s”

    http://www.confidentialresource.com/2008/07/09/subjects-with-multiple-ssns/

    she omitted identity theft, in which case you can get a new SSN

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG March 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    richCares:
    I really feel sorry for birthers, my local birther lost his relationship with his daughter, his wife left him, he is in much misery. Hating Obama is hazardous to happiness. Can you imagine how happy a biirther could be if they dropped the bither stuff.

    Why feel sorry for them? They bring this on themselves. They are responsible for their own actions, and must live with the consequences of those actions. They have a choice, obviously being bile spewing zealots is all that matters to them.

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    Rickey March 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    donna:
    Rickey:

    in 2008, susan daniels was much more truthful in an article on her website “Subjects with Multiple SSN’s”

    http://www.confidentialresource.com/2008/07/09/subjects-with-multiple-ssns/

    she omitted identity theft, in which case you can get a new SSN

    I was working on a case yesterday and the subject I was interested in had two SSNs associated with his name. However, one of them clearly was there due to a typographical error because the numbers were the same except for one digit.

    I wonder what Susan Daniels has gained from her birtherism. A man named Thomas McFarland in Georgia did some research last year and discovered that Susan Daniels’ business had no other employees and has annual sales of less than $65,000. I would guess that a P.I. in Ohio can bill about $60/hour, which if accurate means that she bills out only about 20 hours per week.

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    Bonsall Obot March 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    richCares:
    I was born at home, no birth certificate…

    A likely story, you Kenyan Socialist.

  32. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    Birtherism is a debilitating disease.

    donna: in 2008, susan daniels was much more truthful in an article on her website “Subjects with Multiple SSN’s”

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    G March 8, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    AGREED!!

    As repeated observation of their behavior shows…once anyone starts down the path of believing crazy things due to their emotional prejudices…it becomes a downward spiral into ever increasing madness and lack of discernment.

    That seems to be true for all sorts of paranoids and crazies in general…which the Birthers are certainly a particular subset.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Birtherism is a debilitating disease.

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    The Magic M March 8, 2013 at 5:00 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Birtherism is a debilitating disease.

    Or just an example of how people have no problem being dishonest when it suits their political cause.
    Same with Corsi – in his first anti-Obama book, he didn’t even bother to mention the Vattelist theory, yet some years later he had no problem claiming “everybody learned in civics class you need two citizen parents”. That’s not a disease, that is planned propaganda.
    (Or remember the time when he, the author of “Where’s the birth certificate?”, claimed for a while that “it was never about the birth certificate” and that the BC issue was actually invented by Obots to distract from the NBC issue. Of course some weeks later he had already “forgotten” that again.)

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    misha marinsky March 8, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    ArthurWankspittle: Why is her whole past sealed and scrubbed?

    Because she was born Svetlana Aeurbach, in Moldovia, USSR. There is reason to believe she was a streetwalker in Romania, before going to Israel where she changed both names.

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    JPotter March 8, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    richCares: Can you imagine how happy a biirther could be if they dropped the bither stuff.

    But that would mean drinking the kool-aid.

    Bitterness is an acquired taste. They are creatures in the desert, RC.

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    Thinker March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Speaking of typos: Here’s a story about a guy who lost his condo to foreclosure because of a typo. Wells Fargo claimed that he owed them money for property taxes he failed to pay, but it was actually his neighbor who owed the taxes. Somebody somewhere entered the wrong parcel number in the record. After Well Fargo increased his monthly mortgage payments to cover the cost of the unpaid taxes (that he didn’t actually owe), he fell behind on his mortgage because he couldn’t afford the higher payment. By the time Wells Fargo acknowledged the error, the homeowner was well behind in his payments and the bank foreclosed.

    It sounds to me like he should have gotten an attorney earlier in the case, but I suppose he figured it would all be straightened out since the whole problem arose from what was clearly a typographical error. I’m sure these things happen every day. His case made the news because he died during a recent court hearing for the lawsuit he filed against Wells Fargo.

    http://www.laweekly.com/2013-03-07/news/wells-fargo-typo-victim-dead-larry-delassus/

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    Arthur March 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    JPotter: Bitterness is an acquired taste. They are creatures in the desert, RC.

    That’s true. For example, a couple of days ago, Bill O’Reilly apparently dissed birtherism on his Fox television show. Here’s what some of the people at ORYR said of O’Reilly or his misdeed:

    CommyKiller: “Once a TRAITOR always a TRAITOR. Reilly (sic) is Scumm (sic). Haven’t listened to him for over 4 yrs. now. I regret having watched this…When you finally decide to tune out, you won’t believe how much time you wasted… ”

    Alderwood: “Reminder: Cancel your Cable (sic) or you’re directly funding O’Reilly. Just tuning him out doesn’t alter that.”

    JohnDoeSr.: “Yep, just stop watching. I did years ago and it feels good. Also, his ratings may still be at the top of the cable news networks….but they are down several hundred thousand from their peak. Just tune him out.”

    The birthers’ typical response to opinion or information that contradicts their assumptions is to call the source a traitor and to censor the message. Soon enough, they occupy an echoey desert of their own paranoid imaginings.

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    Paul Pieniezny March 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Thinker:
    Speaking of typos: Here’s a story about a guy who lost his condo to foreclosure because of a typo. Wells Fargo claimed that he owed them money for property taxes he failed to pay, but it was actually his neighbor who owed the taxes. Somebody somewhere entered the wrong parcel number in the record. After Well Fargo increased his monthly mortgage payments to cover the cost of the unpaid taxes (that he didn’t actually owe), he fell behind on his mortgage because he couldn’t afford the higher payment. By the time Wells Fargo acknowledged the error, the homeowner was well behind in his payments and the bank foreclosed.

    It sounds to me like he should have gotten an attorney earlier in the case, but I suppose he figured it would all be straightened out since the whole problem arose from what was clearly a typographical error. I’m sure these things happen every day. His case made the news because he died during a recent court hearing for the lawsuit he filed against Wells Fargo.

    http://www.laweekly.com/2013-03-07/news/wells-fargo-typo-victim-dead-larry-delassus/

    Reading it, he had a lawyer, probably a friend of the family, who noticed the typo late in the process. It is hinted the lawyer was out of depth in a case like this.

    Of course, overhere it could not happen. Banks overhere are too cautious to make such errors, particularly since for many years the standard procedure taken by justices of the peace in such cases is to take away the bank’s right to interest. The harmed customer would only have to pay the principal capital still owned. Of course, in an age with very low interest rates, that is not much of a punishment, but since it is virtually automatic, It puts the bank in an awkward position when the lawyers start talking to each other over a way to settle the problem.

    One wonders why the bank would indeed foreclose nevertheless and let it go to trial, and what reason the judge had to hint that he would decide in favour of the bank. I guess the bank had to recognize the tax they paid on behalf of another customer (if the person who WAS in arrears on his taxes was not a customer of the same bank, I would think the tax agency made the typo) was unrecoverable – so they decided to limit their expenses and not to be too customerfriendly with the other client. It is still greed, of course.

  40. avatar
    ergo March 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy argues:
    Typos happen all the time,
    therefore obama’s unusual ssn must be attributed to typos.

    One couldn’t have asked for a more succinct example of an unscientific and biased approach.

    Further, his need to deride those he doesn’t agree with by calling them cranks and assorted other names demonstrates that he’s academically underdeveloped, intellectually insecure, and emotionally immature for his advanced age.

    Some things are plain to those who care to see.

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    Majority Will March 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    ergo:
    Dr. Conspiracy argues:
    Typos happen all the time,
    therefore obama’s unusual ssn must be attributed to typos.

    One couldn’t have asked for a more succinct example of an unscientific and biased approach.

    Further, his need to deride those he doesn’t agree with by calling them cranks and assorted other names demonstrates that he’s academically underdeveloped, intellectually insecure, and emotionally immature for his advanced age.

    Some things are plain to those who care to see.

    And this is a privately owned blog and you’re a guest. Do you know what that means?

    It’s real simple.

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    donna March 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    ergo:: Some things are plain to those who care to see.

    like taitz deleting posts and guests who disagree with her?

    recently, i simply attempted to post a link to a decision in one of her lawsuits which was dismissed – she hadn’t yet posted it which led her flock to believe it was still pending – she deleted it

    yes the reason for the deletion was very “plain to those who care to see.”

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    Rickey March 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    ergo:
    Dr. Conspiracy argues:
    Typos happen all the time,
    therefore obama’s unusual ssn must be attributed to typos.

    One couldn’t have asked for a more succinct example of an unscientific and biased approach.

    Further, his need to deride those he doesn’t agree with by calling them cranks and assorted other names demonstrates that he’s academically underdeveloped, intellectually insecure, and emotionally immature for his advanced age.

    Some things are plain to those who care to see.

    Typos occur all the time. When I was in Navy Communications one of my jobs was to find and correct errors, and it was full-time work. Teletypists would hit the wrong key, invert numbers, omit or misspell words, etc.

    I worked with some excellent typists, but all of them made mistakes occasionally. The best would catch their own mistakes and correct them, but most typists do not qualify as “the best.”

    And while Obama’s SSN may be unusual, it certainly isn’t unheard of. My ex-wife has a SSN with a Pennsylvania prefix. She has never lived or worked in Pennsylvania. How do you explain that? She has no idea how it happened.

  44. avatar
    misha marinsky March 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    ergo: Some things are plain to those who care to see.

    How can I see anything? I live in the backroom.

  45. avatar
    J.D. Sue March 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    ergo: Typos happen all the time,
    therefore obama’s unusual ssn must be attributed to typos.
    One couldn’t have asked for a more succinct example of an unscientific and biased approach.

    I prefer the unbiased/scientific explanation – That Obama’s grandmother, anticipating that her Hawaiian-Kenyan-Indonesian-Thai grandson must be groomed to run for President of the U.S.A.decades later, arranged to steal the SSN of a Russian immigrant who had boarded at the home of Obama’s future wife’s great great grandmother in CT, and who–at the age of 119–moved in with the Obamas in Chicago, and even may have married Obama’s wife at some point. Typo Shmypo.

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    Dave B. March 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Ain’t that the truth.

    ergo: Some things are plain to those who care to see.

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    Paper March 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    You misunderstand. You are derided by some because you *persist* with utter nonsense with no actual cause, while thinking you can harrass a president, much less any human being, with such crap.

    Birtherism doesn’t even rise to the level of disagreement. Every human being deserves some measure of dignity and respect, no matter how despicable they may be, but that is not true for opinions. It would be irresponsible, immature, and an indication of insecurity to pretend such opinions as expressed by birthers deserve respect.

    ergo:
    Further, his need to deride those he doesn’t agree with by calling them cranks and assorted other names demonstrates that he’s academically underdeveloped, intellectually insecure, and emotionally immature for his advanced age.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    But then I didn’t say that Obama’s Connecticut SSN MUST be a typo because it could be a typo. It could be a typo, or it might have been something else.

    However, there is nothing scientific about attributing the Connecticut number to a massive cover up at the social-security administration, the IRS, the selective service system, a host of crimes, and no possible rational for anyone to do it in the first place.

    That’s just “crazy,” to use Senator Graham’s word for birtherism.

    The scientific rationale for the simpler explanation of the Connecticut SSN is called Occam’s Razor.

    I do occasionally call people “cranks” but that is more often used in response to legal theories that are contrary to what the courts and legal scholars hold as consensus. I also use it for certain image analyses which are demonstrably unscientific. If you were to come saying you had invented a perpetual motion machine, or that the Income Tax is illegal, I would call you a crank too.

    ergo: Dr. Conspiracy argues:
    Typos happen all the time,
    therefore obama’s unusual ssn must be attributed to typos.

    One couldn’t have asked for a more succinct example of an unscientific and biased approach.

    Further, his need to deride those he doesn’t agree with by calling them cranks and assorted other names demonstrates that he’s academically underdeveloped, intellectually insecure, and emotionally immature for his advanced age.

    Some things are plain to those who care to see.

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    MTinMO March 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    I was once turned down for credit because a check showed two SS#’s under my name. I knew I had never used any SS# other than my own, so was confused about how that can happen. Turned out the “2nd” number was 1 number different from my own SS# and was obviously misread by someone inputting said number. They mistook a 9 to be a 4. Had they been paying close attention they could have noticed I didn’t make my 9s like that, but they obviously didn’t use enough care. Since the 2 numbers are not next to each other on the keypad, one must assume it was misread versus a typo.

    My spouse and I have found pages full of errors on our credit reports, including many other peoples data with the same or similar names put on ours because there is no middle name or initial in my spouses name. It has also included my spouse’s name with said spouses sibling when they had never had debts in common or indeed never owned the kind of cars in question. It has us living in places we have never even traveled to and holding jobs we have never held. It has listed debts as open that were paid long ago and even has showed one of us as deceased and about 50 years older than either of us are. I even had one background check come up with a person of the same name who had a criminal record. The fact that the race and age were wrong helped them to realize that it wasn’t me and that I do not have and have never had a criminal record. So when it comes to a few errors in the president’s checks or on e-verify, I have no faith in the data. I also have no problem believing that once birthers like Orly put the presidents SS# out into cyberspace that others have undoubtedly utilized to create false names, addresses and other information. We already know a certain individual in Colorado Springs, Colorado sent a change of address to the Selective Service board under President Obama’s name- giving his own Colorado Springs address as the new address. He received an obvious computer generated card back in return. It is not lawful to do something of the sort, nor is it necessary to notify Selective Service of a change of address when one has reached an age far past the age one must be registered and update Selective Service on such changes. I do believe the same individual has run illegal e-verify checks too, just as Susan Daniels has done. You are not supposed to use e-verify for checking anything other than people you are employing in your business. The president doesn’t qualify as your employee for such acts to be legal. I would love to see these kinds of people hammered (not in the literal sense) for using such services in a manner not lawful and legal and to start seeing some of them pay the price for their deceptions and illegal acts. I really wish the president could sue the pants off these fools who have tried to discredit him and tarnish his name. I know he can’t and has much more important things to deal with than these cretins, but it would sure be pleasurable to watch!

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    The Magic M March 13, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    MTinMO: The president doesn’t qualify as your employee

    Did the “the President is our employee” meme ever come up about a previous president? To me, it has the connotation of “that BOY better do as I say and know his place”…