Main Menu

Archive | Guest Essays

“Banned ‘Birther’ Breaks the BR Censorship Barrier, Part 2

The Cold Case Posse’s “Universe Shattering” Evidence

Opinion: By Brian Reilly To: Kevin Davidson, Dr. Conspiracy

In my last article, published on this site, through the courtesy of Dr. Conspiracy, it was necessary for me to establish the fact that I indeed came up with the idea to request Sheriff Arpaio to investigate what I believed were anomalies that I saw on the PDF copy of President Obama’s birth certificate that was posted on the White House website, April 27, 2011. It was my belief that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), reported to be the third largest in the nation, would have had the resources to give me answers regarding the authenticity of the purported Obama birth certificate document. It was also my belief that Sheriff Arpaio was among the few who would have the will to take on the project. Unfortunately, the MCSO didn’t do the investigation. On August 22, 2011, Sheriff Arpaio decided to turn the “investigation” over to Commander Mike Zullo and his all volunteer “Cold Case Posse Inc.” so that, as I was told by Arpaio, no tax payer dollars would be spent on the project. As we all know, Commander Zullo’s first trip to Hawaii incurred approximately $9,600.00 in taxpayer funded expenses. The non-profit Cold Case Posse Inc. was supposedly operating only on public donations. But as we have learned, the Cold Case Posse has filed no Form 990s with the IRS and the Sheriff when interviewed said that his office has no financial oversight of the CCP. The CCP finances remain an enigma with zero accountability to the public.

Continue Reading →

Banned ‘Birther’ Breaks the BR Censorship Barrier

The Cold Case Posse’s “Universe Shattering” Evidence

Opinion: By Brian Reilly To: Kevin Davidson, Dr. Conspiracy

Once again, America is being told by Birther news outlets that new, universe shattering evidence about the Obama investigation will be released by Commander Mike Zullo and his non-profit, all volunteer, Cold Case Posse in March, or possibly April or possibly May or, possibly never, depending on who the Birther spokesperson is for the day. Even if new evidence were released this month, the Cold Case Posse has cried wolf so many times, who really is going to listen, except hardcore, agenda driven Birthers?

But wait a minute…..Brian Reilly…..isn’t he a Birther? Why is he writing to Dr. Conspiracy??? I’m glad that you asked. I’ve been banned at many Birther websites, including Birther Report. Many Birther sites put my comments into an endless, black cavern of moderation with my comments never seeing the light of day or the courtesy of a reply or a posting. My comments don’t fit the Birther narrative. On one particularly nefarious Birther website I’ve read threats and defamatory statements directed toward me for simply speaking my opinion. Do these tactics sound familiar? I came to Dr. Conspiracy’s website because, I had no other choice. I believed that he would give me the freedom to write and publish my thoughts. I was right. I am grateful for Dr. Conspiracy’s courtesy.

Yes, Dr. Conspiracy has me listed on his Birthers A-Z list, but I have never considered myself a Birther. I simply had questions about President Obama’s birth certificate, based on the PDF I saw posted on April 27, 2011 on the White House website. Many wanted answers as did I. But no, I don’t consider myself a Birther. Continue Reading →

The Many Lies of Joseph Farah

by Loren Collins

I retired my blog, Barackryphal, at the end of 2013 because I was burnt out on Birtherism. After five years, it’s simply become a rehashing of the same tropes, and there’s little new to address.

However, after WorldNetDaily all but gave up on its Birther interests in the fall of 2012, WND President Joseph Farah has recently raised its spectre again, and in doing so yet again demonstrated some abject dishonesty that I felt compelled to address. Others have called him out for his supposed hypocrisy over his reactions to Barack Obama and Ted Cruz.

But I’m not here to call him a hypocrite. I’m here to document that he’s a liar. To wit, in his column of April 23, 2011, Joseph Farah wrote:

“WND never reported that Obama had spent $2 million hiding his birth certificate.”

Whereas five months earlier, on December 9, 2010, Farah said:

“Obama has spent at least $2 million fighting efforts to release his birth certificate.”

And that’s just Farah himself; he claimed that WND had never reported this, when in fact WND reporters had said this dozens of times.

On February 19, 2011, Joseph Farah wrote:

“I don’t know any thinking, rational person who questions the existence of Obama’s birth certificate.”

But what did Farah himself say two years earlier, on Chuck Crismier’s radio show on June 5, 2009?

“There’s a reason that Barack Obama will not show the American people his birth certificate. I believe he doesn’t have one.”

And who else questions the existence of Obama’s birth certificate? Why, none other than WND’s senior reporter, Jerome Corsi. Because Corsi had this to say on The Alex Jones Show on January 20, 2011, just one month before Farah claimed that no “thinking, rational person” would say such a thing:

“The key document that should be produced, if it exists and I don’t believe it does, is the long-form, hospital-generated Hawaiian birth certificate for Barack Obama.”

Continue Reading →

Scanning for Dummies – Why the CCP Analysis Fails

1983 – My First Computer Job

Fresh out of College, I got my first job at a testing company.  Anybody who has ever taken a test using a number 2 pencil and fill in the square or rectangle on your answer sheet knows exactly what I’m talking about.  The answer sheets came in, we scanned them, then we graded them and produced reports about the test-taker.  One of my jobs was coding the computer to recognize the scans and grade them accordingly.  We didn’t have such things as graphics and image viewing, just a simple scanner.  Here’s how the scanner worked.  Every time it saw a notch along the side, it flashed a light at the paper and then measured via sensor how much light was reflected back.  There was 80 sensors along the read head and each one saved its measurement.  It knew when to start/stop the page by the number of notches along the side and I would start a new record by counting the lines per each page.  When it jammed (and it did) you had to clear the file and rescan the whole group because it would lose the proper paging.  Now, once they were scanned, that’s where the programmer’s job began.  You see, the file that the scanner creates of the scan is nothing more than a series of numbers representing the intensity of the reflection of the light.  On our particular scanner, a zero meant no light was reflected back (no mark) up to 5 being the most amount of light being reflected back. So, a single line of data might look like


Now, knowing the location on the answer sheet of where answers were, I could tell which answers were marked and which ones were left blank.  I would program it to only recognize darkness of 3 or greater so hopefully it would not recognize erased answers or something else that was on the answer sheet.  I then created a file of what their answers were, 1=D, 2=B, 3=A, etc.  Then we edited the file for missing/multiple answers (think erasure) and put in the correct answers manually.  We then used the second file to create a personality profile of the test taker and then produce a report about the person according to their profile. Very basic, and all the equipment used is probably in a museum now. Continue Reading →

Is Mike Zullo running a scam on the birthers?

I have been watching Mike Zullo and the CCP trying to get the goods on President Obama for almost 2 years now, and what struck me is the total dishonesty with which this so-called investigation was being run and presented. If I could describe it in one way, it is that Mr. Zullo is running a scam on the birthers. So, I went out to the internet and looked for ways that a con game can be recognized and avoided.

“Fraud — credit card fraud, telemarketing scares, Internet scares, identity theft and hundreds of other items that are geared to separate you from your money — is a multi-billion dollar business, both in the U.S. and worldwide. From a simple three-card Monte game on a street corner to sophisticated banking and Wall Street swindles, cons, frauds and scams are destined to strike one in ten Americans this year.”

A successful scam has 3 elements

1) A trustworthy con man – “con” is short for confidence. The most important element of any con is that the victims trust is gained by the con man. A con man can be a single person, or a group of people working in concert together to separate the victim from their money.

2) A gullible victim – they have to believe that the con man can deliver what they want, be it love, financial gain, or to protect them from real or imagined dangers.

3) Using the victim’s wants/needs/greed against them – the con must convince the victim that they have the answer to the victim’s needs, and they can get it.

The Con Artist

Credentials—exaggerated and fabricated

Con artists may “prove” themselves by namedropping or volunteering detailed resumes or credentials. If you’re at all suspicious, check their references.”

As we have seen and heard many times, Mr. Zullo has been called commander and lieutenant, and his investigation has been described as an “Official Police Investigation”. As we well know, Mr. Zullo is nothing more than a private citizen running a personal inquiry on the President, his accomplices to the con are there to help build him and his investigation up so they look more official than they really are.

Building your trust

Con artists will sometimes honor their commitments in the beginning so that you begin to trust them. They’ll pay back initial loans, or appear to be unselfishly helping other people. Their objective is to get you to drop your guard.”

Mr. Zullo claims that it was a true investigation, and yet he never interviewed witnesses who might clear the President and the State of Hawaii of any wrongdoing. But, more important to him, is that he made claims that was not backed up by the evidence, but WAS backed up by what his victims wanted to hear. Building their trust that he would be the one to get to the bottom of this. Continue Reading →

Beck’s Boston Blunder

On April 15th at 2:50 p.m, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts killed 3 people; an 8 year old boy named Martin Rogers, a 29 year old restaurant manager named Krystle Campbell, and a 23 year old Chinese graduate student named Lu Lingzi. 260 people were injured by the bombs that day. At 3:31p.m, local Boston time, Alex Jones tweeted sympathy for the victims and mentioned his suspicion of a false flag operation; totally in character for a man who believes the weather can be a government conspiracy. At 5:39 p.m a story ran on The Blaze rebuffing Jones for being so quick to sound the “government did it” alarm.

Among the injured was a 20 year old Saudi Arabian citizen who was studying English at a school in the Boston area. He has a very common Saudi name, which I will not publish. His name has been published way too much for an innocent man. He has become the Richard Jewel of the Boston Marathon bombings. Jewel was the security guard at the 1996 Olympics who was a hero for alerting people to a bomb, but ended up being erroneously being labeled a suspect. According to interviews with the Saudi citizen, the FBI took a close look at him after he arrived at the hospital. Police and agents questioned him and even went to his apartment, while he was in the hospital. At about midnight on Monday he was told that he was considered a victim and nothing more. There were many conflicted press reports at this time which claimed a Saudi and/or “brown-skinned person” was a suspect or a person of interest. He was never officially designated either, but during the time of his investigation he was placed on a government watch list. He was taken off that list Monday night.

On April 19th Glen Beck appeared on his television show The Blaze and gave an ultimatum to the Obama Administration. The President had until Monday (April 22nd) to come clean or Beck would release documents which would “determine the fate of our nation”. Beck stated that this bombing was possibly the #1 story of the last 40 years.

“When I found out yesterday, who that guy is and what we have on him, and how our media was rooting for an American to be the killer. And how our president, this administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and everything else. How they have covered this up. How they have aided and abetted this guy is obscene, and it’s criminal. It’s out of control, and when America knows the full story on this, if she doesn’t stand up, and quite honestly, I think demand impeachment and the mass firing if not shutting down of agencies, we don’t stand a chance.” Glen Beck, April 19th, 2013

Beck did release the information he had, which amounted to nothing. Beck claimed his documents proved that the Saudi in the hospital was given a file which declared him to be a 212 3B. Such a designation by the Department of Homeland Security would be made before someone came to America and would prevent them from entering the country. Beck also claimed the file was removed on Wednesday April 17th and the Saudi was to be deported instead. Beck’s Obama Conspiracy proof was threefold: A) John Kerry had an unscheduled meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister on Tuesday April 16th. B) The President had an unscheduled meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister on Wednesday April 17th. C) Michelle Obama visited the Saudi in the hospital on Thursday April 19th.

The document Beck shows proving a file, or event, has the visa sponsor as The University of Findlay in Ohio. The bombing victim went to The New England English School. The name is the same, but the victim’s name is a common Saudi name. The Department of Homeland Security told CNN that another Saudi, with the same name, was found in violation of his visa in Boston after the bombing. The Saudi in violation of his visa was not involved in the bombing, nor was he injured in the bombings. Also, Beck’s claim that the 212 3B was rescinded on Wednesday was shot down by a guest on his show on April 24th. The guest was Bob Trent, a former special agent for the Department of Homeland Security. Trent also stated that if a person was designated a 212 3B, a meeting with the First Lady would not happen. This blows a hole in Beck’s claim that Michelle Obama relayed a message to the Saudi during her hospital visit to the victims on the 18th. John Kerry’s meeting on Tuesday with the Saudi Foreign Minister was scheduled, however 15 minutes before the meeting the press was informed that no press coverage would be granted. This was explained as a scheduling conflict as Kerry had a meeting later that day and did not have time for a press event.

This leaves the President’s unscheduled meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister on Wednesday. President Obama, in an effort to make his presidency more transparent, has a public schedule on the White House web site. The President’s public schedule is not set in stone. He does attend functions and meetings that are not on the public schedule for a variety of reasons. Beck’s assertion that the President met with the Saudi Foreign Minister secretly and the Saudi student’s status was changed as a result is not supported by fact. The meeting was actually announced on the Saudi embassy website.

There is also a White House visitor log that was begun in late 2009. Some, though not Beck, have claimed that the victim visited the White House which indicates a connection. Again the Saudi student has a common name, and a search of the visitor log reveals 7 possible matches to the last name. There is only one match for the first and middle name. There are some conspiracy theorists who have claimed the Saudi in question visited the White House 600 times. There is no basis in fact for any such claim.

Glen Beck has refused back down and merely goes on to the next event which he thinks will bring down the President. He defamed a student to sling mud at Obama. The Saudi had to seek refuge in the Saudi Arabian Embassy because of death threats against him. He doesn’t think he will be able to attend college in America because of the publicity surrounding the case. It is sad that this kid was twice a victim; first of the physical bombs, and then of the attempts to tie them to President Obama.