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Is this a joke?

Beats me. This is an example of one of those where you can’t tell a thing from a spoof of the thing. It’s a web page with lots of pictures highlighting “problems” with Barack Obama’s published long-form birth certificate. It’s a compendium of objections we’ve seen before, but with a few even more nonsensical things thrown in, and then there are the silly pictures.

I started answering the objections:

  1. There is no patterned background in the bound volume. The book copy was copied onto security paper.
  2. That’s normal.
  3. So what?
  4. Lots of people die when they get very old.
  5. Key punching instructions
  6. More keypunch codes (and well-documented ones at that)
  7. PDF optimization artifact
  8. Examination of several certificates show they aren’t supposed to be in birth order
  9. There is a seal, just hard to see. Douglas Vogt, Orly’s witness in Georgia, testified that the seal was there.
  10. They all do
  11. Parents’ race is self reported. Black Kenyans regarded themselves as “African” as evidenced by the 1962 Kenya census forms.
  12. No it isn’t.
  13. None of the other period Hawaii birth certificates have one either (and here one begins to wonder seriously about whether it is a joke).
  14. None of the other period Hawaii birth certificates have weight either. Lee Harvey Oswald?
  15. No they aren’t.
  16. Pre-printed on form. Who is the guy in the diaper?
  17. No it isn’t.
  18. No, he didn’t.
  19. Layers are a normal result of PDF optimization.
  20. Pakistan? You mean Indonesia, and no.

14 Responses to Is this a joke?

  1. avatar
    Paul January 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    LMAO LOVE the pics!!!

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    JPotter January 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Well, with a domain name like “resistNWO.com”, you know it’s gonna be special!

    The photos from Friday of Obama, Jeb, and H.W. meeting in the WH had these NWO nuts in a tizzy. “You see? You see?!? They’re all in it together! Bilderbergs! Rosicrucians! Rothschilds! …” Booga-booga, crazy-crazy.

    Unfortunately, the site isn’t responding for me. I guess the resistance is losing.

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    justlw January 31, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    It’s clearly a joke — but the site isn’t.

    I think they copied it from Buzzfeed (per the last image) without realizing that they were, ideologically speaking, the butt of the joke.

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    US Citizen January 31, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    One might locate an original copy of an image that has been doctored by using http://www.tineye.com.
    It uses algorithms for image similarity that are not always correct (or at least it requires a certain similarity percentage or criteria that deem it a match.)
    I’ve not done any comparisons, but this kind of tool might help.

    It would also be easy doing to take the HTML of such a page, or construct a new page debunking it using before and after comparisons.

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    alg January 31, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    That was hilarious! Thanx for sharing!

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    Zixi of Ix January 31, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    That was hilarious, but the rest of the site seems to be a pretty standard mix of conspiracy theories.

    It seems that birtherism is laughable to even the conspiracy theorists now.

    Well, as long as WND is around selling faux-patriotic garbage (for a price), the birthers will have a home.

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    JPotter January 31, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/top-20-conspiracy-theories-that-have-already-sprun

    It was a joke slideshow, posted within hours of the LFBC’s release, meant to skewer PDF Madness.

    The chuckleheads at resistNWO lifted it out of context and reposted nearly 2 months later on June 21st, and back-linking to promos for WTBC?

    Nice, inverting content they didn’t create in an attempt to cash in by promoting a book they didn’t write!

    So, if the real thing appropriates parodies of itself, is that still Poe, or a different law? 😉

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    Jim F January 31, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Ah, Doc, I am surprised at you. If this is not a joke then it hardly deserves comment. \it was just someone at resistNWO winding people up and we all know who got wound up the most with this sort of nonsence.

  9. avatar
    Lucas D. Smith January 31, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Doc, I think its a joke.

    However, I’ve got something that is not a joke. Please check it out!

    I have published a new curious blog report at the WOBIK Blog!

    ‘Scans of every page of Uganda’s tangible newspaper, the “Daily Monitor”. Wednesday, January 21, 2009. President Obama.’

    http://www.wasobamaborninkenya.com/blog/barrack-obama-eligibility/scans-of-every-page-of-ugandas-tangible-newspaper-the-daily-monitor-wednesday-january-21-2009-president-obama/

    Please exercise your free speech in the comments section below the blog report. Speak your mind, give us your thoughts, both objective and subjective. Share your ideas, hunches, inklings or your expertise. Please provide recommendation and corrections if you spot errors in fact within the blog report. Lastly, remember that posting a comment is much like casting a vote, so please do so!

    Thank you.

  10. avatar
    jayHG January 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Lucas D. Smith: Doc, I think its a joke.However, I’ve got something that is not a joke. Please check it out!I have published a new curious blog report at the WOBIK Blog!Scans of every page of Uganda’s tangible newspaper, the “Daily Monitor”. Wednesday, January 21, 2009. President Obama.’http://www.wasobamaborninkenya.com/blog/barrack-obama-eligibility/scans-of-every-page-of-ugandas-tangible-newspaper-the-daily-monitor-wednesday-january-21-2009-president-obama/Please exercise your free speech in the comments section below the blog report. Speak your mind, give us your thoughts, both objective and subjective. Share your ideas, hunches, inklings or your expertise. Please provide recommendation and corrections if you spot errors in fact within the blog report. Lastly, remember that posting a comment is much like casting a vote, so please do so!Thank you.

    No.

  11. avatar
    Majority Will January 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Doc:

    Perhaps you should charge Inspector Smith if he insists on trying to scam free advertising with spam on your blog?

  12. avatar
    G January 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Other than preserving a recorded moment in history, by showing a newspaper in another country reacting to the election, there is nothing unusual here. An interesting keepsake, but that’s all.

    Lucas D. Smith: Doc, I think its a joke.However, I’ve got something that is not a joke. Please check it out!I have published a new curious blog report at the WOBIK Blog!Scans of every page of Uganda’s tangible newspaper, the “Daily Monitor”. Wednesday, January 21, 2009. President Obama.’http://www.wasobamaborninkenya.com/blog/barrack-obama-eligibility/scans-of-every-page-of-ugandas-tangible-newspaper-the-daily-monitor-wednesday-january-21-2009-president-obama/Please exercise your free speech in the comments section below the blog report. Speak your mind, give us your thoughts, both objective and subjective. Share your ideas, hunches, inklings or your expertise. Please provide recommendation and corrections if you spot errors in fact within the blog report. Lastly, remember that posting a comment is much like casting a vote, so please do so!Thank you.

  13. avatar
    Zixi of Ix January 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Lucas D. Smith wrote :
    Doc, I think its a joke.

    /snipped lots of stuff/

    Is that supposed to prove that you’ve been to Africa? Because it doesn’t. International newspapers are at newsstands in large cities all over the US. They can be purchased over the internets, too.

    Speaking of… how goes the Kenyan passport stamps you surely have from your visit to Kenya?

    Because, as previously mentioned, being in possession of Obama’s Kenyan birth records, which you have claimed, would be much dangerous to you than records of entry to Kenya, which anyone could have for manner of non-Obama related reasons.

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    Ed Darrell February 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Hey, isn’t “Jerome Corsi” one of the characters played by Sascha Baron Cohen? I mean, he’s no more real than Borat, is he?

    Certainly he’s no smarter nor more expert on Obama’s birth certificate than Borat.