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Was Obama's Certificate of Birth Photoshopped?

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posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by jetxnet
Ok Mr. Expert show us a scan off the Internet with those same artifacts.

If you can show the exact same effect (as you claim is so common), then use Scroogle to find it.

It must be the "halo-like" pixilization of using another image layer over the original, not the washed out granulated color bleeding that is common at lower resolutions.


That's exactly why I'm still not convinced. I have yet to see the exact effect with the pixelation and the halo-like effect on an original scan. Every other scan I've seen has the bleed-like effect, but not the pixelation and halo effect.

I haven't had time to experiment myself yet. I want to try to make this same halo effect myself.

Oh... and just to remind everybody.... the scan WAS photoshopped! That's 100% certain. It's just that we don't know how much was photoshopped.




posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 04:00 AM
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Originally posted by jetxnet
Ok Mr. Expert show us a scan off the Internet with those same artifacts.

If you can show the exact same effect (as you claim is so common), then use Scroogle to find it.

It must be the "halo-like" pixilization of using another image layer over the original, not the washed out granulated color bleeding that is common at lower resolutions.



[edit on 19-6-2008 by jetxnet]


Let's assume for the sake of argument that you are correct.
Obama's birth certificate is forged.

Don't you think they would have found someone better than me to do the forgery? It's very easy to create a forgery minus the halo effect by simply changing the interpolation. An expert document forger (Which I would imagine would be the guy to forge a presedential candidates birth certificate) would not let something so stupid give him away. It's like David copperfiled letting you see the strings that allow him to fly? It doesn't happen? He's a proffessional.

Here you go though:



Are we done?

This image is simple text, arial, 10pt, strong on a cloloured background (same green present in the Obama scan). I then saved it with poor interpolation quality and Tada! Hey presto!



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 04:12 AM
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Another example.

No photoshop used this time.

I scanned my ID Document using my CanoScan Scanner at home with a low dpi set and then enlarged with... you guessed it, interpolation!





posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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uh oh guess what, here's another

www.stoptheaclu.com...

polarik.blogtownhall.com...

Was Obama's "Certificate of Birth" manufactured?



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 01:04 PM
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So the filthy echo chamber works ...Big Whooopdy doo

You quote a site called ... www. STOP THE ACLU . COM

FFS..


I am sure www. Democrats Hate America . USA/USA/USA/USA

Has the same substance less filth

[edit on 19-6-2008 by SavageHenry]



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 01:39 PM
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I have over ten years experience in imaging and design and I can tell you that pixelation is not proof of a fake.

However the consistency of the black color to the text and it's sharpness/contrast in relation to the background does not seem normal.

The text appears to float over the background and there are no physical signs of the text being printed on to paper.

The blackness and uniform quality to the stamp is a big give away, it shows no sign of being physically stamped or scanned despite it's high detail which should show up clues.

The certificate would have to be printed on a very high resolution laser printer and then scanned immeadiatly if this had any chance of being real, even then I'd expect to see evidence of a physical print and the imperfections that entails.



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 02:05 PM
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posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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Did I leave the 'keep your post invisible' option turned on?



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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How can it???

You really don't get it.

Let me tell you .. if something were to come out that would irrefutably PROVE that Barrack was a twisted lair, with the soul of a neocon..

I would not vote at all.

I would love to see something FANTASTIC come out regarding anyone who seeks power that would utterly cripple their chances at gaining that power.

However this is not the case with a single issue brought up regarding obama...

What makes you think ANOTHER opinion post/blog ..bringing up the same arguments that have been totally destroyed here...holds even more credibility? Why?? Because the Lie is spreading???

FFS Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone....however ... it is very much like you are murdering an innocent man.

He may be guilty of SOME crime... no one is perfect... However to slay him for a crime he did not commit is barbarous and shameful...

You people want to keep beating this horse... and you fail to listen to the truth.

We have heard your points.. it is hard to avoid them because you keep picking them back up every time we smack them to the ground... your points are dead...

They are rotted.. and they should be buried... and you guys need to let go.

Find a new angle... find some real dirt...

Stop wasting all of our times on fabrications and fantasy..


Oh.. I don't think there are enough links to his COB here ... maybe we could use like 10 more.



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 10:35 PM
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So now Obama is...

1. A fake U.S. citizen and a dumb criminal who can't even commit forgery correctly.
2. A Muslim and a Hindu, but also a Christian who agrees with all of Reverend Wright's Views. All of these things could hurt him politically, so I'll just throw them all out there.
3. A supporter of inner city violence, who's prepared to unfairly bring a gun to a knife fight with John McCain
4. A horrible speaker because he studdered twice after admittedly pulling an all-nighter and being distracted by a loud audience member.
5. Someone who would wait until terrorists attacked us before choosing to "fight terrorism." Wait, didn't someone already do this? Maybe one of John McCain's good friends? Anyways, Obama as president = Terrorist attack in the near future. What I'm saying is completely rational.
6. A racist who hates America. I mean, obviously BARACK OBAMA HATES AMERICA because he is ASHAMED to wear a FLAG PIN and he REFUSES to put his HAND on his HEART as a sign of RESPECT and LOVE for the USA while the NATIONAL ANTHEM is playing. I must also hate America, though, because I never do that when I'm at the ballpark and someone starts singing the anthem. Also, why can't we accuse him of being a racist? Is it because he's black? Hypocrites!

7. He'd talk to our enemies instead of just threatening and attacking them. Forget diplomacy. Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. In short, he's a commie.
8. Someone who will "tax the middle class and the poor." Nevermind that McCain would also "tax the middle class and the poor," and that he never claimed that he would do away with all taxes for everyone who isn't rich. Of course, he didn't actually say anything about taxing the poor, but I feel that it was fair to just add that in.
9. A gay elitist.
10. ...And for good measure, I'll just say that he kills baby kittens. Haha, I bet this will get a knee-jerk reaction from all the Obamatrons!! Well, try to prove it's false, then! How can we be sure that he doesn't? Anyways, this raises some serious doubts in my mind about his ability to be President.



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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I think that sums it up for now...

You got Gay Cannibal in there right?



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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I've worked with Photoshop extensively, as a retoucher, a pre-press technician, and as an amateur artist.

You come across all kinds of different artifacts over the course of a career looking at images, sometimes artifacts are present for no apparent reason. Every transfer increases the chance of corruption, and that's especially true of scanned documents, and documents that have been compressed (i.e. .jpg). Depending on what sort of math you use to arrange pixels, it can create loads of different corruptions.

There are camera artifacts, scanner artifacts, physical artifacts (dust), light artifacts, artifacts created in the rendering process, yadda yadda yadda.

It's certainly not proof of a forgery - although it has been pointed out that it is often indicative of manipulation, it should also be said that a pronounced LACK of artifacts can also be indicative of manipulation. Sometimes an image just looks too clean to be real, and you know someone labored over each and every pixel.

Has anyone considered the possibility that the type was raised and the noticeable white area around the letters is the bruise left by the printing process?

I don't have my COB handy, so I can't check, but these aren't printed flat, are they? The letters, stamps, etc., have some dimension to them, right?

Just a thought.

Who knows, maybe it was falsified. There's certainly no irrefutable proof of that fact present in this thread though...



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 11:21 PM
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Far out Jamie,

26 of your threads are about Obama being the worst thing since the plague.

Look at your profile dude,

One thing ive learnt about photo shop is its definitive.

Meaning, if its Fake, its obvious.
If its not, then the proof people try to use is so shady, you might as well give up.

The factor in all this?
Is that there are enough experts here on ATS to back it up.

And im sorry to say Jamie,

but after looking through all your ANTI-OBAMA threads, its obvious your taking any excuse open to publically lash the man.

Are you

1. Pro-Mccain?
2. Seriously Racist
3. hillaries love child

because there's something other than '' a just and free '' america behind your constant attempts at discrediting the man.

In hindsight, i see thats rather hypocritical, being large amounts of my threads lash Bush and cheney.
Fair enough too.

Because i activley rally people against people who are murdering in the name of greed.

Your activley rallying people against a man over such questionable thing,

hindu gods?
NWO Connections?
Swining far right?

he hasnt even taken office yet.



[edit on 19-6-2008 by Agit8dChop]



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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you forgot he also doesn't know how many states are in the country he is running for President has. o_0

Also how could you leave out his Reverend? Shouldn't that be top of the list? Or is that covered with him being racist? I suppose it would be.

Wasn't there also the problem that his mother wasn't a US citizen for 6 years prior to giving birth to the man? Not to derail the thread, but whatever happened with that?

I don't know because I stopped careing about this election about 2 months ago, when i realized it doesn't matter who is POTUS, this country is going to hell in a handbasket either way. Elections are rigged, this entire government save .o5% of the people working for it are corrupt, and the rich will get rich and the poor, poorer.

Seriously, do people really still think it matters who gets elected (the only difference is what FACE you will see on the TV lieing to you about whats going on in the world). Your votes do not mean diddly poo This government is running the show, it's not by the people for the people. It's by the Neocons, for the Neocons.

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO WINS THIS ELECTION.

We're all screwed either way, prepare to be bent over even further in the next 4 years. No matter who is elected.

Either get out if you can, i wish i could. Or like i said, be prepare to be screwed over even harder in the years to come.

Freedom, yea, soon water isn't gonna be free, haha.






[edit on 20-6-2008 by Nola213]

[edit on 20-6-2008 by Nola213]



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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Meaning, if its Fake, its obvious.


It is obvious though. The other example scans show no pixilization with a different color from the background. These scans do, however, show the color bleeding of the letters into the background.

Obama's shows no color bleeding only succinct pixilization.

Washed out granulated color bleeding you'll find on every image when zooming in on the letters. It is because the Graphics Editor is using an algorithm to determine the new Pixel size, based on the lower resolution you zoomed in to. The color bleeding granular effect occurs because the Graphics Editor is estimating where the new color should reside relative to the new number of Pixels and the new size of each Pixel.

The algorithm first has to calculate the new Pixel size and then fill in with the color while maintaining an overall image appearance. It doesn't get it perfect because of the DPI (dots per inch) at lower resolutions vs. higher resolutions.

Obama's CoB image doesn't have this because two separate image layers are used. Because of two image layers, the top-most layer containing the text doesn't bleed into the other layer, because it cannot. Everything is congruent to one image layer. Any independent layers maintain their image attributes and perspectives.



[edit on 20-6-2008 by jetxnet]



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop

26 of your threads are about Obama being the worst thing since the plague.


Good. I'm glad at least one entranced Obama supporter may have learned things about Obama that the MSM never tells you.

James Johnson is partnered with George Soros -who knew?
Lee Hamilton works as a lobbyist for 9/11 criminal Sandy Berger -who knew?
James Johnson is a member of America for Bilderberg -Who knew?
Obama's largest corporate contributor is Goldman Sachs- Who knew?
James Johnson is on the Board of Goldman Sachs -Who knew?
Obama wants to give Bin Laden Constitutional rights -who knew?
Democratic Congressmen are saying they support McCain -who knew?
etc., etc., etc.

I think what's happened is that the msm has been so soft on Obama any questioning of him seems like a smear to all the Obama supporters.






but after looking through all your ANTI-OBAMA threads, its obvious your taking any excuse open to publically lash the man.

Are you

1. Pro-Mccain?
2. Seriously Racist
3. hillaries love child


It's really interesting that it is beyond your comprehension that somebody can simply dislike Obama and what he represents.




because there's something other than '' a just and free '' america behind your constant attempts at discrediting the man.


Interesting choice of words.... dis-credit. This would imply that Obama already deserves or has credit for something. I am not dis-crediting him by pointing out facts that you want to ignore. Obama has discredited himself.




Your activley rallying people against a man over such questionable thing,

hindu gods?
NWO Connections?
Swining far right?




I never discredited him about hindu gods or swinging far right. I did point out his NWO connections, which are vast, and which are contrary to the picture he paints of himself.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 07:55 PM
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The best indication that the birth certificate is a fake is the answers to mother's and father's RACE.......in 1961 Hawaii, Mother's race correctly read "Caucasian' and father's race would of read "Negro" not African. African is a Nationalty not a race, there are plenty of white Africans living in South Africa......."African" or "African-American" are present day P.C. terms.



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 12:53 AM
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I think the pixelation comes from layers. You can see each new word was a layer by the rectangle around them. If the person doing it would have flattened the image, it would of helped, but since they did not, it shows pixelation the size of each layer around each area text was added.

I would venture to bet that if they would have had two lines, one with text, one without, there would of been pixelation where the text was missing.

Just my 2 cents.



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 09:40 AM
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It would be comforting to see an actual photocopy of the CoB. It would most likely be a black and white image. Color copies were very rare and the color duplication process was probably to expensive back in 1961. I do not know how Hawaii's official copies looked in those days but many official documents of that era were black and white reversed color images. they looked like a black and white photo negative. They would have almost certainly have had a rubber stamped notation staiting that the document was an "official copy" or nsomething to that affect. Posibly a notary public raised seal.

Perhaps the question should be raised as to why the certificate of birth is not easily acessable to the public. I would hope the F.o.I.A. or some other government entity would help dyslexic persons, such as my self equal access to the official copies on an official government web site. I was not able to read and write so well in school but I was a good listener. In civics we learned that presidential candidates were required by law to place such information for public review. It was part of the full disclosure claus in the constitution and amendments. Please excuse my grammar and spelling.



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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