Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
No, there are no legitimate questions on this matter, as far as I have been able to determine.
There is NO WAY that examination of jpg files on the internet is going to be of any real use.
Why not? The only other option is for us each to hold the document in our hands if images -- be they in books, magazines and newspapers (print media)
or on computer screens (jpgs, gifs, etc) -- are of no real use.
There is also NO WAY that statements made by somebody at the Hawaii Dept of Records or whereever, to various and sundry questions means
I don't think that the spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health would appreciate that her word has no real meaning. She recited the criteria
for authenticity. I, for one, appreciate her input as I've found it quite useful.
It was her statements that informed us the CoLB on Obama's site has "all the component parts" which means that, if it were a fake, the info being
"covered up" would be on the real one. This means, obviously, that his religion being listed as "muslim" is a non-issue since that is not a
component part of a legitimate CoLB.
What DOES matter, is that Obama's eligibility to be President has been examined by whoever it is that does that (I'm not sure if it is
Treasury, or State or some other agency), and his eligibility has been confirmed.
That's all well and good, but what does that have to do with whether or not the CoLB in question is authentic? I could draw up a birth certificate
in crayon stating that my mother's name was Pickles Gherkin and my birth weight was 172 pounds. Would you presume it to be authentic just because
I'm a natural-born citizen, have lived in the U.S. all of my life and am over 35 years old?
Does anyone seriously think that internet chat board members, examining jpg files, have found something that the real people examining the real
I, for one, do not.
Who said the "real people" (as opposed to us sub-human ATSers
) missed anything? If, just for example, Obama's "real" birth certificate has
his first name listed as Barry then that would be his legal name, not Barack. Would the State Department or Treasury or whoever tell us that that is
not what's listed on his "real" CoLB? They could only do that, I presume, with Obama's permission. And would there be any real-world
consequences to this? Probably not. Who on Earth would care?
Accepting that every piece of information on the posted CoLB is factual doesn't change the fact that there appears to be no seal or registrar's
signature on the posted document, which are required to make it valid. That's the mystery and, in my opinion, only the chronically incurious can
have no interest in finding out why that's so.