Originally posted by GunzCoty
Why does he have a Connecticut SS#? Being from Connecticut myself i wonder why he has one.
If Obama’s SSN has a Connecticut geographical code
it doesn’t prove anything.
From the Social Security Administration website
The Area Number is assigned by the geographical region. Prior to 1972, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and
the Area Number represented the State in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be the State where the applicant lived, since a
person could apply for their card in any Social Security office. Since 1972, when SSA began assigning SSNs and issuing cards centrally from
Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security
card. The applicant's mailing address does not have to be the same as their place of residence. Thus, the Area Number does not necessarily represent
the State of residence of the applicant, either prior to 1972 or since.
Generally, numbers were assigned beginning in the northeast and moving westward. So people on the east coast have the lowest numbers and those on the
west coast have the highest numbers.
Note: One should not make too much of the "geographical code." It is not meant to be any kind of useable geographical information. The numbering
scheme was designed in 1936 (before computers) to make it easier for SSA to store the applications in our files in Baltimore since the files were
organized by regions as well as alphabetically. It was really just a bookkeeping device for our own internal use and was never intended to be anything
more than that.
Obama’s house in Hawaii had the zip code 96814
and the zip code for Danbury, Connecticut is 06814
. Someone in SSA could have simply
mistyped the first digit of Obama’s address zip code and instead of a 9 they entered a 0.
Why is the # on the BC greater then people born after him?
Here’s a plausible and reasonable explanation for the certificate
CNN did a piece
on the birthers, and they went with Stig Weidelich, a man born hours after
Obama, on August 5, and whose birth announcement shows up on the same page on the newspaper as
, to the Department of Health
to get his birth certificate.
As expected Weidelich got the same short form birth certificate that Obama got and initially presented. But the relevant information is that
Weidelich’s certificate number is 151-1961-010920, even though the file date of his certificate is August 8.
Obama — born on August 4, filed on August 8, certificate #151-1961-10641.
— born on August 5, filed on August 11, certificate
#151-1961-10637 and #10638.
Weidelich — born on August 5, filed on August 8, certificate #151-1961-010920.
The Department of Health most likely didn’t number or archive the certificates as soon as they were filed. Instead, they probably went through the
process once a week, or some other period of time, and did so alphabetically.
That would explain the reason O
bama’s certificate number is higher than the N
ordyke sister’s, even though Obama was born one day
earlier, and W
eidelich’s certificate number is higher than the Nordykes’ and Obama’s.
As sheepslayer247 pointed out, we don’t have an absolute answer for these questions, but neither do the birthers, but the birthers make these leaps
based on their assumptions and fantasies and claim these things are proof of their claims.
Clearly these things aren’t proof anything — the geographical code in a SSN doesn’t mean anything since it doesn’t have to match the place of
residence, and the possible explanation for the certificate numbers I provided seems quite reasonable. Unless the birthers want to suggest either the
Nordyke sisters or Stig Weidelich were also born in Kenya and someone forged their birth certificates as well.
On second thought, it wouldn’t be past the birthers to think that scenario is plausible and therefore proof the conspiracy is even more massive than
they previously suspected.