Birth Certificate: Pixels Don’t Lie
April 28, 2011
Bottom Pic.jpgA scanner will not pixelate what it picks up at different scale
by J. Becker
A very simple review of Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate, which was released on the whitehouse.gov website on 04/27/2011, indicates that the document was altered. Anyone can review this finding, and I urge them to do so.
Simply go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate-long-form.pdf and open the purported birth certificate. If your browser opens the document and not a pdf viewer, I suggest you save the document on your computer, browse to the location of the document, right-click on the document, selecting “Open with” and open it with a pdf viewer. A free copy of a pdf viewer can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com.
There are a great many places to view the anomaly that I’m about to show you on the document. I chose to look at the letter “D” in the signature of Ann Dunham Obama. Using the tools in your PDF viewer, zoom in on the letter “D” as close as you can – just before the pixels in the letter “D” become illegible and blurred. Now, observe the size of the pixels in the letter “D”. Compare the size of the pixels in the letter “D” to the size of the pixels in the background of the document. They seem to be the same size, correct?
Now, look at the pixels in the text “Signature of Parent or Other Informant” – just above the letter “D” as well as the letters in the remaining portion of the signed word “Dunham” – in this case look at the pixels in “unham” (Dunham less the “D”). Those appear to be the same size too, correct? Now ask yourself this. Why doesn’t the size of the pixels in those words match the pixels in the letter “D” and the background text? You should be aware that scanners do not randomly generate various size pixels on a document. A scanned document will show all the text in the same layer, with the same pixel size. This document is purported to be scanned in, yet the varying size of the pixels seem to tell a different story. As you review other sections of this document, you’ll find this inconsistency repeats itself many times over. In fact, it’s easier to find text that doesn’t match the original than does.
How did this occur then? I believe an original birth certificate document was scanned to an electronic file. I believe the file was then opened in software such as Adobe Photoshop, or one of numerous other editing applications. Text in the original document was selectively removed and replaced new text. Once the alterations were complete, the document was converted to a pdf document directly from the editing software, creating and locking in two separate pixel sizes.
As you’ll see below, I’ve chosen only two pixels of each size to compare the two different sizes. As you’ll see, by looking around the document, this is not an anomaly restricted to the four pixels that I’ve selected. This discrepancy exists all over the document. You be the judge, but please don’t be fooled by this document. This birth certificate has clearly been altered.