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Technical Analysis by John F. Sweeney

Obama's Certification of Live Birth with "Artifact" points identified by analyst John F. Sweeney

(Mar. 21, 2010) — The two-year anniversary of “Passportgate” was this past Monday, March 14. Passportgate was the covert “accessing” of passport records by three contractors at the State Department. Two of the contractors were fired. The contractor who was not fired, but only disciplined, worked for The Analysis Corporation. John O. Brennan is the president of The Analysis Corporation. He is also a former CIA official and is now Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

The dates of access are January 9, February 21 and March 14, 2008. The initial reports indicated only a breach of Obama’s records. Later it was reported that Clinton and McCain’s records had been accessed. The names of the individuals, including the one still working at the State Department, have never been released. Officially, it was a simple matter of snooping; no criminal charges were filed and it was handled only with “disciplinary” action. For such a serious breach, the penalties were light.

So what is the relevance of Passportgate and March 14, 2008? One must go back two days to March 12, 2008 for the answer. This is because from all available information, background, verifiable data and facts, March 12, 2008 is the first verifiable history of the now infamous Obama internet COLB, exactly two days prior to the last passport break-in. Specifically, the first documentable record of the COLB starts at the hour of 22:41:37 on March 12, 2008. This is the date and time stamp from the digital photo that is shown on the FactCheck website dedicated to Obama’s COLB.

Specifically, it is the photo named “birth_certificate_3.jpg.” FactCheck has removed the original embedded data, known as EXIF data, from its website, but an original version with the EXIF data can be found at the 24ahead.com website.

What is known about this photo named “birth_certificate_3.jpg”? As stated above, the date/time stamp digitally recorded when the photo was taken indicates the photo was taken March 12, 2008 and the time is recorded as 22:41:37 or 10:41 p.m. Other data available from the EXIF data indicates the camera used was a Canon PowerShot A570IS. It was in Auto mode with red-eye reduction mode on, the flash did not fire during the photo, the exposure time was 1/60th (relatively slow), and the F-stop (aperture) was 4.00.

While these values are shown in the EXIF data, we know they were automatically selected by the camera and not the photographer because we can also see the camera was set to full auto mode — simply point and shoot. The result was a slightly blurred, overexposed photo of printed, greenish-tint document.

In the photo, a document is being held up to a light source. The light source is behind the photographer since the shadow of his arm is over the document. The light source is also the predominant lighting since the background is dark and the overhead office lights are off in the background. Analysis of the background finds: a) the overhead office lights off, and b) no natural light coming in from the large windows that can be seen. The conclusion is that that photo was taken at night. Was it at 10:41 p.m.? There is nothing in the photo to contradict that digitally-captured time.

What else can be found in the background of the photo? The carpet of the room where the photo was taken is clearly visible in the bottom of the photo. It has a distinct pattern. There is a person sitting to the right side of the photo. They are sitting at a desk or cube that has a short wall divider. The furniture appears to be red or orange (difficult to tell exactly, since it is dark in the room background). But the make and model of the furniture appears consistent with Steelcase Criterion Plus. There is a model of that chair which comes in orange fabric. The area is a large office open landscape area. Large exterior windows can be seen in the background of the photo. Lights from other office buildings can be seen through the windows.

Photos of the Obama Chicago campaign headquarters show an open landscape office environment, with short wall dividers, with Steelcase Orange chairs and with the same distinctive carpet. The background in the photo matches the well-photographed Obama Chicago campaign headquarters. The matches are perfect: same carpet, same office furniture, same office. It is clear that “birth_certificate_3.jpg” from the FactCheck site was taken at the Obama Chicago campaign headquarters. It was also most certainly taken at night. Everything observable in the photo matches the EXIF data. Was it taken March 12, 2008? Available evidence indicates this is the case. The publishers of FactCheck say no, the time was incorrectly set after a battery failure. But with that explanation, they would have to be the most inept and careless reporters in the world. Also, I have owned several makes of Canon cameras, and I have yet to have a factory-provided battery fail.

Mr. Sweeney believes this photo was taken at Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago on March 12, 2008, two days before the last passport breach at the State Department

What else is in, or more importantly, not in this photo? There is absolutely no evidence of a raised seal in the lower right portion of the document where the supposed scans and other supposed photos show the raised, 3-D seal from the Department of Health machine. The seal should be located in the area that has the shadow of the arm. But it is not there. It is not visible to the naked eye; there is not a sign of it under any zooming of the original photo; no digital manipulation tools find any evidence of a raised seal in this picture. With 100% certainty, the raised seal is not there. So this is merely a picture of a printout. It is definitely not an official COLB from Hawaii.

Here is the summary of FactCheck’s “birth_certificate_3.jpg.” The digitally-encoded stamp indicates the photo was taken March 12, 2008 at 10:41 p.m. The photo was definitely taken at Obama Chicago headquarters and it was taken at night. The photo is not that of an official Hawaiian issue COLB due to the lack of a raised seal.

FactCheck has provided key evidence of a strong link between the passport file breaches and the Obama campaign. It does not take much to connect the dots — timeline or players. Yet this has not been done by any media source.

What about the other FactCheck documents, specifically, “birth_certificate_4.jpg,” “birth_certificate_5.jpg,” and “birth_certificate_6.jpg”? First, the “originals” of these photos are not posted at FactCheck. The EXIF data is not available, so EXIF data analysis is not possible. When these photos were taken, by what camera and with what settings is all unknown. There is nothing linking these or the other photos on the FactCheck website to “birth_certificate_3.jpg.”  But the photos are still very high resolution and have plenty of details. But it must be pointed out that these photos were taken in artificial and very poor lighting that distorts the color of the document being photographed. Why would serious journalistic photographers intentionally take pictures in poor lighting conditions?

Before going further with these photos, it is important to go back to what appears to be the original COLB image — the image posted by Daily KOS. That is a very high resolution image. It is portrayed as a scan of the original document. That has been challenged and it is well-documented that this image is almost certainly a fake. Also, when the document is analyzed by a freeware product that can detect manipulation, the “signature” detected indicates the document was definitely manipulated using Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh.

It appears at some point the source for this image was a scan, likely of an actual Hawaiian COLB. The key element here is that there are a number of distinct dots, likely from dust or dirt during the scan process, in the image. These dots were certainly not part of an actual COLB. The largest of these dots is one that is to the left of the State of Hawaii seal and below the “E” in the word CERTIFICATE that is in the border. It is clearly visible to the naked eye upon printing of the document. There are other very distinct dots in various places in the image. The other dots, though present after a high quality print, are not easily visible to the naked eye. Here is an index to these “dots” that gives each a name:

1. Big Dot — as described above, it is visible upon printing the Daily KOS image.

2. D Dot — this is below and slightly to the left of the D in the word DEPARTMENT in the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH header on the upper right of the image.

3. Double Dots — to the right of the word AFRICAN, there are two dots close to each other. They are above the words “facie evidence” in the lower part of the image.

These dots provide the digital DNA to map other photos and images back to the Daily KOS high resolution image.

In “birth_certificate_4.jpg,” the D dot is clearly present, indicating the source for this document was the Daily KOS image. In “birth_certificate_5.jpg” and “birth_certificate_6.jpg,” the Double Dots are clearly visible under digital zoom. What is not visible in the photos is the Big Dot. Also, some of the dots that are on the left side of the document do not show up in 4, 5 and 6. What has happened is that the image from Daily KOS was cleaned up before printing. The Big Dot had to be fixed due to its size. Some of the other marks were fixed on the left-hand side of the document where people would look at the names, etc. But other distinct markers were not fixed prior to printing the image.

So these three photos are of manipulated Daily KOS images. The other photos that show a seal are not really worth reviewing. The photos are extreme close-ups, again in poor lighting. The view is so close that it cannot be determined if these images even came from the same document as in the 3, 4, 5 and 6 photos.

So there are lots of dots here. The dots, both figuratively and literally, are out in the open. The problem is that no one, certainly not the media of any type, have even looked at the dots and investigated if they connect.

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  1. FYI: Lawrence C. Yontz, Gerald R. Lueders, and Dwayne F. Cross are the names of the people who broke into Obama’s files. They were charged but got slaps on the wrist, imho. There were others who similarly read the files. They were also charged, but no connection was made in those stories to Obama. From:

    “In September, Lawrence C. Yontz, a former foreign service officer and intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing nearly 200 passport files. Yontz was sentenced on Dec. 19 to 12 months of probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

    In January, Dwayne F. Cross, a former administrative assistant and contract specialist, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing more than 150 confidential passport files. On March 23, Cross was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

    In January, Gerald R. Lueders, a former foreign service officer, watch officer and recruitment coordinator, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing more than 50 confidential passport files. Lueders was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation and ordered to pay a US$5,000 fine.”

    There are other stories found by searching on their names. This story has links to a pdf of the so-called government investigation and also Yontz’s plea agreement:

    From Digg.com: “According to court documents, between September 1987 and April 1996, Yontz served as a foreign service officer for the State Department. He returned to the agency as a contract employee in January 2004 to work as an intelligence analyst within the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In the regular course of his employment, Yontz admitted he had access to official State Department computer databases, including the Passport Information Electronic Records System (PIERS), which contains, among other data, all imaged passport applications dating back to 1994. According to information contained in plea documents, the imaged passport applications on PIERS contain, among other things, a photograph of the passport applicant as well as certain personal information including the applicant’s full name, date and place of birth, current address, telephone numbers, parent information, spouse’s name and emergency contact information. These confidential files are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, and access by State Department employees is strictly limited to official government duties.”

    Two out of three were “foreign service officers” and one was a “recruiter.” Interesting.

    The files contained other information, such as copies of birth certificates. Basically, the entire “package” of information related to someone’s passport application, in electronic form. Scans. But these contractors worked SCANNING documents into the database, from what I have read.

    So somebody looked in January and again in February, perhaps to see what was in Obama’s passport files. In March, somebody was taking photos of documents at Obama headquarters–photos later purported to be of Obama’s COLB, as posted by FactCheck.org on their blog.

    Were these works in process?

    Days later, in March, was perhaps a scan inserted into someone’s passport files whilst another was deleted?

    Then-Secretary of State Condi Rice specifically stated that she could not rule out the possibility that files were changed, deleted, or added to.

    Only Obama’s files were broken into three times. The snooping into McCain’s and Clinton’s was simply cover, according to an anonymous source with knowledge of the investigation. It was obfuscation. Alinsky tactics.

    Amateur, however, given that they weren’t aware of that software program that detects unusual patterns of access. Their bad.

    One of these snoops worked for John O. Brennan, former CIA manager and now Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.


  2. Portuguese Revolutionary War Hero – Peter Francisco: You’re mistaken about the father’s name. It’s not shorter. It’s not even there.

    Look at this photo: http://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/birth_certificate_1.jpg

    Then look at this one and notice WHERE on the page the father’s name should appear: http://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/birth_certificate_2.jpg

    Right BELOW the fold. Mother’s name above the fold.

    Reference the first image that I linked and tell me where the father’s name is. It’s not there, except that it is clearly there on the full page image.

    John F.: MGB sends regards.

  3. Only one Court will look into this and that court is a Constitutionally valid Common Law Court. It will be done and when it is, who amongst you will volunteer to be Deputized to enforce its decision? It is now time for the 3% of us Patriots to do as commanded by the founding fathers. What Soetoro has done is illegal and what he is now doing is illegal and what I’ve been told by Congressmen is.., so what are you going to do to make us enforce the Constitution?
    That is my question to you so don’t take too much time mulling this over as time is not on our side.
    More to come when men of character stand tall and say “NO MORE”!
    I demand my Constitution be the law of the land and not this tyranical takeover we watch every single day.

  4. Just one more thing that photo was pretended to be taken much later. The one with the arm shadow (on purpose to hide the area of the embossed seal) was released pretednign to be part of a follow up session of pics taken at the Obama Headquarters. Are you saying no that this pic was taken sooner?

    That set of pics was taken using at least 2 possibly more Hawaii Docs. The ones of the seal and signature are from another Doc that is why they have they close up or cropped.

    One of them is at such an angle that the names are blurred BUT you can see that the father’s name Dark Blur is much shorter than the 3 names as shown on others.

    Get Senator DeMint Involved and possibly Michele Bachmann


  5. We need to educate Sen DeMint on these issues and see if he would ask for permission to look in BO’s passport file as well as get a look in the Hawaii Files.
    We all need to write Senator DeMint to have him STEP UP and INVESTIGATE.

    The damage that was done yesterday to America is bad BUT it could be immensely worse if it was done by a Pretender….a FRAUD….someone that is NOT ELIGIBLE.

    Seek the TRUTH. Please.

    1. Hi Peter, Two weeks ago I had a “shouting” match with one of Demints staff
      members who “insisted” that Obama was fully vetted, a natural born Citizen,
      and born in Hawaii. I offered him $20,000 to show me “legal” proof of his
      birth certificate and citizenship and he would not answer. I told him of the
      several (active) lawsuits against Obama and the “fact” that Obama was born
      a British subject of Kenya which denies him being a “natural born Citizen of
      the U.S.. Demint and his staff need to be “telling” the truth, as well as ALL
      Elected Officials who swore an Oath to protect Our Constitution. Those who
      do not should be prosecuted for fraud, conspiracy and treason.

  6. This is just like the global warming fraud.
    Even though they get caught red handed lying, they act as if nothing happened and keep pushing the lie.
    And nobody with any power does anything about it.

  7. I have been trying to find out if Stanley Ann Dunham even met the “one year” residency requirement under Hawaii Statute
    338-17.8 in order to file for a COLB.
    First Please read Hawaii Statute HR 578-02


    I have always wondered if Dunham met the “one” year requirement in
    Hawaii statute 338-17.8

    It’s quite obvious
    that Obama/Soetoro’s
    birth certificate is sealed due to a “adoption” of him, or else being abandoned and put into State custody.

  8. Yet another fine analysis proving the COLB is fraudulent!!

    How many more instance of fraud need to be proven before ALL involved are brought before a court of law for punishment of massive (and treasonous) fraud???

  9. Mister Sweeney, very interesting analysis and “connecting the dots”. Fact is, no matter how much the MSM have twisted this matter and the Obama campaign/ adminstration have dodged it, “Eppur si muove!” – yes, there is problem there! Hope your analysis adds more weight (as if this would be necessary), to the public demand for a through examination of Mister Obama’s background and constitutional eligibility –
    Congratulations –

    1. It is now time to expose the fraud for who he is.
      Rev. Manning needs our help. He needs us to pass out 1000 flyers for each person. Download it off his web page and help him in his efforts to expose Obama. Demonstrating helps but it is not stopping Obama because he does not care. He wants what he wants and the news media will not help us.



  10. Someone with a chubby greasy finger with a dirty fingernail wearing filthy jeans was holding the forged COLB too. Yuck, typical Obamabot.
    So you’re saying that the COLB was forged and photog’ed at the Chicago Obama headquarters, it was then distributed to KOS and factcheck to put out, THEN someone was paid off to either steal or peek at Obama’s passport files. The serious bribery involved with Brennan and the murder of Lt. Quarles Harris has to have meant they stole the files or deleted them somehow, why settle for a quick look when people are going to be killed over it? Maybe they even planted a legitimate passport at that time. It seems that the passport people could be bought off and murdered, but not all the Hawaii people are willing to risk involvement…they must be scared out of their pants. If they cooperate with Obama they are guilty of treason and execution, if they say anything they could end up shot in their car like Quarles Harris.

    1. Everybody seems to be missing the really important aspects of the forged crapola that Soetoro calls an original birth certificate. If this is an original birth certificate why the hell does it say CERTIFICATION of LIVE BIRTH in stead of CERTIFICATE of LIVE BIRTH?. Then why is there NO state embossed seal? Then where is Alvin Onaka’s signature? Why is the border crosshatch NOT consistent with others of the same approx date. I would bet a fortune that the crapola here is all forged by photoshop copying. Whoever done this forgery is a real STUPID A$$. HE/SHE forgot the MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS. The signature and the seal.!