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by Sharon Rondeau

Image released by the White House which Obama claims is his birth certificate

(May 9, 2011) — The Post & Email was able to reach Mr. James Colby, who recently performed an analysis aired on a Colorado television station of the image released on April 27, 2011 by the White House purported to be a certified copy of Obama’s long-form birth certificate from Hawaii.  Mr. Colby stated during that interview that the image contained as many as 50 layers.

MRS. RONDEAU:  How did you determine that there were as many as 50 layers in this image?

MR. COLBY: It started when you open the birth certificate in your browser, in Adobe Acrobat. It was a friend of mine who noticed that the text on the birth certificate would flash to white in and out.  The reason it was doing that was that there were different layers in the document that caused the layers to flash as it rebuilt the preview layer by layer.  So those layers would flash over the top and rebuild that image in that way.  From there, you can open it in Adobe Illustrator and see those layers first-hand.

MRS. RONDEAU: If the image had come from a paper document and then been scanned in and put on a computer screen, what would have happened when you opened it?

MR. COLBY: Almost all scanned images would be a single layer, so zooming in and out, there would have been nothing noticeable.  Additionally, if you zoom in using Acrobat with your browser on a lot of the text, you’ll notice that it appears jagged and a single color.  That’s not original.  A pen doesn’t write in a single color; as you write lighter, the color is lighter; as you press harder, it’s darker than everything else.  So writing in pen  is not a single solid color, and when it scanned, anti-aliased, which means that the square pixels on the edges fade to make it appear smooth.  Most of the text in the document including a large portion of the signatures is just a single blotch of color.  The likely explanation is that someone just drew them in using a tool similar to “pencil” in Adobe Photoshop.

MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think that this came from any kind of a paper document originally?

MR. COLBY: There’s definitely a component of it that came from a paper document originally and was then edited after the fact.  I can’t tell you how much of it was taken from a paper document unless the entire thing was  connected.  Another aspect to this is that in Illustrator, you can examine what’s called the “Clipboard.”  Let’s say if you’re editing a paper document and  you add another document and you are cutting fragments of other documents to paste over them to produce a final copy.  The Clipboard on a computer is like  all  those cutouts, if you will, a kind of storage place.  The clipboard for this document is still intact in its original form. It reflects the objects that have been “cut” from somewhere else and “pasted” into this document.  By the way, all the things in the clipboard are rotated at 90 degrees without any explanation.  Basically, there’s no computer-based explanation for that.

There are things in the clipboard that are notable; for instance, the “type of occupation outside home during pregnancy;” the “Non” in “none.”  That’s in the clipboard…both the dates, “20” and “22,” are on the clipboard. The signature of the state registrar and the April 25th date are both foreign objects.

There are explanations that people have proposed.  Some have proposed OCR, which is Optical Character Recognition, and that’s when scanners are giving computers the ability to read text.  But that doesn’t apply here because OCR converts things into text, not images of text.  All of the information in this document is stored as an image.

MRS. RONDEAU: How long have you been involved in work with documents?

MR. COLBY: I’ve been doing graphic arts since 2004 using Version 5 of Adobe Creative Suite, but I’m also a programmer.   I’m a LAMP developer with a specialty in dynamic graphics. I’ve developed quite a few notable online graphics programs myself, from scratch, including a GD image editor, a 3D dynamic graphing generator, a system to develop the entire graphic profile of a site dynamically.  I’m a little bit more than a graphic artist;  I’m an internet engineer.

MRS. RONDEAU: What is your work background?

MR. COLBY: I incorporated my first IT company in 2004 and have been self employed since.I’ve been self-employed since 2004.  I started our current business back in 2007, and I got started in the technology field early through an internship when I was about 15 or 16.  I have not stopped working since.

MRS. RONDEAU: Would you say that analyzing this particular image was difficult?  Did you have to look closely to find the 50 layers?

MR. COLBY: It was incredibly obvious.

The Post & Email then asked Mr. Colby if he was familiar with the “Blaine document” which had appeared on the internet as early as October 2009 but resurfaced last week following the release from the White House.   We mentioned that to the untrained eye, the formatting of the two images appeared similar.  Mr. Colby responded that he had not seen the Blaine image, so we sent it to him.  We asked him to comment on whether or not he believed that the White House long-form image was assembled from the Blaine image, as some have suggested.  Mr. Colby responded:

“I can’t find a high enough resolution sample to make any actual image based determinations. I will say the parent and attendant signatures have some appearance of being signed from the same hand, with attempt to create variation.  Only one background mark seems to coincide between the two documents, while the rest are independent between – so the certificate released by the White House is not based on the “Blaine” document. Information like name, address, etc. obviously correlate but are publicly available so there is no significance.”

Mr. Colby’s final comments to us were, “One thing about documents is that it is possible to make flawless forgeries, especially with the resources of the Executive office.  That’s what brings this into question; there’s no question that they have the ability to make a flawless forgery if they desire. So the question is, ‘Why was this released?'”

The Post & Email then asked him, “If you had a flawless forgery on the screen in front of you, could you detect that it was forged?” and he said, “No.  If the proper resources were put into it, it would be impossible to detect it without having access to external information like original records from the issuer of the given document.”

Mr. Colby left some instructions whereby readers can discover for themselves the information he has presented about the White House image release:

Verify yourself:
In your browser (acrobat):
Visit the original certificate at whitehouse.gov. Zoom in rapidly, in and out. The text flashing is your computer revealing the upper layers with a slight delay to process the preview of each.
In Adobe Illustrator:
Visit the original certificate at whitehouse.gov. Go to File – “Save Page As” in your respective browser. Save the page somewhere where you may easily access it. Then, either open it by browsing to it, right clicking on it, and selecting “open with”; finally selecting Adobe Illustrator (you might have to browse to find the program), or open Adobe Illustrator, select open, and browse to the file (make sure to select *.* “Any Type” in the bottom dropdown). Once open, you may navigate the individual layers yourself and hide their visibility; additionally, if you go to Windows-Actions and select the “Links” tab, you may view the clipboard associated with the original birth certificate.


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  1. This post from http://www.obamareleaseyourrecords.com is interesting:

    NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (Kenyan Parliament)
    Wednesday, 5th November, 2008
    (pgs 3277-3278)

    The Vice-President and Minister for
    Home Affairs (Mr. Musyoka):Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir. I am just about to conclude. The point I am making is very important. There are many of us who hold the view that there is now a real possibility of a more peaceful world where multi-lateralism, as opposed to unilateralism, will guide the conduct of international relations under President Barrack Obama. We congratulate Senator John McCain for being graceful and I think we are rightfully in a party mood. We are not the only country in the world. There are parties in Paris, London and even in a place called Obama in Japan. I think we have a right to celebrate. As we do, as you said from the Chair, this is a sovereign country. We know we can learn a lot. To be able to support that blood relation, I think we owe it to ourselves to make sure that we have a peaceful country as Kenyans; a country that will uphold the true principles of the rule of law, democracy and tolerance between ourselves.


    (Several hon. Members stood up)

    Mr. Deputy Speaker: You are all out of

    Pages 19-20 of Attorney Mario Apuzzo’s scrbd document:

    May 10, 2011 8:56 PM

    Could the “problem” the Kenyan Paliament was ask by Barry to take care, which they did, have been related to the Mombasa hospital break-in where records were stolen?

    Part of letter from Kenya’s Emmanuel Kisombe when asked if Obama may have been born in Kenya:

    “Kisombe noted that the Kenyan government’s inability to find Obama birth records was not conclusive, because “the information we in the ministry have is that some documents have been removed by unknown persons at unknown dates or are missing from birth registry records thus denting the prospects of uncovering the facts of this matter.”

    Emmanuel Kisombe, is the permanent secretary in the Ministry for Immigration and Registration of Persons, he wrote a letter in July 2008 in reply to a letter from the U.S. ambassador in Nairobi that raised the possibility with Kenyan officials that Obama was born in their country.

    More of Kisombie’s letter:

    This tampering, if confirmed, constitutes a serious offense that is punishable by law and it behooves your office to track down the culprits and bring them to justice. My officers have been instructed to fully cooperate as the Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department performs this task.

    Read more: Kenya investigated Obama ‘African birth’ http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=297273#ixzz1MA38fK9n

    Perhaps the break-end to remove Obam’s birth records was the solution to the “problem” Obama called about at midnight?

    Again, Barry has a problem that was “sorted out’:


  2. mrs rondeau, though barry is still an admitted kenyan native, i’m not reading anywhere, of 2 glaring problems with this fraud BC. #1, the fathers birthplace says kenya, east africa. kenya did not exist in 1961, it was known as “british east africa protectorate”, until 1963. #2, in 1961, that hospital was named kauikeilani childrens hospital, until it merged with another medical facility, in 1978. i hope many people will catch up to this obvious fraud. maybe american law enforcement?
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Yes, many people here have mentioned those items, although the Nordyke twins’ birth certificates contain the same name of the hospital, and we presume that those documents, as they have been shown in paper form, are authentic.

  3. dunham knew for months that bin laden location was known. Planning went on for months as to how to attack the hut. Trump was making headway with the birth certificate and dunham needed it gone so they hurried a layered forgery to market. The commie press then ended all questions about dunham birth. Lo and behold the attack was then authorized, the only difference was that this was not a pill factory.

  4. I sent this to the Laigle’sforum in early April:
    Sad to say that we are too late to fight. Thomas Paine told the 3 percenters to act while they were yet strong enough to resist. In those days, the pats’ weapons were par with George’s and his major army was 4 months away. Additionally, George was distracted by European wars. The current enemy king is within US and and his only enemies are US. His guns are more efficient and greater numbers than ours. In Paine’s times, we all spoke the same language, held the same ideals, and had no significant danger of well armed enemies within US.
    He WILL import more insurgents from Africa and the ME. Some say the entity will import up to 100,000,000 in a very short time. But 500 to 700,000 American haters will definitely tilt the scales in the third horseman’s hands.
    Meanwhile an unknown number of Chinese regulars are massing  at both borders of America and another nebulous bunch are seeded inside the country in the forms of FTZ’s.
    The ‘egregious precedent’ cares neither of polls nor our hatred of ‘the thing’, because its numbers override everything = 666,666.
    ‘For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. On the day that comes, they will be set ablaze, says the Lord of Hosts, so that they will be left with neither root nor branch (Malachi 6:1).
    Will they set themselves afire or will the Lord ignite them? I believe that day is about to dawn very soon.
    23 Apr re’ Agenda 21:
    ‘Sustainability’ will be achieved when the world population is reduced by 90%. Soros and Latsis will augment their portfolIies (sic) after they invest in companies that build backhoes and chemicals such as NaOH (lye).
    ‘And you (we) will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes (NaOH) under the soles of your (our) feet, on the day when I act (that I shall do this), says the Lord of Hosts’ (Malachi 4:4).
    That is to say, God will personally do this to the wicked and will not use surrogates.

  5. Considering the drudge headline right now about BO and him using OBL part of his campaign trail message, I think it’s time to use Jacklyn Smith’s little link to say stuff like, oh, darn, I read this today about Iran saying that Osama has been dead a while now and they have proof. It’s time to play their little game, isn’t it? You already have JS’s link, now go here and have some fun with it: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-bin-laden-obama-reelect–20110510,0,52902.story

    Let’s spread this news around, why don’t we! Of course, here’s the same link again for your convenience: http://rt.com/news/osama-dead-raid/

  6. Off topic but have you all seen this…….explosive if true……let’s get the proof….

    Iran can prove Bin Laden was dead long before US raid – Iranian minister
    permalink email story to a friend print version

    Published: 10 May, 2011, 17:07

    Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi claims that Osama Bin Laden died from an illness before the US raid on his compound in Abbottabad. Iran has documents to prove it, he said.

    “We have credible information that Bin Laden died some time ago of a disease,” Moslehi said on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Sunday, as quoted by ISNA news agency.

    “If the US military and intelligence apparatus have really arrested or killed Bin Laden, why don’t they show him [his body]? Why have they thrown his corpse into the sea?” Moslehi asked rhetorically, FARS news agency reports.

    Moslehi labeled the US raid in Abbottabad as a “PR campaign”, created to divert the attention of its citizens from domestic problems, such as the “fragile” state of the US economy.

    Continues here……


      1. kittycat….there’s too many others in the know saying the same thing…have you checked out Dr. Pieczenik web site…..he worked with several administrations and says it is all nonsense and a staged event!

  7. Just downloaded the .pdf file off the internet at whitehouse.gov. Opened it up in AI CS3 on my PC, not Mac. Then I “Selected All,” right-clicked to get the drop-down box and and then “Released Clipping Mask” to ungroup all the combined layers and then moved them around to see the extent of clip-and-paste. Observed the clipboard under “Links” to find nine, with two of them blank images. Interesting how the “Aug – 8 196” comes out as a separate link layer, obviously added to the “1” at the end on the document. How the “Stanley Ann Dunham Obama” signature is in part on at least two different layers. Then I went back and changed the Proof Setup to Macintosh RGB and did the same.

    That’s all I needed to show prima facie evidence of criminal fraud with intent to deceive – all Americans. Something that now needs to be investigated by Congress.

    So, my question is this: Where do we Americans go from here? “Who you gonna call?” The Justice Department is complicit. The courts have failed to do anything thus far, mainly because a quo warranto action still has not been brought in the D.C. District Court by one of the losing 2008 presidential candidates. Congress, that is, both parties are also complicit to this fraud, the Republicans being worse than the Democrats as the supposed opposition party. There is no law enforcement branch left to appeal to for investigation or filing charges. The courts fail to recognize the criminal indictments brought by citizen grand juries. There appears to be no viable protocol through which justice can be sought by anyone at this time.

    This administration has truly become a de facto dictatorship, because of the lack of vigilance and duty on the part of our elected representatives. The “check and balance” function of our government has completely disappeared because of the pervasive individual political corruption of all elected officials throughout government from state to federal, where the laws and constitutions mean absolutely nothing anymore. The rule of law has been thoroughly subverted by crooked individuals who are, in reality, dedicated enemies of our Constitutional Republic.

  8. http://puzo1.blogspot.com/

    Mario Apuzzo discusses Kerning. The example given is super proof. Better than the “O” discussed here. With Kerning we have 2 letters taking up the same space. Impossible with a typewriter.


    more details discussed here with pictures to see for yourself.


    The word Kapiolani Hospital has the “ap” squeezed together taking up the same space. This is real killer proof. I can see it on other letters by the so called typewriter.

      1. Is it possible the Nordyke BC’s are also fakes, cleverly planted to prepare us for “how a long form BC looks like” so we would accept AKA Obama’s as legit because it looks the same?

      2. “…the Nordyke twins’ long-form BC’s also have examples of kerning.”

        Also, the Nordyke twins’ long-form BC has examples of ‘level capitals’ and ‘raised capitals’ — of the same letter — the letter ‘H’ in the two instances of the word ‘Honolulu’ — also, another ‘H’ is raised in the word ‘Hospital’..

        The likely cause: — the Hawaiian DOH was using worn-out typewriter(s) for both Nordyke and Obama.. The typewriter(s) needed servicing to replace the worn-out parts, followed by re-alignments to the original specifications..

  9. Colby supports an important observation regarding the granny bc/Blaine document when he says, “. . . the parent and attendant signatures have some appearance of being signed from the same hand, with attempt to create variation.” Others have noticed that, too, and have suggested that it was the registrar’s hand that wrote “Madlyn” after getting a phone call from Obama’s granny.

    Also note that left-tab alignment on the granny bc reflects authentic typewriter practice, whereas the phony centering of text in the April 27 doc was computer-generated. And Mario Apuzzo has declared the April 27 doc a forgery because of a “kerning” effect impossible with a typewriter. Colby has a lot of company in declaring the April 27 doc a forgery.

    So it seems increasingly likely that the granny bc and the Lucas Smith Kenyan bc have been mistakenly discounted. They are consistent with each other and with corrobative evidence such as forged draft registration, stolen Social Security numbers, blocked passport and other records, etc. The granny bc and Kenyan bc make sense of all the other known relevant information. If the April 27 doc were genuine, there would have been no need to hide records, forge documents, and steal Social Security numbers.

    1. there are 6 examples of ‘kerning’ on Obama’s (LFBC). magnify to +1200 then examine cap letters in boxes:
      6c: kAPiolani, materniTY, GYnecology
      7d: highwAY
      11: keNYa
      12b: universiTY

      furthermore there’s and obvious ‘white hue’ around all of the type info and many letters are exact in pixelation. non of this is possible nor exists on the Nordyke bc. The nordyke bc has a state seal and the signature of the HDOH director; Obama’s does not..

  10. We have discussed Odumbo’s corruption and felonies for more than two years, and many have notified Congress etc. scores of times…..but to no avail. Therefore, we MUST, once again, by the tens or hundreds of thousands, inundate all our state and federal officials with the facts, UNTIL we get results…….and the time to start is NOW.!!!!! On your mark…get set….let’s do it, my fellow patriots.

    1. The only solution is to starve the GOP of funds at all levels. When you get your daily solicitations by mail, write something like, “you’ll get money when you investigate the phony BC’s.” Mail it back. Phone it in. Email it back. It’s all about money and the need to involve all like-thinking friends and relatives in denying funds to every single RINO and Conservative who refuses to act and bring this up in the Congress and state legislatures nationwide. Tell them loud and clear that we have had it with the con.

  11. When we were first born birthers we thought Obama was not born in HI. Now that we are adult birthers we know that it matters not where he was born. But our obsession with this issue was only fueled by the release of this new “document”. Mr. Colby asks the right question, why?

    When you don’t want someone to see what the right hand is doing you distract them with the left hand….

    President Obama passes secret note to general?

  12. I believe Obama deliberately released this forgery knowing that it would be recognized as such, as a way of taunting us. He knows no one can, or will do anything about it. He knows he is safe. He is enjoying his power to tease and taunt without any fear of being called out by those who could charge him with the crimes he has committed.

  13. While all the speculation over the latest BC goes on, and all the hype over Osama, which was planned and implemented long before Obama came along, Congress is quietly passing bills that will bring us down. The Clinton administration was a master of distraction. It is like the ball under the three shells, keep your eye on the ball! Note the proposed legislation to redifine NBC as anyone born in the USA, like an Anchor Baby, with just one parent born in the USA, which hypothetically could be BHO, or in the case of Gov. Jindal, no parent born in the USA at all. He has posted his BC clearly showing both parents born in Indian, yet he thinks he can run for POTUS. Now we have the “Living Constitution” bunch who say those old guys who drew up the original were from a different time and are not applicable to the needs and trends of today, so lets just redefine that old Constitution to meet the criteria to cover mystery people like BHO, and more to come that are Anchor Babies. At this rate, if concerned citizens do not step up and get aggressive on these issues, like the opposition, in the future someone like an Osama Bin Ladin could just come over here with a pile of money and media support, and become POTUS. This is how it works folks, chip away and one day you find your freedom and Country are gone. Thank you deeply Ms. Rondeau for giving us a forum to vent and hopefully educate. We pray for you also, and all of us need to support you.

    1. “Marty” says: “..with just one parent born in the USA” “…or in the case of Gov. Jindal, no parent born in the USA at all.”
      Msg to “Marty” and countless others, whether well-meaning or evil-intentioned—

      It is NOT that one’s parents were not born in the U.S.-that is at issue.
      It is whether or not they were U.S.Citizens at the time of the birth of the child in question

  14. P.S.S. Have left my above message with Boehner, West, Issa and Boozman (who I thought Bob !943 nick named Boehner due to his drinking)! EMails to Orly Taitz, Fox and CNN suggesting who ever broke the story will have a great following

  15. Obama’s Annual Washington DC Correspondence Mayday Mayday Mayday


    Obama justifies his own lack of integrity towards the Constitution as a natural born citizen at the annual Washington DC Correspondence dinner, by throwing the likes of Donald Trump, Michelle Bachmann, Tim Palenty and John Huntman on his runway then calls out Mayday Mayday Mayday because his poll numbers are down, and he pulls up Osama bin Laden. Cody Judy says we would have got him with or without Obama and likely would still have him if Obama hadn’t have been in the mix today on The Lion’s Den Show.

    Thank you Sharon and The Post and Email for your great and tireless efforts!
    Cody Judy

  16. P.S. It appears the HIGHER ECHELON purposely gave Soetoro a BC with approx 50 anomilies——-to OUST HIM!!!!!! The most indisputable one visible to the naked eye is the level capital Os in OBAMAs and the raised capital Os in Oahu! There is NOT a typewriter in this world capable of those TRICKS!!! I suggest EVERYONE contact ALL MEMBERS of congress about this BLATANT FRAUD and DEMAND an immediate investigation!! This COVER-UP could be a GREAT GIFT to AMERICA!!!!!

  17. Sharon,

    I seem to recall this young man stated in the television interview that he questioned Obama’s eligibility until this document was released. Did he reference that in any way while you were interviewing him?

    I find it interesting the claims in headlines that the birthers’ numbers were reduced by half upon the release of this image. Especially surprised when hearing from people like Mr. Colby.

    I also find it interesting that we are asked once again to believe an image on a web site. The original document should be examined.

    Oh, and full disclosure. Why should we settle for anything less?
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I watched the TV interview several times, and the voice-over said that Mr. Colby had no reason to question that Obama was born in Hawaii previously. However, he and I did not discuss it.

    1. Elspeth, you either have me mistaken for someone else or misunderstood the original interview. I had no real reason to question the birthplace in the first place, relegating the whole thing to non-importance, non-issue, and improvable regardless. I originally ignored the release of this document by the executive office, just didn’t care. Then a friend noticed the layers flashing in acrobat and asked me to examine it. I was quite surprised, to say the least.

      1. As I stated in a subsequent comment to Sharon, I misspoke in the comment when I said “that he questioned” when I meant to say “that he DIDN’T question”. I did not notice that I had left DIDN’T out of the statement until after I clicked on “post comment”. Since Sharon moderates comments, my follow-up comment was in hopes that she would correct the error. That didn’t happen. My apologies to you for misrepresenting what you said with my error.

        I understood you did not question Obama’s eligibility before the release of this document’s image, and I am not certain you do now, either.

        I think it is wonderful that you provided the information that you have. Thanks for participating. That is more than I can say for many who have a closed mind about the eligibility issue.
        Mrs. Rondeau replies: Sorry, I missed the error as well, perhaps from reading too fast. I do correct errors when I see them.

      2. Thanks for your honesty, Mr. Colby. Your experience is an example of what we “birthers” have been dealing with for several years now.

        Most people haven’t paid attention and most have relegated this issue to “non-importance.” That you were “quite surprised” with the epiphany that this document elicited is another example of what we have been dealing with.

        Most people want to believe Obama. Most people are good hearted and want this person to succeed as the first (arguably) “African-American” POTUS. He relied, and continues to rely, upon that fact, as do most corrupt individuals. As do most flim-flam men. As do most con-men. They take advantage of the open, honest, generous nature of most people.

        It’s to your credit that you were surprised because we all do (or did) WANT to believe in the honesty and integrity of those who lead us.

        It’s also to your credit that you admit that your former beliefs were mistaken. Thanks for your service to us. We appreciate the honesty of your analysis.