I have been quite surprised lately by how many people do NOT remember what a typewriter was, much less know how one worked. A typewriter is sort of an old fashioned word processor. When word processing came into the world in ..hmm.. the late 70s and early 80’s, it actually had a tough row to hoe in replacing the typewriter. I remember the computer lab in college where we could go to use the new “word processors’”. It was generally empty. We were pretty happy with what a typewriter and correction fluid did, and even though the idea of being able to add and delete text was intriguing, it was very complicated to learn, and most of us just stuck with the typewriter.
What we mostly wanted was something that would neatly and accurately transcribe our ideas to paper in organized lines and neat type. So, a typewriter did basically what this Word program is doing right now as I type. Letters are being neatly arranged in the proper size and spacing to make an easy to read sentence. When I hit “enter” or start a new sentence, each new line starts just the proper distance from the one above it. We don’t expect our letters and lines to be randomly spaced and erratic in word processing. That is exactly what a typewriter did. The letters were neatly spaced and aligned and when we hit the “return bar”, which was the manual form of the “enter” button, the roller advanced the paper up the correct amount of lines, and the operator manually pushed the roller back to the left tab of the paper and a little bell rang when you got there. There was no thought involved to the vertical spacing of the line. We had to think through horizontal things like indents, and word spacing on forms, but vertical line spacing took care of itself. As long as one started correctly on the top line, each successive line would space itself out accurately from top to bottom. Forms were purposely printed to accurately match this line spacing ability.
It’s the line spacing feature, or maybe the lack thereof, that is one of the primary concerns to many on the Obama birth certificate. Letter alignment is as also an issue. I’ll document some of my concerns here. I have compared this document to the birth certificates typed the next day, August 5, 1961 for Susan and Gretchen Nordyke, born in the same hospital. These certificates show NONE of the issues I’ll point out.
LINE 3 –
As you can see by the red line I’ve drawn, the words Male, the “X” in the box and August line up very nicely. Then for some reason, all the numbers drop off and are typed MUCH lower AND on an angle. In fact the two “4”s don’t even line up with themselves. It’s odd that the critical information needed to match the Obama short form birth certificate produced in 2008, which is the date and the time, appear to be added or changed after the fact. A typist in 1961 would have no reason to stop and realign her page, and do it crookedly.
LINES 6 – 16
This is where the line spacing becomes critical. If we assume that the typist started Line 3 at a good level, and it appears she did from the words Male and August, a typewriter would space each successive line at the same height above the form line. I used a letter “o” to show the spacing of each line. I used Blue letters to show accurate spacing and red letters to show deviant line spacing.
Line 4 – is well spaced below Line 3 GOOD
Line 5 – note there quite a bit more space between the letters and the line that the previous two lines. A typewriter would NOT have spaced this here. BAD
Line 6 – These words are TOO CLOSE to the line. Again, a typewriter would not do this. BAD
Line 15 – WAY TOO close to the line – BAD
As other birth certificates typed in August for this hospital don’t show these discrepancies, I have to wonder, why this one has such problems. To me, it looks like a cut and paste job, which can only be done in a graphics program, if text from another source were dropped onto this form. A competent typist would NOT do this, and did NOT do this on other forms.
BOX 9 and BOX 11
These boxes concern me for a different reason. Though the line height is good, in these two boxes and ONLY these two boxes, the letters are NOT LINED UP. I’m not worried about the capitals. If the shift key wasn’t fully depressed, it’s was possible to get a misaligned capital letter on a typewriter. I AM worried however, about the number of lower case letters that are out of line. The letters just seemed to be placed anywhere. Again, a typewriter would not do this, and it doesn’t occur ANYWHERE else on this form. Cut and paste in a graphics program would do this. Bringing letters over on a computer from another source to spell these words would account for this. A TYPEWRITER IS NOT FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO DO THIS.
It is particularly important to the fraud idea that it is these two boxes that show the anomaly, as it is the contention of many professionals that there is NO POSSIBILITY that these words could have or would have been used in 1961. The word African is a nationality and not a race, and in 1961 the only option for a person of color would have been Negro. The Registrar who signed these forms in 1961, Verna K E Lee has attested to that. And Kenya did not exist as a country until 1964. I think whoever did this forgery did not do their history research. As the phrase goes, “The devil is in the details.” My fondest wish is that it IS the details that will undo this particular devil.
Speaking of details, please look at my page to the left or click here “New Evidence – December 2013 – Computer Generated Registrars Stamp” Very cool anomaly!