I recently had a little back and forth comment with someone who felt that my analysis of the FrankenFive (click here to see the analysis) was ridiculous, and he proposed that there were many other “better” ways of explaining the anomaly. I responded that I was fully prepared to admit that I DO NOT KNOW exactly what happened to make the FrankenFive, but that it was obvious that something was wrong with it, and that I would be glad to hear his “better “ways.
I got back a cut and paste description of what a Xerox Work Flow scanner does with regard to compressing and using algorithms and interpolating and rasterizing bitmaps and BLAH BLAH BLAH. I said, “So sorry, but that random bunch of technical words doesn’t make any more sense than my idea.”
To which he sent back the top two scans seen below, showing a JUN 6, 2007 stamp and a MAR 15, 2011 stamp from the Hawaii Department of Health. He said to take note how “substantially similar” they were to the White House scan and that it was probably nothing but a stamping error on the Obama Fake Birth Certificate, and why would anybody bother to fake a stamp when they could just buy their own blah, blah, blah. He basically admitted that the scanner didn’t do it – so obviously it must be a bad stamp. First of all a “bad stamp” didn’t do this, and to me, “substantially similar” means DIFFERENT!!!
But what I mostly got from this interaction were two very nice scans of date stamps from Hawaii. I think, in reality, all we have to do to decide if the Obama Birth Certificate (downloaded from www.whitehouse.gov) is Fake is to look at these three scans as shown below. Click on the picture below, then zoom in on them – you decide which one isn’t real.
Talk about “Low Tech” – all we need are our eyeballs and brains to figure this one out. The top two definitely look like stamps. If you zoom in, look at the clarity of the letter and the clear definition of the green lines on the paper. That’s because actual paper was being scanned.
The bottom one – oh my goodness…. this is a 100% fail as a “scan”. Not only is there a “FrankenFive” and an “X” in the word “THE”, but the white halo around all the lettering WOULD NOT be present in a scan. If there was not white halo on the real “paper” there would NOT BE a white halo on the scan. A white Halo is an artifact of a graphics “cut and paste” process. Even the green “paper” is all wrong. Compare it to the one right above it that came from the same department in March. Note that the colors are evenly distributed as a range of greens. The Fake Certificate again shows something akin to the white haloing again – some green bars on a mostly white background. NOT REAL PAPER.
This really just couldn’t be any more clear – this is a fake certificate – or maybe the fact that it is SO UNCLEAR it what makes it so clear. And the whole idea of “substantially the same” as an excuse doesn’t cut it. If someone gives you a scanned copy of your paycheck and the numbers aren’t clear, do you think the bank will take it because it’s “substantially the same”? NO! And we shouldn’t take this certificate at face value either.