Obama Literary Agent Website Bio said “Born in Kenya” for 16 Years

I have been accused, as have many “birthers” have, of being racist because we dared to ask for Mr. Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate. The claim is that no on ever asked any other candidate to prove where they were born – so clearly the need to see the actual certificate was based on racism. I pointed out that no other candidate had indicated that they were born in a foreign country for over 16 years. I was accused of “making up” this fact. I did the following screen shots to prove that I was stating a FACT.

Obama had a bio published by his literary agent Acton & Dystel in 1991 that clearly states he was born in Kenya. I know we have heard the following disclaimer from Miriam Goderich in 2012:

Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.

“This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time,” Goderich wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News. “There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

It is clear that she is referring to the  1991 brochure published by her company. See full text here:


There are two problems here. First, it is industry standard procedure for an author to provide their own bio. After all, they are the writer, and who knows them better than themselves. And even Miriam herself says that she “edited the text of the bio”  and “fact checked it”. Semantics – she never says she wrote it. In fact, on the Dystel & Goderich website, part of the “non fiction submission guidelines” is a “formal narrative bio of the author”http://www.dystel.com/nonfiction-proposal-guidelines/  It seems logical that requirement would have been in place in 1991.

The second problem is that it is not just a brochure published in 1991. The same bio was present on the Acton & Dystel and later Dystel & Goderich website starting in 1998. And it stayed there, and was edited during that time. It added that he was was the Junior Democratic Senator from Illinois, and that he was also the Keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic Convention. It said “born in Kenya” until April of 2007, even though someone was obviously very diligent about updating it to add important new details.

Does anyone believe that Miriam Goderich was just updating all her clients bios for years, without once asking for an approval or asking for  permission to make the changes? I for one DO NOT think that she did that. Nor do I think that Mr. Obama never ONCE looked at his bio in 16 years. I believe that he was aware of it and was concerned with keeping is up to date and accurate. I believe he wrote it and maintained the “born in Kenya” until such time as it became important to have NOT been born in Kenya. From April 2007 on, he was “born in Hawaii”.

Just look at the screen shots. Does it make sense for anyone to leave inaccurate information on the internet for 16 years? These are from a very interesting site called archive.org – The Wayback Machine. Snapshots of web pages over the years have been preserved there. These are just some of hundreds of dates I could have used from the Dytsel & Goderich website over the last 15 years.

June  27,1998 – Born in Kenya

Dystel Obama Bio1998 - born in Kenya

September 1, 2005 – Junior Democratic Senator and Keynote speaker are added – still born in Kenya

Dystel Obama Bio 2005 Born in Kenya

March 26, 2007 – still “Born in Kenya”

Dystel Obama Bio March 2007 - born in Kenya

July 27, 2007 – A miracle – he was reborn in Hawaii – AND he’s a presidential candidate – how coincidental!  And his poor Dad is no longer a Finance Minister. How sad – just a regular fellow from a small town in Kenya…

Dystel Obama Bio July 2007 - NOW born in Hawaii

So there you have it.  Does anybody out there know anyone else over the age of 6 who has  allowed themselves to be incorrectly represented as having been born in a foreign country for a decade and half? Anyone Googling Barack Obama would have found this bio and would have no reason the doubt he was born in Kenya. This is why so many people are confused about where he was born.

100% Computer Generated Element on Obama Birth Certificate = Fraud

There is one “anomaly” on the birth certificate that is frequently mentioned, but has never been discussed. I think that’s because no one has any idea what to make of it. So it’s dismissed as “odd”. I’m going to tell why it’s more than “odd”. Because, I DO think I know what to make of it. It is a 100% computer generated element, and I can prove it step by step. If you want to see just the final comparison, skip to the bottom of the post. So what is this “anomaly”?


Very ODD scribble in the M.D. box

It’s the scribble in the M.D. box next to David Sinclair’s signature. I suppose we are to believe that this Doctor, who signed the certificate in such neat and elegant script, suddenly had some kind of seizure or pen malfunction that caused him to scribble all over – not just his own box, but the box above it, too. It’s not just a big black scrawled “X”, there appears to be something lighter colored under it, and several stray lines above it. It’s just too weird for me to dismiss without a second – or third look. It looks intentional and not at all natural.


High Resolution version of the FAKE computer generated “X”

So I decided to open the AP press version, which has a much higher resolution than the certificate with the green background  in Photoshop, because it is so much clearer and more detailed. This is what we see when we look at it zoomed in. Now this is looking very weird and very contrived. I dare you to write an “X” like this, right now. Pretend you’re filling out a form and need to mark a box. Is there ANY WAY that this is what you would do? I bet you can’t do it if you try. Because, it wasn’t done with a pen in 1961, or 2011, or EVER.

There are several other things wrong here, too.

  • For starters, the box itself is LARGER than all the other boxes. This is a  preprinted   form. The boxes should be the same size.
  • Second, is the very clear semicircle to the right of the center of the X. That is NOT a part of any natural hand drawn X.
  • There is also a lighter semicircle ABOVE the center of the “X” – not part of the “X”.
  • Also, the little lines above the X seem to start and stop on one side or the other of that big line. A natural scribble wouldn’t do that.

To me the whole “scribble” looked “manmade” i.e. computer generated, and it reeks of some kind of layering, and A LOT of graphic manipulation. I played around with the idea that parts of the signatures had been cut and pasted to make the “X”, but nothing fit those odd flares at the tips. I then decided to see if I could identify and/or recreate the base layer, which appears to be the lighter gray rounded area above the M.D. box. By adjusting the resolution in Photoshop, I decided that it most resembled a backwards “2”. To make a comparison, I typed a “2” next to the scribble, flipped it backward, and then started to run through the Photoshop fonts to see if I could find one that was a close match. I think I finally just ended up using Arial, but that’s not the important part now. The important part is what I saw when I used the font “segoe script”.


Note the flaring base on this number

And there it was. The base of the “2” appeared to match the swooping ends of the “X”. Just for fun, I erased the top of the two and dragged the base over to the original scribble and overlayed it. And to my absolute AMAZEMENT, with only a minor bit of rotating  and resizing, it matched the main parts of the “X” with 100% accuracy. This stunned me. Not only did the background of the scribble appear to be  two Arial “2” s, one gray and one black, but the main “X” was made of “2”s also. The scribble is a pile of “2”s. Before you tell me to get my tinfoil hat, just look at the 100% match – original and computer generated.


This is just down and dirty cut and paste with minimal reorientation and resizing – REMARKABLE MATCH, dontcha think? Mystery of the “X” solved, if you ask me. Here’s where the people who refuse to see the problems with this document will say, “Why would someone go to all that effort?” I can tell you what I think. Someone started with a blank certificate scanned into a graphics program, and they needed to add an “X” . They couldn’t just draw it in with a pen as there was no paper document. So they had to graphically design something that resembled handwriting. Pretty ingenious. I DO KNOW this “X’ was not made with a pen.  And I DO KNOW that this pile of “2”s is an irrefutable match. This “X” was computer generated. 

So with the “X” solved, I then turned my attention to the scribbles in the box above it. The more I looked at the scratches, the more I realized I KNEW what I was looking at. I was looking at FOUR MORE bases of segoe script “2”s – rotated and resized.

1comparioan2 copy

Again, this is just a quick cut and paste job – no real editing at this point – but the match is REMARKABLE. As to why they are there, I can only reference my own experience with Photoshop “drag and drop” elements and layering. A new element has to be dropped on the page from another page. If there are a lot of layers open, sometimes the element gets “misplaced”. Sometimes a layer that was hidden gets revealed by accident when another layer moves. It is complicated, but very possible for this type of error to occur when a lot of elements are being relocated in a GRAPHICS PROGRAM. It may also have been intentional.

1comparison3 copy

I have done a slight bit of erasing – I wasn’t trying to make it an exact match. My point wasn’t to duplicate the element exactly, the point was to show how easy it is to recreate the element just by cutting and pasting a whole pile of 2’s.  I know what “they” will say. “It’s just a coincidence.” Well, I think too many coincidences start to be a real Incidence. Nine times I was able to place the base of a segoe print “2” in positions to 100% match the original document. That stops being coincidence.


The one on the Right is the one I made today in Photoshop with Twos

On this comparison,  I printed the gray  example from above onto green bar paper, because that is how I believe the certificate was made, then I scanned it into the computer, which is what I think the White House did. It is the SAME as the original. This a fully computer generated element, as there is NO HANDWRITING involved in this scribble. As the whole certificate, in my opinion, is computer generated, the “X” had to be computer generated also. They couldn’t use real pen and ink, because there was no real paper certificate.  It was NOT copied directly from an old 1961 form. This “X’ doesn’t exist on any paper document prior to it’s creation in 2011.  It was MADE in a computer, as was the entire Obama Long Form Birth Certificate.

Where is the Embossed Seal on your Birth Certificate Mr. O?

What I am basically trying to show in my posts is that no “High Tech” is needed to see that the document being presented to us as “proof” of the Presidents Hawaiian birth is NOT A REAL DOCUMENT. We just need our eyes and our brains. One of the most important things that almost all official documents need is the OFFICIAL RAISED SEAL. We all have them – on deeds and licenses and wills and bank checks and birth certificates – you name it.

A raised seal helps show the authenticity of a paper document, and makes it harder to pass off a forgery. The Obama Long Form Birth Certificate has a fraudulent seal on it. It is NOT the official seal from the Hawaii Health Department. I believe that a generic stamped seal was lightly applied to the document so that the reporter, Savannah Guthrie, that was allowed to touch it was able to “feel the raised seal” and report that fact. You can buy these seals at craft stores with the little gold stars to make official certificates for your club or coworkers. They are a lot of fun and do make things look very official.

I think our President has a cute fun little “seal” on his “official birth certificate”. That’s not so fun for us… Check it out below.

Click to enlarge this set of stamped seals. Compare the differences between the top two legitimate stamps and the bottom two off the Obama "certificate"

Click to enlarge this set of stamped seals. Compare the differences between
the top two legitimate stamps and the bottom two off the Obama “certificate”

If it Looks Like a Typewriter, but Quacks like a Word Processor, it’s Probably Obama Birth Certificate Fraud

Click this to enlarge -  Obama Birth Certificate Fraud

Click this to enlarge – Obama Birth Certificate Fraud

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.

Misaligned letters

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!

What Makes Me a Low Tech Smarty Pants on Document Analysis

I have followed the Obama long form birth certificate fraud case since the beginning, as it was quite obvious that there WAS fraud – for many reasons, all of which have been well documented by the “experts”. I must admit, when the press and the public chose to ignore the facts, and Obama “won” the 2012 elections – I dropped it, like almost everyone else as a “lost cause”.

Then Dr. Loretta Fuddy died under mysterious circumstances a week or so ago, which concerned me by it’s sheer coincidence – and I started looking again at the documents. I hadn’t previously read the analysis by Mara Zebest, or seen the  High Resolution AP version of the certificate. One of her findings had to do with being to see elements of the Short Form Birth Certificate that bleed through on the Long Form copy and are visible at high zoom by  enhancing the contrast/color etc.

I did this and was astonished to see that this was so – something that shouldn’t be there was. So with the high zoom and high contrast, I started looking at other elements that look “odd” at normal size and found several things  – the most egregious being the problem with the date stamp. It is computer generated – not a rubber stamp as I’ve clearly documented on Page Link to the left – Computer Generated Registrars Stamp  –  Birth Certificate Fraud. There are others, and I will document them shortly.

So, what exactly makes me so particularly qualified to understand and see the fraudulent elements in this document? Well, to start with, my brain loves a good puzzle, I see patterns easily, and I believe nothing until I see it with my own eyes or ears. I’m very tactile, I take things apart to see how they work. I take nothing at face value. Most people who know me find me a little annoying because of these attributes. Wait a minute till I stop crying. Boo hoo.

Secondarily, and maybe more importantly, my age and career path allowed and/or forced me to have an extensive knowledge and understanding of just about every piece of office  equipment used since 1982. I learned to type (with all my fingers) on a manual typewriter with the return bar and the keys on the metal bars. Most people have never seen them. I had an IBM Selectric with the ball in college – boy was I cool. I remember white out and eraseable paper. Changes on real paper were NOT fun or easy, like nowadays. I remember having to retype entire pages if I needed to add information. I KNOW what an uneditable paper document is. I know what it would have taken to type this birth certificate in 1961.

My first job brought me into contact with the first fax machines, and the first Hewlett Packard computers with modems for data entry and transmissions. I also did all the clerical stuff – typing forms, running calculator tapes, rubber stamping deposits.  In those days “cut and paste” really meant you sat at your desk with a pair of scissors and cut up documents and scotch taped them back together in some new configuration, then copied it to make a new document. So I know “cut and paste” from way back. All the crooked lines and the shadows from the tape were hard to hide. If you bumped up the contrast on the copier, it helped but – you couldn’t  do them what you can do now with computers. Oddly, cut and paste on a computer can be nearly flawless. I am actually a little baffled by the crudity and ineptness on this document. I wonder if someone was TRYING to flag this as fraud. Hmmm. If so, we’re letting them down by ignoring it.

So back to office equipment. Computers came in next with Lotus123 database. At that time I was stuck in a deadly dull desk job, and I mastered Lotus123. There was nothing I couldn’t do with that program. I learned fonts and pixels and WYSIWYG. My next job brought me WordPerfect – the original where you had to have markers stuck all over the keyboard to remember the formatting shortcuts. Again, the logic of it appealed to me and I aced it.  Internet came in about that time – and AskJeeves (pre Google). I got a modem and dial up and was surfing when there wasn’t anything to surf.

Then technology exploded. My first digital camera was 1 megapixel. I got a color inkjet printer that came with Photoshop. I’ve had about 5 printers and 3 cameras since then, but I still use my original Photoshop, though I have 8 and 9 and Illustrator, because I know how to use it really well after a decade and half. I got a $1300 flatbed scanner 12 years ago and still use it, though the new $99 OCR document scanner gets more use these days. I now run a small office where I do everything, and as technology moves on, I keep up. And I keep learning.

So there you go. No high tech analysis from me. But I do KNOW what a copy looks like versus a scan. I know what a copier can and can’t do. I know a scanner can be used as a copier to print, but it can also be used to digitize and edit. I know how to edit. I understand pixels and layers and imports and masks. And unlike the old days of “cut and Paste” with tape and scissors, I know what the Adobe products can do. It’s a little scary actually. So, if I see a REAL photocopy, I know what I’m seeing. A copier is full of mirrors. It can only print what it actually sees. If I see scanned copy – all bets are off. I just don’t know where that document has been or what it’s been up to.

I KNOW this Birth Certificate was NEVER copied on a photocopier. This certificate was in a binder with 500 other forms according to the Hawaii Dept. of Health. You can see the way the pages are supposedly folded back on the left. But if this were a photocopy, there would NOT  be the neat little box around the form, and you’d see the edges of the other forms in the book, and shadows because the lid wouldn’t close tightly over a book. NOT a PHOTOCOPY.  The nice neat cropped rectangle around the form indicates that at best it was scan copied and printed. At worst it never even existed in real life and only exists in a digital form, so any print made of it is just a physical representation of the digital document, and that could change day to day. A real paper document can only be changed with white out, scissors and tape – hard to hide. Digital document – easy to hide changes.

That’s why the rubber stamp matters. If it was a Scanned copy of a REAL document, that’s okay – if someone certifies with a REAL hand stamp that nothing has digitally changed between the scanner and the printer. This Birth certificate does NOT HAVE A RUBBER STAMP. It is computer generated – what we are seeing never existed on paper before it was created. And Dr. Fuddy, who certified it,  isn’t here anymore to help us understand what happened. That’s scary, too.

Keep the faith. This is fraud and is a federal crime. There are criminals in the White House.