Obama’s Birth Address Is Middle Of Highway

The White House thought it had us all fooled with today’s long-form Hawaiian birth certificate release, but that was until the latest revelation emerged. Enter 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, the supposed address of Obama’s childhood home, into Google Street View, and the red arrow points to ground in the middle of a freeway! Nice try, Barack Hussein, we’re too smart for you!

Update: this was intended to be humorous. But, apparently, it’s not too far off from actual “birther” arguments.

Via The Cheat Sheet tumblr:

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  • http://profiles.google.com/dliden David Liden
    • http://profiles.google.com/casey.bergquist.87 Casey Bergquist

      If I’m going to spend that much money on that shack, it better have 20 bedrooms, an indoor pool/spa, home IMAX theatre, and a pet tiger.

  • Hadrian999

    popcorn is almost ready

  • http://profiles.google.com/dliden David Liden
  • Hadrian999

    popcorn is almost ready

  • Anon

    OMG! You mean people actually tear houses down and don’t just leave the remnants ?

  • Anon

    OMG! You mean people actually tear houses down and don’t just leave the remnants ?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Not a defense of Obama here, ’cause I basically think he’s a wishy-washy, incompetent scumbag, but Google’s mapping products do leave something to be desired in the accuracy department.

    A friend of mine showed me that the image returned for my address is a municipal carpark that I honestly don’t think lies within 5 miles of my place.

    Besides which, that address was over 50 years ago. You know they do be tearing down/ building up and renovating places from time to time.

    If you want to call Obama out, call him out on his real failings: He’s basically a Republican sleeper agent.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Not a defense of Obama here, ’cause I basically think he’s a wishy-washy, incompetent scumbag, but Google’s mapping products do leave something to be desired in the accuracy department.

    A friend of mine showed me that the image returned for my address is a municipal carpark that I honestly don’t think lies within 5 miles of my place.

    Besides which, that address was over 50 years ago. You know they do be tearing down/ building up and renovating places from time to time.

    If you want to call Obama out, call him out on his real failings: He’s basically a Republican sleeper agent.

  • Miketomlison

    I know your joking but this is endlessly stupid. Please shut up.

    • http://twitter.com/BoomBriggs Al Briggs

      saying something is stupid and using the incorrect your/you’re is ironic. it gave me a chuckle.

      • Butter Knife

        That’s not irony, just stupidity.

        Irony would be Obama winning an election against somebody who actually WAS born outside of the US. Someone like John McCain.

    • Brent S.

      Are you for real? Are you an adult? Shake your head man!

  • Miketomlison

    I know your joking but this is endlessly stupid. Please shut up.

  • jonathanscott444

    Obama sucks but this birth certificate nonsense says much more about the idiots promoting it than some Muslim usurper occupying the White House. Give it a rest, it makes you look stupid.

    • Tuna Ghost

      “Muslim usurper”? This is just a farcical imitation of birthers claims, right?

      • jonathanscott444

        Yeah I was using their language.

      • Butter Knife

        Farcical? I’m pretty sure I’ve heard that claimed verbatim.

        Unless you’re implying that the birthers are, themselves, farcical. In which case I agree wholeheartedly. It’s hard to invent something stupider than that movement.

  • Anonymous

    Obama sucks but this birth certificate nonsense says much more about the idiots promoting it than some Muslim usurper occupying the White House. Give it a rest, it makes you look stupid.

  • jonathanscott444

    Ben Bernanke is giving the first Fed presser today, that should be the news not this horseshit.

  • Anonymous

    Ben Bernanke is giving the first Fed presser today, that should be the news not this horseshit.

  • Cathy1983km

    This is insanely silly. Google maps doesn’t get my address right either, I type in mine and the address it comes up with shows up blocks away from my house. Not that I am an Obama supporter, but you have to have common sense, even with someone you don’t particularly like.

  • Cathy1983km

    This is insanely silly. Google maps doesn’t get my address right either, I type in mine and the address it comes up with shows up blocks away from my house. Not that I am an Obama supporter, but you have to have common sense, even with someone you don’t particularly like.

  • http://twitter.com/GOB3S Garrett Schaefer

    yea, this is fucking stupid. way to hurt the cause.

  • http://profiles.google.com/casey.bergquist.87 Casey Bergquist

    If I’m going to spend that much money on that shack, it better have 20 bedrooms, an indoor pool/spa, home IMAX theatre, and a pet tiger.

  • http://twitter.com/GOB3S Garrett Schaefer

    yea, this is fucking stupid. way to hurt the cause.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RCBGZNI5LDSLNWBYTTZASC6PE4 morristhewise

    Bring on the clown,he is Donald Trump the biggest jokester in America. Donald had fun hiring 22000 employees and building an organization into one with over 5 billion in annual earnings. Now he wants to laugh his way into the Oval Office, turning Washington into a comedy show. American voters enjoy a good laugh and will make Trump the next president.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RCBGZNI5LDSLNWBYTTZASC6PE4 morristhewise

    Bring on the clown,he is Donald Trump the biggest jokester in America. Donald had fun hiring 22000 employees and building an organization into one with over 5 billion in annual earnings. Now he wants to laugh his way into the Oval Office, turning Washington into a comedy show. American voters enjoy a good laugh and will make Trump the next president.

  • http://twitter.com/praticuschaotic John Doe

    You guys do realize there’s completely legitimate things to take Obama to task on, right? This birther idiocy is a distraction from legitimate issues like the ownership of our government by Goldman Sachs and the active conversion of the country to a plutocracy.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      Amen dude…I’d love to see every headline and every interview and every conversation hammering home his apparent conversion to Republicanism over the last two years. I think the real reason the GOP hasn’t fielded a serious candidate against him is that they don’t want to lose him…they’ve never had a Dem who gave them everything they wanted without making them at least take the blame for it…so why ruin a good thing?

      • southern star

        people that accuse the pres of being to republican now dont realize that he is trying to bridge the gap between right and left.

        • Jin The Ninja

          you really need to wake up and smell the neo-liberal center-right american politics….

        • quartz99

          BS. The Right has a vested interest in continuing to go farther and farther right (well, their version of right. It’s certainly not a _fiscal_ conservative kind of right). Give them an inch, and they’ll drag the country another mile. It’s been their strategy for decades and it’s worked well for them. A lot of the current democrats are farther to the _right_ than conservatives were forty, fifty years ago. They keep moving to “bridge the gap” while the conservatives do everything in their power to keep the gap just as large, or larger, as ever. Meanwhile, the _real_ center of the country gets left behind and called “liberal” and “radical” as though either of those things was somehow bad.

          You don’t “bridge the gap” by chasing them and becoming them. You build a bridge halfway and tell them to build the other half or to hell with them. I wish someone could convince the so-called liberal politicians that.

  • http://twitter.com/praticuschaotic Jon Doe

    You guys do realize there’s completely legitimate things to take Obama to task on, right? This birther idiocy is a distraction from legitimate issues like the ownership of our government by Goldman Sachs and the active conversion of the country to a plutocracy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jason.wilczak Jason Wilczak

    pretty sure Disinfo was making a mockery of the whole situation and not being serious guys…take it easy…

    • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

      Bullshit. Aggregate real news or fuck around. Pick one. If you can’t, put in a disclaimer.

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        One of the things i like about disinfo is that at least MOST people don’t need people to hold their hand to tell the difference with these things…

        I value both parts of the site. Too serious and you get alex jones, too silly and you get the Onion

      • Guest

        Right, because people can’t think for themselves … what else would you put a disclaimer on?

      • Scanx0

        This isn’t fucking around it’s called ‘satire’. We’ve been doing this for ages in Europe. Your John Stewart is quite good at it. Check it out and get some practice. You might learn to enjoy it. It’s like a joke that pretends to be serious about something political that it thinks is daft …. Not getting it? Stick with it you’ll get the hang of it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jason.wilczak Jason Wilczak

    pretty sure Disinfo was making a mockery of the whole situation and not being serious guys…take it easy…

  • Jason

    There’s a lot of people here that need their satire receiver re-adjusted. Badly.

    • jonathanscott444

      Yeah I get it, but unfortunately there are a lot of dumb people who aren’t kidding, I just watched a nonsense video on YT about how the birth certificate is a forgery and there are “layers”. Why give these people any fire, because I am willing to bet these crazy birthers are going to use this article as a source.

      • BillHicks2011
        • Andrew

          Why don’t you submit that article to Disinfo using the button in the upper right corner?

      • reubenavery

        I also saw that YT video about the layers and went and downloaded the PDF from whitehouse.gov and inspected it in Illustrator. Indeed, there are layers. It’s kind of inconceivable why, though.. It’s not broken up like people think.

        • http://profiles.google.com/eric.gardner Eric Gardner

          The original document is from 1961. You do realize that it was originally typed out on a typewriter and not on a computer using a PDF authoring tool, right? You do know what a typewriter is, right?

          http://library.thinkquest.org/18268/History/hist_c_60s.htm

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typewriter

          • reubenavery

            Asshole, I’m neither a birther or a conspiracy nut.

            I cannot figure out what the point is to the layering I’m seeing in the PDF. It’s not layering that one would use to artificially construct such a thing… It seems mostly some weird artifact to a scanning process, but I can’t understand in the least how or why. It’s curious.

          • quartz99

            I think they probably scanned it as a greyscale photo to catch all the penciled in detail and then realized they needed to knock the white background out so they could put it on their “official paper”. Only instead of using multiply (which for what is basically a line-art document would give you only the black and dark grey), they used the sliders in photoshop that make part of the image transparent based on its greyscale value (in the blending options). That or they might have selected all the grey and applied a feather to the selection and deleted the white, though that would be a hell of a lot more work than using the transparency slider (but would have a similar outcome). They may not have been able to use multiply if they put the pdf together outside of photoshop and only worked on the scan itself in photoshop. That’s my opinion after only a couple minutes being mystified by the white haloing and trying to deconstruct it. I’ve been using photoshop for twenty years though, for whatever credibility that lends to my analysis.

            Sadly, having it all in one layer doesn’t negate the possibility of photoshoppery. You just merge all the layers that contain certificate content to one before saving to pdf. But it doesn’t show any artifacts of that, only of the transparency slider being used — and actually, the way it’s being used is probably the best argument for it not being manipulated, because it’s pretty consistent across the document, and you’d expect it to be more patchy if it was done piecemeal.

            One of the few things I agree with Obama on though — this whole thing is a pointless circus.

          • reubenavery

            And I would welcome if Obama came out and declared he wasn’t born on US soil after all. It would make for a good spectacle.

      • Andrew

        If I have to filter my humor so that idiot racists get it, I might as well just kill myself.

  • Jason

    There’s a lot of people here that need their satire receiver re-adjusted. Badly.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Bullshit. Aggregate real news or fuck around. Pick one. If you can’t, put in a disclaimer.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    One of the things i like about disinfo is that at least MOST people don’t need people to hold their hand to tell the difference with these things…

    I value both parts of the site. Too serious and you get alex jones, too silly and you get the Onion

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I get it, but unfortunately there are a lot of dumb people who aren’t kidding, I just watched a nonsense video on YT about how the birth certificate is a forgery and there are “layers”. Why give these people any fire, because I am willing to bet these crazy birthers are going to use this article as a source.

  • Andrew

    I think this is funny.

    So there.

  • Andrew

    I think this is funny.

    So there.

  • fredderf

    I know on ‘street view’ the addresses are just estimates.

  • Anonymous

    I know on ‘street view’ the addresses are just estimates.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Amen dude…I’d love to see every headline and every interview and every conversation hammering home his apparent conversion to Republicanism over the last two years. I think the real reason the GOP hasn’t fielded a serious candidate against him is that they don’t want to lose him…they’ve never had a Dem who gave them everything they wanted without making them at least take the blame for it…so why ruin a good thing?

  • Mamagriff50

    Talk about beating a dead dog with a stick……………LET IT GO1

  • Mamagriff50

    Talk about beating a dead dog with a stick……………LET IT GO1

  • RedHerring

    Right, because people can’t think for themselves … what else would you put a disclaimer on?

  • Eatafuckingdick

    Wow your a fucking tool. Have you ever used google maps before. Seriously go die in a fire.

  • I see this going well…

    Can’t tell if trolling or just stupid…. It is disinfo after all.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Well, that’s where you have to wonder about the functionality of satire in an environment so drenched in stupid.

      This article may have been intended as a joke, but what really differentiates it from the bazillion other web sites that publish stuff exactly like this in all earnestness? And are taken completely seriously? Only a subtle penumbra of context that, as the conflicting interpretations apparent in these comments illustrate, is generally lost on the audience.

      I find it extremely depressing: I live in a society so totally devoid of values and focus that it literally can’t tell its head from its ass.

      In other circumstances I might have laughed. But having recently been defrauded of my democracy by the fantastically transparent “miracle” of 14,000 votes appearing out of the blue, despite the “rigorous” oversight of a former employee of the “winning” candidate, I am more inclined to weep.

  • I see this going well…

    Can’t tell if trolling or just stupid…. It is disinfo after all.

  • Man with a brain

    Hey Ding Dong! IF you read the certificate of live birth carefully, the residence it lists is for his mother not his birthplace. Notice the place of birth is listed a 6A, 6B, 6C, 6,D

    Sections 7A-7G are in reference to the mothers residence.

    Next argument- The name of the hospital is not correct! Note business names change over time ie. Robinson’s and May Co. became Robinsons-May, Exxon and Mobile became Exxon-Mobile. Hey my wife’s name changed when we got married, does that mean she never existed? Come on people stop being so stupid.

    Actual location of birth
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=kapiolani+maternity+%26+gynecological+hospital&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&sll=22.151796,-156.884766&sspn=3.469371,4.938354&rq=1&ev=zi&split=1&filter=0&hq=kapiolani+maternity+%26+gynecological+hospital&hnear=&ll=21.299611,-157.835083&spn=3.617815,4.938354&z=8&layer=c&cbll=21.300188,-157.834372&panoid=UYECKl9ptr0NGMdm9Kc_Ag&cbp=12,100.64,,0,4.77

    End of Story!

  • Man with a brain

    Hey Ding Dong! IF you read the certificate of live birth carefully, the residence it lists is for his mother not his birthplace. Notice the place of birth is listed a 6A, 6B, 6C, 6,D

    Sections 7A-7G are in reference to the mothers residence.

    Next argument- The name of the hospital is not correct! Note business names change over time ie. Robinson’s and May Co. became Robinsons-May, Exxon and Mobile became Exxon-Mobile. Hey my wife’s name changed when we got married, does that mean she never existed? Come on people stop being so stupid.

    Actual location of birth
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=kapiolani+maternity+%26+gynecological+hospital&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&sll=22.151796,-156.884766&sspn=3.469371,4.938354&rq=1&ev=zi&split=1&filter=0&hq=kapiolani+maternity+%26+gynecological+hospital&hnear=&ll=21.299611,-157.835083&spn=3.617815,4.938354&z=8&layer=c&cbll=21.300188,-157.834372&panoid=UYECKl9ptr0NGMdm9Kc_Ag&cbp=12,100.64,,0,4.77

    End of Story!

  • Scanx0

    This isn’t fucking around it’s called ‘satire’. We’ve been doing this for ages in Europe. Your John Stewart is quite good at it. Check it out and get some practice. You might learn to enjoy it. It’s like a joke that pretends to be serious about something political that it thinks is daft …. Not getting it? Stick with it you’ll get the hang of it.

  • BillHicks2011

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/08/18/wayne-madsen-obamas-cia-connections-part-i-and-ii/

    This is an article disclosing Obama’s parent’s both as having connections to the C.I.A. George Bush senior was the head of the C.I.A so it’s not without some precedence for members to become president.

    Those who can read and and are willing to look for themselves please feel free to engage in discussion. All of the one liner trolls please know I am ignoring you.

  • BillHicks2011

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/08/18/wayne-madsen-obamas-cia-connections-part-i-and-ii/

    This is an article disclosing Obama’s parent’s both as having connections to the C.I.A. George Bush senior was the head of the C.I.A so it’s not without some precedence for members to become president.

    Those who can read and and are willing to look for themselves please feel free to engage in discussion. All of the one liner trolls please know I am ignoring you.

  • BillHicks2011
  • Smashandgrabprod

    Oh shut the fuck up about this already! Get a job!

  • Info
  • Info
  • Happy

    I can’t believe disinfo is printing something that is non compliant with the media again! YAY!!!!

    Here I thought you sold your soul to the left!
    I am an alternative Independence by the way…not a right wing ass..

    • Hadrian999

      keep your chin up when you realize what happened

  • Happy

    I can’t believe disinfo is printing something that is non compliant with the media again! YAY!!!!

    Here I thought you sold your soul to the left!
    I am an alternative Independence by the way…not a right wing ass..

  • Anonymous

    I also saw that YT video about the layers and went and downloaded the PDF from whitehouse.gov and inspected it in Illustrator. Indeed, there are layers. It’s kind of inconceivable why, though.. It’s not broken up like people think.

  • afterbirther

    another “afterbirther” finding…

  • afterbirther

    another “afterbirther” finding…

  • Hadrian999

    keep your chin up when you realize what happened

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    I know this is just a joke (dear god I hope disinfo posted this as a joke!) but the sad thing is many birthers are going to read this and run with it…..just like they did with the incredibly easy to debunk ‘Grandma says he was born in Kenya’ myth. Birthers have been saying for years that they wouldn’t believe that he was born in the U.S. until he showed us his birth certificate……now he has, and from what I’ve been reading they still don’t believe. Gee who could’ve guessed ignorant people would IGNORE something? LMAO!!!……..The truth is they will ignore any and all evidence that is contrary to their beliefs!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    I know this is just a joke (dear god I hope disinfo posted this as a joke!) but the sad thing is many birthers are going to read this and run with it…..just like they did with the incredibly easy to debunk ‘Grandma says he was born in Kenya’ myth. Birthers have been saying for years that they wouldn’t believe that he was born in the U.S. until he showed us his birth certificate……now he has, and from what I’ve been reading they still don’t believe. Gee who could’ve guessed ignorant people would IGNORE something? LMAO!!!……..The truth is they will ignore any and all evidence that is contrary to their beliefs!

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Well, that’s where you have to wonder about the functionality of satire in an environment so drenched in stupid.

    This article may have been intended as a joke, but what really differentiates it from the bazillion other web sites that publish stuff exactly like this in all earnestness? And are taken completely seriously? Only a subtle penumbra of context that, as the conflicting interpretations apparent in these comments illustrate, is generally lost on the audience.

    I find it extremely depressing: I live in a society so totally devoid of values and focus that it literally can’t tell its head from its ass.

    In other circumstances I might have laughed. But having recently been defrauded of my democracy by the fantastically transparent “miracle” of 14,000 votes appearing out of the blue, despite the “rigorous” oversight of a former employee of the “winning” candidate, I am more inclined to weep.

  • http://twitter.com/Boom_Briggs Al Briggs

    saying something is stupid and using the incorrect your/you’re is ironic. it gave me a chuckle.

  • Recycledpies

    Using Google Street View is pointless. it is off of my address by 2 miles.

  • Recycledpies

    Using Google Street View is pointless. it is off of my address by 2 miles.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “Muslim usurper”? This is just a farcical imitation of birthers claims, right?

  • Andrew

    If I have to filter my humor so that idiot racists get it, I might as well just kill myself.

  • southern star

    WTF? my google earth street view is like a block away from my actual residence!
    totally weak article, and shame on disinfo for posting it. With people like Donald Trump, the master of corporate greed and ego trying to run the world you dis on Obama????? First black man to be president of Harvard law review EVER, first black man to be president EVER. This man is a hero and will be remembered in history as such.

  • southern star

    WTF? my google earth street view is like a block away from my actual residence!
    totally weak article, and shame on disinfo for posting it. With people like Donald Trump, the master of corporate greed and ego trying to run the world you dis on Obama????? First black man to be president of Harvard law review EVER, first black man to be president EVER. This man is a hero and will be remembered in history as such.

  • southern star

    people that accuse the pres of being to republican now dont realize that he is trying to bridge the gap between right and left.

  • http://profiles.google.com/weekendsvanatta Jason Van atta

    ha ha awesome. I was so caught up in this issue I didnt see the satire. fool me once shame on, uh, you? fool me twice uh, ya fool me once ya cant fool me again….

  • http://profiles.google.com/weekendsvanatta Jason Van atta

    ha ha awesome. I was so caught up in this issue I didnt see the satire. fool me once shame on, uh, you? fool me twice uh, ya fool me once ya cant fool me again….

  • Brent S.

    Are you for real? Are you an adult? Shake your head man!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I was using their language.

  • http://twitter.com/Cobolz01 Pierre Lachance

    At Obama’s birth there were probably houses for this location.

    When I put my address in google Map I MOVED 60 km away

  • http://profiles.google.com/eric.gardner Eric Gardner

    The original document is from 1961. You do realize that it was originally typed out on a typewriter and not on a computer using a PDF authoring tool, right? You do know what a typewriter is, right?

    http://library.thinkquest.org/18268/History/hist_c_60s.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typewriter

  • http://twitter.com/Cobolz01 Faux Pierre Lachance

    At Obama’s birth there were probably houses for this location.

    When I put my address in google Map I MOVED 60 km away

  • Andrew

    Why don’t you submit that article to Disinfo using the button in the upper right corner?

  • Anonymous

    Asshole, I’m neither a birther or a conspiracy nut.

    I cannot figure out what the point is to the layering I’m seeing in the PDF. It’s not layering that one would use to artificially construct such a thing… It seems mostly some weird artifact to a scanning process, but I can’t understand in the least how or why. It’s curious.

  • Anonymous

    And I would welcome if Obama came out and declared he wasn’t born on US soil after all. It would make for a good spectacle.

  • http://profiles.google.com/saintzedofourlostyouth R Z

    you really need to wake up and smell the neo-liberal center-right american politics….

  • Reddfrogg

    Google does that for any address you ask it about. It always points to a spot on a street. You don’t have to bevieve me. Just try it.

  • Reddfrogg

    Google does that for any address you ask it about. It always points to a spot on a street. You don’t have to bevieve me. Just try it.

  • Anonymous

    BS. The Right has a vested interest in continuing to go farther and farther right (well, their version of right. It’s certainly not a _fiscal_ conservative kind of right). Give them an inch, and they’ll drag the country another mile. It’s been their strategy for decades and it’s worked well for them. A lot of the current democrats are farther to the _right_ than conservatives were forty, fifty years ago. They keep moving to “bridge the gap” while the conservatives do everything in their power to keep the gap just as large, or larger, as ever. Meanwhile, the _real_ center of the country gets left behind and called “liberal” and “radical” as though either of those things was somehow bad.

    You don’t “bridge the gap” by chasing them and becoming them. You build a bridge halfway and tell them to build the other half or to hell with them. I wish someone could convince the so-called liberal politicians that.

  • Anonymous

    I think they probably scanned it as a greyscale photo to catch all the penciled in detail and then realized they needed to knock the white background out so they could put it on their “official paper”. Only instead of using multiply (which for what is basically a line-art document would give you only the black and dark grey), they used the sliders in photoshop that make part of the image transparent based on its greyscale value (in the blending options). That or they might have selected all the grey and applied a feather to the selection and deleted the white, though that would be a hell of a lot more work than using the transparency slider (but would have a similar outcome). They may not have been able to use multiply if they put the pdf together outside of photoshop and only worked on the scan itself in photoshop. That’s my opinion after only a couple minutes being mystified by the white haloing and trying to deconstruct it. I’ve been using photoshop for twenty years though, for whatever credibility that lends to my analysis.

    Sadly, having it all in one layer doesn’t negate the possibility of photoshoppery. You just merge all the layers that contain certificate content to one before saving to pdf. But it doesn’t show any artifacts of that, only of the transparency slider being used — and actually, the way it’s being used is probably the best argument for it not being manipulated, because it’s pretty consistent across the document, and you’d expect it to be more patchy if it was done piecemeal.

    One of the few things I agree with Obama on though — this whole thing is a pointless circus.

  • Butter Knife

    That’s not irony, just stupidity.

    Irony would be Obama winning an election against somebody who actually WAS born outside of the US. Someone like John McCain.

  • Butter Knife

    Farcical? I’m pretty sure I’ve heard that claimed verbatim.

    Unless you’re implying that the birthers are, themselves, farcical. In which case I agree wholeheartedly. It’s hard to invent something stupider than that movement.

  • Colorado Joe

    Like Liam below, I agree you cannot rely on some of today’s so called latest technology to accurately pin point a location. One other thing, I use to work in highway design and many times over the years, properties get bought out to make way for a new highway, expressway, etc. A specific address that may have existed 40 for 50 years ago may no longer exist.

  • Colorado Joe

    Like Liam below, I agree you cannot rely on some of today’s so called latest technology to accurately pin point a location. One other thing, I use to work in highway design and many times over the years, properties get bought out to make way for a new highway, expressway, etc. A specific address that may have existed 40 for 50 years ago may no longer exist.