Monday, August 31, 2009
Town-hall clash! Arrest threat over Obama 'Joker' poster
Officer to protester: This ain't America no more
The arrogance and ignorance of the cheeky fellow, School Security Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr., is too much. What part of "Don't Tread On Me" doesn't he understand?
This incident reminds me of the "race riots" in Toledo. When our black mayor ventured into the hostile crowd, he was angrily reminded by his fellow blacks, "Ford, you're black! You're supposed to be one of us!" - it appeared to confirm disturbing reports of Toledo police concerns that the black community's criminal element shared the belief that they could get away with murder since Toledo had a black mayor. (See Black Mark on Toledo).
It appears too many blacks with attitude, due to an environment of disrespect for the Constitution and rule of law exhibited by a shady black president who is apparently illegitimate (since he disrespects We The People and fails to prove he is a natural born citizen), feel any opposition to their president must be silenced by any means necessary.
Perhaps the black security officer singled out the poster with a picture of Obama as a joker because it reminded him of black-face, backfiring on him. He should be more law conscious than race sensitive! Whatever his reasons, they were wrong and his abuse of authority is dead serious. Cheeks must be reprimanded and fired, to serve notice this is still America.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Posted: August 22, 2009
1:00 am Eastern
Dear Mr. President:
I know you must be getting tired of those "birthers" suggesting you might not really be eligible to serve in the highest office in the land.
It must be infuriating.
As your White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, has pointed out, you have many grave concerns on your mind, and your administration should not be and cannot be distracted from the major issues of the day by demands for something as simple as your original birth certificate and other documents that would shed light on your background.
I have a suggestion about how to shut them up and make them all look ridiculous: Simply instruct your staff to order the release of the following:
The original, long-form birth certificate, not the short-form certification of live birth, which is obviously subject to claims of fraud;
All your school records dating back to kindergarten;
Your Occidental College records and transcripts;
Your Columbia University records and transcripts including your thesis papers;
Your Harvard Law School records;
Your Harvard Law Review writings;
Your scholarly records from the University of Chicago;
Your passport history;
Your medical records;
The files from your years as an Illinois state legislator;
Your Illinois State Bar records;
Your baptism records, if available;
Your adoption records.
Please tell Gibbs and others in your administration and party to stop arguing with those who ask for the release of documents. Just release them! Do it now! Call their bluff!
Now watch the red-hot eligibility story on DVD: "The Question of Eligibility: Is Barack Obama's presidency constitutionally legitimate?"
These document requests are in line with the expectations set by your predecessors. But, remember, you pledged to conduct the most open and transparent administration in history.
Most of these documents will some day be included in your presidential library any way. Why not just release them now and shut up your most vociferous critics and the nosiest journalists?
Let's face it. Your party called for full disclosure of National Guard documents by George W. Bush, even though there was no question of eligibility for office in that case. Though we all know these "birthers" are zealously misguided in their demands, polls are showing their persistent requests are gaining traction among the American people. Many of them now don't even believe you are a citizen – let alone a "natural born citizen," as the Constitution requires.
Think of the campaign money you could save. Records show you have already spent at least $1.4 million fighting lawsuits related to the release of records. This money will be needed in 2010 to keep Democrats running the Congress and in 2012 for your re-election effort.
And don't forget – if these questions are still being asked in 2012, it will make your re-election bid that much more difficult.
Mr. President, we all know the truth is going to come out eventually. It's always only a matter of time. Why not bring it out now and put all these nagging questions and this suspicion behind you?
Gibbs is right. You have too much important work to do to waste time on this. You are losing political capital. You don't have to lift a finger personally. Just authorize one of your many staffers to prepare the paperwork necessary to release all of the above. All it will take from you, Mr. President, is a signature.
You have your hands full right now with trying to promote some very unpopular policies you believe are vital to the future of America. Don't let those ideas be sidetracked by minutia. Do the right thing – the logical thing, the rational thing.
Do it now, before these "birthers" spread their venom any further.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ultimately, other than he said/she said, all that is necessary is for the president usurper, the fraud and foreigner, to be outed by We The People DEMANDING the release of his long form birth certificate!
Why has Obama FAILED to prove he's a natural born citizen? Shame on conservative cowards who have FAILED to demand proof! This is further proof America is under a curse
President Usurper Obama
Have you no fear of God? Do you consider yourself greater than Nimrod? Don't you know the Tower of Babel fell? That Satan was cast down from Heaven as a reject after lifting himself up so high?
BLACK DAY IN AMERICA: Obama Wins, America Loses
Monday, August 24, 2009
Ron Bloom, the former United Steelworkers (USW) union bigwig appointed by President Barack Obama as “car czar” earlier this year is now poised to oversee ALL American manufacturing.That’s right, a union boss whose forced unionism dogma destroys jobs, crushes employee free choice, and cripples the country’s competitiveness will soon be in charge of America’s entire industrial policy.Bloom’s appointment and pending promotion are just pieces in the pattern of Obama’s shameless payback to the union bosses who got him elected.
What’s so troubling about Bloom’s ascendancy is the obvious connection between forced unionism and the debacle of General Motors and Chrysler in Detroit.
After the United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses systematically crippled Detroit for decades with asinine and wasteful work rules and stifling union monopoly contracts that made it virtually impossible for America’s automotive industry to compete, the Obama Administration turned around and rewarded these UAW bosses with substantial ownership in the automakers they destroyed.
The appointment of Bloom suggests President Obama wants to impose Detroit’s catastrophic forced unionism model on all American manufacturing workers.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
5 men attack woman, 85
2009-08-19 22:10 Bloemfontein - Three men were arrested after an 85-year-old woman was attacked on a farm near Soutpan, Free State police said on Wednesday.
Sergeant Thandi Mbambo said five men attacked the woman on the farm Goedverblijs near Soutpan while her partner was fetching farmworkers on Tuesday morning. Police said the farmer returned around at 07:00 on Tuesday to find footprints leading to the garage door, which connected with the house. When he went to the front door of the house he heard screams. "He allegedly found Kathrina Fourie in the passage bleeding heavily. She had several stab wounds." Mbambo said Fourie was taken to the Pelonomi regional hospital in Bloemfontein and was in a critical condition. Neighbouring farmers were alerted about the incident and suspicious-looking men were seen running through the fields in the direction of the informal settlement at Soutpan. Three men were arrested with the help of farmworkers on their way to work. A laptop computer, two cellphones and batteries allegedly stolen from the farm were found in their possession. Mbambo said a case of attempted murder was opened and the men, aged 18 and 19, from Bultfontein and Soutpan, would appear at the Brandfort Magistrate's Court on Friday. - SAPA Source:News24 http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/News/1059/0a60ae7b74314c66a6402cf928394879/19-08-2009-10-10/5_men_attack_woman,_85
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Flower child’ mom shot dead
Published:Aug 18, 2009
FIVE days after “flower child” Tracey-Leigh Frankish’s screams scared off would-be burglars, house robbers struck again, this time taking her life. A TV set, hi-fi and a small amount of money were the only things stolen from the 33-year-old Gauteng sales representative’s cottage in Farmall, an agricultural holding north of Fourways.
Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, who last year co-authored a report on crime and public security in South Africa, said the murder highlighted how political promises had not been kept as far as the eradication of farm attacks was concerned. “The conclusion we came to in our report was that there was a vacuum [in crime-fighting regarding] rural safety.” Burger said this was a result of the phasing out of South African National Defence Force units, or commandos, deployed specifically to patrol rural areas in South Africa since 2003. “[The phasing out] was not supposed to happen until sector policing, police reservists and crime-combating units were in place. In almost all [rural areas] we visited in our research, none of this had been done,” Burger added. Frankish’s murder means that her seven-year-old son, Taidg, will grow up without a mother. The break-in happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, when Taidg was with his grandparents, Fred and Helen Britz, at their Bryanston home. “We’ve told him what happened, but I don’t think he realises what death is all about,” Fred Britz said. “He said: ‘They’ve killed my mom, they shot her’. It’s tough, the circumstances of her death. We never thought it would happen to us.” Frankish, who was in the process of divorcing her husband, who lives in the UK, had been leasing a cottage on a plot. Private security company RSS Security responded to a panic signal followed by an alarm signal at 12.47pm. A security officer who arrived at the premises six minutes later found the security gate on the front door had been forced open. Frankish was found kneeling in front of her bed, with a gunshot wound in the head. “When the security officer went outside to radio for medical back-up he saw three suspects fleeing into the bushes and gave chase,” said RSS Security managing director Sean Mooney. The unidentified men got away. Dion Stephens, a school friend, told The Times that Frankish had been a humanitarian. “She wanted to fix the world we live in, quit her job, teach people how to grow vegetables and live a self-sustainable life. The people she wanted to help were the people who murdered her,” he said. Friends have been posting messages on Frankish’s Facebook page, where Stephens yesterday asked people to honour her memory by wearing purple or turquoise, “her favourite colours”, to her memorial service. Dean Dawson, of food manufacturing company Ma Baker, where Frankish worked, said staff were distraught at her murder. “It feels surreal. It’s disturbing. She was a flower-power child, if I can put it that way, friendly to everybody.” Douglasdale police spokesman Inspector Balan Muthan confirmed a murder case was under investigation. “There are no suspects. The front door was left unlocked. Police and the security firm reacted within minutes, but the suspects had fled and the area is so dark at night,” Muthan said. A memorial service is being planned at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens in northern Johannesburg this weekend. Source:NewsVibe http://www.newsvibe.co.za/external.php?node=135471
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Residents flee homes in fear of thugs
Lauren Cohen Published:Aug 20, 2009 IN THE wake of Farmall resident Tracey-Leigh Frankish’s murder, a fellow resident tells how the northern Johannesburg community lives in fear of “marauding gangs”.
Jerry de Beer, who lives on a plot not far from where burglars shot and killed Frankish, 33, last weekend, told The Times that the single mother’s murder was the second in the area in just two weeks. “Marius Labuschagne, living on a plot in a caravan, was murdered on August 1. Only his cellphone was taken,” De Beer said. “Residents are living in absolute fear every night as the marauding gangs go about their deeds unhindered,” he said. De Beer has been keeping track of crime in his area and his records show that there have been nine armed robberies and 27 burglaries in the area this year alone. “Barely half of the 114 plots in Farmall are occupied; residents are starting to abandon their properties out of fear and desperation. “We have no means to protect ourselves — normal electric fences, beams and alarms are not a deterrent anymore. “Even armed response when activated cannot guarantee that you will survive an attack from these ruthless, murdering thieves,” De Beer said. And the police, he claims, are not pulling their weight because they have failed to investigate three armed robberies committed on his property alone. Balan Muthan, spokesman for the Douglasdale police, who are responsible for the area, said extra police officers and vehicles had been brought in. “We have also stepped up the number of patrols and the mounted unit is coming in,” Muthan said. “The problem is that the plots are so big and there are many trees. If there are people hiding on the properties, you can’t see them.” Source:The Times http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=1052518
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Wes-Beeld: 'Ek speel nie,' toe skiet hy
Marié Pieterse Veertig minute. Dit is hoe lank Corna Hibbert (40) van Blairgowrie se nagmerrie geduur het. Haar huis is gestroop in ’n gewapende rooftog, sy is geskiet, met ’n strykyster gebrand en moes toekyk hoe haar kinders en huiswerker vasgebind en hulle almal gedreig word.
Corna is 1,81 m lank, ’n oud-Suid-Transvaalse netbalspeler en ’n oud- Engels- onderwyser aan die Hoërskool Linden. Die dag van 16 Julie was ’n gewone dag in haar lewe. Sy het haar kinders by die skool gaan haal en vir hulle middagete gegee. Haar man, Jimmy, het om 13:00 gebel en gevra sy moet asseblief vir hom ’n inkhouer na die familiebakkery, Not Bread Alone, in Malibongwerylaan in Linden-uitbreiding bring. Hul twee kinders, Jaco (8) en Marnique (6), het in ouma Alet Faure se kothuis TV gekyk en die huishulp Charity Ncube het vir Corna die hek oopgemaak sodat sy kon uitry. Twee netjies geklede mans het in die straat afgekom met boeke van die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens (SAID) en ’n SAID-knyperbord en gesê daar is probleme met die bakkery se belasting. Sy het Jimmy se nommer aan hulle gegee en gesê hulle kan hom bel. “Hulle was baie arrogant en wou net seker maak of my man by die huis is. Toe pluk die een die hek toe, gryp die bakkie se sleutel en toe kom die guns uit.” Sy en Charity is elkeen vergesel van ’n aanvaller die huis in met ’n pistool teen die kop. Binne het sy gehoor hoe fluit haar aanvaller vir sy makkers in die straat. Corna sê die man is reguit slaapkamer toe met haar en wou spesifiek die bakkery se geld van Donderdag, Vrydag en Saterdag hê. Hy het bly dreig dat sy moet geld gee. “Ek het naderhand gesê ek wens ek het geld gehad om vir hulle te gee.” Saam met die dreigemente is ’n warm strykyster ingespan en sy is op haar pols gebrand toe sy vir haar gesig gekeer het. Toe die kinders die huis binnekom op soek na iets om te eet, wou Jaco dadelik weet wie die mense is en of hulle van die polisie is. Jaco se aanhoudende vrae het die mans geïrriteer en Corna moes hom stilmaak. Corna is met ’n elektriese koord in die slaapkamer vasgebind. Sy is van haar juwele gestroop en die rowers het die kaste begin leegmaak. Een aanvaller het ’n pistool langs haar gerig, gesê hy speel nie speletjies nie en die sneller getrek. Die koeël is onder Corna se regterskouer-bladbeen in en het 20 cm na onder langs haar werwelkolom getrek voor dit uit is. “Dis ’n snaakse geluid. Eers toe ek die patroondoppie op die vloer sien lê en die bloed sien, het ek besef ek is geskiet.” Toe die aanvallers met hul bakkie vertrek, het Corna Jimmy van die landlyn in die kothuis gebel. Jimmy het op sy selfoon gekyk. Dit was presies 40 minute ná sy vorige oproep. ’n Polisiereservis wat die blou Toyota Venture voor die Hibberts se huurhuis in Barkstonrylaan sien staan het, het die registrasienommer gememoriseer. Die voertuig is nog dieselfde dag in Alexandra gevind. Die aand ná die voorval het die gesin in ’n hotel gaan slaap. Klein Jaco het gebid en vir die Here dankie gesê vir sy ma se lewe en die aanvallers vergewe en gevra dat hul harte verander. Vandat Corna weer terug is in die bakkery sê sy: “Hier kom so baie mense wat met my kan identifiseer.” Terwyl sy God se goedheid beleef, is daar ook ’n woede wat in haar opstaan oor die land en dié situasie. Sy voel elke dag ’n bietjie beter en sy weet daar is nou baie mense wat vir die aanvallers bid en hulle vergewe. # Insp. Bokkie Keulder, woordvoerder van die Lindense polisiekantoor, sê die saak word deur ’n trio-taakspan ondersoek en is nog baie sensitief. # Jadd Harding, voorsitter van die Lindense gemeenskapspolisiëringsforum, sê mense moet altyd eerste die 0 10111-polisie-noodnommer bel om hulp te ontbied. In ’n mediese noodgeval stel hy voor mense bel ook dadelik ’n mediese nooddiens. Corna se droom Voor die aanval het Corna gedroom van Ps. 116:4: “Maar ek het die Naam van die Here aangeroep: Ag, Here, red my siel .” “Toe ek die Psalm lees, het ek gedink dit gaan oor die dood en ek het nie gevoel daar is iets wat my lewe bedreig nie.” Tydens die aanval het sy saggies op die mat gesit en die woorde sit en bid. “Die Here het my voorberei. Ek het ook gebid: ‘Ek sal nie sterwe nie, maar lewe en die werke van die Here vertel.’(Ps. 118:17).” Die rower se woorde Die aanvaller het vir Corna gesê: “Ek is nie bang om jou dood te skiet nie. Ek is nie bang vir die polisie nie en ek is nie bang vir God nie.” “Hulle was arrogant en selfvoldaan. Jy het geweet dit was nie hul eerste keer nie”. Oorsprong:Beeld http://www.beeld.com/Content/Streekkoerante/Nuus/1984/da27fd576454435a812c3aac863730ed/15-08-2009%2009-08/Wes-Beeld_Ek_speel_nie,_toe_skiet_hy
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'Meer boere op plase vermoor as in dié oorloë’
2009-08-20 11:48 Sarel van der Walt Meer boere het die afgelope 16 jaar in plaasmoorde in Suid-Afrika gesterf as die algehele getal boere wat gedurende die destydse Mau-Mau-opstand in Kenia en die oorloë in Mosambiek, Rhodesië (Zimbabwe), Angola en Suidwes-Afrika (Namibië) dood is.
So het genl.maj. Chris van Zyl, ’n assistent-hoofbestuurder van die landbou-organisasie TLU SA, gister op ’n eiendomsregkonferensie van dié organisasie in Pretoria gesê. Van Zyl het gesê volgens inligting tot hul beskikking het 1 127 mense sedert 1993 in altesame 1 864 “aangemelde plaasaanvalle” gesterf. Hoewel daar die laaste tyd ’n afname in plaasaanvalle was, het die wreedheid daarvan toegeneem. “Die brutaliteit wat met plaasaanvalle in Suid-Afrika gepaardgaan, is ongekend op ander plekke in die wêreld. Daarom is dit vir my onverklaarbaar dat daar nie in die buiteland baie oor die plaasmoorde in Suid-Afrika berig word nie,” het Van Zyl gesê. “Vir elke plaasmoord wat plaasvind, is daar 12 of 13 plaasaanvalle. “Bykans 78% van dié aanvalle word uitgevoer deur vreemdelinge. Die aanvallers is selde oudstryders, maar gewoonlik mense van tussen 22 en 28 jaar,” het Van Zyl gesê. Daar is ook ’n verband tussen landelike misdaad en grond. Navorsing het volgens hom bewys dit neem tot agt jaar om die plaas van ’n vermoorde produktiewe boer weer op dieselfde vlak te kry as voor die moord. Oorsprong:Beeld http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/ac15fafbd4704f19b5c7db6be97c5712/20-08-2009%2011-08/Meer_boere_op_plase_vermoor_as_in_di%C3%A9_oorlo%C3%AB%E2%80%99
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Bernadine-saak: Taxi kon maklik verbykom
Percyval Matji 2009-08-21 01:39 Herman Scholtz Bernadine Kruger het twee keer op haar bromponie van baan verwissel terwyl ’n taxibestuurder agter haar vir haar toeter geblaas het, maar hy het haar telkens gevolg en toe doodgery, het die Pretoriase streekhof gister gehoor. “Hy’t nie afge-slack nie. En voordat sy kon wegbeweeg het, het hy haar van agter af gestamp. “Toe ry ons oor haar,” het mnr. Sameul Martins, een van 14 passasiers in die taxi, getuig.
Volgens hom het mnr. Percyval Matji, die taxibestuurder, aanhoudend toeter geblaas en eers sowat 50m aangery nadat hy oor die meisie gery het. Matji (31) ontken skuld op aanklag van moord op Bernadine (16). Dit is gemenesaak dat hy op 23 Februarie in Atterburyweg, Pretoria, met ’n wit Toyota Siyaya-minibus teen haar gebots en toe oor haar gery het. Luidens die verslag van haar nadoodse ondersoek is sy aan omvangryke kopbeserings dood. Voordat sy raak gery is, het Martins, ’n veiligheidswag, oor Matji se skouer geloer en gesien hy ry “plus-minus 100km/h”. Hy kon nie Matji maan om stadiger te ry nie, “want die musiek was baie hard”. Volgens Martins het hulle agter Bernadine in die linkerbaan gery. Matji het vir haar toeter geblaas en sy het na die regterbaan oorgegaan. Matji het haar na die regterbaan gevolg. “Toe het sy weer links probeer beweeg. Toe’t (Matji) net aangehou ry.” Dis toe dat Matji haar tref, het Martins getuig. Sr.supt. Danie Poolman, ’n deskundige in die herkonstrukturering van ongelukke, het getuig Matji kon Bernadine se dood voorkom het. Hy het Bernadine se 125cc-bromponie ondersoek en met behulp van rekenaarsagteware ’n rekonstruksie van die ongeluk gemaak. Al die feite dui volgens hom daarop dat Bernadine oomblikke voor die impak van die regterbaan na links begin beweeg het. Dit word gestaaf deur die skade aan die taxi, die bromponie en die dinamika van die voertuie. Bernadine is naby aan die stippellyn tussen die twee bane vir verkeer in ’n oostelike rigting getref. “Dit sou ’n gaping van 290cm vir die Toyota gelos het om veilig aan die regterkant verby die motorfiets te ry,” lui sy verslag. Weens die verskil in momentum van die taxi en die motorfiets is dit nie moontlik om vas te stel hoe vinnig die taxi gery het toe dit Bernadine getref het nie. Die saak is tot 31 Augustus uitgestel vir slotbetoë. ‘Net mal of dronk mens sal dít doen’ Net ’n mal of ’n dronk mens sal dít doen waarvan die staat hom beskuldig, het mnr. Percyval Matji gister aan die Pretoriase streekhof gesê. Hy ontken hy het die opset gehad om Bernadine Kruger van haar bromponie af te ry voordat hy bo-oor haar gery het. “Ek dra nie die soort hart wat iemand sal doodmaak nie.” Matji het getuig hy het ook nie “aanhoudend” toeter geblaas soos al die staatsgetuies gesê het nie. “Ek het nie getel hoeveel keer nie, want ek was deurmekaar,” het hy tydens kruisverhoor gesê. Sy weergawe is dat Bernadine in die linkerbaan was en hy in die regterbaan. Hy het haar begin verbygaan terwyl hulle parallel aan mekaar gery het. Matji het vir blindekolle gekyk en “ewe skielik” was die bromponie voor hom in die regterbaan, het hy getuig. “Onmiddellik nadat sy reg voor my was, het ek remme aangeslaan, maar sy was te naby. “As jy ’n vrag vol passasiers het, kan die taxi nie onmiddellik tot stilstand kom nie.” Dié weergawe is aan sr.supt. Danie Poolman van die polisie gestel, maar hy het gesê die feite dui op die teendeel. “Ek weet nie of sy van links na regs beweeg het nie, maar by die oomblik van impak was sy besig om van regs na links te beweeg en die feit is dat daar genoeg spasie was om haar veilig verby te steek.” Matji ontken ook die staat se weergawe dat hy te vinnig gery het. Volgens hom het hy “tussen 60km/h en 65km/h” gery. Hy het ook nie ná die ongeluk eers aangery nie, maar dadelik stilgehou. Die voertuig is geskuif om uit die pad van ’n ander voertuig te kom, het Matji getuig. Adv. Sanet van Rensburg het hom gevra of die staatsgetuies enige motiewe het om te lieg. “Net hulle sal in hul harte weet wat hul motiewe is,” het hy gesê. Streeklanddros Edmund Patterson wou by Matji weet of hy spoed voor die ongeluk verminder het en Matji het tóé gesê hy het “dieselfde spoed gehou”. Van Rensburg het dit ook aan hom gestel dat sy weergawe van gebeure verskeie kere tydens sy getuienis aangepas is. Matji, wat die heeltyd met gevoude arms getuig het, het volgehou daar was geen bedoeling om Bernadine te tref nie. Die verdediging het ná sy getuienis sy saak gesluit. Oorsprong:Beeld http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/fac3c4a14b4f494f9093acac30ab96c3/21-08-2009%2001-08/Bernadine-saak_Taxi_kon_maklik_verbykom
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Elderly Berea woman survives nightmare attack
August 23 2009 at 07:19AM
By Vivian Attwood
While she was bludgeoned, bitten and repeatedly hurled to the floor by a young assailant who screamed: "Who is this God you call for?" an 82-year-old Berea resident battled to fathom the horror that had invaded her lifelong home.
Ella Horne, who has lived in the wood and iron Victorian house at the corner of Sydenham and Essenwood roads since her birth, is known and loved by many residents in the area. Her home, which is almost a century old, is admired daily by passersby as a reminder of a bygone age. It is thought to be the only remaining dwelling of its kind in the city. Horne is a former concert pianist who worked for the Daily News for 20 years until her retirement at the age of 70. Despite her advanced age she still takes an active interest in the community, does her own housework and reads newspapers avidly. The members of St Thomas Anglican Church, of which Horne has been a member since childhood, have been particularly hard hit by news of her terrible ordeal. Describing Horne as "very devout, and one of the most cheerful people around", congregant Charmaine Silcox said she and others had tried over the years to persuade their friend to relocate to a retirement village, without success. "The only positive aspect of this brutal event is that now she will relocate to a safer and more comfortable environment." Horne has agreed to settle in a retirement home once she has recovered from her ordeal. The nightmare began at 12.30pm on August 14. From her hospital bed Horne described how she was woken by the sound of breaking glass. "I went to the back of the house to investigate, and then moved to the front bedroom. As I opened the door the picture window exploded, and then he was on me, with his fingers around my throat. I didn't stand a chance." Her assailant launched a savage and protracted attack, punching her repeatedly in the face and doing his best to strangle her. He also smashed a heavy china fruit bowl against her skull. "I prayed so hard," said Horne. "'Dear God, protect me.' Then my strength started to go. 'I'm dying,' I said. I closed my eyes and tried not to let my breathing show. He left me then, and started to trash my home. Finally it was quiet. I lay there, covered in blood, with my darling cat beside me." The assailant ransacked the house and stole a television set, electric irons, radios and an unspecified number of other valuables. Horne was to lie unattended for more than 16 hours before a passing motorist noticed the broken window and alerted the police. "After a very long time I heard voices, and then two policemen were by my side. They were wonderful. When the ambulance arrived, the rescue medics also treated me very gently. I cannot praise them all enough," said Horne. Medical personnel have expressed amazement at Horne's resilience, particularly since she had a triple heart bypass some years ago. While her blood pressure was initially dangerously high, she is responding well to treatment and her brother, Stan, 86, and niece Andrea, who rushed from Gauteng to be at her side, hope that she will be discharged soon. Margaret Horne (no relation), who has been Ella's neighbour and friend for more than 30 years, condemned the savagery of the attack, but said she was not surprised Ella had survived. "She is a formidably strong woman, and her mind is as sound as a bell," she said. Horne is almost more concerned with the welfare of her beloved ginger tom cat, Cheeky Boy than she is about her own plight. "He must have been so frightened. I do hope that I can find him a new home where someone else will love him as much as I have done," she said. Of her attacker, she had this to say: "I do not hate him and I am not filled with anger. He did not know what he was doing. No one taught him right from wrong." Her magnanimity is not shared by her neighbours and friends. Neighbour Allan Reinecke has vowed the community will clamp down on crime. "We will not take acts like this lying down. If criminals keep targeting Berea, they should be warned: we will take firm action." This article was originally published on page 8 of Tribune on August 23, 2009 Source:IOL http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20090823063803773C518529
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Bleeding pensioner fights off 'mad' attacker
August 21 2009 at 05:07AM
"I was not going to let that man kill my husband. I got angry and I fought back."
These were the defiant words of Pretoria pensioner Anna-Marie Saaiman, 78, who although bleeding heavily after her attacker bit off the tip of her ring finger to try and get to her wedding ring, beat off the man trying "to kill" her husband, Koert, 80, at their smallholding in Kromdraai, north of Pretoria on Thursday. The Saaimans had just returned from Pretoria where they had done their weekly shopping, when they were attacked at their modest home. As Koert unloaded the shopping and Anna-Marie opened up the kitchen door, their attacker, who they had seen walking past their home as they left for the shops earlier in the day, attacked them. 'I thought it was over but he came back at us again' Hitting Saaiman over the head before holding her around the neck and throttling her, the man told her to keep quiet. Instead a defiant Saaiman screamed to her husband for help as she wrestled with her attacker who beat her over the head with a spanner before he grabbed a knobkerrie and proceeded to hit her. As her husband ran inside to help, the man turned on him kicking him to the ground before he hit him repeatedly with the knobkerrie, eventually breaking it over his arm. It was at that point that Saaiman launched herself at her husband's assailant, hitting him on the back and head with a sjambok before grabbing a piece of the broken knobkerrie and beating the attacker with it. As she did so the man turned on her grabbing her hand biting the tip of her ring finger off in an attempt to get to her wedding ring. 'He was mad. He wanted to get to us. You could see that he wanted to kill us' Saaiman, who often play wrestles with her grandson when he comes to visit, managed to kick her attacker "where it hurts" causing him to let go of her as he fell to the ground. Her husband, seizing the opportunity, managed to push him out of their home. "I thought it was over but he came back at us again. As my husband held the door shut the man broke a window and pulled off the burglar bars. "He was mad. He wanted to get to us. You could see that he wanted to kill us," she said. Saaiman and her husband eventually managed to scare off the man when he heard them phoning the police and friends for help. Bleeding profusely Saaiman was rushed to Eugene Marais Hospital by her son-in-law where doctors examined her injuries before sending her home. Saaiman said if it had not been for the wrestling lessons from her grandson they might have been killed. "He taught me what I needed today to keep us alive. When the man grabbed me around the neck I knew what to do." Police spokesman Inspector Llifi Ramatlo said the attacker had fled empty-handed and that no arrest had been made. He said a case of housebreaking was being investigated. This article was originally published on page 1 of Pretoria News on August 21, 2009 Source:IOL http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20090821034626466C968765
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
Is Racial Profiling Racist?
By Walter E. Williams
Harvard Professor Henry Gates' arrest has given new life to the issue of racial profiling. We can think of profiling as a practice where people use an observable or known physical attribute as a proxy or estimator of some other unobservable or unknown attribute. Race or sex profiling is simply the use of race or sex as that estimator. Let's look at a few profiling examples to see which ones you'd like outlawed.
This incident exposes the vulnerability of white people in America to disproportionate verbal assaults and knee-jerk accusations ranging from the ugly Tawana Brawley hoax to the disgusting black stripper Crystal Gail Mangum (who wickedly accused white Duke students of rape) overplayed by the media while being negligent about honest reports of disproportionate black on white violence, black on white robbery, black on white rape, black on white murder as evident in the Christian Channon and Christopher Newsom case - real hate crimes!
This latest false accusation against a person of white color, by none other than Gates, a hypocritical Harvard professor who teaches about race, has backfired since Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at Lowell Police Academy and is highly respected...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Saturday, August 8, 2009
American Blacks (1979)
Today's Golden Oldie is from August 23, 1979.
I drew this cartoon exactly thirty years ago this month! I grew up in an America in which Jews and Blacks were allies. The fight for equal rights for American Blacks had been watered with Jewish blood and fought for with Jewish idealism. It was a painful experience to witness the revisionist history and antisemitic libels of the Black Muslims creep into the rhetoric of Black "activists" and Christian preachers.
It was an angry cartoon.
-Dry Bones- Israel's Political Comic Strip Since 1973
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The fervency of the Jewish Democrats support for Israel suggests that Barack Obama may suffer real political damage among a core Democratic constituency if he continues his current policies.
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I haven't been interested in the birther idea but I saw something interesting on a yahoo group I belong to that if I was a birther I would follow up on. The yahoo group is interested in adoption issues so it is somewhat small and most people involved are so involved with adoption they pay little attention to many other issues. Anyway, if I were researching conspiracy theories I would look at two pieces of legislation that are in the senate now. One is the FACE act S1359 and S1458. They in part have to do with a child born outside the country being given full, retroactive, citizenship once adopted by an American citizen. Making it so the adoptee could run for the presidency. It is kind of a funny time for this bill because international adoption has somewhat come to a stop in the U.S. because of Hague Convention laws and the adoption community isn't nearly large or strong enough to bring something like this as far as the Senate. Maybe I just naturally have a suspicious mind but running something that I didn't want much publicity on through in an adoption bill would be a good way to fly under any radar. Perhaps you know someone who would be interested in just checking the bills out. And I emailed you because you were the first good google link I came across.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
What will it take for Obamatons to come out of their coma? The president usurper Obama/Soetoro/Obama is a danger to himself and others, especially to legitimate red-blooded Americans who he would wickedly classify as "terrorists!" Emperor Obama has got to go or our Republic will!
The fraud and foreigner, the president usurper, Obama/Soetoro/Obama, is drawn to unclean birds of his feather. Remember his favorite Black racist minister is Jeremiah Wright.
August 04, 2009
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The cartoon: I haven't done a six-panel Dry Bones cartoon in years ...but the length of the script forced me to use the format again ...and I'm pleased with the result.
The title of the cartoon: "Growing Problem" has a double meaning. The second, subtle one, is a recognition that on many fronts, things seem to be going wrong for the current administration ...and at an increasingly rapid rate ...and that this is indeed a growing problem for Obama.
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The president usurper, the fraud and foreigner, Obama/Soetoro/Obama, has a growing problem with folks waking up to the fact that the shady character has kept America in the dark about his documents because he doesn't want the truth to come to light.
Emperor Obama is a poisonous weed who justice demands be plucked from the White House garden and thrown into the compost pile.
“We do not demand that the Hamas movement recognize Israel,” said Mohammed Dahlan, a top adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in March. “On the contrary, we demand of the Hamas movement not to recognize Israel, because the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel, even today.”
“[T]he desire for popular support has not moderated Hamas, but has radicalized Fatah.” — David Schenker, Foreign PolicyExtreme statements. Yet neither of these men are known as extremists. Natsheh was an outspoken critic of then-PA President Yasser Arafat several years ago. Ynetnews called Dahlan one of Fatah’s “most moderate figures.”
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As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama sold himself as the antidote to America’s enduring racial infirmities.
Remember his major speech on race in March 2008? It was more impressive than Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” swooned MSNBC’s Chris Matthews—the “best speech ever given on race in this country.” CBS co-host Maggie Rodriguez hailed it as a “defining cultural moment in America.” Good Morning America host Robin Roberts praised it as not just good for Obama’s campaign, but also for the “future of the country.”
Many believed Mr. Obama’s election heralded a new era of post-racial political and societal progress. Identity politics would begin to fade into irrelevance, America’s festering race wounds would start to heal. America, united under its first black president, would now explore new and better frontiers in race relations.
They were wrong.
Rather than soothe old wounds and diffuse racial tensions by avoiding race-based politics, Barack Obama has knowingly, perhaps intentionally, inflamed existing race wounds by “consistently emphasiz[ing] racial identity to further his own advantage,” noted Victor Davis Hanson this week. Instead of leading America out of its “racial morass,” the president so far has “only pushed us far deeper into it” (emphasis mine throughout).
By now you’re probably familiar with the president’s provocative remarks during his nationally televised address last week. Mr. Obama is an intelligent man, and is familiar with how combustible the race issue is, particularly when oxidized by the mainstream media. Mr. Obama knew he was handed a loaded gun when he was asked to comment on the July 16 arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who is black, by James Crowley, a white sergeant in the Cambridge Police Department. (See here and here for the details of this story.)
The president was given a choice: Disarm the loaded question (a simple statement saying he couldn’t comment because he did not know the details would have sufficed)—or pull the trigger and incite what he knew would become a national debate on race.
Mr. Obama chose the latter.
After admitting that he was not there and did not know all the facts, the president confidently stated on live television that the Cambridge Police Department had “acted stupidly” in arresting his friend, Professor Gates. The president then segued into a short sermon on the problem of racial profiling that still exists in America: “[W]hat I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. And that’s just a fact.”
For a man so educated in and sensitive to the race issue in America—not to mention a post-racial president saddled with the unenviable responsibility of solving racial tension—Mr. Obama showed a remarkable absence of wisdom by weighing in on this issue in this manner. This was a racially charged situation from its inception on the doorsteps of Mr. Gates’s home, and the president premeditatedly transformed it into a national debate on race.
With the Gates story still front-page news, Americans got another glimpse at Mr. Obama’s tendency for race-based politics Tuesday, when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the president’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Handpicked by Mr. Obama, Ms. Sotomayor is renowned for the race-based underpinnings of her moral and judicial thinking, particularly her infamous racially charged remark: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Mr. Obama did not merely select a judge with an undeniable tendency for making decisions based on racial identity (as witnessed by her ruling in the Ricci v. DeStefano case, which was overturned last month by the U.S. Supreme Court). His relative silence on the issue and unwillingness to condemn Ms. Sotomayor’s racially inflammatory remarks indicates that the president more than likely agrees with the judge.
Then there’s Eric Holder, President Obama’s feisty attorney general. In a speech in February commemorating Black History Month, Mr. Holder roasted the American people as a “nation of cowards” for not regularly discussing and confronting America’s racial problems. As the controversy flared, conservatives criticized Mr. Holder’s address to Justice Department employees for being abrasive and provocative, actually representing a partial explanation for an unwillingness to discuss race.
In an effort to soothe the controversy caused by the man he appointed, Mr. Obama told the New York Times that had he been advising the attorney general, “we would have used different language.” During the interview, the Times reported, “the president said that despite Mr. Holder’s choice of words, he had a point.”
Many elected Barack Obama to be a racial healer. But in the past six months alone, at least three major instances have arisen where Mr. Obama had the choice to either stoke or douse what were racially charged issues. In each instance, the president chose to allow the issue to flare into a racial firestorm.
The case is strong that Barack Obama is making America’s racial infirmities worse.
The Trumpet has long been skeptical of Mr. Obama’s ability to solve, or even soothe, America’s race issues. In July last year, as the controversy over Mr. Obama’s twenty-year relationship with the rabidly racist preacher Jeremiah Wright billowed, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote: “The race card is going to be played often for political gain! And it is going to cost America dearly. This is not a small problem. We must understand where the race issue is leading us. The end result is going to be worse than anything you imagine.”
Elsewhere, Mr. Flurry wrote that America’s racial tension is a ticking time bomb.
Some of our skepticism about President Obama as a racial healer comes from his personal position and motivation. But most of it stems from an understanding of human nature. Racial strife is endemic to history, long before the Obama presidency—or America—existed. This deadly infirmity has plagued the human race since before the days of Noah. In fact, as Herbert Armstrong explained in Mystery of the Ages, “the chief cause of the violence and chaos of world conditions [prior to the Flood], was racial hatreds, interracial marriages, and racial violence caused by man’s efforts toward integration and amalgamation of races, contrary to God’s laws.”
We need to consider this history. It informs us where racial tension ends!
No human has, nor ever will, solve the enduring problem of racial tension and hatred. Like many of man’s solutions to his problems, Mr. Obama’s antidotes will only exacerbate the problems. God alone can heal America’s deep racial wounds. How will He do this? By removing human nature and replacing it with the loving nature of God, imparted by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thankfully, this time is bearing down upon us rapidly.
Until then, America’s racial time bomb will continue to tick toward explosion! •
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Clearing the Smoke on Obama’s Eligibility:
An Intelligence Investigator’s June 10 Report
Editors Note: In December ‘08 a retired CIA officer commissioned an investigator to look into the Barack Obama birth certificate and eligibility issue. On July 21, 2009 westernjournalism.com obtained a copy of the investigator’s report. Here is an unedited version of the report.
June 10, 2009 Report, updated July 18, 2009
The Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii
I think that I now understand the legal background to the question of where Obama was born.
Let’s begin with the statement that Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health released on October 31, 2008. The television and print media used this statement as a reason to prevent and treat with contempt any investigation into whether Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii.
But the language of the statement was so carefully hedged and guarded that it should have had the opposite effect.
“There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record. Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.”
It is understandable that after such an apparently definitive statement most news outlets, whether conservative or liberal, would accept this as sufficient grounds to relegate the controversy to the status of a fringe phenomenon. Unless they happened to take the trouble to look into the “state policies and procedures” as laid down by the relevant statutes. If they had done so, they would have seen that Dr. Fukino’s press release was carefully hedged and “lawyered” and practically worthless. But the media in general should not be faulted. The statement seems to roll out with such bureaucratic certainty and final authority. I believed it to be significant until a Honolulu attorney mailed me the relevant statutes. I was so surprised that I laughed out loud.
Here is a summary of Hawaii’s “state policies and procedures” in 1961.
In the State of Hawaii, back in 1961, there were four different ways to get an “original birth certificate” on record. They varied greatly in their reliability as evidence. For convenience, I’ll call them BC1, BC2, BC3, and BC4.
BC1. If the birth was attended by a physician or mid wife, the attending medical professional was required to certify to the Department of Health the facts of the birth date, location, parents’ identities and other information. (See Section 57-8 & 9 of the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii which was in effect in 1961).
Actual long form Birth Certificate similar to one Obama refuses to release
Actual long form Certificate of Live Birth similar to one Obama refuses to release BC2. In 1961, if a person was born in Hawaii but not attended by a physician or midwife, then all that was required was that one of the parents send in a birth certificate to be filed. The birth certificate could be filed by mail.
There appears to have been no requirement for the parent to actually physically appear before “the local registrar of the district.” It would have been very easy for a relative to forge an absent parent’s signature to a form and mail it in. In addition, if a claim was made that “neither parent of the newborn child whose birth is unattended as above provided is able to prepare a birth certificate, the local registrar shall secure the necessary information from any person having knowledge of the birth and prepare and file the certificate.” (Section 57-8&9)
I asked the Dept of Health what they currently ask for (in 2008) to back up a parent’s claim that a child was born in Hawaii. I was told that all they required was a proof of residence in Hawaii (e.g. a driver’s license [We know from interviews with her friends on Mercer Island in Washington State that Ann Dunham had acquired a driver’s license by the summer of 1961 at the age of 17] or telephone bill) and pre-natal (statement or report that a woman was pregnant) and post-natal (statement or report that a new-born baby has been examined) certification by
a physician. On further enquiry, the employee that I spoke to informed me that the pre-natal and post-natal certifications had probably not been in force in the ‘60s. Even if they had been, there is and was no requirement for a physician or midwife to witness, state or report that the baby was born in Hawaii.
BC3. In 1961, if a person was born in Hawaii but not attended by a physician or midwife, then, up to the first birthday of the child, a “Delayed Certificate” could be filed, which required that “a summary statement of the evidence submitted in support of the acceptance for delayed filing or the alteration [of a file] shall be endorsed on the certificates”, which “evidence shall be kept in a special permanent file.” The statute provided that “the probative value of a ‘delayed’ or ‘altered’ certificate shall be determined by the judicial or administrative body or official before whom the certificate is offered as evidence.” (See Section 57- 9, 18, 19 & 20 of the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii which was in effect in 1961).” [In other words, this form of vault birth certificate, the Delayed Certificate, required no more than a statement before a government bureaucrat by one of the parents or (the law does not seem to me clear on this) one of Barack Obama’s grandparents. If the latter is true, Ann Dunham did not have
to be present for this statement or even in the country.]
BC4. If a child is born in Hawaii, for whom no physician or mid wife filed a certificate of live birth, and for whom no Delayed Certificate was filed before the first birthday, then a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth could be issued upon testimony of an adult (including the subject person [i.e. the birth child as an adult]) if the Office of the Lieutenant Governor was satisfied that a person was born in Hawaii, provided that the person had attained the age of one year. (See Section 57-40 of the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii which was in effect in 1961.)
In 1955 the “secretary of the Territory” was in charge of this procedure. In 1960 it was transferred to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor (“the lieutenant governor, or his secretary, or such other person as he may designate or appoint from his office” §338-41 [in 1961]).
Certification of Live Birth, released by Obama
Certification of Live Birth, released by Obama
In 1982, the vital records law was amended to create a fifth kind of “original birth certificate”. Under Act 182 H.B. NO. 3016-82, “Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that the proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.” In this way “state policies and procedures” accommodate even “children born out of State” (this is the actual language of Act 182) with an “original birth certificate on record.” So it is even possible that the birth certificate referred to by Dr Fukino is of the kind specified in Act 182. This possibility cannot be dismissed because such a certificate certainly satisfies Dr Fukino’s statement that “I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.” If this is the case, Dr Fukino would have perpetrated so unusually disgusting a deception that I find it
practically incredible (and I greatly doubt that anyone could be that shameless).
On the other hand, if the original birth certificate is of types 2, 3, or 4, Dr Fukino’s statement would be only somewhat less deceptive and verbally tricky.
I only bring up this possibility to show how cleverly hedged and “lawyered” and basically worthless Dr Fukino’s statement is.
Sections 57-8, 9, 18, 19, 20 & 40 of the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act explain why Barack Obama has refused to release the original vault birth certificate. If the original certificate were the standard BC1 type of birth certificate, he would have allowed its release and brought the controversy to a quick end. But if the original certificate is of the other kinds, then Obama would have a very good reason not to release the vault birth certificate. For if he did, then the tape recording of Obama’s Kenyan grandmother asserting that she was present at his birth in Kenya becomes far more important. As does the Kenyan ambassador’s assertion that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, as well as the sealing of all government and hospital records relevant to Obama by the Kenyan government. And the fact that though there are many witnesses to Ann Dunham’s presence on Oahu from Sept 1960 to Feb 1961, there are no witnesses to her being on Oahu from March 1961 to August 1962 when she returned from Seattle and the University of Washington.
No Hawaiian physicians, nurses, or midwives have come forward with any recollection of Barack Obama’s birth. The fact that Obama refuses to release the vault birth certificate that would
instantly clear up this matter almost certainly indicates that the vault birth certificate is probably a BC2 or possibly a BC3.
It is almost certainly a BC 3 or even a BC 4 if the “Certification of Live Birth” posted on the Daily Kos blog and the fightthesmears.com website by the Obama campaign is a forgery. Ron Polarik has made what several experts claim to be a cogent case that it is a forgery. There have been a couple of attempts to refute his argument and Polarik has replied to the most extensive of them. I do not claim expertise in this area, but I think it would be best for journalists and politicians to familiarize themselves with the arguments on both sides before they casually dismiss Polarik’s position without taking the trouble to understand it.
Here are 2 of Polarik’s websites:
Because the disputants know far more about this subject than I do, I am an agnostic about Polarik’s argument. However, the likelihood that this computer-generated “Certification of Live Birth” was forged, is, I believe, increased by the fact that it has been pretty clearly established that Obama "either didn’t register for the draft or did so belatedly and fraudulently. The documents indicate that it’s one or the other.”
The forgery of Obama’s selective service registration was necessary, because according to Federal law, “A man must be registered to be eligible for jobs in the
Executive Branch of the Federal government and the U.S. Postal Service. This applies only to men born after December 31, 1959.”
It is also very strange that Dr Fukino’s statement in no way attested to (or
even addressed the issue of) the authenticity of the “Certification of Live Birth” (and the information that appears on it) that the Daily Kos blog and the Obama campaign posted on line. Dr Fukino merely stated that “I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.”
If there is no hospital or physician record in the vault birth certificate, then he wasn’t born in a hospital in Hawaii. And a home birth or non-hospital birth can then be ruled out for the following reason.
When someone has a home birth or is not born in a hospital, this becomes a part of his family’s lore and is now and again spoken of by his parents. He and his siblings grow up knowing that he was born at home or his uncle’s house, etc. The fact that someone in the campaign told a Washington Post reporter that he was born in Kapioliani hospital and his sister said he was born at Queens hospital indicates that there was not and is not any Obama/Dunham family memory of a home birth or non-hospital birth in Hawaii. And if there is no hospital record in the original vault birth certificate, then he was not born in a hospital in Hawaii.
Instead of the birth certificate on file at the Hawaii Dept of Health, the Obama campaign posted on the Daily Kos blog and the Fightthesmears website a "Certification of Live Birth”. The Certification of Live Birth is not a copy of the original birth certificate. It is a computer-generated document that the state of Hawaii issues on request to indicate that a birth certificate of some type is “on record in accordance with state policies and procedures”.
And there is the problem. Given the statutes in force in 1961, the Certification of Live Birth proves nothing unless we know what is on the original birth certificate. There are several legal areas (involving ethnic quotas and subsidy) for which the state of Hawaii up until June 2009 did not accept its computer-generated Certification of Live Birth as sufficient proof of birth in Hawaii or parentage. Why should the citizens of the United States be content with lower standards for ascertaining the qualifications of their President? If you combine an awareness of what the Certification of Live Birth posted on the internet really is with 1) a knowledge of the relevant statutes in 1961 and 2) Obama’s stubborn refusal to permit the release of the real birth certificate and his determination to fight any legal actions that would compel him to do so, it becomes clear that there is no logical explanation for Obama’s refusal without taking into consideration the relevant statutes. Then his behavior becomes clear. The Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii is the missing piece of the puzzle.
Most people think of a birth certificate as a statement by a hospital or midwife with a footprint, etc. (That may be why some main-stream journalists have straight out lied about this. Jonathan Alter, senior editor at Newsweek magazine, for example, told Keith Olbermann on MSNBC on Feb 20, 2009 that “They [the Republicans] are a party that is out of ideas so they have to resort to these lies about the fact that he’s not a citizen. This came up during the campaign, Keith. The Obama campaign actually posted his birth certificate from a Hawaii hospital online.” But it is Alter who resorted to lying to the American people on television. “The Obama campaign” never “actually posted his birth certificate from a Hawaii hospital online.”
On July 17, 2009 CNN’s Kitty Pilgrim lied when she stated that the Obama campaign had produced “the original birth certificate” on the internet and that FactCheck.org had examined the original birth certificate; whether it was forged or not, the Certification of Live Birth that was posted by the campaign and FactCheck.org is not, and by definition, cannot be the original birth certificate or a copy of the original birth certificate. There were no computer generated Certifications of Live Birth in 1961, the year Obama was born. Obama’s original birth certificate (whether it was filed in 1961 or later) was a very different document from the Certification of Live Birth on FactCheck.org. On the FactCheck.org web site, the claim is made that “FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the
original birth certificate.” So FactCheck.org is lying about this as well.
FactCheck.org gets its prestige from a reputation for objectivity. Why would those who run this site choose to tell so obvious a lie and so endanger the site’s reputation? The answer is in the date of the posting, August 21, 2008. It was in mid-August that questions about the Certification of Live Birth began to reach a critical mass and threaten to enter the public discourse. The mostly pro-Obama television and newspaper/magazine media had to be given an excuse and cover for their collective decision to dismiss or ignore the substantial questions about whether Obama met the qualifications for the office set forth in Article II section I of the Constitution. And those reporters and editors who were not in the tank for Obama had to be deceived. After Labor Day the swing voters would begin to pay attention to the Presidential campaign. The truth had to be killed. And with its lie about “how it examined and photographed the original birth certificate“, FactCheck.org killed it.)
Most people would not consider a mailed-in form by one of his parents (who could have been out of the country or whose signature could have been forged by a grandparent) or a sworn statement by one of his grandparents or by his mother or even a sworn statement by himself many years later to be sufficient evidence (when set next to the statements by his maternal grandmother and the Kenyan ambassador that he was born in another country). Unless the American people are shown the original birth certificate, all of these are possibilities. And if Obama refuses to allow the state of Hawaii to release the original birth certificate, it begins to look like he was not born in a Hawaii hospital or at home with the assistance of a doctor or midwife.
A reasonable person would acknowledge that there are serious reasons to doubt that Barack Obama was born in the United States. This is especially true because, if Obama was born in a foreign country, his family had a compelling reason to lie about it.
In 1961 if a 17 year old American girl gave birth in a foreign country to a child whose father was not an American citizen, that child had no right to any American citizenship, let alone the “natural born” citizenship that qualifies someone for the Presidency under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.
In 1961, the year that Barack Obama was born, under Sec. 301 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, Ann Dunham could not transmit citizenship of any kind to Barack Obama.
“ 7 FAM 1133.2-2 Original Provisions and Amendments to Section 301(CT:CON-204; 11-01-2007)
“a. Section 301 as Effective on December 24, 1952: When enacted in 1952, section 301 required a U.S. citizen married to an alien to have been physically present in the United States for ten years, including five after reaching the age of fourteen, to transmit citizenship to foreign-born children. The ten-year transmission requirement remained in effect from 12:01 a.m. EDT December 24, 1952, through midnight November 13, 1986, and still is applicable to persons born during that period.
“As originally enacted, section 301(a)(7) stated: Section 301. (a) The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided, That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States by such citizen parent may be included in computing the physical presence requirements of this paragraph.”
The Immigration and Nationality Corrections Act (Public Law 103-416) on October 25, 1994 revised this law to accommodate “a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years”.
But in 1961, if Barack Obama had been born outside of the country, the Dunham family had no way of knowing that in 1994 Congress would pass a law that would retroactively make him a citizen. At that time, the only way to get citizenship for him would be to take advantage of one of the loopholes in the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act.
People can debate the meaning of the term “natural-born citizen” as long as they like but this is clear: If, in 1961, 17 year old Ann Dunham gave birth to a child on foreign soil whose father was not an American citizen, then the Immigration and Nationality Act at that time denied Barack Obama any right to American citizenship of any kind. Therefore if at the time of his birth Obama was ineligible for American citizenship of any kind, then he cannot be a “natural-born citizen”. This is true even if the Immigration and Nationality Act was changed 33 years after he was born. Even if the law was retroactively changed to grant citizenship (but not “natural-born” citizenship) to some of those who had at birth been denied it. If a person is not at the time of his birth an American citizen, he cannot be a natural-born citizen. Therefore, that person is ineligible under Article II, Section1 for the Office of President of the United States.
It is only by examining the 18th century usage and definition of a term that we can ascertain its meaning in the Constitution. In the 18th century, and at the time of the framing and ratification of the Constitution by the states, the term “natural-born” subject or citizen was always used or defined in such a way as to exclude the child of a British or American girl or woman when that child was born in a foreign country and that child’s father was a foreign citizen. No 18th century jurist would have thought the term “natural-born” citizen or subject could have been extended to the child of a British or American girl or woman when that child was born in a foreign country and that child’s father was a foreign citizen.
Here is Blackstone’s classic exposition in 1765 of the legal meaning of the term from the Commentaries on the Laws of England.
William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:354, 357–58, 361–62
“Natural-born subjects are such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England, that is, within the ligeance, or as it is generally called, the allegiance of the king; and aliens, such as are born out of it.. . .
“When I say, that an alien is one who is born out of the king’s dominions, or allegiance, this also must be understood with some restrictions. The common law indeed stood absolutely so; with only a very few exceptions: so that a particular act of parliament became necessary after the restoration, for the naturalization of children of his majesty’s English subjects, born in foreign countries during the late troubles. And this maxim of the law proceeded upon a general principle, that every man owes natural allegiance where he is born, and cannot owe two such allegiances, or serve two masters, at once. Yet the children of the king’s embassadors born abroad were always held to be natural subjects: for as the father, though in a foreign country, owes not even a local allegiance to the prince to whom he is sent; so, with regard to the son also, he was held (by a kind of postliminium) to be born under the king of England’s allegiance, represented by his father, the embassador. To encourage also foreign commerce, it was enacted by statute 25 Edw. III. st. 2. that all children born abroad, provided both their parents were at the time of the birth in allegiance to the king,…might inherit as if born in England:
and accordingly it hath been so adjudged in behalf of merchants. But by several
more modern statutes these restrictions are still farther taken off: so that all children, born out of the king’s ligeance, whose fathers were natural-born subjects, are now natural-born subjects themselves, to all intents and purposes, without any exception; unless their said fathers were attainted, or banished beyond sea, for high treason; or were then in the service of a prince at enmity with Great Britain.” [The italics are Blackstone's]
The irresponsible confirmation in the Senate of the irresponsible tallying of
votes in the Electoral College does not supersede the clear meaning of Article II, Section 1. If it is allowed to stand, disregard of the Constitution by all branches of the government would be openly established.
To all who believe that the Constitution is the government’s basic law, that the Constitution is the only instrument that gives the enactments of Congress and the commands of the Executive validity, it will be clear that the rule of law in the United States is a fiction.
Journalists and politicians complain that we must avoid a Constitutional crisis, but there already is a Constitutional crisis. It has been caused by Obama’s refusal to take the simple step to clear the matter up. The power of the Executive branch has been compromised. Its right to collect taxes and sign Congressional enactments into law, in fact all of its powers, have become problematic. Since their validity under Section I is now doubtful, they depend on the illegal exercise of force. Since officers of the American military take their oath on commissioning to the Constitution and not the President, their obedience to the Commander-in-Chief has lapsed and, if they challenge or resist his authority, any courts-martial will also be an illegal exercise of force. The only way out of the present Constitutional crisis is for Obama to do as McCain did when he was confronted by far less pressing doubts about the circumstances of his birth. He must disclose his vault birth certificate. Since the document has been so suspiciously withheld for so long, it should be subjected to rigorous forensic tests. Then whatever is on it should be judicially assessed together with the claims that have been made that Barack Obama was born on foreign soil.
It should be added that “Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July.
“The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies.
“During a State Department briefing on March 21, 2008, McCormack confirmed that the contractor had accessed the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain, and that the inspector general had launched an investigation.
“Sources who tracked the investigation tell Newsmax that the main target of the breach was the Obama passport file, and that the contractor accessed the file in order to ‘cauterize’ the records of potentially embarrassing information.“ ‘They looked at the McCain and Clinton files as well to create confusion,’ one knowledgeable source told Newsmax. ‘But this was basically an attempt to cauterize the Obama file.’
“At the time of the breach, Brennan was working as an unpaid adviser to the Obama campaign.” ‘This individual’s actions were taken without the knowledge or direction of anyone at The Analysis Corp. and are wholly inconsistent with our professional and ethical standards,’ Brennan’s company said in a statement sent to reporters after the passport breach was made public.
“The passport files include ‘personally identifiable information such as the applicant’s name, gender, social security number, date and place of birth, and passport number,’ according to the inspector general report.
“The files may contain additional information including ‘original copies of the associated documents,’ the report added. Such documents include birth certificates, naturalization certificates, or oaths of allegiance for U.S.-born persons who adopted the citizenship of a foreign country as minors.”
“The State Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a 104-page report on the breach last July. Although it is stamped ‘Sensitive but Unclassified,’ the report was heavily redacted in the version released to the public, with page after page blacked out entirely.”
The following may be relevant:
Key witness in passport fraud case fatally shot
Saturday, April 19, 2008
“A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.
“Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
“Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.
“Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
“City police said they do not know whether his death was a direct result of his cooperation with federal investigators.
“We don’t have any information right now that connects his murder to that case,” Cmdr. Anzallo said.
“Police say a “shot spotter” device helped an officer locate Lt. Harris.
“A State Department spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, saying the
investigation into the passport fraud is ongoing.
“The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency’s top ranks.
“One agency employee, who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after Lt. Harris told federal authorities he obtained “passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State.” “
There is a possibility that the breaches of the passport files associated with
the “credit-card fraud scheme” were a cover for or associated with the breaches of the passport files by the employee of Brennan’s Analysis Corp.
This certainly at least should be looked into.
July 11th Addendum to Report
1. Until June 2009, the reasonable doubts about where Obama was born could have quickly and finally been resolved if he had authorized the release by the Hawaiian Dept of Health of his original birth certificate or else applied for it himself and released it to the media. But as these doubts have increased and reached the point where they are no longer a “fringe” phenomenon, the Hawaiian state govt has recently taken certain steps that would create procedural and possibly legal barriers to a resolution of the controversy. Given the slipperiness that characterized the statements of Chiyome Fukino, the Dept’s Director, and Janice Okubo, the Dept’s spokesperson, to the media on this issue, it is, I think, also reasonable to regard these steps with suspicion.
A family that I am acquainted with has a child who was born in Hawaii 6 months ago. They filled out and mailed in a form to the Dept of Health, as did their doctor. In return the Dept sent them in the first week of June, 2009, the same abbreviated computer-generated form that last year on the Daily Kos and subsequently on the Obama campaign web site was called a “Certification of Live Birth”. The form that this family received this year is identical in format to the Certification of Live Birth on the Daily Kos web site with one exception: the title at the top of the form.
On June 12, 2008 the title for this abbreviated form was Certification of Live Birth. The title for the form that this family received in the first week of June 2009 is Certificate of Live Birth. I called The Dept of Health and confirmed that the title of the form had been changed. The bureaucrat that I spoke to said the change had been made “recently”, but could not or would not tell me when. Sometime between June 12, 2008 and the first week of June 2009 the Hawaiian Dept of Health changed the title of this abbreviated form from “Certification of Live Birth” to “Certificate of Live Birth“. Why?
The use of the word “Certificate” rather than “Certification” makes the form feel somewhat more like a traditional birth certificate than the “Certification of Live Birth” that the Daily Kos website and subsequently the Obama campaign posted on the Internet even though, like the “Certification“, it also lacks any information about the hospital, doctor, or midwife.
There is no footprint etc. This renaming of the document will be very convenient for the Hawaiian Dept of Health in future stonewalling should any legal pressure be brought against them to produce Obama’s “Certificate of Live Birth”. Instead of producing the original “Certificate of Live Birth”, they will produce the abbreviated “Certification of Live Birth” form that the Dept of Health has now renamed a “Certificate of Live Birth” and claim that they are doing so “in accordance with state policies and procedures” in the words of the Dept’s Director, Dr. Chiyome Fukino.
But whether it is called (as it was last year) a Certification or (as it is now) a Certificate of Live Birth this abbreviated document provides none of the probative information that was or wasn’t on Barack Obama’s original Certificate of Live Birth. Unlike the Certificate of Live Birth of the time when Barack Obama was born, this new Certificate of Live Birth provides no real evidence of where a child was born or indication of where such evidence might be found. It provides no information that would demonstrate to the people of the United States whether there is convincing evidence that he was actually born here or whether a relative or two (or possibly even Barack Obama himself) just made a statement to that effect to a low level bureaucrat. (As is permitted under Section 57-40 of the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii.)
2. On June 7, 2009, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health told a rather obvious lie (or engaged in a pretty transparent verbal deception) in another attempt to discourage further investigation into the issue of whether Barack Obama was born on Oahu. “The state Department of Health no longer issues copies of paper birth certificates as was done in the past”, said spokeswoman Janice Okubo. “The department only issues ‘certifications’ of live births, and that is the ‘official birth certificate’ issued by the state of Hawaii, she said. ” [Honolulu Star Bulletin]
This statement was false or deliberately very misleading. Here, from a Hawaii state document that was posted on June 10, 2009, is a description of how to apply for “the original Certificate of Live Birth” (the original birth certificate) as opposed to the Certification of Live Birth:
“In order to process your application [to prove native Hawaiian ancestry], DHHL [Department of Hawaiian Homelands] utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL.
“Please note that DOH [Department of Health] no longer offers same day service. If you plan on picking up your certified DOH document(s), you should allow at least 10 working days for DOH to process your request(s), OR four to six weeks if you want your certified certificate(s) mailed to you.”
Ms. Okubo’s statement gave the false impression that Obama could not gain access to or release “the original Certificate of Live Birth”, and that it was the DOH’s policy rather than his own reluctance that was responsible for the holding back of this Certificate. This was an obvious deception.
The document at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands website indicates that at the time she made this statement it was false, and that a procedure was in place for application for “the original Certificate of Live Birth.”
Only the information on the original birth certificate, “the original Certificate of Live Birth”, can demonstrate to the people of the United States whether there is convincing evidence that he was actually born here or whether a relative or two (or possibly even Barack Obama himself) just made a statement to that effect to a low level bureaucrat.
3. On July 8, 2009 the web site World Net Daily reported that “The state, which had excluded the controversial document [the Certification of Live Birth] as proof of native Hawaiian status, has changed its policy and now makes a point of including it.”
Here is the new statement on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands web site
[July 8, 2009]. “The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands accepts both Certificates of Live Birth [original birth certificates and the recently renamed abbreviated computer printouts] and Certifications of Live Birth [as the abbreviated computer printouts were up till recently called] because they are official government records documenting an individual’s birth…
Although original birth certificates (Certificates of Live Birth) are preferred for their greater detail, the State Department of Health (DOH) no longer issues Certificates of Live Birth. When a request is made for a copy of a birth certificate, the DOH issues a Certification of Live Birth.”
The web site theobamafile.com picked up this significant change in procedure on the Dept of Hawaiian Homelands website on June 18, 2009.
Sometime between June 10, 2009 and June 18, 2009 the State of Hawaii changed its rule on what documents and data were necessary to prove Hawaiian ancestry, thereby upgrading the apparent status of the abbreviated Certification of Live Birth which it had formerly regarded as insufficiently probative. Why?
4. On June 6, Janice Okubo, the Dept of Health spokeswoman, also told the
Star Bulletin that “The electronic record of the birth is what (the Health Department) now keeps on file in order to provide same-day certified copies at our help window for most requests.” There is a troubling ambiguity in this statement. A sophisticated forensic investigation would probably be able to determine whether the original paper Certificate of Live Birth was forged, altered, or authentic. But if the data from the original paper Certificates of Live Birth has been transferred to an electronic record and then the original documents were discarded, part of the data could easily have been changed in the transfer or subsequently altered.
Why did the Hawaiian Dept of Health wait until June 6, 2009 to announce to the world that the original paper Certificates of Live Birth had been destroyed (presumably in 2001)? Shouldn’t this have been part of Dr Fukino’s statement on October 31, 2008 (right before the November election), a statement which deceptively implied the contrary:
“Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the
Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.”
We know from a document posted on June 10, 2009 on the Department of Hawaiian
Homelands website that, up until very recently, either the original paper Certificates of Live Birth or (as is now implied) scanned images of those paper certificates were maintained by the Dept of Health, and copies of them were provided to confirm claims of Hawaiian ancestry. But if in June 2009 the Department of Hawaiian Homelands has decided that it will no longer require the original Certificate of Live Birth as proof for special privileges and the Department of Health spokesman says firmly that they will no longer provide copies of these original certificates, is it possible that, in the midst of the controversy over where Barack Obama was born, the Hawaiian state govt has destroyed the original paper certificate of live birth? This seems almost incredible to me, but the authorities have been so deceptive and evasive on this issue, that it cannot be dismissed as impossible.
Warren "Bones" Bonesteel
Author and Researcher