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Saturday, March 31, 2012

High court justice: Obama birth certificate fishy

Says evidence raises 'serious questions about authenticity' An Alabama State Supreme Court justice earlier this week agreed that findings suggesting Barack Obama presented a forged birth certificate to the nation “would raise serious questions about the [document's] authenticity” if presented as evidence in court.

Though the Alabama court denied a a petition filed by Hugh McInnish seeking to require an original copy of Obama’s birth certificate before the sitting president would be allowed on the state’s ballot in November, Justice Tom Parker filed a special, unpublished concurrence in the case arguing that McInnish’s charges of “forgery” were legitimate cause for concern.
Parker writes, “Mclnnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the ‘short form’ and the ‘long form’ birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.”

The “certain documentation” Parker refers to is the findings of an investigation conducted by Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

As WND reported, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse announced there is probable cause indicating the documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card are actually forgeries.

Help Sheriff Joe blow the lid off Obama’s fraud. Join the Cold Case Posse right now!

McInnus describes himself in his petition as “a person educated and experienced in … computer science,” and cites the work of Arpaio and WND articles repeatedly in his claim that the documents Obama has presented to public as proof of his eligibility to serve as president are “forgeries.”

In his concurrence, Parker describes McInnish’s petition as follows: “McInnish seeks from this court a writ of mandamus, directly ordering Beth Chapman, as secretary of state for the State of Alabama, ‘to demand that [President Barack Hussein] Obama cause a certified copy of his bona-fide birth certificate be delivered to her direct from the government official who is in charge of the record in which it is stored, and to make the receipt of such a prerequisite to his name being placed on the Alabama ballot for the … November 6, 2012, general election.’”

Parker, who also wrote a concurrence in another case arguing Roe v. Wade should be overturned, agreed that Arpaio’s findings were legitimate cause to question Obama’s presented documents, but nonetheless joined his fellow justices in denying McInnish’s petition.

“The Alabama Constitution implies that this court is without jurisdiction over McInnish’s original petition,” Parker explains. “The office of the secretary of state of Alabama is not a ‘court of inferior jurisdiction’ that this court may control through the issuance of a writ in response to a petition.”

Read the preliminary findings of Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse investigation after six months investigating Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president in “A Question of Eligibility,” co-authored by Jerome Corsi and Mike Zullo.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Barack Obama Foreign Student - American Media Threatened into Silence

On March 7th, 2012, Pravda called out the U.S. press for its deliberate neglect of the largest scandal in modern American history. Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio released credible forensic evidence that Barack Obama, presumed President of the United States, presented to the world a forged Birth Certificate on April 27th, 2011.
Since then, the scandal has only expanded. Former United States Postal Service worker Allen Hulton has recently come forward with compelling testimony given under Oath, which leads to only one conclusion: Barack Obama attended College in the United States as a Foreign Student.
In the summer of 2008 the presidential primary season was winding down, and America could not help but note the fervor a significant number of media personalities expressed while supporting the candidacy Barack Obama. Indeed, it was collectively decided within the liberal media, that Obama's associations with racist pastors and violent domestic terrorists was to be suppressed.
The exposure of the "Journolist" email scandal in 2010 made this glaringly clear: Stories like Obama's ties to Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr. of the Trinity United Church, and more relevant, to Bill Ayers and his radical past in the Weather Underground Organization were to remain largely un-reported and uninvestigated. Any realistic investigation into Barack Obama's background was to be minimized, inquiries eventually mocked, and investigators labeled racists.
These tactics have isolated honest media who could and should have reported on these and other important stories yet have inexplicably remained silent. Now we know why. More on this in a moment.
The Postman
Retired United States Postal Worker Allen Hulton recently signed a sworn affidavit for the Maricopa County, Arizona Cold Case Posse convened by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, attesting under oath, to conversations with Mary Ayers, the mother of Bill Ayers. He made his testimony public in a three hour long taped interviewed on March 19th, 2012. Mr. Hutton, by signing an affidavit has subjected himself to laws regarding perjury, not something to be taken lightly as telling the truth is now for him a requirement of law.
His testimony states Mary and Tom Ayers (Parents of Bill ''I don't regret setting bombs" Ayers) were sponsoring Barack Obama as a foreign student, and financially supporting his education.
This is a huge revelation on not one, but two separate fronts.
Bill Ayers of dubious "Weatherman" fame, was not just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood", as then candidate Obama brushed aside. The video linked here comes from a televised DNC Debate in the summer of 2008. As Hillary Clinton revealed then, Obama served in a paid position on the Woods Foundation with Bill Ayers and the two were involved in several projects dispersing millions of dollars over several years.
Realistically, the Ayers family could be said to have adopted Barack Obama, if not as a son then certainly as a kindred Marxist spirit, and treated him to one of the finest educations possible.
There is little doubt Mr. Obama has been less than honest with regard to the Ayers family and their significance in his life.
As disingenuous as this is, it is by no means the most important revelation.
If correct, and Obama was introduced to Hulton as a Foreign Student, this means Barack Hussein Obama would have been using a Foreign Passport to get and prove his foreign student status for entrance into Occidental College, Columbia, and later Harvard Universities. Because Hulton has signed an Affidavit, this cannot be disregarded as mere hearsay; it is instead evidentiary in nature.
The significance of this development may not be immediately apparent until one recognizes American law regarding citizenship status. Citizenship laws as expressed in Title 8 of the United States Code states the use of a Foreign Passport constitutes adult recognition of relinquishment of American Citizenship:
8 USC 1481
(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality-
(1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent, after having attained the age of eighteen years; 8 USC 1481
Using a foreign passport in order to obtain status as a foreign student is precisely that, proof of naturalization in a foreign state.
The child Barack Obama became an Indonesian Citizen when he was adopted by his stepfather Lolo Soetoro and the family's subsequent relocation to Indonesia. Young Barack by law needed Indonesian Citizenship in order to attend school, and his adoption provided this. Indeed, in young Barack's situation adoption was necessary to gain it.
In his defense, Obama supporters have claimed for years if the president had lost his American Citizenship as a child, he did not in fact lose it because the actions of a parent cannot permanently remove a child's American natural born citizenship status. This fallacious argument once had some validity within the confusing morass that is American Citizenship law, the nature of which is a challenge for immigration attorneys even today.
However, Hulton's story and sworn affidavit would confirm that Barack Obama renounced what American citizenship status he had as an adult over the age of 18, by attending college as a foreign student using a foreign passport.
This would explain the president's refusal to release his college records. These records will easily prove or disprove his status as a Foreign Student. This is the importance of U.S. Postal worker Allen Hulton's testimony. Unless Obama formally renounced that foreign citizenship, there is the distinct possibility he is not an American Citizen, let alone a Natural Born Citizen.
In reality, due to his father's British heritage, Mr. Obama was never a Natural Born Citizen to begin with, and admitted precisely this on his "Fight the Smears" website, stating that he was born under the British Nationality Act of 1948. This website "http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome/" has since been removed from the live internet to re-direct to Attackwatch.com "http://www.attackwatch.com/". Clearly Mr. Obama has relied upon confusing the American people as much as possible in order to make the truth as difficult as possible to ascertain.
Selective Service Fraud
Equally unreported by the U.S. media is that of the Selective Service Card which registered Barack Obama for the Draft in 1980. Sheriff Arpaio's Cold Case Posse released information on March 1st 2012 that this document is also "Highly Suspicious" of being a forgery, along with Mr. Obama's "Long Form Birth Certificate" which was released by the president in the White House press room on April 27th, 2011.
One of the few media outlets reporting fully on the Cold Case Posse is the Tea Party Tribune of Arizona. On March 21st, the Tribune reported that Sheriff Arpaio has asked the Selective Service headquarters in Virginia for the original card itself in an effort to determine its authenticity within the Selective Service System. According to the Tribune, Sheriff Arpaio expressed his confidence that the agency would investigate the matter. This remains to be seen.
Has the wider American media addressed any of this in context? It may be the largest scandal in American history, certainly the most significant constitutional crisis the nation has faced since the end of the Civil War...
No.
They don't dare.
Censorship: It is not a rumor.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
The First Amendment will not prevent a few thugs funded by a private citizen or corporation from paying strategic individuals personal visits though, will it? Now we know why the remaining honest media has remained suspiciously silent.
Rumors of censorship of the American press have circulated at various times over the last several years. It seemed impossible that credible and realistic questions could exist concerning Barack Obama's qualifications for President, yet be somehow missed by the main stream media. Indeed, the media in general is very aware of these questions, however they cannot ask them, let alone report on them. Just one example is Media Matters, funded by the George Soros Foundation, which has repeatedly and openly threated Talk Radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and his advertisers. Many have given in to the threats merely to stay in business.
In late May 2011 Dr. Jerome Corsi PhD. published "Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President". At about the same time, a concerted behind the scenes effort was made to silence the press with regard to the ever increasing questions about Barack Obama's eligibility.
A telephone interview March 22nd with Cold Case Posse Lead investigator Mike Zullo revealed the Posse had received "highly credible" information from three separate, unrelated, credible sources detailing information regarding a nationally syndicated Conservative Talk Radio show. This major very well-known host had a fill-in the day the script called for a discussion of Barack Obama's persistent and unanswered questions regarding his citizenship status.
The executive producers of the national show, 3 hours before air time, pulled the script literally leaving the temporary host with no script whatsoever.
For a nationally syndicated show, this is absolutely unheard of, particularly with a fill-in doing the show. Programing is scheduled days in advance as hours of work and preparation often go into them; it is after all a business and one which must inform accurately. To have a script tossed just hours before airing is simply not done without explanation or substitution.
Lead Investigator Zullo revealed in this conversation that several individuals have come forth to provide testimony; the identity of these witnesses is being withheld for their protection. They identify producers, reporters, T.V. and radio personalities who have been told specifically by intimidating individuals who state clearly, they are not going to report on this story. These witnesses have been told: "If you breathe a word about it on air, we will make certain you never work in this business again," said Investigator Zullo. Apparently those making the threats have the power to carry through on them.
Some of these witnesses have been told this along with a sinister inquiry into how a family member is doing over at XYZ (details have been changed to protect witness identity), or some other means of letting that person know the powers that be know exactly where their family members are...
There are a few however with the courage to speak out and report on this story. Talk radio show host Rodger Hedgecock recently had Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his show. "This is probably the biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States..." said Arpaio, "Why?" he continued, "Because it has to do with the White House? The President?".
How can the American media possibly pass on a story so huge, and so important - fraud committed by a sitting president? - Simple, it has quite simply been threatened into silence, and law enforcement is now well aware of it.
Those who are threatening the media are apparently dead serious: to the extent that no member of the media who has been threatened is willing to admit publically to it. However, there are several who have given their witness testimony, but have done so under the very strictest of confidentiality agreements. Collectively they are afraid of losing their jobs, or of their employees being further threatened.
This is no game, this is no rumor. Sheriff Arpaio and the Cold Case Posse have the information directly from witnesses who have specific knowledge of the threats, and there are a significant number of informants. Whoever is making these threats has the power to make those threats happen. It is being taken so seriously that no major media outlet has dared to break the silence.
Lead investigator Zullo, mirroring the comments of Sheriff Arpaio commented, "This is probably one of the most concerning aspects of this investigation." When asked if this was thuggery, the reply came without hesitation, "That's exactly what it is."
Media moguls at the levels of a Rupert Murdoch are justifiably nervous. The implicit threat - beyond the direct threats made to their employees - involve investigations of media outlets along with their websites and their parent companies by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
"During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs." Lead Investigator Zullo told Bob Unruh of World Net Daily on March 7th. These are the auspices of the federal government with the resources of a powerful nation backing them. The justifications for using such power are almost unlimited as RedState pointed out in August of 2011.
These federal agencies can yank broadcasting licenses, or take a variety of other actions which have the effect of making it impossible to do business let alone broadcast. It's a brutal quid pro quo: don't breathe a word on Barack Obama's citizenship issues or constitutional qualifications for the office he has usurped, and we will let you stay in business.
To be brutally clear, the power and backing of the United States Federal Government is being used to silence the press about Barack Obama. Either outright or through coercion, the media is complicit in covering up the crimes of the fraud Barack Obama and his unconstitutional government. These patterns are clear and unmistakable.
Part two of this column will report on 9 State Attorneys General who have taken the unprecedented step of listing the continuing crimes of the Obama Administration with the clear intent to prosecute, which has also received little media attention.
Mrs. Cotter is a senior at American Military University, recipient of the Outstanding Student Essay of 2009, a member of Delta Epsilon Tau and Epsilon Pi Phi Academic Fraternities and on the Dean's and President's Lists for academic achievement. She has published at American Thinker, Examiner.com, Accuracy in Media, Family Security Matters, Post and Email, and English Pravda.
The author can be contacted at Cotter.d.c@gmail.com, or at DiannaCotter.com

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Obama Passportgate – A History

Obama Passportgate – A History
Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:57
 
© Miri WTPOTUS March 29, 2012
This month marks the fourth anniversary of what author Jack Cashill called
one of the great underreported stories of the 2008 campaign: the multiple breaches of the presidential candidates’ passport records in March of that year.
 
This will be a comprehensive overview of the story, so it is long and for that I apologize. Read it or save it for future reference. The revelations from Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse are topical. The vettings of Barack Obama by Breitbart’s successors are topical. As the campaign revs up, the blogosphere and many conservative news websites are revisiting stories from 2008. The security breach of the State Department passport files, in 2008, was among the very first signs of the scrubbing of any documentary evidence that might disprove what Obama wants Americans to believe about him. As hard as it may be for us to believe, there remain Americans who know little about these issues. And so, we reprise …

The passport breach

As Ken Timmerman of Newsmax reported at the time:
The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of [John O.] 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.”
(Timmerman is currently running for Congress in Maryland.)
Three individuals were intially caught up in the security breach, which was flagged by a computer program of which the perpetrators may have been unaware; but inexplicably knowledge of the breach didn’t percolate to the upper levels of the State Department until months later, against what should have been established procedures. The breaches of Obama’s files occured on January 9, February 21 and March 14, 2008. Cashill reported that
[O]ne of the three contract employees caught in the act worked for the Analysis Corporation, the CEO of which was John Brennan, a 25-year CIA veteran. The [Washington] Post does report that Brennan donated $2,300 to the Obama campaign but suggests no deeper tie. This information is offset by the revelation that the other two culpable contract employees worked for Stanley Inc., whose CEO Philip Nolan contributed $1,000 to the Clinton campaign.
Stanley, however, had been handling passport work for 15 years and had just been awarded a five-year, $570-million contract. The company had no reason to play favorites in the 2008 campaign. It promptly fired the two employees, neither of whom was likely working at the directive of Nolan or of the Clinton campaign.
Unlike Stanley Inc., a huge government contractor listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Analysis Corp. had fewer than 100 employees, and its one culpable employee escaped discipline. The Post article tells us only that “his or her employment status is under review.”
At the time of the passport breach, Brennan was advising Obama’s campaign on matters of intelligence and foreign policy. When Brennan was later selected by Obama to join his administration as an advisor on counterterrorism (now Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President), the passport breach wasn’t mentioned by the Washington Post, according to Cashill. Daniel Pipes of Front Page Magazine referred to Brennan as “sycophantic” with regard to his relationship with Obama.
The news media brushed the incident off as simple curious snooping into the lives of the rich, famous, and powerful, although Timmerman’s anonymous source supplied the actual reason, which was to “cauterize” Obama’s passport file of “embarrassing” information.
Whether deliberate or coincidental, the State Department added to the “curious snooping” meme by widening the investigation to look for browsers other than the three who worked for contractors and who were caught by the computer program. Interestingly enough, it seems to have been Obama’s passport file that was being watched most closely by the system; it was the breach of his file that brought the “snooping” to light. The Inspector General was supposed to have been informed, but the Washington Times reported that
it is not clear whether the IG reviewed the improper computer activities, the officials said.
Acting Inspector General William E. Todd and the chief IG branch investigator, James B. Burch, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, are leading the passport probe …
Todd was appointed in January 2008 after Howard J. Krongard left the post of Inspector General (having been run out for political reasons). Todd was replaced by Harold W. Geisel in June 2008, so Geisel presented the final report about the security breach. A rather convenient shuffling of the players at a crucial time. That same Washington Times story shows the unusual focus on the breach of Obama’s records:
As soon as we realized that there were these unauthorized accesses for Senator Obama’s passport files, we collected the information, we briefed the secretary [Condoleeza Rice], we briefed Senator Obama’s staff, all before we ever replied to the reporter,” Mr. McCormack said.
What’s odd is that a reporter informed the Secretary of State of the breach! How did a reporter know before she did? Inspector General Todd should have known in January 2008, when the first breach was flagged.
In July 2008, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), produced an official report of the results of the investigation into the breach; a report so heavily redacted that it is useless to citizens wanting to know the truth. The report, labeled “sensitive but unclassified”, stated:
A U.S. passport is the official U.S. government document that certifies the holder’s identity and citizenship and permits travel abroad. Applications for passports require the submission of personally identifiable information (PII), such as the applicant’s date and place of birth and social security number. In addition, other documentation, such as the applicant’s birth or naturalization certificate, is required.
From a footnote in the report:
The term “personally identifiable information,” as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social security number, or biometric records, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth and mother’s maiden name.
The report further stated that the Passport Information Electronic Records System (PIERS) contains
scanned images of passport applications and select supporting documentation for records created from 1994 to the present. In addition, PIERS contains passport applicant information, but no scanned images, for records created from about 1978 to 1993. … PIERS also contains additional information, such as previous names used by the applicant, citizenship status of the applicant’s parents or spouse, and scanned images of passport photos, and select supporting documentation, if applicable, submitted by the applicant.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center says that
The contents of a passport file can include all the information that is required in a passport application. This includes:
  • full name, date of birth, place of birth, gender, Social Security number, mailing address, phone numbers, email addresses;
  • the names, birth dates, and citizenship information of the applicant’s parents;
  • height, hair color, eye color;
  • occupation, employer, permanent address, emergency contact information;
  • travel plans of applicant;
  • information regarding marital status, and information about spouses;
  • a recent color photograph of the applicant and documents proving U.S. citizenship and proof of identity.

A little Obama perspective

In 1994, Obama was a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School; an associate at the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland; and sat on the boards of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago and the Joyce Foundation.
In 1995, he was the founding president and chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (with which FactCheck blog is associated). Also in 1995, Obama first published his memoir Dreams From My Father. That same year, his mother died. Prior to publication of the memoir, Obama and his wife traveled to Bali to overcome his writer’s block (they said).
In 1996, Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate and traveled to the UK to visit half-sister Auma’s family. Prior to that, Obama traveled multiple times to Kenya during the 1980s and 1990s, perhaps even earlier. He traveled to Europe in 1988. He allegedly obtained his Social Security Number in 1977, although he claims to have worked for Baskin-Robbins in Hawaii, before 1977.
(Obama traveled back and forth between Indonesia and Hawaii numerous times, during childhood, although those trips would predate PIERS. However, he used the name Barry Soetoro during childhood, and his mother’s passport records seem to indicate another alias–Soebarkah. It was common for Indonesians to use only one name.)
Obama traveled to Pakistan in 1981, the summer after he allegedly registered for the draft. He traveled to Indonesia in 1983, according to biographer Janny Scott. He traveled to Kenya soon after his father died in November 1982. According to biographer David Mendell, that trip to Kenya took place in 1983.
As a U.S. senator, Obama traveled to Moscow, Kiev, and Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2005; and to Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya (where he campaigned for his cousin Raila Odinga, in alleged violation of the Hatch Act), and Djibouti, Chad, in 2006. While in Russia in 2005, he was detained for some hours at the airport by Russian authorities who had questions about his passport.
With all these trips between 1978 and the present, the Department of State likely had quite a dossier on Obama in its computerized archives.
The OIG report stated that the PIERS database had more than 20,000 authorized users in 2008, and over half of them were contract employees. The report also said that
almost all users have ”read only” access.
Almost all, but not ALL. The footnote associated with that comment, which presumably explains who has more than read only access, is redacted.
There exist other passport-related databases, among them Travel Document Issuance System (TDIS), the Passport Records Imaging System Management (PRISM) database, the Passport Lookout Tracking System (PLOTS), the Management Information System (MIS), and the Consular Lost and Stolen Passport (CLASP) system.
The OIG report informed us that the State Dept. apparently has neither the ability nor the authority to discipline contract employees–that falls to supervisors at their place of employment. In this instance, John O. Brennan was the ultimate supervisor of one potential Obama passport cauterizer.
So how does information get into PIERS? Contract employees do the drudge work. They process applications, scan documents, and print passports and other documents. However, federal employees are their immediate supervisors; the supervisors review documents and approve or deny passport applications.
It seems obvious that someone has “input” access, meaning the ability to add to or change records in the database as well as to delete records from the database. (How difficult is it to substitute one scan for another?) At a press briefing, reporters were told
Contractors support government employees by answering customer service enquiries, printing and mailing issued passports, and entering data. … The Passport Information Electronic Retrieval System, or PIERS, with access to only a small subset of those documents, typically contains only the applicant’s passport application form (including photograph). In complex circumstances, for instance if there are grounds to suspect possible fraud, if a person born overseas claims citizenship by virtue of having an American citizen parent, or in certain passport applications from minors, we may need additional evidence to review the applications, and we keep this information in the passport file with the applications, accessible by PIERS. … In more complicated cases, such as those involving a derivative citizenship determination, law enforcement issues, or possible fraud, we may keep originals or copies of other documents in the file.
(Note: The link to the explanation about citizenship of persons born abroad is inaccessible, due to the presence of a robots.txt on the page, from which one can infer that the page is deliberately removed from public view.) From what we know of Obama’s biography, it features more than ”complex circumstances.”
The government’s Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) claimed that
PIERS tracks and logs the activities of system users. It logs the authorized user and timestamp in which it was accessed.
However, the OIG learned to the contrary that
The PIA information appears to contradict what OIG observed during the course of this review. While PIERS may track and log user access, it does not maintain information regarding what specific activities were conducted or why the system was accessed.
At this link are the comments of Mark W. Duda, Assistant Inspector General for Audits. At this link are the comments of Harold W. Geisel, Acting Inspector General. Geisel stated that
PIERS offers users the ability to query information pertaining to passports and vital records, as well as to view and print original copies of the associated documents. … [N]either Consular Affairs nor the Department had implemented breach notification policies, procedures, or other criteria for reporting incidents of unauthorized access of passport records when they were detected.
Geisel noted that Consular Affairs should henceforth produce accurate Privacy Impact Assessments for PIERS and other databases.
The appalling lack of security explains why then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice could not assure anyone that information was not changed or deleted (“cauterized”) during the course of these breaches. As the Washington Times reported:
Officials do not know whether information was improperly copied, altered or removed from the database during the intrusions.
One wonders whether the system was never designed to journal or log transactions or whether the functions were turned off at certain times, so that these changes were not traceable.
In any case, it appears that there’s no audit trail. No before image or after image of specific database records. That certainly is poor software systems design, especially for such a critical database. Ask any software engineering professional.
However, the underlying documents, which were scanned or transcribed into the database, ought to exist somewhere.
Or database backups ought to exist somewhere, because it defies common sense to believe that such critical databases would not have multiple backups in case of a catastrophic event. Or a hacking.

One theory

In his recent article, Cashill speculated that the reason for the cauterization might be connected to Obama’s 1981 trip to Pakistan, a trip mentioned by candidate Obama only after the passport files had been “cauterized.” This heretofore unmentioned trip amazed Jake Tapper of ABC News. Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs also speculated that the passport breach was connected to Obama’s 3-week trip to Pakistan when he was a young college student. A logical theory. It’s covered in depth by Jack Cashill in his recent story.

Another theory

Perhaps the passport file contained a copy of Obama’s original birth certificate, which had to be cauterized to match what Obama chose to reveal to the world in June 2008 on a campaign website (Fight the Smears) and on the blog The Daily Kos. That being his short-form certification of live birth (SFCOLB), which was released in response to a growing clamor among the electorate for proof of his eligibility.
Immediately upon release of that “document”, which was purported to be a scan of an authentic certified vital record from Hawaii, the image came under intense scrutiny from the “pajamas media”, but not the mainstream media, which chose to abrogate its sacred trust under the First Amendment and ignore anything questionable about this presidential candidate’s background.
The image looked nothing like how a scanned document should look. The embossed seal and registrar’s stamp were not evident, among other issues raised.
In response to the controversy, Obama-connected FactCheck blog posted what they implied were recent photographs of the paper document, taken by their representatives at Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. Their story, with photos, was published August 21, 2008. The writer implied that the photos proved that the document was authentic and that Obama was born in Hawaii, although the FactCheck blog representatives are not certified forensic document examiners. Only FactCheck representatives have ever claimed to have seen that document in paper form. No member of the media. No member of the public. That remains true to this day.
Some readers of the FactCheck story were puzzled by the author’s insistence that the SFCOLB
has all the elements the State Department requires for proving citizenship to obtain a U.S. passport: “your full name, the full name of your parent(s), date and place of birth, sex, date the birth record was filed, and the seal or other certification of the official custodian of such records.”
Why was FactCheck blog writing about the State Dept.? Why were they writing about the data items required on documentation in order to obtain a passport? Especially in the context of whether or not a person has proved his eligibility for the presidency, which requires natural born citizenship–a standard much higher than simple citizenship?
Naturalized citizens are not eligible for the presidency, and yet they can and do receive passports from the State Dept.
Who was talking about passports? Not those questioning the SFCOLB. Soon those FactCheck photographs came under intense scrutiny, too.

It’s the EXIF data

FactCheck blog originally published nine high-resolution photographs of the “document”, taken from different angles and under rather odd lighting. Some dark, with shadows falling across particularly pertinent parts of the certificate, such as where the embossed Hawaii Dept. of Health seal should appear. Others had flares of light obscuring data, such as the father’s name.
Not one photo showed the entire back side of the certificate, which is where the registrar’s certification–signature and date stamp–should appear. However, the images were published with the embedded EXIF data intact:
Digital cameras will record the current date and time and save this in the metadata. Camera settings–This includes static information such as the camera model and make, and information that varies with each image such as orientation (rotation), aperture, shutter speed, focal length, metering mode, and ISO speed information.
Below are some metadata tags from the second photograph published in that article by FactCheck blog:
Camera: Canon PowerShot A570 IS
Lens: 5.8 – 23.2 mm
Shot at 5.8 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 80
Flash: Auto, Did not fire
Focus: Single, Face Detect, with a depth of field of from 0.39 m to infinity.
AF Area Mode: Multi-point AF or AI AF
Date: March 12, 2008 10:41:26PM (timezone not specified)
File: 2,304 × 3,072 JPEG (7.1 megapixels) Image compression: 92%
Note the date: March 12, 2008. Fully five months before FactCheck blog claims they went to Chicago to photograph the SFCOLB, and three months before the SFCOLB was published on the Obama campaign’s Fight the Smears website and the Daily Kos blog.
What else happened in March 2008? Obama’s passport files were cauterized. The date of the final breach of his passport file was March 14, 2008–two days after these photographs were taken of an alleged SFCOLB in Chicago.
After the embedded EXIF metadata were reported on the Web by enterprising citizen researchers, FactCheck blog downsized the resolution of the photos and removed the EXIF data altogether. After the long-form birth certificate was published on the White House blog in April 2011, FactCheck again changed their story, removed most of the photos, and summarized the previous article.
Obama supporters tried to explain away the discrepancy in the dates of these photos by saying that the photographers, being amateurs, probably incorrectly set the date on the camera. The time on the EXIF data indicated it was around 10 p.m., except the photos seem to show sunlight streaming through windows. One theory is that the photographer never set the camera’s date and time since he or she bought the camera.
A check of several digital cameras, which had never had the date or time reset since the day of purchase, showed that both had the correct date, but the time was off by about 12 hours–something that may be attributed to the fact that most digital cameras are built on the other side of the globe. Check your own camera, if you’ve never changed the date and time. Let us know what you find.
Whatever the case, why did FactCheck, a partisan blog, so quickly remove that EXIF data, if it wasn’t indicative of something, shall we say, too revealing?
Three days after the photos were published, Israeli Insider newsmagazine staff wrote:
But the repeated references to State Department requirements for a passport take on a new significance in the light of the recognition, pointed out by an Israel Insider reader, that this “new” certificate of live birth is recorded as being photographed on March 12, 2008, and a contract employee of an Obama advisor — allegedly a former CIA agent — was caught breaking into Obama’s passport files on March 14, 2008. … The issue has never been whether or not Obama can prove U.S. citizenship well enough to get a passport. … The issues are where he was born, whether he is a natural born citizen under the Constitution, whether he ever was a citizen of another country, and, if so, whether he ever renounced that foreign citizenship.
This story from the Washington Times supplied a factoid which may indicate another link between the passport breach and the SFCOLB:
[The] intrusions appeared to be the result of “imprudent curiosity” on the part of contract employees who were hired last summer to help process passport applications.
In this instance, “last summer” was the summer of 2007, exactly when the SFCOLB was allegedly requested from and produced by the Hawaii Dept. of Health for the Obama campaign, according to FactCheck blog. It was the following summer that an image purporting to be a scan of that document appeared on the Internet. Coincidence? Perhaps, but there are an awful lot of coincidences and oddities swirling around Obama and his documentation.

The fallout

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services Ann Barrett took the fall. She resigned or was “moved.” Take your pick. That same story reports:
Meanwhile, a State Department employee who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after 24-year-old Leiutenant Quarles Harris Jr. told federal authorities he obtained “passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State.”
The investigation began after Metropolitan Police on March 25 pulled over Mr. Harris … on suspicion that the windows of his vehicle were tinted too darkly.
After searching Mr. Harris and his vehicle, police found marijuana and 21 credit cards that were not issued in his name or the name of a female passenger with him. Police also found eight printouts of State Department passport applications, and four of the names on the applications matched four of the credit cards.
Upon questioning by agents from the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Postal Service and State Department, Mr. Harris “admitted he obtained the passport information” from a State Department employee, court documents say.
Mr. Harris also said the fraud ring submitted credit-card applications using the names and “identifying information” of the persons listed on the passport applications, and that a postal service employee then would intercept the cards before they were delivered to the appropriate residences.
Mr. Harris may have lost his life over this incident; he was cooperating with authorities but was later found shot, execution style. It remains unclear whether his case was connected to the Obama passport cauterization, whether his murder was ever solved, or whether his co-conspirators at the Dept. of State and the Postal Service were ever identified and punished.
Jack Cashill stated recently on a radio program that the individuals who broke into the passport files have never been identified. Some have been, although whether the cauterizer is among them is anyone’s guess:
Gerald R. Lueders, 65, of Woodbridge, Virginia, pleaded guilty in January to one count of unauthorized computer access, according to a statement from Lanny A. Breuer, the District of Columbia assistant attorney general. [Yes, THAT Lanny Breuer.]
U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay sentenced Lueders to one year of probation and fined him $5,000 …
Two other State Department workers fired over the snooping were previously sentenced.
Dwayne [F.] Cross, 41, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, received a year of probation and an order to perform 100 hours of community service, while former foreign service officer and intelligence analyst Lawrence [C.] Yontz [48] was sentenced to one year of probation.
More about Lueders, who
worked as a full-time Foreign Service Officer beginning in 1974. Following his 2001 retirement, Lueders has continued working at State, first as a ‘contractor/retired annuitant’ and, most recently, as a Watch Officer in the agency’s Office of Consular Affairs. He admitted accessing the passport records over a two-and-a-half-year period beginning in July 2005 [to February, 2008].
Dwayne Cross (aka DeWayne)
worked from August 2001 to February 2008 as an administrative assistant in State’s Abduction Unit for Diplomatic Security, Counterintelligence division (from March 2008 to October 2008 Cross worked in the agency’s acquisitions office while employed by an outside contractor).
Cross accessed the passport files over a five-and-a-half year period ending in August 2007, according to another court filing
Yontz seems to have been Brennan’s employee. He’s described in news stories variously as a State Dept. employee or a former State Dept. employee. The story linked above states that he also got 50 hours of community service. In addition,
Yontz served as a foreign service officer at the State Department between September 1987 and April 1996, then returned to the agency in January 2004 for work as an intelligence officer. Yontz had access to official databases, including PIERS, the DOJ said.
Interesting timing. 2004. Another story says Yontz cooperated in the investigation and was a contract employee. Yontz accessed the files between February 2005 and March 2008. His firm was not mentioned in the court records, unlike for the other two, who worked for an unnamed Firm A (assumed to be Stanley, Inc.); another story said Yontz worked for TAC (The Analysis Corp.–Brennan’s firm).
This story names five others:
An employee of the U.S. Department of State was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months of probation. …
Kevin M. Young, 42, of Temple Hills, Maryland, was also ordered by Judge Alan Kay, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to perform 100 hours of community service. Young pleaded guilty on Aug. 17 to one count of unauthorized computer access. … Young has worked full-time for the State Department since February 1987. He has been a contact representative for the Passport Special Issuance Agency for the last eight years. … Young admitted that between March 11, 2003, and Dec. 21, 2005, he logged onto the PIERS database and viewed the passport applications of more than 125 celebrities, actors, comedians, professional athletes, musicians, models, a politician and other individuals identified in the press. …
On July 10, 2009, William A. Celey, a file assistant, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing more than 75 confidential passport files. Celey was sentenced on Oct. 23, 2009, to 12 months of probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
On Aug. 26, 2009, Karal Busch, a former citizens services specialist, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing more than 65 confidential passport files. Busch is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2009.
On Oct. 28, 2009, Yvette M. Burrison, a passport specialist, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing nearly 100 confidential passport files. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled for Burrison.
On Nov. 9, 2009, Susan Holloman, a file assistant, pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing 70 confidential passport files. Holloman is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 21, 2010.
This story names yet another, the ninth so far:
A State Department employee was sentenced yesterday to 12 months of probation for illegally accessing more than 60 confidential passport application files, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Debra Sue Brown, 47, of Oxon Hill, Md., was also ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola in the District of Columbia to perform 50 hours of community service. … Brown has worked full-time for the State Department since September 1995 as a file clerk and a file assistant in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. … Brown admitted that between March 25, 2005, and Feb. 7, 2008, she logged onto the PIERS database and repeatedly searched for and viewed the passport applications of more than 60 celebrities and their families — actors, comedians, professional athletes, musicians, and other individuals identified in the press — as well as personal friends and acquaintances.

Again, it’s the timing

We are aware of another incident of potential cauterization prior to the election of 2008: Obama’s Selective Service Records. In November of 2008, Debbie Schlussel reported on the response from the government to a FOIA request for Obama’s Selective Service Registration, which had taken over a year to receive. Obama hadn’t shown up in a query of the online database, when citizen researchers tried to investigate his background. Thus the FOIA request for the record, upon the advice of the Selective Service Administration.
I sent an email to the Selective Service (www.sss.gov) and got this
response:
“Dear Sir: You may write in to ask for his Registration Number under a Freedom of Information Act, and it will then be released. If there is an error in his file, if he registered without yet having a social security number, etc., any number of reasons could prevent his registration from being confirmed on-line.”
Because it’s a crime to not register for the draft, Obama would have disqualified himself from holding elective office, including the presidency, if he didn’t register.
Although Schlussel’s report was written in November 2008, the actual response from the government was generated in September 2008, within two days of Obama mentioning to George Stephanopoulis that he had registered for the draft. Did he have advance notice that it was now safe to make such a claim, just as it was now safe for him to mention the trip to Pakistan, because all files had been successfully cauterized?

Other potentially “cauterized” public records

Since 2008, we have become aware of other public records that are allegedly missing or destroyed:
Stanley Ann Dunham’s pre-1965 passport application is missing or destroyed. The State Dept. did not release it in response to a FOIA request, but it is known to have existed, based upon what they did release.
All copies of the yearbook from Mercer Island High School for the year Stanley Ann Dunham allegedly graduated went missing from the school library.
One page from Stanley Ann Dunham’s divorce records is missing; speculation is that it was a copy of Obama’s birth certificate, although it could have been a paternity report, naturalization paperwork, proof of adoption, or some other ”embarrassing information.”
The first week of August 1961 is missing from INS microfilms of passengers entering the US from overseas (port of entry records). They were stored at the National Archives, which has no explanation other than that in 1961, someone tasked with copying the originals must not have noticed that the microfilm machine jammed and did not copy that week’s worth of records. Coincidentally, that is allegedly the very week during which Obama was born. Somewhere. We are to believe that the clerk destroyed the originals and did not first ensure that there were copies on the film, even though the clerk must have known about the jam. Oddly, the microfilm roll ended at that missing week and a new roll began with the following week.
Obama’s public school kindergarten records from Hawaii are “missing.”
Some of Obama’s school records from Indonesia were reportedly “eaten by bugs.”
The Selective Service Administration refused to give Sheriff Arpaio access to Obama’s original draft registration, a document that they claimed to have copied and sent to a citizen in response to a FOIA enquiry. Does the original exist? Did it ever exist?
No document recording a marriage license issued to Obama’s parents has ever been found. No certificate of their marriage has ever been found.
Of course, we can’t forget those “original vital records on file” at the Hawaii Dept. of Health, which have never been produced to any court or citizen or member of the media. Records that former HDOH employee Tim Adams swore he was told do not exist. Records that current governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie could not find.
Gone. Cauterized.
No transparency. No truth.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Updated Florida Ballot Challenge - INSIDER’S REPORT March 28, 2012

Updated Florida Ballot Challenge

INSIDER’S REPORT March 28, 2012
From Rev. Sam Sewell Project Manager for Florida Ballot Challenge













I have organized my update message as one would organize a worship service.

OPENING PRAYER


ANNOUCEMENTS:

Our overall strategy could be compared to a three stage rocket. 

1.    We have lift off!  A nationally known attorney has announced that he has signed on a lead attorney in a case that has already been filed here in Florida. http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-immediate-release-forida-obama.html

2.    Stage two is another individual case filed in Pasco County by a fellow *Mensan using a creative legal theory that has been overlooked until now. http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/03/full-text-of-florida-ballot-challenge.html

3.    Stage three carries the payload of empowering citizen activists to file many more cases by using our “Do it Yourself” ballot challenge kit. http://doityourselfballotchallenge.org/



These stages will be funded and logistically supported by Constitution Action Fund and Obama Ballot Challenge on the national level and Florida Ballot Challenge at the state level.



HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF OUR MISSION:



STAGE ONE - Florida Ballot Challenge has one case already filed.  On February 17th a registered Democrat, Mike Voeltz, filed a complaint challenging Barack Obama’s intention to have his name on the ballot in the state of Florida for the 2012 presidential election.  That complaint is being amended and expanded by our attorney. 



STAGE TWO - Another complaint using a different legal theory has been completed and has been filed in Pasco County. We emphasize that this case is a whole new strategy from the cases that have been getting dismissed on procedural grounds for the past four years. Instead of election code challenges, it makes constitutional rights challenges. Also, particularly in Florida, there's a constitutional provision that clearly gives us standing. This complaint was created by a fellow Mensan who is a paralegal, and me.  Jerry Collette is well known for his creative legal strategies.  Jerry is amazingly inventive when it comes to novel applications of legal theory.  His business website is Gifted Legal Mind for those who are interested in knowing about Jerry. 



STAGE THREE - Jerry and I have also created a way for ordinary citizens to file complaints by using our “Do it Yourself Ballot Challenge Kit.”  Using this kit allows a plaintiff or a group of plaintiffs to file ballot challenges in each of the twenty judicial districts in Florida, as well as in courts in other states.  Jerry and I will be available to coach plaintiffs if they need clarification on how to fill out the forms and follow judicial procedures. 



All we need is one honest judge strategy!  The filing strategy of the Do It Yourself Ballot Challenge Kit is to have individuals file their own cases, in their own counties, all over the country. The purpose of filing so many cases all over the country is to find at least one honest judge willing to allow the evidence on these important issues to be brought forth publicly. Eventually, we will find at least one such honest judge who will let the case proceed on the merits.



Each of these complaints will cost about six hundred dollars for filing fees and serving the papers at the White House.  Interested plaintiffs who cannot afford six hundred dollars are encouraged to cooperate with other plaintiffs so they can share the cost. For instance, members of a Tea Party Group could each be listed as plaintiffs, and the costs could be shared. 



We have also created a nonprofit corporation ConstitutionalElections.org that can join as a plaintiff and, as necessary, provide a corporate shield for individual plaintiffs, as things develop. This could be especially helpful when we foresee victory in any particular court. Using this nonprofit corporation, we can ask the court to order Obama and the Democrats to pay our attorneys fees and, if we lose, only the corporation, not our individual plaintiffs, will have to pay the other side's attorneys fees. 



HERE COMES THE SERMON:



The Constitution of the United States has been under attack since it was ratified and signed.  Here is a video that documents recent attempts to erode the constitution
CLICK TO OPEN:
http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=H3aCfR8rmrw 



In modern times, our elected public servants have forgotten who they work for, and have become an elite, ruling class.  We can no longer rely on elected officials to solve problems or care about the will of the people.  Fortunately, all power in the United States comes from U. S. citizens, thus the first three words of the Constitution are “We the people.” 



How the people exercise their power is through voting.  Recently the election process has been corrupted to the point that the power of the people to control their government is dangerously diminished.  The examples of these threats against the power of the people are many. 

Ø  Voter fraud

Ø  Voter intimidation

Ø  Propaganda and falsehood from the media

Ø  Campaign contribution fraud

Ø  Campaign laws that disenfranchise the citizens and aid and abet corporations and political parties at the same time that they give an unfair advantage to incumbents

Ø  Improper or non-existent vetting of candidates by political parties and legislative bodies

Ø  Corrupt judges who support the ruling elite, rather than the rule of law



Constitutional Action Fund has begun the process of empowering the people so that they can begin rescuing their nation from the corruption of the ruling elite.  Our most urgent project is the Florida Ballot Challenge.  This project has nationwide impact through our affiliation with Obama Ballot Challenge and www.DoItYourselfBallotChallenge.org.



Our first action is to challenge any candidate’s name being placed on a ballot unless that person is constitutionally qualified for the office they seek.  We emphasize that this is a constitutional issue, not a political issue.  For instance, Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida and Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana may be rising stars in the Republican Party, but they are not natural born citizens and therefore ineligible to be candidates for President or Vice President.  Likewise, Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen. He holds the Office of President illegally, and is not qualified to be on the 2012 ballot.  Since Gov. Jindal and Sen. Rubio are not on the ballot at this time our efforts are focused on Barack Obama. 

Ø  For a comprehensive report on the natural born citizen issue concerning Mr. Obama, go to: http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html

Ø   A concise summary of the issues that has been the leading article on my blog since it was first published on February 13th 2012 can be found at : http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/03/update-why-all-this-confusion-about.html

Ø  A recent Naples Daily News article contains a brief explanation of our goals: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/feb/27/brent-batten-born-in-the-usa-naples-man-says-it/



HERE COMES THE COLLECTION PLATE:



So far, we have alienated all those who adamantly support Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and Barack Obama.  Our hope for funding is dependent upon those citizens who see defending the Constitution of the United States of America as more important than partisan politics.



If you would like to help “we the people,” rather than the ruling elite, to be in charge of the government, please give generously to support our efforts.



# # # #



Sam Sewell is the Florida Ballot Challenge Project Manager.   Sam has made sure Florida Ballot Challenge already has $5,000 seed money toward our goal.  That was just enough to get the project launched.   We still urgently need funds for filing fees, attorney fees, and general expenses.  Sam is a volunteer and an officer in the sponsoring non-profit corporation thus he cannot accept compensation for his efforts.

Dig deep folks!
We need your assistance immediately

All Major Credit Cards Accepted, even checks

Contact Sam personally at flballotfund@gmail.com.

Our Link for On-line donations is at:


Or mail a check directly to:

Constitutional Action Fund

10202 Vanderbilt Drive

Naples, FL

34108



*Mensa is the International High IQ Society and both Sam and Jerry are members.



Legal Documents For Your Review:




CLOSING PRAYER:

"This is the real task before us: to reassert our commitment as a nation to a law higher than our own, to renew our spiritual strength. Only by building a wall of such spiritual resolve can we, as a free people, hope to protect our own heritage and make it someday the birthright of all men." --Ronald Reagan