1st COLB Busted
“Daily Kos & AsperGirl
June 12, 2008, the Daily Kos posted the now-infamous Certification of Live Birth (COLB) image along with a cover story. Kos received 648 comments in a span of only 24 hours. There was one brave Kos commenter who had the stones to question it’s authenticity. Her screen name is “AsperGirl” and her comment was #643, or one of the last five comments to be posted. Why is this significant?
Her comments hit too close to home. I believe that she struck a nerve, and that’s why the comments section was closed off to new ones less than three hours after her post.”
Here are her comments;
“Birth Certificate is an Obvious Fake
Sorry to disabuse you folks, but this birth certificate on dailykos is an obvious fake.
The fake “birth certificate” just appeared Thursday morning on dailykos without any reference as to who released it or where it came from. There is no explanation as to who vouches for its origins or its authenticity.
There are image artifacts consistent with forgeries and image processing. It’s not a real, unprocessed scan of a birth certificate. It’s not certified. Hawaii state code provides that certificates issued by the department of health be certified:
“§338-13 Certified copies. (a) Subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18, the department of health shall, upon request, furnish to any applicant a certified copy of any certificate, or the contents of any certificate, or any part thereof. ”
In Hawaii, anyone can claim they were born there and submit the evidence years after the birth to obtain a late “Certificate of Birth”.
“Who is Eligible to Apply for Late Registration? As provided by law (HRS §§338-15, 338-29.5), the following persons may apply for late registration: Any person born in Hawaii who is one year old or older and whose birth has not been previously registered in Hawaii, or that person’s parent, guardian, next of kin, or older person acting for that person and having knowledge of the facts of birth may request the registration of a late certificate of birth.””
“Laws of the Territory of Hawaii ACT 96 To Provide For The Issuance Of Certificates Of Hawaiian Birth was in effect from 1911 until 1972 and allowed someone who was born outside the Hawaiian Islands to be registered as though he were born in Hawaii.
Under that law, someone simply would have presented herself to the Hawaiian authorities and declared that the child was born in Hawaii. The person could have sworn under oath and presented witnesses and other evidence. If the authorities accepted it, that was the end of it.”