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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Arpaio's (And WND's) Birther Presser Is Mostly Old News
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily once again demonstrated its suspiciously close relationship with Joe Arpaio and his birther posse by posting an article on the posse's press conference as said presser was just beginning -- just as it did for Arpaio's March 1 press conference. Needless to say, WND does not explain what it did to gain the access that gave it such inside information.

We haven't watched the video of the conference yet, but if the WND article is any indication, very little of note occured, and even less in the way of anything new.

The big finding, apparently, as stated by WND:

Arpaio told WND he intends to move the investigation and the new information to a higher authority within the federal government because of what he calls an imminent threat to national security and U.S. immigration laws. The threat is posed by a flaw in Hawaii’s law discovered by his investigators that allows a foreigner to obtain a Hawaii birth certificate.

[...]

Under Hawaii Revised Statute 338-17.8, a person only has to be an established resident of Hawaii, not necessarily a U.S. citizen, and pay taxes there for one year to be able to register an out-of-state or foreign-born person with an official Hawaii birth certificate.

[...]

Arpaio and his investigators said they have deep concerns that the Hawaii Revised Statute is a loophole that makes it possible for foreign born children to illegally establish U.S. citizenship.

The signficance of this was shot down three years ago, when Orly Taitz was ranting about it. And guess who shot it down? None other than the rabid birthers and Obama-haters at the Joseph Farah-founded Western Journalism Center:

In discussing the Certification of Live Birth that the Obama campaign claims was posted on the web, Orly Taitz also asserts that “Hawaii has statute 338 that allows foreign-born children of Hawaiian residents to get Hawaiian birth certificates.” What she is referring to here is the 1982 amendment of the vital records law.  Under Act 182 H.B. NO. 3016-82, state policies and procedures could accommodate even “children born out of State” (this is the actual language of Act 182) with an original birth certificate on record.  But though Act 182 does provide children born out of state with a birth certificate it does not provide them with birth certificates that say that these children were born in Hawaii or at a specific location in Hawaii.  Consequently these birth certificates cannot engender Certifications of Live Birth which state that the subject was born in Honolulu, as the purported Obama Certification of Live Birth does.  So if the Obama Certification of Live Birth was not forged, it could not have been engendered by an Act 182-authorized birth certificate for “children born out of state”.  And if it was forged, the false information on it was not based on anything that could be on an Act-182 authorized birth certificate.  So Orly Taitz’ assertion that “Hawaii has statute 338 that allows foreign-born children of Hawaiian residents to get Hawaiian birth certificates” is irrelevant.

Just like Taitz, WND and the posse apparently offered no evidence that Hawaii's law allows birth certificates to state that someone who wasn't born in Hawaii was born there.

Mike Zullo and his posse also raise a false flag over the birth certificate's coding system:

The codes seen on the document issued by the White House are not consistent with the information entered into the various fields, indicating the document has been altered or amended.

In the coding system, the number 9 indicates the information is not stated, meaning there should not be any information in the box in which the number is written.

However, the number 9 can be seen written in pencil next to the fields for “Usual Occupation,” “Kind of Business or Industry” and “Race of Father” on Obama’s document. Each of those fields are filled with information.

“This proves the document has been tampered with and information has been placed on it,” Zullo said.

In fact, according to Dr. Conspiracy, Zullo is citing a coding system established in 1968, which would not apply to a birth certificate from 1961. The coding system at that time defined the number 9 as "other nonwhite." Given that the number was found in the box for the race of Obama's father, this may explain why his race is listed as "African" -- it may be nothing more than a 50-year-old misguided notion that a black man from Africa was not a "Negro."

Despite claiming to offer "indisputable proof" that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery, none of the evidence appears to rise to that level. Just like last time, it's "indisputable" only if you ignore the evidence that debunks it, which WND, Zullo and their posse have a history of doing.

In other words, this is more discredited crap. Just the way WND (and Arpaio, and Zullo) likes it.

UPDATE: An Arizona TV station interviews birther debunker John Woodman -- whose existence WND and Corsi have yet to acknowledge -- who concurs on the coding issue.


Posted by Terry K. at 7:32 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:35 AM EDT

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