Our friend Historian Dude threw caution to the wind and ventured over to Freeper Butterdezillion’s blog in a valiant attempt to educate poor delusional Nellie on how the Xerox theory explains the so-called “anomalies” in the Obama LFBC PDF.
Well Butter is having none of it. She has so climbed so deep down her conspiracy rat hole that it is impossible for her to recognize that the Xerox evidence provides a simple explanation for the structure of the LFBC PDF and that it can be tested in a repeatable, falsifiable way using instructions that both NBC and I have provided.
First Butter is all confused about the true anomalies that the German Computer Science PhD candidate David Kriesel discovered in the JBIG2 algorithm used by Xerox. She believes that the duplicated check boxes and letters in the LFBC are the same as the number swapping that Kriesel found when he scanned test documents. She is completely wrong. The duplications in the LFBC are not anomalies. They are exactly what JBIG2 compression does every time. It saves bits by storing only one copy of shapes that occur multiple times be it letters or numbers.
What Kriesel found was that on some documents with some settings, especially lower resolution scans that JBIG2 was too aggressive in finding duplicates and was changing “6”’s into “8”’s. There is no evidence that anything like that happened with the President’s LFBC. As a matter of fact we know it didn’t happen.
The Applewhite AP JPG is a photo of the handout copy of the LFBC at the press briefing on April 27,2011. The information on the AP photo agrees with the LFBC. The Xerox number swapping does not occur with copies. It only occurs with scans to compressed PDF’s. Then there is the verification letter obtained by the MDEC team of attorneys in Orly Taitz’s case against the Mississippi Democratic Party.
Butterdezillion has also trotted out a crazy theory that somehow Xerox pushed a software change out to their WorkCentre machines that somehow recreated the anomalies” Birthers had found in the LFBC and put them in their copiers for NBC and others to find and effectively submarine the fraud claims. Yes, she really suggested that. Quoting Butter:
Show me an example of this happening on any other document before April of 2011. The examples cited by NBC were all PDF’s created in 2013 – long after it was known that the layers, haloes, movable portions, and exact-to-the-pixel areas were going to need an explanation if Zullo could convince Congress members that we need an investigation.
Historian Dude then gave Butter a link to a Xerox scanned document from September 2010 that of course used JBIG2 compression.
Here you go. The PDF was created on September 1, 2010:
Butter then plays the Carl Gallups “Zullo and I know stuff that you don’t know” card.
Zullo and I both know the WH BC is a forgery because of a bunch of other evidence that you probably wish you knew, so you could fabricate things in order to explain the evidence. Other stuff would all of a sudden become observable, just like these work centres mangling images and data suddenly became observable.
HD then proceeded to educate Butter on how real research works:
Now is as good a time as any to make an observation regarding the very odd way you have of conducting an investigation. It betrays an understanding of the relationship between theories and facts that is completely backwards. In any real investigation, it is the facts that drive the theories, not the theories that drive the facts. Early on in your birthing you committed yourself to a theory of birth certificate numbering that might have made sense (as many different a mutually exclusive other theories make sense) but that no evidence in its favor. It was essentially created out of whole cloth. And then you proceeded to test that theory by looking for evidence.
It is simply true that with the exception of the Nordyke twins (which simply by chance had a 50:50 probability of supporting your theory purely by accident) not a single other Hawaiian birth certificate from August of 1961 has supported your proposed schema. Every single additional data point has directly contradicted it.
Now… when real investigators (scientists for example) are presented with the evidence that their theory is wrong they abandon or modify the theory. They do not throw out the data. You, on the other hand, cling desperately to the theory and declare the data to be fake. It is a demonstration of irrational confirmation bias rarely surpassed, even among birthers.
My impression of the HDOH is that they have acted with grace, incredible patience, and great dignity in the face of the calumnies and impositions they have been forced to face by birthers such as yourself. I do not feel that anyone could objectively justify your assertions of “illegalities” on their part, let alone expect anyone to receive with a straight face your accusations that they have been involved in a vast campaign of ad hoc forgery and falsification. They cannot tell you what want to hear for a very simply reason; what you want to hear is not true.
Barack Obama was born at Kapi‘olani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. There has never been any genuine evidence otherwise.
Well that was just too much reality for poor, poor Butterdezillion. Within minutes came the end of her education:
I’m done with you. You have no idea the “elbow grease” I’ve put in on any of this stuff. Right now I am elbow deep in canning apples while working on home-schooling my son and a million other projects at home and in my church. My left elbow has tennis elbow so badly from one of my two part-time jobs that I can’t even lift a plate out of the cupboard without a lot of pain. I have put my life on hold for the past 4 years in order to present actual evidence and put it where anybody can see it. I answer questions and address a lot of bullcrap from the likes of you. If you think I am going to become a computer expert in addition to everything else I’ve got going on just to satisfy you then the only thing that exceeds your ego is your delusions.
I won’t be approving your comments from here on out. I don’t have time to go on wild goosechases of your choosing.
Home schooling? Poor kid.