Monday, September 7, 2009

Lucas Smith is Back

Back in July, I helped expose Lucas Smith, the BS artist who was auctioning on eBay a supposed Kenyan birth certificate for Obama. Smith disappeared for a while, but reemerged in mid-August in a series of WorldNetDaily articles. Amusingly, WND has simultaneously run headlining articles publicizing Smith's claims alongside separate articles declaring that his claims are bogus. Thus, they position themselves to help spread lies and falsehoods while positioning themselves to be able to deny any responsibility for spreading those same lies and falsehoods.

Anyhow, after releasing a couple of incredibly poorly shot videos, Smith has submitted an unsworn declaration in Orly's latest case of Barnett v. Obama. It's not an affidavit, because it is neither sworn nor notarized, but it's a form of federal declaration that is given equal consideration to an affidavit.

So let's consider some of the things Smith as to say in this declaration:
1. My name is Lucas Daniel Smith. I am over 18 years old, am of sound mind and free of any mental disease or psychological impairment of any kind or condition.

2. I am a citizen of the United States of America, I am 29 years old and I was born and raised in the state of Iowa.

Given that Orly is involved with this declaration, it's not terribly surprising that its content is already odd. Including "born and raised" information in a declaration is terribly irrelevant to the subject at hand. On the other hand, not including any information about where Mr. Smith can presently be found is an atypical omission for a declaration of this type. The court, after all, has no clue who "Lucas Daniel Smith" is, or how to locate him.
4. On February 19, 2009 I visited the Coast General hospital in Mombasa, Kenya.

In contrast to this claim in the declaration, back in late June/early July, Smith said "This spring I traveled through Kenya and it's capital Nairobi." Now instead of "this spring," he says he was in Kenya in February.
5. I visited the hospital accompanied by one more person, a natural born citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly known as “Zaire” and before independence as the “Belgian Congo”).

I see two things in this item worth noting, one questionable, and one just odd. The odd one is the inclusion of the political history of the Congo. Why that belongs in the declaration is beyond me; it's as relevant as the state of Smith's birth.

The other is the mention of Smith's associate, a "natural born citizen" (funny how that phrase makes it in) of the Congo. Based on previous postings by Smith, that person is "Andylenny." Here is a photo of Smith (left) and Andylenny (right):



I don't know the man, and I've never seen him in person, but "Andylenny," to me, looks hardly more like a Congolese citizen than I do. And I have five bucks that says the airport in that photo isn't even on the same continent as Kenya.
6. I traveled to Kenya and Mombasa in particular with the intent to obtain the original birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama, as I was told previously that it was on file in the hospital and under seal, due to the fact that the prime minister of Kenya Raela Odinga is Barack Hussein Obama's cousin.

A lot to unpack here:

First, there's the matter of Smith's intent. Here he claims he went to Kenya intending to get the birth certificate, having been told previously it was at a Mombasa hospital. Back in June, Smith said that he was in Kenya simply on travel, and that he first started hearing talk about a Kenyan birth certificate when he was already in Kenya.

Second, Smith says he was "told previously" that there was a birth certificate on file with the hospital. Back in June all he said that was he "delved and found" that a birth certificate was on file at the hospital. No substantive difference, but Smith's source both times remains unstated. If he learned it by calling the hospital or contacting the state, you think he'd say so. But given his subsequent claim that he had to pay off a military official to get at the physical document, why would the hospital or the state be so open on the phone? On the other hand, who else in Nairobi would even be able to tell him decisively that he should make a 200+ mile trip to Mombasa? And why is that information not relevant to share while the history of Congo's name-changes is?

Third, Smith repeats the outright lie that Obama and Odinga are cousins. Putting a proven false statement in a court declaration isn't very smart, and it certainly doesn't encourage the reader to trust all of his less-verifiable claims.
7. I had to pay a cash “consideration” to a Kenyan military officer on duty to look the other way, while I obtained the copy of the birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama.

8. The copy was signed by the hospital administrator.

9. The copy contain the embossed seal.

Kenya had a military officer in the hospital? In the records office? One that he simply slipped a few bucks, which not only allowed him to look at the records, or photograph them, but to walk away with a sealed document that was stamped and signed by the hospital administrator? Seriously?

Then there's the document itself:



There are some aspects of the document I find odd and curious (e.g., the lack of a birthday for Barack Sr.; the complete lack of a residence line for the father; ), but nothing that I can firmly state is hard evidence that it's a fake. But one feature stands out to me as the strongest evidence of fakery: the seal. Not only is it not a government seal for either Kenya or Mombasa, but it's terribly generic. It just says "SEAL" in the center, as though it was a bottom-level embossed sealmaker, bought from an office supplies dealer for about $25.

All in all, nothing totally concrete, but we have a combination of questionable and unsupported assertions along with some statements that are rather inconsistent with claims that Smith himself has previously made. Above I said that I'd put five bucks on the line that the photo of Smith and Andylenny wasn't taken in Kenya. I'd put another five bucks on the line to say that Smith hasn't so much as stepped foot in Kenya in 2009.

16 comments:

  1. Another thing that is unusual to the extent that it makes the document really look like a cheap fraud is the use of the date format month/date/year twice. That is the USA format for dates, but it is not the format used now or ever in Kenya or Britain, which uses day/month/year.

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_date#dd.2Fmm.2Fyyyy_or_dd.mm.yyyy_.28day.2C_month.2C_year.29)

    Someone else has commented about the desire of birthers to believe this obvious fraud while not believing the official birth certificate of Hawaii, whose facts have been repeatedly confirmed by officials in Hawaii.

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    1. >>> YOU DAMN FOOLS <<< EVERY STUPID , IGNORANT ONE OF YOU SHOULD STOP MAKING YOUR OWN ASSUMPTIONS AND CONJECTURES. LUCAS SMITH DID NOT GO TO KENYA TO FIND A BIRTH DOCUMENT FOR THE OBVIOUSLY, INELIGIBLE, INEPT, INCORRIGIBLE,INCOMPETENT, FRAUDULENT, UNAMERICAN, ANTI-AMERICAN LYING COMMUNIST MUSLIM LOVER WHO ILLEGALLY "OCCUPIES" OUR OVAL OFFICE AND WHITEHOUSE.
      LUCAS WAS IN KENYA ON BUSINESS AND A KENYAN ASKED HIM WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT A NATIVE OF KENYA BEING IN THE WHITEHOUSE. LUCAS WAS PUZZLED ABOUT HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN, AND BEGAN RESEARCHING THE SUBJECT, WENT TO THE COAST PROVENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL AND ASKED FOR A COPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR obummer. IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES, HE WAS GIVEN A COPY OF IT, WHICH HAS NAMES, OCCUPATION, & PLACE OF BIRTH FOR MOTHER & FATHER, DATE, OF BIRTH, WEIGHT, LENGTH, WIDTH,AND NAME OF NEWBORN. IT ALSO HAS NAMES OF ATTENDING DOCTOR, HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR AND OTHER EXACT INFORMATION , AND A RAISED SEAL, NOW ~ YOU TELL THE WORLD HOW ALL THIS INFO COULD POSSIBLY BE OWNED BY THE HOSPITAL UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE, ACCURATE & AUTHENTIC.
      THE DOCUMENT HAS BEEN LARGELY IGNORED BY SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF obummer, BUT IT HAS NEVER BEEN ACTUALLY CHALLENGED BY ANY LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY. DO YOUR SMARTASS SELVES A FAVOR AND EXAMINE IT FOR YOUR OWN AWAKENING ~ TAKING SPECIAL NOTICE OF THE FOOTPRINT. THEN COMPARE IT WITH THE SEVERAL FAKE,FORGED, PHOTOSHOPPED RAGS POSTED BY THE CURRENT MIS~ADMINISTRATION, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE AMATEURISH FRAUD. ALSO~ ASK YOUR SELVES HOW MANY ACTS OF CRIMINAL WRONGDOING, TREASON, NEGLECT, BAD GOVERNANCE, AND IDIOTIC LEGISLATION HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY THE " IMPOSTER " IN OUR WHITEHOUSE.

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  2. Another problem with it is that the date and time of birth are exactly the same, as what is on Obama's actual COLB from Hawaii.

    Another good one, Loren!

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  3. You don't need to do a sharpening; I saw those words myself. I thought they were fairly obvious on the full-size image, so I'm sorry that you think you made some big discovery here.

    But the fact remains that at the center of the seal is just the word "SEAL." Not an image, or anything particularly distinctive to Mombasa or Kenya to distinguish this seal from a fake seal. Just the same word you'd find on a store-bought stamp.

    Are you suggesting that Lucas Smith couldn't have simply ordered and purchased a stamp with the words "Coast Province General Hospital" on it? Like the footprint or the father's birthday, anything on this BC that would actually be distinctive is, instead, unusually generic.

    And I find it priceless that you want to use my full name like you're my mother, but you created a nonsense pseudonym apparently to make this one comment. Because the comments of someone calling themselves "6p0120a561aba7970b" just command respect.

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  4. "I saw those words myself. I thought they were fairly obvious on the full-size image, so I'm sorry that you think you made some big discovery here."

    I discovered that you don't tell the truth.

    "It just says "SEAL" in the center"

    Maybe Mother forgot to teach you how?

    Maybe you like this name better?

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  5. Hmmm. Could be stupid Lucas trolling here, could be the disgraced fake document expert, Polarik.

    Hard to tell.

    But the fact is, if con artist Lucas actually had proof that Obama was born in Kenya, Obama's KENYAN father's actual date of birth would be shown. It wouldn't be Top Secret information.

    Con artist Lucas fooled some folks, and pleased some folks, but at the end of the day, when the buzzer sounds, a hoax is a hoax is a hoax.

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  6. "It just says "SEAL" in the center"

    And it does. Or do you not understand the concept of "center"?

    Also, if you honestly think I was out to deceive, then why did I upload to my post the largest available image of Smith's document, where those words are clearly visible?

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  7. "Hmmm. Could be stupid Lucas trolling here, could be the disgraced fake document expert, Polarik."

    If I absolutely had to put money on it, I'd say it's Beckwith. He made a big to-do on FreeRepublic when he 'discovered' my name and photo and political history, which he accomplished through the extraordinary research of looking at my old FreeRepublic posts. Then he made fun of my name and my looks and my old campaign. Classy guy, that Beckwith.

    So maybe it's him, maybe not. Doesn't really matter either way. But for somebody new to drop by, and when the first thing they do is to use my full name and refer demeaningly to my campaign experiences out of the blue, it certainly brings to mind when Beckwith did the exact same thing.

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  8. I write my blog. I'm not sure when I was ever unclear on that matter.

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  9. No, you do not.

    You did not write that collosal crock of shit about Polarik.

    A twisted, lying POS, school dropout wrote it.

    He did to your blog what he did on his own blog, KOYAAN.WORDPRESS.COM.

    Last month, you were on Free Republic and acted like Koyaan (Steve Eddy) was just a guy who sent you an email, and that you had not read his blog.

    That makes you a fraud and liar 5 times over.

    1. Claiming the work of another as being your own.

    2. Acting like you knew more about images than Polarik

    3. Acting like you read Polarik's reports.

    4. Acting like you didn't know Steve Eddy or his Koyaan blog

    5. Calling Polarik a fraud and a liar based on the words of a fraud and a liar.

    Do you really think that nobody would know?

    Koyaan knows that Polarik made a big Kos clone. It was put on Koyaan's blog for all to see. It has been in Polarik's Photobucket for over a year.

    Koyaan knows that Polarik made the smaller one from it for display.

    Koyaan knows all this, yet lies about it.

    And you take it and repeat it. What a fool you are.

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  10. LOL

    Here's one single link, that will prove that Polarik was a fraud:

    Polarik on October 26th 2008, months after supposedly becoming the expert on birth certificates, posts the following: "I really enjoyed your article. Do you know anything about finding evidence of Photoshop tools used in forging images."

    Dr. Polarik, the fake fake document expert, aka Ronald Polland - looking for help on something he was supposedly the expert on.

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  11. Marvin,

    I have no idea why you're interested in defending the reputation of an exposed liar like Polarik, especially when Polland himself gave up on defending his reputation. But I hate to let accusations of impropriety against me go unanswered on my own blog, so with regards to some of your more choice comments:

    You did not write that collosal crock of shit about Polarik.

    First, I wrote an awful lot on Polarik over the course of a few weeks. All very well sourced and linked. I can't help but notice that you don't actually dispute *any* of my specifics.

    Second, I'm disappointed that you don't think I can write my own material, and just confused why you think Steve Eddy would not want to take credit for exposing Polarik. Based on my emails with him, he really wanted to do it.

    Last month, you were on Free Republic and acted like Koyaan (Steve Eddy) was just a guy who sent you an email, and that you had not read his blog.

    No, I said that I "exchanged some emails with Steve Eddy" after you accused me of BEING Steve Eddy. I admitted to corresponding with him. I'm glad you've given up on alleging that I AM him.

    And I did not deny that I'd ever read his blog. You never asked if I had. You asked about any "connections to ‘Koyaan.wordpress.com’". I have none. Reading someone's website, especially several months after the last post was made, does not constitute being "connected" to that website. Otherwise I have "connections" to everything from The Onion to StormFront.

    If you actually went back and read the stuff you're citing, or maybe link to it, you wouldn't have this habit of such poor citation skills.

    As for your specific allegations:

    1. Claiming the work of another as being your own.

    Except that it's my work. My research, my writing.

    2. Acting like you knew more about images than Polarik

    Uh-huh. I guess you were the only person I didn't fool when I wrote: "After all, I have no forensic credentials. I'm an attorney. Granted, I have years of experience with computers, printers, and scanners, and I've read a lot of web pages and even built a few, and while that may be enough for Polarik to claim he's an expert, I have no such pretensions. I'm honest about that upfront."

    In case you weren't paying attention, Polarik lied about his credentials. And he never made any defense against my accusation that he didn't have the credentials he claimed; he just left FreeRepublic a couple of weeks later. Having as much image expertise as Polarik isn't difficult, because he didn't have any.

    3. Acting like you read Polarik's reports.

    I guess I just made up all the quotes I used, and they just coincidentally happened to match what Polarik wrote.

    4. Acting like you didn't know Steve Eddy or his Koyaan blog

    I said that I had exchanged emails with him. Obviously, I knew him.

    Again, if you just looked back at our previous conversation, these kinds of misunderstandings wouldn't be a problem.

    5. Calling Polarik a fraud and a liar based on the words of a fraud and a liar.

    I called Polarik a fraud and a liar because he made certain factual claims (e.g., holding certain specific graduate degrees) that were objectively false (i.e., he does not hold those degrees). I didn't rely on anyone's words.

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  12. Koyaan knows that Polarik made a big Kos clone. It was put on Koyaan's blog for all to see. It has been in Polarik's Photobucket for over a year.

    So you're accusing Koyaan of ghost-writing my material, while simultaneously accusing my posts of ignoring something you say Koyaan was aware of? And you don't see the massive inconsistency in that?

    Also, here would be a good time to offer up a link or two. You say the image is on Polarik's Photobucket account? Then link to it, because I can't find it on Koyaan's site, and Polarik's Photobucket account can't be browsed. Polarik himself didn't link to it from either of his reports that showed it. Frankly, until you offer up some evidence that a large version exists, there's no reason for anyone to believe you.

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  13. Loren,

    here is why LucasSmith is a fraudster. On the top left corner of his hoax is a stamp with a signature. Both read Helton Maganga. The true name of this Doctor is Heltan Maganga not Helton.
    This is confirmed by this Kenyan listing of doctors:

    http://www.healthoutsource.co.ke/directory/healthdirectory.php?id=1199

    and by this video of an interview to him:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vL2ErPz7Qk&feature=player_embedded

    How did he make such a mistake ? While searching the name he came across some second hand articles about a cholera outbreak that mispelled tha name. The original Kenyan source-articles spell the name correctly.
    So it is obvious he made the stamp himself, unfortunately he mispelled the name.

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  14. >>> ANY FOOL ( OR EVEN AN INTELLIGENT , OBSERVING PERSON ) CAN LOOK AT EVERY ARTICLE OF INFORMATION ON THE KENYAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR OBAMA , AND IMMEDIATELY BE CERTAIN THAT IT IS AUTHENTIC . HOW THE HELL DO YOU IMAGINE THE HOSPITAL IN KENYA COULD POSSIBLE PROVIDE SUCH A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE HISTORY OF FATHER ' S NAME , OCCUPATION AND PLACE OF BIRTH ~ MOTHER ' S NAME , OCCUPATION AND PLACE OF BIRTH , DATE , WEIGHT , LENGTH , WIDTH AND FOOTPRINT OF NEWBORN . NAMES OF WITNESS , ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AND NAME OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR , COMPLETE WITH DATE OBTAINED , SIGNATURE AND RAISED SEAL ??? TO FURTHER AUTHENTICATE THIS DOCUMENT , LUCAS HAS POSTED 2 OTHER BIRTH CERTIFICATES FROM THE SAME HOSPITAL IN THE SAME FORMAT WITH SIGNATURE AND RAISED SEAL . WE KNOW THAT YOU SILLY obots FEEL A SICK LOYALTY TO THE FRAUDULENT , TREASONOUS , LYING COMMUNIST mu-slime obozo , BUT YOUR EFFORTS ARE SADLY WASTED ON SUCH AN UN-AMERICAN , ANTI-AMERICAN TRAITOR AND DESTROYER OF AMERICA , OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW .

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