Oh do c'mon.... oh Donald, this case is not closed.
You can't possibly by serious.
This document has been altered and whoever did it wasn't even very clever in doing so.
I downloaded the PDF from the White House Web site - the "official copy" right from the "Horse's Mouth." Then I loaded it into Illustrator. Look at these images I then screen-captured - first, the ENTIRE image itself:
Note the light blue border? That's the PDF segment that was dropped in the background, which was the green "safety paper." So far, so good - they just took the safety paper background and then dropped in a picture. All is well, right?
Mother's "occupation" - the "Non" on "None" has been altered. What was there before it was tampered with?
The "Accepted date" (bottom right) has been altered. What was there before it was tampered with?
As has the other "Accepted" date. What was there before it was tampered with?
There's another problem with those dates too - they're clearly altered, as is the "None"; here's a well-enhanced (at 1200%) version of one of the dates; you can clearly see the difference in saturation. That was cut into the original picture folks.
By the way, they were dumb enough to leave the cuts in the clipboard too. The bottom part (certification) I can see since it's clearly overlaid on a background. But the content itself?
But that's not all! Look at this - the document number:
Click that and look at the full size. Only one of the numbers that was printed on that page had the background not only bleed through but also aliased pixels in the background itself?
This document has been altered; it is not simply a photograph of the registrar's book that was dropped into a background, and it also is not simply an agglomeration of two images (the background they constructed, the "certification" and then the actual certificate.)
Now this does not prove that the alterations were actual changes in content. They might not be.
But..... what other reason is there to alter an alleged high-resolution photograph?
Got Illustrator? Don't believe me - check it yourself.
(To get the full list of things on the clipboard, load it and then select "Window->Actions->Links." There they are.)
Advice to Obama: Next time you try to alter something you're presenting to the press hire someone who knows how to do it without getting caught.
PS: My original belief - which I've repeatedly pointed out on the forum and elsewhere - is that Obama was indeed born in the US, but that there's something else - perhaps in his college records, perhaps in his Passport records, perhaps somewhere else in the records - that he doesn't want released. I also have a cogent issue with whether a person with dual citizenship at birth as a consequence of one of their parents not being a US Citizen meets the "natural born citizen" requirement in the Constitution. Incidentally, do some research on Chester Arthur if you're interested in someone with a similar lineage who concealed itduring this time in office......
Now? Unfortunately this document doesn't prove anything because of the presence of these artifacts in the PDF file that strongly suggest it was tampered with.