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rooke Doris said... Anyone who still believes that Obama was not born in a Hawaii is certifiably insane. You still believe that aliens crashed at Roswell too, and Oswald didn't act alone, or that there were WMD in Iraq, doncha? Wingnuts. Hawaii government hands over Obama's birth records By MARK NIESSE, Associated Press – 1 hr 56 mins ago HONOLULU – Until this week, Hawaii officials said they wouldn't release original birth records for anyone, under any circumstances. Even if it was President Barack Obama. Then they heard from the president himself. "I am writing to request two certified copies of my original certificate of live birth," the president wrote on White House letterhead, dated April 22. State officials then decided to make an exception to a 2001 policy that prohibited anyone from getting a photocopy of an original birth certificate. They usually hand out computer-generated versions. Obama's waiver was the first since 2001. Officials said it would be the last. By Wednesday, Obama had his copies, releasing them to dispel questions from so-called "birthers" and some Republicans who believe he wasn't born in the U.S. and therefore is ineligible to be president. At a news conference, he pleaded for the long "sideshow" to end. Many of the skeptics suggest Obama was actually born in Kenya, his father's home country, or Indonesia, where he spent a few years of his childhood. Since Obama's election, the state was inundated with up to 20 weekly requests for various birth records related to Obama, although that number has since dropped significantly. It got to the point where legislators passed a law allowing state officials to ignore the repeated requests. In recent days, potential Republican presidential candidate and reality TV star Donald Trump began questioning why Obama had not ensured the original be released. On April 22, Obama and his personal attorney wrote letters to Health Director Loretta Fuddy. In them, they argued that a waiver would allow Obama to make public his original birth certificate and relieve the state from the burdens that came with the repeated inquiries. "We hope that issuing certified copies of the original certificate of live birth to President Obama will end the numerous inquiries related to his birth in Hawaii," Fuddy said in a prepared statement Wednesday. Fuddy said she viewed the records and that they "further prove the fact that he was born in Hawaii." After Fuddy approved the exception, Obama's attorney, Judith L. Corley, picked up the documents in Hawaii and carried them back to Washington on a plane. The documents arrived around 5 p.m. Tuesday. State law prohibits the release of birth records except to those with a "tangible interest," such as the person named. Only computer-generated birth certificates have been issued since May 2001. The 2001 policy was created to satisfy requests for certified copies and to comply with state laws restricting disclosure of some birth details. Before then, photocopies of original birth records were provided. Hawaii's computer-generated birth certificates carry a raised state seal and a signature stamp from the state registrar. They're valid documents for obtaining driver's licenses and other government documents. That's the type of birth certificate the Obama campaign released in 2008. The computer-generated version does not include such details as the signatures of the mother and the delivering doctor. Last Tuesday, the state attorney general's office said there were "no circumstances" when the state would release original birth records. Officials said Wednesday that the exception for Obama complied with the law, and they would continue to protect the confidentiality of vital statistics, such as birth records. Obama paid $14 for the copies, said Donalyn Dela Cruz, a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who knew Obama's parents and says he had laid eyes on a young Obama. "Considering all the investigations that have been done and the information that has been provided, no rational person can question the president's citizenship," Abercrombie said in a prepared statement. "We have found a way — once again — to confirm what we already knew." ___ Online: http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/obama.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110428/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_birth_hawaii
Anyone who still believes that Obama was not born in a Hawaii is certifiably insane. You still believe that aliens crashed at Roswell too doncha? Wingnuts. Hawaii government hands over Obama's birth records By MARK NIESSE, Associated Press – 1 hr 56 mins ago HONOLULU – Until this week, Hawaii officials said they wouldn't release original birth records for anyone, under any circumstances. Even if it was President Barack Obama. Then they heard from the president himself. "I am writing to request two certified copies of my original certificate of live birth," the president wrote on White House letterhead, dated April 22. State officials then decided to make an exception to a 2001 policy that prohibited anyone from getting a photocopy of an original birth certificate. They usually hand out computer-generated versions. Obama's waiver was the first since 2001. Officials said it would be the last. By Wednesday, Obama had his copies, releasing them to dispel questions from so-called "birthers" and some Republicans who believe he wasn't born in the U.S. and therefore is ineligible to be president. At a news conference, he pleaded for the long "sideshow" to end. Many of the skeptics suggest Obama was actually born in Kenya, his father's home country, or Indonesia, where he spent a few years of his childhood. Since Obama's election, the state was inundated with up to 20 weekly requests for various birth records related to Obama, although that number has since dropped significantly. It got to the point where legislators passed a law allowing state officials to ignore the repeated requests. In recent days, potential Republican presidential candidate and reality TV star Donald Trump began questioning why Obama had not ensured the original be released. On April 22, Obama and his personal attorney wrote letters to Health Director Loretta Fuddy. In them, they argued that a waiver would allow Obama to make public his original birth certificate and relieve the state from the burdens that came with the repeated inquiries. "We hope that issuing certified copies of the original certificate of live birth to President Obama will end the numerous inquiries related to his birth in Hawaii," Fuddy said in a prepared statement Wednesday. Fuddy said she viewed the records and that they "further prove the fact that he was born in Hawaii." After Fuddy approved the exception, Obama's attorney, Judith L. Corley, picked up the documents in Hawaii and carried them back to Washington on a plane. The documents arrived around 5 p.m. Tuesday. State law prohibits the release of birth records except to those with a "tangible interest," such as the person named. Only computer-generated birth certificates have been issued since May 2001. The 2001 policy was created to satisfy requests for certified copies and to comply with state laws restricting disclosure of some birth details. Before then, photocopies of original birth records were provided. Hawaii's computer-generated birth certificates carry a raised state seal and a signature stamp from the state registrar. They're valid documents for obtaining driver's licenses and other government documents. That's the type of birth certificate the Obama campaign released in 2008. The computer-generated version does not include such details as the signatures of the mother and the delivering doctor. Last Tuesday, the state attorney general's office said there were "no circumstances" when the state would release original birth records. Officials said Wednesday that the exception for Obama complied with the law, and they would continue to protect the confidentiality of vital statistics, such as birth records. Obama paid $14 for the copies, said Donalyn Dela Cruz, a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who knew Obama's parents and says he had laid eyes on a young Obama. "Considering all the investigations that have been done and the information that has been provided, no rational person can question the president's citizenship," Abercrombie said in a prepared statement. "We have found a way — once again — to confirm what we already knew." ___ Online: http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/obama.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110428/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_birth_hawaii
Years ago, children did not get SS numbers at birth. Most did not apply for them until they were ready for work.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on What Took So Long? at Atlas Shrugs
Family of doctor who delivered Obama 'honored' By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press – 5 mins ago HONOLULU – The family of a Honolulu doctor whose signature appears on President Barack Obama's birth certificate woke up to the news Wednesday that the late obstetrician had delivered Obama. Relatives of Dr. David Sinclair told The Associated Press that they were "blown away" and "honored." So-called "birthers" have questioned Obama's birthplace, espousing theories that he was not born in the U.S., possibly his father's native Kenya, and therefore ineligible to be president. Obama released a short form copy of his birth certificate in 2008. Recently, potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began questioning why he hadn't ensured that the original certificate was released. On Wednesday, the White House released a copy of the original birth certificate. Below Obama's mother's signature was one which appeared to read: "David. A. Sinclair." "It's my husband's signature," said his widow, Ivalee Sinclair, 82, from her downtown Honolulu office. She held up a copy of the birth certificate she printed from the Internet and pointed to the signature, recognizing his familiar left-handed cursive. Sinclair had an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Honolulu and delivered babies all over Hawaii when Obama was born in 1961, said his son Karl Sinclair, 55, of Kailua. The doctor retired in the late 1990s and died in 2003 at 81. "What a shocker," said Karl Sinclair, one of six children. "It's amazing. I'm blown away by it, quite honestly." They found out because one of their relatives was awake at 3 a.m. watching the news and saw the signature, said Dawn Yoshimura-Sinclair, who is married to another Sinclair son, Dr. Brian Sinclair, a neuroradiologist. "We can attest to the fact that it is indeed dad's signature," Yoshimura-Sinclair said. "It's not a common name over here. There's no confusion that it was dad." Ivalee Sinclair said her husband never discussed his patients and that delivering a black child born to a white mother wouldn't be a detail he would focus on. "He never would have brought anything like that up," she said. "He delivered a lot of children. I have no idea how many." Relatives said while they previously never made the connection, looking back it makes sense because there were few obstetricians in Honolulu at the time. "He never turned anyone away," said Karl Sinclair's wife, Julie Sinclair. "Whether they could pay or not." Born in Portland, Ore., Sinclair moved to Hawaii at 15 because his father was an engineer who helped build Wilson tunnel on Oahu. The doctor joined the military after hearing the Pearl Harbor bombing from his front lawn, Ivalee Sinclair said. He was an Army pilot and witnessed so much death during the war that he became a doctor so he could have a career focusing on giving life, family members said. "I think he became a doctor because he was concerned about all the people who died in the war," his widow said. "I think he wanted to do something to make up for that." Ivalee Sinclair met her future husband during trigonometry class at the University of Hawaii, where he enrolled after the war. He later went to medical school at the University of California at San Francisco, where he completed his residency. Sinclair returned to Honolulu with his wife and children in 1960. He delivered babies mostly at what is now known as Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, just a couple miles from his home and where Obama was born. Sinclair's widow still lives in their English tudor which features a view of the Honolulu skyline and where the Sinclairs raised their six children. A shady avocado tree is planted next to plumeria flowers fronting the home that is listed on the state historic registry. A framed black-and-white portrait of the doctor and his family sits over the fireplace in the living room. The Sinclair sons said they imagine he would be thrilled one of the babies he delivered grew up to be president. "I'm just honored and proud of my father," Karl Sinclair said. "I think it's great," said Dr. Brian Sinclair, who pursued a career in medicine because of his father. "Hawaii was a very small place back then so I guess I'm not surprised." Brian Sinclair graduated from the same high school as Obama but didn't know him personally. The Sinclair family includes Obama supporters and those who didn't vote for him, they said. The Sinclairs hope the birth certificate will end the speculation. "It distracts from all the issues," Ivalee Sinclair said. "To me, the birth certificate doesn't lie," Karl Sinclair said. "I think that should put everything to bed." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_doctor_family;_ylt=Am3xR9ypHFQSoLm5P5xc5has0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNxcWNrbWE1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwNDI4L3VzX29iYW1hX2RvY3Rvcl9mYW1pbHkEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM5BHBvcwM2BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDZmFtaWx5b2Zkb2N0
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on What Took So Long? at Atlas Shrugs
Family of doctor who delivered Obama 'honored' AP HONOLULU – The family of a Honolulu doctor whose signature appears on President Barack Obama's birth certificate woke up to the news Wednesday that the late obstetrician had delivered Obama. Relatives of Dr. David Sinclair told The Associated Press that they were "blown away" and "honored." So-called "birthers" have questioned Obama's birthplace, espousing theories that he was not born in the U.S., possibly his father's native Kenya, and therefore ineligible to be president. Obama released a short form copy of his birth certificate in 2008. Recently, potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began questioning why he hadn't ensured that the original certificate was released. On Wednesday, the White House released a copy of the original birth certificate. Below Obama's mother's signature was one which appeared to read: "David. A. Sinclair." "It's my husband's signature," said his widow, Ivalee Sinclair, 82, from her downtown Honolulu office. She held up a copy of the birth certificate she printed from the Internet and pointed to the signature, recognizing his familiar left-handed cursive. Sinclair had an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Honolulu and delivered babies all over Hawaii when Obama was born in 1961, said his son Karl Sinclair, 55, of Kailua. The doctor retired in the late 1990s and died in 2003 at 81. "What a shocker," said Karl Sinclair, one of six children. "It's amazing. I'm blown away by it, quite honestly." They found out because one of their relatives was awake at 3 a.m. watching the news and saw the signature, said Dawn Yoshimura-Sinclair, who is married to another Sinclair son, Dr. Brian Sinclair, a neuroradiologist. "We can attest to the fact that it is indeed dad's signature," Yoshimura-Sinclair said. "It's not a common name over here. There's no confusion that it was dad." Ivalee Sinclair said her husband never discussed his patients and that delivering a black child born to a white mother wouldn't be a detail he would focus on. "He never would have brought anything like that up," she said. "He delivered a lot of children. I have no idea how many." Relatives said while they previously never made the connection, looking back it makes sense because there were few obstetricians in Honolulu at the time. "He never turned anyone away," said Karl Sinclair's wife, Julie Sinclair. "Whether they could pay or not." Born in Portland, Ore., Sinclair moved to Hawaii at 15 because his father was an engineer who helped build Wilson tunnel on Oahu. The doctor joined the military after hearing the Pearl Harbor bombing from his front lawn, Ivalee Sinclair said. He was an Army pilot and witnessed so much death during the war that he became a doctor so he could have a career focusing on giving life, family members said. "I think he became a doctor because he was concerned about all the people who died in the war," his widow said. "I think he wanted to do something to make up for that." Ivalee Sinclair met her future husband during trigonometry class at the University of Hawaii, where he enrolled after the war. He later went to medical school at the University of California at San Francisco, where he completed his residency. Sinclair returned to Honolulu with his wife and children in 1960. He delivered babies mostly at what is now known as Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, just a couple miles from his home and where Obama was born. Sinclair's widow still lives in their English tudor which features a view of the Honolulu skyline and where the Sinclairs raised their six children. A shady avocado tree is planted next to plumeria flowers fronting the home that is listed on the state historic registry. A framed black-and-white portrait of the doctor and his family sits over the fireplace in the living room. The Sinclair sons said they imagine he would be thrilled one of the babies he delivered grew up to be president. "I'm just honored and proud of my father," Karl Sinclair said. "I think it's great," said Dr. Brian Sinclair, who pursued a career in medicine because of his father. "Hawaii was a very small place back then so I guess I'm not surprised." Brian Sinclair graduated from the same high school as Obama but didn't know him personally. The Sinclair family includes Obama supporters and those who didn't vote for him, they said. The Sinclairs hope the birth certificate will end the speculation. "It distracts from all the issues," Ivalee Sinclair said. "To me, the birth certificate doesn't lie," Karl Sinclair said. "I think that should put everything to bed." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_doctor_family;_ylt=Am3xR9ypHFQSoLm5P5xc5has0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNxcWNrbWE1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwNDI4L3VzX29iYW1hX2RvY3Rvcl9mYW1pbHkEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM5BHBvcwM2BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDZmFtaWx5b2Zkb2N0
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on What Took So Long? at Atlas Shrugs
ARE YOU ON DRUGS? Considering that this was a provision required by THE REPUBLICANS, methinks you are blaming the wrong party and person. It was simply another roadblock thrown in by the party of NO, in an attempt to undermine the 9/11 Health Bill. "The provision was added in an amendment by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) during the heated debate over the bill in the House Energy and Commerce Committee last May." During the debate, Republicans called the Sept. 11 Health and Compensation Act a new "entitlement program" like Medicare, GOP members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee argued the nation already has too much that it must pay for. and that caring for the tens of thousands of 9/11 responders was too much of a "burden". The ONLY reason that requirement was in the final bill was to get enough votes from Republicans to get it PASSED so Responders could get the help they need and deserve. Don't blame Obama. Blame the Party of GREED, the GOP.
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Apr 27, 2011