Saturday, April 30, 2011

Official Royal Wedding Portraits Revealed By Simon Perry and Kristin Boehm



Source: http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20486243,00.html

April 30, 2011

As the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were whisked by helicopter to a secret weekend destination, the palace released three official Royal Wedding photographs.


The images were taken by Hugo Burnand in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon – shortly after Prince William made Kate Middleton his wife.



Of course, there is a main image of the newlyweds. But even more fun, is an adorable one with the children of the bridal party including: The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton.


The now-merged family is featured in entirety in the final shot, with everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to Carole Middleton.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their family


Hugo Burnand/Clarence House/PA/Landov




Flanking William and Kate are as follows.
Front row (left to right): Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton.


Back Row (left to right): Master Tom Pettifer, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Henry of Wales, Mr Michael Middleton, Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr James Middleton, Miss Philippa Middleton.


So very regal!


Official Royal Wedding Portraits Revealed| Royal Wedding, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with attendants

Hugo Burnand / Clarence House / PA / Landov

Official Royal Wedding Portraits Revealed| Royal Wedding, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Hugo Burnand / Clarence House / PA / Landov



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

How Do You Explain This Certificate Mr. Obama?



DOCUMENT ALLEGEDLY OBTAINED IN KENYA SENT TO EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS


by Sharon Rondeau


(Sept. 5, 2010) — Lucas Daniel Smith has just completed a mailing to each member of Congress a copy of a document which he stated is a certified copy of the original birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama II showing that Obama was born in Kenya, Africa. Each birth certificate copy was sent with a seven-page, individually-notarized letter by certified mail.  The project was completed on August 31, 2010.


Smith said that he obtained the document from the Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in February 2009.  The  document became part of a lawsuit filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., in California which was denied a hearing in October 2009 by Judge David O. Carter.


Mr. Smith’s declaration to the court, taken under oath, is here.


A video produced by “On Second Thought” TV following one of the preliminary court hearings last summer depicts Mr. Smith discussing some of the details of the document is here.  A video which Mr. Smith produced himself showing close-ups of the document details is here.


In an interview with the Christian News Review on July 13, 2010, Mr. Smith described his background as a sociologist studying in Africa, how he obtained the document from Coast Province General Hospital, the cost, and the military and police presence there. A second interview with Steve Cooper of The Conservative Monster from August 18, 2010  can be found here.


The Post & Email had previously reported that the spelling of “Mombasa” had been “Mombassa” in 1961, but Mr. Smith has refuted that statement.  Indeed, this writer has performed a five-page search using the words “history of Mombasa, Kenya,” and found no evidence of its being spelled “Mombassa.”


Page 635 of the Encyclopedia Britannica (pictured below) utilized by Smith for his research on the history of Kenya also refers to the port city as “Mombasa.”  However, one website which has been following the Obama eligibility controversy incorrectly reports the spelling on the document as “Mombassa.”


Kenya obtained its independence from Great Britain in 1963.


The document which Mr. Smith has reported is a certified copy of the original birth certificate appears below:




Document allegedly obtained from the Coast Province General Hospital on February 19, 2009 by Lucas Smith


The Post & Email asked Mr. Smith a number of questions regarding his travels to Africa, how he obtained the document, and his decision to send it to every member of Congress, a project which was completed on August 31, 2010. Our questions are in bold.


1. Would you be willing to send The Post & Email anything that proves your travel to Kenya (or whatever country was your first destination in Africa) before you accessed the personnel at the Mombasa hospital (the stub of an airline ticket, hotel receipt, etc.)? Do you have anything that shows when you re-entered the U.S. from Kenya after you obtained the document?


I have a plethora of documentation which puts me in the following countries in February of 2009: Democratic Republic of the Congo, The People’s Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya. I will provide this documentation in person to both Congress and attorneys. I will not distribute electronic copies of this documentation until the documentation has been reviewed by members of Congress or disclosed during Congressional investigations/hearings or entered in as evidence in eligibility litigation here in the United States or the United Kingdom.


2. How long were you in Kenya before you approached hospital personnel about obtaining Obama’s record?


Less than 10 days.


3. What convinces you that the document you have in your possession is a copy of his original hospital record? Is there any chance someone gave you a fake document and passed it off as real?


I have been analyzing Barack Obama’s Kenyan CPGH hospital birth certificate for more than one year. This document has withstood the test of time. It has never been discredited. On February 19, 2009 I personally entered Coast Province General Hospital under the guise that I was looking for my sister that had fallen ill while she was working Kenya. It wasn’t until I was inside of the hospital and face to face with administrative staff that I mentioned anything regarding my desire to procure (or purloin) a certified copy of Barack Obama’s original birth record. The significance of the guise was to eliminate any possibility that the hospital’s staff (seeing dollar signs) would be “waiting” for me with a forged or fake document.


4. How long did it take for hospital personnel to procure the document once you approached them about it (e.g., did it occur over a matter of weeks, or did you simply approach them one day, offer them money, and they got the document out of the files)?


On February 19th I personally entered Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. While inside of the hospital I presented a member of the hospital’s administrative staff with $5000 US dollars, cash. I set the money down in front of them and told them that the money was theirs if they could bring me a certified copy of US President Barack Obama’s original hospital birth record. I stipulated that I was only allotting a small window of time for the staff member to fetch me the document. This member of the administrative staff returned, within the allotted time, with the certified copy of Obama’s original hospital birth record. I am not, at this time, disclosing to the public the specific time allotment. However, I can tell you that the time allotment was less than 45 minutes. The significance of the time allotment was to eliminate any possibility that the hospital’s staff (again seeing dollar signs) would have sufficient time to create a forged or fake document.


5. Since you have had the document since last summer, is there a reason why you chose to hold off on contacting Congress until now?


Going as far back as March of 2009 I have been contacting members of the United States Congress and other federal and state officials as well as attorneys. I actively contacted members of Congress and attorneys during March, April, May and June of 2009. I will use the euphemism of “unfavorable and unsuccessful” to effectively, and respectfully, articulate the responses that I received.


It was at that point, June 2009, that I ascertained that eBay was my only opportunity to garner publicity and bring Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate to the attention of the whole world. I never had any intentions of selling the document. The world would have never known about Barack Obama’s original 1961 hospital birth record from the Protectorate of Kenya if it weren’t for the June – July 2009 eBay auctions.


The Lucas Daniel Smith 4th of July (2010) Letter to Congress is intended to serve as an official record of having informed all of Congress, each member, of Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth and the existence of the 2009 certified copy of Barack Obama’s 1961 Coast Province General Hospital Mombasa, British Protectorate of Kenya, birth record. The letter also directs their attention to a document that they themselves, i.e., US Congress, published in the 1990s which questioned the eligibility of individuals born abroad, of TWO US CITIZEN PARENTS, to hold the Office of President of the United States of America.


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On September 1, 2010, Mr. Smith reported to The Post & Email that letters containing the document he obtained from Kenya have been sent by certified mail to all members of Congress, funded by a private donor.  The complete mailing, which is 3,945 pages long, is divided into eight links due to its size.


Link 1


Link 2


Link 3


Link 4


Link 5


Link 6


Link 7


Link 8


The letter to Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa begins:


Lucas Daniel Smith
1626 5th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Lucas_d_Smith@live.com
319-804-0440


07.04.2010


United States Senator Charles Grassley
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-3744


RE:  Barack Obama was born in Kenya.  I personally obtained from his birth hospital and now have in my possession a certified copy of his original birth record from the British Protectorate of Kenya.


Dear Senator Charles Grassley,


I am writing to you today regarding a matter of national security.


We may have spoken before.  This letter will, in part, serve as my official record of my having contacted you regarding the above referenced subject matter.


The President of the United States of America is not eligible to serve as our President.


President Barack Hussein Obama II is not a natural born citizen of the United States of America.  President Obama was born in Mombasa, British Protectorate of Kenya at the Coast Province General Hospital in 1961.


I, Lucas Smith, have proof of this.


Mr. Smith points out the following in regard to page 7 of the letter to members of the House of Representatives and Senate:


Senate Publication 103-21 (US Constitution) was sent to me almost 10 years ago from US Senator Charles Grassley. Last year, while in Africa, when I learned of Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth it was page 18 of this Senate published edition of the US Constitution that popped into the forefront my mind. Page 18 was instrumental in my decision to pursue this story of President Obama’s birth place and attempt to procure some sort of official Kenyan birth record of Mr. Barack Obama.


It was page 18 which contains the words of the late Johnny H. Killian:


This clause requires that in order to take oath of office a president must be 35, a resident within the United States for 14 years, and a natural-born citizen. This last requirement (natural-born citizen) raises the question of whether someone born to American parents outside of the United States would be eligible to hold the office (emphasis added by The Post & Email).


Mr. Johnny H. Killian advised Congress for more than 44 years on constitutional matters. As senior specialist in American public law at the Congressional Research Service, Mr. Killian was the person most often called upon when the constitutionality of a proposal was in question. Mr. Killian was also the editor of and major contributor to the 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002 editions of “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation,” nicknamed the Annotated, a seminal work on the judicial history of all constitutional amendments that is a standard text in U.S. law schools.”


More information on Johnny H. Killian can be found here.



Some have questioned the date format and other aspects of the document which Mr. Smith obtained, stating that it would have been written in the European format of day/month/year.  However, Smith has provided an envelope which he claims is from Mombasa from 1897 showing a month/day/year format:



Envelope which Mr. Smith claims is from Mombasa (British East Africa/East Africa Protectorate from 1897 and shows the date in month/day/year format





and made the following statement:


The stamps on the envelope are specifically from 1897.   Furthermore, and more importantly, the British ran out of their own stamps sometime in 1897 and overprinted these Zanzibar stamps with the wording of “British East Africa”.    A close look at the stamps on the envelope shows the “British East Africa” overprint.    The overprint on the far right stamp has the easiest overprint to make out.


Change of Status.—During this period of strain the change from a protectorate to a crown colony was effected (July 1920).  The new colony was named after Mount Kenya, the most commanding natural feature of the country.  The coast lands which formed part of the Sultanate of Zanzibar were not annexed but became the Kenya Protectorate.


What will the members of Congress do once all of the letters are received?  Can they continue to stonewall, insist that Obama has shown a valid birth certificate from Hawaii, and refuse to investigate?  What other document issued in the United States comes close to resembling the document which Smith procured?


No hospital in the United States has claimed that Obama was born there.  Only Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii has stated that Obama was born at Kapiolani Medical Center, but a person formerly employed in the Hawaii Elections Office says that Obama “was not born in Hawaii” and that “the government there knows this.”


What if Dr. Fukino has been obfuscating and lying to keep the truth from the American people?


Can the judges continue to defend Obama’s right to keep his records hidden?  If Obama is a fraud and ineligible to serve as president, what should be done?