Pumpin' up the numbers.
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Iíve been following all the brouhaha over Obamaís
birth issues for some time now, have added a few points that werenít
well taken and have been reluctant to continue as actively as others
have since itís turned into a confused bunch of theories.
of only two individuals who attended Punahou at the same time young
Barry did; one was older and one was younger. The senior only
remembers him as the Popolo kid (one of two) and the younger one
remembers him the same.....but, along with his buddy Keith Kakugawa, as
the campus drug dealers. Everyone else has no recollection of him
other than the highly unreliable Congressman Neil Abercrombie.
Neil was a teaching assistant and later an associate professor at the
University of Hawaii at the time I attended school there. He was a
Viet Nam war protestor, and so far left to be sinister in the negative
sense of the word.
Consider this carefully so youíll understand
the situation in post WWII Hawaii Territory and itís quest for
In the post-war period, Hawaiiís population was around
500,000, many were foreign nationals brought in to work the plantations,
both sugar and pineapple. They came from China, Japan, Scotland
and Portugal in the first waves during the twenties and thirties, later
Puerto Ricans and Filipinos during the post war period. The magic
population number of "eligible" citizens for a territory have in order
to petition for statehood was 600,000, so Hawaii issued official
Certificates of Live Birth to children of migrant plantation workers who
were reunited with the working parent when it was possible to bring them
The territorial citizen population of Hawaii grew 20% in in
10 years, even though the children who were reunited were foreign born.
All it took was a piece of paper to work it, and once started it
continued until the early seventies. Census counts mean federal
It was a political system to pump up the population
numbers that gave others (i.e. Madelyn Dunham and her wayward daughter)
the way to register the birth of a little "surprise" with some
legitimacy and without probing questions.....at least from the state
Hospitals and clinics.
At the time Kapiolani
Clinic for Women and Children was just that, a clinic. Its
services were daily, its hours were normal business hours but they
probably had a night time staff to receive, advise or shuttle patients
off to Queenís Hospital just a few blocks away. But it wasnít a
hospital in the 60s. Kapiolani Hospital wasnít built until the
early to mid 70s. Itís possible to deliver a child at a clinic
just as itís possible to deliver a child in the back of a taxi but both
the clinician and the taxi driver would make an effort to get the mother
to be to a maternity ward at a hospital.
I have mine, issued by the hospital where I was born and registered
in the state where I was born. I have my sonís also issued by the
hospital where he was born and registered in the State of Hawaii.
Both contain the same information; Date, time, attending physician
(signature), mother (address, occupation, age and signature), father
(address, occupation, age and signature ). I was born at a Naval
Hospital in California and he was born here. The point is that it
is the hospital that is the originator of the Birth Certificate and not
the state registrar, something that is often missed by many.
really doesnít matter if his grandmother took her ripe and ready
daughter to the Kapiolani Clinic during business hours or in the middle
of the night, they would have transferred her to the nearest hospital
with a obstetrics/maternity facility. If he was a home birth, your
guess is good as mine as to the time of birth and even the date of
birth. Since no hospital admits that Obama was born at their
facility, it could have been a home birth, a foreign birth (a
straggler), or the name of the kid was simply "Baby" Dunham, which is a
whole new ballgame.
Enough of the long winded stuff.....chances
are slim weíll know for sure but one thing is sure .....he ainít from
here, other than on some computer generated copy able form.
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