Posted by Bridgette
The Kool-Aid Prescription
I ran into a new claim by what I believe is a devoted obama enabler.
It goes a little sumptin’ like this:
The reason that the obama newspaper birth announcement that Lori Starfelt “found” is so different from the copy printed from the same film in March 2010, is because it came from the Honolulu State Library’s ProQuest database subscription. Not the actual microfilm stored on site at the Honolulu State Library.
“The Hawaii State Library has a subscription to Proquest. Lori Starfelt asked the librarian to send her the newspaper birth announcements. So, what do you think was easier for the librarian?
a) Go to the basement, find the correct microfilm roll, put it in the machine, find the correct date and page, print it, then scan it into the computer and e-mail it to Lori.
b) sit at her computer, login to Proquest, search for the correct date and page, copy that page to her computer and e-mail it to Lori.
Could this be why Lori got a pristine copy?”
Well! I guess we can send one big ole giant “Thank You” to the Hussein faithful for making this discovery.
Yes siree!!!! They sure got in ahead of me on this one. Imagine my thinking that a librarian would go to the trouble of pulling the film off of the shelf, putting it on the viewer, finding the legal proof that obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 – in a tiny newspaper birth announcement ad, inserting a dime into the attached printer, and printing that sucker off.
Why, they are so modernized and loaded down with expendable cash at that library – you just don’t have any idea.
But let me explain to you what “ProQuest” is, in brief it is a service. In brief, they record (in the past on micro-film) publications provided to them to preserve. They do not just go about and snatch up newspapers and books and make copies. There would be a great deal of trouble for them, what with copyright laws and all, because, you see, they sell access to the archived records via specific databases. They sell “licenses” to libraries and business for the specific publications that the libraries and businesses have an interest in having easy internet access to.
The libraries, once they purchase a license, have access only to the specific databases that they select at the time of the purchase – they do not have open access to the full archives of ProQuest.
Therefore, unless the Honolulu Star Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser had each sent their archived original newspapers, or their archive of micro-films to ProQuest specifically to be copied and stored in ProQuests databases, and arranged for them to be marketed to libraries, etc., the Honolulu State Library could not have brought the license to those papers even if they really were rolling in dough.
Forget about that for the moment. Recall that it was Lori Starfelt’s OWN story that the copy came from the Honolulu State Library micro-filmed newspaper archive. Sadly, the blogger, TexasDarlin, who is the person Lori Starfelt chose to gift with her amazing legal and irrefutable proof of oabma’s birth in Honolulu HI, deleted the entire blog – including the original commentary and contact by Lori Starfelt. So, this historically significant first hand account is lost to us forever. Odd..
After some searching, I located a direct quote from that original contact. It was discussed on the FreeRepublic site. I will now post the screenshot and the link to the page it can be found on. Please recall that back in 2008/09 few bloggers and commentators utilized screen grabs and flash drives to preserve information and material. We have since learned about “scrubbing” and become wary that “bloggers” may up and delete entire blogs and contents with absolutely no forewarning – thereby losing valuable sources of reference.
Post # 7679.
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Now, on to what the Honolulu State Library has to say on the matter of their ProQuest database access. I sent off a couple of inquires to them, just sort of casually testing the waters. First I sent the following request, the date and publication are for a specific reason which I will not revisit in this post.
Obviously, being quite a curious person, I sent off another inquiry. Just to be certain that I have the complete understanding of the Honolulu State Library’s ability to provide Lori Starfelt with an electronic copy of the Aug. 13, 1961 Honolulu Advertiser newspaper birth announcement ad for Hussein obama, generated from the ProQuest database per the newest claim of the obama lunatics. Here is the reply from the Honolulu Library:
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Sometimes it bees like that…………..
Next day update: I was curious if ProQuest has a search-able listing of the libraries that have specific databases for specific publications. I was thinking that they must have something like this, but it turns out that they do not. Here is the no- nonsense reply to my emailed query.