pretentious wrote:What i think is suspicious is that while i don't have a great deal of experience in photo editing and stuff like that, i could probably do a far better job at forging a legal document. The idea that these guys, with the magnitude of resources available to them, can't even make hand writing done on a computer look half genuine, just seems strange. Is it meant to be reverse psychology of some sort? No one can possibly be that incompetent, it must be legit.
Logic that it's so bad that it must be legit is not very solid logic to begin with. But it disturbing/strange point that you(along with others) make. I can't objectively answer why it was so poorly done. My only theory is it's a detraction from real issues. Government and magician seem to have much in common in that respect.
Objective I can point out layers, kerning(old type writer couldn't do that), lettering, missing the seal, contradiction in doctors name, contradiction with Nordyke twins birth certificate(born the day after Obama), and different ink colors.