Unlike Michelle Obama, Birther nation has little love for the President of the United States, as is clear from the comments that have collected on our post about a Colorado Springs man reportedly accessing Obama's selective service records. Here's an update with a very particular point of view.
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We finally have a name to the mysterious Connecticut SS card holder that Obama has been using. This is bad news for Obama.
This is what we know so far.
We get more info on Jean Paul Ludwig, who was born in 1890, had CT SSN obtained in 1976 and died in HI around 1981. There are 2 SS numbers for him and records show him dying in 2 different states: CA and HI around 1981.
The reason this is important, is because there is a similar fact pattern to Obama. Barack Obama is residing today in the White House, using CT SS number 042-68-4425, issued in CT in and around March 1977 to an elderly individual named John Paul Ludwig, who was born in 1890, who is presumed dead and whose death was either never reported to the SS administration or reported and deleted from the database by someone.
Obama's maternal grandmother Madelyn Dunham, worked as a part-timer or volunteer in the Probate Office in the Honolulu Hawaii Courthouse. Thus she would have access to the estate files of anyone who died there. Thus if the elderly man originally from CT died intestate in Hawaii with no known relatives, Grandma Dunham would have known this person is a prime candidate to steal the SSN of since there would be no known surviving family worrying about the death benefit from SSN and that the benefit was not likely applied for and thus SSA did not know he died. Thus the SSN remained active for the deceased person and Obama could "adopt" it as his own. This is a clear case of identity theft at the federal level. The question to be asked to validate this "ponderment" is, "Why would granny want to get him a ss#? There are all kinds of answers, some based on factual documentation all around the net; search, analyse, question, and conclude.
This is what we know about Ludwig:
In 1924, Jean Paul Ludwig worked for Senator Reed of PA, in Washington DC. (a republican, it appears)
On the ship manifest of 'Leviathan', he listed Senator Reed in Washington, DC as his empl., in answer to where he intended to live in the US.
Jean Paul Ludwig had been in the US for 3 yrs in 1924, but he was listed on the "Immigration" manifest and refered to as an alien in the column headings.
Listed under "States Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival", New York, Aug 12, 1924:
Jean Paul Ludwig, Date of Arrival: Aug 12, 1924, Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France, Line#: 0008
Line #8: By Whom was Passage Paid: Emp. Mr. Reed; Whether in possession of $50: Yes; Whether ever before in US: Yes; If Yes-Period of Years: 3; Where: PA
Whether going to join relative or friend: Empl. Senator Reed, Washingto, DC
Length of time alien intends to remain in the US: Always
Height 5′5″, Complexion Dk., Hair Br., Eyes Br., Marks of ID: None
Place of Birth: France, Ammersville.
First Name: Jean P. Last Name: Ludwig Ethnicity: France Last Place of Residence: Washington, D.C. Date of Arrival: Aug 12, 1924 Age at Arrival: 34 Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Leviathan Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France Manifest Line Number: 0008
U.S. Social Security Death Index Name: Jean Ludwig Birth Date: 17 February 1890 Zip Code of Last Residence: 96816 (Honolulu,HI) Death Date: June 1981 Estimated Age at Death: 91
Interesting ... two locations of death. And interesting Obama was in HI and/or CA at various times in his early life ... but never in CT. And SSN for Jean Paul Ludwig was the one used on the back dated, forged Selective Service registration form for Obama which was filed via the Chicago IL office when Obama was not in the Chicago IL office area of responsibility. Given the corruption in Chicago and all the friends in many places one can see how they likely got access to the necessary forms via the Chicago IL office and some insider in the Chicago IL Sel Service office did the dirty deed and got it entered into the records retroactively. They were clever but not perfect and the forgery was detected by a federal officer. At age 18 Obama was either in HI or CA which means that Sel Service registration should have been processed in the west coast Sel Service office, not the mid-American district. But that Obama use the SSN of Sean Paul Ludwig is 100% confirmed by the number being used when Obama's name was entered into the Selective Service system.
You can also do a search and come up with Mr. Ludwig's enlistment record with more info about him.
All the theories about WHY Obama is using a fraudulent/stolen number do not matter. All that matters is he is using a fraudulent social security number---and now at least sixteen other numbers are showing up connected to addresses he actually resided in. CRIME>
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