Monday, November 5, 2018

GAB, the Censored Social Media.

(This is a rewrite of an earlier post which was deleted by mistake by the blogger!)
 GAB, the Censored Social Media

Truth will always endure,  
just like this Arch that stood the test of Time!

The leftist social media is always trying to censor comments made by people who do not subscribe to the dictates of "Silly-Cone" Valley. Facebook, Twitter and other so-called "social media" are very keen to tell their participants what they can say and what they cannot say. They claim to be corporate entities and therefore are not obligated to honor the First Amendment. But, they are the first to howl if anyone infringes on THEIR game. And their game is left wing politics pure and simple. Anyone else is simply hateful.

Some time ago, an outrageous website known as The Daily Stormer posted some unkind things about Charlottesville. You may remember it was advertised by the media as a violent "Nazi" protest. A lefty protester named Heyer was allegedly run over by a "right wing loony." It turns out that story was bogus; according to the girls mother, she died of a heart attack. Nonetheless, The Daily Stormer lost its website and was down off and on for weeks. The site was accused of fomenting the affair. They went through almost 24 hosting companies before they finally landed at their present home. A horrific example of contrived censorship!

The issue here is NOT whether or not you agree with The Daily Stormer. That's irrelevant. The issue should be whether or not the above named companies and the like have the right to act in collusion to censor anyone!

GAB, the alternative social media, had the same thing happen to them by the same hosting company for allegedly being responsible for posting comments by the perpetrator of a recent synagogue shooting.

While threats against anyone are not the way to deal with things, never-the-less, Gab was accused of not censoring the hateful remarks. 

That is stupid. No one can monitor everything all the time. Besides, this shooter has a presence on Facebook, but Facebook was not de-platformed. Now why do you suppose that is?!

De-platforming someone is no different than shutting down a business through violent means. De-platforming is censorship, pure and simple, and there is no excuse for it. Basically, it puts someone out of business in a heartbeat. De-platforming anyone just is the start of a series of actions planned that are designed to promote Communism and left wing politics featuring total control through the written word.

Much of the internet is composed of X-rated material, yet none of them are "de-platformed!"   So, obviously the censorship has little to do with good or bad, only what the corporate world wants!

Many left wing organizations have created riots and mayhem, but are given a free pass by the media. Obviously, there is dirty-work afoot and it is all very carefully scripted through collusion.

There is only one way to deal with this and that is to create the necessary verbal stink whenever censorship is created. The squeaky wheel gets the grease; of that you can be sure.

As much as a dislike writing it, it is beginning to look as though the corporate media world needs to be reined in. They have become utilities of sorts and need to be regulated to assure everyone has a shot at commentary, not just those that please the New World Oder!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What are THEY Afraid of?

What are THEY Afraid of?

The Western Larch is truly 
"Politically Correct" 
no matter what the Season!

The word "they" used here refers to those who think they run the show. "They" means Facebook, Twitter and Google as just three examples. But there are many more. What about the NAACP, the ADL, the FBI and countless public and private agencies or organizations who scream about their favorite subjects? The problem is, the more they scream, the more they want to scream. If they succeed in what they are trying to do, they up the ante and try for more! There is simply no way to satisfy their appetites for control!

The word "offense" has become a regular in the English lexicon. Everyone is "offended." Everything that does not conform to a certain set of arbitrary rules called Political Correctness is subject to the word "hate." I almost never use that word anymore.  I stopped using the word "hate" except in quotes or when it is necessary to describe the word, because it has lost its meaning. What does it mean? Once, it meant "dislike," now it has become a word so weaponized that it is applied anyone and everyone we do not like or disagree with.

Everyone is either being name-called, or ostracized or fired from their job or "banned" from social platform after platform. Take GAB as an example. What is it about GAB that absolutely terrifies "Silly-cone Valley?" Who cares what they say on GAB? If you like it, you can use it, if you don't you can avoid it. Apparently, the real problem here is that free discussion outside of certain parameters causes people to think. And thinking is dangerous. Thinking must be controlled. You must believe this or that, but not that or this, because it is offensive, hateful or not Politically Correct! If you have the nerve enough to ask who decides what is proper to question or discuss, you are denounced as a kook, a hater or worse.

Apparently, it is free discussion of any subject that is not approved by these self-styled members of the "Ministry of Truth," that these people cannot stand. So instead of the internet being a free forum of ideas and thoughts, it is rapidly becoming TV-2, more of the same.

Recently, I had a very interesting conversation with someone who lives in another country. The individual said that a certain group (one was mentioned specifically, and I will let you guess WHICH one), is only interested in what they assume to be good for them, and nothing more. Therefore, they demonize anyone and anything that gets in their way regardless of whether the discussion is accurate or not. That folks, is the essence of the matter. 

If you will but look around and see what is said and what is promoted continually, it is not difficult to distinguish what is REALLY right and what is REALLY wrong. It is common sense. The best defense against such nonsense is to recognize it for what it is and behave accordingly.

You will be a smarter, happier, and more productive individual, and a better role model for family, friends and country.

These trees are not afraid to be individuals 
and stand out from their peers because of their 
individual characteristics! We need to emulate that principle 
in our own lives!

Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Update October 24, 2018: 
Be sure to visit You Tube and check out our completed sequence of 46 Videos of Portugal. Simply enter Hal Scharn Videos of Portugal in the You Tube Search Box. By clicking on Playlists, you will find a playlist of several other subjects as well. Our Fall in the Rocky Mountains video collection is now complete, but others are still under production and development.


The Tower of Belem was the point of embarkation for the Portuguese explorers of 500 years ago. Today the "explorers" are tourists, who flock here by the thousands!

The blogger has been fortunate enough to visit more than 25 countries in the world, and while not a record, it is much more than many are able to do. I have also been fortunate enough to be bi-lingual, which opens up many doors of opportunity to become intimate with other cultures.

We can learn from all of them.

Blogger by the Monument honoring Prince Henry the Navigator on the quai along the Rio Tejo, west of the Ponte de 25 Avril in Lisboa, Portugal. Yes, that's an airplane approaching for a landing at Lisboa International Airport in the sky in the background!

Portugal, a country 350 miles long by 150 miles wide is not one of the bigger political entities, but one of the most influential in terms of what it has done for the world.
Portuguese in one form or another is the seventh or eighth most spoken language on earth. While the country can trace its history back several thousand years, it is from approximately 1500 forward that the country made its big earthly impact.

A close-up view of Prince Henry and other explorer-heroes.

were an amazing bunch. They were men of the Sea of the finest order, afraid of little and pursued their curiosity to the four corners of the world. Over time they established themselves in Brazil, Mozambique and Angola as well as the Azores, and areas in the far east.
Some of the famous natives included Vasco da Gama. A long bridge connects Lisboa with the south side of Rio Tejo named Ponte Vasco da Gama.

It is not my purpose here to go into the long history of Portugal, but to draw attention to this amazing land with its beautiful beaches, superb buildings and monuments. Here is a sample of stunning images taken by the blogger while visiting friends in Portugal.

Magoito Praia with surfboard, Portugal.
Stunning Sun and Water reflections 
candid photographs of
a swimmer and a surfer
in the late afternoon.

Sunset at Sao Juliao Praia, Portugal. 
People enjoying surfing the sunny waters 
watching the Sunset from the cafe at the top of the cliff.

One can spend months exploring the wonders of Portugal and not see it all. But, here are some samples that reflect the amazing architecture of the land and its people.

Cascais, the home of the Wealthy! This place rivals Monaco for its beauty and the extent and wealth of its villas and estates!

The Gates to the City of Lisboa and Rua Augusta.

Street Cafes along the walking street known as
 Rua Augusta in Lisboa.

A magnificent palace along the Rio Tejo.

25 de Avril Bridge across the Rio Tejo in Lisboa.

Typical Street Sign in the magic Kingdom of Sintra!

The fairyland beauty of Sintra, Portugal!

Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018



People walk past election posters near the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, 
Monday Sept. 10, 2018

You have got to be kidding! The insane asylum that is Sweden is finally waking up to the real world?

Run mostly by a bunch of crazy, misguided, insane and corrupt women, Sweden has been the laughingstock of the world for decades.

They have refused to report the actual numbers of immigrants who commit crimes, refuse to police areas with rampant immigrant crime while bringing more and more unsuitable animals into Sweden. And the conspiratorial press in Sweden is a disgrace to the world.

I have often wondered just how much it would take before the good people of Sweden would finally have had enough. Apparently that time has arrived.

I have spoken with people I know in Sweden, and they are incensed that this has been allowed to go on so long.

This blogger penned a comment on GAB today which we reproduce here:

So, liberal Scandinavians who have had their screws loose for decadeson the subject of EQUALITY, are finally saying "Enough is enough!" I honestly never thought I would see the day, when Europe's most sympathetic peoples would fight back. They are slow learners on this subject!
One thing is to sympathize with the plight of everyone and anyone, quite another is to bring in hordes of people who simply cannot assimilate and expect them to be "Swedes." It is a pipe dream designed to fail!
I can just imagine myself immigrating to Zimbabwe and "being one of them," and claiming prejudice because of my "skin color!" That's a pipe dream, too. People need to be what they are and rise and fall to the height of their own incompetence!
The time for the George Soros, Jewish method of "house-wrecking" has clearly passed. It's time to retire George to the "funny-farm!"

Even the American press has had to acknowledge the rise of Nationalism in Sweden: here is a link (please copy and paste into your browser) to the article on Yahoo!:

Once people start placing the welfare of their own kind first, there will be true progress in the world. It's about time!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018



The absolute joke that passes for Washington DC is something to behold. 
This writer, who posts on GAB almost daily, added this gem today:

One of the nice things about "country living" is that  we are rooted to rational and natural work! As an example, it is always nice to pull a crop of potatoes and other goodies out of the soil. It means those of us who farm get to eat regardless of what the "turkeys" in the world do. Those of us with "ties" to the earth are quite "out of touch" with the turkeys!
In checking on "turkeys" today I see there is plenty of hysteria about the Supreme Court Hearings. With all the hell being raised, the "left" must really be worried about the results of the hearing!
Alex Jones, who is no stranger to controversy, claims the fools who acted-up in the Supreme Court Hearings yesterday were PAID! 
Ha ha ha! So what else is new?
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There is absolutely no end to which the troublemakers in Washington DC will go, to discredit President Donald Trump or anything he does. In short, he can do nothing right!

I am not suggesting everything Trump does is right or even good. But, what amazes me and amuses me to no end is the difference between how Nobama, the lying black man who served as a phony president, was treated by the press. It was almost as though Nobama could do nothing wrong!

A careful observer cannot help but notice  how well (or poorly) all this is scripted! I have a feeling it will backfire big time.

In the meantime, good people, enjoy the show! The Washington Merry-go-round is spinning at top speed!

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Sunday, September 2, 2018



On this blog we often comment on various problems in our society, particularly in the United States. Some of what we have to say also applies elsewhere.

Reverend Jasper Williams Jr.
of the Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

Every so often a man comes along who says exactly the right things, and he happens to be a Negro. We have written much the same stuff over the years, but here we get to the core of the matter with a man who not only agrees with our basic point of view, but is not the least bit shy about saying it in public!

The Lord himself knows we need more people like this. The so-called "race-problem" in the United States is a contrived matter which has been pushed for over 50 years by some very evil, society-destroying people, and it is a disaster for blacks and an absolute intolerable nuisance for everyone else!

Here is the link to the story which you can copy and paste into your browser. It is well worth the time to read and heed! Even more interesting is the utterly stupid reactions from people who are clueless.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018



We have written here a number of essays about the "blessings" of "socialism," the art of stealing from some and giving to others. It's a bit like the story of Robin Hood.

The sad and pathetic state of affairs in socialist/communist Venezuela should give us all an opportunity to observe first hand what happens when things are grossly mismanaged. Unfortunately, people like to re-invent the wheel and seem to do that well. Here we feature a report on current conditions in Venezuela and what people are doing about it.

We all make our own beds and have to sleep in them. Sometimes it is nice to learn from the mistakes of others, but that is not the way of mankind.

Here is a link you can copy and paste into your browser that gives a clue as to what the future holds, perhaps even for us:

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