Friday, May 12, 2017



Washington DC (District of Corruption) has always been a "la-la" land. There was once a column written by some famous muckrakers (columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson) in the "press," who liked and used that title! However, here I use it in a general sense! 

To date, I have refrained from significant commentary about President Donald Trump, simply because he seemed quite different from other "politicians." He is one of the first politicians in my memory (and it goes back to Dwight David Eisenhower and Harry Truman), who has actually made an effort to keep a few promises made during his campaign. 

The appointment of Judge Gorsuch is interesting. If he proves to be a Constitutional Type of Judge on the Supreme Court, then that is a plus for us all. If Trump gets to nominate other justices to the Court with a similar bent, that also may bode well for us. However, the "powers that be" are hell bent on destruction with respect to the "Donald." It seems he can do nothing right. But then again, no major paper endorsed him; no major network ever said anything good about him from day one. 

What was most surprising to me was the GENUINE shock and surprise displayed by the so-called "press" at the time he was elected! Elections often seem rigged to me (but that is another subject for another time), so therefore this came as a huge shock to the "establishment," to hear them talk.

There has been no follow-up to the false charges made against Trump during his campaign by certain women; by the same token, he has not sued them either. He should have; make them prove their allegations for a change. He also has not kept his promise to jail Hillary Clinton, either!

But the biggest thing has been the Russian fiasco which consists of nothing provable except constant statements from so-called intelligence people that Russia meddled in the US election. Those morons can hide behind "national security" and other noble-sounding terms and lie like hell at the same time. They act like robots performing the same function! My suspicion is they are professional fakers and liars, and are not doing it particularly well, either!

Is it possible this will develop into another "Watergate affair," you know, the one that toppled President Richard M. Nixon? Or is it even possible (horror of all horrors) that a "Kennedy option" might be on some crazy's table, and that any possible threat along that line could have been responsible for Trump's sudden turn on Syria? We can speculate endlessly, of course. There is no way for us "outsiders" to have any real information on that subject. However, what we can say with certainty, is that any observer of history knows that history repeats, and quite frankly, nothing surprises me anymore!

Speaking of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, I remember him well. He was my "Commander-in-Chief" when I served in the US ARMY. I have written about that in my newly released book An Immigrant Remembers, and even included a picture of graffiti put up by communists in France where I served at the time in 1963 (see "An Immigrant Remembers" Page 273, Figure 130, with detailed insert). All of us who are old enough to remember the assassination of JFK can clearly remember where we were that day and what we were doing. It was a HUGE SHOCK to us soldiers at the time, and we all have stories to tell about that one. I did, and my story is now in print!

I wish President Trump all the luck in the world. He has an absolutely thankless job. No matter what he chooses to do, right or wrong, he will be hounded by the Washington Hyenas until they get what they "want"..... It won't be in our interests, either.

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Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

Wednesday, May 3, 2017




After almost four years of compiling, 
writing, editing, and designing


 finally makes it into print!
Here is the story of highly-decorated Knut Scharnhorst Hesstvedt and his leadership in "Hjemmefronten" (The Homefront), as the Norwegian Underground was called during the Second World War. His decorations include British King George VI's "The Kings Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom" and accolades from the Royal House of Norway.

This book describes what daily reality was like for Norwegians when they fought for their freedom after being invaded by a foreign occupier called Germany! The book is liberally sprinkled with accurate but little mentioned history of the time! Eventually, Great Britain played an important role (parachute drops of supplies and materials) in arming Norway's "Hjemmefront" to eventually kick out the occupiers.  The war ended before that became a reality. From the journal notes and pictures of Knut's wife Else, their son Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst has compiled a narrative of the wartime trials and tribulations of "freedom fighters!" The lessons learned by the "Hjemmefront" are as applicable in today's "modern" environment as they were then!
The book further details what happens after the war is over and the euphoria of "winning" fades away: NOTHING CHANGES, the bureaucrats are back and the NEW NAZIS turn out to be as disgusting as the old!


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Friday, April 28, 2017



(updated May 17, 2017) 

Update has been added to article on this blog regarding THE CALIFORNIA "DAM" BUSINESS! More sobering reading about idiocy in government.

The Blogger is a contributing editor to the historical magazine THE BARNES REVIEW ( The March/April issue and subscription information can be found here:  

 A TBR radio Interview with the author was released on April 17th, 2017. It features a discussion with Andrew Carrington Hitchcock about Dr. Sutton, plus additional details not included in the article. The interview can be found here:

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     A Biographical sketch follows:
     The Blogger is a 1949 Norwegian immigrant who graduated (at age 16) from Roosevelt High School, Fresno, California (class of 1958); worked in family businesses throughout his life; is a Naturalized US Citizen; served in the US Army with Stratcom (Strategic Communications Command) Europe from 1963-1966; had a 20-year career as a radio broadcaster and technician in the movie industry; is a licensed commercial pilot and was a small-aircraft owner; is a professional photographer and multilingual author of one earlier published book, numerous articles, radio shows and ads; a mostly self-educated, amateur historian interested in everything; who also is the father of two adult children making his home in the Northern Rockies.

Blogger has also been interviewed by John Friend (who is a writer for American Free Press and the Barnes Review) on THE REALIST REPORT 

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Monday, April 17, 2017



     I have, over the last year, written some not-so-nice things about Nobama. 
     By nature, I tend to be a kind man. But the shenanigans this disgraceful creature has engaged in, defies all description. He has been promoted as one of the greatest "leaders" of our age..... Yet he will go down in history as being the one of the worst, and who returned slavery to Africa!
     I tend to call things as I see them. In my life-time of observations I have concluded it is not wise to let other people rule over you. As individuals, we need to chart our own course in life, know where we are headed and make course-adjustments as needed based either on changing circumstances or rising understanding.
    As a people, it is not wise for White Folks to allow other peoples to rule over us. There is no way that a black man (actually a mongrel, a mixture of both black and white), can rule us properly. He simply lacks both the brains and the cultural sensitivity to make such a leader! What he does make, is a "good" communist and dictator.
     American Indian writer David Yeagley described Nobama as "...a lying black man." I have written and quoted Yeagley earlier in articles on this blog, comments which are both sobering and right-on-the-money.
     But, in recent weeks, some more troubling stuff has arisen about Nobama and the results of his actions. 
It now seems apparent, that what Nobama has done is increase the slave trade in Africa by his actions as an article this week in Horn News points out. How so? Well, there are many groups who are involved in bringing Africans to Europe by promising them a better life and welfare. They have revealed some no-so-nice things about the modern slave trade, which is what the "refugee crisis" is all about! The International Organization for Migration is a source of some of these reports and can be found on the internet. 
     What primitive mind cannot be seduced by the concept of a never-ending free lunch? It is a no-brainier! It seems that on Nobama's watch, he and Hillary Clinton, in my estimation, one of the most evil women ever in existence, destroyed the Kingdom of Libya, one of the most economically advanced countries in Africa by literally bombing the place back to the stone age. All for the purpose of grabbing a hold of Qaddafi's billions in the Libyan Central Bank, and of course, to secure the oil interests for the internationalists who cannot tolerate independence!
     The net result is that Libya is now run by a series of Islamic clowns who do what comes naturally to them, and that is enslave all who are not of their "faith." It is a common understanding of history that these people were slavers of the worst order, emptying towns and cities from England to the Straits of Bosperous over a period of hundreds of years. Islam is not the religion of peace, but a religion of violence and intolerance to an extreme degree.
     American President Thomas Jefferson, rallied our Marines and Navy to wipe out the slave trade in 1802-1804 by destroying the pirates lair in Tripoli. He would be appalled to see how this racket has been revived, a couple hundred years later!
Even more appalling is the lack of comprehension among at least half our population which engages in self-destructive, college-level-inspired nonsense about bigotry, hatred and false "equality!" 

Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

Monday, April 3, 2017



Anthony C. Sutton 1925-2002
Our latest contribution to The Barnes Review History Magazine is posted here! Our article is found in the current March/April Issue, and is one of the most important we have written to date. It will be an amazing eye-opener to many who are not familiar with the Epoch Making writings of Professor Anthony Sutton. As a Hoover Institute Fellow, he was in a position to uncover some very interesting, if not shocking statistics on why the world always seems to be  running off its tracks and hinges! It is no accident!
Here is the front cover of this edition of THE BARNES REVIEW:

Our TBR Radio interview about the Sutton article with Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, was released April 17th, 2017, and can be found here:

Our article follows:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017



Winter has hung on and on in the Northern Rockies this Spring. A few Geese have returned early and are confused by the ice still covering area lakes and ponds!
Here is a quick look at the situation with a prayer to go with it! Enjoy!

But, it isn't just the geese that are  happy to see spring return! Witness the following farm animal, a Missouri Mule who gets frisky with Spring's intended arrival.

It took the photographer all winter to try to capture this little "I wanna scratch my back" show to share with the world! She finally decided to roll for the camera and made her debut here for all to see! Enjoy!

Poem and Photographs
The Blogger

Monday, March 6, 2017



 The following Exclusive story is from the Daily Mail on line Friday March 3rd 2017 and penned by Leon Wagner. We just post the headlines and not the full story. The photographs are from the same article and credit fully given on each one..........

 EXCLUSIVE: Barack Obama's close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump
  • Obama's goal  is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment, a family friend tells Daily
  • Jarrett has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion to work closely with the former president and Michelle Obama
  • Jarrett lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and helped shape his domestic and foreign policies
  • Obama cannot use his West End office, a post-presidency perk, for political purposes
  • 'He's coming. And he's ready to roll.' former Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday about the former president's reentry into the political scene

 Nobama and Valerie Jarret

 Exciting, isn't it? And we thought we were done with the clown! According to the article, Nobama is so upset with the way President Donald Trump has diminished his "legacy" that he is willing to do "whatever it takes" to make some changes.
Now we can begin to understand that the orchestrated unbelievable one-sided media coverage of the Trump Candidacy as well as his first days in office are part of a greater plan to either blame Trump for anything they can cook up or to make life as miserable as possible for his Presidency.

This blogger has purposely not commented much on the Trump phenomenon simply because the man needs some space to develop his plans, whatever they may be. There are those who say that Trump has done more in his first thirty days in office than Nobama managed to do in eight years, and that very well may be true. Regardless, it is obvious that the whole show needs to be watched very carefully and the reports questioned at every turn.

There is another story that bears telling. Trump has accused CNN of being "FAKE NEWS!" He is 100% correct. But here is a little known story that just surfaced from Horn News February 27th, 2017 which reports that a federal judge has slapped CNN, denying their motion to dismiss in a $30 million dollar lawsuit!
Here is a partial text of the story:

Critics of CNN just got some very good news. President Donald Trump’s accusation that the media conglomerate is “very fake news” was just backed-up in a federal court in Georgia.

Now, when Trump accuses CNN of peddling biased news reports, he’ll have a federal court’s ruling to refer to as proof.
While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t outright declare the network “fake news,” she did rule the network was guilty of a “series of false and defamatory news reports” concerning Davide Carbone, the former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center.
“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice,” the court’s decision read, released Feb. 15th.

During her ruling on the $30 million lawsuit against CNN, Judge Evans ruled the corporate media giant purposefully manipulated numbers and reported with bias.

She took “aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital,” according to LawNewz, which reported on the lawsuit ruling earlier this month.

“Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and [dismissed] CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.”

Conservatives have accused CNN of being biased and unfair for years.

Now, at least in this one instance, a federal court agrees.

Yes, good people, we sure do live in "interesting times!" And our best guess is they will get "interestinger and interestinger" as time goes on, to coin a phrase!



Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst