Friday, April 28, 2017



(updated April 28, 2017) 

  The Blogger's 467-page book with over 200 unusual, historic photographs in both color and black-and-white, a stunning color cover and an extensive bibliography is now at the printer. This well-written, easy to read book is now being proofed. As soon as completed, we will do our first print run, and title and purchase information will be released and you may order your copy!

Our book features previously unpublished details about the Norwegian Underground. These Norwegian patriots opposed and fought the Germans during World War II after Germany invaded Norway. Blogger's father (Knut Scharnhorst Hesstvedt), was both a significant and a highly decorated player in the Underground. The book also describes, in both amusing and serious detail, our trials, tribulations and experiences after coming to the United States as legal quota immigrants, and our difficult, sometimes silly process of assimilation!

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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Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

     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 

Your thoughtful emails are welcome! Answers are made as time allows: 

Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst

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 

Saturday, February 18, 2017



Having lived much of my younger life in California, there is little about the state I do not know or understand. 
Over the course of my experiences there, one thing always stood out. That was the DIRECTION the state took.
 It has never managed to run a balanced budget as a matter of policy. 
 It always engaged in spending priorities that made zero sense! 

It seemed that constant support for illegal immigration was not just common, but a matter of policy. Since the immigrants they took in were often not self-supporting, they became a millstone around the state's fiscal neck! 

Another matter of policy was promoting homosexuality, the welfare state expansion and more. More and more government control, out of control taxation, particularly on private property was also pushed to its limits. Eventually the voters got that one right, passing Proposition 13, which restricted property tax increases to 2% annually. It was a blessing for those who could not afford the excessive rises year after year.

California is also home to "BEZERKLEY," as I like to call the Berkley Campus. Over the years it became "home" to some of the greatest collection of kooks, charlatans, communists, government agents and troublemakers, plus liberals to the point of insanity! It became home to the Radical Left (think of them as the ALT-LEFT!), often following the Frankfort School of radicalization. So were most other California institutions, but Bezerkley was always a hotbed of activism, sometimes spilling over into violence. 

I do not intend to write a lot of detail on the troublemakers, as plenty of information is readily available elsewhere. But a quick, short list of a few of them and some brief comments is justified. Stokely Carmichael, the Trinidad Negro best known for his inflamed rhetoric and anti-white bias was involved with the Black Panthers and a host of other radical organizations of the time. Angela Davis, an avowed commie "professor," was a major player in the so-called counter-culture movement in the 1960's and beyond. She was involved with the Communist Party, the Black Panthers and so forth.  Herbert Marcuse was another avowed commie. He was an unabashed Jewish Marxist who came from Germany, believed in the Frankfort School of thinking, became an American Citizen and pushed Liberal left-wing concepts throughout his career. These people are nothing but career society-wreckers of the lowest sort as far as I am concerned.

Then there was CIA plant Timothy Leary, the great LSD guru who experimented on lots of dumb sheeple with mind altering drugs under so-called "controlled conditions." He managed to destroy many minds in the process. Over the years more nonsense was taught to young impressionable minds in California than seemingly anywhere on earth! 

The Symbionese Liberation Army which kidnapped Hearst Newspaper Heiress Patty Hearst created a sensation in California. So did the constant pushing of Fluoridation of the water supplies in major cities. And now forced vaccination of school children. In short, California is not just the "Land of fruits and nuts," as a popular saying has it, no California is the poster child of insanity.

Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, liberal California has started a campaign to "secede" from the Union. Maybe that is an Idea whose time has come. As one of the top ten economies in the world, it is doable, and America would be rid of a pus-filled cancer for good! What is so amusing about this is, that California would deny the SOUTH the right to secede, but hypocritically, that would not apply them!

What is even funnier is the way that California has conducted its fiscal affairs, going deeper and deeper into bonded indebtedness, never intending to pay it off! In other words, the California model, despite its Gross Domestic Product, is flat BROKE! They cannot fight fires effectively, leaving them to burn large tracts of land. They have also so badly neglected the state's infrastructure that it is finally coming back to haunt big-time!

Just look at the OROVILLE DAM disaster of the last few weeks as documented in the pictures herewith.  
California authorities were warned almost 20 years ago that the dam was in shaky condition and that it needed some serious work to bring it up to standards. Even the radical Sierra Club got in on that act.

Governor Ronald Reagan dedicated the dam when it was first built, touted as a marvel of the times. However, with the extended drought of recent decades, the earth has shifted, dried out and cracked the spillways in such as way as to render them a threat to the dam once they are subjected to a massive water release!
Even more interesting is WHY did the powers that be allow the reservoir to fill in February, which is the middle of the winter rainy season, instead of waiting until April, when the likelihood of large amounts of precipitation is much reduced and the snow melt would assure the filling of the lake?  Normal operations allow for anticipating inflows to Lake Oroville, so that such threats ares unlikely to materialize. The conduct is moronic, to say the least! 


This time the Feds are asking questions! I have a few questions too!

My first question is this: Hey, what happened to Secession??!

My second question is this: Was this a set up? Or is it just another example of California insanity?
Think about it! Then YOU decide! 

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Commentary by 
Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017



A country that does not have borders, and refuses to secure them, loses its country.

A country that embraces the biggest swindle of all time known as socialism, does not deserve to exist! 

A country that believes everyone is the same is brain-dead!

Sweden is such an example. Here is a Facebook post imported from a Swedish Police Officer who is about to retire and has had enough of the swindle. The post was part of an article on the website ZERO HEDGE today.


The English is a bit difficult to read (with apologies for the cursing, and also the fact it is Google Translated), but the message is very clear:

Swedish Police

Apparently, the Policeman is being "investigated," because someone complained about his posting which was done "after hours." It seems as though Sweden is going absolutely crazy. What is interesting is that he is getting lots of support from others who are sick of "the problem," which never happened before these animals were allowed into the country.

Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst