Saturday, December 30, 2017

Welcome to my portfolio blog

My name is Brian Dean Nibley.  I’ve been writing professionally for clients since July 2017.  I find that any task can be accomplished with the right mindset.  Research of ideas and credible sources comes naturally to me, as does creating cogent arguments and engaging content.  Whether you need to convince a customer that your product or service is right for them, publish a report on the current state of affairs in your industry, or just create content describing the nature of your business, my writing will convey it with clarity. 

At the moment, I’m involved with two major companies and a volunteer organization.  The first is Blasting News, the 170th most viewed website in the world according to Alexa Rankings.  The other is Performance First Marketing, a rapidly growing marketing company that promises to get the websites of their clients to the first page of Google results.

Performance First Marketing mainly works with law firms and large companies all over the country.  I have helped construct pages for brand new websites as well as written weekly blog posts for established clients.  Some of these clients include Los Angeles Injury Law Group, Ferguson & Associates, Mercedes-Benz, McBride Dental, and more.   
On Blasting News, I cover a wide range of topics. I mainly write opinion pieces about recent geopolitical or economic events.  Some articles also cover specific topics requested by the staff at Blasting News U.S., such as gaming.  And every now and then I publish a news piece on something occurring in pop culture, business, or entertainment. 

I also work for, a Service Space project.  Service Space is a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. is an inspirational video site that only covers positive news.  I write video summaries and “be-the-change” suggestions for getting involved with the cause portrayed in the video. 

The most well-known Service Space project is called Karma Kitchen.  Karma Kitchen is a restaurant in San Francisco that does not charge patrons.  Instead, customers receive a receipt saying, “someone donated the cost of your meal.  Would you like to pay it forward?”  People pay it forward often enough to keep the restaurant running.  For more, see the Ted Talk entitled “giftivism”. 

All in all, I enjoy helping people with their written content needs.  Any topic that needs content, I can research and write about it.  I share the inspirational videos of with the summaries I write on social media.  I’m amassing a number of journalistic articles on Blasting News.  And Performance First Marketing keeps wanting more content for its clients. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Crises and Contraction: Astrology

In Cosmos & Psyche, philosopher and cultural historian Richard Tarnas paints a provocative picture of history in an untraditional context: the context of planetary alignments. The entire 500-page book focuses on just a few local alignments within our solar system. By examining their timing and relevant historical happenings, Tarnas provides compelling evidence for his amazing assertions regarding astrology.

Not Your Typical Concept

To be clear, the term “astrology” itself has misleading connotations. It tends to conjure images of horoscopes, crystal balls, and arbitrary star interpretations. This is the pop culture form of the term that serves to discredit and condemn any rational inquiry into such matters (interesting how so many areas of new thought seem to be shut down outright due to some kind of cultural programming – who knows what kind of new fields of knowledge will never be discovered due to such unchanging biases?). So it’s safe to assume most will have stopped reading this by the end of the first paragraph. Be that as it may, much can be learned from gaining an understanding of the concept of astrology. Real, true astrological forecasting, which is not forecasting at all, but rather an approximation of what types of events become more likely to unfold at certain points in space-time.

That last point is an important one. In describing astrological approximations, it must be noted that in no way does this interfere with the doctrine of free will. It merely places restrictions upon it. While certain themes permeate our consciousness at certain times relative to the position of the planets and stars, the way these themes manifest always has to do with our choices as individuals and as a collective.

For a deeper understanding of these ideas one must read the work of Tarnas in its entirety. For our purposes here, however, we’re only concerned with one specific planetary alignment and its potential implications for the immediate future.

The alignment in question is that of Saturn-Pluto. Pluto represents the underworld – intense, titanic forces of upheaval. It tends to amplify whatever effect it finds itself juxtaposed against. Saturn represents trials and tribulations, crises and contractions. These representations derive from the corresponding character of the Greek god associated with each planet. This is not to say that the entire focus here is a fallacy based on Greek mythology, but rather that Greek mythology provides a useful fulcrum point from which to understand this hidden aspect of reality. It stands to reason that the ancient Greeks may have been aware of astrology dimensions that have so far escaped the modern consciousness.

Parallel Universes

The whole astrological hypothesis can be made more real in the context of recent scientific discoveries suggesting the existence of alternate dimensions, or parallel universes as they are often referred to.  For more on this subject, see Our Invisible Bodies: Scientific Evidence for Subtle Bodies by Jay Alfred.

It appears as though the influence of astral (note the root ‘astr’ also in astrology) bodies upon the consciousness somehow occurs either through one of these universes in particular, through multiplicities of them, or perhaps arises as a result of some dynamic interaction between them. The exact mechanism is beyond our comprehension for now, but the relevance to our present period need not be.

Back to Saturn-Pluto. Saturn-Pluto alignments are associated with crises & contractions. For example, the most recent Saturn-Pluto alignments occurred from 2008-2011 and 2001-2004. Observers of economics often note that financial downturns tend to occur about seven years apart.  This is not a coincidence. What they are really remarking on is the Saturn-Pluto cycle, which occurs more or less every seven years. 2008 saw the most epic financial collapse in modern history, and 2011 was punctuated with the “debt-ceiling debacle”, where the American government nearly failed to meet its debt-based financial obligations. 2001 saw the false flag event on September 11th in addition to the bursting of the dotcom stock bubble.

The next alignment begins in 2018 and extends into 2021. These cycles have common themes among them. They also tend to revisit issues that occurred during previous cycles. This time around, we can expect to see the most epic debt bubble in history burst along with the breakout of WWIII. The events during the previous two cycles set in motion what will transpire during the next. Increasing environmental catastrophes are also a surety.

Time Will Tell

In short, everything in this universe moves in cycles. The longest of all galactic cycles for our planet reset in 2012. It’s difficult to deny that this cycle appears to be off to a terrible start. Perhaps life on the planet will reset as well. Given that close to 300 species go extinct each day, it’s hard to argue otherwise. We are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction event. I have written these things here as a reminder of what will definitely occur at some point. While it’s more likely to happen during the specific timeframe of 2018 – 2021, it’s not guaranteed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A world and wages without central banks

Many do not realize it, but were it not for central banks controlling the global economic and financial system, first-world nations would be living in a paradisiac world with very little poverty or crime. And poorer countries would have a much higher standard of living as well.  Overall, wages would be better for everyone.
            Recent technological developments have, in some ways, made the masses far richer. For example, a computer tablet today costs several hundred dollars contains far more computing power than massive mainframes worth millions back in the 1970s. The same concept applies to most electronics and several other areas such as publishing, travel, and telecommunications, to name a few.
            But consider the following: what would happen if the nation’s currency, America in this example, had been issued directly by the treasury itself instead of being loaned to it at interest by a central bank? What if we had remained true to the USA Constitution and only minted silver and gold coin as currency? Has the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 pushed all of us into poverty relative to what we would otherwise be living in?
Living costs, wages, and inflation
           In America, wages have been stagnant for about forty years. If the minimum wage in 2017 were to be equivalent to it’s measurement in gold dating back to 1967, it would equal forty-three dollars per hour today.
            By forcing almost every nation on Earth into a perpetual cycle of debt that can never be escaped, central banks have managed to enslave the world to their system of total monetary control. Issuance of a nation’s currency via an independent and unelected banking body makes a mockery of the very concept of sovereignty, or capitalism for that matter.
                    Let us return to the topic at hand – what this world would be like without central banks.
Minimum wage “debate”
            As previously mentioned, the first thing that would change would be wages many orders of magnitude greater than what exists today.
            Many scorn such a scenario, claiming the price of all goods and services would rise in direct proportion to any change in wages. This claim rests upon faulty premises. It does not take into account the fact that inflation has already taken hold in those goods and services. Whether in real or nominal terms, wages have stagnated for forty years under the present system. This has happened while the cost of living has continued to soar. If higher wages lead to increased living costs, the converse must also be true: increased living costs necessitate higher wages. And yet, this has not happened. Much has been made of the recent minimum wage increases in places like California.
Yet this debate rested upon nominal wages, and fails to take into account what has happened to real wages when measured against an objective standard such as the price of gold. The following Forbes article summarizes the situation very well:

“The bottom line is that, in terms of gold, wages have fallen by about 87 percent. To get a stronger sense of what that means, consider that back in 1965, the minimum wage was 71 ounces of gold per year. In 2011, the senior engineer earned the equivalent of 63 ounces in gold. So, measured in gold, we see that senior engineers now earn less than what unskilled laborers earned back in 1965.
That’s right: today’s highly skilled professional is making less in real, comparative terms than yesterday’s unskilled worker.
When measured in dollars, wages and prices appear to be rising and, comparing wages to prices, we see only a small loss of purchasing power. However, prices do not tell the whole story, because they reveal nothing about costs. Costs also fell and this explains why the apparent drop in the real wages seems small.
But measured in gold—and this is crucial to understanding why we need a gold standard—we see reality with clarity. Incomes are about one tenth what they were in the 60’s. Prices are down too, but not as much.
People who work for a living—those who produce every good and service—are being steadily and severely marginalized.”
            So while wages ought to be much higher, the cost of living should also be lower. If currency had never been made fiat and devalued, wages would have continued to rise in both real and nominal terms. This would have occurred alongside stable or even declining living costs.
            In an ideal world – one without the tyranny of central banking – our present reality would be inverted. The exact opposite of what has occurred over the past century would have taken place. Instead of stagnant or falling wages with rising living costs, we would have rising wages with stagnant or falling living costs.
Of course, this economic situation would have had many other windfalls as well. Crime would be reduced, wars would be fewer and less severe, and technology might have advanced even faster. By now I’ve made it clear that central banks ought to be held accountable for their detrimental impact upon all of human civilization.  
Godfrey Bloom shares this sentiment. For a concise two-minute summary of the current banking fraud-based system, see Godfrey Bloom’s speech here:

Nothing can be changed on the political level.  Central banks control the economy, and any politician who tries to end them will be assassinated or suicided.  The deep state and secret societies run everything in the shadows.  Banks own Washington. 

Bitcoin presents the best opportunity for drawing power away from the central banking apparatus and putting it back in the hands of the people where it belongs. Recently Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of well over $2,000. Total crypto currency market cap has soared to over $80 B.  This represents an increase of over 130% in little over a month. Perhaps hope does exist.  It exists in the form of a new decentralized form of money that requires no third party or central authority.