Judge With Libertarian Views Retires

From a recent report, explaining libertarian beliefs on the retiring Brown. The application of libertarian philosophy expressed by the John Locke Foundation, the Libertarian Party or the judge may or may not universally represent what is a libertarian position on the topic for all adherents.

Janice Rogers Brown—one of my favorite federal judges—will retire next month from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Damon Root has called her, “The most libertarian federal judge in America,” and that may well be true. In a speech to the Federalist Society, in which she quoted both Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman, Judge Brown observed that:

Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates, and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible.

Such frankly expressed views won Judge Brown many enemies. Her nomination to the D.C. Circuit (by George W. Bush) was held up for years by Senate Democrats, including a newly elected senator from Illinois named Barak Obama. In one of his first speeches on the floor of the Senate, Obama said he opposed Judge Brown’s nomination “in the strongest terms”:

Justice Brown believes … that the New Deal, which helped save our country and get it back on its feet after the Great Depression, was a triumph of our very own “Socialist revolution.” … She equates even the most modest efforts to level life’s playing field with somehow inhibiting our liberty. …

She believes the Supreme Court should be able to overturn minimum wage laws. She thinks we should live in a country where the Federal Government cannot enforce the most basic regulations of transparency in our security markets, that we cannot maintain regulations that ensure our food is safe and the drugs that are sold to us have been tested. … [A]ccording to Justice Brown, … local governments or municipalities cannot enforce basic zoning regulations that relieve traffic, no matter how much damage it may be doing a particular community. …

It would be one thing if these opinions were confined to her political speeches. The fact is she has carried them over into her judicial decision making.

Read the rest at: https://www.johnlocke.org/update/an-outstanding-federal-judge-announces-her-retirement/

Symantec Acquires Fireglass to Renew Norton AV Dominance

Users desiring more PC security will benefit from the additional support for Norton and online PC helpdue to Symantec's new acquisitions, according to its release. Companies providing online PC supportto for users to renew Nortoninstall McAfee antivirus support or even to download McAfee antivirus will also become more valuable as a result of these developments:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 6, 2017 – Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Israel-based Fireglass, the leading agentless isolation solution that eliminates ransomware, malware and phishing threats in real-time by preventing potentially harmful content from ever reaching user endpoints or the corporate network. With this acquisition, Symantec further strengthens its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform and dramatically extends the Company’s leadership in Secure Web Gateway and Email protection delivered both on premises and in the cloud.

Fireglass’ innovative approach to browser isolation substantially reduces the attack surface, strengthening an enterprise’s security posture and as a result, significantly reduces the burden on the Company’s security operation center (SOC) and IT help desk. Users are protected regardless of the links they click or the uncategorized websites they visit, as all potentially harmful website and email content and attachments are executed within a fully protected and separate environment, eliminating the most common infiltration points for ransomware, exploits and malware. Delivered as a cloud service, on premises, or in a hybrid model, Fireglass provides a transparent and worry-free end user experience, with customers reporting a dramatic reduction in problem tickets and the resulting workload of the security team.

Greg Clark, Symantec CEO said, “Integrating Fireglass’ isolation technology with Symantec’s existing endpoint, email and secure web gateway solutions could reduce security events by as much as 70 percent, while virtually eliminating advanced threats spread by web browsing or email content. Isolation will become a core component in the design of cyber defense architectures for the cloud generation who face the reality of an encrypted Internet and the crisis inherent in email and web-delivered attacks. The ability for the security team to take an aggressive stance on unknown websites and questionable attachments without causing chaos for a company’s users and IT help desk is now a reality. Isolation is a key element of securing the cloud generation and is even a productivity gain for both the end user and security operations center.”

“The pairing of browser isolation with Symantec’s proxy and endpoint capabilities forms a generational change in approach. Our tests show promise for meaningful reductions in attack surface and time-consuming security events,” said Ramin Safai, CISO of Jefferies Group LLC. “I applaud Symantec for focusing on tangible security outcomes – it’s precisely what the industry needs.”

Guy Guzner, Founder and CEO of Fireglass, said, “We’ve long admired Symantec for their leadership in protecting customers’ critical information. Fireglass’ industry-leading isolation technology helps customers battle zero-day attacks and other serious vulnerabilities, making it an essential element for protecting email, messaging and web browsing. It easily integrates with existing security solutions and across all forms of the endpoint including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and all others including browser-enabled IoT devices. With Symantec’s global scale, we’re excited to bring this groundbreaking technology into the hands of more customers.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2017. Symantec expects Fireglass’ technology to be available to its customers and partners soon after the transaction closes. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Fireglass

Fireglass allows users to click with confidence from any device by eliminating malware and phishing from web and email with no endpoint agent. Organizations protected by Fireglass maximize user productivity while solving the operational overhead and complexity of web gateways through True Isolation™, where all web traffic is executed remotely and does not reach endpoints. Deployed at Fortune 500 companies, Fireglass was founded by network security leaders and military intelligence veterans and is backed by world-class investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners.
About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Melatonin Spray Breaks Through

Popular interest is increasing over products like melatonin spray, and where to buy sleep spray in the market. Where to buy sprayable sleep is being asked about, as it may be a better approach to get sleep spray than to take melatonin pills:

There had to be a better way. The established old way of delivering vitamin supplements is out of date and ineffective.  The old-fashion technique of two capsules daily with food, one tablet on an empty stomach, four mini tabs every 6 hours between meals… maintaining a traditional food supplement regimen is not only time-consuming, it’s also ineffective. Recent studies have shown that pill, gel cap, and tablet absorption rates may be as low as 10%. FortiVitum Founder, Eimantas Didzbalis, was fed up with ineffective and tedious nutrition practices. He approached a nutritionist, pharmacist, doctor, and scientist with his revolutionary vision. “Our goal was to change the way people approach health.” he states. “We want to help people live up to 100 bright, healthy years on this planet or longer.”

And now there is!  Turn 10% into 93% Vitamin Absorption

Here is the exciting solution. FortiVitum spray vitamins, the collaborative brainchild of several dedicated medical professionals, are revolutionising the vitamin and supplement industry.

Scientific research shows that active ingredients, in oral spray form, are absorbed at a high 93% rate. To get great results faster, chose a spray, that’s guaranteed.

Spray Vitamins Are FDA Approved

It’s a truly innovative, healthy, natural, and easy-to-use health supplement. Whether you’re looking to improve your energy, get a great night’s sleep, or give your immune system the leg up to survive flu season, FortiVitum is the FDA- and cGMP-approved supplement solution. Didzbalis says, “We saw an opportunity to create a convenient, affordable way for people to regain control of their health.” Utilising superior ingredients, FortiVitum provides vegetarian, Non-GMO, gluten-free health supplements that are free from artificial sweeteners, colours and flavours.

Health Powerhouses

FortiVitum’s proprietary spray vitamins are veritable health powerhouses. The Vitum B12+Folic Acid spray vitamin boosts energy, improves brain function, and supports your nervous system. Their Vitamin D3 spray supplement aids calcium absorption for stronger teeth and bones, encourages normal muscle function, and promotes brain and nervous system balance. Finally, their proprietary LaLuna Sleep spray vitamin uses a soothing blend of herbal extracts and melatonin to lull you into your deepest, most restful sleep yet.

Scientifically proven

Backed by science and immediately available with free delivery, FortiVitum puts your health back in the palm of your hands!

Considering a Backpack With Wheels? - Check Out the High Sierra Wheeled Backpack

Article outlines why opting for rolling school backpacks may serve yuou well as good backpacks for high school:  

By Lawrence P Baker

I had the need to do some air travel on my last job. Whenever possible I kept my luggage to a minimum: one carry-on to stow in the overhead and a briefcase to jam under the seat in front of me. Inevitably my connecting flight was across the terminal from my arriving flight and more often than not the incoming flight was late so it was a mad dash to get to my connector before it left the gate. Without my faithful wheeled carry-on, or as the flight attendants called them "roller", I would have been in a world of hurt trying to make that hectic, cross terminal dash.

But there were a number of folks that I noticed who used a backpack as their carry-on bag. Convenient, because it left their hands free for other things. Of course the inevitable evolution has occurred and a hybrid of the "roller" and the backpack was born: the wheeled backpack. Now you have the best of both worlds. Although it looks more like a roller with shoulder straps attached than a backpack with wheels attached, it offers great convenience.

Here Are The Basics

The High Sierra wheeled backpack is a prime example. In fact there are several models available from High Sierra. There are several common components of these wheeled backpacks:

- Corner mounted wheels

- Telescoping handle

- Padded shoulder straps

- Grab handle

Beyond these basics there are changes to the configuration; function and of course color.

The basic wheeled backpack model for High Sierra is the Chaser.

- Approximately 2100 cu in.

- Single-post style, telescoping handle

- Large zippered main compartment

- Zippered front compartment with organizer

- Small, zippered quick access pocket on the front

- 8 color selections

The wheels on the Chaser are in-line skate style and would not be considered truly "corner mounted" because, although at the corners of the pack, they are enclosed and not exposed. This configuration takes up some storage space in the pack since the wheels are not completely on the outside corners but rather recessed in some. Twenty-one reviewers give it a 3 ½ stars out of five with the biggest complaint being about the durability of the telescoping handle, while the most common praise was for the overall quality and usefulness. One business is using them to carry vital items out of the office in case of an emergency because they can be carried down a long flight of stairs like a backpack, then wheeled to an agreed upon location.

More and Better Options

Two other models round out the High Sierra wheeled backpack offering. The next step up from the Chaser is the Freewheel and the top model is the Powerglide. When I traveled I always took my laptop with me and sometimes two. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Freewheel and Powerglide is that they are laptop backpacks. Both can hold, up to a 17" laptop. In the large storage compartment there is cushioned sleeve for the computer. In addition, they have in common:

- Zippered front compartment with organizer

- Zippered easy access pocket with headphone port

- Corner mounted wheels

- Corner guard and rub rail for protection

These two models differ in three obvious ways:

Freewheel Powerglide

Dimension - 20.5" X 13.5" X 8" 21" X 14" X 9"

Telescoping Handle - Single Post Double Post

Pockets - Open Side Pocket Zippered Side Pocket

School Use - Maybe / Maybe Not

All of that being said about the wheeled backpack being used for travel, the most common use has been for school, and particularly elementary aged children. Seems like a great idea to use the rollerpack instead of lugging around a heavy backpack on the back of a yet developing physical frame of a child. But a word of caution. Before you rush out and get one of these ingenious load bearers for your child, check with the school first. Backpacks with wheels may not be allowed at your child's school.

Many schools have banned the rollerpacks for these reasons:

1. They clog the hallways

2. They don't fit into lockers

3. Students trip over them and have accidents

4. They are heavier than the typical backpack and when loaded cause greater stress

So check with your school to see if rollerpacks are allowed. Like most anything else, taught the proper way to use something can make a big difference.

Well, a backpack with wheels may be the solution you have been looking for, for school or travel. The High Sierra wheeled backpack offerings are worth looking into if you are in the market for one of these helpful carryalls.

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Click on one of the above links for more information about backpacks with wheels or High Sierra wheeled backpack.

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Top 5 Tips For Landing Your Next Social Work Job

Fun resource on how long does it take to become a social worker if you're between jobs, and obtaining a degree in social work:

By Michelle Bussolotti

1.) Be Visionary

Ever hear the saying, "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there?" Does this mantra guide your social work career? Have you thought about where you want to be five or ten years down the road? We are trained to ask this of our clients, but how often do we really ask this question for ourselves?

When developing your career path, you may find it helpful to think about a few things. You took the $13 an hour youth counseling job because that is the only one you could get at the time. Look around you. How many of your coworkers said the position was just temporary, only to be in the same spot, burnt-out, five years later? Are you where you thought you would be when you decided to become a social worker? What was that original passion and vision that moved you?

Have a future vision that motivates you and outline all the small roads that will get you there. Start with one road at a time (with time lines of course). Though following your passion may at times be difficult, just remember what Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." Believe you can!

2.) Who is in your Network?

As social workers we know everything is about our network, from finding our dream social work job, to creating social change. So, what area of social work do you want to be in and who do you know associated with that field? Perhaps more importantly, who don't you know that you need to know to get your break? How are you going to meet them?

Tap into your social network to get leads. Let EVERYONE know (by direct phone calls, emails, or visits) you are searching and what social work position you are searching for. You never know where an opportunity might come from. It can be helpful if you have an in to get acquainted with an organization, but if not, consider an internship or volunteer work. Many social workers have landed jobs through these opportunities. It's a win-win scenario. Perspective employers get to see a sample of your work and you get to see if an agency is a good fit for you.

You may want to consider the internet as an option for networking. You can find and introduce yourself to social workers on sites like LinkedIn or Facebook. Social Work Network is a similar site, but more specific to social work networking needs. You can find social workers by location, degree, school, company, and expertise/interests, as well as search thousands of social work jobs or internship and volunteer opportunities. These sites are free resources, so why not take advantage of them?

3.) Be Assertive

Ever want to say to an employer, "Don't call me, I'll call you"? You have the chance to do this at the end of your cover letter. Simply let the employer know you will contact them in a few days to discuss the position further. In a time where competition for social work jobs is fierce, such a technique may give you the edge.

Prior to calling, jot down a few things you want to know about the position, as well as a few points of value you add to it. Common questions are, "How did this position come to be open?" and "What is your hiring time line?" When you call, make sure the employer knows the call will only take a few minutes of their time. Here is a sample intro, "Hello Dr. Smith. My name is Andrea Ricci and I am calling about the Adult Advocate position listed on Social Work Network. I'll only take a few moments of your time [Shy away from asking whether or not it is a good time to talk, you might get shut-off immediately. Instead, get straight to the point]. I am interested in this position because I have my Master's Degree in Social Work and worked for seven years as the Adult Advocate for Yourtown Court [Just added value to the position and probably peaked employer's interest]. How did this position come to be open? [Nice open ended question]."

At the end of the phone call, ask for an interview. You don't want to leave the phone call open ended with the ball in the employer's court, so keep it in yours! Say something like, "It seems like my experience and this position are a good fit. Would it be possible to discuss this more in an interview? I have a portfolio of my work I would like to share for your review." You have nothing to lose by asking for an interview and now the employer is put in a position where they might say yes -especially if you're offering them a portfolio they may be interested in seeing.

4.) What's in your Portfolio?

Portfolios are excellent tools to showcase your skills and set you apart from the competition. It is generally a sampling of the work you have done during your social work career. Include, in a three ring binder, a label on the front with your name and contact information using bold, clear, traditional fonts. Use plastic sleeves to hold all of your documents and include a Table of Contents.

Here are some things to include in your portfolio: a resume (specifically tailored to the position you are applying for), grant proposals, press releases, media relations, anything that documents computer skills (presentation with PowerPoint, research with SPSS), research proposals, policy analysis, a professionally written letter, reference letters, supervisor evaluations, public testimony, certifications, etc. If it is not clear from looking at the document what it is, include a typed written white label on the lower right hand sleeve that includes the purpose, your role, and date of the project. Make sure to change the content of your portfolio for each job you interview to reflect competence in the skills necessary for each position.

Once you have a portfolio, hurl it in all your cover letters, phone calls, and job interviews. It is an extra incentive for employers to interview you and can sometimes make or break getting a position. When you leave your portfolio with a prospective employer, make a plan to pick it up. You may wish to ask the employer how long they would like to have the portfolio or you may choose to set a time line yourself, "I would like to leave my portfolio for your review. Would it be convenient if I stopped back on Friday to pick it up?"

5.) Check Yourself

Job hunting in the social work profession can be overwhelming. Make sure to take care of yourself through the process. Some people find it helpful to develop check-boxes of personal and professional tasks they wish to accomplish the next day. You may want to apply for three jobs, go to your son's soccer game, wash the car, and go to the gym. Include them all in one to do list, mixing them up if needed. The truth is...we only have one life. If one part of it is lapsing, it will affect the other. Tend to your personal needs equally with your professional ones so that both your private life and career are rising together and mutually benefiting one another.

Michelle Bussolotti, MSW, has worked in the social work field for seven years as a counselor, community educator, and policy/legislative analyst. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Eastern Connecticut State University and earned her Master's Degree in Policy Practice Social Work from the University of Connecticut. For more information on social work networking and social work jobs, please visit her website at http://www.socialworknetwork.com.

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