While it can perform many of the functions of a PC or Mac, Apple’s iPad— including the new iPad 2—lacks two of the most common and frequently used features of a traditional computer. It has no standard USB port for connecting a flash drive or external hard disk, so you can’t move files into and out of it from these devices. And it doesn’t have a systemwide, user-accessible file system like those on traditional computers.
The iPad lacks a USB port and can’t accept a flash drive or external hard disk. So how do you get your files on it? Walt Mossberg gives a primer for retreiving Microsoft Office files or Adobe PDFs from a computer or cloud services.
These omissions have led many readers to ask me how you get files—especially Microsoft Office files and PDFs—into and out of iPads. They have bolstered the contention that the popular tablet is really just a “consumption device,” not a productivity tool.
So, here’s a brief primer on how to get such documents into and out of an iPad, and how to view, edit and create them on the tablet. This isn’t an in-depth product review, though I’ve tested every product and method I will mention here. It’s merely a quick, practical guide to how to work with documents on an iPad.
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Most of us who believe in the free enterprise system have been taught that business interests normally work to the betterment of America’s overall health, both commercially and politically. While there might have been a time when this was true, it is definitely not true today. Not only has Big Business become unfriendly to the principles of freedom, it has also become freedom’s greatest threat.
To say that Corporate America is America’s greatest threat is a harsh accusation, but one that I believe is warranted. I will even be so bold as to say that freedom has much more to fear from today’s Chambers of Commerce than it does from Al Qaida.
Today’s Americans need to carefully heed the sage counsel of Thomas Jefferson, who said, “Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” The truth of that statement aptly explains the serious damage that Big Business is currently inflicting upon our liberties.
Someone rightly observed that one can determine the focus of, and influence upon, societies by analyzing its architecture. For example, from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 through the beginning of the War for Southern Independence, the most notable buildings (in most communities) belonged to churches. From the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the most prominent buildings belonged to various governments. From the mid-twentieth century to the present, the biggest, most lavish, and most notable buildings belong to Big Business. This is not accidental or coincidental. These buildings are the monuments of men to the ideas that mean the most to them. Accordingly, a vast number of today’s Americans have come to worship at the shrine of Big Business.
However, this idolatry comes at great price. Not the least of which is the way we have allowed Big Business interests to virtually control governmental policy, including our war and defense policies.
For example, I recently obtained a copy of the U.S. Navy’s “Playbook.” This Playbook succinctly summarizes the Department of the Navy‘s policies and guidelines, and is made available to naval officers and to public affairs professionals. Under the section entitled “Vision” it states, “Americans secure at home and abroad; sea and air lanes open and free for the peaceful and productive movement of international commerce; enduring national and international naval relationships that remain strong and true; steadily deepening cooperation among the maritime forces of emerging partner nations . . .”
Notice the emphasis of “international commerce,” “international naval relations,” and “emerging partner nations.”
Two-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi, a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard and a senior staff writer at WND, has written a new book that promises to be a game-changer on the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility.
It’s called “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is Not Eligible to Be President.”
The result of more than two years of solid investigative research by Corsi and a team of WND reporters and editors, this book is destined to be a huge bestseller and change the dynamics of the debate over eligibility – IF, of course, the book is not spiked by the hostile establishment media when it is officially released in May.
Advance orders for this book from retailers across the U.S. already suggest it will be Corsi’s third No. 1 New York Times bestseller – probably bigger than the previous two.
“Imagine how that will change the character of the debate on this critical constitutional issue,” says Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND and WND Books, the publisher of “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” “Therefore, we have a strategy for promoting this book far and wide – going right over the heads of the hopelessly biased and politically correct press. But we need your help to pull it off.”
A series of television ads are now in production to ensure this book cannot be spiked by the Big Media. WND needs to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to air these commercials on television networks and stations throughout the country.
Excerpt, more here….
Gunny G: HOW DID WE GET HERE????? ~ Alan Stang Makes It All So Clear… « ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~
Again, how did we get here? We got here because four remarkable things happened in the Nineteenth Century, all designed to disempower God. They are the introduction of Communism by Marx and his disciples; the creation of Charles Darwin’s silly theory of evolution; the destruction of the Union by Lincoln and his Communists, replacing it with a total government in which the states are mere subsidiaries; and the capture of mainstream Christianity by the heretical idea that man is smart enough to overrule God. Satan was the first to believe that.
The basic principle of Communism of course is atheism. The Communists say God doesn’t run things; they do. There is no God. Man is supreme. Man can create a heaven on earth far superior to God’s version (the Kingdom of Heaven). But, guess what? Only God can handle being God!
Everyone else who tries to be God has gone crazy. That is what the record shows. Every one! In Kipling’s story, The Man Who Would Be King couldn’t even handle being king, much more God. In Rome, the emperors went crazy merely pretending to be one of many gods. Look at crazy Caligula. Remember, we are talking history here, not religion.
History shows that being God goes to a man’s head. Because God can do anything for His own pleasure, a man who would be God thinks so can he, and that whatever he does is right because he does it. To make heaven on earth, he mass murders millions. He justifies every excess in the belief that he is “God.”
International Socialists Stalin and Mao did that. National Socialist Hitler did that. But remember that Hitler got his ideas on the subject from the United States, which pioneered the concept of mass eugenicide. Now that competition from Hitler has been eliminated, mini-gods here are arguing again about eliminating huge chunks of the earth’s population. The only thing they argue about is how many people should be killed. No doubt they consider Hitler a pipsqueak.