April 2nd, 2010
03:40 PM ET

On the Radar: What's happening this weekend

The much anticipated iPad by Apple goes on sale on Saturday.

Here's a look at some of the news events happening this weekend:

iPad goes on sale

Apple's latest creation, the iPad portable "slate" computer, goes on sale on Saturday.  The reviews are in, and here are 12 things you should know about the iPad before you buy.

MLK Assassination Anniversary

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was 39.

Easter weekend

Millions of Christians will be observing Easter weekend, which commemorates the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Observances will be held across the world, including Vatican City, where Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday and hold Easter Sunday Mass.  On Monday, the White House will host the annual Easter Egg Roll.

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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    Another Terrible Blow against American Citizens by the Big Pharmaceutical dictatorship over American citizens.

    After a very extensive investigation on the huge Pharmaceutical corporation of Pfizer regarding just one of their drugs, Bextra, they found rampant and extensive criminal activity's involving the highest members of that corporation and medical doctors who they enticed to promote one of their drugs 'Bextra' AFTER the FDA told Pfizer the drug was to dangerous for acute pain which is common after surgery.

    NEARLY 1.7 BILLION dollars was generated in sales AFTER that ban TO doctors and patients for Acute Pain management after surgery. OF course many died, had strokes and heart attacks JUST as the FDA had previously warned Pfizer about and the very reason the FDA had banned Pfizer from pushing 'Bextra' for that use.

    Today, it was determined by the Feds that Pfizer were to large to charge and apply judicial crimes to what they had done!

    Quite a shocker isn't that?

    YES, Pfizer has a large number of popular drugs and if they were charged by the Feds, that entire company would then be BANNED from any further Medicare-Medicaid funds being paid to them by the US Govt. In other words, if charged (and found guilty) that would have entirely shut down that entire Big Pharmaceutical corporation.

    SO, How many patients DIED? What the HELL were those 'medical doctors' thinking when they were paid by Pfizer to push 'Bextra' on their post operative patients KNOWING the FDA had banned 'Bextra' from being used for Acute Pain management because of DEATH, STROKES and Heart Attacks?

    Shouldn't those Medical Doctors whose patients died after being given 'Bextra' for acute pain management be charged with involuntary manslaughter? It appears they clearly meet the description of that crime.

    The AMA OWNs part of the Judicial System and a great many Republican lawmakers so that likely would never be allowed in a US Court!!!

    Wall Street Bankers, Hedge-fund Managers to big to fail and ABOVE the LAW, now Big Pharmaceuticals is above the LAW.

    That is Crap pure and simple! The US Justice System is Corrupt and getting worse everyday against the very people those public servants have sworn to protect and work for.

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