February 18, 2008 journal, coffee drinkers are light sleepers, since I quit I am falling into a deep sleep. I consider a deep sleep as very helpful healthy for proper rest of the body. Every cell in our body needs complete rest uninterrupted from what I know, my opinion. A recall of millions of tons of beef is reported due to the cows being mistreated before slaughter. Also they were reported to be slaughtering sick cows. This is so depressing. Bayer aspirin a division of the German company IG Farben that owns GE and NBC and other companies has killed as many as 50,000 people in the last 14 years by the market of a pharmaceutical to stop bleeding during operation that destroys the kidneys and leads to a very painful death. 1 doctor studying this medicine said currently there are a thousand deaths per month contributed to this product yet the FDA has failed to recall it according to 60 minutes February 17th. report. This product cost a thousand dollars per dose and is compared to others that work without side effects at $50 per dose. It is all about money. Trasylol is a product given patients that is deadly yet Bayer did not recall it soon enough Another report says the Danish people of Denmark are happy even though they are not rich, their college and medical care is free and they pay about 50 percent taxes on wages. IG Farben Company formed in the 1800's in Germany made the gas that killed the Jews. Procter & Gamble is also known to be owned by IG Farben although is hard to connect. There is plenty on the Internet on both Bayer and Procter & Gamble their German roots. The president's grandfather was involved in financing Hitler and even Pope Paul II was a chemistry salesman selling Hitler gas to kill the Jews before he became a Catholic priest. The priesthood provided cover for these criminals during and after the second world war. The commander and thief is running around the world saying "my government" when it is the peoples government. It seems his term of service will never end. He speaks of the people's generosity in helping Africa, the people have no choice in what he gives away. Fighting AIDS is a very good cause but feeding the poor hungry people is a good cause. from http://www.answers.com/topic/ig-farben "In 1941 , an investigation exposed a "marriage" cartel between United States-based Standard Oil Co. & I.G. Farben. (see  and ) It also brought new evidence concerning complex price and marketing agreements between duPont , a major investor in and producer of leaded gasoline, U.S. Industrial Alcohol Co. and their subsidiary, Cuba Distilling Co. The investigation was eventually dropped, like dozens of others in many different kinds of industries, due to the need to enlist industry support in the war effort. However, the top directors of many oil companies agreed to resign and oil industry stocks in molasses companies were sold off as part of a compromise worked out. (see   but see ) IG Farben built a factory (named Buna Chemical Plant) for producing synthetic oil and rubber (from coal ) in Auschwitz , which was the beginning of SS activity and camps in this location during the Holocaust . At its peak in 1944 , this factory made use of 83,000 slave laborers. The pesticide Zyklon B , for which IG Farben held the patent , was manufactured by Degesch (Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Schdlingsbekmpfung), which IG Farben had 42.2 percent (in shares) of and which had IG managers in its Managing Committee. Of the 24 directors of IG Farben indicted in the so-called IG Farben Trial (1947-1948) before a U.S. military tribunal at the subsequent Nuremberg Trials , 13 were sentenced to prison terms between one and one half to eight years. Some of those indicted in the trial were subsequently made leaders of the post-war companies that split off from IG Farben, including those who were sentenced at Nuremburg . Break-up and Liquidation Due to the severity of the war crimes committed by IG Farben during World War II , the company was considered to be too corrupt to be allowed to continue to exist, and the allies considered confiscating all of its assets and putting it out of business. Instead, in 1951 , the company was split up into the original constituent companies. The four largest quickly bought the smaller ones, and today only Agfa , BASF , and Bayer remain, while Hoechst merged with the French Rhne-Poulenc Rorer to form Aventis , now based in Strasbourg , France . After the Holocaust, I.G. Farben joined with Americans to develop chemical warfare agents. Together they founded the "Chemagrow Corporation" in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chemagrow Corporation employed German and American specialists for the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. Dr. Otto Bayer was I.G. Farben's research director. He developed and tested chemical warfare agents with Dr. Gerhard Schrader . Even though the company was officially liquidated in 1952 , it continued to be traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as a trust, holding a few real estate assets until it was finally wound-up on November 10 , 2003 by its liquidators, after contributing 500,000 DM ( 160,000 or ? 255,646) towards a foundation for former captive laborers under the Nazi regime and the remaining property, worth DM 21 million ( 6.7 million or ? 10.7 million) going to a buyer. During this lengthy period, the holding company had been continually criticized for failing to pay any compensation to the former laborers, which was the stated reason for its continued existence after 1952 . The company, in turn, blamed the ongoing legal disputes with the former captive laborers as being the reason it could not be legally dissolved and the remaining assets distributed as reparations. Each year, the company's annual meeting in Frankfurt was the site of demonstrations by hundreds of protesters. Holocaust Memorial controversy In 2003 Degussa , a company closely associated with IG Farben during the Nazi period, was involved in a major controversy surrounding its involvement in the construction of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe ("Holocaust Memorial") in Berlin . Degussa produced the anti-graffiti substance Protectosil used to cover the stelae which are the major element in the memorial. The dispute arose mainly because Degussa had also owned 42.2 percent of the shares in Degesch (a subsidiary) , at the time when that company was producing Zyklon B . The board of trustees of the memorial ultimately decided that, given the cost of eliminating Degussa's role in the project at that relatively late stage, the use of Protectosil ought to continue, despite protests from many Jewish groups. IG Farben in fiction * I.G. Farben plays a major part in Thomas Pynchon 's novel Gravity's Rainbow . * I.G. Farben plays a part in Alfred Hitchcock 's Notorious . * I.G. Farben is a character played by Dennis Hopper in the film Straight to Hell (1987). * I.G. Farben is the name on the business card that Bud (played by Harry Dean Stanton ) gives out to Mr. Pakman in the 1984 film Repo Man . * I.G. Farben is one of Germany's most skilled research teams in the computer strategy game Hearts of Iron II . * In William Styron 's novel "Sophie's Choice ," the protagonist meets a fictionalized I.G. Farben executive in pre-war Poland and during her internment and Auschwitz. * I.G. Farben of Germany was mentioned to have taken over Du Pont in Kurt Vonnegut's "Hocus Pocus". * Correspondence from I.G. Farben to the Commandant of Auschwitz requesting female prisoners to test a drug on is included in David Markson 's novel Vanishing Point . See also * Der Rat der Gtter "The Advice of the Gods" (DEFA 1951 , director Kurt Maetzig ) is about IG Farben's role in WWII and the subsequent trial. See: Rat der Gtter, Der at the Internet Movie Database * IG Farben Building * Nerve agent * Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe * Wiedergutmachung * The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug by Thomas Hager (Author) * Profit Over Life - The Nuremberg Pharma Tribunal Sources * Borkin, Joseph (1978). The Crime and Punishment of IG Farben. New York: Free Press. ISBN 0-02-904630-0. This book is available for download in Australia (as it is out-of-print) see this link . References ^ ^ Facts and Fascism (1943) by George Seldes ^ The Senate Military Affairs Subcommittee on War Mobilization (Kilgore Committee), headed by Senator Harley M. Kilgore, held several hearings throughout the second half of 1945 that focused on German economic penetration of neutral countries, elimination of German resources for war, German's resources for a third world war, etc. Archives are at NARA's Center for Legislative Archives in the Archives I building. See the National Archives finding aid for Holocaust research. ^ World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 (Laetrile) (1974-1975) by G. Edward Griffen ^ I.G. Farben (1947) by Richard Sasuly ^ Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler (2000) By Antony C. Sutton , a book that describes in detail the money trail from its roots to the bank accounts of the Nazi SS . ^ IG Farben Trial Documents."