"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” ·· * ··
The Worlds Largest Corn Maze in Illinois. In 2010, Vietnam became the 15th largest market for U.S. agricultural products. U.S. agricultural exports to Vietnam grew fivefold from $216 million in 2006 to $1.3 billion in 2010. Vietnam is the 8th largest market for U.S. feedstuffs, doubling over the past two years and valued at $151 million in 2010. "The dramatically changing consumer habits will increase grain demand in Vietnam. We need to continue to educate Vietnamese buyers and farmers on benefits of buying from the United States," said Corn Marketing Program of Michigan President Pat Feldpausch, who participated in the mission. "The United States has a dependable system that provides transparency and risk management. We are a consistent supplier and buyers get better value for their purchases. Buying corn from nearby countries or from Ukraine is a risk. You may get a bargain but it's a gamble."
The Story of a Mother is a neat story because it has a metaphorical level and a more concrete level and Andersen is able to blend the two masterfully. In The Story of a Mother, there is a mother with a baby who is sick, rocking him by the fire on a cold winter night. The mother is very worried about her baby. An old man comes inside, but he is really death. Death takes the baby and disappears into the night.
There is a story going around about a man who sat down one morning as he drank his cup of coffee (postum) and listened to the radio. Over the radio waves came the voice of a man who had developed a philosophy about the priorities of life. He called it his "Thousand Marbles" theory. It went something like this: