(Source: Office of the Secretary of State)

"The millennium's final decade was commonly referred to as the post-Cold War era, but that only told us what it was not. A better description was the global era, a time characterized by heightened interdependence, overlapping national interests, and borders permeable to everything from terrorists and technology to disease and democratic ideals."

Madeline Albright, Madame Secretary. Miramax Books, 2003, page 429.

Source: New Globalists, Wired, June, 2002, pages 130 - 131.

(Photo Credit: Boeing Photo, Steve Smith, and the New York Times)

Christine Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington (Photo: Office of the Governor)

"I flew into Beijing on a Boeing jet, in the taxi to my hotel I saw a sign for Microsoft on top of a building, and when I got there, there was a Starbuck's across the street. Not many governors can say that."

"China Wins OVer Washington, But D.C. Proves Tougher by Eduardo Porter, New York Times, April 23, 2006, page 4.

A billion hours ago, human life appeared on earth.
A billion minutes ago, Christianity emerged.
A billion seconds ago, the Beatles changed music.
A billion Coca-Colas ago was yesterday morning.

Robert Goizuetta, CEO of Coca Cola, April, 1997.

NPR's "Think Global", May, 2005.