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Hot off the presses, another rumor
Friday, June 15, 2007
A rumor that really has the ability to spread like a wildfire is one that either has some outlandish plot but would be exciting for it to be real or one that makes sense and provides something that those who are hearing it want it to be true.

I think the current rumor falls into the second category.

Basically it was reported that one agency sent out a newsletter to their clients that states that all the required ministries have approved their stuff and that the MOE only needs to issue their accreditation certificate which will just take a week or two.

Unfortunately, this is only coming from one agency and that does not seem likely. What I mean is that the last time there was a huge delay in the accreditation process a bunch of agencies all got reaccredited at the same time. And since a large group of agencies got their applications done back in December and have been waiting since March (which is when the MOE's own law says they have to provide an answer back on the applications of accreditation!!!), it's logical to assume there would be a bunch of agencies saying this and not just one.

That is not to say that this news is not based on fact and that indeed accreditations are very imminent. "Very imminent"? I think I made a diction error there, okay whatever, you get the point.

Anyway, after a long delay which is so nonsensical it makes it clear to me as to why the Russians lost he cold war. Keeping in mind I certainly knock our system. I mean I believe the American system (political/economic) has as many problems as Paris Hilton's psychological makeup, but the Russian bureaucracy is just amazing.

And with the track record they've created it's hard for me to get too excited about something that may or may not be real. But we'll see, I'll post anything I hear about. For now, it's back to the pool.

posted by Steveg @ 12:56 PM  
  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger Lake said…

    WOW, two posts in one day, you are getting back to your old self. Sorry about the hot weather, but glad you have the pool. I think it is at least encouraging that rumors are starting to float around. Let's hope you hear from your agency that you said waits until they have something concrete to say.
    Love, Mother

  • At 4:02 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    I agree...it's difficult to get excited about this possibility. The only thing that I wonder is whether or not some agencies are being quiet for quiet's sake - you know "if we say it out loud, it may not happen."

    At least I hope that's the case. Best we can do is cross our fingers and pray! :)

    But like you...I think I may go find a pool to jump in!

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