Another Win for DEAC

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by freddyboy, Mar 26, 2022.

  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That town has trilingual signs at the approaches: Waibejewung, Little Current, Petit Courant. This is Canada, eh? I'm fond of it. Little Current is touristy but not to a rapacious extent. Nice, helpful people. But I didn't like ANY of the restaurants. Not surprising - I don't like them at home either.

    Restaurants across the US Border were ALWAYS good - Lewiston NY, Niagara Falls NY (better than most on the Canadian side - and much cheaper on average) were my favourites. Good music in Lewiston, too, at Artpark. Back then, I saw top stars - Ray Charles, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie - sadly, all passed on, now. They left great memories.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Also home to Niagara University. Great school. Many Canadian and US teachers educated here. I know some. Niagara U. has Accreditation-Formerly-Known-as-Regional - not DEAC. There - are we back on track?
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    What's the name of that volcano in Iceland again?
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Which one? Hekla is considered "Queen" of Iceland's volcanoes. There are four major volcanic zones - with 32 volcanic systems, having a total of around 130 volcanic mountains. And I'm sure, Nosborne, that you knew that. :)

    Here's a chart of the major volcanoes.
    And here's a chart of the eruptions 6500 BCE to date.

    That do? Good.

    Now, back to your neck of the woods - the Southwest. You have some interesting names there. Before I learned anything about Navajoland, I thought Tuba City was where local Oompah bands bought their instruments. It's not. (Gasp!)

    All this is taking me away from my fashion studies. Back to my sewing machine. (For real.) 'Bye. :)
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  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I expect you're referring to Eyjafjallajökull.
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  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I love Niagara Falls Canada, but the food is terrible, lol. Only place I can stomach is the Grand Buffet on Fallsview, and there I stick mostly to the Indian offerings. But I've always found Canadian food to have a uniquely different taste to American food even when comparing the same dishes.
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  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It certainly is. "Noo doot aboot it," as we say here. I'm glad you can laugh. And what's to love? Surely not Clifton Hill?

    Probably the maple syrup, eh? Go back across the river to Niagara Falls, NY. You'll see a lot of Canadians there. Try Pete's Market House, Club Joey - anywhere on Pine Ave. Better. By far.
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  8. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of what NF,USA used to be, a bustling place full of life and tourism. Now it's just a wasteland of drugs, crime, prostitution and poverty. So sad.

    So true. Can't go wrong with the food in that area. Just gotta wear a bulletproof suit to go get it these days:(
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm saddened to hear that. My memories are from a lot of years ago. I worked in NF Canada for about 3 years and lived close to it for about 25 years. That was when crossing the border either way was very, very easy for average people. In another era, to be sure. I'm glad to see (by Internet) that at least Pete's Market and Club Joey's are still in operation. Fine places!
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  10. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, crossing the border was so informal. Shortly after I was married, my bride and I decided to visit the Butchart Gardens from Seattle. (Always highly recommended, by the way.) As we drove up to the Canadian border guard shack she said do you have your passport? I said, heck no. (She wasn't from there.) We were waived through with a Canadian smile. Coming back we were waived through with a typical U.S. semi-sneer.

    Mexico too. Strolled across the Santa Fe St. bridge from ELP and bought some Tequila (I used to drink too much. Way too much.) Sauntered back and said U.S. when asked our nationality, said we'd bought the rocket fuel and were duly waived in.

    No longer. Nope, no longer. Papers, please! upon entering the U.S. and Canada. Mexico, last time I went, didn't check unless you went 25 kM south of Cd. Juarez or were driving but I hear that walking into T/J now will require, not only your passport but a tourist card. Free for stays under 7 days but still.

    9/11 ruined it for everybody.:(
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  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I will say that the border check that remains engraved in Technicolor in my brain was the midnight train halt entering East Germany in 1972. An Alsatian takes up a lot of space in a third class compartment.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's what they called them in England when I was a kid. They were German Shepherds until World War 1. Then nothing could be German again. The Battenbergs all became Mountbattens etc. Seriously. Only a few things here were re-named, like cities. Berlin, Ontario became Kitchener, as it is today.

    When some kid mentioned a German Shepherd here in Canada - I didn't know what he meant until he pointed to a dog. I was expecting to see a guy named Hans with a crook.
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  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    So did I. Glad we both lived to tell. :)
    Sure did!
  14. ArielB

    ArielB Member

    Quite the opposite. There is a critical doctor shortage in the United States.
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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    So it seems. The stats appear to support that. Here are a couple of sources. to “The Complexities of,21,400 to 55,200 by 2033.

    One caveat: They're both sources that deal in medical education - but there are plenty of others. The word "barrage" comes to mind.
  16. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    There is a critical shortage worldwide. WHO predicts a shortfall of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030. But I think this was published before 2020, so the situation may be even more dire now.
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  17. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Excuse me, but why are we discussing education-related matters on a politics discussion board? I'm deeply offended (and distracted). :cool:
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