ARIN will for the very first time, sometime between the middle and end of next year, receive a request for IPv4 address space that is justified and meets the policy"
They say no all the time, to anyone that doesn't meet their criteria, ie "the policy".
I dunno exactly what that is, but I'm going to assume it includes some kind of need or size requirements.
It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.