Dec 22, 2012 at 17:41:48
“Again with the 'god provoked event' intended to stop some message with which some religious fanatic disagrees. The USA is poised on the brink of the Dark Ages and, like a black hole, is dragging other nations along for the ride. Home schooling, creationist idiocy, concealed weapons, and religious idealogy that is nothing more than brainwashing are all creeping north of the border. Oh, and our hard earned tax dollars go to support this debacle. No god arranged for the storm. Please stop the mindless commentary. It's disgusting.”
“In your world view there is no substitute for your “one true and living god” as he is the “only God I know to be found.”
In the world view of those born in an Islamic society (family) or a Hindu society or a Shinto society (we could continue with the list but it would take far too long) such a substitution is made quite easily and their gods fit the bill perfectly.
You, personally, have determined that the gods of these societies do NOT exist for reasons of your own that you believe (faith driven), but cannot know (evidence driven), to be obviously true.
Others (billions of them) have determined that your Christian god does NOT exist for their own obviously true (to them) reasons.
The atheist has determined that NO god exists usually for reasons that include, but are not limited to, having found no ‘empirical’ evidence in support of supernatural beings of any stripe.
Perhaps you understand more about how an atheist thinks and feels than you may be aware of as it is clear you are one when it comes to every other god this world has to offer. Just one more to go.”
Oct 3, 2012 at 13:42:28
“Part 3 of 3
Finally, flights are plentiful and affordable. Many if not all the major U.S. carriers visit BUF with lots of choices for your U.S. destination.
BTW, try using Aeroplan points for U.S. trips from Toronto. You will need a truckload of them for most flights AND have to pony-up an additional almost $200 for fees and taxes. Fly to the same destination from Buffalo on a Star Alliance partner and it takes fewer points and $35 or so in fees and taxes.
This was more than I wanted to say when I started but it's good to consider all the components of a trip. Traveling is a job as much as anything and hopefully this information helps you do your job a little better - with some money left over to eat when you arrive at your destination.”
Oct 3, 2012 at 13:41:01
“Part 2 of 3 - Parking continued
The most flexible OFF-SITE parking I've found at Pearson is the Value Park Lot costing $70.00 per week and/or $15.00/day. I like it because you can take the mono-rail to the Terminals. You might have a longish walk to the Station but at least you don't have to wait for a shuttle.
BUF has several parking choices that are all good value and include shuttles that actually do pick up passengers in a timely manner. 'Long Term Lot A' has walkable spots available although they are not as close to the Terminal as the Preferred Parking - good choice for short (”
Oct 3, 2012 at 13:38:23
“PART 1 of 3:
I travel to the U.S. a lot and Buffalo is my airport of choice. What follows are some of the reasons why.
It takes approx 1 hr 20 by car from my home to BUF compared to 50-60 to arrive somewhere near Pearson (with perfect traffic conditions.) A Nexus card helps when crossings are busy.
After crossing, I fill up on the much cheaper gas available in the U.S. so I'm ready for my trip home. Round trip takes approx 15 litres or 4 gallons. My last fill up 3 weeks ago (at $3.98/g) cost $50.00 USD for 12.56 gallons - about 47 litres. Same day in Canada the cost/litre was 1.33-1.35 CAD. At 1.34 CAD cost is $63.61 CAD. USDs were cheaper (0.9670CAD) so additional savings=$1.65.
Parking. Once at Pearson you must find somewhere to park that won't cost nearly as much as the flight - depending on trip duration. Good luck with that. If you park at the Airport - take out a loan if it's more than 4 days or so. Other choices might give you a break in the price but only marginally and you'll pay in other ways - distance from Airport or waiting for (at times) non-existent shuttles. Count on as much as 40 minutes at Pearson during some peak times. Winter fun . . . See part 2”