Showing posts from April, 2012

You Only Need One Set of Anti Theft Wheel Locks

A Common Sense Savings Tip
This is a tip that I borrowed from a note post on my Facebook Page, How To Buy A Used Car In T&T.  If you drive a vehicle in the Caribbean you may need this tip.   
You know the anti theft wheel lock purchased so that some desperate misfit don't steal the four wheels off your car.  These wheel log nuts comes in a set of four per pack and cost about $200 TTD.  
Too many times I notice that cars are outfitted with one set of four per wheel.
That is 3 sets of extra anti theft  locking wheel nuts.  The store loves this but it only makes the vehicle owner look like a dumb dumb or overly paranoid.  It does not make sense. 
Here's the logic.  Each tire only needs one lock nut.  The other three nuts on the wheel should be the regular wheel nuts.  It's impossible for a thief to remove the tire if you have just one lock nut. Unless of course you think the have the key and it will take them  longer to take …

Chinese People Mix like Oil in the Caribbean Melting Pot

Almost Every Tasty Pot Needs A Little Oil

The Caribbean is known for being one of the most diverse melting pots in the world. Here we accommodate all races without prejudice.

Maybe it has a lot to do with our history of accepting whichever super power claimed ownership of the islands. In those old Viking days the Chinese never venture in these waters so they have always been strangers to us. Now it seems that there is a covert plan to colonize the Caribbean from the inside out.

A friend related a story about a Chinese restaurateur who was constructing a restaurant

My friend is a plumber and he was hired to run pipes in the new building. According to him every piece of hardware to build the restaurant was shipped from China. That included all the tiles, lumber, sinks, pipes and fittings came down in a container. In his opinion, it seems as if the Chinese government financed his entire business.

Why would they do that? Well, speculating you would come to the conclusion that they wan…

What The Hell Does China Want In The Caribbean?

“We Give Them What They Want, We Will Get What We Want”
This must have been the guiding thought for the Chinese strategy makers when it came to  Caribbean foreign policy.   
The Chinese are a deliberate people; we must understand that while Westerners make long range plans for 3 to 5 years; the Chinese make 100 year plans. 
It is no secret that China is still a communist country ruled by an autocratic government that blatantly ignores human rights and transparent justice.   
Most Caribbean politicians seem to forget this little known but well publicized fact.  A high school student could conclude that if a country does not respect the basic human rights of its own people, it cannot respect the rights of any people.  
It is easy to understand why the Chinese are firmly established in every country rich in commodities.  China has the largest population and currently is the richest country in the world.  They have embarked on a strategy of investing in any country by way of outright loans, di…