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2003-04-17 19:42:07.53343+00 by TC 9 comments

It's just one of those things that make you go Hun?. The SEC is no doubt going to try to figure out his source of info but what a fun story. I waiting to hear about Berkeley's city council passing and ordinace banning time-crimes within the city limits.

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#Comment made: 2003-04-17 20:27:10.271124+00 by: Dan Lyke

A bunch of folks were linking to it back when this was just a WWN story. In fact, note the final paragraph:

Weekly World News will continue to follow this story as it unfolds. Keep watching for further developments

#Comment made: 2003-04-18 13:17:56.349942+00 by: meuon

If this is a real story.. I believe him! - I want to believe. This is EXACTLY what I would do if I could do it.. Although picking 200 plus winning trades in a row is very conspicious, he's not terribly bright eh?

#Comment made: 2003-04-18 14:52:55.845151+00 by: ebradway

Does the SEC really have a way to track individuals trading patterns to catch patterns in trade over a period of a few weeks? And why didn't this guy just buy a lottery ticket - furloh $5 into $50,000,000 overnight. He could put that in the bank, return to his time and cash in on the interest.

#Comment made: 2003-04-18 16:58:30.041368+00 by: other_todd

Y'all really should read the Snopes comments on this, which are hilarious, as usual.

#Comment made: 2003-04-21 11:20:07.572803+00 by: meuon [edit history]

A more direct link: Darn. And I had high hopes this was real.

#Comment made: 2003-04-21 16:15:14.783267+00 by: other_todd

Oops - now why didn't I link to the actual article, which is what I thought I was doing? Brain fart no doubt. Anyway, you've figured out the correct URL by now.

#Comment made: 2003-04-22 00:27:37.837074+00 by: Carlos

HEY WHETHER A LUNATIC OR NOT HE IS A GENIUS. Yes he will spend a few yrs or maybe a few months in jail or in psychiatric therapy once out he is $350 million dollars richer. He could plea insanity and get psychiatric help and once out PARTY TIME.

#Comment made: 2003-04-25 06:17:07.022365+00 by: Merc1

Heard today on CNN that this guy has disappeared from Riker Island? Now that adds a new dimension!

#Comment made: 2003-04-30 01:16:08.071534+00 by: dlcmpbl

Hmmm.. and why does he speak current American English? As a parallel, speech patterns from colonial times would be noticably different today. And did anyone look at his teeth to see the changes in dental treatment? ah well, inside, outside, it all counts towards $350 million or an extremely long leg pull.