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NEW YORK -- Federal investigators have arrested an enigmatic Wall Street wiz on insider-trading charges -- and incredibly, he claims to be a time-traveler from the year 2256!

Sources at the Security and Exchange Commission confirm that 44-year-old Andrew Carlssin offered the bizarre explanation for his uncanny success in the stock market after being led off in handcuffs on January 28.

"We don't believe this guy's story -- he's either a lunatic or a pathological liar," says an SEC insider.

"But the fact is, with an initial investment of only $800, in two weeks' time he had a portfolio valued at over $350 million. Every trade he made capitalized on unexpected business developments, which simply can't be pure luck.

"The only way he could pull it off is with illegal inside information. He's going to sit in a jail cell on Rikers Island until he agrees to give up his sources."

The past year of nose-diving stock prices has left most investors crying in their beer. So when Carlssin made a flurry of 126 high-risk trades and came out the winner every time, it raised the eyebrows of Wall Street watchdogs.

"If a company's stock rose due to a merger or technological breakthrough that was supposed to be secret, Mr. Carlssin somehow knew about it in advance," says the SEC source close to the hush-hush, ongoing investigation.

When investigators hauled Carlssin in for questioning, they got more than they bargained for: A mind-boggling four-hour confession.

Carlssin declared that he had traveled back in time from over 200 years in the future, when it is common knowledge that our era experienced one of the worst stock plunges in history. Yet anyone armed with knowledge of the handful of stocks destined to go through the roof could make a fortune.

"It was just too tempting to resist," Carlssin allegedly said in his videotaped confession. "I had planned to make it look natural, you know, lose a little here and there so it doesn't look too perfect. But I just got caught in the moment."

In a bid for leniency, Carlssin has reportedly offered to divulge "historical facts" such as the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden and a cure for AIDS.

All he wants is to be allowed to return to the future in his "time craft."

However, he refuses to reveal the location of the machine or discuss how it works, supposedly out of fear the technology could "fall into the wrong hands."

Officials are quite confident the "time-traveler's" claims are bogus. Yet the SEC source admits, "No one can find any record of any Andrew Carlssin existing anywhere before December 2002."

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I'm so happy that Seattle has a varied music scene that manages to attract some top name groups and DJs. It feels good to know I'm not missing out on hearing good music, live.

So far Sarah and I have managed to go and see:
Dirty Vegas
Donald Glaude
Bad Company UK
Deisel boy
Adam F
DJ Craze
The Streets

And we still have James Lavelle and Dillinja & Lemon D to come.

I still miss my own record collection tho.
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It's spring break!!

I fully expect to be surrounded by half naked men and women dancing in and around a swimming pool, being scorched by the blinding hot sun, underneathe a sign that reads 'THE GRIND'

At least, that's what MTV has led me to beleive will happen.
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Hello morph! Hello everybody!

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It would seem like it is the time of year to start posting in LiveJournal again after a long absence, judging by the amount of people who seem to be creeping back out of the woodwork.

You wouldnt find me doing that kind of thing.
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    Twice as happy as happy.

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Its very rare that I become 100% happy with something that I have created, but tonight, after sitting here, in total neglect of the time, I have created something of a monster.
OK, so possibly something more of monsterous proportions in relation to my creative and designing skills.

I beleive I have surpassed myself.

Not only did I amaze myself the other day by picking up a pencil and pen for the first time in god knows how many years (probably 6) and managing to draw what turned out to be quite a nice piece of artwork, but I have sat here tonight and crafted out an absolute beaut of a design for the CD I am working on.

Due to my imminent departure (he says sitting by his letter box in anticipation), my brother asked me to do him a nice mix CD with some records of his choice.
He chose, I tweeked.
As yet the CD is still to be fully crafted, but it can now lay in its undeveloped form happy in the knowledge that it has itself a recepticle that will go down in CD package design history, and quite possibly managing to pick up such accolades as, 'Andrews Best CD Packaging Design Award for the Month of November 2002'.

Oh yes, today could go down in Graphic Design history. Students could be writting thesis' on me and my work in years to come. This piece alone could end up being worth millions and end up being hung in a posh art gallery someplace, or even being stolen by another country and claimed lost, only to reappear in thousands of years time, and creating much arguement and possibly even war.

I am pleased with what I have achieved.
Having taught myself photoshop in these days of having little to do, I would now say that I have gotten to a satisfactory level to produce good pieces of messed about pics with a touch of design spread about them.

Now to try and make the CD to sound as good as its casing looks.

I fear playing music very loudly at 04:08am would only go toward pissing the neighbours and family members off somewhat severely.