Mar. 3rd, 2010

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I had a discussion a few weeks ago with a student who argued that Alabama was the world's biggest center for organized crime and human trafficking. Now, coming from a Russian, that means a lot, but I let him know that Alabama could not be the center. I have in fact done some work in this area (organized crime, trafficking), and Alabama has never come up. Further, it doesn't have enough international traffic in the first place to come up... no major sea or air ports. Today, when I walked in to the school, he was waiting.

Student: You know how I was talking about the mafia in Alabama?

Me: Yes.

Student: I meant Albania.

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