So, what the hell happened with Bananama Republic?

In August of last year, we received an email from our web host,, that they had closed down Bananama Republic. Why? Apparently there was a court order from the Netherlands. We got a copy of that, and sure enough, Patrick Visser, of Silva Tree fame, as well as his wife, Keren Visser-Katz, had filed a civil case against your author, made sure we didn’t know about it, and won. They claimed that they had been unjustly labeled as frauds on this blog and, because I wasn’t there to contest that allegation, the judge decided that the offending articles had to be taken down, by me. Not by my web host, who wasn’t even a party to the case.