Mail today, from Michigan. Lawyer John Di Giacomo of Traverse Legal writes us and the legal department of GoDaddy, our hosting service, on behalf of Patrick Visser, who runs Silva Tree, demanding that Bananama Republic is removed, killed, shut down - whatever you wanna call it. Read the letter here.
Fact is, however, that everything we wrote about Patrick Visser and his scammy ways was quoted from other websites, notably the Christian Science Monitor and the Ripoff Report (here and here). But of course it is much easier to go after a simple blog, right?
It's really not our fault that Patrick Visser's reputation is so bad that his business is hurt by it, or that he now makes it worse by turning into an enemy of the free press on top of everything else. We believe the public doesn't need to be protected from Bananama Republic; it needs to be warned against hustlers like Patrick Visser and their rogue business schemes. And may you all have a very nice day!