In August of last year, we received an email from our web host, 1984.is, 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.