Down below in the comments to the tobacco post I wrote:
"Anybody else UNable to bring up http://www.signs-of-the-times.org/?"
Well, here is a post from the site's proprietor Laura Knight-Jadczyk on her blogsite Postcards from the Edge of Reality:
SOTT.NET Hacked Again!
"Yes, SOTT has been hacked again - second time this month. And this time, after we paid extra fees to ensure security.
"Just so our readers know, we have had to move our site about 6 times in the past 5 years. On a couple of occasions it was due to hacking; a couple of times it was due to the fact that "someone" started pressuring our service provider to dump us. A couple of times, they didn't dump us, but service that had formerly been good became non-existent.
"Seems like somebody - or a LOT of somebodies - really don't want us on the internet. I think we must be the most attacked and harassed website on the net. I guess that means we must be doing something right!
"We are presently working on solving the problem and will be back online as soon as possible."