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New Film – Don’t Tread on Me: Rise of the Republic

By Angie Ress Staff Writer – RestoreTheRepublic.com

In a stunning show of discontent for the state of the union, the latest film project from filmmakers William Lewis and Gary Franchi is stirring up support from coast to coast. Only 8 days after the official release, 39 cities have registered locations to host film screenings of “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic” on the National Simul-Screening day, June 26th.

In an interview with writer/producer Franchi, he stated, “It reminds me when I was working with Aaron Russo and the support his film received when it was released.”

Aaron Russo was the Hollywood producer whose final film, “America: Freedom to Fascism” examined the Federal Reserve, the income tax and the growing police state in America. Russo passed away due to cancer in August of 2007.

Writer/Director Lewis added candidly, “people are opening up their homes, renting theaters, and securing rooms in libraries and halls all over the country.”

Franchi chimed in, “and that’s just the publicly listed screenings, over 60 private screening locations have registered, as well!”

When asked why the film is receiving such attention, Lewis remarked, “The people have had enough. They are looking for solutions and we give the solutions in this film.”

When pressed about specifics, veteran documentarian Lewis stated, “The last amendment of the Bill of Rights lays out one part of the plan and the 2nd Amendment the other. We present, for the first time on film, key state resolutions working their way through various state houses that the viewer will be educated on and we hope will support, but that is just the beginning.”

U.S. Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Control

U.S. Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Control

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released their Producer Price Index (PPI) report for March 2010 and the latest numbers are shocking. Food prices for the month rose by 2.4%, its sixth consecutive monthly increase and the largest jump in over 26 years. NIA believes that a major breakout in food inflation could be imminent, similar to what is currently being experienced in India.

Some of the startling food price increases on a year-over-year basis include, fresh and dry vegetables up 56.1%, fresh fruits and melons up 28.8%, eggs for fresh use up 33.6%, pork up 19.1%, beef and veal up 10.7% and dairy products up 9.7%. On October 30th, 2009, NIA predicted that inflation would appear next in food and agriculture, but we never anticipated that it would spiral so far out of control this quickly.

The PPI foreshadows price increases that will later occur in the retail sector. With U-6 unemployment rising last month to 16.9%, many retailers are currently reluctant to pass along rising prices to consumers, but they will soon be forced to do so if they want to avoid reporting huge losses to shareholders.

Food stamp usage in the U.S. has now increased for 14 consecutive months. There are now 39.4 million Americans on food stamps, up 22.4% from one year ago. The U.S. government is now paying out more to Americans in benefits than it collects in taxes. As food inflation continues to surge, our country will soon have no choice but to cut back on food stamps and other entitlement programs.

Most financial experts in the mainstream media are proclaiming that the recession is over and inflation is not a problem in the U.S. Unfortunately, they fail to realize that rising food and gasoline prices accounted for 58% of February’s year-over-year 3.85% rise in retail sales. NIA believes price inflation is beginning to accelerate in many areas of the economy besides food and energy, and all increases in U.S. retail sales this year will be entirely due to inflation.

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