The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 19th, 2022 day edition

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The cost of living is surging, but what is to blame for higher prices?

The cost of living has skyrocketed in Australia and experts are pointing the finger at many different sources.

But a new research report from the Australia Institute said higher inflation was not the fault of rising wages, but instead the companies that keep pushing prices higher.

“The national accounts show it is rising profits, not rising costs, that are driving Australia’s inflation.”.

“It’s a shortage of competition, not a shortage of skilled labour, that is driving up the cost of living in Australia.”.

“Given that profits currently account for a record share of GDP, there is simply no truth behind the assertion that the Australian corporate sector has ‘no choice’ but to pass on cost increases in full in the form of higher prices.

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Gov. Greg Abbott did not attend funerals for any of the Uvalde shooting victims

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The last funeral held in Uvalde for victims was on June 16, when 11-year-old Layla Salazar was laid to rest.

Garza added that Sen. Ted Cruz, who also attended some prayer vigils for victims, similarly failed to reach out to victims' families.

Correction: Governor Abbott visited Uvalde, Texas on June 5 for a 6 p.m. community worship event at the Uvalde County Fairplex, per his official schedule. »

Dallas joins other Texas school districts in requiring clear or mesh backpacks after Uvalde massacre

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(CNN) The Dallas school district announced Monday that it will require students to carry clear or mesh backpacks to class, joining other Texas districts in implementing new security measures following the Uvalde school massacre.

The new rules apply to 6th-12th grade students at Dallas Independent School District -- the second-largest public school district in Texas -- and will take effect when the upcoming 2022-2023 school year begins in August.

Other types of bags will no longer be allowed, according to the school district. »

Danny Trejo congratulates son Gilbert on 8 years of sobriety

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Danny Trejo is sending some love to his son Gilbert as he celebrates a huge milestone.

Trejo shared on social media that Sunday marks "8 years clean and sober" for his son.

Actor Danny Trejo (L) and his son Gilbert Trejo attend the premiere of "Alita Battle Angel" on February 5, 2019 at the Westwood Village Regency Theatre in Westwood, California. »

Man Pulls Gun on Women Who Didn't Thank Him for Holding Door Open: Police

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A 25-year-old Connecticut man on Saturday allegedly pulled out a gun on two women because they did not thank him for holding a door open for them, according to local police.

When officers arrived, a witness told police that a man, later identified as Joshua Murray, allegedly pointed a gun at the women for whom he held a door open.

When police located Murray, they allegedly found a firearm on him, and when they arrested him, he allegedly interfered. »