Zombie apocalypse – Combat Arms Blog http://combatarmsblog.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:04:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://combatarmsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon.png Zombie apocalypse – Combat Arms Blog http://combatarmsblog.com/ 32 32 Andrea’s Original Arc In TWD Was Very Different Reveals Frank Darabont https://combatarmsblog.com/andreas-original-arc-in-twd-was-very-different-reveals-frank-darabont/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:04:00 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/andreas-original-arc-in-twd-was-very-different-reveals-frank-darabont/ Season 1 showrunner Frank Darabont reveals how Andrea’s character arc on The Walking Dead would have been very different had he stayed with the show. The Walking Dead Season 1 executive producer and showrunner Frank Darabont reveals that Andrea was originally intended to have a very different character arc. Based on the comics by Robert […]]]>

Season 1 showrunner Frank Darabont reveals how Andrea’s character arc on The Walking Dead would have been very different had he stayed with the show.


The Walking Dead Season 1 executive producer and showrunner Frank Darabont reveals that Andrea was originally intended to have a very different character arc. Based on the comics by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead first aired in 2010 and quickly became one of AMC’s most successful shows. Season 1 introduces audiences to Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes and a host of other survivors, including Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Daryl (Norman Reedus), and Andrea (Laurie Holden). Although initially relatively ill-adapted to survive the harsh conditions of a zombie apocalypse, Andrea quickly becomes a formidable zombie slayer after the shocking death of her sister.

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In a recent interview with SlashFilm, Darabont explains how the character of Andrea is in The Walking Dead would have been different had he stayed on as showrunner. AMC made the shocking decision to fire Darabont during development on Season 2, upending its plans for the series. The former creative lead reveals that Andrea was originally intended to play a more pivotal role after Season 1, and that her relationships with other characters would have been explored differently. Check out Darabont’s full comment below:

Laurie’s role in The Walking Dead was intended by me to have a substantial character arc that never happened. She would go from a mentally deranged, super self-absorbed, severely traumatized, and angry girl to the opposite end of the spectrum: their most trusted soldier, an ace sniper, and a grown woman who becomes all about self-sacrifice. and protect the group. And her relationship with Dale would blossom into a very deep situation from May to December, a real marriage based on deep feelings and respect. I aim for characters and situations based on messy and complicated feelings, as happens in life. And no, she was never meant to be in love with Rick, as I read somewhere. It was never meant to be discarded as zombie food. Neither did Dale, for that matter. Neither does Glenn.

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How Andrea evolved differently from Darabont’s plan

Laurie Holden as Andrea looking behind her in The Walking Dead.

While Andrea experiences a similar arc to what Darabont portrays in Season 2, becoming a skilled marksman through the training of Shane (Jon Bernthal), Season 3 deviates significantly from that plan. Andrea is widely regarded as one of the The Walking DeadThe most hated characters of, and a lot of that can probably be attributed to her storyline in Season 3. Instead of serving as the group’s protector, Andrea finds herself caught between her loyalty to Rick and her newfound romance with the Governor. (David Morrissey), the leader of a rival community and the central villain of the season. Andrea ends up redeeming herself towards the end of The Walking Dead season 3, but the Governor kills her soon after.

Also, Andrea’s relationship with Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) is very different in the show compared to the comics. Dale becomes something of a father figure to Andrea in the series, but the character dies at the end of The Walking Dead season 2 when he is caught off guard by a zombie. Darabont’s comment makes it clear that he would have stayed more true to the comics by making Dale and Andrea’s relationship more romantic in nature. Andrea’s actions during The Walking Dead Season 3 is largely responsible for why fans have come to dislike the character so passionately, but Darabont’s plan seems to have completely changed her trajectory and potentially made her one of the series’ most complex heroes.

Despite being one of AMC’s most popular shows, The Walking Dead is considered to have made a number of blunders in his 11 seasons. Besides largely failing Andrea as a character, Glenn’s shocking death in Season 7 represents a major turning point for The Walking Dead this did not sit well with all fans. Along with his comments from Andrea, Darabont’s brief mention of his plans to keep Glenn alive suggests that his original plans for The Walking Dead may actually have been more popular with fans than the show ended up doing.

More: The Walking Dead Has Failed One Of Its Most Promising Villain Groups

Source: SlashFilm

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Carmel Valley resident forges book on women’s pandemic experiences https://combatarmsblog.com/carmel-valley-resident-forges-book-on-womens-pandemic-experiences/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 20:52:16 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/carmel-valley-resident-forges-book-on-womens-pandemic-experiences/ “Death loomed over me in the middle of the night when I was alone. I was so convinced I was going to die, I wrote my will,” Orlando, Florida resident Marietta Kelly said in her post. June 2020“The coronavirus is not a hoax”. Leslie Ferguson of Escondido, wrote in May 2020: “During this quarantine, laughter […]]]>

“Death loomed over me in the middle of the night when I was alone. I was so convinced I was going to die, I wrote my will,” Orlando, Florida resident Marietta Kelly said in her post. June 2020“The coronavirus is not a hoax”.

Leslie Ferguson of Escondido, wrote in May 2020: “During this quarantine, laughter has proven quite elusive, like toilet paper. Life in general isn’t much fun right now. In fact, it’s pretty silly. »

The cover of “Six Feet Apart… in the Time of Corona”.

(Copyright of Holly Kammier)

Said Dunedin, New Zealand resident Shih Yen Chang in her March 2020 essay “Twenty Four Hours”: “It’s like a zombie apocalypse movie! It really is! Zombies are people infected with the coronavirus, and you can’t tell who is a zombie or not.

These statements are excerpts from 61 essays and poems compiled in “Six Feet Apart…in the Time of Corona”.

Acorn Publishing co-owners Holly Kammier of Carmel Valley and Jessica Therrien of Irvine solicited pieces from women around the world and compiled them into the anthology.

Publishing is scheduled for December 11, with information available at acornpublishingllc.com.

Kammier said she came up with the idea early in the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, popularly known as Covid.

“I felt very hopeless,” she said. “I felt really lucky to be able to continue working from home and not have my work interrupted and still be safe.

“So there was a sense of guilt and an obligation to do something to help those who weren’t necessarily as lucky as me.”

She is particularly concerned about the plight of women, including those who may have been trapped in homes where they and their children have been abused.

Forty percent of “Six Feet Apart” sales will go to Laura’s House, an Orange County nonprofit that supports women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

“There were a lot of bad situations created by Covid, but in my mind this was the most perilous, and to me the most relevant as a woman myself and a mother.”

Kammier and Therrien thought the global health crisis would only last a few months. At the start of the pandemic, they knew few people personally affected by the virus.

“When we first talked about it, we imagined it would take about three months, four months (or) five months,” Kammier said. “I don’t think the light bulb has clicked for at least six months, maybe even longer, that this project would make much more sense if we just waited for things to calm down. It ended up lasting two whole years.

Initially, the coins Acorn received had less to do with coronavirus cases than with the impacts of restrictions and lockdowns.

“It’s almost like you can watch the trajectory of the spread as the trials change from ‘I’m scared to have it, I’m staying inside, I don’t know anyone who has it, I don’t want to not have it’ to ‘My neighbor’s husband is dead’ or ‘My aunt is dead,'” Kammier said.

“It slowly went from people not knowing anyone directly affected by the disease to seeing more and more people getting sick from it.”

Kammier and Therrien personally experienced the viral tsunami that followed the emerging warnings, as they recount in their stories that end the 291-page text.

Therrien dictates her traumatic experiences in the book’s prologue, in which she recounts how her husband, then her children, and herself eventually contracted the disease.

“For me, Covid started playing a cruel game,” she wrote of her illness. “After overcoming the acute infection, I had a few days of recovery. But then the next wave hit.

Kammier said she was worried upon learning of the advent of the virus, a fear that comes through in the voices of contributors to the book.

“Everyone was so scared and rethinking our lives,” she said. “It was a huge commonality. …

“When I started collecting all the essays over the last two years, I had forgotten how much fear there was. It’s so palpable when you read this anthology that the fear was there, and also hope for a better way of life because of her.

As Kammier and her family went through their own tribulations with the disease, she writes in the epilogue of redeeming aspects.

“The amazing peace and quiet for months and months has been a once in a lifetime gift,” she wrote.

As responses to Acorn’s solicitations poured in, Kammier observed how people were being affected by the pandemic in different ways.

“We weren’t all in the same boat,” she said. “We were in the same ocean, not in the same boat. … The common point was that we were all afraid. We were all worried about the people we loved.

As the daughter of an English and history teacher, Kammier is acutely aware of the significance of what the world has gone through in recent years. This realization was the motivation for her and Therrien to create and publish the anthology.

“We live through history,” Kammier said. “We are living in a major historical moment and this is an opportunity for us to leave our mark.”

Coincidentally, the reporter’s interview with Kammier at a Carmel Valley cafe took place on his late father’s birthday.

“He would think it’s the coolest thing,” Kammier said of the book. “My dad would like that. … He was a very good storyteller.

Her father also taught her a lesson that serves well in times of crisis.

“He taught me to keep water bottles in your trunk and to keep books in your trunk: ‘You never know when you’re going to be stuck somewhere and you’re going to need a book.’ He had emergency books in his car everywhere he went.

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The Walking Dead delivered a game-changing twist ahead of the series finale https://combatarmsblog.com/the-walking-dead-delivered-a-game-changing-twist-ahead-of-the-series-finale/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:34:54 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/the-walking-dead-delivered-a-game-changing-twist-ahead-of-the-series-finale/ Spoiler alert for those who haven’t watched TWD Season 11 Episode 22 yet. Those who weren’t happy with how the storyline developed in the show’s later episodes may have finally received the long-awaited gift. The twist that the writers have prepared for us is quite revolutionary. It’s Mercer changing his colors – not all of […]]]>

Spoiler alert for those who haven’t watched TWD Season 11 Episode 22 yet.

Those who weren’t happy with how the storyline developed in the show’s later episodes may have finally received the long-awaited gift. The twist that the writers have prepared for us is quite revolutionary. It’s Mercer changing his colors – not all of a sudden though – and taking the good side.

In the comic, Michael Mercer is portrayed as a good man who was forced to do bad things in the name of Commonwealth security. No wonder since Pamela is clearly an outright villain and Mercer has long since stopped sharing her values.

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Mercer intercepts Eugene on his way to jail after a so-called mock trial and utters his iconic “Time to f**k sh*t up”. While in the comics his decision is pragmatic, the TV series once again deviated from the source material – Eugene never faced a trial in the book. But the writers made the trial one of the biggest emotional blows for Mercer, which in the long run leads to his rebellion against Pamela’s rule.

Interestingly, The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang said EO that the phrase “Time to f**k sh*t up” was not originally in the script.

“It was just a free take that Michael [James Shaw] made for fun and no one thought we were going to use it. But my editor had put it in the edit that he and the director [Rose Troche] did. And I thought, “We should just check out the scripted takes, just in case.” And, by far, it was the best take. And we’re like, “Let’s use it. Why not?” she revealed, adding that Mercer’s original last line was much drier – “time to take this place!”

The series’ latest installment has surely given the franchise some much-needed momentum. By Season 11 Episode 20, fans have become quite upset with the show. They were unhappy with the script moving too slowly, while being disappointed by too much lyrics and little on-screen action.

The Walking Dead Season 11 will be the last in the American post-apocalyptic horror franchise, which premiered in October 2010. The show introduced viewers to a world after a zombie apocalypse where various survivors do their best to stay alive. while facing off against other rival groups.

The final episode of The Walking Dead airs on AMC on Sunday, November 20.

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The best survival games for Android https://combatarmsblog.com/the-best-survival-games-for-android/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 07:16:49 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/the-best-survival-games-for-android/ Survival games are projects whose main task is survival in dangerous conditions. Often players survive in a post-apocalyptic environment, fight zombies, or survive some other cataclysm. Unfortunately, most of these survival games for Android give players a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness, as players usually can only rely on their strength in such projects. Survival […]]]>

Survival games are projects whose main task is survival in dangerous conditions. Often players survive in a post-apocalyptic environment, fight zombies, or survive some other cataclysm. Unfortunately, most of these survival games for Android give players a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness, as players usually can only rely on their strength in such projects.

Survival sims often take on the Robinson theme, placing the player character on a desert island or desert and letting them find food and water, shelter, and defend themselves from danger. About mobile survival games that are now at the top, read below in our article.

Last Pirate – Best Android Survival Game

We want to start our top with a project from the RetroStyle Games studio, Last Pirate: Island Survival. According to the idea of ​​​​the authors, you have to play the role of a pirate whose ship sank and whose wreckage, like the whole team, was stranded on a mystical island, which turned out to be inhabited by all kinds of monsters. So now you have to try to survive as long as possible and destroy as many creatures as possible.

The gameplay resembles the classic style of the best survival app games – crafting, pumping, health check, thirst and hunger. However, the details are also high as the game looks dignified and colorful even on small screens.

Pirate themes are rarely combined in the survival genre. However, the game looks entertaining and interesting against the background of the usual zombie apocalypse in megacities or nuclear winter. As a result, the project occupies a prominent place in the studio’s game design portfolio and confirms this title with more than 10 million downloads on PlayMarket.

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Protected

Sheltered is a 2D adventure and survival game. In this game, the usual set of survival crafting game Android techniques, including a post-apocalyptic world and a crafting system, and you collect a bunch of resources to build a shelter and feed yourself. However, this one adds Oregon Trail style because you have a family to protect, clothe, and feed. You can send your family members out to find supplies at your own risk, and sometimes the decisions can be quite difficult.

The game adopted a concept similar to the 60 Seconds project! family related, which is quite interesting since this feature has never been seen among the best survival games for Android before.

ARK: Survival Evolved

This mobile version of the famous survival game invites us to return to the world of the Jurassic period when the dinosaurs almost entirely possessed the Earth. We have to play as one of the ancient people who coexist with these huge and dangerous reptiles. What distinguishes this world from modern technologies well known to history?

Of course, it is through interaction with dinosaurs that the core gameplay of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Android survival simulation games is built. Here you can kill, tame and breed them, creating new reptile subspecies with the characteristics you need using artificial selection.

Another advantage of the project is a well-thought-out system of tribes, which allows not only to unite with other players, but also to jointly build grandiose defensive structures capable of resisting not only the invasion of a neighboring tribe but also to the attack of a terrible Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Don’t Starve: Paperback Edition

Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition is one of the most popular open-world survival games on Android. Your task is to survive and thrive in the wilderness. Failure to do so will result in your quick and untimely death. As with most games in this genre, you’ll need to collect resources, use the environment to your advantage, and do whatever it takes to survive. However, the charm of this game is in the little extras and supernatural elements that set it apart from wild survival games.

This mine war

A project of the Polish independent studio 11 bit studios, in which we will dive into the atmosphere of the Balkan wars of the first half of the 90s. Here you will not only have to survive in the besieged city, get food, medicine, fuel and building materials to insulate and protect your shelter, but also constantly make morally difficult decisions. A big advantage of This War of Mine is that you can play survival game on mobile even without internet.

Minecraft Survive Android Game

Our top would not be complete without mentioning Mojang’s famous Minecraft. For more than 10 years, the game has topped the charts, having been downloaded 10 million times on Android and rated 4.6 stars on Google Play.

Minecraft is a construction and survival game in a randomly generated world. Here you will collect materials, build structures, craft items, raise pets, and kill monsters. The game is not only entertaining but also encourages creativity to go further and discover more content in the game.

In Minecraft, the player has almost unlimited possibilities and the developer regularly releases updates to make the game world even more interesting to explore. Of course, the updates also apply to the mobile versions of the game, making the game one of the most popular.

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How to Survive the Zomboid Project Living Off the Land https://combatarmsblog.com/how-to-survive-the-zomboid-project-living-off-the-land/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 21:32:02 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/how-to-survive-the-zomboid-project-living-off-the-land/ Indie Survival Game Zomboid Project is one of the most in-depth zombie apocalypse games. It’s an incredibly impressive indie horror title, especially considering it’s an early access game. Character creation is extensive enough, but the game’s systems add many layers to the ways players can choose to survive. While many players will choose to scavenge […]]]>

Indie Survival Game Zomboid Project is one of the most in-depth zombie apocalypse games. It’s an incredibly impressive indie horror title, especially considering it’s an early access game. Character creation is extensive enough, but the game’s systems add many layers to the ways players can choose to survive. While many players will choose to scavenge the houses scattered around Knox County for the things they’ll need to survive, players looking for a bolder playstyle could try living off the land with a build. outdoorsman themed character set.


Survive in the desert in the Zomboid isometric project is easily one of the trickiest ways to play the game, but it’s certainly not impossible. With the game’s selection of traits and skills, players can create a character that can survive the outdoors as easily as those who stay within the city limits of Knox County. With the right skill, players can survive well beyond the first week of play and even prepare to survive almost indefinitely.

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Building a character in Project Zomboid

Before setting foot in Knox County, players will need to build a character capable of enjoying the surrounding nature. Starting with the must-have traits, Outdoorsman is easily one of the best for this build as it will greatly reduce the chances of catching a cold in the rain or getting scratched while moving through the bushes. The Herbalist is another must-have, as being able to craft medical supplies from herbs is a huge bonus. Traits that add up to outdoors-focused skills, like Hunter, Former Scout, or Angler, are also solid choices.

Players will likely have to adopt some negative traits, so it is recommended to go for Claustrophobic, Weak Stomach, and Sunday Driver. A weak stomach doesn’t really matter unless players try to eat raw or rotten foods, and Claustrophobic is a great choice for any outdoor-focused playstyle. Sunday Driver creates a new danger of getting caught in large hordes while driving, but hordes of zombies large enough to stop a car are usually only found deep in the city and can be avoided. In short, players can work around the drawbacks of Sunday Driver.

When it comes to picking a profession, there are a few that work quite well with this build. Park Ranger is particularly notable because it allows players to move faster through forests. It also gives players points in trapping and blacksmithing, which will be two essential skills for this game. Fisherman, Lumberjack, Farmer, and Fireman are also solid choices that will help improve different aspects of this playstyle. Don’t forget to pay attention to the points cost of occupations.

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Surviving the first week of Project Zomboid

The first week of any game is always the most important, especially with a tough playstyle like this. When players first spawn, it is important for them to research their starting building. Important things to look out for are any type of backpack or bag that can carry more supplies, water bottles, and food. Food and water are always important, but finding a backpack quickly will go a long way to reducing the excursion that comes with carrying items found while foraging.

If players can’t find a weapon in their first house, that’s okay. Going out and foraging can provide them with the supplies needed to craft a few spears. Although the spear breaks fairly quickly, it has phenomenal range and can even be stored on a character’s back for quick retrieval. It’s a great early game weapon for an outdoors-focused game, as long as players consider the low durability.

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Once players have located a working vehicle or backpack, they will want to find a nearby river and locate suitable ground to set up camp. Settling near a river is a smart choice as players can clean themselves up, collect water to boil for drinking, and fish for food. While researching, it’s a good idea to search for stones to make basic stone tools. These stone tools won’t be used for too long, but they’re great at first for setting up some sort of shelter and for gathering logs.

Using logs, players can craft campfire materials, which in turn can make a campfire. A campfire will be more than essential for this game, as it will be used to boil water to make it drinkable. Drinking water straight from the river should only be done as a last resort to survive, especially if players have taken the Weak Stomach trait. Fish can be caught from the river using homemade spears and when cooked they are an excellent food source.

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Long term survival in Project Zomboid

Now that the basic needs of hunger and thirst are taken care of, players should consider building a shelter. While nails are usually needed for construction, players can actually use rags and logs to build log walls. Rags can easily be crafted by ripping the clothes off dead zombies. While building a house on the shore is by no means a bad idea, a popular strategy is to build a cabin over a river that can only be entered with a sheet rope, although that it requires better crafting materials than can be salvaged. .

While fish and berries will serve as moderately acceptable food sources for now, players will eventually want to create a small farm. Players need to collect farming tools and seeds, but these are actually quite easy to find when looting. It’s a good idea to look for skill books while looting. Many crafting recipes, such as those for Animal Traps, require a few points in their relevant skills. Carpentry will be a particularly important skill to develop, especially for those planning to build a more advanced home.

A long-term goal that outdoors-focused players can aim for is to get electricity to their base camp. This can be tricky, but it’s worth it as it allows players to move furniture like TVs, radios, and stoves around their homes. To obtain electricity, players must find a generator and a magazine titled “How to Use Generators”. The generators are heavy, so it is advisable to have a vehicle to transport them. Once players have filled said generator with gas, they can connect it to various devices, allowing them to thrive in their woodland home.

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City of London bankers better check Rishi Sunak’s interference https://combatarmsblog.com/city-of-london-bankers-better-check-rishi-sunaks-interference/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:28:19 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/city-of-london-bankers-better-check-rishi-sunaks-interference/ Comment this story Comment British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is mulling the idea of ​​giving the government new power to overrule financial regulators, according to the Financial Times, just days after the finance ministry announced it would go ahead with the plan. Bankers and insurance executives should encourage Sunak to be extremely cautious. This route […]]]>

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is mulling the idea of ​​giving the government new power to overrule financial regulators, according to the Financial Times, just days after the finance ministry announced it would go ahead with the plan. Bankers and insurance executives should encourage Sunak to be extremely cautious. This route will likely be more trouble than it’s worth.

The new power was Sunak’s brainchild while he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. He wants Britain’s watchdogs to be made more democratically accountable by allowing the Finance Ministry to tell them which rules to change, create or scrap.

Perhaps the power would only be used in “exceptional circumstances” and for matters of “important public interest”, as ministers have claimed, but those words sound like a slippery slope. The risk is headline-seeking political interference and unreliable rules. The Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority have warned of the threat to their independence and the UK’s international credibility.

Yet some players in the financial sector want the government to crack down on regulators they see as overly cautious and resistant to change, even if they are wary of disruption.

Britain’s battle is more complicated than it seems. Sunak has bowed in part to powerful populist and liberal elements in the Conservative Party and public discourse since the Brexit vote in 2016. Ruling regulators goes hand in hand with tearing up European Union rules and giving people back their sovereignty.

But behind the politics is also the more mundane problem of how to change EU financial rules. In fact, solving this problem means giving more power to UK regulators, not less.

Let me explain. The way the UK regulatory system works is that parliament lays down a legislative framework for the kinds of financial policies it wants, and then the regulators jump in and do the detailed work of writing specific rules for the things that the banks and insurers. The United States and other countries have a similar approach.

This appeals to policymakers because they are not financial experts and do not want to spend time determining exactly how much capital should be held for different types of mortgages or derivative transactions, for example. Outsourcing the work ensures that “the day-to-day experience of regulators in the real world…is at the heart of the regulatory policy-making process,” as the UK Treasury wrote in the introduction to its regulatory reform proposals Last year.

But now UK regulators are about to get more power because the government wants to replace many EU-derived financial rules. So someone needs to take the EU legislation that is being scrapped and turn it into relevant regulation for Britain. It’s boring, technical work for specialists, and it’s understandable that the government would prefer regulators to do it. However, some areas of finance, such as clearinghouses, have been regulated directly by EU law, but over which the PRA and FCA previously had no authority, hence the need to broaden powers.

Populists and free market types don’t like technocrats having sweeping powers. It’s not just a UK case: Earlier this year, a US court ruling led my colleague Matt Levine to question whether the Securities and Exchange Commission was unconstitutional.

In addition, many in the financial industry believe that UK regulators are run by overly cautious people whose lasting career lessons came from the 2008 crisis. They demand too much capital from banks and insurers, while imposing too many restrictions on things like investing in new infrastructure, like wind farms, say industry executives. The city partly wants regulators to face greater scrutiny in general, but also right now it is campaigning for certain rules to be scrapped or simplified as regulators adapt them from EU law. .

The idea of ​​greater accountability isn’t bad, but it has to be done the right way. Politicians can already hold regulators to account and monitor their work through parliamentary committees. And new rules must be submitted for public consultation. Sunak’s proposal for the power of appeal goes too far beyond these safeguards and allows the government to start making decisions directly.

The financial industry might want more accountability for regulators, but leaders need to be wary of who can wield it – not just now but in all seasons. That power would exist for a future government that might want tougher regulation on restricting consumer lending rates or derivatives trading, for example, or that wanted to steer finance toward industrial policy.

The bankers might like the liberal leanings of Sunak’s government, but the next prime minister, or the one after that, might not be one of them.

More from Bloomberg Opinion:

• Will Sunak overcorrect Truss’ tax errors? : Therese Raphael and Dan Hanson

• SEC’s vision for market competition would stifle innovation: Aaron Brown

• Fear not the coming zombie apocalypse in the UK: Matthew Brooker

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board or of Bloomberg LP and its owners.

Paul J. Davies is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering banking and finance. Previously, he was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

More stories like this are available at bloomberg.com/opinion

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Displaying Our Skeletons by Dina Khapaeva https://combatarmsblog.com/displaying-our-skeletons-by-dina-khapaeva/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:10:00 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/displaying-our-skeletons-by-dina-khapaeva/ Between a plague, a war and the potential for nuclear Armageddon in Ukraine, one wonders why the public’s enthusiasm for horror films and spooky decorations remains strong. How did a festival rooted in pre-modern agrarian rituals survive in post-industrial society and why did it spread around the world? ATLANTA – What explains the global popularity […]]]>

Between a plague, a war and the potential for nuclear Armageddon in Ukraine, one wonders why the public’s enthusiasm for horror films and spooky decorations remains strong. How did a festival rooted in pre-modern agrarian rituals survive in post-industrial society and why did it spread around the world?

ATLANTA – What explains the global popularity of Halloween these days? Country after country where Halloween festivities have spread, one is tempted to read politics. In the United States, for example, some see Halloween as an expression of countercultural aesthetics representing opposition to capitalist exploitation, gender and racial inequality, and American imperialism.

Since the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, Western-oriented citizens of these countries have viewed Halloween as a status symbol and a festive novelty. Even though the Ukrainian Orthodox Church shuns Halloween, skeleton costumes and gruesome make-up were on sale across the country in October – a defiant sign of resilience in the face of Russian terrorism, or perhaps simply a reflection of the desire to look like any other European country. .

Despite the Kremlin’s antipathy to anything Western, Russians also prepared for Halloween (a “devilish holiday”, according to the Russian Orthodox Church) this year, as they have since the late 1990s. pro-Kremlin media ran stories about the holidays, no doubt eager to create a superficial sense of normalcy. And, given that more than 50,000 Russian soldiers were killed in President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, and some 700,000 Russians – mostly men of draft age – fled the country, many Russians’ desire to wear with Halloween-as-usual suggests that the hype is working.

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13 associations that make Halloween a reality https://combatarmsblog.com/13-associations-that-make-halloween-a-reality/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 21:35:45 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/13-associations-that-make-halloween-a-reality/ Without associations, Halloween might not be the reliable holiday that it is: you know you can always find pumpkins, Halloween makeup, and piles of candy corn. To do this, here are 13 associations that allow you to unmask your inner ghoul, mermaid, skeleton or zombie. 1. Halloween and costume pairing: Pumpkin-shaped candy containers, oversized fancy […]]]>

Without associations, Halloween might not be the reliable holiday that it is: you know you can always find pumpkins, Halloween makeup, and piles of candy corn. To do this, here are 13 associations that allow you to unmask your inner ghoul, mermaid, skeleton or zombie.

1. Halloween and costume pairing: Pumpkin-shaped candy containers, oversized fancy cobwebs, bat garlands, children’s costumes – this bunch weighs in on all things Halloween. This year, the group offers advice on the best way to celebrate Halloweekend 2022.

2. Association of Haunted Attractions: Representing those involved in the world of haunted attractions, HAA helps ensure that homes, wagon rides, amusement park rides, mazes and other outlets that claim to be “haunted” have access to tools they need to create fun and safe experiences. .

3. Bat Conservation International: Poor bats – although they are pollinators, fertilizers and pest control, they are considered scary. But BCI is taking the bat reputation by storm with its annual Bat Week, the culmination of its month-long October is for Bats educational efforts. Want to learn how to build a bat house or take steps to support bat habitats? Bat week activities will show you how.

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4. National Association of Confectioners: What would Halloween be without candy? And with more and more Americans taking part in the Halloween festivities, NCA predicts a 5% increase in chocolate and candy sales this year. And it’s not just kids who enjoy their Halloween candy collection: The NCA says two-thirds of parents use the treats too.

5. The Ghost Club: The world’s oldest society dedicated to “psychic research”, this British organization debates and explores unexplained phenomena, as it has done since 1862. The organization stresses that it does not perform clearances or exorcisms, and it also prohibits the use of Ouija boards.

6. National Fire Protection Association: The very things that make Halloween fun — draped costumes, wild decor, flickering candles — can also make it a fire hazard. Enter NFPA, which educates the public on how to celebrate safely.

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7. American Squash Society: The mission of this group is to promote all activities based on the gourd, including “cultivation and manipulation of art forms, historical uses, competition of gourd shows, crafts and artistic decoration”. In other words: it has your jack-o’-lantern’s best interests at heart. (Yes, a pumpkin is a squash, as well as a squash.)

8. National Retail Federation: NRF may not specialize in Halloween merchandise, but this association touches the holiday every step of the way, from costumes to candy to lawn “graveyards.” It also publishes data that other Halloween-happy groups can use to plan their own activities, including this year’s survey, which found that 69% of Americans plan to celebrate this year.

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9. Zombie Research Society: Whether you want to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, discuss zombies in pop culture, or research various theories of decay, ZRS is the source for all things undead. The masterminds of the operation include neuropathologists, epidemiologists and government relations experts. The end night of the living dead director George Romero also served on the advisory board.

10. American Spice Trade Association: With pumpkin spice heralding the season, it’s worth turning to the home spice experts. ASTA represents producers, processors, importers and brokers of national and international spices; its members manufacture and market the majority of spices sold in the United States.

11. Unitarian Universalist Association: Samhain, the ancient Celtic holiday that gave rise to today’s Halloween, is still celebrated by pagans in modern times. And true to its promise to welcome all faiths, the UUA includes Samhain in its library of festivals and ceremonies, welcoming all believers to mark the end of the harvest.

12. National Security Council: The trick or treat can involve costumes that are easy to trip over, masks that limit visibility, and revelers who disregard road safety. NSC offers a Halloween safety guide to ensure families celebrate without risking unnecessary harm.

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13. Association of Animal Rescue Professionals: Whether or not you believe black cats bring bad luck or ride with witches, some animal shelters report that black cats are less likely than other cats to be adopted. ARPA celebrates International Black Cat Awareness Month in October to raise awareness of the plight of these ebony felines.

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‘Planet Lazarus’ Could Raise The Dead In The DC Universe https://combatarmsblog.com/planet-lazarus-could-raise-the-dead-in-the-dc-universe/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 06:04:30 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/planet-lazarus-could-raise-the-dead-in-the-dc-universe/ With the announcement of DC’s latest event, “Lazarus Planet” comes potential game changes for the ongoing DCU. One of the stories featured will involve massive changes in Earth’s population. After a volcanic eruption coats the planet in Lazarus Resin, the substance causes people to develop powers or alters existing ones. However, much is still unknown […]]]>

With the announcement of DC’s latest event, “Lazarus Planet” comes potential game changes for the ongoing DCU. One of the stories featured will involve massive changes in Earth’s population. After a volcanic eruption coats the planet in Lazarus Resin, the substance causes people to develop powers or alters existing ones. However, much is still unknown about exactly what will happen in the new event, and the original resin power could come into play in some truly gruesome ways.


As confirmed in harley quinn #22 (by Stephanie Phillips, Matteo Lolli, Davvid Baldeon, Rain Beredo, AndWorld Design), despite the changes made to them over the past few months, Lazarus Resin can still raise the dead. If so, then by covering the Earth in resin, it could cause a mass resurrection of the planet’s deceased, adding an army of undead to the chaos.

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Harley Quinn Confirmed Ra’s al Ghul’s Lazarus Resin Has Changed

The Lazarus pits have never been reliable, even at the best of times. However, after being exposed to the Great Darkness and recent interference from Nezha, they have become so unstable that even the League of Assassins don’t want to use them anymore. The great fear was that the pits would not bring back the dead, but would bring horrific changes to the resurrected person. Lazarus Planet certainly validates those fears, but on a much worse scale than anyone could have imagined.

However, when Harley was dropped into the pits, their stock feature still seemed to work fine. She was successfully revived, but there seems to have been a violent change in her personality as a result. In the past, it was not uncommon for using a Lazarus Pit to drive someone temporarily insane. But in this case, Harley was lucid and seemed to relish the idea of ​​violence against the individual responsible. If so, then any undead potentially brought back to Lazarus Planet might be prone to random kills.

RELATED: Planet Lazarus Could Force Batman To Change His Arsenal Forever

DC’s ‘Planet Lazarus’ Could Be Affected By This Change

The changes that will come to the living are already one of the biggest questions to come. However, if the dead return as wekk, then you have to think about how it can take shape. After all, it’s not total immersion and the majority of Earth’s dead are buried underground, so only a tiny amount of the already heavily dispersed resin could reach them. This in turn could only result in a partial resurrection. DCU Earth is a big place. If this happens, the planet is about to fill up very quickly.

Of course, there could be beneficial consequences to all of this. People recently deceased and/or murdered could be brought back. People with mortal wounds could be healed during the scatter. These are some of the potential benefits should such an event occur. It all depends on whether the resin retains its restorative properties during the eruption.

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Neuro Parasite Turns Dead Insect Into Walking Zombie, Scary Video Goes Viral https://combatarmsblog.com/neuro-parasite-turns-dead-insect-into-walking-zombie-scary-video-goes-viral/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 06:00:50 +0000 https://combatarmsblog.com/neuro-parasite-turns-dead-insect-into-walking-zombie-scary-video-goes-viral/ Is a zombie apocalypse even possible? While the debate about the dead coming back to life to eat people can be endless, a video about the existence of a neuroparasite taking over the brain has sent chills down the spine of netizens. On Tuesday, October 18, it was Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Dr Samrat […]]]>

Is a zombie apocalypse even possible? While the debate about the dead coming back to life to eat people can be endless, a video about the existence of a neuroparasite taking over the brain has sent chills down the spine of netizens. On Tuesday, October 18, it was Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Dr Samrat Gowda who took to Twitter to share a glimpse of a dead insect walking like a zombie, leaving many horrified. According to the officer, the insect was able to walk because its brain was taken over by a neuroparasite.

In the clip, the insect, whose body has been completely dissected, can still be seen walking across what appears to be a field of grass. While explaining the reason for the bizarre behavior, the IAS agent said, “Do you know? according to scientists, a neuroparasite has taken over the brain of this dead insect and is making it work… Zombie. Take a look at the video below:

Video of the insect’s creepy walk has gone viral on the internet. Within two days, the short clip amassed over a million views and over 26,000 likes on Twitter. Many users responded to the clip with chilling comments. One asked, “OMG. Does this happen to humans too?

Another said: “That’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen!”

Another asked: ‘Is this real? Incredible and scary too!

Meanwhile, one user joked, “Bro the bug is like: Oh you thought I was done? Nah”

If an apocalyptic virus hits Earth, the possibility of mass casualties is high, but can it create zombies? According to Woderopolis, the chances of a zombie apocalypse are highly unlikely.

But if this happens, will humans be able to survive the consequences?

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