I have written articles on the migration of the Peoples of the world.
I have mentioned that whenever there was a surge of migration into Europe , there was a cataclysm. mostly , a Tsunami in India, then called Bharata Varsha
During one such Tsunami , Satyavrata Manu,also called as Vaivasvatha Manu, the ancestor of Lord Rama migrated to Ayodhya to found the Ikshvaku Dynasty.
Ikshvaku was Manus som.
When we look into the history of the ancient Magyars, Bulgars, we shall find a migration coinciding with a natural calamity in India.
Please read my post on Human Migration.
Shiva and his son Ganesha left through the Middle East, traversing through Europe the area now called as Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Africa,Americas before reaching the Arctic.
The Rig Veda was composed in the Arctic.
Then a group returned to India through Russia and Iran into India, in their wake leaving trail of their culture in Russia, where we find Arkaim , Hanuman Temple , the Legend of Kubera ,Sthree Kingdom and many more.
The group which went through the middle east and the places mentioned in the article too left their marks in their Journey.
One would find more of Shiva Ganesha artifacts in the regions they traveled.
One finds the Nazca Lines in Peru, Shiva temple in Petra Jordan,Shiva Linga in Mecca,Mount Meru in Tanzania, Tamil influence among the Incas, Sanatana Dharma ancestry of the Mayas.
One group , that of the Germanic tribe,played an important role in the formation of Europe.
The Origin of germanic tribe has been explained in my article on Danube, the River of Danu.
Danu is the primeval waters which this deity perhaps embodied.
उत्तरा सूरधरः पुत्र आसीद दानुः शये सहवत्सा न धेनुः ||
uttarā sūradharaḥ putra āsīd dānuḥ śaye sahavatsā na dhenuḥ ||
The mother was above, the son was under and like a cow beside her calf lay Danu. 1.32.18 Rig Veda.
Danu was the Mother of Vrtra. who was killed by Indra, the Chief of the Devatas.
Danu was later described as the daughter of Daksha and wife Sage Kashyapa.
She is described as the Mother of the Danavas.
As a word for “rain” or “liquid”, dānu is compared to Avestan dānu “river”, and further to river names like Don, Danube, Dneiper, Dniestr, etc. There is also a Danu river in Nepal. The “liquid” word is mostly neuter, but appears as feminine in RV 1.54.
Now to the Celts and the Irish.
Irish Mythology states that they are ,
‘Tuath(a) Dé Danan,
The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (usually translated as “people(s)/tribe(s) of the goddess Danu”), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé (“tribe of the gods”), are a race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-ChristianGaelic Ireland.
Tuath(a) Dé Danan descended from Nemed .
According to the tradition, he is the leader of the third group of people to settle inIreland, who are referred to as the Muintir Nemid (Muintir Neimhidh, “people of Nemed”), Clann Nemid (Clann Neimhidh, “offspring of Nemed”) or Nemedians. The name ‘Nemed’ itself means “privileged” or “holy”.
Daksha Prajapathi, Kashyapa and Danu were described as Holy as the progenitors of the Human Race.
Dakasha is the Chief of Mankind.
Kashyapa was the father of devas, Asuras and Danavas.
Giving birth to Celtic culture, the sacred mother Danube river was named for the Celtic mother Goddess Danu. Danu is also the name of an early Hindu mother Goddess of primeval waters. The descendants of the Goddess Danu, in both Celtic and Hindu culture, are called Children of Danu.
To take advantage of tax benefits, Vodafone, had an office in Ireland with a turn over of 324 Millions Pound Sterling per annum.
The catch is this office had no staff between the years 2002 and 2007.
I used to wonder at the rate the Mobile companies are reducing the service charges in India.
Initially the companies were charging Rs.10 per SMS, it came down to 5, then 1 and now most of the service providers provide it Free, depending on the Plan(!)
I came to know that the charges per SMS is Paise one (charged by the BSNL) , the gateway provider in India, to these service providers.
Now even call rates have come down.
Still these mobile companies make a killing.
Now this story!
Not content with fleecing their customers, they are fleecing the general Public who are not their customers at all, by enjoying tax benefits not meant for them.
Vodafone has made a multi-million pound settlement with HM Revenue & Customs in the wake of a dispute over the tax it had paid in Britain, it emerged last night.
The information was revealed after it was reported that the company ran an Irish subsidiary from a satellite office in Dublin for tax purposes.
Employing no staff for five years, the telecoms giant took advantage of Ireland’s generous corporate tax rate to record a £324million annual turnover collecting royalty payments for the use of its brand
The UK-based group used the Irish subsidiary, which employed no staff between 2002 and 2007, to collect royalty payments from operating companies and joint ventures around the world.
During a four-year period, it emerged these royalty payments helped Vodafone Ireland Marketing Ltd send more than £850million worth of dividends to the low-tax jurisdiction of Luxembourg from their Dublin base.
The dividends, which include a final payment of £121million due to be delivered this year, came from profits made after taking advantage of Ireland’s tax rates.
The disclosure comes as the British mobile phone group came under fire for its minimal corporation tax payments in the UK.
It also emerged that it is the largest supplier of mobile phones to the UK government, with more than 30 departments and public bodies, including the prime minister’s office, having contracts worth £14million a year with Vodafone.
Many questions about the legitimacy of these UFOs are being raised by online commenters and a handful of photographic and special effects experts, who speculate on whether these are flares, balloons, lanterns or simply, unexplained.
Writing on YouTube, Ireland addressed concerns about the shakiness of his UFO video.
“I am sorry for the quality, it was filmed with a mobile phone. Ironically I had a Canon EOS 55D with 300 mm lens at home that could of filmed in 3000×3000 but I was afraid that they would disappear by the time I got my camera as this is a very rare opportunity so instead, used a phone to record as much as possible.”(huffpost)
No cooments are needed , please read my comments on my earlier post,provided at the end of this post.
‘Magdalene asylums were institutions from the eighteenth to the late-twentieth centuries ostensibly to house “fallen women“, a term used to implyfemale sexual promiscuity. Asylums for such girls and women and others believed to be of poor moral character, such as prostitutes, operated throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States for much of the nineteenth and well into the twentieth century. The first such asylum in Ireland opened on Leeson Street in Dublin in 1765, founded by Lady Arabella Denny.
Initially the mission of the asylums was to rehabilitate women back into society, but by the early twentieth century the homes had become increasingly punitive and prison-like. In most asylums, the inmates were required to undertake hard physical labour, including laundry and needle work. They endured a daily regime that included long periods of prayer and enforced silence.
In Ireland, such asylums were known as Magdalene laundries. It is estimated that up to 30,000 women passed through such institutions in Ireland. The last Magdalene asylum, inWaterford in the Republic of Ireland, closed on 25 September 1996.(Wiki)
“The women were locked in and not permitted to leave. And if they tried to get away, the cops would catch them and bring them back. They were quite literally Catholic slave labor working for the government and even Guinness, which would pay the laundries for the women’s slave labor.
Half of the girls enslaved in these Catholic Church prisons were under the age of 23. The youngest entrant was 9 years old.
When I was a young girl, my mother — an abusive, less-than-perfect parent — encouraged me to shoplift. After being caught once too often, I spent 18 months in An Grianán Training Centre, an institution in Dublin for girls with behavioral problems, at the recommendation of a social worker. An Grianán was one of the now-infamous church-sponsored “Magdalene laundries,” which housed pregnant teenagers and uncooperative young women. We worked in the basement, washing priests’ clothes in sinks with cold water and bars of soap. We studied math and typing. We had limited contact with our families. We earned no wages. One of the nuns, at least, was kind to me and gave me my first guitar.
No apology from the Catholic Church
Absent from any of the media reports on the scandal that I could find was an apology from the Catholic Church which operated the Magdalene laundries and made handsome profits from contracts with government and hotels. Oh, found one. It seems the Catholic Church blew the women off. I know, you’re as surprised as I am:
Victims of the child sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Irish Catholic Church have received an apology and compensation, but no one has taken responsibility for what happened in the laundries. Cardinal Sean Brady, the most senior Catholic cleric in Ireland, met with Justice for Magdalenes in 2010. He said “by today’s standards much of what happened at that time is difficult to comprehend” but that it was a matter for the religious orders who ran the laundries to deal with. The religious orders have declined to meet the women.
The Irish Cardinal wasn’t interested in hearing from people who were hurt and abused — if not sexually, certainly physically and mentally, by the Catholic Church. And it’s not the Catholic Church’s fault. Where have we heard that story before?
The laundries were run by nuns, many of whom treated the women sent to work there as slaves:
Senator McAleese’s inquiry found that half of the girls and women put to work in the laundries were under the age of 23 and 40%, more than 4,000, spent more than a year incarcerated.
Fifteen percent spent more than five years in the laundries while the average stay was calculated at seven months.
The youngest death on record was 15, and the oldest 95, the report found.
The Irish state is also implicated in the scandal because the police would take women to the asylums after arresting them for trivial offenses and would return runaways.
A Catholic Priest in Ireland has stated that ‘“In the face of all the international attention the controversy has caused, I am not ashamed to be Irish at this time,” he stressed.
Speaking further he added ‘The facts show us we have in fact one of the lowest levels of maternal mortality in the world, which means that whatever practices we have are producing the results that we should respect and respect the commitment of our doctors, nurses, midwives and others who put them into practice every day with very positive results
“When I look at the standards of maternal care that exist in this country and I would hope that we will be able to maintain that”.
“Most doctors would go through their entire career without ever losing a patient coming to them in childbirth. In developing countries the sad thing is that this does occur and even in some developed countries.”
Asked by the paper about the silence of church figures, including himself, since news of the Savita tragedy emerged, he said they did not know what had happened in the case.
He said: “I don’t know the details of what happened. It is not the Irish per se but the rigid and the antediluvian ,quixotic Religious practice while keeping mum on the Pedophiles called the priests!
A New York vigil for Savita Halappanavar, the young Indian dentist who died in a Galway hospital after being refused an abortion of her non viable fetus will be held at Barnard College in Manhattan on Monday night from 5:00 to 6:00 organizers have announced.