from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elite quasi-military unit of the Nazi party that served as Hitler's personal guard and as a special security force in Germany and the occupied countries.
- abbr. saints
- abbr. shortstop
- abbr. Social Security
- abbr. Bible Song of Solomon
- abbr. steamship
- abbr. Sunday school
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- abbr. Saints
- social security
- spousal support
- steam ship
- Screw Steamer - screw-driven steamship
- Sub Surface - diesel powered attack submarine
- Silent Sound(tm)
- NATO prefix-code for surface-to-surface missile systems developed by the Soviet Union
Gotta give the guy credit for trying to put his money where his mouth is, but like others above this seems like a service that is destined to fail as people get their claims rejected left and right because their wallet was stolen and had a SS card in it, or you filled your SS# on a form that was copied by company X and left on the table where someone stole it, or other “obvious” things.
And because the financial imbalance in SS is biggest and growing in the out years after #75, even if you * did* truly close the 75-year gap today without such Krugman-like gimmickry, after just one year passed on the calendar making number 76 number 75, we'd have a new $100 billion funding gap again, growing every year forever.
An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for protective shield) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler.
Tom Paulin's effusion comparing Israeli soldiers to the SS is an example of the same sort of thing.
D11/19/2006 08:30:00 PM|W|P| Tony GOPrano|W|P|Enjoy your one term SS Harry Mitchell....can you say Sam Coppersmith?
The Indische Freiwilligen Legion der Waffen-SS was formed on August 8th, 1944 when the Legion Freies Indien/Infanterie-Regiment 950 (indische) was tranfered to the control of the Waffen-SS from the Heer.
I'm also enjoying this and it's funny Tony also mentioned Jonah Hex and Secret Six as I also read those too and are part of their own little corner (Though SS is more intergrated, and I'd also throw Warlord in here).
One thing that wasn't covered was exactly what measurement SS is interested in.
In any event, SS is here to stay and any attempt to privatize is going to come back to the collapse last year.
But you do admit that SS is a pyramid scheme, right?