this mostly concerns american citizens, but anyone is free to comment on this as input from users of more advanced and logical systems could hopefully shed some much needed light on the subject: HEALTH CARE. the US has an absolutely back asswards system of privatized health care. costs are through the roof, output is very poor. these are things that effect many of us in our day-to-day lives and almost everyone is in favor of a nationalized system [australia has a pretty great system, but canada's is the one americans tend to look at because it's so close that it's hard to obscure it from our view, although in many cases it is obscured from our view]. my goal in starting this is to bring people around to the idea. we in the US are so far behind any comparable society in terms of health care. and as much as people genuinely care about it, they're easily distracted with things like swine flu [but really that's an issue of agra business subsidies and destruction of family farms south of the border, as we were warned about over 7 years ago. overcrowd the pigs, feed them antibiotics in their slop just to keep them alive in the horrible conditions they're subjected to, viruses mutate, problems arise, but that's beside the point]. discussion is one thing, and like i said, the goal here is simply to make people aware if they weren't, and to bring it to the front of your brains. how to bring the system about is fairly straight forward. it starts with organizing. look at nationalized health care systems already in place, there are great ones that serve as outstanding models, and push for the ideas to be implemented. it's about time we nationalized something other than private corporate debt and risks.