USPS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help.
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  • J C
    J C

    The only great thing about the us is the USPS!!! Never had a problem with them!!

  • Zulfburht

    I now want to buy stamps more then ever. But don’t know if they’re available in Canada

  • BlueZazoo

    I bought some stamps, now if I could only get you to say "hidey hole" on air.

  • Zulfburht

    Okay, if they make boxer briefs with the word priority written over the crotch. I want a dozen.

  • RainCat I:
    RainCat I:

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="418">6:58</a> That bar drop scares tf out of me for some reason

  • Cody Moore
    Cody Moore

    The government miss management runs everything it touches

  • Cody Moore
    Cody Moore

    Boo fucking hoo....privatize it

  • Trey

    Why aren’t we working on getting that law removed?

  • John Salvi
    John Salvi

    The problem with the postal service is email driving less customers but also the postal rates getting out of hand.

  • Rambling Hyena
    Rambling Hyena

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="48">0:48</a> how you eat the pussy?

  • Luis Dias
    Luis Dias

    I am not sure what to think of these comments about being sacrificial and such ... even people quarantined at home is contracting covid through mail / deliveries/ groceries/ etc. It is simply impossible to stay safe forever, all we can do is flatten the curve and try to have enough hospital beds for everyone who will need one.

  • 1k Subs With No Content Challenge
    1k Subs With No Content Challenge

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="513">08:33</a>: “the remote addresses are not profitable”. Yes... what he “forgets” to tell us is that it’s because there are F** price caps... just like here in Brazil... they use this to say that the company should remain being state-run while massive corruption and inefficiency goes on inside of it and drags billions from the tax payer. I still don’t know why I watch this guy... the facts here have to change to suit his leftist beliefs... and sometimes he seems fair and unbiased... but only seems. 🤮

  • Andrew Lee
    Andrew Lee

    This is about the quality of the show, there needs to be some sort of background music because it does sound a bit empty when you're jokes require a second to get, just a suggestion to make the show better during this time

  • phube008

    Private corporations infiltrated and now control USPS. They plan to destroy it.

  • jjrsbigo

    I bought my stamps yesterday!

  • 1425363878

    You say "our writers do a lot of research" and then you make shit like this. Almost everything in this video is wrong. Watch this instead:

  • Christopher Snipes
    Christopher Snipes

    ...Maybe Amazon can help....Hahahaha!Hahahaha..

  • Jed Smith
    Jed Smith

    How do I become close friends with John Oliver

  • M. Jinz
    M. Jinz

    It didnt even need Corona fur the USPS to be fucked up at all. Notorious for random arrival, lost packages - I am a victim too and the package could never be retrieved.

  • Joseph Cerda
    Joseph Cerda

    Oh God Oliver. Just tell the Billion Dollar Commpies that took our tax payer money to give to to USPS. Oliver is talking about putting USPS to sleep in a nice way.. So AGAIN.. OLIVER.. YOU KNOW WHO HAS OUR MONEY. The Stock Market speaks for itself

  • Abby Williamson
    Abby Williamson

    Japan has a post bank and, like everything else in Japan, it works great.

  • Silviu Tulbya
    Silviu Tulbya

    Is it weird that I'm a libertarian conservative but don't mind the Oliver roasts in our direction? lol

    • Silviu Tulbya
      Silviu Tulbya

      But also the stamps arent the solution

    • Silviu Tulbya
      Silviu Tulbya

      Also I agree with his point about giving the USPS more leeway.

  • John II Dear
    John II Dear

    Man I'd love a privatized postal service so that way I know mail won't be deliver to (insert minority here).

  • Meryk Sindrak
    Meryk Sindrak

    Our government has set it up to fail. Makes you wonder whose gonna benefit once it fails and goes private.

  • Bradford Choung
    Bradford Choung

    I just wanted to add this comment to anyone watching this for the first time or repeatedly. I took John's message about stamps as revenue to heart and went to my local post office and bought a Marvin Gaye stamp sheet today! It's amazing what they offer.

  • Sol Rossi
    Sol Rossi

    TE AMO

  • lazypuddycat

    I wish I could buy the stamps but they only ship within the US...

  • Theo Snell
    Theo Snell

    The Federal government can't do shit without Fucking it up!

  • Johnny D.
    Johnny D.

    I am always shocked to see how fat americans are.

  • Thurman Jamison
    Thurman Jamison

    I love the idea of buying stamps. I bought a bunch last month. I am surprised that these aren't forever stamps though. But I'll link to them so it is easier for people.

  • luckjes112 haverkamp
    luckjes112 haverkamp

    So if I understand correctly Trump's problem with the postal service is that it's not corrupt and not for-profit?

  • tommyt1971

    I’d say that a postmaster helping someone bury a dog during their lunch hour goes WAY above and beyond the call.

  • tommyt1971

    The US mail just happens to be how I get most of my medication.

  • Skylar Daniel Saunders
    Skylar Daniel Saunders

    I'm pretty sure Tom and Jerry showed us why to not have a "Good Morning Duck."

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      If JO, SC removed curse words from their monologues, what would be left.

  • Katheryne Mero
    Katheryne Mero

    The United States is the most fucked up place on earth. I really wish that we could stop being a complete shithole, but damn it. We're just incapable.

  • M A B
    M A B

    Stfu you British tw-t

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      investigation's conclusion on Russian interference "deserves the attention of every American".

  • Lil' Bites
    Lil' Bites

    I had to pause the video at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="120">2:00</a> to go ask my step-dad if this was real. He hates it because the chirping is annoying when he's sorting mail

  • Matti Makila
    Matti Makila

    If only publicly held corporations were demanded similar responsibility for their workers' pensions! On the contrary they're rewarded richly for ratfucking democracy and ripping of workers & customers. But hey, let's make at least 10 MBps "broadband" Internet a public utility and an essential service that all citizens who are reachable by telephone. Actually, it should be AT THE VERY LEAST 50 MBps! Sure as hell FedEx innovates! They innovate on cutting CORNERS!!

  • Roberta Cunningham
    Roberta Cunningham

    Has anyone else had trouble ordering stamps? I have tried off and on over the last two weeks, and it won‘t take my order. (Admittedly I‘m in Germany, but the mailing address is in America.). If anyone has any help I‘d appreciate it! Thanks. (I have tried two different cards and both are not anywhere near their limit)

  • Allan Johnson
    Allan Johnson

    New Zealand, not only being the first to completely repress Covid-19, but the postal service does provide banking services. They are financing my mortgage and provides my VISA card.

  • Freddie Maré
    Freddie Maré

  • Prithwish Sarkar
    Prithwish Sarkar

    'We protect what you lick' - Agent Jack Danger

  • Richard Harrington
    Richard Harrington

    Trump hates mail in voting as much as he hates Amazon. No post office, no mail in voting. Congress must stop Trump before he destroys our post office.

  • mixio hili
    mixio hili

    Republicans: "don't rely on government services and systems because they're vulnerable to being hamstrung by people like us"

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson

    YOU SHOULD DO A PIECE ON CANADA / CORONA VIRUS, ... as a comparison to the US response. - Each Canadian province actually knows its infection numbers, and responds with teams to hot spots. - In charge are provincial health officers, who speak to their populations daily with information to stay safe and report numbers and calm fears ... daily. The Prime Minister himself goes in front of cameras daily and speaks to federal responses (and he needs a haircut). *On provincial health officers; focus on Bonny Henry - British Columbia's Health Officer. The exact type of person you want in charge, with the absolute perfect demeanour ... and just google 'Bonnie Henry' and 'shoes'. The story within the story ... damn nice shoes. Carrying on: - The federal govt's financial response to the Corona caused unemployed, students, seniors, and businesses. - Social distancing was imposed very early, and the curve has flattened and we are now safely BBQing with extended families. This is not to say its all been perfect - google 'Quebec extended care' and 'military report' ... but its all been a heck of a lot better than the US. A piece worth doing.

    • mixio hili
      mixio hili

      another year or two.

  • Megajon

    Man I just watched tonight’s episode and John I’m a big fan of both you and UFC, but honestly the battle you’re picking with Dana is looking really cringe. Give the dude a break man! He’s the only guy who managed to keep some sort of sports going during COVID, and the staff and fighters wouldn’t want it any other way. Also “Dana White Looking For A Fight” is literally his NOsoft series, and it’s really fun to watch. How can you possibly hate the guy? Was definitely one of your weirder episodes to date, and that’s saying a lot after the stuff you’ve put on display (which I usually appreciate tbh). Lol, keep the comedy coming either way

  • Lead Gen Magic
    Lead Gen Magic

    USPS does not raise their rates?!? Once again Trump has NO IDEA what he is talking about! I am semi-retired from selling on Amazon and eBay from 1998 to 2013. They would at least raise rates annually (whereas Amazon would raise shipping reimbursements every 3 or 4 years), but near the end of my activity, rates were being raised like 4 or 5 times a year! That is why they came up with "Forever" stamps, you could not buy quantity of stamps and expect them to be the right amount to mail a letter, even for the near future. It was getting insane. What POTUS is ignorant of, shipping costs are a HUGE part of staying in business online, and if they raise rates too high, the economy will suffer as many, many, many (yes that is a pun at Trump) businesses will not be able to survive. Regardless, Citizens will end up paying a lot more and resist spending, which HELLO hurts the economy again. Who ever gave this guy the idea that he knew how to run a country? They should be "FIRED!"

  • TheMaskedDood

    how soon is this postal stamp option going to be sold out? i give it 3wks.

  • Lead Gen Magic
    Lead Gen Magic

    2020 election coming up. Consider this and ask if we can trust the election process. #Trumpgate is REAL. It is called, “The Mueller Report” Read it. Obstruction of Justice is NOT the actions of Honest Men. An excerpt: the report stated that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was illegal and occurred "in sweeping and systematic fashion", but was welcomed by the Trump campaign as it expected to benefit from such efforts. It also identifies links between Trump campaign officials and individuals with ties to the Russian government, about which several persons connected to the campaign made false statements and obstructed investigations. Mueller later stated that his investigation's conclusion on Russian interference "deserves the attention of every American".

  • Anil A
    Anil A

    If JO, SC removed curse words from their monologues, what would be left.

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  • Sam

    Heaven forbid our government help fund something that benefits everyone in American...

  • Genildo Miranda
    Genildo Miranda

    Guys, whatcha the newest film theory video, I think it can hel you

  • Anastasia Maynard
    Anastasia Maynard

    I wonder what his wife said when she saw that rock.

  • Lars Marius sivertsvik
    Lars Marius sivertsvik

    Trump is thee defintion of «unfit for office». In the future Trump will come up first if you Google «unfit..».

  • Leonard Mullin
    Leonard Mullin

    Do you think they lost some business because Lance Armstrong was winning Tour de France's with a USPS uniform on? Or they were the sponsors, but .....I dunno

  • Dingle Berry
    Dingle Berry

    Dear God. Why is this fool in office? Who is benefiting, frightening. He has no idea that he is America's demise. Shame on those who use his stupidly to get farther ahead. Shame. And a pox on your house.

  • Susan ohio
    Susan ohio

    Does this have anything to do with Trump not wanting to allow voting by mail?

  • Derek Davie
    Derek Davie

    This is happening in Canada as well. There is an ongoing effort to undermine the profitability and effectiveness of Canada Post. The Canada Post corporation refuses to expand services (such as banking) and continues to undermine their staff at every possible turn. It is to create a false need to privatize all postal services, plain and simple. Once privatized the postal services suddenly become incredibly profitable. Whatever corporation bribes the government to take over the post office, finds itself in possession of a lucrative and essential service.

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi

    When we lose the Post Office, we lose what is left of America. I love John Oliver. Perfect.

  • Scott Nunnemaker
    Scott Nunnemaker

    All I know is that the USPS seems to always be on the verge of financial collapse and then the price of stamps goes up a couple pennies and it’s out of the news cycle for another year or two.

  • Sean O'Connell
    Sean O'Connell

    How are they struggling right now I would think their business would be booming with all the online shopping right now

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      survive huddled indoors, until.. well until they tell us its ok. But im not seeing bodies everywhere, the hostpitals arent over run by far why the fear

  • Selina Yue
    Selina Yue

    Strange that it passed with bipartisan support? Nobody wanted to pick a fight over USPS that’s all... there was always more important battles to be fought between the two parties

  • George Bellamy
    George Bellamy

    "Grass is greener under my Weiner". I can't stop laughing. How did Britain let this guy get away!

  • George Bellamy
    George Bellamy

    Finally after 6 weeks of waiting anxiously, my stamps have arrived. I can't wait to put Mr Nutter Butter on and envelope!!!!!😂. I don't think if they'll take kindly to "Eat Shit Bob" but I'll wait for a more appropriate time.

  • Chocolettino

    That sad moment, when you remember that notice will change as long as the old dude stays president. Good luck, America!

  • Asli Altinisik
    Asli Altinisik

    I love this show

  • anne gray
    anne gray

    What as the point in showing that clueless driver interrupting the tik tok video? It would have been much easier to follow the talking points without that mixed message. (She could see a camera being pointed and could have stopped out of frame.)

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  • Zachely Nickens
    Zachely Nickens

    I love this guy😩

  • Darkwiccawillow

    I almost wanna buy ‘and now a stamp’ but I don’t live in the us

  • Andrew Sullivan
    Andrew Sullivan

    Does anyone else think that John Oliver should open a museum containing all of the things that he's ordered and brought onto his show?

  • Doombringer

    Mail carriers during this are big damn heroes, our society would collapse even more then it already has without them

  • kevinKronnack

    I liked the part where Dr. D David Shultz slapped the ever loving fuck out of John Stossel

  • PositiveSarcasm

    So people in the US have no access to healthcare, education, banks, and now even the postal service...? And they call other countries third-world countries?

  • Paula Dunn
    Paula Dunn

    Very disappointed the stamps weren’t Forever stamps. What were you thinking?

  • Niamh O'SS
    Niamh O'SS

    I don't live in the US but I'm getting my family in the US to send me a letter with these stamps cuz I collect stamps, Thanks John for making my boring collection interesting!!

  • beatyouonce

    Spreading the fear of Corona =-) wonder why, SARS didnt get traction, neither did swine flu, or avian flu. but they were getting us ready for fear and to give up all life in order to survive huddled indoors, until.. well until they tell us its ok. But im not seeing bodies everywhere, the hostpitals arent over run by far why the fear

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan

      If they put Trump’s face on every stamp for life, he would give them the 89 billion.

  • Phillip Vector
    Phillip Vector

    John Oliver shouldn't do these without an audience. He just isn't funny without the laugh track.

    • Phillip Vector
      Phillip Vector

      @DoubleGoon I guess.. I just never noticed it so starkly as when he doesn't have an audience being told when to laugh.

    • DoubleGoon

      I don’t know his jokes have always been pretty bad, but sometimes that’s what makes them funny.

  • 7 Horseshoes & A 4 Leaf Clover
    7 Horseshoes & A 4 Leaf Clover

    Just when I thought this video COULDN'T get any better, John Oliver takes 19 time Emmy winner and honorary doctorate John Stossel to task for his clueless reporting. Big surprised this act was introduced by Republicans.

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan

      ELI5: If it's illegal for them to sell services for less than what they cost, how are they losing money?