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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  • @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="753">12:33</a>; HBO: "John, do you *really* need to buy this rock and show people it for a joke? The world's in a pandemic during a U.S. election year - the world's basically gone to -" John: "Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on. Now get me my rock shipped to the studio - it's heavy."

    ZT1STZT1STTimme sedan
  • "...to make your dog look like he's performing a postal themed rendition of, 'Dick in a Box!'" --- I died!!! I can seriously listen to this man talk about anything! 😅❤️🙌🏼

    Just VironikaJust VironikaTimme sedan
  • It's mildly ridiculous that the government, a group that does a MASSIVE amount of communicating via the mail, would actually put the postal service in a position where it might legitimately go bankrupt and end up having to shut down.... Then again, it's right on par with the rest of the shit the government is letting fall apart. Just look at the condition of the roadways and bridges across the country, it's basically the same situation...

    TaranizsTaranizs2 timmar sedan
  • I’m not even American and I want these stamps!

    ThatCuteNerdGirlThatCuteNerdGirl2 timmar sedan
  • I'll always be a member of an audience to this show even if it lacks the background of the audience

    doppler applesdoppler apples2 timmar sedan
  • My mom has three auto-immune disorders. She gets some of her medications through the mail

    Kristin MárieKristin Márie3 timmar sedan
  • I ❤️ USPS

    osgnuruosgnuru3 timmar sedan
  • It's hard to take this guy seriously at the end of the video, when he goes from "Let's talk facts" to "Let me trash Trump and talk about him like he's an idiot because it makes my Liberal watchers happy." Which is exactly what happens. As soon as he mentions Trump, he goes off the fucking rails.

    Kulkum AlstavichKulkum Alstavich5 timmar sedan
  • Mail a letter to John Stossel

    Sean McSeansonSean McSeanson6 timmar sedan
  • He looks like he’s aged 20 years...

    Claire NeufeldClaire Neufeld6 timmar sedan
  • Fucking kidding me? Comedy is the last form of freedom of speech AND the last line of support for the USPS ?

    dave wisedave wise8 timmar sedan
  • where can i get that rock

    Cringe ProductionsCringe Productions8 timmar sedan
  • But its fake and your fake and thats fake on the fake 😄

    Zoe meowZoe meow8 timmar sedan
  • Yes this only took two weeks to be available in Canada instead of 5

    Trent ReidTrent Reid9 timmar sedan
  • ya..investigation in Chicago Post Office ..near air port,,, NOW>>NOW..my package and many others sit/sat there for over a month..still don't know where it is now..

    spartusspartus9 timmar sedan
  • Honestly, if the USPS just suggest that they'll put up signs saying that "President Trump recommends we raise prices and so prices are raised" on all their fronts if they don't get their bailout, I'm sure Trump will fold faster than he could wear a mask.

    AdyenAdyen9 timmar sedan
  • Do any of you Americans do anything about it after seeing these videos? Just curious

    Canadian PrideCanadian Pride9 timmar sedan
  • Stossell is such an assbag. Congress is a goddamned monkeyhouse. And Trump is a fucking idiot.

    James PJames P9 timmar sedan
  • I love magic. But I love the mail even more!

    Star ButterflyStar Butterfly10 timmar sedan
  • I can certainly sympathise with people giving the USPS a hard time and I'm experiencing first-hand how the COVID crisis has impacted their service even more. I ordered a t-shirt from a store in Chicago and it's taken 3 weeks for it to travel just 23 miles from Bucktown to the USPS international sorting centre at O'Hare Airport. So much for getting my birthday present on time...

    CJFerg81CJFerg8110 timmar sedan
  • anyone mailing bob murrey should definitely use the Mr. nutterbutter stamp XD

    Argha GDArgha GD11 timmar sedan
    • tube. So for the 840 000 households affected over the 4 years no door to door mail

      alisuo tokoalisuo toko10 timmar sedan
  • The dispute between Trump and Bezos shows why supporting USPS and other socialist measures is a bad idea. Think about it, Trump is trying to damage Bezos by limiting support to the Post Service. Bezos is now incentived to support Trump, which doing so may change Trump's mind about USPS. Whenever the governement runs business, it changes the economy from capitalism to corporatism, making both corrupt politicians and CEOs more powerful. I'm not saying that people in rural areas shouldn't have access to delivery, just that the government is the worst way to provide it.

    Keith OlsenKeith Olsen12 timmar sedan
    • Imagine thinking that a postal service was socialist

      Ethan NicollsEthan Nicolls2 timmar sedan
    • @alisuo toko Hey Alisuo, it looks like your comment got cut off before posting

      Keith OlsenKeith Olsen8 timmar sedan
    • There were protests in my city. There was even a case that went to supreme court! City of Hamilton vs Canada Post. Eventually Trudeau won the election and than the federal

      alisuo tokoalisuo toko10 timmar sedan
  • Greetings from Dani Brzozowski‘a Congressional campaign in IL's rural (USPS-needing) 16th Congressional district. If you donate, we'll buy stamps and postcards to spread the word to 16th voters! secure.actblue.com/donate/postcardsfordani?fbclid=IwAR3RlkF4px2oYapbnTgjGhVVkxCw1L1vZX2zWacJXmkcf7Ltr5iWYcaI5ro# Dani is for other policies John's into, like medicare for all. Your donation would go a long way to making sure bills like that Postal Service Accountability act never happen again!

    Jenna MavesJenna Maves12 timmar sedan
  • If it is the cost of shipping compared to USPS, then how come the more expensive UPS and Fedex are doing many times the volume of USPS? If its the last mile service that the USPS fills then certainly a private company could do the same. Either way, Government controlled or privatized USPS prices are going to have to increase, so pricing isn't a valid argument for their lack of volume or revenue. Congress has zero intent on bailing them out. Also they are losing billions, but buying a new fleet. Where is THAT money coming from? Cry me a river USPS!!!!!

    W PontiusW Pontius12 timmar sedan
  • Amazon will own its own mail service before long giving them a strangle hold on america america if nothing is done will reap what the sow

    Blair FosterBlair Foster13 timmar sedan
  • Just got my stamps!

    Pamela BroeckingPamela Broecking13 timmar sedan
  • I feel for all essential workers, especially in health care. But it's a little tone deaf for that USPS employee to make a comment like "essential or sacrificial" when you receive a livable wage, a pension, paid sick leave, vacation time, health insurance, and retirement benefits while others, such as grocery store workers, have none of that. Nor PPE. Nor the ability to even practice social distancing 100% of the time. This term "Essential Worker" is empty. It merely highlights how disposable some workers on the lower echelons of society are considered to be.

    Karma SauceKarma Sauce14 timmar sedan
  • Yessssss! John Oliver!!! Keep up the great work!! And I will be buying some stamps today. ‘

    Kari BennionKari Bennion15 timmar sedan
  • Or if you don't like them, a Canada goose.

    Dan RoyerDan Royer15 timmar sedan
  • John, have you woken up to the scamdemic yet? I can’t wait to see when you do. Talking about Tedros, Gates, Fauci, trackers, et al.

    Healthy Mind and BodyHealthy Mind and Body16 timmar sedan
  • My personal issue is that as a kid (I’m 30) used to watch and enjoy John Stossel on 20/20 and his give me a break segment. Now hearing/seeing he’s a personality on Fox has me a little conflicted. Then again only a little, as I’m looking at all this from an outsiders perspective as I live in Canada. Also not a fan / supporter of the man behind the desk of the Oval Office....

    Kevin AdriosulaKevin Adriosula16 timmar sedan
  • I'm pretty sure that stamp rapper is Dana Dane.

    Jason CarringtonJason Carrington17 timmar sedan
  • The reason government doesn't work is that the people who say it doesn't work sabotage it so they can do evil stuff more easily.

    Adamantium9001Adamantium900118 timmar sedan
  • You know, I half thought this was going to be cringe without the laughter to supplement the jokes... Thank goodness that John Oliver and his writing team can actually compose and deliver jokes and a show that is both funny and informative in times like these. Thank you for this.

    Michael WrightMichael Wright18 timmar sedan
  • I believe Trump wears a priority tube top under his suit just make him feel safe. Do you see me now daddy do you see me Daddy.

    Cody EasonCody Eason19 timmar sedan
  • Well it would be great if the USPS didn't fucking suck.

    striker1553striker155319 timmar sedan
  • I'd love those stamps but cant get them in New Zealand

    Matthew McgrathMatthew Mcgrath19 timmar sedan
  • This is wild. I am pretty sure Canada would implode if Canada Post collapsed. You should have saw the rage when to cut costs they started doing some community boxes. There were protests in my city. There was even a case that went to supreme court! City of Hamilton vs Canada Post. Eventually Trudeau won the election and than the federal government shut down the move to community mailboxes in 2018. They refused to reinstate door to door on the affected homes post calling it putting toothpaste back in the tube. So for the 840 000 households affected over the 4 years no door to door mail

    TheodoreTheodore20 timmar sedan
  • Stamps ordered!!!

    David DaquiriDavid Daquiri22 timmar sedan
  • test

    I SkandarI SkandarDag sedan
  • Head CO of Australia post was making $5.6million in 2010 the prime minster is like $500K-600K.

    Spikey MonkeySpikey MonkeyDag sedan
  • that tiktok was weak asf john

    dean juliandean julianDag sedan
  • Make an episode pigeon spy sent by Pakistan into India.

    Abdul GafoorAbdul GafoorDag sedan
  • You know I think this video showed me the single dumbest thing Trump has ever said.

    SkyCommanderSkyCommanderDag sedan
  • Where the fuck is my sympathy goose??!!!!!!!!!

    ashtree80ashtree80Dag sedan
  • No USPS, no vote-by-mail. One move that MIGHT keep Trump and Co., out of prison.

    xoobo volaxoobo volaDag sedan
  • When ever something goes wrong with in the government you can always thank the Republicans for it... this is literally why they always say the government cant do anything right.. they want to privatize every part of the government

    WarbloodWarbloodDag sedan
  • I would buy them but I live in Canada :(

    Catherine LemieuxCatherine LemieuxDag sedan
  • Oh man! They don't ship to Canada! Damn.

    Pepper PottsPepper PottsDag sedan
  • I live in Canada and I'm going to buy those stamps!! 🤣 Also, I need that rock! I have two miniature Weiner dogs! 👍👍👍

    Pepper PottsPepper PottsDag sedan
  • I'm getting tired of the "sink or swim" ideals of capitalism. It's exhausting and cringy to listen to.

    Surgé LandSurgé LandDag sedan
  • *_"24 million Americans don't have access to broadband Internet???"_* I live on a small Island off the coast of New Zealand (also a relatively small Island) thousands of kilometers from anywhere and my download speed is 900 MB/s! If that doesn't mean anything to you, it's about a whole full length movie in 3 seconds! The USA is getting close to third world status.

    Warren NZWarren NZDag sedan
  • i am surprised there still is any public service left in usa.

    redmanticoreredmanticoreDag sedan
  • Greener under my Wiener STAMP and other slogans would be collecter items. for stamps

    BunzeeBearBunzeeBearDag sedan
  • Rock Facts!

    Abram ThiessenAbram ThiessenDag sedan
  • Don't let this distract you from the fact that John Stossel got slapped twice by Dr. D David Schultz

    Ryan Alexander MusicRyan Alexander MusicDag sedan
  • Omg trump hating the postal service for not charging more is infuriating

    Yoshimitsu4prezYoshimitsu4prezDag sedan
  • So, First John said, Congress made a law to put price caps on first class mail.(Saying they should be able to raise prices). Then John says FedEx and UPS are bad cause their service cost a lot of money. (So you don't want USPS to follow private companies). Conflicting business ideas John

    Justin KaipadaJustin KaipadaDag sedan
  • Someone needs to meme that on tiktok now.

    EliseEliseDag sedan
  • If I lived in the US I would absolutely buy those stamps!

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  • Im shure the fact that given the virus alot more are gunna be mailing in their vote, and closing of polling stations has nothing to do with it. The only way Republicans can win is by cheating. and they get away with it election after election. So now that the dems have chosen the weakest, Brain numb candidate, We have another 4 years for this man child, tyrant to destroy everything that makes america, america. RIP my neighbors to the south.

    matthew benardmatthew benardDag sedan
  • John Oliver: Who wouldn't want a Sympathy Goose? Me: All the Canadians this video finally became available too. Cause we know, if you send someone a goose, its to say "f*** them"

    KrvysKrvysDag sedan
  • Go to the post office website and buy their products! Buying stamps technically doesn't help them unless you USE the stamps! At least that's what I read. I plan on getting a few USPS bags :)

    OtokogoroshiOtokogoroshiDag sedan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="461">7:41</a> Suddenly i'm even happier that Dr D slapped the shit out of this idiot.

    AvatarOfGamesAvatarOfGamesDag sedan
  • I forget Mother's Day on purpose John

    Serenade2461Serenade2461Dag sedan
  • They should seriously consider jumping into the delivery app market.

    Life in 2kLife in 2kDag sedan
  • I live in Canada, and what the USPS charges me to ship one record from the States could keep them operational for a full year, so I'm calling bullshit on them being broke.

    Snack TimeSnack TimeDag sedan
  • That cheery postal worker has rendered her medical grade mask useless by lowering it to her chin. Touching the outside of the mask means it’s contaminated, potentially with the novel coronavirus, and when it’s pulled up again it won’t protect others. Having the inside touch a part of the face that could also have viruses etc on it means the wearer’s own safety is compromised. That’s why, as evidence of asymptomatic spread became clearer, public health advisers still asked the general public to stay home and that the risk was that people would think they were helping but not using correct mask hygiene, which wasted the tragically scarce medical PPE Now that people can be out and about, please do wear a fabric mask, and be careful to wash hands before and after putting it on, touching only the elastic or ties, keeping your hands off it until removal, and take it off with the same hand washing before and after, touching only the straps, then carefully place in a lidded container. It’s not easy to do so practice at home, and wearing them can be hot, uncomfortable, irritating and even make it harder to breathe so maybe practice wearing them at home until you’re able to go a couple hours w/o touching it. They should be washed and dried at the highest temps your machines have and stored in a sanitized lidded container in a layout that lets you pick them up only touching the straps Safe and sane, love and light 🌈❤️

    Maria G.Maria G.Dag sedan
  • Sadly does not appear to be available outside the US

    A Glyn-JonesA Glyn-JonesDag sedan
  • This is like the one late night show that is just as good as it was with an audience.

    punkrock4401punkrock4401Dag sedan
  • That ending! 🤣

    Mac. McLovinMac. McLovinDag sedan
  • He waited for his rock to arrive to shoot this episode........

    Cari111111Cari111111Dag sedan
  • The world we live in is “Do the opposite of whatever Trump says.” Sad.

    John JacksonJohn JacksonDag sedan
  • Maybe 'burying his dog' is something sexual. I'm not judging, I'm just saying.

    Justin CoJustin CoDag sedan
  • Fuck you, I did not.

    Matthew MarrMatthew MarrDag sedan
  • I want that job delivering mail to the base of the grand canyon, sounds awesome

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  • Gee, good thing we can get that service shut down before the election. Wouldn't want voting by mail, under any circumstance.

    Thirst FastThirst FastDag sedan
  • Trump isn't going to be happy until he's destroyed or bankrupted the whole of America. It's like he's really trying to make that Simpson's prediction real.

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  • omg I love sierra XD

    Kitty KatKitty KatDag sedan
  • Perhaps Americans can start a letter writing campaign. Get a post card, write down the name(s) and info of someone you know who has died or been injured by COVID 19, slap a stamp on that sucker, and mail it to the president.

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