USPS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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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  • "My favourites are spimpson sponge bob

    Mary HookMary Hook12 時間 前
  • That FOX show was called "Myths, Lies and Complete Stupidity" how did the Last Week Tonight crew not a make a joke about that?

    Tyler JeskiTyler Jeski日 前
  • Making them pay pensions is good right?

    djtomoydjtomoy3 日 前
    • Not to the extent and degree to which they are forced while also being blocked in every direction when they try and make more money

      Steve SmithSteve Smith日 前
  • To quote SNL’s Madame Vivelda: “Stamps. You ask everyone in your life to buy stamps. And they do. And you say ‘TAKE THAT, POSTMASTER GENERAL LOUIS DE JOY!!!’” “Why do I know the full name of the postmaster general in 2020?”

    Jonathan RaithelJonathan Raithel5 日 前
  • i cant be the only one who googled the swastika in the FedEx logo

    x 286x 2866 日 前
  • Im an agronomy major in Canada and Post Canada (nation post, equivalent to USPS) has chicks in the mail everyday. We have few hatcheries. All they do is incubate the eggs and the day the chicks are born they vaccinate them, box them up and hop! they go in the truck and are delivered to farms all over. I visited the hatchery that produces over 50% of the poultry in my province and Post Canada trucks are in their driveway at 6 every morning ready to deliver. That's when I understood how it was legal and necessary to allow this still.

    N.MM.D.N.MM.D.6 日 前
  • Whoops biden won the election so I guess we can trust the postal service again No I do not believe the election was stolen Im just annoyed by the inconsistency

    Patoren 3gouPatoren 3gou9 日 前
  • The Post Office in my opinion sucks and has no understanding on how to get mail to the right party. It took 4 days to go from NC to Jersey City, NJ. then sent to Metro NY, set for 2 days the sent back to NJ, Newark. Stay in Newark for 2 days and now it's moving to somewhere. What the hell is going on? This is not the first time this has happen.

    Tony WaltersTony Walters13 日 前
  • Denmark lost our postal service to Sweden Postnord that gouges people

    Rita TaylorRita Taylor14 日 前
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I love John Oliver

    HeyItsXoTinaHeyItsXoTina16 日 前
  • Is it worthwhile to declare a national emergency for fema trailers or something of the sort be deployed? Possibly a way to have evictions removed or not reported? It's not fair to take a person's home its not fair to enact laws that are not enforceable. Would it be be deemed in the era of pandemic to declare an emergency use of housing fema? Or suggestions?

    Simon RossSimon Ross20 日 前
  • 12:24 A joke, criticizing a joke, by criticizing the joke he is holding.

    Jinx AdnixJinx Adnix22 日 前
  • John no mess, you guess, we gotta help the usps! Hire me

    Michael WhiteheadMichael Whitehead25 日 前
  • I can't find the article but didn't trump once say he hated email and people should use the us postal service?

    Christopher KellyChristopher Kelly25 日 前
  • Did you save the UPS thanks to the 7 million viewers buying stamps?

    Austyn StuffAustyn Stuffヶ月 前
  • I bet Jeremy Renner is wondering how he caught a stray bullet on an episode about the postal service

    GordonGEICOGordonGEICOヶ月 前
  • what's the fed ex swastica joke?

    emily keaneemily keaneヶ月 前
  • The American obsession with making everything for profit is sad and digusting

    Zugly MonsterZugly Monsterヶ月 前
  • please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting.

    Saniya 666Saniya 666ヶ月 前
  • I got FedEx, UPS, American Shipping Company

    Jay LeeJay Leeヶ月 前
  • The dramatic parent untypically visit because pansy preferentially bubble lest a curved tugboat. exciting exclusive, enthusiastic sidecar

    Lesiqa JeniLesiqa Jeniヶ月 前
  • 2:00 can we just address the fact that you can MAIL BEES

    Aidan PhillipsAidan Phillipsヶ月 前
  • Postal service in any country in the world is the best and least expensive option compared to private carriers like UPS, Fedex and DHL who are a bunch of ripoffs!

    Abraham Stephen JrAbraham Stephen Jrヶ月 前
  • You think mailing live animals is weird? It used to be legal to mail people. I once read an article in Smithsonian Magazine where they interviewed a woman who, as a girl, had been mailed to her aunt for a visit, as it was cheaper than train-fare. She literally rode in the baggage car. Mailing people was outlawed somewhere around World War II.

    Fred BlonderFred Blonderヶ月 前
  • Scuti is right. You could hire more postal workers and still get great delivery ON TIME. Why wait six days for mail delivery? Why not AM and PM service with letter carriers sorting and processing the AM run and then going home and the second shift delivering the PM run? The next shift sorts and processes and the first shift delivers the mail and the fourth shift works postal locations. Round the clock. 😒

    Aeri HeirslingAeri Heirslingヶ月 前
  • And bees.... the USPS will mail live bees as well

    Jodie Lynne DevineJodie Lynne Devineヶ月 前
  • Its the post office, its not a business. It doesnt “go broke” thats like saying the military is going broke. Ugh. No, its underfunded. Not going broke.

    Don RobertsonDon Robertsonヶ月 前
  • It's like kneecapping an olympic marathon runner and then complaining about them being a bad athlete.

    Yellow Sn0wYellow Sn0wヶ月 前
  • The thing is, my mother actually has an entire two sheets of the stamps. This is why i love her

    yearlygymnast 95yearlygymnast 95ヶ月 前
  • John, I recently became a member of the Postal Service as is my father who has been working there for 22 years. This video slightly worried me when clicking on it because I was afraid of realizing my workplace was corrupt when in actuality it’s the opposite. Speaking from experience, it is a fantastic place to work, and I truly hope I can get some time there to let my dad retire because he has truly worked his tail off for over two decades. Thank you for bringing this to light and I genuinely hope this can garner some kind of change

    Fred OliveiraFred Oliveiraヶ月 前
  • Um where the hell can i buy that rock

    Ling LingLing Lingヶ月 前
  • "But real businesses can't lose billions every year." cough Uber cough -$8.5B net income last year

    Xinyi ChenXinyi Chenヶ月 前
  • Makes me glad that "Doctor D" David Schultz once slapped that rat crap out of John Stossel.

    TheImpaler27TheImpaler27ヶ月 前
  • "Real businesses can't lose billions every year." Sample of US government bailouts to "real" businesses: Bear Sterns: $29 billion Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac: $200 billion General Motors: $50 billion American Express: $3 billion Citigroup: $45 billion AIG: $67 billion

    AngelaMary31 AlisonAnnaDjAngelaMary31 AlisonAnnaDjヶ月 前
  • Postman helps bury neighbourhood dogs...... 🤔 I have suspicion,

    kezkezヶ月 前
  • Geese are demons, and you know it

    Amy BickettAmy Bickettヶ月 前
  • I dont get it...Australian post office is hugely profitable...and how is USA post office not profitable...the answer is the government is trying to kill it thats why.

    Martin KjMartin Kj2 ヶ月 前
  • Omg what is Sierra on an episode of LWT ahahah love it

    Roses AndflourRoses Andflour2 ヶ月 前
  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, let me get this straight, the USPS is broke, which is a federal service, but the government would much rather bail out airlines and banks, rather than bail out an actual essential business that provides services to literally everyone...huh?

    heid showsheid shows2 ヶ月 前
  • I want "EAT SHIT BOB" stamps now.

    David KosterDavid Koster2 ヶ月 前
  • All the big mail carriers would love a slice of bulk mail, extremely profitable but they all recoil in horror at providing a universal, low one cost service that the USPS provides.

    David KosterDavid Koster2 ヶ月 前
  • 15 years, in 15 years America Will have A cloaps to some extend, maybe not nation ending, but enough for Them to get Theis finger out.

    Let's PretendLet's Pretend2 ヶ月 前
  • John, I recently became a member of the Postal Service as is my father who has been working there for 22 years. This video slightly worried me when clicking on it because I was afraid of realizing my workplace was corrupt when in actuality it’s the opposite. Speaking from experience, it is a fantastic place to work, and I truly hope I can get some time there to let my dad retire because he has truly worked his tail off for over two decades. Thank you for bringing this to light and I genuinely hope this can garner some kind of change

    Llewellyn VannoteLlewellyn Vannote2 ヶ月 前
  • I worked for USPS doing data entry about 5 years ago and found out how much of a mess it was then. They kept trying to recruit mail carriers but no one wanted to sell their soul and work 60-80 hours a week for not even 40 hours of pay. They are overworked and money is extremely mismanaged. They brag way too much about not using tax dollars since 1980. It's really so sad because if they went under, we'd all be fucked. People don't know all the services that they actually perform.

    ythoytho2 ヶ月 前
  • is a part of, rather than competition to, the usps...? i thought it was the other way 'round...

    amy joyamy joy2 ヶ月 前
  • Fuck the usps. Privatize that shit. Private takeover let em buy it. Been losing money since forever. Johnny Oliver appeals to the uninformed.

    JC DentonJC Denton2 ヶ月 前
  • Is John Oliver planning to recreate the 12 days of christmass through the USPS?

    kairon156kairon1562 ヶ月 前
  • Stossel Fans Anonymous

    ShiahShiah2 ヶ月 前
  • You know its kinda funny, i read a lot of fantasy stories. some are better some are worse. But basicly you can, most of the time, extract some of the lessons in the fantasy world to improve the real world. But then again you here this Story here and its basicly Going Postal by Terry Pratched, sure you have no Golems and Banshees in the USA but the rest is basicly the same. For evryone how knows the story already, for the sake of comparison Trump is Gild (without his smarts), for evryone who does not know the Story i can only recommend it and the rest of TP. books.

    1st Morgoth1st Morgoth2 ヶ月 前
  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, let me get this straight, the USPS is broke, which is a federal service, but the government would much rather bail out airlines and banks, rather than bail out an actual essential business that provides services to literally everyone...huh?

    Lonniea CheeksLonniea Cheeks2 ヶ月 前
  • Still needs to correct himself as the USPS is NOT apart of the federal government.

    Tunnel RatTunnel Rat2 ヶ月 前
    • United STATES Postal Service

      Kweldon3Kweldon32 ヶ月 前
    • @Kweldon3 It isn't tho

      Tunnel RatTunnel Rat2 ヶ月 前
    • It is tho

      Kweldon3Kweldon32 ヶ月 前

    nmkaspr Kasprowicznmkaspr Kasprowicz2 ヶ月 前
  • I missed the stamps, just another thing about 2020 I hate

    BobBob2 ヶ月 前
  • Prescient

    Jordan WallaceJordan Wallace2 ヶ月 前
  • You should make a danberry Connecticut stamp lol

    George carrGeorge carr2 ヶ月 前
  • Dear Mr. Oliver, I find myself blown away by seeing, quite possibly for the 1st time in my life, a human being who ACTUALLY KNOWS the answer to the question 'why is this all happening' ... Teach us!

    1234androcknroll1234androcknroll2 ヶ月 前
  • Congress has FUBAR the postal service big time for a long time. It is congress that created the crazy accounting rule but also wont let prices rise to what is needed and also wont let tiny Post offices already near a bigger one close up.

    Brian JOnkerBrian JOnker2 ヶ月 前
  • very bad service lost 4 parcels 3 of which I managed to find in a nearby warehouse 1 I can’t find a form where my parcel doesn’t load, terribly without responsibility who will answer where is my parcel for $ 65, the tracking says it was delivered but I didn't receive it !! why the status was delivered if you delivered it to some unknown where

    Andrew TikhonovAndrew Tikhonov2 ヶ月 前
  • Me: I'm immune to advertising USPS 80s commercial: Me: 👀👀👀 dino stamps? 💕💕💕👀👀👀

    Gray DetwilerGray Detwiler2 ヶ月 前
  • listen, john is almost always correct but when he called that mail lady a national treasure, he hit the nail on the goddamn head

    ナカナカナカナカ2 ヶ月 前
  • These stupid micro naps are gonna save me unfortunately. And yea idk what the fjuck I was thinking

    Ty LTy L3 ヶ月 前
  • stossel is a dipshit

    BillithekatBillithekat3 ヶ月 前
  • Dear Sir / Madam, My Order Tracking number: LZ680799518US On September 22, I bought an Item for my Uncle. When I Tracked the Item on USPS, it only states: Your package is moving within the USPS network and is on track to be delivered to its final destination. It is currently in transit to the next facility. I had been seeing this message for 3 weeks already and there has been no further Updates, I only see this Message. The USPS did not states Currently Where my Product is. Can you kindly Find Out for me: 1: Currently, Where Exactly is the Item ? It still has not arrive in Singapore since September 22. 2: When Would It Arrives in Singapore ? Please kindly reply to me as soon as possible. I look forward to receiving your reply soon. Thank you. From; Miss Estella Yeo

    Estella SkywalkerEstella Skywalker3 ヶ月 前
  • Literally selling rocks.

    Solo Wing PixySolo Wing Pixy3 ヶ月 前
  • Omg I'm a stamp collector and nothing has ever made me want to collect stamps less than that ad.

    Sarah FloodSarah Flood3 ヶ月 前
  • :0 Sierra Schultzzie? In a Last Week Tonight video!? I wonder if she’s seen this 🤔

    In The MoonlightIn The Moonlight3 ヶ月 前
  • the biggest problem with email vs. the postal service is that you cant send a goose through email. 9:12

    Liam KellyLiam Kelly3 ヶ月 前
  • going bad meek mill

    Reshawn CrosslandReshawn Crossland3 ヶ月 前
  • Oh my god, you don't have banking at the Post Office??

    MboMbo3 ヶ月 前
  • Trump's ability to be incompetently wrong regarding so many things will never cease to amaze me.

    Kristen DievieteKristen Dieviete3 ヶ月 前
  • Okay just because the US is particularly good at capitalism doesnt mean we need to integrate it into ever aspect of our lives. Have you seen the extra fees from fedex and ups? Btw that I can get email claim is total bs. Most mail is now packages.

    Robassist88Robassist883 ヶ月 前
  • Wait why did they take away postal savings?

    AmethystEyesAmethystEyes3 ヶ月 前
  • This episode hits different after all the recent bullshit that's been going on.

    awesomecat42awesomecat423 ヶ月 前
  • The thing I love about John is that if he sees something adorable, odd or funny he buys it.

    Stacey SmithStacey Smith3 ヶ月 前
  • Now I need sweatpants with Xpresspost stamped across the ass.

    Mass DefectMass Defect3 ヶ月 前
  • USPS is the only thing that fucking works in America

    The Righteous GamersThe Righteous Gamers3 ヶ月 前
  • The Postal Service is a complete and utter failure because they promote UNQUALIFIED people to management positions. They bully and make their workers lives (especially Letter Carriers) miserable. They cannot retain CCA's because they made the Letter Carrier job too overwhelming for new hires. They are so stupid and arrogant, they have no clue how to run a business. Why on Earth would a "delivery" business make the "delivery" job a task so insurmountable with overburdened routes and complicated work procedures? That's the REAL reason you are not getting your mail.

    George FletcherGeorge Fletcher3 ヶ月 前
    • This should be pinned to the top of comments

      Brian JOnkerBrian JOnker2 ヶ月 前

    jdkookenjdkooken3 ヶ月 前
  • Wow, for once I actually agree with John's suggestions.

    MegaMementoMoriMegaMementoMori3 ヶ月 前
  • So far all the usps workers I have met have been real Gs.

    Jeffrey MuuJeffrey Muu3 ヶ月 前
  • Here, Switzerland, the government would close down and die well before any postal services. That is one essential thing that makes us a civilization. Not a heard of bison with a mental disability.

    drstevenreydrstevenrey4 ヶ月 前
  • I just lost my grandma to cancer this month and that goose joke fucking got me. Thank you John.

    ComaKomaedaNagitoComaKomaedaNagito4 ヶ月 前
  • If I woke up in the Jurassic and saw stegosauruses, I have to say my first thought would be that the fossil record has even more gaps than we thought since we don't have evidence of them showing up until the cretaceous. And then I'd panic about social distancing.

    Matthew LangMatthew Lang4 ヶ月 前
  • Save the Post office!

    Y FernandezY Fernandez4 ヶ月 前
  • What I don’t get is, why can’t basic problems be fixed first, like people dying out of no healthcare. No- clearly better business minded postal services are the REAL reason the you know who voted for the you know whom.

    Amanda GibbyAmanda Gibby4 ヶ月 前
  • I like the expanding of services Idea. I want my letter carrier to deliver me my weed and for him to legally smoke some of it on his routes. He totes deserves it!

    Doc P paaDoc P paa4 ヶ月 前
  • "quarantine brain" is a very cute way to say "effects of traumatic experience"

    KfroguarKfroguar4 ヶ月 前
  • Online work, giving you the freedom

    Crowd1 Blue skyCrowd1 Blue sky4 ヶ月 前
  • The USPS United States Postal Service

    Peggy TrawickPeggy Trawick4 ヶ月 前
  • for a country so developed, its astonishing that the idiots didn't continue postal banking services once it was implemented ..

    Niranjan PrakashNiranjan Prakash4 ヶ月 前
  • Has Trump sued him yet?

    Ethan NguyenEthan Nguyen4 ヶ月 前
  • Fuck you John Oliver

    Bigfoot ain't realBigfoot ain't real4 ヶ月 前
  • 50 years, 🤔 I thought they gad to pay 75-99 years a head??🤔

    SunShine Jr84SunShine Jr844 ヶ月 前
  • The U.S. Postal Service is essential

    Peggy TrawickPeggy Trawick4 ヶ月 前
  • My dad is a postmaster and he has been working late because of this dumb shit 😭😭😭

    Marley PeaceMarley Peace4 ヶ月 前
  • John Oliver is a clueless piece of shit. That bitch has no idea about my country. Who in the hell died and made this annoyance so special? That said...I will continue to watch oliver just for the entertainment value. Not that I would name a sewage treatment plant after him. USPS was hurtin long before President Trump was inaugurated. So go and fuck yourself soetoro.

    Brian ChapmanBrian Chapman4 ヶ月 前
  • You should notice how the people behind Trump fumble around nervously while he talks about the postal service

    Christian WalterChristian Walter4 ヶ月 前
  • I love how he's angry that the post office won't collect a fair rate from Amazon, but he doesn't see the flaws in his stupid tax cuts to these same companies 🙄

    New NaturalNew Natural4 ヶ月 前
  • I am an Aussie and now I want to help the US portal service.

    Rod LandaetaRod Landaeta4 ヶ月 前
    • Dont be so easily manipulated

      Brian JOnkerBrian JOnker2 ヶ月 前
  • Can't believe its still legal to mail living animals vast distances ....the heat and lack of oxygen would near kill them....and even if they miraculously survived that there's always the elemental risk....or the chance that horrible nasty accidents could happen plus the fact that they could be ie crushed or falling out of vehicles etc and so many other horrible awful possibilities that shouldnt happen.... CANT.....just cannot... believe that its still legal and possible/available etc to do something that should've been outlawed long since the 50s ended, about reversal of/going backwards to the past...and back toward what should NOT exist a civil advanced 21st century advanced about MAGA ....this is what they want to return to....a backward time.... except them and their Trump loving cronies...they don't even fucking HAVE TO.....its STILL FUCKING HERE!!!!....🤦🏼‍♂️🙄🤷🏼‍♂️

    Stephen KeyStephen Key4 ヶ月 前