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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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    1. MorpheusΩne

      @LastWeekTonight: Why are the stamps no longer available?

    2. Georgia Overdrive

      The USPS needs to get sufficient funding. I mean you can’t force them to make a profit and then tell them that they are not allowed to raise or lower prices by law. What are they supposed to do? This feels more like they are trying to purposely bankrupt them.

    3. Aleczander Steele

      Watching this when your country has lost 510k from this virus and USPS is doing just as bad is terrible.

    4. cyton18

      4:18 “Ok first, what!? Second, excuse me? And third, just to circle back, the fuck! This joke had me rolling 🤣

    5. Sullivan Wenger

      "This is the funniest rock of all time." I think Dwayne might have words for you.

    6. Michelle Dixon

      The ruddy harp electrophysiologically obey because marimba subcellularly list after a plant show. flaky, chilly interactive

    7. Patrick Nolin

      why cant we stop Saturday delivery. Canada stopped it years ago? 🤔

    8. liesel16

      I hate politifact because they don't do as much research as John Oliver's group at Last Week Tonight. Last Week Tonight knows it's complex US politics.

    9. Plumikii Ryu

      Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddy Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddy Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

    10. SPICY DRACULA

      When John first presented those rocks I already had a feeling he bought one to show us Best rocks ever!

    11. Mo Zubia

      Honestly, for a middle-aged man to be so excited about buying a joke on a rock is hilarious ❤️😂

    12. sonorasgirl

      That was known sex symbol Steve Minuchin amongst the stegos 😂. Cheeky John. Cheeky.

    13. neo

      I'm tired of removing semi -crushed boxes from my mail box that the mail person forces into my mailbox and they're hard to get out and end up all crumpled and disfigured....I want this person fired!!

    14. William Walker

      Pension reform is the answer to the problem with the post office. They need to reform pensions now! The sooner, the better!

    15. shrimp19921

      It ain’t the Postal Services fault that their crop top looks like that on you.

    16. Trae McPherson

      @LastWeekTonight - Can we send your video to President Biden?

    17. Mary Hook

      "My favourites are spimpson sponge bob

    18. Tyler Jeski

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

    19. djtomoy

      Making them pay pensions is good right?

      1. Steve Smith

        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

    20. Jonathan Raithel

      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?”

    21. x 286

      i cant be the only one who googled the swastika in the FedEx logo

    22. N.MM.D.

      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.

    23. Patoren 3gou

      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

    24. Tony Walters

      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.

    25. Rita Taylor

      Denmark lost our postal service to Sweden Postnord that gouges people

    26. HeyItsXoTina

      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I love John Oliver

    27. Simon Ross

      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?

    28. Jinx Adnix

      12:24 A joke, criticizing a joke, by criticizing the joke he is holding.

    29. Michael Whitehead

      John no mess, you guess, we gotta help the usps! Hire me

    30. Christopher Kelly

      I can't find the article but didn't trump once say he hated email and people should use the us postal service?

    31. Austyn Stuff

      Did you save the UPS thanks to the 7 million viewers buying stamps?

    32. GordonGEICO

      I bet Jeremy Renner is wondering how he caught a stray bullet on an episode about the postal service

    33. emily keane

      what's the fed ex swastica joke?

    34. Zugly Monster

      The American obsession with making everything for profit is sad and digusting

    35. Saniya 666

      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.

    36. Jay Lee

      I got FedEx, UPS, American Shipping Company

    37. Lesiqa Jeni

      The dramatic parent untypically visit because pansy preferentially bubble lest a curved tugboat. exciting exclusive, enthusiastic sidecar

    38. Aidan Phillips

      2:00 can we just address the fact that you can MAIL BEES

    39. Abraham Stephen Jr

      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!

    40. Fred Blonder

      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.

    41. Aeri Heirsling

      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. 😒

    42. Jodie Lynne Devine

      And bees.... the USPS will mail live bees as well

    43. Don Robertson

      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.

    44. Yellow Sn0w

      It's like kneecapping an olympic marathon runner and then complaining about them being a bad athlete.

    45. yearlygymnast 95

      The thing is, my mother actually has an entire two sheets of the stamps. This is why i love her

    46. Fred Oliveira

      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

    47. Ling Ling

      Um where the hell can i buy that rock

    48. Xinyi Chen

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

    49. TheImpaler27

      Makes me glad that "Doctor D" David Schultz once slapped that rat crap out of John Stossel.

    50. AngelaMary31 AlisonAnnaDj

      "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

    51. kez

      Postman helps bury neighbourhood dogs...... 🤔 I have suspicion,

    52. Amy Bickett

      Geese are demons, and you know it

    53. Martin Kj

      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.

    54. Roses Andflour

      Omg what is Sierra on an episode of LWT ahahah love it

    55. heid shows

      Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait...so 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?

    56. David Koster

      I want "EAT SHIT BOB" stamps now.

    57. David Koster

      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.

    58. Kris A

      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.

    59. Llewellyn Vannote

      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

    60. ytho

      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.

    61. amy joy

      stamps.com is a part of, rather than competition to, the usps...? i thought it was the other way 'round...

    62. JC Denton

      Fuck the usps. Privatize that shit. Private takeover let em buy it. Been losing money since forever. Johnny Oliver appeals to the uninformed.

    63. kairon156

      Is John Oliver planning to recreate the 12 days of christmass through the USPS?

    64. Shiah

      Stossel Fans Anonymous

    65. 1st Morgoth

      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.

    66. Lonniea Cheeks

      Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait...so 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?

    67. Tunnel Rat

      Still needs to correct himself as the USPS is NOT apart of the federal government.

      1. Kweldon3

        United STATES Postal Service

      2. Tunnel Rat

        @Kweldon3 It isn't tho

      3. Kweldon3

        It is tho

    68. nmkaspr Kasprowicz

      THEY CAN"T RAISE IT! THERE'S A FUCKING LAW YOU DUMB, DUMB MORON!

    69. Bob

      I missed the stamps, just another thing about 2020 I hate

    70. Jordan Wallace

      Prescient

    71. George carr

      You should make a danberry Connecticut stamp lol

    72. 1234androcknroll

      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!

    73. Brian JOnker

      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.

    74. Andrew Tikhonov

      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

    75. Gray Detwiler

      Me: I'm immune to advertising USPS 80s commercial: Me: 👀👀👀 dino stamps? 💕💕💕👀👀👀

    76. ナカナカ

      listen, john is almost always correct but when he called that mail lady a national treasure, he hit the nail on the goddamn head

    77. Ty L

      These stupid micro naps are gonna save me unfortunately. And yea idk what the fjuck I was thinking

    78. Billithekat

      stossel is a dipshit

    79. Estella Skywalker

      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, tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input?tLabels=LZ680799518US 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

    80. Solo Wing Pixy

      Literally selling rocks.

    81. Sarah Flood

      Omg I'm a stamp collector and nothing has ever made me want to collect stamps less than that ad.

    82. In The Moonlight

      :0 Sierra Schultzzie? In a Last Week Tonight video!? I wonder if she’s seen this 🤔

    83. Liam Kelly

      the biggest problem with email vs. the postal service is that you cant send a goose through email. 9:12

    84. Reshawn Crossland

      going bad meek mill

    85. Mbo

      Oh my god, you don't have banking at the Post Office??

    86. Kristen Dieviete

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

    87. Robassist88

      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.

    88. AmethystEyes

      Wait why did they take away postal savings?

    89. awesomecat42

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

    90. Stacey Smith

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

    91. Mass Defect

      Now I need sweatpants with Xpresspost stamped across the ass.

    92. The Righteous Gamers

      USPS is the only thing that fucking works in America

    93. George Fletcher

      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.

      1. Brian JOnker

        This should be pinned to the top of comments

    94. jdkooken

      FUCK YOU JOHN STOSSEL!!!!!

    95. MegaMementoMori

      Wow, for once I actually agree with John's suggestions.

    96. Jeffrey Muu

      So far all the usps workers I have met have been real Gs.

    97. drstevenrey

      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.

    98. ComaKomaedaNagito

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

    99. Matthew Lang

      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.

    100. Y Fernandez

      Save the Post office!