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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slybuster 48 minuuttia sitten
Why didn't he mention that the majority of items (and weight) delivered by the USPS is junkmail? Just subsidize the delivery of rural packages and let the USPS die already.
Code TheNinja
Code TheNinja 3 tuntia sitten
How can they be broke as they throw extravagant parties for upper management?
Lynn Willis
Lynn Willis 3 tuntia sitten
Preach it! As a 25 year and running veteran of the USPS, I really appreciate this. Greener under my wiener! Oh man! Comedy gold!
Phoenix 3 tuntia sitten
the movie Postman with Kevin Costner really did a good job of showing how the postal service transcends being just a service into a truly beautiful concept
D F 3 tuntia sitten
Hey John - I know you like poking fun at New Zealand. But how about doing a story comparing NZ's COVID-19 response to Trump's? In a few weeks we will we be at Alert Level 1, i.e. normal domestic economic activity. All businesses operating and only border restrictions in place. We will also have zero new cases, zero active cases and zero new deaths. From a population of 5 million we will have had about 1500 cases and 22 deaths. On a per head of population basis that is the equivalent of 98,400 cases in the USA with 1,440 deaths. From first case to elimination - 4 months. Beat that Trump!
Anderson Wang
Anderson Wang 4 tuntia sitten
Is that John Stossel’s actual name of the show, myths lies and complete stupidity? Because that basically sums up who he is really.
Gareth G
Gareth G 6 tuntia sitten
Why does this dude still live in the US? He should run, like ASAP
Inter Net
Inter Net 7 tuntia sitten
If you live in NYC you know NYC postal services are pretty close to garbage here -- especially the customer services. And I'm not exaggerating. It's like these workers have zero professionalism in their bones. I dare you, Google map USPS in NYC and look at the ratings.
Bubbles 8 tuntia sitten
Do it, just do it, i'll write you a personal cheque ! LOL !
Zak K
Zak K 9 tuntia sitten
Having seen what USPS charges to send packages to Canada, the concept of paying 4x that is ludicrous. USPS has also messed up delivering packages to me multiple times, apparently reading my country as a state. That being said, the service they are providing is extremely essential to America and they should be bailed out - especially now. And maybe giving them the chance to adjust prices and have the time and funds to improve would better both their service and their prices both across America and into international orders. So I guess my comment boils down to "I can see Mr. Oliver's point", and "please just keep your mouth shut for once, Trump"?
movingdragons 9 tuntia sitten
Love those stamps!
Sam Sena
Sam Sena 11 tuntia sitten
Another thing that USPS does is allowing people in rural areas to vote. In Canada, Canadian CONservatives tried to privatize Canada Post. Then they realized that they will lose the next election in a landslide because rural Canadians have to pay extraordinary amounts to get packages delivered. The CONservatives in Canada instead lobbied to remove door-to-door delivery services. For example, you have to go to the local post office to get your mail. Thankfully, CONservatives lost the next election thanks to educated and intelligent voters. Did you know the Alberta Oil and Gas industry lobbied to remove or reduce taxes to government now complaints that they are given COVID-19 funds from the Canadian government with restrictions attached? Privatize the profits and socialize the costs!
Travis Morton
Travis Morton 11 tuntia sitten
Stossel is also responding to the fact that UPS is one of the biggest Republican donors there is. I don't use them anymore.
Resa Balsdon
Resa Balsdon 13 tuntia sitten
In our grandparents' youth the dog was #1 enemy of the mail man. Oh how the tables have turned.
Jessica T
Jessica T 13 tuntia sitten
My stamps are coming in the mail... thanks John!
Nicole Marshall 1913
Nicole Marshall 1913 14 tuntia sitten
I know we all have made fun of "snail-mail" at some point, or been frustrated by it, but in reality, it is a staple of our society and WE APPRECIATE ALL OUR LETTER CARRIERS!!!!! You're still out there, no matter what else is happening. You are TRULY ESSENTIAL. Please stay safe.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 13 tuntia sitten
I feel bad for all the canadians watching this getting reminded that they forgot about mother's day two weeks back
satvik keshtwal
satvik keshtwal 14 tuntia sitten
World's largest postal service Indian post service is best example for postal bank and insurance service
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 13 tuntia sitten
"But real businesses can't lose billions every year." cough Uber cough -$8.5B net income last year
Agnes [Erin Kim]
Agnes [Erin Kim] 14 tuntia sitten
thank you for this john! ahhh i really hope the USPS gets the funding they need. and i love that the last week tonight team made these stamps as an actionable way to try our hand at supporting. bought a bunch of stamps last week and going to buy these ones too!
James Bone
James Bone 15 tuntia sitten
Canada Post is a comparable service: it is a Crown corporation that is funded from its own operations, it services all addresses in Canada and is federally regulated. Yet, it has turned a profit in all but two or three years since its conversion from a federal department to a Crown corperation in the early 1980s. They make buckets of money on parcels and return all the profits to the federal government.
Amrit Krishnan
Amrit Krishnan 15 tuntia sitten
I felt that lmfao office joke
Saulo Lordão
Saulo Lordão 16 tuntia sitten
The fact that you didn't make a Marlon Bundo stamp is just awful, I'd pay international shipping for that!
Splaticus Blah
Splaticus Blah 16 tuntia sitten
Trump being vindictive and vengeful? Nah couldn't happen because that would be childish.........ooops.
cody collins
cody collins 16 tuntia sitten
Wow a tv show that actually knows the correct time period for specific dinosaurs
Sierra Sky
Sierra Sky 17 tuntia sitten
Please support the postal service
Sean Z
Sean Z 17 tuntia sitten
Just got my stamps.
Sweet Pea's Revenge
Sweet Pea's Revenge 20 tuntia sitten
Thanks for making me smile eve every day while informing me about current issues. Also just finished Community for the 3rd time and think about your 'Bearing Down for midterms' episode way too often.
Big Badaboom
Big Badaboom 20 tuntia sitten
Looks like some companies lobbied our representatives to ensure zero competition from the US Postal Service... Or maybe not... But, my old grandpa used to say, just follow the money and you will find your answer... I am sure nothing will be done about that... :) BTW Mr. Oliver, will you dare to use your skills to also dig out the profits and charge comparison between the other delivery services and the US Postal Service... Maybe you can add some positive commentary to the community so we can get educated and elect other representatives that will also need to be lobbied after they threaten to pass a law to correct the one that has the US Postal service begging for money, that "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act" looks like it was drafted to push the service down... maybe even eliminate it... so competitive, well run companies that deliver stuff can make a much more efficient use of their price structures to deliver the items... what a nice deal they got... you invest in lobbying and you get your investment back thousands of times over... but I doubt you will waste your valuable non criticizing time on such a low and unimportant subject :)
Maddogkiller66 22 tuntia sitten
What happened to coronavirus V
Roxy Angel Superstar
Roxy Angel Superstar Päivä sitten
He had me at “dope ass lace stamp” lol
Johanna Dracona
Johanna Dracona Päivä sitten
I’m subbed to this channel but I never see these videos on time!! It’s always at least 2 weeks late
Marco Gosselin
Marco Gosselin Päivä sitten
And now Trump is paranoid about mail voting fraud ... You guys are screwed.
TheQuark6789 Päivä sitten
"But real businesses can't lose billions every year." *cough* Uber *cough* -$8.5B net income last year
ThunderSky Päivä sitten
I feel bad for all the canadians watching this getting reminded that they forgot about mother's day two weeks back
Hibou Owll
Hibou Owll Päivä sitten
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="963">16:03</a> Maybe that is why they're all extinct.
Shalane Moore
Shalane Moore Päivä sitten
One of the other money-loss things is that even as a government entity, the USPS can be issued fines with OSHA. This is because UPS and Fedex complained to congress in that USPS was the “same” business as them and it wasn’t fair.
Chris Caramia
Chris Caramia Päivä sitten
Parshall! It's good to see Grand County getting some non-bulldozer attention.
Lish IsSecretlyAWizard
Lish IsSecretlyAWizard Päivä sitten
Where do I send my letter to John Oliver? He did specifically ask for the receival of letters, yet failed to state where to send them to. Anyone? *Insert John Trovalta meme here.
Alexander Thomson
Alexander Thomson Päivä sitten
While this is an America problem, here in Canada I would like to help out and get some of your awesome stamps. Sadly (or maybe SAD! I'm not quite sure) I can't get the stamps delivered to me because the good ol' US of A postal service doesn't have an option to make it available here (or anywhere else for that matter, which maybe part of MAGA but I personally think America is better when it is a part of the rest of the world.) Is there anyway I can get around this? I would donate directly if I have to, even if that means I don't get the stamps, and I can't believe I'm saying that because I definitely want one of those ChiiJohn stamps! In closing please let me know if I can help with this obvious problem, maybe mostly because of Trump's desire to lash out at any opposition, to help with such a vital service that America provides
Quarter Mile
Quarter Mile Päivä sitten
Neil Peters
Neil Peters Päivä sitten
Just another thing Canada does better
David Armillie
David Armillie Päivä sitten
Here is the link in the video. photostamps.com/products/laststamptonight?
Somewhere Upthere
Somewhere Upthere Päivä sitten
Ungrateful leech is more on the nose.
Rich Gilberto
Rich Gilberto Päivä sitten
Postal banking? While we give billions to bankers who have bought the government? Not gonna happen.
Patrick Whelpley
Patrick Whelpley Päivä sitten
The rap song in the stamps commercial sounded like when Family Guy made fun of Will Smith rapping.
Yudith Caron
Yudith Caron Päivä sitten
Somebody please tell this mustachioed guy that Internet in the boondocks is shitty and slooooow.
Golaki TV
Golaki TV Päivä sitten
Theyve also started selling miniature scale cars (like hot wheels basically) and they're pretty cool! They have classic mail trucks, and even some old american muscle cars. I bought two of each of them, love it.
_ Grundel _
_ Grundel _ Päivä sitten
It's sad at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="557">9:17</a> that it shows a figure that's the equivalent of my counties population that doesn't have access to internet. Inmates have access to internet through public money there though... Over 2.2 million criminals have access but free Americans don't. Great priorities shown there...
bilias hour
bilias hour Päivä sitten
I'll always be a member of an audience to this show even if it lacks the background of the audience
jumpmaster93 Päivä sitten
This went a whole different direction than what I was expecting. Thank you!
bilias hour
bilias hour Päivä sitten
I’m not even American and I want these stamps!
Andrew Flowers
Andrew Flowers Päivä sitten
That dog don't hunt.
Ron Walsh
Ron Walsh Päivä sitten
I just received my stamps from Stamps.com. They are amazing.
Shabadoo Shabadoo
Shabadoo Shabadoo Päivä sitten
There was a moment where I was like, why is john oliver blurry, and then I remembered corona.
Charlie Kraemer
Charlie Kraemer Päivä sitten
I wouldn't want a sympathy goose. as a farm child, no one wants a goose ever. they are evil.
Feste the Phule
Feste the Phule 3 tuntia sitten
It is a beautiful day... ...and you are a horrible goose 😈.
TheLazySamurai Päivä sitten
When I worked CS for Canada Post, our level of humour -- specifically for those not in management -- was at "so who's gonna kill themselves today?" Oh shit, I didn't know that USPS was the US equivalent to a crown corporation. In that case, why is their management so shit and not follow the international postage rules? I don't blame their front line workers, its their management, and investigative teams that I blame for their ineptitude. Aww man... I am very tempted to buy some of those stamps
Crusher O'Lies
Crusher O'Lies Päivä sitten
USA: so what should we do about our post service and our money and gold? Govt: fuck em, they can run themselves, what could go wrong. USA: are you sure? maybe the government maybe might want to oversee these important services so they dont fail or cheat us? Govt: nah.
B Kay
B Kay Päivä sitten
This show is unwatchable without an audience. It's like watching a comedian bomb over and over.. silence..
Stephanie McDonald
Stephanie McDonald Päivä sitten
Too bad them stamps don't work in Canada
Thomogon Päivä sitten
My international parcel got delayed because it's still stuck in New York state due to coronavirus regulations. This means that it's awaiting to get a green light from the Dutch border control for delivery but because they cannot give a green light with the current situation (New York being affected hardest by the pandemic) the package has probably been sitting in a sorting facility for about a month and a half now. The place I bought it from, already put it under insurrance because they felt the best course of action was to just refund me and if it does arrive at least I got a big discount on it so I got nothing to complain. I get it, but it's frustrating and affecting other businesses that rely on USPS as well.
Paige Abe
Paige Abe Päivä sitten
I keep waiting for the audience reactions. I guess I didn't realize how much it effected the feel of the show.
Jake Caratacus
Jake Caratacus Päivä sitten
I wish I lived in the U.S so I could buy some of those stamps. I mean, I could probably buy the stamps and have them mailed to Canada, but what would I do with U.S postage in Canada? I'm not a stamp collector. I also can't buy stamps because money. Having none of it kinda sucks.
Nicolás Encina
Nicolás Encina Päivä sitten
Another thing only the USPS is allowed to do: transport cremated remains. Imagine if your family lives on the other side of the country. You can't use UPS nor FedEx; it has to go through priority mail. We deserve to have a proper final rest, and this would complicate things even further.
ZT1ST Päivä sitten
@<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."
Just Vironika
Just Vironika Päivä sitten
"...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! 😅❤️🙌🏼
Taranizs Päivä sitten
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...
ThatCuteNerdGirl Päivä sitten
I’m not even American and I want these stamps!
doppler apples
doppler apples Päivä sitten
I'll always be a member of an audience to this show even if it lacks the background of the audience
Kristin Márie
Kristin Márie 2 päivää sitten
My mom has three auto-immune disorders. She gets some of her medications through the mail
osgnuru 2 päivää sitten
Kulkum Alstavich
Kulkum Alstavich 2 päivää sitten
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.
Sean McSeanson
Sean McSeanson 2 päivää sitten
Mail a letter to John Stossel
Claire Neufeld
Claire Neufeld 2 päivää sitten
He looks like he’s aged 20 years...
dave wise
dave wise 2 päivää sitten
Fucking kidding me? Comedy is the last form of freedom of speech AND the last line of support for the USPS ?
Cringe Productions
Cringe Productions 2 päivää sitten
where can i get that rock
Zoe meow
Zoe meow 2 päivää sitten
But its fake and your fake and thats fake on the fake 😄
Trent Reid
Trent Reid 2 päivää sitten
Yes this only took two weeks to be available in Canada instead of 5
spartus 2 päivää sitten
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..
Adyen 2 päivää sitten
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.
Canadian Pride
Canadian Pride 2 päivää sitten
Do any of you Americans do anything about it after seeing these videos? Just curious
James P
James P 2 päivää sitten
Stossell is such an assbag. Congress is a goddamned monkeyhouse. And Trump is a fucking idiot.
Star Butterfly
Star Butterfly 2 päivää sitten
I love magic. But I love the mail even more!
CJFerg81 2 päivää sitten
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...
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