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Jon Richt (22 минуты назад)
Seriously: Oliver 2020
Jared Brandt (3 дня назад)
Nice John but I think you missed the big story. Lead in water or paint is a health hazard, but not as significant as the airborn dosage we get when leaded fuel is burned or a lead bullet is fired. The US quietly eliminated lead from fuel in autos knowing that it is absorbed 5-10 quicker when inhaled, which causes brain damage (especially in children). It's good we don't have it in regular gasoline anymore, but it's still a significant ingredient in AVGas (aviation fuel) and many solders. Of all the nasty things we ingest, lead is one of the most prevalent and dangerous, but in the 21st century most Americans only know about paint, which is a very unlikely source unless your kid is chewing on it. The "scandal" about lead paint is just a political move to make us believe China is supplying dangerous paint products. A person gets a bigger dose at the firing range or when fishing with lead weights. Surely one could make a case that people at the firing rage get dumber by lead inhalation...I mean, most people at the firing range definitely seem dumb. Could it be that law enforcement gets dumber every time they go the the range? Well lead causes brain damage and becomes airborn every time a lead bullet is shot.
Alva Palin (4 дня назад)
I wish more politicians would care. Greedy bastards! They want to get paid but don't want to do whats right.
jeff schlueter (8 дней назад)
12:19 you haven't seen the cabin on the woods have you
pop5678eye (9 дней назад)
Remember: in the USA it's not considered a problem unless it's a rich white man's problem.
Over Toasted (10 дней назад)
Most of the lead problems come from Chicago's Plumber's Union. Look it up. Crazy shit.
Alejandro Romero (10 дней назад)
legend yell credit birth spending final surgery protest extreme.
The Real Mihai (11 дней назад)
“Extremely racist tin”. ... Nearly lost my shit.
lafafafafafunga (11 дней назад)
As usual, American lead-heads...
BTW (16 дней назад)
Third world countries don't poison thier citizens
jotere erra (17 дней назад)
Boss (18 дней назад)
And the water is still not safe to consume...
Dee Dubya (19 дней назад)
MY god, LWT is the greatest. If/when I have a kid, I'll make them watch every episode because John's show educates people far more than any other source
Totally Not A Cylon (20 дней назад)
Lead epidemic. Leademic.
Tucker Bowen (10 дней назад)
6:28 7:27 why is it that clips from before they even had color tv always look so much clearer and less blurry than clips from like 20 years ago?
Speedbird (21 день назад)
“Lower iqs”. Shouldn’t John Oliver know that an iq test was a kindergarten game
Elia Morales (22 дня назад)
Two years later and Flint still doesn’t have clean water
lukus johnson (24 дня назад)
Romans new that lead was poison 2k yrs ago
Norman Leach (24 дня назад)
Meanwhile the focus is on building a damn wall
Norman Leach (24 дня назад)
Meanwhile the focus is on building a damn wall
Norman Leach (24 дня назад)
Meanwhile the focus is on building a damn wall
Bree Tamulewicz (27 дней назад)
So how about a democratic senator or representative being outraged? After all, that is what Dems do best...
ValseMusic (27 дней назад)
How you gonna talk about lead abatement and not mention Clair Patterson?
Jessamine Manchester (27 дней назад)
2 years later and Flint still doesn't have clean tap water
Jahatma Townstead (28 дней назад)
Lead based paint is beyond common in cheap oil paint, sold mainly to younger/student artists. As proper oil paint is 5 times the price. They dont record it on their packaging. Hence how it gets into the west. Honestly, an old art teacher showed me a trick. Rub the tinniest bit of the paint between your forearm and your palm on the vein side. Wait 5-10 minutes and if your viens are black/purple its got lead in it. It's disgusting what has been so easily allowed to flow into the markets of countries which have "banned" lead based paint. Especially when it hits the youngsters and the students worse than anyone else.
Jahatma Townstead (28 дней назад)
***Lead based white oil paint. It's what drove Lucian Freud into mania.
the fluffy Octopus (29 дней назад)
Lead is nice and crunchy, why y'all complaining?
Hydrole (29 дней назад)
i MoIsTuRiZe
Rafael Oda (30 дней назад)
Seriously? 2k dislikes?
Catryn De Rossel (1 месяц назад)
what's with John Oliver's voice ?
Chris Dumea (1 месяц назад)
Lest not forget! Lest not forget the Smurf Village!
Herb Tenderson (1 месяц назад)
We need a mass-abation.
Allan Hegyes (1 месяц назад)
Uh, Rep Chafetz? Yes we are a third world country, just look at our current president.
tommydebo5 (1 месяц назад)
This is still a huge problem
RayRae 559 (1 месяц назад)
Flint STILL doesn't have clean drinking water.
Izaya Orihara (1 месяц назад)
I mean look, even Oscar the Grouch cleaned the lead rust off the lid of his trash can
Ariana Negron (1 месяц назад)
bb are u sick
catlover67803 (1 месяц назад)
‘Extremely racist tin’ Trump reference Woah how accurate
janis lamberts (1 месяц назад)
Come live to Latvia! We are free of Led and Added shugars. 90 % of food are used, but not thrown out. We dont have a nuclear waste, and you can make about 400 eur working for minimal wage without education, witch is inaf to rent apartment and eat healty food...
Roach DoggJR (1 месяц назад)
Do we really need to go back to our infancy to be able to understand that we have to act like fucking adults and do our job?
Mark Pearce (1 месяц назад)
11:25 They were given $110 million and only managed to help 32 of 79 applicants? What the heck?
Ezra Gans-Crocker (1 месяц назад)
Smurf line. Do not smurf.
Christian Krona (1 месяц назад)
A little Heroin never killed anyone, a lot has though.
E8oL4 (1 месяц назад)
eh that funny comedian from the journals dinner said flint still had no clean water
Purplehairfreak (1 месяц назад)
My school had 5 water fountains contaminated with lead. I live in Atlanta. (Look it up if u want) Lead is too scary to ignore.
Canzandridas Joe (1 месяц назад)
4:35 I'm sorry but that spoon doesn't have 10 pounds of lead lol
Biya Desalegn (1 месяц назад)
It is 4000mg
Matti Brox (1 месяц назад)
What lead to all this?
Holly Petrilak (1 месяц назад)
We simply have too many Superfunds.
Joe mores (21 день назад)
Holly Petrilak If the people in this country would all care about the environment we would not have to back track and set aside funding to correct our mistakes.
JaQuezstarr16 (1 месяц назад)
What about GingerTown? #OhTheHumanity
Emanuel Rojas (1 месяц назад)
Honestly, if Sesame Street character can you do something hard, why not Congress!
Isabell _ (1 месяц назад)
john mcclure (1 месяц назад)
"You're ripped."Things you should not say to a puppet.
Yaume Lepire (2 месяца назад)
Fun Fact: Europeans, soon after the "discovery" of the Americas and for about 200 years, thought tomatoes were poisonous because people would eat them and drop dead in the following days. As it turns out, the tomatoes weren't the problem. Guess what their dishes were made from: pewter, which was often mixed with high quantities of lead. Tomatoes are acidic, so their juice would dissolve the superficial layers of plates and mix every bite with a bit of lead. Another sure proof that correlation does not mean causation...
Marie L. (2 месяца назад)
You know you watch too much John Oliver when you realise in the first 10 seconds of this video he probably had a cold that night...
Adam Palmer (2 месяца назад)
Flint failure
Matthew Hemmings (2 месяца назад)
We knew about lead poisoning for the last few thousands of years.......
farnyone (2 месяца назад)
Well thats never going to happen elmo because everybody knows that Americans only think of themselves
KGaming (2 месяца назад)
Now we know what happened to John Oliver when he was a child #eatsomepaintchipsJohn
LET'S PLAY..! (2 месяца назад)
John sings like a turkey
Gold Iz Lyfe (2 месяца назад)
@0:42, is that a South Park Reference?
Random Stanger (2 месяца назад)
Lichking_boogie IV (2 месяца назад)
He keeps not looking at them when he is speaking, must be getting distracted by a piece of shiny metal because he obviously is the British big bird
Docking (2 месяца назад)
John Oliver has realised that the only way to communicate with Americans effectively is through childrens songs
Q Jones (2 месяца назад)
Elmo has $1.76, and the estimated cost is about $0.50 per taxpayer per year. Elmo was literally willing to fund his share for 3 years, right there in the sketch
Q Jones (2 месяца назад)
Thank goodness Ben Carson got assigned to the case, huh? Betcha stuff has happened since!
Ur A Lizard (2 месяца назад)
"Kids are not gonna get poisoned at school." Bitch I got mono from taking a sip from the water fountain.
Reuben Pearson (2 месяца назад)
Tight direct plan herself estimated march past float parking basket phrase.
Jak Spratt (2 месяца назад)
18 months later, still nothing done about it
Invalide_Account (2 месяца назад)
6:53 they could have gone for americium which would have made the sign make sense
Matthew McDivitt (2 месяца назад)
Korina Ant (2 месяца назад)
I really like John Oliver and his team! Bringing up important issues with a comedic tone. But I wish he didn't sing. Damn! my ears are blinding every time I hear him.
Yannick 73 (2 месяца назад)
Well, alcoholic baverages are also a kind of poison, so giving a toast on poison is perfectly normal :D
*random name* (2 месяца назад)
If you think every breath you take is the most creepy song made by the police, oh boi just listen to Don’t stand so close to me
M.ibrahim adnan (2 месяца назад)
When John said it's too hard hence people don't want to do it I thought he was going to sing the JFK speech on why we should go to the moon.
M.ibrahim adnan (2 месяца назад)
1 execution costs 300 mill but only spends 100 mill on lead problem.
PunchLinePolitics (2 месяца назад)
I love those Sesame Street puppets, even the anaemic one in the grey suit
V Fran (2 месяца назад)
It's 2018 now and this was posted in 2016 - and we are still having a national conversation on lead contamination
Ghost Of The Stars (2 месяца назад)
I'll admit that Sesame Street came out of no where for me.
Miss M (2 месяца назад)
Honestly I thought the Sesame Street "lead police" was a play on Cheap Trick's "Dream Police"
You Don't Need to Know (2 месяца назад)
I wonder if a recent increase in autism is caused by an increase in consumption of lead because autism sounds a lot like what he was describing.
Rezareth (2 месяца назад)
Um, maybe I am just ignorant, but... Could you please explain to me in what way?^^'' Especially since there is at least one form of autism that causes HIGHER IQs and lingual abilities on average (Asperger's) and since a very common trait among autists is the ability to focus completely on something of interest. Considering that my psychologist and psychology teacher both said that the reason for the apparent "spreading" of autism is merely the greater capacity for recognizing it in people and that it is a genetical developmental disorder which influences the... well, development of someone's neurostructure, I don't really see how lead-poisoning could cause it. But maybe I'm overlooking something, haha. I would love to expand my knowledge.
Heather Hillman (2 месяца назад)
Politicians don't give two shits about children being poisoned. In fact, it works to their advantage. Between lead poisoning, Common Core, big pharma, GMO's and the entertainment industry, they're dumbing us up at an alarming rate.
rockblue01 (2 месяца назад)
We should just interview the muppets about every problem we have: they will solve it :D
FDN (2 месяца назад)
The USA, the best third-world country.
Nyles Davis (2 месяца назад)
Flint Still Doesnt Have Clean Drinking Water
Geleeuw (2 месяца назад)
I even got led-lights.
MLPVoiceActor Fanatic (2 месяца назад)
Jon dow (3 месяца назад)
the fucking Roman Empire new Lead was poison.
Jon dow (3 месяца назад)
Edenjung (3 месяца назад)
WHO defuq did not forbid lead pipes and Paint? Why do Most european countrys doesn't have those problems? Because WE think before alowing Something. From medicin to food.
ShameldaTheMomFriend™ (3 месяца назад)
It was after watching this that I realized I am growing up to be Oscar the Grouch and that he is in fact my spirit animal.
Squidnugget77 (3 месяца назад)
I think I’m good for lead paint, my family has, no joke, painted the entire damn house with oil paint xD
Micheal Thatcher (3 месяца назад)
EVERYONE, you have to watch this video about a dog saving a baby from drowning ! : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Blah Anger (3 месяца назад)
Put your back against the wall Ready your weapon Tonight they try to kill us all But we won't let them If I should fall tell my mother that I tried And I'll do the same for you if you die
Adam Palmer (3 месяца назад)
Hears to flint
Faith Conner (3 месяца назад)
kd1s (3 месяца назад)
A few years ago the Providence Water Supply Board went bonkers replacing main lines and feeders - but left the lead pipes directly connecting to homes in place. You could pay to have that removed and replaced. Or you can just attach a water filter that strips out lead to the kitchen faucet. Much cheaper that way. And regards lead paint - I worked at the RI AG's office when the state sued lead paint producers. They got them to pay for remediation of lead. That was pretty damned good.
Tyrone Kujo (3 месяца назад)
They should actually play these endings on Sesame Street
ouimetnick (3 месяца назад)
William Carter (3 месяца назад)
"This trashcan is rent controlled" rofffl
Kieran Grant (3 месяца назад)
A British man singing with Sesame Street characters about how bad this country screwed up is a level of condescending scientists previously thought to be physically impossible.
isidore ofseville (3 месяца назад)
Holy shit I have a dog that was super sick as a puppy named bandit

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