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cloudsweapon567 (2 дня назад)
It's all Michael Moore's fault.
Patrick Felder (2 дня назад)
Wait. You still use lead pipes in 'Murica?!? Do you wanna be the second empire which sinks down in chaos and dumbness due to lead poisoning like the ancient romans?!?
Large Soda (4 дня назад)
Why does the government try to kill people to reduce the population, just stop making more people. Its morally and technically better to not make babys than kill what's already alive. Just suggesting the best options, in case we ever come to...thinning the herd.
Large Soda (4 дня назад)
Thinning the herd...
hunter5566 (5 дней назад)
why am i watching a baby talking about lead at 12 am
Crave Fubar (5 дней назад)
Suddenly the pieces fit about Donald Trump.
Edward Shields (6 дней назад)
I think Stephen meant to say microgram.
Edward Shields (6 дней назад)
1000 mg is 1 Kg. 4000 mg is 4 Kg. 1 Kg = 2.2 Lb. There is no way that that teaspoon held 4000 mg of lead! This equals 4 kg. That is close to 10 pounds! There is no way that a teaspoon filled with lead weighs 10 pounds.
Summer Hersey (12 дней назад)
That's the point of the song john. It's about a stalker
Limbo Bilbo (12 дней назад)
Mtn dew code red tastes undeniably... of red
grl8862 (13 дней назад)
So all of a sudden the lead pipes have been around for over 100 years are now killing far more people today ? I don't recall any mass lead deaths in the news, so why now ? I know ! We now measure how much lead we think is bad for you. All lead is bad. Let's scare the shit out of everyone.
M M (5 дней назад)
I am a licensed operator in Michigan. Lead in piping is not a problem. The water in the flint river has a number of aggressive properties causing it to bond heartily with the lead in the piping. Once in the water, it requires chemical intervention to remove.
rapperhostile (13 дней назад)
Code red is one of my favorites.
István Sipos (18 дней назад)
nice singing. and in this band, every1 is a lead singer. besides, "Let's count to a hundred million together!!"... and they actually started it LOL
CaperXD (18 дней назад)
I have been binging this show. I think I’m addicted but it’s so freaking informative and John is so likable!!
True Dermut (19 дней назад)
Well, that explains Trump's winning the presidency then.....
john tracy (19 дней назад)
We also used tetraethyl lead in gasoline for a long time.
Jin Roh (22 дня назад)
It's amusing how hard americunts try to turn their firstworld country into thirdworld shithole of hell, USA is already became second world country, same as China. China meanwhile work its hands out to become firstworld.
Chuck Vandy (22 дня назад)
I’ve scrolled down way to far in the comments without someone saying... Code Red is the kitties titties
MrOrmanley (22 дня назад)
Those hyporcitic representatives should be stoned. By children. Wearing protective gear Throwing lead.
Chris Kelleher (23 дня назад)
Since when could Jamie sing???
Do My Nails (25 дней назад)
That child does not belong on a show while you're talking about lead. Nobody wants to listen. We are all looking at that adorable child. So would you please shut your trap right now?
Do My Nails (25 дней назад)
"Johnny, do mommy a favor and lick up all the paint shavings falling on the floor. They are making a mess"
Do My Nails (25 дней назад)
Also, never drink that before having a colonoscopy. It's a big NO NO
Do My Nails (25 дней назад)
You forgot RAT POISON. I just sent a delivery to Congress yesterday. Anybody checking the polls on this???
Do My Nails (25 дней назад)
It's still going on........
Suzanne McNeal (26 дней назад)
Symptoms are poor language skills, poor attention span. ADHD and autism have been steadily increasing. Were still poisoning our kids with lead and pesticides. Pesticides are detectable in our foods. Wonder if there is a correlation. Makes way more sense than vaccines causing autism. If you poison a life from the very womb, it could effect that brain very dramatically. All for money. So proud I'm going to die poor. At least I can say my hands are clean as well as my soul.
Conway79 (26 дней назад)
5:05 - _Even low-level exposure can lead to .... lower IQs, antisocial behaviour, and reduced attention span._ I wonder how much lead Trump and his supporters were exposed to.
M M (5 дней назад)
Wow! That got 'em!!!
Matt Kramer (26 дней назад)
when this show does those little skits at the end they are dumb sometimes but this was genuinely awesome.
Jin (27 дней назад)
wow, this is amazing. I just realised this is another thing USA has in common with the Roman empire. They both ingested large amounts of lead to their people. Probably not the thing to follow
Erdem Memisyazici (27 дней назад)
I like how we look at total national profile so long as it supports our claim. Surely cyanide is good for you, look at how few people died from it around the nation. Cyanide substitutes are perfectly fine, it's what we put in Amaretto now. Here's what we need to do; sell concrete walls with lead sandwiched in between, and call it, the radio blocking privacy wall for your privacy room! Whatever raises the price of lead, wait a few months, you'll have people stealing lead pipes.
Common Sense (27 дней назад)
16.6 billion but think of the costs for healthcare for those afflicted etc our government is a bunch of twits
Scuzo (27 дней назад)
I always wondered how americans got to be so stupid on average, thanks John
Martian (30 дней назад)
How much did we pay for the military every year for 10 years???... Thought so.... We can afford it.
Pavan Sai Teja Reddy (30 дней назад)
I really cant wrap my head around the fact that this video has over 2000 dislikes..!!! Why? WHY? What kind of people would dislike it?
Jeff J (1 месяц назад)
what about airplane exhaust? jet fuel is leaded as fuck and they rain it down all over the population. Just to save money for airline companies.
Wolf Spirit (1 месяц назад)
So this came out 2 years ago, and Flint still has poison water ....
Free Gaming (1 месяц назад)
So, anything improved?
james jones (1 месяц назад)
the truth is the lead in the water did harm these children, and it was placed in the water purposly, dont take my word for it look it up
Drew Taylor (1 месяц назад)
Did anyone else realize that John just poopooed a $166B price tag at the same time we were increasing the military budget by that much over 2 years? Corporate bag man much Toucan Sam?
nukestrom (1 месяц назад)
One more thing, people who care about kids tend to buy houses built after 1978, but how many of you check the year of construction when renting? Also, most public schools are built before 1978 and your kid eat, play and spend half a day there with little supervision. Look what paint industry morons in 1930-40 did to our kids. I didn't see they paid any repatriation.
ofsinope (1 месяц назад)
"Every Breath You Take" was always intended to be about a a stalker...
Andrew Harper (1 месяц назад)
This show was brought to you by the letters p and b.
Krios wordsmith (1 месяц назад)
Hey. At least big Bird was on..wait that's just John oliver. Lol. Jk. You are awesome dude
Wayne Sasuta (1 месяц назад)
I grew up in a lead-paint Coated Home and I turned out pumpernickel... ...what I meant was the letter 9 tastes like purple.
Charles Waldon (1 месяц назад)
Lead is everywhere! I absolutely have had as a carpenter been exposed to more than my fair share. As a young man who did a lot of roofing have personally cut, handled, and grinded so much lead flashing and got down off the roof and ate my lunch with lead all over my hands unable to do more than rinse with a hose.
fastgamer2 (1 месяц назад)
god dammit, I played with Little bits of lead when I was I kid because it had such a low melting Point, I had no idea back then how dangerous that stuff was, I guess I had luck that I mixed it with ither low melting Point metals and nothing seems to have happend...
Justin John (1 месяц назад)
#letletitgogo
CowLikker65 (1 месяц назад)
9:19 could have said, “lead-pidemic”
CowLikker65 (1 месяц назад)
6:53 missed opportunity to say, “Make America great a-tin”
Joseph Webster (1 месяц назад)
i enjoy that Oliver gives no fucks and still sasses the shit out of Oscar the Grouch
logic engine (1 месяц назад)
on a scale how much did john hate singing?
TheEagleOfLightAndNight (1 месяц назад)
usa is a 3rd world country in western clothes.
CasaiAgicap (2 месяца назад)
Red poisoning? Isn't that just Red #2?
LackofEthics (2 месяца назад)
One of the things that Last Week Tonight has taught me over the years is that Jason Chaffetz is the fucking worst
Cmkidd (2 месяца назад)
The highest number a human could theoretically count is around 6 million assuming they never sleep or pause at any point and start when there 10
Amara Billo (2 месяца назад)
John Oliver singing about lead gives me life.
George Doty-Williams (2 месяца назад)
Why the fuck would you want to drink tap water, anyway??
Gracie Shover (2 месяца назад)
Wow the NC guy form my state actually made sense Dammmmmmm 😕 *finshed the video*Oh wait nvm fu..
TheAgentOfDeath (2 месяца назад)
TBH I think the danger of lead is over dramatized. As any fishermen would know, almost all weights and a lot of lures are made out of pure lead. And I haven't seen fisherman get cancer or lead poisoning from it even though we touch it on a daily basis. Yes if you consume it ,it'll probably be unhealthy but its relatively safe as long as your down syndrome kid doesn't eat it like candy. I myself probably touch it over 10,000 times easily. Tbh I think the people that said their kids have brain development issue because of lead in water is just blaming it with 0 evidence. Most likely their degenerate genes are the issue!
alien hive mind (2 месяца назад)
I fucking love this show
May Green (2 месяца назад)
watching John interact with the fucking muppets from Sesame Street was the highlight of my day
Xalkyriie (2 месяца назад)
I’m just a little bit uncomfortable with how surprisingly good John is at singing
Mathias T.W.P (2 месяца назад)
160 billion over 10 years to remove lead? That's less than NASAs budget, how is that too much?
j g (2 месяца назад)
Mr Chaffetz, the US is a third world country, ruled by ill-educated, greedy fools. And it's getting worse.
Sujay Raj (2 месяца назад)
is this why Americans are considered dumb? Lead Poisoning ?
Sketch Armslong (2 месяца назад)
omg i just realised that oscar is quentin tarantino
Stanley Marsh (2 месяца назад)
'Humble Lead' LOL
Keenan Miller (2 месяца назад)
I live in Michigan. It's an outrage that the careless acts of water plant workers have to switch it from clean to poison.
Dallas Strilcuk (2 месяца назад)
Here is a wild idea. You find out your citizen are being poisoned. You stop the new water supply! For fuck sake.
Jon Richt (2 месяца назад)
Seriously: Oliver 2020
John King (2 месяца назад)
He is English, so can he vote and stand? I know he won't, but what is the law on that?
Jared Brandt (3 месяца 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 (3 месяца назад)
I wish more politicians would care. Greedy bastards! They want to get paid but don't want to do whats right.
jeff schlueter (3 месяца назад)
12:19 you haven't seen the cabin on the woods have you
pop5678eye (3 месяца назад)
Remember: in the USA it's not considered a problem unless it's a rich white man's problem.
Over Toasted (3 месяца назад)
Most of the lead problems come from Chicago's Plumber's Union. Look it up. Crazy shit.
Alejandro Romero (3 месяца назад)
legend yell credit birth spending final surgery protest extreme.
The Real Mihai (3 месяца назад)
“Extremely racist tin”. ... Nearly lost my shit.
lafafafafafunga (3 месяца назад)
As usual, American lead-heads...
BTW (3 месяца назад)
Third world countries don't poison thier citizens
jotere erra (3 месяца назад)
poisoned..POISONED!!!
Boss (3 месяца назад)
And the water is still not safe to consume...
Dee Dubya (3 месяца 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 (3 месяца назад)
Lead epidemic. Leademic.
Tucker Bowen (3 месяца 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 (3 месяца назад)
“Lower iqs”. Shouldn’t John Oliver know that an iq test was a kindergarten game
Elia Morales (3 месяца назад)
Two years later and Flint still doesn’t have clean water
lukus johnson (3 месяца назад)
Romans new that lead was poison 2k yrs ago
Norman Leach (3 месяца назад)
Meanwhile the focus is on building a damn wall
Norman Leach (3 месяца назад)
Meanwhile the focus is on building a damn wall
Norman Leach (3 месяца назад)
Meanwhile the focus is on building a damn wall
Bree Tamulewicz (3 месяца назад)
So how about a democratic senator or representative being outraged? After all, that is what Dems do best...
ValseMusic (3 месяца назад)
How you gonna talk about lead abatement and not mention Clair Patterson?
Jessamine Manchester (3 месяца назад)
2 years later and Flint still doesn't have clean tap water
Jayden Louise Nicholas Townsend (3 месяца 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.
Jayden Louise Nicholas Townsend (3 месяца назад)
***Lead based white oil paint. It's what drove Lucian Freud into mania.
the fluffy Octopus (3 месяца назад)
Lead is nice and crunchy, why y'all complaining?
Hydrole (3 месяца назад)
i MoIsTuRiZe
Rafael Oda (3 месяца назад)
Seriously? 2k dislikes?
Catryn De Rossel (3 месяца назад)
what's with John Oliver's voice ?
Chris Dumea (4 месяца назад)
Lest not forget! Lest not forget the Smurf Village!
Herb Tenderson (4 месяца назад)
We need a mass-abation.

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