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Guardianship: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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It’s alarmingly easy for a total stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen. We enlisted a group of celebrities to offer a warning about predatory behavior...in a legal guardian or a hippo. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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lee v (13 часов назад)
how tf could this country came up with so many ways to fuck innocent people from the loan industry, cars etc and now this. this is the true America dream for criminals and politicians
WolfgangLMclain (16 часов назад)
Nobody knows what to do with balls? Try gargling them.
James Campbell (1 день назад)
Given how many segments they've done now and just how many aspects of the American legal/political system are so unregulated and prone to abuse and fraud, it really doesn't surprise me anymore how they got to be where they are today.
PhyreI3ird (1 день назад)
"The rest are.. car dealers and insurance salesmen" WOW... *_WOW._* Fucking EXACTLY the people fit for the bill of manipulating old people and wringing anyone of every cent they _possibly_ can. Way to buck trends guys. You fucking did it #Notallcardealersandinsurancesellingguardians #Yestallfoxes #HowhasnobodyshownJohnnyJoykillerManedWolvesbefore
Ulquiorra Cifer (1 день назад)
A system that is dependent on trusting people to do what they're supposed to do is one that will eventually be corrupted.
Jack G (1 день назад)
that Dr. Neill bit was the absolute funniest thing you have done so far.
James Wicks (1 день назад)
Fuck hippos
Nick Bartolotta (2 дня назад)
fuck hippos!
Daniel Holl (2 дня назад)
If John Oliver does not like tall foxes, he should never see a maned wolf. They look like red foxes on stilts.
Encaru (3 дня назад)
Please please please do an investigator special on the current crisis in America dealing with immigrant children please
Le Docteur (3 дня назад)
Well...that was an unexpected William Shatner
Jackson Howard (3 дня назад)
LMAO Neil playing into the meme was gr8
Em Scrivani (3 дня назад)
Wait... so any one can report any elderly or disabled person? What about the one residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in DC?
pbbbht (3 дня назад)
Shatner <3
Berkeley Creager (3 дня назад)
#FuckHippos #NotAllFoxes #NoTallFoxes
sKaaP (3 дня назад)
I can't understand this. Why are old people this naive? They have been living longer than all of us, they should know how the world works by now. I mean no disrespect, but just because you're old doesn't mean you can just forget about your finances, you're not dead yet. If you don't understand finances, hire a accountant or a lawyer that can handle it for you. This is also why I have little sympathy for people that become destitute due to debt, it's your own fault 99% of the time.
Jacob Audley (3 дня назад)
That Random Guy (4 дня назад)
John, have you ever heard or seen of the Maned Wolf? Not a Fox or a Wolf, but looks like a Fox. Also it is tall. Go look up a image of one. ;)
JJ Sevins (4 дня назад)
Can someone help me with the names of the various actors? I know Shatner and Tomlin. What about the other 4?
Jack Lynch (4 дня назад)
Fuck- Alvin Marry- Theodore Kill- Simon
Ros curo (4 дня назад)
John would like Maned Wolves.
Luvenia Vaughan (4 дня назад)
At 65 I would just like to say to all you young people......................."As you walk by remember me, for as you are now so once was I and as I am now so shall you be. So as you walk by remember me." I hope the judges and the so called Guardians get what they gave when they are older. Until then I hope it happens in their dreams night after night.
sanfrantakemehome (4 дня назад)
So bizarre that I'm watching this today. I'm in nursing school and one of my senior patients, we just found out, is being abused (mostly verbally, although food is often withheld) by her granddaughter, who receives money as her caretaker, as well as stealing her food stamps and social security checks. Her caretaker payment is through an agency I'm not sure quite qualifies as guardianship, but nonetheless, it's sadly incredibly common for older adults to be taken advantage of. Thankfully, this woman confided in staff, and legal actions are being taken. So glad to see some attention brought here by John Oliver, and I'd LOVE to see more about how to properly care for some of our most vulnerable!
PaulMcIcedTea (4 дня назад)
Fuck Alvin, marry Simon and kill Theodore. Obviously.
Kathy LJ (4 дня назад)
This is great! Thank you for putting it together. Please do another segment about the abusive courts who are openly violating the disabled and elderly in their quest to put them under guardianship. Denton County Probate Court in Texas would be the first one I'd recommend being investigated! Judge King calming stating protected persons have less rights than prisoners is exactly how Texas Judges are acting. This is a gross violation of their rights... and Judge King... well why is this man a judge? How can he preside over cases without bias when he's already showing bias and a blatant disregard for our Constitution?
Harry Boggs (4 дня назад)
Well, there's more than one "caregiver's bill of rights" but no state or local government entity is obliged to it. Check out what Trump signed in January (the RAISE Act) and let us know if you think it is enough to make a difference---or if it just more bureaucratic banter (my take: it is!). Here's something for in-home caregivers: https://caregiver.com/articles/caregivers-bill-of-rights/
Harry Boggs (4 дня назад)
Oh, some early proponents to RAISE wanted the feds to work out a deal through one of their agencies to actually PAY family caregivers CASH! Thoughts?
Nikin Shetty (4 дня назад)
Dear Americans why cant u take care of ur elderly parents yourself
jackhell xiong (5 дней назад)
Man wished you guys could do one about copy right 🤣😂 since it's a big thing in Asian now !😐 seriously it is.
Raven von Frankenstein (5 дней назад)
I only know William Shatner. Who are the others?
Iona Clevinger (5 дней назад)
For Pern (5 дней назад)
Gotta love trashy greedy bitches
kay jay (6 дней назад)
America is so corrupted. I am more and more disgusted by the day.
Ah Dindu Nuffin (6 дней назад)
Seeing Oliver's episodes makes me so happy living in Europe. We almost have none of the obvious scums you got there... and the magnitude of it... Gosh!
Mad Max Arcade (6 дней назад)
Maybe babyboomers should've thought about this shit before they gave away gen x futures
krishna kumar komandur (6 дней назад)
Amazing John i am a fan for your show from India, not you mind it :), i follow you for my insight into issues in the US.
Hilary S (6 дней назад)
PLEASE KEEP THIS IN THE MEDIA!! SHARE THIS VIDEO. This nightmare happened to my family! A court appointment guardian ruined my grandparents lives! They put them in an abusive home, while the guardians were left off the hook the owners of the assisted living facility were finally arrested for their crimes, horrible people!! First the husband then the wife, arrested for ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY. The negligence of ALL THREE of my grandparents "court appointed guardians" left them at the hands of the abusers while they drained all their money and sold all their belongings and refused to let family near them! https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/breaking-wife-assisted-living-home-owner-charged-with-elder-abuse/eCnVGHRxS3qgVEUb1mUkAN/ https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/breaking-news/assisted-living-owner-charged-with-elder-abuse-sisters-tried-sound-alarm/X4BkTTKJP191ZcakJufB9N/
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Apollo9898LPs (6 дней назад)
so my great grandma is 95 and also drinks Dr. Pepper every day. as far as i know she has yet to kill any doctors
Carrie Varner (6 дней назад)
Guardians also gain total control of those with disabilities with many people who get put in group homes, institutions, and nursing homes with no way of them getting out because the guardian and the 'team'(a group home worker, social worker, sheltered workshop worker, and other workers)use their childhoods and any minor mistake they make against them and make it next to impossible for them to get out of them, even after showing that they can be independent in the community. That needs to be looked at in addition to other issues that come up with group homes, institutions, and nursing homes.
Ben W (6 дней назад)
Dose of Reality: while it would be wonderful if everyone could remain physically and mentally able all their life, it is all too possible for someone you care about (or yourself) to require a caregiver and someone to manage things for them when they no longer can do so for themselves. My grandmother had Alzheimer's and did not understand this. It was tragic and awful seeing a smart, strong-minded woman become unable to care for her most basic needs and unable to remember and think for herself, and yet unaware this was happening, had happened to her. I watched her slip away by inches each day for years before she passed away. I wish I had taken good advice and appointed a trustee rather than to try to do it myself, because by the time I really understood that, it was too late, emotionally, mentally, physically, financially. You do not want someone you love to have to live like that. You do not want to have to be the one responsible for them, and yet someone must help them. You do not want to end up the way it left me. I did good and I made mistakes in handling this for her, and in dealing with it on my own. I am still getting past that, and it will be seven years this Thanksgiving since she passed away. Being a legal guardian or a primary caregiver is a difficult thing, but it is going to be necessary for an increasing number of us, and many of us will need that care when we get old too. Also, costs for taking care of a loved one, even with insurance, can drain away your life savings easily, thousands of dollars per month. It can ruin an individual or a family. Our health care system and our insurance system are broken in this country, and more and more of us are going to be pushed into poverty because of it.
halfsasquatch (6 дней назад)
Well I'm screwed in about 4 decades
Dan Allosso (6 дней назад)
Hippos are killing machines. That's the real message here.
eagates287 (6 дней назад)
Ritesh Sawant (7 дней назад)
Didn't you hear me? I said, "I'm Denny fucking Crane!..." Or did I even say that first time? Goddamn mad-cow!
AwkwardPanda (7 дней назад)
too bad trump is president the elderly are fucked
Martin Kruták (7 дней назад)
That laught at 7:15
Aaron Powell (7 дней назад)
8:16 I almost died from laughing during the Neil deGrasse Tyson yelling
Randall Hunt (7 дней назад)
Ironically, the hashtag symbol (#), is actually pronounced "pound". So, #Metoo
Aslan Ibrahimov (7 дней назад)
John Oliver please keep exposing corruption and injustice in our country.
Peter Hooper (7 дней назад)
This is all because in aMerica, we're FREE!
Jonah Bardwell (8 дней назад)
Stan Lee recently got out of being fucked by this system
Grace Vivian (8 дней назад)
really amazing, the quality of the shows is getting great!
fuzzy wuzzy (8 дней назад)
misswilma. (8 дней назад)
fuck hippos!
PowerLivingTV (8 дней назад)
Thank you for this piece. It's comedic but real. Go to elderdignity.org. My aunt was abducted in Palm Coast, Florida on August 30, 2016 by a guardian and we haven't seen her since--for almost 22 months--while her estate is being spent down. She is being treated like a human trafficking victim. Watch the video on the site. Does she seem incapacitated to you? Kidnapping and isolating her was the only way to silence and control her estate. The guardian is another "April Parks" but we need help prosecuting her at the federal level. Now, they are surcharging my mother almost $500K for made-up things simply to make the family go away. Our only recourse is expensive appeals. It's like the Twilight Zone. If you can get the word out and support our gofundme page, please do. The stress of fighting this is overwhelming. It literally almost killed me due to an autoimmune stress response and 16 days in the hospital. I'm still recovering. We need to save Aunt Lillie before she "suddenly" dies where she is being held and/or they spend all of her money like in most cases. Please help #SaveAuntLillie
StevenM801 (8 дней назад)
hahaha oh neil
Star Butterfly (9 дней назад)
Why do I have to use a VPN to watch your videos now?
LIZ G (9 дней назад)
Piece of shit lowest scum bag mutherfuckerz off with there heads
BitsyTheNinja (9 дней назад)
I'm the backup guardian for my grandpa. My mom better not die any time soon because her dad is a huge asshole and I'd end up paying my brother to deal with him. #fuckgrandpa
Giovanni Santostasi (9 дней назад)
Do a show on storage units. It is a horrible system. They can steal all your belongings of a life time if you fall behind with your bills. They can take possession of tens of thousands dollars of your possession and sell it away for just few dollars.
Melvin Harris Jr. (9 дней назад)
Neil deGrasse Tyson VP!!!
Melvin Harris Jr. (9 дней назад)
Great show. And I make Tom Hanks my Health Care Representative. Matter of fact....Tom Hanks 4 President!!!
Li Raven (9 дней назад)
Lmfao..hippos ..love william shatners delivery! "Fuck hippos" lol
Pradatoru (9 дней назад)
Wait you are telling me that not the old people chose guardian ? That's the most retarded thing I saw today and I saw a monkey drinking his own pee
Dakila Lozano (9 дней назад)
_you feckless _*_nigga_* ✌🏽
Cloye Woods (10 дней назад)
So I can be a judge without a background in law? Wow!!
Doris Latimore Johnson (10 дней назад)
All judges whether elected or appointed should have legal training.
Leonel Guerra (10 дней назад)
or if you have bad luck like my mom she give it to my brother and he steel all her money
Shelton Mitchell (10 дней назад)
Catshapped (10 дней назад)
Fuck, my depression came back after this.
thewingedcroc (10 дней назад)
Cover Gaza
Rick Ruehl (10 дней назад)
Yeah Family is Family Kacey Musgraves. THe lyrics will let you beware of using family.
Bryn Jones (10 дней назад)
Rat Babi (10 дней назад)
Omg I fkn love hippos
LuisXDdestroyer _ (10 дней назад)
I was understanding the message...and then we moved to hippos
Alexis Rivera (10 дней назад)
That Neil deGrasse Tyson cameo was an excellent mix of comedy and scientific accuracy. Props to John and his writers for it.
norm Richmond (10 дней назад)
Chloris Leachman better not ever fucking die.
CheapSushi (10 дней назад)
Anyone else feel like sometimes the jokes are a bit much and take too long?
Wolfebane42 (11 дней назад)
If it's any consolation, I laughed at the mercury joke before it was explained, and to the best of my knowledge I am not Neil Degras Tyson.
Niklas Hansen (9 дней назад)
Whatever you say, Neil.
Paul Zink (11 дней назад)
Priceless ending! #FuckHippos
Paul Zink (11 дней назад)
As usual, John Oliver brings long-overdue attention to a little-known but very important topic. Bravo.
Soylent Will (11 дней назад)
This is very painful, not for said content...but because we have to hear it from a comedy show.
ThatBad Player (11 дней назад)
pop5678eye (11 дней назад)
BTW, I hope people got the reference of John standing up for Sam.
pop5678eye (11 дней назад)
Loved the Neil deGrasse Tyson cameo.
Daniel Ortiz (11 дней назад)
fuck hippos
jobriq5 (11 дней назад)
I love Dr. Pepper
csreindeer (11 дней назад)
Good show but do a part 2 where those who were not put under guardianship because they could sign a paper despite not taking meds, walking, showering and it feeding.
Efren Chen (11 дней назад)
Neev Chat (11 дней назад)
Continuous Self-Improvement (11 дней назад)
But who were the judges who signed the guardianship? Did they get anything out of it? They should've been held accountable, too.
deniw (11 дней назад)
I just wanted to watch a comedy show and go to bed, but now I'm sad
Taylor Moulton (11 дней назад)
These people need Jimmy McGill
Blood Scust (11 дней назад)
I got old once. It was wacky.
Blood Scust (11 дней назад)
Okay okay, storing ashes anywhere is not a big deal you religious minded fools. The only think I liked about Harry Potter here is that I thought he ran an atheist show but now we care aboutn something as religiously stupid as where a burnt dead person is stored? Do you have to have everything wrong with you John Olive?
Blood Scust (11 дней назад)
Private Guardian sounds like an awesome job title. Would you feel bad John Olive, if you have convinced me to become one of these people & do what I want to elderly people?
Blood Scust (11 дней назад)
I like to have sex with people whom have lost their mind to the 7th stage of dementia. It's really fun. Trust me.
melloe (11 дней назад)
Starz has good shows, go watch American Gods!
Jarred Marrow (11 дней назад)
Daniel Anspach (11 дней назад)
So...who's gonna tell him that Tall Foxes exist and aree very real and very tall?

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