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Weather: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses the tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather.

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Only in America, where not even the weather service is safe from capitalist greed.

Author — Blanco8x8

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_Last Week Tonight:_ Bringing issues I didn’t know were issues to attention, and making topics I thought were utterly boring, exciting.

John and his staff are national treasures.

Author — Laurence

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As a meteorologist, I thank you for bringing this out into the open, Last Week Tonight.

Author — Danielle Whipple

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Thank you, John Oliver, for roasting the man who asked me, in a job interview at Accuweather way back, if I was a 'republican', because 'it would be better if I was'. This, of course, was right after he asked if I wanted to also do the on camera weather, as with the new High Definition, their existing 'women' had too many skin imperfections to be on-camera.. as I interviewed for a position working as a meteorological programmer.. sooo needless to say I didn't take the job.

Author — Christy Carlson

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It's really impressive that this guy can get nearly 5 million people (at the time of writing) to click on a video called 'Weather'

Author — Jack Pipe

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The USA is a corporation that tolerates citizens.

Author — jhwheuer

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I’m almost sure that nobody cares, but in the 80s Accuweather graphics it says that the USA has the world’s deepest snows, when in fact it’s actually Aomori, Japan.

Author — Snoaa

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"We meet again, Corporate Greed"

- The American People

Author — linux750

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My birds got proportionally louder as I turned this up to hear over them. Either they really hate the sound of John’s voice or they recognize their own kind and were trying to communicate.

Author — Kierra Nodel

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"Feels like 70 or feels like 19, I don't know" is the most accurate description of weather in the Midwest though, so I guess he's right.

Author — Grant Allen

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I feel like this could be an actual headline: "Nestle buys rights to air, charges people money to breathe it."

Author — Rich Gerow

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"Suck on this one, sit on that one!" Thanks John, TOTALLY using that in the future! 🤣🤣

Author — KimShea22

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of course the president ruined things again. that’s his only job now.

Author — Martin Amarilla

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how to get rich in america
1. find something that's free
2. start selling it
3. make people unable to get it for free
4. PROFIT

Author — Martin Martin

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"We recieve 2/3rds more information than we give."

Trump: "We're clearly on the losing end of this deal."

Author — TheZeroNeonix

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John Oliver, a man that makes depressing news entertaining.

Author — Alambic Dieudonné Corydon Talon

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and to think that the weather data is collected and analysed with taxpayers money, so taxpayers should have acces to it, right?

Author — Charming nowhere to hide

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As someone who does fieldwork for research purposes, everyone on our team relies on radar and weather apps to plan for field seasons. Whether it be for personal safety/preparedness or to ensure our data can actually be collected. I had no expectations coming into this video but let me say that I deleted my Accuweather app before the video ended and every extra minute I watched made me more certain in my decision.

Author — Elizabeth Lopez

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"Pay us or die in a tornado" is literally a supervillain business plan, except that the supervillain will at least have had the decency to have invented and built a tornado machine.

Author — Dan Henry

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I'm infinitely more qualified as a high school drop out who has never sexually assaulted anyone and listenes to climate scientists. I'll take the job.

Author — Ryan Ambsdorf