📺 Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
John Oliver discusses how and why media outlets so often report untrue or incomplete information as science.

This episode reminds me a bit about a short snippet I wrote in 2015 about the Evolution of a Scientific Journal Article Title (from Nature to TMZ)

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📺 Federal Budget: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Federal Budget: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.

It’s amazing how much civics lesson one can sneak into a comedy show.

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📺 Marijuana: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Marijuana: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

Our government should spend a bit more time worrying less about flashy headlines and spend more time working on things that will help and improve the lives of the most people. Getting the hundreds of thousands of low-lying marijuana offenders out of the criminal justice system and helping them be productive members of society would certainly help. If we’re going to penalize marijuana users like this we should also do it with alcoholics too.

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📺 Paris Agreement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Paris Agreement: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet.
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📺 Ivanka & Jared: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Ivanka & Jared: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hold an incredible amount of political power. That's troubling considering their incredibly small amount of political experience.
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📺 French Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

French Elections: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
The presidential election in France could determine the political future of Europe. John Oliver visits an excessively French bistro to deliver an urgent message to voters.
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📺 Gerrymandering: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Gerrymandering: Last Week Tonight by John Oliver from HBO
Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That's unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment.

Gerrymandering has become a very precise science, and interestingly it’s one of the few remaining types of science in which the republican party currently believes.

–John Oliver

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📺 Dialysis: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dialysis by John Oliver from HBO/YouTube
For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell.

The lack of humanity showed by these corporations is simply horrific. Certainly a market failure which is causing some painful externalities. We need something more significant to fix the inequities that are happening here.

Also, what a terrifically hilarious episode!

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📺 Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Net Neutrality II by John Oliver from Last Week Tonight (HBO)
Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com and clicking "express" to file your comment.

tl;dr: Net neutrality is important and we need to support and protect it.

and the update:

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