Top Athlete Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/athlete The latest Athlete IAmA's collected from Reddit AthleteI'm NASCAR driver Matthew DiBenedetto. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6022/im-nascar-driver-matthew-dibenedetto-ama My short bio: I am riding the favorite, Classic Empire, in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6, at Churchill Downs. Since starting my riding career in 2005 after coming to the U.S. from France, I have won more than 2,300 races and $139-million in purses but never the Kentucky Derby. I will answer questions at noon ET (9a PT) on Tuesday, May 2!

My Proof: http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/LeparouxAMA.jpg

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Tue, 09 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA Still Ken Bone, the guy in the red sweater. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5941/iama-still-ken-bone-the-guy-in-the-red-sweater-ama My short bio: Hello!

Some redditors suggested that I should do an AMA about becoming a smith, so here it is! If you'd like to know how to start that kind of a business, just shoot me a question and I'll answer!

About me: I was born in a tiny hamlet in the woods of Poland. My stepfather was the village blacksmith and I learned by observing him. When I was 15, I left the village and went to the nearest city to seek a better life. I found work as a helper at various smithing shops and finished my high school, then the university. Faced with little job opportunities beyond McDonald's, I decided to start a swordmaking operation of my own.

My company, AudentiaGuild, makes highly embellished swords, armour and other metalwork.

I'm 26 now. Took me some time getting there!

I also teach sword moves on YouTube - some of you might know me as The Sword's Path. My background as a fencer is mainly in HEMA, but I also trained kendo, kenjutsu and sport fencing.

Here's one of my previous posts, if you'd like to see my crafts! http://imgur.com/gallery/gxuE5

My Proof: http://imgur.com/6cxRljy

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI am Nadia Kean, AKA Smarty Pants, a skater for USA roller derby. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5935/i-am-nadia-kean-aka-smarty-pants-a-skater-for-usa My short bio:

My name is Matt Cameron. I think about, write about, and practice immigration law nearly seven days a week. I have been a licensed attorney for twelve years as of September, and the managing partner of a three-attorney law office in the Boston area for the past seven years with a special focus on deportation defense and mitigating the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. I teach "Immigration and Urban America" at Northeastern University's School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, am a member of the board of the Student Immigrant Movement, and regularly contribute background and commentary to local, state, national, and international media on American immigration matters.

I am here for you to AMA because there is probably no other major public policy issue in the U.S. with such a massive gap between the realities of the current policies and what Americans seem to believe the policies actually are. While the other big issues du jour like healthcare and climate change usually touch on things that we all have to live with, immigration is not an issue that most U.S. citizens ever have to personally confront in their own lives. (This, among many other things, might explain why we just elected a man who ran on the ugliest and most determinedly nativist platform in a century or more of American history while willfully failing to inform himself as to the system that we actually have.)

I thought an AMA might be one easy thing that I could do right now to do my part to fill the gap. For as long as I have been studying this issue, I have always seen people ask counterfactual questions like "why don't they just get in line?" or "why can't you fill out the forms like everyone else?" or "what part of legal immigration don't you understand?", and I thought this might be a good way to provide concise, factual answers to these counterfactual inquiries that could be useful to anyone who is genuinely trying to understand this stuff as well as to gain the benefit of the experience of discussing all of this with people beyond my immediate and extended social circles. (And to be clear: any and all of those three questions are absolutely welcome for further discussion, as are any others at all so long as they are made in good faith. Trolls will starve.)

I will keep my answers as objective and factually-grounded as possible, but full disclosure: I do have a strong pro-immigration (and pro-immigrant) bias, and am well past the point where I can study or work within the American immigration system without recognizing that it is foremost a function of centuries of historic racism and colonialism. So I won't pretend that I don't have my own ideological approach to this... but I also truly believe that immigration should be a non-partisan issue, and one which deserves an adult, open-minded dialectic.

I WILL NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE LEGAL ADVICE here, so please no questions requesting a complete review of possible options once your H1B has expired or if your arrest record could cause current or future immigration problems or if you have all of the right supporting documents for your marriage visa or whatever. I am more than happy to answer those questions--on the phone or in person--for money.

My Proof:

1) My MA ID and bar card: http://imgur.com/gallery/kUenPeW

2) My FB page, in which most of my public posts are about immigration issues: http://facebook.com/mattcameronlaw

3) Twitter: @matt_cam

4) A recent piece in The Baffler on the realities of the American deportation machine: https://thebaffler.com/outbursts/strangers-in-a-cruel-land

5) Boston Globe story on three of my cases this week: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/27/vermont-activists-set-post-bond-immigration-charges/eIcbvNUSCoXJqI4SQDeU5I/story.html

6) Interview this morning on Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/31/is_ice_targeting_undocumented_activists_for

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI’m Mikaela Shiffrin - US Alpine Ski Racer, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist with an eye on The Winter Olympics in 2018. Ask me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5923/im-mikaela-shiffrin-us-alpine-ski-racer-2014 Edit: Thanks for all the questions and congratulations guys! My time is up for the day but I love hearing what you have to say! :)

Hello! I’m Mikaela Shiffrin - 22 year old from Vail, CO. US Alpine Ski Racer, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist with an eye on The Winter Olympics in 2018. You can follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mikaelashiffrin/, read more about Team USA athletes at http://www.teamusa.org/us-ski-and-snowboard/athletes/Mikaela-Shiffrin and learn more the Winter Olympics at http://www.nbcolympics.com/ I’m ready for you to Ask me Anything!

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIamA Lucha Underground Wrestler Marty The Moth - Martin Casaus AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5901/iama-lucha-underground-wrestler-marty-the-moth I am a federal budget analyst. My focus is macro fiscal policy, including the main drivers of spending and revenue, deficits, and debt. I am happy to talk about the Trump skinny budget, and I am happy to talk about the American Health Care Act, though I'm not a health policy expert. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my place of employment.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIAmA Special Olympics Athlete ask me anything http://www.topiama.com/r/5885/iama-special-olympics-athlete-ask-me-anything Hey guys - happy to be here for an AMA today at 2:15pm PT / 5:15pm ET. T2 Trainspotting opens in the US March 17th.

Thank you guys so much for a great AMA. A lot of great questions. Go see T2 TRAINSPOTTING in the US beginning next Friday, March 17th!

Get tickets for T2 TRAINSPOTTING here - http://www.t2trainspottingmovie.com/?ticket

Watch the trailer here - https://www.facebook.com/T2TrainspottingMovie/videos/743783532463888/

Follow me on Twitter - @mcgregor_ewan

Proof: https://twitter.com/t2trainspotting/status/840620134628765698

More Proof: http://imgur.com/a/1qDuU

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIamA Kulbila Agyarko African Bodybuilder AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5775/iama-kulbila-agyarko-african-bodybuilder-ama A clip from "Alive Inside" of Old Man in Nursing Home Reacts to Hearing Music from his Era first went viral on Reddit!

"Brian's Songs" is a story of Love, Friendship, Music and ALS https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1406732546/brians-songs-love-friendship-dreams-and-als

My Proof: https://twitter.com/be_alive_inside/status/824806802315423745

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIAmA Pakistani ultra-marathon athlete competing in the toughest footrace in the world! http://www.topiama.com/r/5765/iama-pakistani-ultramarathon-athlete-competing-in I'm Kate and my husband Doug and I bought a farm in the Kona Coffee belt in Feb. 2013. We planted our 8 acre coffee orchard and have now been farming coffee for 4 years. We originally are from Chicago where I was a lawyer and he was a proprietary futures trader.

My farm is Sunshower Farms and our website is www.SunshowerCoffee.com.

*My Proof *

Edit - In response to requests for a coupon code you can use the code "reddit" to take 15% off your order and "ship100" for free shipping if you spend over $100.

Edit - okay this has been really fun but I need to detach from my phone/laptop for a bit. If you have more questions just add them and I will try to get to every question in the next couple days. I will also keep the coupon code up until 1/31 at 11:59PM HST.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI am LANNI AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5752/i-am-lanni-ama Hi there! I have osteogenesis imperfecta type I, while I've mainly broken my legs I've also had an arm and a shoulder fracture. I go to university, have friends, and I basically try to be as normal of a person as I can be even though the disease impacts almost every part of my daily life -the symptoms are not just brittle bones, there's also getting tired faster, potential vision and hearing loss, etc. I use a wheelchair all the time except when sleeping or when I'm in a different chair. Ask me anything!

My proof picture has my eyes because blue sclera are a very common symptom of OI.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/ejLt0

Edit: RIGHT. That was lovely, everyone. I feel like all good questions have been asked and answered and you now know literally everything about me! Thanks so much for your time and questions! If you ever have any other questions or just want to talk, send me a message :)

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteWe are the Pyongyang Ice Hockey league and we bring hockey players to North Korea for a groundbreaking Friendship Game with the national ice hockey team to support people with disabilities in the DPRK. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5568/we-are-the-pyongyang-ice-hockey-league-and-we Hi Reddit!

We're Kongregate, and this October marks ten years of us being a gaming community, we wanted to make an AMA part of our celebration!

Our original goal as a website was to be a place where developers can create and try new things, and where they can be fairly compensated for their work, unlike most of the early days of Flash gaming. In the ten years since then, we've evolved into a deep and involved community revolving around hundreds of thousands of gamers and game developers. We made a push into mobile publishing as well, producing highly rated games like AdVenture Capitalist, Battlehand, and Little Alchemist, as well as a recent push into Steam with Slashy Hero and Spellstone (announced, not yet released). We're celebrating the past ten years with user avatar and profile skin contests to be permanently added to our site, a game jam for our game developers, a game tournament, and a 24 hour Extra Life game marathon and livestream. If you'd like to give to our Extra Life, benefitting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital here in the Bay Area, please feel free to do so! The children appreciate your support.

We recently partnered with Fox Digital Entertainment to develop and release a card battle game called Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, which also has a home at /r/AnimationThrowdown. It made it to #2 on iOS and #1 on Android for free games, and is #20 among all free apps on iOS, ahead of Twitter, Amazon, and Pokemon Go. It combines five Fox shows into one game: Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, Bob's Burgers, and King of the Hill. It's been a huge project that we've worked on for two years, and we're very proud of it.

So, go ahead! Ask us anything!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/kongregate/status/793148390221705216

EDIT: Things seem to be winding down now, so we're going to get back to work! Please consider donating to our Extra Life if you haven't already, and keep an eye on our Twitch channel for our Extra Life stream this weekend, as well as other live events.

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary, everyone, and happy gaming to all of you!

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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI'm the Brofessor and author of The Swoly Bible. #MASSisinsession – AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5564/im-the-brofessor-and-author-of-the-swoly-bible Hi Reddit!

We're Kongregate, and this October marks ten years of us being a gaming community, we wanted to make an AMA part of our celebration!

Our original goal as a website was to be a place where developers can create and try new things, and where they can be fairly compensated for their work, unlike most of the early days of Flash gaming. In the ten years since then, we've evolved into a deep and involved community revolving around hundreds of thousands of gamers and game developers. We made a push into mobile publishing as well, producing highly rated games like AdVenture Capitalist, Battlehand, and Little Alchemist, as well as a recent push into Steam with Slashy Hero and Spellstone (announced, not yet released). We're celebrating the past ten years with user avatar and profile skin contests to be permanently added to our site, a game jam for our game developers, a game tournament, and a 24 hour Extra Life game marathon and livestream. If you'd like to give to our Extra Life, benefitting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital here in the Bay Area, please feel free to do so! The children appreciate your support.

We recently partnered with Fox Digital Entertainment to develop and release a card battle game called Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, which also has a home at /r/AnimationThrowdown. It made it to #2 on iOS and #1 on Android for free games, and is #20 among all free apps on iOS, ahead of Twitter, Amazon, and Pokemon Go. It combines five Fox shows into one game: Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, Bob's Burgers, and King of the Hill. It's been a huge project that we've worked on for two years, and we're very proud of it.

So, go ahead! Ask us anything!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/kongregate/status/793148390221705216

EDIT: Things seem to be winding down now, so we're going to get back to work! Please consider donating to our Extra Life if you haven't already, and keep an eye on our Twitch channel for our Extra Life stream this weekend, as well as other live events.

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary, everyone, and happy gaming to all of you!

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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteHi, I’m Danny MacAskill and I ride bikes, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5506/hi-im-danny-macaskill-and-i-ride-bikes-ama Whoops! Thanks internet i love you goodbye! Proof: http://i.imgur.com/I8ZRgva.jpg

On YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIn9EnaA0Bc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG77yCESIXo

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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI'm Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Mitch Schwartz, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5416/im-kansas-city-chiefs-offensive-lineman-mitch What's up Reddit, I'm Mitch Schwartz of the Kansas City Chiefs. Ask me anything about the NFL, my family, my favorite foods, my faith or whatever comes to mind! If you're interested, I recently wrote a book with my brother Geoff, called Eat My Schwartz, that covers all of the above - check it out: http://smarturl.it/azEMS.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/MitchSchwartz72/status/772507343590297600

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIamA I just won a silver medal at the World Martial arts Masterships in South Korea - AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5405/iama-i-just-won-a-silver-medal-at-the-world Edit @ 2:05 P.M.: Thanks so much for joining us everyone. Read the full project here, and if you have questions you can ask the Unholstered team at unholstered@texastribune.org.

I am a criminal justice lecturer at Texas State University and a former police chief. I was the police chief of San Marcos for 11 years, and I served with the Austin Police Department for 25 years before that.

Earlier this week, The Texas Tribune published Unholstered — a project where reporters gathered data on six years of police shootings in Texas' largest 36 cities. The reporters found 656 incidents. The investigation examined unarmed shootings, off-duty shootings and much more. As a former police chief, I was one of the experts The Texas Tribune interviewed to contextualize that data.

You can read the project here, and you can AMA about police shootings in Texas. Also joining are Texas Tribune reporters Jolie McCullough (joliesky) and Johnathan Silver (JohnathanSilverTrib). They can help answer your questions about their reporting and the data they gathered.

Proof: * Dr. Howard Williams * Jolie McCullough * Johnathan Silver

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Sat, 03 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Netflix Employee AM(A)A http://www.topiama.com/r/5359/iama-netflix-employee-amaa I work at Netflix. I noticed an employee did an AMA over a year ago and deleted all their answers, which I was curious about! So I thought I'd do one.

There are a couple things I can't talk about, though I doubt any of them will be something people will ask about, so the (A) in the title is mostly a technicality.

I've worked here as an engineer for about half a year and feel comfortable answering questions. The one thing I have to point out is that this is obviously not an official AMA so I am never representing Netflix itself with my answers, just an employee of the company and my personal perspective.

PROOF

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 0:00:00 EDT