Top Journalist Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/journalist The latest Journalist IAmA's collected from Reddit Hi Redditors, I am a person that had surgery May 26th 2016 that resulted in me contracting Empty Nose Syndrome, the disease Micheal Jackson had, this is close to two years I've lived with it. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6873/hi-redditors-i-am-a-person-that-had-surgery-may A little about Empty Nose Syndrome, and the procedure that causes it.

It is as bad as they say. It is he'll on earth. Imagine every breath causes you pain, and the more you breath the more pain you feel, and the more suffocation you feel because you aren't getting enough "processable" air. The air optimization function in the sinuses has been damaged, imagine it as a small and extremely sensitive ecosystem and once it is mutilated past a specific threshold it no longer functions to optimize the air before it gets to the lungs.

This means that the amount of air the alveolar-exchange process in the lungs actually processes is less than optimal maybe 50%, and the harder you breathe the less efficient it gets because the air optimization process in the sinuses has been compromised. And you start to literally suffocate, and the insidious sensation of that process is horror.

The sinus disease empty nose syndrome is a disease of pure horror, and many ENS patients kill themselves. According to Eugene Kern who diagnosed the disease, although it was known of as early as 1915 according to records, Eugene Kern identified it and coined it's now medical term "Empty Nose Syndrome". His presentation on the subject.

Ask me about the disease, how I got it, and anything else.

Edit: I peaked at 9 points and now I'm getting down-voted. The people that did this to me are a large medical organization that gave me this disease doing unscientifically proven surgeries on me against my will and with no informed consent. I wish I could tell more people, but this surgical procedure is very profitable for hospitals and medical industries, they sign want to stop doing it. I appreciate people's interest so far, but this will probably get buried again.

Edit well my post was removed because I didn't provide evidence, even though no one had yet asked. It's been good talking to you fellow redditors. You can sometimes be cathartic. I'm doing my best and I hope the best for all of you as well. Cheers.

Edit I went to bed last night and woke up with a lot more questions. I also woke up feeling pretty intense suffocation I think because I was trying to do yoga the last two days to try and heal my sinuses. This feeling of suffocation is pretty horrible. Before I answer some of these questions I want to make it clear some of my assertions are from my own subjective experience, others from research done trying to fix what happened to me. Whatever the medical industry "professionals" on here and legal experts tell you, you still have the right to make your own conclusions, as well as ask me for clarification on any ambiguities. I'll try to answer some more questions now. Also, This is the original condition I was referred for and the only condition I agreed to treatment for; nasal valve collapse, I requested a procedure to fix this and the surgeon agreed, and then did different surgeries inside my sinuses.

Edit: I'm now done answering quesrions. Thanks for the questions everyone, I've spent a lot of time and energy trying to explain aspects of this disease and I appreciate the dialogue, but I'm pretty tired now. Thanks again for everything fellow redditors.

Final Edit: this was really difficult thank you for your support.

Hi everyone, please click here to support my GoFundMe campaign; Legal Fund(Empty Nose Syndrome): https://www.gofundme.com/5dmqq5s?pc=sms_sf_co2876_v1&rcid=0e9bcdeb0cd946d3934252460be81aa2

Health Fund(Empty Nose Syndrome): https://www.gofundme.com/5dmsuug?pc=sms_sf_co2876_v1&rcid=8cbdfe5e34ca49b3861d9bf3e60a42d1

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Sun, 08 Apr 2018 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessHi Redditors, I am Pradeep Goel, an IT healthcare data Specialist. Now I am working with Blockchain! AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6872/hi-redditors-i-am-pradeep-goel-an-it-healthcare Hello! My name is Brandon Hardesty and I'm the singer/songwriter of Maryland based ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies. We've been touring the United States since 2008 working on building up a fan base one fan at a time. We've done and seen a lot of crazy stuff over the last ten years and I would love to talk with you about it. We're currently on the road somewhere between Houston and Louisville so I'm gonna try to respond to questions as quickly as possible. AMA!

edit gonna be passing around my laptop to the other boys in the band, so if you have any questions for the band or crew ask away!

edit 2 sorry, got wrapped up in the show yesteday. gonna go back through and answer everyone elses questions now.

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Mariska Hargitay http://www.topiama.com/r/6875/ama-request-mariska-hargitay Hello! My name is Brandon Hardesty and I'm the singer/songwriter of Maryland based ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies. We've been touring the United States since 2008 working on building up a fan base one fan at a time. We've done and seen a lot of crazy stuff over the last ten years and I would love to talk with you about it. We're currently on the road somewhere between Houston and Louisville so I'm gonna try to respond to questions as quickly as possible. AMA!

edit gonna be passing around my laptop to the other boys in the band, so if you have any questions for the band or crew ask away!

edit 2 sorry, got wrapped up in the show yesteday. gonna go back through and answer everyone elses questions now.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistWe're the ICIJ journalists behind the Panama Papers investigation (which we released two years ago today) We're here to answer your questions about the Panama Papers (and the Paradise Papers if you'd like). http://www.topiama.com/r/6860/were-the-icij-journalists-behind-the-panama Hello! We're Will Fitzgibbon and Hamish Boland-Rudder (with a bit of help from Amy Wilson-Chapman) from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists!

Will and Hamish worked on the Panama Papers investigation that was released two years ago - today! We thought we'd take this chance to answer any new questions you have, and give you any updates we can.

Will Fitzgibbon is an investigative reporter and our Africa coordinator.

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Hamish Boland-Rudder is ICIJ's online editor.

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Amy Wilson-Chapman is ICIJ’s community engagement editor. She didn't work on the Panama Papers but may help Hamish and Will along the way today with more general questions.

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We always try our best to answer all your questions, but we often get asked specific questions relating to our research and what we found in our data! We'll try our best, but we're a small team - so please don't take it personally.

**Update 6.37pm ET** Thanks for playing guys! We're going to take off for the night. You can leave a question and we'll attempt to get it answered in the next couple days if you like. Thanks as always for supporting our work!

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Tue, 03 Apr 2018 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 29yo who has 'died' and been brought back to life NINE times AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6834/iama-29yo-who-has-died-and-been-brought-back-to My short bio: When I was 20 I had my first out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest, which means my heart just suddenly went into an arrhythmia and stopped beating. I needed 45 minutes of CPR and was in a coma for a week. I was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. In the last 8 years, I've had a further 8 sudden cardiac arrests -- resulting in my heart stopping / 'dying' 9 times in total.

My Proof: edit: sorry first AMA didn't know what proof I needed, here is my holding the paper today with my article.

Me holding the Daily Express

Daily Express Article Photo

Daily Express Article

MyHeart.org.uk Blog 1 (I have died again since I wrote this)

MyHeart.org.uk Blog 2

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
PoliticsI'm Leif Pagrotsky, Consul General of Sweden in New York - AMA about Sweden's work with gender equality! http://www.topiama.com/r/6825/im-leif-pagrotsky-consul-general-of-sweden-in-new My name is Leif Pagrotsky and I am the Consul General of Sweden in New York. On the occasion of the United Nations’ annual gender equality meeting Commission on the Status of Women CSW62 in New York, I am here to answer questions about what Sweden, one of the world’s most gender-equal countries, is doing to ensure equal rights for girls and women in Sweden and worldwide. You can start posting your questions right now! Starting at 10 am EST, I’ll answer them!

Proof: https://twitter.com/leifpagrotsky/status/976507031006928897

https://www.facebook.com/swedennewyork/posts/10156325296237148

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgmAxQGn-SC/?taken-by=swedennewyork

Thanks so much for your questions! Sweden’s commitment to gender equality stands firm and the work is not done until girls’ and women’s rights are equal to those of boys and men. While there’s been a lot of progress, there are still many forms of discrimination of women and girls so it’s important to keep the work going. We hope you will join us and take a feminist stand too in your everyday life!

Don’t forget to follow the Consulate on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swedennewyork/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/swedennewyork and https://www.twitter.com/swedennybiz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swedennewyork

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistIAmA(n) American journalist who was sent to prison for two years. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6819/iaman-american-journalist-who-was-sent-to-prison I am part of an international team that studies Archaeopteryx with microtomography using synchrotron light. Archaeopteryx is a feathered dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of Bavaria in Germany. We just found out that the cross cuts of its wing bones look remarkably like those of modern birds and interpreted this as evidence for active flight. However, we also recalled that the skeleton of Archaeopteryx was not equipped with the advanced flight adaptations that all present-day flying birds share. Furthermore, the recent years have uncovered evidence for various previously unrecognised aerial strategies that were adopted by early bird-like dinosaurs. This led us to the conclusion that Archaeopteryx, which remains among the oldest of them, must have represented one of many such evolutionary experiments of dinosaurian flight that ultimately went extinct, leaving only the flight of living birds today. Tomography in general - and synchrotron microtomography in particular - continues to unlock new possibilities for non-destructive and three-dimensional visualisation of important fossils. This promises much for the future of studying the past!

I said a few words on Science Friday and enjoyed a good talk with Dave from Palaeocast just now.

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EDIT: Thank you all very much for having joined me here to talk about Archaeopteryx! I will have to return to finishing my preparations for my defence later this week but hope to have sufficiently addressed your interesting questions!

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI am Andrew Marantz, a writer at The New Yorker. http://www.topiama.com/r/6802/i-am-andrew-marantz-a-writer-at-the-new-yorker We’ve been making Endless Thread for about two months now, and we’ve covered everything on the show from near-death experiences, to the story of a vault that could save humanity, to overcoming heroin addiction, to unexpected love stories, to homelessness, to one of Reddit’s greatest mysteries. Listen to all of our episodes here: http://www.wbur.org/endlessthread

We are public radio producers who have worked in the past on the podcasts Modern Love and Codebreaker. Ben is the former host of the radio show Marketplace Tech, and Amory is the former director of the daily news program Radio Boston. Past interviews: Jay-Z, Run the Jewels, Stoya, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Neil Young, Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sarah Silverman, Herbie Hancock, John Cleese, Minnie Driver, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Issa Rae.

Favorite Subreddits: r/legaladvice, r/babyelephantgifs, r/oddlysatisfying, r/spiderbro, r/personalfinance, r/holdmybeer, r/cyberpunk, r/oldschoolcool, r/doge, r/powerwashingporn, r/askreddit. Goal: To tell some of your stories in beautiful, rich audio.

More about Ben: I have interviewed many of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan; My 8th grade obsession with Arthurian legend and the Middle Ages led to a Society or Creative Anachronism membership and a school project on megaliths that got me special access to Stonehenge; I lived in a yurt while I was attending high school; My favorite audio editing program is ProTools; My favorite radio trick is getting people to record themselves with an iPhone; My favorite board game is Talisman; My favorite TV shows are Peep Show, The Office, Fargo and GOT; I once ran out of money in Florence, Italy, and worked illegally for Albanians selling leather bags to tourists; I have never said no to an opportunity to go swimming; When I’m not making radio I am playing music, and the band I played with most recently, High Pony, just released its first album.

More about Amory: I have interviewed zero members of the Wu-Tang Clan, so I’m currently very jealous of Ben; I’m a Cleveland native (Believeland!); I’m the pitcher of WBUR’s intramural softball team; I can make balloon animals; I won’t let anything come between me and my TV when women’s gymnastics is on; I’ve been skydiving, but I quietly cried the entire morning of as I prepared to face my death; I will defeat anyone (ANYONE) at the card game Set; I’m a cyclist and a runner and will be running the Boston Marathon next month; I love faces in places and public typos; I’m in search of the world’s greatest vegan desserts; When not making radio, I’m making music. I’ll be releasing my fourth full-length album verrrrrry soon, but in the meantime, here’s the old stuff.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/5ewmysuixcl01.jpg

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Ben: Dear fans. Goodbye. Thanks a lot for participating and asking us questions. We're on Reddit so you can hit us up anytime and please listen to Endless Thread it's a show we care about and are really excited to make. Thanks for having us.

Amory: I hope that more Redditors will give it a shot if you haven't listened to it already and we want you to be part of it so reach out.

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistWe are NCAA.com bracket specialists, back for year two of answering your questions about March Madness history, trivia, and bracket picking advice. http://www.topiama.com/r/6792/we-are-ncaacom-bracket-specialists-back-for-year ETA 4:09PMEST - Thanks everyone for tuning in today. This has been a blast. Now it’s time to go soak my fingers in epsom salt and have a nice EC Barrel Proof on the rocks!!!

There's nothing I love more than talking about whiskey. If you have questions, I've got answers. Ask away.

Proof: https://twitter.com/HeavenHill1935/status/969574199772745728

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Mon, 12 Mar 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Music-LiveIamA Dueling Pianist. I am a walking human jukebox. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6723/iama-dueling-pianist-i-am-a-walking-human-jukebox OK GUYS, MY HOUR IS UP. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING AND FOR YOU INTEREST IN THIS TOPIC--HOPE IT DIDN'T FREAK YOU OUT TOO MUCH. (THOUGH I DO WANT IT TO FREAK YOU OUT A LITTLE.) My name is Robert Draper and I’m a journalist and author. My most recent piece for National Geographic is called “They Are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet”. It's about how the demand for security is increasing, monitoring technology is proliferating, and as a result, we’re all under surveillance. While that part definitely sounds alarming, I also explore the ways surveillance is helping. Spacecraft technicians are better able to calculate the Earth’s landmass, we can monitor hurricanes, and rangers can better protect wildlife from poachers.

Read the story here and AMA: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/02/surveillance-watching-you/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/99njchz4rtf01.jpg https://twitter.com/NatGeo/status/963442928516464641

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Chloe Kim: Seventeen year old Olympic half-pipe gold medalist that scored 98.25 http://www.topiama.com/r/6719/ama-request-chloe-kim-seventeen-year-old-olympic OK GUYS, MY HOUR IS UP. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING AND FOR YOU INTEREST IN THIS TOPIC--HOPE IT DIDN'T FREAK YOU OUT TOO MUCH. (THOUGH I DO WANT IT TO FREAK YOU OUT A LITTLE.) My name is Robert Draper and I’m a journalist and author. My most recent piece for National Geographic is called “They Are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet”. It's about how the demand for security is increasing, monitoring technology is proliferating, and as a result, we’re all under surveillance. While that part definitely sounds alarming, I also explore the ways surveillance is helping. Spacecraft technicians are better able to calculate the Earth’s landmass, we can monitor hurricanes, and rangers can better protect wildlife from poachers.

Read the story here and AMA: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/02/surveillance-watching-you/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/99njchz4rtf01.jpg https://twitter.com/NatGeo/status/963442928516464641

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm an FT editor, David Pilling. I've just written a book about the pitfalls of how we measure our economy, and how to correct them - AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6675/im-an-ft-editor-david-pilling-ive-just-written-a Hi this is me Harley Flanagan, some of you know a little about me and my past, you may or may not have read my book and possibly know of my music, this is your chance to ask me what you want ;)

 

From Amazon author description: Harley Flanagan provides a fascinating memoir: a child prodigy and family friend of Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg, at a young age he became close to many stars of the early punk rock scene like Joe Strummer of The Clash and was taught to play bass by members of the famed black punk band Bad Brains. He started playing drums for the New York punk band the Stimulators when he was 11 years old; playing at places like Max's Kansas City with some of the most notable names of the punk scene. He then went on to start the notorious hardcore band Cro-Mags.

 

From the memoir's introduction by American Hardcore's Steven Blush: "Harley Flanagan is not like you or me. Most of us grew up in relative safety and security. Harley came up like a feral animal, fending for himself in the '70s Lower East Side jungle of crime, drugs, abuse and poverty. By age 10 he was a downtown star at Max's Kansas City and CBGB, drumming in his aunt's punk band The Stimulators, and socializing with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Cleveland's Dead Boys. Everyone thought it was so cute, but it wasn't."

Of his much anticipated memoir, famed author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain explains: "Don't even pretend to talk about New York... if you don't read this." "This book is the punch in the face you want and need."

 

Proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeLsr0JgJSF/

 

Social:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/harleyfflanagan

IG: https://www.instagram.com/harleyfflanagan/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/harley.flanagan

 

EDIT: Ok, I'm gonna wrap this up now. It was a pleasure talking with you. I'll be playing some shows in the NY area and Maryland. Dates posted on Facebook and IG.

Check out the book, Hardcore: Life of my Own on Amazon: http://a.co/fMbxRSS

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm a Montana reporter who spent 4 months investigating why my state fails to provide adequate care for women who use meth or opioids while pregnant. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6602/im-a-montana-reporter-who-spent-4-months Greetings everyone my name is Ian and 10 years ago next month I flew home from Beijing on BA 38 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_38).

This came up during the recent AMA from a flight attendant so here I am AMA.

Proof:

Here's the BBC article. There is an interview linked on the right hand side but it appears that the video is lost in RealPlayer hell.

and here's me now hiding from my in laws post Christmas.

Edit: Just taking a little break to watch the Snow Bears show on BBC 1 and the mandatory socialising. I'll be back in an hour or so to answer more questions.

Edit 2: I'm back now

Edit 3: Thanks everyone it's been fun. I'm going to go to sleep now but I'll check back tomorrow in case there are any urgent burning questions left over.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Journalist-LiveI am the journalist that tried out the Magic Leap goggles and wrote about it for Rolling Stone's Glixel. http://www.topiama.com/r/6593/i-am-the-journalist-that-tried-out-the-magic-leap Our short bio: Austrian Audio GmbH is a new audio company dealing with research & development of acoustic products, mainly microphones and headphones, but also highly sophisticated measurement systems and ODM developments. We’re all professionals that have spent a major part of our lives within the audio industry, both on the professional and the lifestyle side of the business. What ties us together is the vision to improve the performance of products by listening to people who actually use them and paying attention to the details. Within the team we can look back at more than 300 years of combined audio development experience. The team – currently 22 people - almost completely consists of former employees of AKG Acoustics, who’s Vienna headquarters closed its doors June 30th 2017.

Possible topics of interest to you in which we have expertise:

• The closure of AKG • Audio Engineering • Mechanical, Acoustics, Software, Firmware, Electronic and Test & Measurement Engineering • Starting and running a business in Vienna, Austria • Life and Christmas Markets in Vienna! Bring 'em on! We're going to answer questions until the New Year and endeavor to address the technical and engineering oriented ones as a priority. Let's keep this going until 2018!

Our Proof: https://www.austrian.audio/single-post/redditAMA2017

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm Kate Ackley. I cover lobbying in Washington, D.C. for Roll Call. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6587/im-kate-ackley-i-cover-lobbying-in-washington-dc Hey, Reddit! I’m super excited to be here for my very first AMA. My name is Kia and I’m running for Congress in California. Proof.

I’m a California native and the son of Iranian immigrants. I believe in the fundamental goodness of the American people, which is why I was both ashamed and outraged when Trump took the presidency.

Since becoming president, Trump has pushed a regressive agenda that has denigrated our political discourse; undermined our credibility abroad; and increased inequality and intolerance.

My top priority is to unseat the current incumbent, a pro-Trump Republican representing a district that voted for Clinton by over 5%, and to promote a progressive agenda that benefits all Americans, not just those seeking Trump’s largesse.

So ask away! I’m looking forward to answering your questions.

Get involved with my campaign by visiting my website and following along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can also contribute to my campaign directly here.

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT