Top Specialized Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/specialized The latest Specialized IAmA's collected from Reddit Specialized ProfessionIamA Lawyer Who Got Kidnapped by Furries http://www.topiama.com/r/6447/iama-lawyer-who-got-kidnapped-by-furries Hello, Reddit! Mike from UC Berkeley's public affairs office here. Since free speech on college campuses is a hot topic - especially at Berkeley - I asked the dean of our law school, Erwin Chemerinsky, to sit down for an AMA to discuss it and other subjects.

Erwin is an extremely humble person, but I need to quickly brag for him before we begin: In addition to being our law dean, Erwin is one of the country's foremost scholars of constitutional law, and earlier this year was named the most influential person in legal education in the United States by National Jurist magazine. Before coming to Berkeley, he helped establish UC Irvine's law school, and before that taught at Duke University and USC. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, has written hundreds of law review articles, and is the author of ten books - including “Free Speech on Campus,” his latest. You can learn more about him here.

I'm just here to facilitate; Erwin will be responding to all questions himself. No need to stick solely to the topic of free speech, either - he's willing to discuss all manner of legal subjects. He'll begin answering questions at about 5:30 PM pacific time.

Proof: https://imgur.com/XTXFCWs

EDIT: Mike here again. I'm afraid that Erwin needed to sign off for the evening, but he asked me to pass along the following: "It was a pleasure to participate in this, thank you for all the very good and well-informed questions - I answered as many as I could and I'm sorry I could not do more. I'd love to do this again." We'll try to make that happen!

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI'm Jeff Szymanski, PhD - Executive Director of the International OCD Foundation. Today is the first day of OCD Awareness Week. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6448/im-jeff-szymanski-phd-executive-director-of-the Hi my name is Charlie Hamilton James and I’m a National Geographic Magazine photographer. As a kid all I wanted to do was shoot for National Geographic and finally, after a lot of years, I work for them pretty much full time. Many of us who shoot for the magazine specialise in certain areas and subjects. I started out specialising in wildlife then I broadened out to cover other subjects - vultures was my favourite wildlife story. Now I tend to shoot people and animal stories - usually conservation based. I recently finished a story on wildlife poisoning in Africa which is a huge problem and an untold story. It’s pretty depressing stuff but an important story to tell. Currently I’m shooting four stories for the magazine - one on sea otters which I haven’t started yet but can’t wait to get going on - I’m a massive otter fan. Before working as a still photographer, I made wildlife films for the BBC and worked as a wildlife cameraman; but I love shooting stills far more than shooting movies.

Proof: https://twitter.com/NatGeo/status/915275478289743872

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Thanks so much everyone for the questions - they were all nice ones! Have a great day. I'm taking the doodle out now to check my camera traps. See ya!

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI'm Caitlin Doughty, Mortician to the Internet and International Corpse Explorer- AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6440/im-caitlin-doughty-mortician-to-the-internet-and Hello, Reddit! Mike from UC Berkeley's public affairs office here. Since free speech on college campuses is a hot topic - especially at Berkeley - I asked the dean of our law school, Erwin Chemerinsky, to sit down for an AMA to discuss it and other subjects.

Erwin is an extremely humble person, but I need to quickly brag for him before we begin: In addition to being our law dean, Erwin is one of the country's foremost scholars of constitutional law, and earlier this year was named the most influential person in legal education in the United States by National Jurist magazine. Before coming to Berkeley, he helped establish UC Irvine's law school, and before that taught at Duke University and USC. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, has written hundreds of law review articles, and is the author of ten books - including “Free Speech on Campus,” his latest. You can learn more about him here.

I'm just here to facilitate; Erwin will be responding to all questions himself. No need to stick solely to the topic of free speech, either - he's willing to discuss all manner of legal subjects. He'll begin answering questions at about 5:30 PM pacific time.

Proof: https://imgur.com/XTXFCWs

EDIT: Mike here again. I'm afraid that Erwin needed to sign off for the evening, but he asked me to pass along the following: "It was a pleasure to participate in this, thank you for all the very good and well-informed questions - I answered as many as I could and I'm sorry I could not do more. I'd love to do this again." We'll try to make that happen!

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI work at a high volume animal shelter and for years was one of the main euthanasia techs at the facility. I've put down probably over 1000 animals for a wide array of reasons-AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6435/i-work-at-a-high-volume-animal-shelter-and-for Yep, so Im the one that does the job most people can't fathom. I can also answer any questions anyone has about the inner workings of animal care and shelter life. We save animals and sometimes we have to put them down. It can be some of the most rewarding work and the toughest, most emotionally taxing. The PTSD is real. Ask away!

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionBrewing Bud Light is harder than you think. I should know, I’m Dave Taylor, Head Brewer for Bud Light. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6391/brewing-bud-light-is-harder-than-you-think-i Hi Reddit, we are the Cody Firearms Museum here to answer questions. We are a museum in NW Wyoming near Yellowstone and we have over 7,000 firearms and 28,000+ related artifacts in our collection. We interpret the history of firearms from the 1400s to the present. Our oldest firearm dates to at least the fifteenth century and our newest was made last year. We are the repository for the Winchester Factory Collection & Corporate Archive, the Eli Whitney Jr. Collection, the Benjamin Butler Collection, and the Edwin Pugsley Collection. We also have the archives of Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham, Marlin, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca.

We are part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which includes the Whitney Western Art Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, and McCracken Research Library. The Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and we currently planning a major renovation of our museum. If you want to search our collection go here for objects, or here for archival material, or just check our post history. Our Curator, Ashley, and Assistant Curator, Danny, are here to answer your questions for the next couple of hours. Ask us about firearms history, museums, or whatever.

Twitter proof.

Or check us out on Facebook or Instagram.

Update: Thanks for the questions everyone! We had fun. We have to run to meetings, but if you have more ask and we'll check back.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIamA Antonio Domingos, The fastest Piano player in the world, and now Guinness World Record Holder AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6388/iama-antonio-domingos-the-fastest-piano-player-in Hi Reddit, we are the Cody Firearms Museum here to answer questions. We are a museum in NW Wyoming near Yellowstone and we have over 7,000 firearms and 28,000+ related artifacts in our collection. We interpret the history of firearms from the 1400s to the present. Our oldest firearm dates to at least the fifteenth century and our newest was made last year. We are the repository for the Winchester Factory Collection & Corporate Archive, the Eli Whitney Jr. Collection, the Benjamin Butler Collection, and the Edwin Pugsley Collection. We also have the archives of Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham, Marlin, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca.

We are part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which includes the Whitney Western Art Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, and McCracken Research Library. The Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and we currently planning a major renovation of our museum. If you want to search our collection go here for objects, or here for archival material, or just check our post history. Our Curator, Ashley, and Assistant Curator, Danny, are here to answer your questions for the next couple of hours. Ask us about firearms history, museums, or whatever.

Twitter proof.

Or check us out on Facebook or Instagram.

Update: Thanks for the questions everyone! We had fun. We have to run to meetings, but if you have more ask and we'll check back.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIam a violence expert who has trained over 10,000 people on how to survive life-or-death situations. Theresa May banned me from entering the UK because of my tactics. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6379/iam-a-violence-expert-who-has-trained-over-10000 Hi Reddit! I am Natalia Segermeister, a DC immigration lawyer at The Visa Firm. As an attorney who advises on U.S. immigration law and deportation issues, I am disappointed with Trump’s decision to end DACA, an executive order issued by former President Obama. For more information, please read my blog posts here.

Here are my proof and my website if you would like more information.

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Disclaimer: This post is not for legal advice nor does it create an attorney/client relationship. This post is not about retaining clients but is about providing information regarding the DACA and immigration law.

Thank you for all of your questions. It is now noon and I must eat and get to some legal work. I will probably check in some time this evening to answer a few more questions. I hope this has been of use to the Reddit community.

*Edited the "Dreamer's Act" line because this was not something that was typed by me and is not correct. I apologize for not catching this sooner. Credit to MinuteMinutiae for bringing it to my attention.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI'm David Barner, a professor of psychology and linguistics at UC San Diego. My free online course “The Science of Parenting” is open for enrollment today – Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6371/im-david-barner-a-professor-of-psychology-and Hi Reddit, I'm David Barner, a professor of psychology and linguistics in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences. You can read my full bio here, and enroll in my free online course The Science of Parenting.

I'm here to answer your burning questions about parenting.

Here's my proof!

Ask Me Anything!

EDIT: Wrapping up to get back to work. This has been a great conversation! Feel free to leave questions that I can answer later. Thanks, everyone!

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Someone who schooled with Kim Jong-un in Switzerland http://www.topiama.com/r/6377/ama-request-someone-who-schooled-with-kim-jongun Hi Reddit! I am Natalia Segermeister, a DC immigration lawyer at The Visa Firm. As an attorney who advises on U.S. immigration law and deportation issues, I am disappointed with Trump’s decision to end DACA, an executive order issued by former President Obama. For more information, please read my blog posts here.

Here are my proof and my website if you would like more information.

Twitter

Disclaimer: This post is not for legal advice nor does it create an attorney/client relationship. This post is not about retaining clients but is about providing information regarding the DACA and immigration law.

Thank you for all of your questions. It is now noon and I must eat and get to some legal work. I will probably check in some time this evening to answer a few more questions. I hope this has been of use to the Reddit community.

*Edited the "Dreamer's Act" line because this was not something that was typed by me and is not correct. I apologize for not catching this sooner. Credit to MinuteMinutiae for bringing it to my attention.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] The "Real people, Not actors" from the Chevy commercials http://www.topiama.com/r/6342/ama-request-the-real-people-not-actors-from-the Hi guys, I’m Brendon Small (you may know me from Home Movies, Dethklok, etc.) and I’m back for another AMA! I’ll be talking about my brand new album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, my new comic GALAKITKON (aka the Galakticomic w Eric Powell and Steve Mannion), and whatever else! Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is out as of yesterday, so check it out at the links below, and AMA!

Proof:

https://twitter.com/_Brendonsmall/status/900399621779869696

https://twitter.com/bsGALAKTIKON/status/900783809271963648

Our Socials are

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicMy video "I'll suck your d**k for a cup of coffee" went viral today, and made the front page of Reddit. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6338/my-video-ill-suck-your-dk-for-a-cup-of-coffee Hey. I’m Carol Robinson, a reporter with The Birmingham News and AL.com. I have worked here since graduating college in 1986 and have been covering crime in Birmingham, Ala. – one of the U.S.’s most violent cities – full time since 1996 with a good amount of it before that as well.

I’ve covered thousands of homicides, a handful of executions, and I have also covered major national stories such as the hunt for Eric Robert Rudolph, (who bombed an abortion clinic in Birmingham) and the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

I’m pretty much on call 24/7 but when I’m not working I am shopping or hanging out with my dogs, Sam and Maggie. I have a 23-year-old daughter who I raised as a single mom (she was an Alabama cheerleader), and she is now a first-grade teacher. Did I mention she moved back home?

Proof: https://twitter.com/RobinsonCarol/status/899658167474434048

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIamA maker of life sized animatronic dinosaurs. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6289/iama-maker-of-life-sized-animatronic-dinosaurs-ama Hey everyone! I'm John a 25 year old over the Road Truck Driver! Been doing this for as long as has been a legal for me to do so (close to five years now!) I live and breath my work, I have no home to speak of except of course the road! Ever had a question for a trucker? Wanna know what we are thinking while you blow our doors off going down the highway? Well give it a whirl here :)

My Proof: https://imgur.com/gallery/kLVIt

I'm back and will be answering questions as they come in :) I've got nothing better to do so fire away I'll answer so long as there is one asked! This has been a blast thanks so much for those who have participated so far!

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitIamA Outreach Advocate who works with sex trafficking survivors and high risk youth! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6278/iama-outreach-advocate-who-works-with-sex Hello! My name is Makoons and I work at the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) in Duluth, Minnesota. We are a local non-profit that provides numerous services to survivors of sexual assault including forensic nurse exams and training, legal assistance, therapy, and general support and advocacy - all at no cost to the survivor.

As a Trafficking Outreach Worker I am contracted out to the Duluth Police Department and housed at their headquarters in the sex crimes unit. I assist investigators in contacting survivors, keeping in touch with families, tracking runaway and missing persons (as many trafficking cases begin as these sort of reports), consult and mediate between the department and Social Services, consult with local tribes, help review and sort evidence, and accompany officers on interviews with survivors and high-risk youth. I also help determine who among our runaway cases could be considered high-risk.

I just want to add a couple of things to keep in mind : I am not here representing the Duluth Police Department as they have their own person responsible for dealing with public/media inquiries. Though I'm housed here I am an employee of PAVSA.

The purpose of this AMA is to spread awareness of sex trafficking and to bring attention to our model of service, as to our knowledge we are the only org in the country with a Trafficking Outreach Advocate embedded in a police department.

If you would like to support our cause there is a donation button on our website or else supporting your local sexual assault advocacy group would be very thoughtful and appreciated!

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized Profession-LiveIamA Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6217/iama-lifeguard-and-water-safety-instructor-ama My name is Dane Jasper (/u/danejasper), and I co-founded Sonic in 1994, at a time when the “World Wide Web” was brand new, Linux had just been invented and avoiding dialup busy signals was the main customer issue. Today, Sonic is the largest independent ISP in Northern California. As a 20-year industry veteran, I've seen a lot of change, but I remain committed to the concept of alternative competitive broadband access services, which is why I’m fighting for net neutrality today.

Sonic firmly believes that internet providers should NOT be able to charge content creators -- like Netflix or CNET -- more money to stream their service, or have the ability to block others entirely. The internet should remain open and equal for all.

I’ll be sticking around to answer your questions on net neutrality and what’s at stake for you and everyone else who uses and loves the internet, amid the FCC’s plans to roll back current net neutrality regulations. Ask away!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/25jzwv38c19z.jpg

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Lord Buckethead, the Independent candidate who ran against Theresa May in the UK general election. http://www.topiama.com/r/6136/ama-request-lord-buckethead-the-independent Hi Reddit, I’m excited to be hosting my first AMA live from E3 2017.

I’ve been working in video games for the last 31 years, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. Not only are video games the fastest growing form of entertainment, they’re beloved by communities of players around the world and we believe that they can enrich peoples’ lives.

Beyond games I’m passionate about new technology, new methods of managing creative talent and new types of transportation… and chocolate!

Yesterday we held our annual E3 conference where we announced what I think is one of our strongest lineups of games in recent years. If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil it for you, watch it here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q1s3lOzQ1A

Edit 1 - I'll start answering questions at 10:30am PT keep them coming!

Edit 2 - Thanks so much for your questions, I really enjoyed hearing from you all, unfortunately that is all the time I have for today. I hope we can do this again soon!

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT