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Rick DeVos @RickDeVos Grand Rapids, Michigan

CEO of @StartGarden, Founder of @ArtPrize, Proud Michigander-anian, Investor, Reader, Helicopter Pilot, Traveler, Photographer, Curious Individual.

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The federal government owns 28% of all U.S. land, including 85% of Nevada and 69% of Alaska http://t.co/h7hb96rJHR http://t.co/JsH6L6c8cD
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe Atwater Brewery Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale is very, very yummy.Posted this yesterday but want to post it again because it's awesome https://t.co/vaEnepEvYD GoPro footage of mountain biking through a mallInnovation, punishable by law. http://t.co/toiXSSsuUz http://t.co/ylgBpIohuz
Retweeted by Rick DeVosScott Walker seems to make all of the right people uncontrollably lie and poop their pants in fear and hatred. It's really quite impressive.Giant anteater with his huge tongue. http://t.co/4ETXkJsE7v
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBudapest Pigeon. http://t.co/rB5ojpvg3O
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWould similar bullying happen to groups dedicated to a more fashionable Left/secular religion like Climate Change? No http://t.co/qDFSKPlb70Obviously insane. What other club and association is forced to let people lead it who don't want to be part of it? http://t.co/qDFSKPlb70
2/28
2015
A map to display all of your beer caps, just like your old penny collection: http://t.co/4LHNc7mfrz CoolPod Assembly @ Start Garden https://t.co/tTlIzUpD0pDownhill mountain biking through a mall: http://t.co/8GrmdoWHiw Extremely crazy and awesome. h/t @lampenj"It is my religion.” http://t.co/WflbdCYgF8 Extremely helpful clarity.
2/27
2015
A wonderful tribute to Chris Bivins http://t.co/GAvgOLA3gj Such a loss for Grand RapidsApple sends out invites for March 9 event, likely for Apple Watch http://t.co/WxXCaNUKFU http://t.co/J9sZSrUUJ4
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAstronaut ice cream: the grossest.Great first event in the new @startgarden space. Thanks to everyone who dropped in tonight!Lots of people @ Start Garden https://t.co/SNrze7lF2yUpdate Night in the new startgarden space https://t.co/tqsf4Yr2oPThe government's ridiculous war on raw milk and raw milk products: http://t.co/dZdVrhGYxk A result of the federalization of everythingSo where is the 300+ page 'Net Neutralization' Act? Are we allowed to read it now? Or will it remain a private contract between the fascists
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@thomasav Not in depth, but have seen some of it. Gorgeous.A new digital camera startup, launching with a full-frame rangefinder http://t.co/Ady1913IvP I am intrigued and think I would like one.Internal combustion engines with frickin' laser beams would be 27% more efficient: http://t.co/1vcTPJtdMeLLAMA CHASEYup. http://t.co/83KPVuJLsyNew research claims that Britain has suffered a net loss of numeracy as a result of migration http://t.co/ZqcQKodGvN http://t.co/KLdX9kUAiN
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"In other words: the free market works. Who’da thunk it?" http://t.co/j7RhQzBCwr@brianburch Ha. I'm in the middle. Weird names are fine as long as they're not too twee. Kids eventually grow into adults, shockingly.Startup Building Elon Musk's Hyperloop Plans To Launch A Working One In 2016 http://t.co/FqIBjThDXc by @drizzled
Retweeted by Rick DeVosTom Wheeler tweaks net neutrality plan after Google push http://t.co/7pvui0cKzD No unintended consequences or regulatory capture here!Fun/interesting discussions about baby names: In favor of Weird Names: http://t.co/ymvfkpO8ak Against Weird Names: http://t.co/4Cmy7Sp5ugApple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits http://t.co/ZYOIiCTCgp Differentiated high end >>>>> commodityA response to that last piece about Japan's demographic collapse and how immigration is not a realistic solution: http://t.co/GgWSbU1nXCBy 2060, Japan's population will have dropped from 127M to 87M and therefore they must develop cheap nursing robots: http://t.co/yDs8l1AXlgAt this point I'm past hoping and wishing for temps in the 40s or 50s. I'll settle for the 30s. Mid to low 30s even.Vox's assertion that judges, political scientists and civil servants will have no partisan leanings is cute. http://t.co/u99CwO4MC7
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2/26
2015
Good news: FBI is investigating ISIS aspirants in all 50 states http://t.co/Bnwr6mA6N2 Delightful.london music shop 1960s http://t.co/I8x7Iic7Om
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWaffle House teams up with “Uber for Packages.” http://t.co/ucPK6USBaP http://t.co/x7XRWeucPi
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA Program for every Problem, and a Grovel for every Grievance."Big Gov…is incapable of managing large-scale projects over the long term without inevitably enriching cronies" http://t.co/anpZUbZITf"The F-35 will cost more than the Manhattan Project every year for the next fifty years." http://t.co/anpZUbZITf Read this."What the angry left of today has in common with the angry left of yesteryear is a lot of rage and little cohesion." http://t.co/xqgXBwKOQa3 reads on the FCC and Net Neutrality 1. http://t.co/37J5dmiRfF 2. https://t.co/1hwdRy6tyx 3. http://t.co/VW2UCBXFLyBrian Eno http://t.co/KChwMRkjPT
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWell that's quite the thing. RT @VICE: We spoke to the artist who puts couples in vacuum packs http://t.co/5GV1FBfEm4 http://t.co/hVh9rSNYK4Duck Tales is coming back http://t.co/EWOBo5HqFd Yessss. Despite its stupid econ lessons, a classic after school cartoon. #RebootEverythingThe long-running delusion that a person is "cooler" and more interesting because they live in a particular neighborhood of a particular city
2/25
2015
The Great Lakes are 85.4% covered by ice: http://t.co/SotCeUXB4d Joy. At least Lake Michigan isn't as covered as last year. Yet.Getting caught up on The Americans. Home Dentistry: Do Not Want.Micro house! Micro living! https://t.co/14OAM26JLm h/t @jeffamashNew York City's first micro apartments are under construction: http://t.co/vNRPoXjlMz Very cool.
2/24
2015
Vocal fryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"And, as it was foretold, that silly answer provoked a maelstrom inside the bubble." http://t.co/zbsKWv5cOQSo many problematic things at the Oscars: http://t.co/730OqX7NXd Utterly exhausting. It's time for all of us to mock & deride this nonsense."Leaning tower of pizza" http://t.co/5Hrzq957ffThe new restaurant at the Downtown Market (@dtmarketgr) has been announced: http://t.co/xSOCeGUVbW Very exciting.Everything’s A Problem! http://t.co/6FXM3RbDBwThis should end well. http://t.co/JjnZ13nYgSYou can legally buy as many lotto tix as you wish, but your local business can't advertise itself as an investment. https://t.co/8mAYnO4fa0A legend leads to an ongoing treasure hunt for a box car full of Confederate gold on the bottom of Lake Michigan: http://t.co/TEM6w51v7XEverything is problematic.
Retweeted by Rick DeVos(APP) @GulfstreamAero's optical-TCAS detects non-transponder equipped aircraft. Awesome! http://t.co/0WysdhkHys http://t.co/Xv1TfVqwMl
Retweeted by Rick DeVosGovernment is just something we do together, like steal the life savings of cancer patients who smoke a little pot. http://t.co/ZerQyudwYg
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@polymathandvine @nxdnick I am 100% sure that is the last thing I need, but I am truly flattered by the sentiment.@polymathandvine Hahaha, no. Thanks though.Because putting poli-sci major congressional staffers in charge of 1/5 of the economy worked so well last time. http://t.co/ZP0KWxqXJsBusily at work on my screenplay that's about a movie about a movie about a movie. #SurefireOscarWinner
2/23
2015
It was then that I carried you. http://t.co/tmNbc30lSg
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"I'm going to kill you, Brendadirk Cramplescrunch." http://t.co/UQ4LUgzozD
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe People Want Tiny Houses. Zoning Boards, Not So Much. http://t.co/ZITbnKtJv6Best things about Kingsman: 1. Over the top Anglophilia (umbrellas, plaid) 2. Lunatic Malthusian Global Warming Villain 3. VTOL BombardierBattery compartments that require micro screwdrivers to open are the worst.Kingsman: extremely enjoyableSTUDY: Four out of five women don't shower every day... http://t.co/da2054X4gB
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2/22
2015
True Detective 2 http://t.co/ZR3gpDmt07 YessssssssTwo ways of looking looking at Scott Walker. One is he refuses to get into silly and pointless fights. Other is he's an adult.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosI will always love the distinctive trotting movement dogs make when they're wearing little booties on their paws.The behavior of ~30% of people makes more sense when you remember humans are inescapably tribal and religious, despite all protestations.The ritual denunciations and witch hunts of a fundamentalist sect, but with a much higher opinion of their own coolness and inevitability.@CynthiaCBell Yes, it's definitely in that family. "Noncommittal" would be another descriptive word for it.Is there a distinct Millenial body posture? I would suggest that there is.If your understanding of business is based primarily on Disney afternoon cartoon characters like Scrooge McDuck and Fat Cat, I'm sad for youIt's fun to sit in a restaurant, look around, and think about the complex web of trust, relationships and logistics that allow it to operate
2/21
2015
There can never be enough RTs of this pic. RT @oldpicsarchive: Delivering a dinosaur to the Museum of Science (1984) http://t.co/KzwEd65EdjTerrifying http://t.co/wtFfuiKyrNCrewmen repairing the Graf Zeppelin in mid-air over the Atlantic after it was damaged during a storm. 1934. http://t.co/JkgQWjOsO0
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThat JV crack is reeeeally coming back to haunt us: http://t.co/YsL8Qk1Y6z
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA new restaurant is coming to the Downtown Market: http://t.co/U5ba9KGmSJCool. MT @one_bell: The 505 has been progressing quite nicely since it's first flight. Over 50 flight hours logged. http://t.co/CnVCV49EqKThis is how you do it. RT @moody: Marco Rubio was just asked about Rudy Giuliani, and I'm pretty sure he nailed it. http://t.co/bNPnXb8dTuAnother useful reminder that the centralization of political power is not yours or the environment's friend, period. https://t.co/iyInHj9kzCBENJAMIN EDGAR OR WHATEVER “AN OBJECT COMPANY”!!111 http://t.co/z0cGtbS7Bu
Retweeted by Rick DeVos#SettlersOfCatan is being developed for movie and TV projects http://t.co/qnxvT9A4kg http://t.co/hOVTclup6M
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@kentdobson No I've meant to though!@kentdobson These are also quite awesome: http://t.co/LyhiiDAiUV@kentdobson F 800 GS would be my choice in that family these days.@kentdobson Ultimately a bit underpowered. But good for scooting around the city.I found the BMW G 650 GS was indeed a great starter motorcycle http://t.co/hKXmMZLHab
2/20
2015
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