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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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@brianburch And more of it should be sold. At the VERY least it should be managed by the individual states.Nevada is basically entirely owned by the federal government. Amazing how how much of California is owned as well. http://t.co/cO6dKbXDW2It's high time for this type of discussion: http://t.co/pkzNVGaAnK Especially once you look at this crazy map: http://t.co/jglAp981QG"What it probably won’t do is help anyone with genuine intellectual curiosity 'understand the news' any better." http://t.co/x7OW34TRvR
Canada is a very big, empty & wild country. Map of where nobody lives - Via @Richard_Florida @Amazing_Maps http://t.co/WVQcXyxkZZ
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Why there will be a Robot Uprising" http://t.co/J0ZbMkJf4e
"since the tax code is essentially a moving target, applied in novel ways as it suits IRS officials." http://t.co/eDs2TbwLCyh/t to @johndurant for that last linkThis is extremely awesome and I would love to be able to do it: https://t.co/zLq94F0og7 Stick around past 1:00 for it to get really sweet."When the desert tortoises balance out, Occam’s razor tells us that the distinction is political." http://t.co/91YcQaLu4L
Excited about @joeyruiter speaking this Friday at @startgarden. 11:30-1:00, make it if you can. His stuff is sexy.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosGoat Towers: An idea whose time has come http://t.co/67YZWyHhj3 http://t.co/pGkMd2UpAy
Retweeted by Rick DeVosIf you freak out about an athlete's personal beliefs you are, in all likelihood, a very sad person. http://t.co/7IBMUDe98a
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"5 Privacy Laws I Would Put on the Books Right Now" http://t.co/l9kMn0xtXk from @instapunditThat I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something. My annual letter to the #IRS: http://t.co/BFh0AXTvAk
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Good stuff MT @MeijerGardens: Our biggest lineup yet! Here's the 30 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert lineup http://t.co/ESfTg89mOIHuge fan of David Rosen. Big loss for Kendall. http://t.co/YxSMji4JDy
HEAD FOR ZEE HILLS RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: MARS ALIGNS WITH EARTH AND SUN http://t.co/tmzrN8QyQXThis hate-filled insanity has a certain comedic value, but it's very clear there is no reasoning with these people: http://t.co/ZRRFhGVl5sNOOOOOO. MOAR DIESELS. http://t.co/nIZzQb8ykK7 Figures: Wages and Employment in America - http://t.co/KKIuv2peny
Do you even want these limes? The answer is no, you do not want these limes. http://t.co/ZVoqBmcdOGYes, please. http://t.co/PZgHoi2sbuEverybody should boycott everybody and everything, just to be safe
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@devodc0 Yup, exactly."In Blind Test, Stradivarius Loses Out to New Violins" http://t.co/agIAQeSD6B Interesting. Probably some ticked off instrument dealers now.@macfowler @dewind Yeah it's all the synching stuff that I (in theory, if it works) like.@dewind Yeah, when you have more than one or two going, and with a bunch of episodes downloaded directly to a device...it soils its drawers.@dewind It's borderline unusable. I'm kind of amazed by it frankly.The Apple Podcast app is breathtakingly buggy.Did a little interview on my Grandfather's new book: http://t.co/P6G7JxUo3PKids need great heights, rapid speeds, dangerous tools, dangerous elements, rough & tumble, & to get lost http://t.co/VYEPNV21Je #RiskyPlay
Publishers: pleeeeeeease stop implementing "touch/tablet 'enhanced'" versions of your sites. They really really really suck. Thank you.I'm not sure Disney has got a grasp on the concept of pirates. http://t.co/HCc3AkJNwZ
Retweeted by Rick DeVosMuch of this is likely wrong (see Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect http://t.co/9Rt8czLC2z) but it's still interesting: http://t.co/p2FbxX83sA"So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Made: Why We Need More Biblical Films" http://t.co/yvIkysiy4k"Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture" http://t.co/WpsSVvNrGs"The word 'liberal' has taken a beating over the last few days" http://t.co/z2lydcSiyE
Troubling times in Ypsilanti. RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Police hunting 'mystery pooper' defecating on park slides... http://t.co/y1zBYofZRQPour encourager les autresAnd why is DC expensive to live in? Could it be due, perhaps, to massive centralization and attendant cronyism? http://t.co/ge6V98oIOJThey're rep.'s in a republic, not "the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world." http://t.co/ge6V98oIOJ #SuperGrossInteresting things to note next time you hear complaints about telecom policy, media consolidation, monopolies, etc. http://t.co/12BsSNjHWnIsn't it just asking for trouble (i.e. international Ebola pandemic) maintaining direct flights from Guinea to Paris? http://t.co/GHl78IshIMHow about quarantining ALL vessels from Guinea, Liberia, and Mali until the Ebola outbreak is under control? http://t.co/GHl78IshIM
"preemptively forcing people to shut up, lest they cross some line that they couldn’t possibly see." http://t.co/7EKlBmacDK@briankellyphoto @KevinBuist Wow"It's almost as if 'what's news' is just a synonym for 'what advances the narrative chosen by the Democratic Party.'" http://t.co/zWqMwfB2Bb@penningink ah nice, I will have to check that out. Thanks!Why Modernity Happened in the West: http://t.co/so1h47JWQQ Ideas matter.The Cliffs of Moher - 2001 - A year abroad. #tbt http://t.co/kX1QRP9gFRIf this is the future of comedy, allowable speech, and general human relations it seems pretty exhausting and horrid http://t.co/OQSkZgskqw
More freaky Ebola news: http://t.co/MlXcVuGEsA 5 new cases in 24 hours.NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE http://t.co/kb5fe7Uf8O
Retweeted by Rick DeVosToo much running linked to shorter lifespans: http://t.co/lqPG32ipIY Chronic cardio.Interested in the wonders of family enterprise governance and/or an old/funny/embarrassing picture of me? Here ya go! http://t.co/xOy3ybKNy7
Beautikiful. RT @NoPattern: @benjaminedgar @RickDeVos https://t.co/59NuxTZ6Sg
Who else can hardly wait for tomorrow, April 1st, otherwise known as the Annual Most Annoying Day on the Internet?Greatest. RT @benjaminedgar: @RickDeVos https://t.co/fgsTyX9tkWGreat guests for this year's @wmaviation gala: http://t.co/uBohpRkD13
Sunny Sunday Night Drive-Fast Music: http://t.co/JJR20TeY1o Propellerheads - On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceRemember when we had a blizzard in early/mid-April a few years ago? There were already some leaves on the trees? Good times, good times.Ebola has spread to Guinea's capital: http://t.co/6HyHv2D6eW
Fascinating links between daylight saving time changes, sleep, and heart attacks: http://t.co/vbmKspP1EeWatch college students fail to name a single US senator: http://t.co/Mp5XEQ4WSk Yet another argument for repeal of the 17th Amendment.Interesting little interview on "earthquake storms" and the coming Big One in California: http://t.co/eNzj17AdEABaneCat http://t.co/kwKgtAkkWP You're welcome.
Yay life in 21st century America! http://t.co/z9lpeLrgJRWhen you build a perpetual outrage and attack machine don't be surprised when it turns on you. http://t.co/Ct0KKHBwSyThe latest creationism-in-schools scare is driven by anti school #choice sentiment - http://t.co/9hHJE731J4
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Five Reasons Chris Christie Is Wrong About Pot Legalization" http://t.co/yvTmR5KRN5
@neucadia Yup"one of its most shadowy characters, Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow." http://t.co/8rTsXLtO2oThat SWAT story is a small illustration of why massive gov. surveillance is bad. A guy went to a store. A woman drank tea. Hello SWAT team!Leland Yee has made a lot of news, but how many vocal gun control advocates are actually gun smugglers? Probably no more than a quarter.
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"It cost...$25k to discover that these innocent actions earned them an early-morn. visit by screaming, rifle-waving men w/ a battering ram""Field tests have been known to misidentify various possible tea ingredients, including spearmint, peppermint, lavendar...as marijuana."This story about about a family raided by a SWAT team is utterly and infuriatingly insane: http://t.co/cF7gXgVqjxInterview with @wrmead on the death of the Blue Social Model and the coming public pension meltdown: http://t.co/mRc1jer3GBOf all the Twitter spam techniques, I have to say the "Get attention by including you in an absurdly flattering List" trick is most amusing.: ( http://t.co/Bn7kMrwlsdSo many things come back to questions of relative scale.Loving this slide! http://t.co/YTOUhpdUp2
Retweeted by Rick DeVos.@pegobry with a thought experiment: What if there were no public schools? http://t.co/6oslUlSGsQ Read it."No, legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to crime, according to actual crime stats" http://t.co/qKvtVgi3FnNews Corp Kremlinology is always fascinating: http://t.co/MD7fCOaWAW
@craiggreshaw No prob! She's going to do a great job!@craiggreshaw don't mean to disrupt anything!@craiggreshaw ah that is awesome! One quick correction--top prizes (vote and juried) are now $200k.Wow, A380 and B737 parallel approach @ LAX. Crazy comparison. I fly 737s on most domestic routes. via @AirplanePics http://t.co/uIT3hN6DX7
Retweeted by Rick DeVosViking River Cruises has their target demo and personas incredibly dialed in, and/or a great marketing team/agency/media buyer #DowntonAbbeyIf you're looking to enhance your snacking game, I would highly suggest these: http://t.co/Zkcsw9Jwx4"The next thing was mobile. Mobile is now the last thing." http://t.co/mnKjfieWUO"What Jarrar condemns as 'appropriation' is actually 'learning.'" http://t.co/4ynpHU2QGwThe Lottery and Big Government's Gambling Hypocrisy: http://t.co/sca7K0KLY5#TrollSoHard http://t.co/YvaLvHgijyKids throw up. A lot. Kids throw up so much
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWait, I'm confused. Didn't Obama make a speech? Isn't that supposed to keep these sorts of things from happening? https://t.co/0PLX65A8TMIcy http://t.co/KPppMKjDUy
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