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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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Great article on the environment which is creating jihadis in England. http://t.co/Ti7HeFaqcV
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWe are further away in time from 9/11 than people on 9/11 were from the fall of the Berlin Wall.Different world. RT @History_Pics: Charles Ebbets shooting his famous photograph, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper,” 1932 http://t.co/dB2mRF8kCXA reminder that this is a real tweet, sent out in an official capacity, by a member of our nation's State Department https://t.co/ATpflSlOQSRotherham: In the face of such evil, who is the racist now? http://t.co/XW3oHxIFak Pure insanity. Difficult, required reading & reflection.Clickbait. RT @Recode: You’ll Never Guess What Facebook is Cracking Down On Now
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThat weird feeling of satisfaction you get when you pull a white hair out of your nostril.Aliens. Earthquake Technology. Obviously. http://t.co/n9EQezocTF"Hello Kitty is not a cat. She's a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat." http://t.co/rgG2XNN1wdThe 2nd photo of Joey Ruiter (@JoeyRuiter) and his dune buggy/car. Joey is a brilliant inventor and… http://t.co/v3fM5fYQxb
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA new portrait of Joey Ruiter (@JoeyRuiter) and his dune buggy/car. Joey is a brilliant inventor and… http://t.co/yX5BnOjoBE
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"U.S.-based firms always pay the higher rate between two countries, and they must do double the tax paperwork." http://t.co/mxLY3UaaonAt first the question is "What would be cool to build?" Then it's "What do people want?" Then it's "What gets you growth?"
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8/27
2014
@nickbegood Oh, Star Fox is awesome too…but for different reasons.@RealGTom Meh@RealGTom No.There is a great deal of ruin in a nation. There is a great deal of ruin in a nation. (Repeats, closes eyes, rocks gently in the corner)You won't see an image like this again. The Vulcan with the two Lancasters, the first time they flew together. http://t.co/eMbgxOJKwx
Retweeted by Rick DeVosMy 10 year old self would put Airwolf at #1, Firefox at #2 MT @jonostrower: The Ten best Fictional Aircraft. http://t.co/OMqzr9pVD1Stop Noticing things. Your Noticing is Problematic. RT @johndurant: The perps were almost all Pakistani men: http://t.co/jfOq17tNjPSexual abuse of 1,400 children over 16 years in UK. Authorities knew about it but were afraid of looking racist http://t.co/tSz7LnReCn
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"The question is whether the next Apple or Pfizer ever puts down legal roots in the United States in the first place" http://t.co/rvwLHIejB5"You think that Singapore wouldn’t like to be the world’s banking or pharma capital? That Seoul lacks ambition?" http://t.co/rvwLHIejB5‘Inversions’ Are Just the Beginning http://t.co/rvwLHIejB5 another must-read from @KevinNRSo wait: Warren Buffet is helping finance Burger King’s effort to flee higher taxes in America? What does his secretary think about this?
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8/26
2014
I hope we eventually look back at this time as That Brief, Unfortunate Period When People Took Vertically Oriented Videos. #PleaseStopEvery generation thinks the next generation's music is crap. Congrats to GenX for being the first to be 100% correct. #VMAs
Retweeted by Rick DeVosNeighbor Narcs on Florida Boy's Lemonade Stand http://t.co/Y7iQlEBmRx Humorless, miserable scolds and busybodies make everything worse.Giant tv update: it's wet. http://t.co/g9mXYButAr
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThis enormous tv appeared across the street. It's about to get rained on. http://t.co/TA9lpdzkCt
Retweeted by Rick DeVosCities Need Traffic Laws Recognizing Cyclists As The Most Important People On Earth http://t.co/SDj8AZJnOtI actually kinda like the Florida-style super hot --> thunderstorm --> super hot --> thunderstorm cycleVia @walterolson, finally a warning sign fit for a litigious society with a sense of humor.http://t.co/II3ljXaAlY http://t.co/jLKxZr6EDo
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"We can terraform Mars for the same cost as mitigating climate change. Which would you rather?" http://t.co/uAm5WcAGhy
8/25
2014
This is why everyone is obsessed with e-mail newsletters right now http://t.co/3M2o8SS8DA
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAI engineer warns that in the future, robots could murder people out of kindness unless taught value of human life http://t.co/kK7lCNw5SG
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8/24
2014
@johndurant Only if these are part of the assault force too http://t.co/mTSrz5EtKCGoodness gracious this boat is awesome. Want. http://t.co/UHBDXk6iOQ What better way to get across Lake Michigan@John_Westra Depends on the equipment, but fundamentally it's a maneuver that you train frequently, like stalls in fixed wing. Non-issue.#ProTip It's called "autorotation" and it's how you control & land, w/ little incident, a heli that's lost power http://t.co/CHPmuVwZYE"they had no control over it and they were trying to land on a grassy area" only one of these statements can be true. http://t.co/CHPmuVwZYEThere is so much uninformed, utter nonsense that people blabber about helicopter ops, it boggles the mind. http://t.co/CHPmuVwZYE"The prog. left and the technocratic right want the whole world to look like the political machines they know & love" http://t.co/smsj2toyuuProgressives Want Everything Locally Grown Except Government http://t.co/mBCx0Ye06R Read read read this please."'Underestimated' Ebola outbreak spreads" http://t.co/uEscok6C29 Four words that you never want to see together.Barbarism Endures http://t.co/sVqnHsXztw "History, he sighed, is not shaped by wishful thinking"
8/23
2014
Katy Perry Baby http://t.co/77Sak8NeIM Hilarious and awesome. h/t @Locs_n_LaughsWH defends Obama: A "terrorist attack" on USA "absolutely captured the president's attention." http://t.co/rhw3nDsaek We're in good hands.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosNew Jersey Teens Won’t Stop Setting Themselves on Fire http://t.co/0n4IlChSgD Further stories from an insane 21st Century AmericaLawyers Defend Teen Whose Dinosaur-Hunting Story Got Him Arrested http://t.co/jbdVSK31iA Stories from an insane 21st Century AmericaPure insanity. RT @topher1kenobe: Just for you @RickDeVos and @ryancduff http://t.co/Gv2Qf2Km3dLovely RT @dwell: A look at open-air showers: http://t.co/wpAgcOIDOO http://t.co/eUuxKQTa1f
8/22
2014
Ummmm... RT @Amtrak: The gas shortages of '70s led to this #Amtrak poster. #ThrowbackThursday http://t.co/xdmboesKWY http://t.co/lypp2uYYLbThe Danger of Back to School: Children’s Mental Health Crises Plummet in Summer and Rise in the School Year http://t.co/7vrCaNkZuBPleasing http://t.co/GZtAkoimaKi keep saying that Idiocracy is not a movie, but a documentary that fell backwards through time
Retweeted by Rick DeVosGrouper FTW http://t.co/AuTyYeB3nN"Commenters are invited to explain the difference between television programs and actual human beings." http://t.co/pAKLOtLcMoIf you want a government that compels socialist equality, you're going to end up with a surveillance and police state http://t.co/EyINNrqEQq@dewind Yes, there are always saboteurs and wreckers working tirelessly to undermine the GLORIOUS REVOLUTION.The latest dispatch from the socialist utopia of Venezuela, where you will now be fingerprinted to buy bread http://t.co/2Q5ZKlHR2GHagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen' http://t.co/5NC5xHCfgh Sleep well! #WeAreInTheVeryBestOfHands"The EPA Region 8 office in Denver dealt with much worse problems than employee’s pooping in the hallway" http://t.co/jJKneaMsqeThis is usually BS, but still. Ugh. #Depressing #Winter #DoNotWant http://t.co/NIRk9p3sWj"This feels like an investment in medical, but without the upside"@benjaminedgar #Paris #ParquetFloorsHave had this for a while--a great mashup of Chemical Brothers' "Galvanize" and the Imperial March from Star Wars http://t.co/aVwNwnQvGUA very @benjaminedgar kitchen island http://t.co/jDQwSu5wJnEmail is killing us http://t.co/iDiPw5I49Q
Retweeted by Rick DeVosSWAT lobbyists to Congress: Hands off our mine-resistant armored vehicles! http://t.co/Nm3ilzep92 http://t.co/iVQBHYPH7p
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Contempt for gov. cannot be hermetically sealed; it seeps into everything. Which is why cupcake regs have foreign policy consequences.""Americans understand that their increasingly ludicrous government lacks adult supervision." http://t.co/eYWeLueNoB"Swollen government has a shriveled brain" http://t.co/eYWeLueNoB George Will's unified theory of growing contempt for government. Read it.
8/21
2014
The banana-republic-ification of the US continues apace http://t.co/rb2T7NhpNdFeeling pretty restless, purposeless, mopey...really needing the next Official 24hr Outrage and Hate Object...@iowahawkblog This is what the West gets for actively evacuating our own culture of everything that gave it meaning, value. @Newsweek
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThere are now 'twice as many' British Muslims fighting for ISIS as UK armed forces http://t.co/isAnDDiEDH http://t.co/GreGLGqEKf
Retweeted by Rick DeVosPerhaps the scariest thing about restrictions on free speech is the awe-inspiring stupidity of the people who enforce them.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBeautiful Fencing picture http://t.co/mEYRku7BBWAngostura Bitters really is the answer to a lot of things, isn't it?@TommyGSync Trying to do a tequila infusion, couldn't find them at two grocery stores. #TheHuntContinues<---Desperately Seeking Habaneros@james_ka_smith #Fancy@doom1701 Positive. Love screw caps.A screw top on a wine bottle has become a significant selling point for me.Teen Arrested, Suspended for Shooting a Dinosaur (In a Story He Wrote) http://t.co/Zk2mJbtHLC Welcome Back To School!These alternatives? No. http://t.co/u2nGOAQRqVIf you've never heard Blind Melon's version of "3 Is A Magic Number," you owe it to yourself this beautiful afternoon http://t.co/F15MHDDmQK"so seamlessly moved from working for the man who runs the fed Leviathan to lobbying against the excesses of big gov" http://t.co/MzCZrijHqKUber having to hire David Plouffe is all that’s wrong with America http://t.co/89nEVLOLyd Yup. #GrossResearchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners http://t.co/qGdSuTZRxV #SecurityTheater #WeAreInTheBestOfHands #SleepWell@namtrok Hard to say, but fundamentally a culture that doesn't reward or celebrate achievement is a culture that isn't long for the world@namtrok Encouragement to continue an activity I had no skill in, thus wasting time. Diminished appreciation of the work of winners. Etc.
8/20
2014
This feels like a combination of 2006, 1979, and 1348.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAlways thought Sherlock's visual treatment of text messaging was brilliant and elegant http://t.co/QWBE6YHy9pI swear most people can't wrap their heads around the concepts of supply, demand, or inflation. You have more of something, it's worth less.I say this as someone who was, and is, objectively Bad At Sports. Never received a trophy in anything because I WAS NOT ANY GOOD. THIS IS OKAbout 40% of your fellow citizens think all kids who participate in competitions should get trophies http://t.co/Ds31aYvdnH #WeAreDoomedDig it MT @dwell: A holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage: http://t.co/H8SMa03tws http://t.co/YVAoUUPmDJVCs are investing in a surprising space: Bacteria. Meet @jessicarichman, who is sequencing the microbiome #ycdemoday http://t.co/YwhFX7BaGU
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8/19
2014
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