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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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2014 ArtPrize poster, original illustration by @joshcochran commissioned by @SquareOneDesign http://t.co/r1NHodam2T
Retweeted by Rick DeVosSigning books at an actual "book signing" = high anxiety #SmallTalk #Names #CorrectSpelling #Ink #SoPermanent@cshbell Thank you, that is very kindI was working on Noah with him at the time... #No RT @KevinBuist: I just found this on the original FB event page. http://t.co/4rYSE0bLd4I'll never forget 1. The wild and hilarious speculation leading up to the announcement 2. The terror of giving those first speechesAmazing to think we unveiled @ArtPrize exactly 5 years ago today. https://t.co/BaX8byz2iq What a morning that was.
4/23
2014
An almost unrecognizable time and place. RT @History_Pics: Before there were seat belts. http://t.co/dBvePHNcue"Abolish Compulsory Education" http://t.co/YGsrVvMEGZ "There is a large, almost puritanical moral dimension to the whole debate."The Secret World of Fast Fashion: http://t.co/Dvfxa4qfL0 (in LA/the US)I'm sure dogs will do great paying taxes for social welfare programs, providing for their "mothers" in old age, etc. http://t.co/DF5ufe4zVRThese are all, of course, #VERY #IMPORTANT #QUESTIONSThen again, this is likely a function of the general "let's clean up all the kids' crap for the listing photos" dynamic.One would think, that with the attention paid to the presentation of the rest of the home, there would be some thought given to kids roomsI browse a lot of listings, and for some reason it seems that in high end homes the children's rooms are often simply mattress and frame.You have photographed and listed your $1,000,000+ home for sale. Why do your children's beds not have headboards? Is this a rule?The importance of the blockchain: http://t.co/XovVl3fEmHInteresting little writeup on Kind Bars, which happen to be freaking delicious: http://t.co/SYgY4n7wlUWow. RT @exjon: 13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on #EarthDay, 1970 > http://t.co/BrONviNSM8"You’re at college, right? Being at college is supposed to mean thinking for yourselves, right?" http://t.co/CCLlnG9eRDWe are all children, desperate for Explanations. In its mercy, The Official Progressive Narrative provides for us. https://t.co/QrHFhHu9w6
4/22
2014
A teenager casually hops a fence and stows away in an aircraft wheel well. Why do we, as pax, put up with ever-increasing security theater?@KevinBuist Not sure about the wheel well itself and if it's near hot components, but the outside temp is easily -30.This story of a kid riding (& surviving) in the wheel well of a plane from CA to Hawaii is insane on multiple levels: http://t.co/ojvWvZCvjq"The only thing preventing a catastrophe from a 'city-killer' sized asteroid is blind luck." http://t.co/SuzyHnWsaV h/t @RickDeVos
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Since 2001, 26 atomic-bomb-scale explosions have occurred in remote locations" (from asteroids) http://t.co/lyfX6FGTnE #Yikes
4/21
2014
Been doing a lot of Go problems lately. Fascinating how the game infiltrates the brain and subtly changes how you look at things generally.Veruyu (Creed) - Alexander Gretchaninov https://t.co/B7cTPfvSJxThomas Tallis - Spem in alium https://t.co/j9oVOjXvjY Let it wash over you.Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart's Version) https://t.co/ZuPH7ioOQAAwwwwwwwesome: http://t.co/itfgw5ecmO #MysteryAircraft #AviationGeekWhy Square Designed Its New Offices to Work Like A City: http://t.co/4vpMcU3K4EThis story, about a grandmother and family arrested at gunpoint, is insane. http://t.co/yfmhCRotxgHe is risen.
4/20
2014
Interesting little personal study examining lane-switching vs. staying in your lane when caught in stop & go traffic: http://t.co/zPsCAqQs5v@MikeLichterman it's just the history of how the land was settled and apportioned.@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
4/19
2014
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
4/18
2014
"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
4/17
2014
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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4/16
2014
BLOOD MOON.
4/15
2014
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
4/10
2014
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
4/8
2014
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
4/7
2014
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
4/6
2014
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
4/4
2014
"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
4/3
2014
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
4/2
2014
Beautikiful. RT @NoPattern: @benjaminedgar @RickDeVos https://t.co/59NuxTZ6Sg
4/1
2014
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
3/31
2014
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
3/30
2014
Fascinating links between daylight saving time changes, sleep, and heart attacks: http://t.co/vbmKspP1Ee
3/29
2014
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