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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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A complete disassociation from the reality of how people use space. Bizarre to think humans made this video. http://t.co/YjApdF6f5i
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9/4
2015
Cool little story about a U of M student building his own Tiny House to live in at school http://t.co/it6bsYmnN6I accept and embrace the humidity.
9/3
2015
A big void used to be filled by religious observation, tithing, community groups. Now partly filled by yelling at strangers on social media.“When we erect the guillotines, I’ll make sure we grab you first.” http://t.co/wLPor37TF9 Fanaticism stays the same down through the ages.Enjoying brooklyn bar menu generator more than I should → http://t.co/t3stOnaeyD
Retweeted by Rick DeVosVery cool evening events on tap for ArtPrize 2015: http://t.co/2dkPLBBT2eThe Happier Camper http://t.co/a4hYoMp7aw Extremely delightful. http://t.co/WI7ifVtSYLCan You Match These Long-Haired Men To Their Tall, Tired-Looking Girlfriends? http://t.co/1pdzofpxog http://t.co/5YoYlCdtQT
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWhen ppl sing awe-filled praise of journalism and journalists as a kind of disinterested priesthood I mostly laugh https://t.co/zfYXhUfXPCEstablishment Rs say, "Wait till we have a GOP pres." If that happens, they'll say, "Wait till we have a filibuster-proof majority."#excuses
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBig 'ol crosswind go-around https://t.co/fAPMhv70jz"And this, kids, is why airplanes have 'flaps.'" https://t.co/3rbf8rmVCn #WhoahWhoahWhoahWhoah #Yikes #ComingInHotWith all this angst over nouns and pronouns why don't we just go back to that 20th century classic - "Comrade." It worked so well last time.Quit hassling the yaks, people! http://t.co/2lqJLM12Jr
9/2
2015
LIVE on #Periscope: Paint literally dryingEl Niño has dramatic effect on Great Lakes ice cover http://t.co/ezu8IQ2h9L El Niño is Spanish for THE NIÑO. Sign me up for a mild winter."If they were capable of making you stronger, you’d be stronger by now." http://t.co/4YTbSRUBPDMeigs Field was better. http://t.co/akm5L7fmOO"science suggests that real differences do exist between female and male brains" http://t.co/a748pbGNff #Wow #Crazy #Amazing #ShockingUS Mean Center of Population 1790-2010 http://t.co/LY6R8ovN1r
Retweeted by Rick DeVosTwitter: 44.8% Spam Bots 26.7% Middle Aged Ppl Yelling at Strangers 18.2% Teenagers Making Cryptic Statements 10.3% Ppl Yelling at AirlinesWhy Homeschooling is Growing http://t.co/OEuKijQl1OWait...flipping off babies is a thing? This is something that people actually do? http://t.co/RSgONSF5wqI am 87% sure my local paper doesn't know how pie charts work. http://t.co/TFAogiJVOB
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9/1
2015
"Why immigration may be the defining issue of the 21st century" http://t.co/bL2b311fP3 Some interesting observationsEverything is fun and games until you have to run it like a business."Chavez has to go down as one of the most disastrous leaders the world has seen quite in a while." http://t.co/UqFoxbaZstMaybe the most workable options are binary: full & unapologetic neo-colonialism, or quarantine? Others not working. https://t.co/hVdZCJhIBn@andyoftheriddle Militant urban bicyclists are such a delightful bunch. Ugh.Bikes bikes bikes bikes bikes bikes bikesSeptember is the worst market month over the past 50 and 100 years, but August is the worst month in the last 20 years (@bespokeinvest)
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"We demand handcrafted products from local artisans obeying strict regulations and making living wages!" "This place is way too expensive!"What's the quote again? Ah that's right... “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action” http://t.co/SFuMO86j9dThe Holga digital camera https://t.co/MvHZ6yIO4w Shocking it took this longMacadamia nuts are SO GOOD.Ugh. Sugar subsidies. http://t.co/sZ4s6GFfBJ"Free Candy" van creeps out parents in Sacramento. http://t.co/JiGmZyW7wA http://t.co/nITRijjdRP
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8/31
2015
Every Thing You Own is a Relationship You’re In http://t.co/y4QKjchvYN Now here is a challenge.Funny enough Kanye: I had, in fact, not guessed by that moment.Best thing one the web this year, easy. https://t.co/a61nh4FocZ
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBig congrats to my brother Ryan on taking third in the Melges 32 World Championship http://t.co/l1E2B1kNwY@briandokter No!! I want my magical app to mediate my experience. I don't want to communicate with real, actual people!!!@briandokter Eh depends. Just looking for interesting spots to check out.@briandokter yes but you can save and share routes that themselves contain many segments along the way. I want some good long ride ideas."One-way mass media leads to homogenous, passive culture!" Tech builds user generated content platforms. "Tech enabling runaway narcissism!"
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@briandokter Yes but I want good long routes to take.@jsh_1 Roughly 1994-1998 or 2000 if you're generous.The Grand Wagoneer. Yes. http://t.co/vtWdcUyVBmRemember watching the VMAs because they seemed important & maybe even taping them on a VCR to watch the performances again later? Good timesAre there any repositories of good Grand Rapids/Kent County area Strava bike routes?Interesting read on NYC food carts and street vending: http://t.co/hMInauuAEaThinking is hard, that's why I appreciate websites telling me in advance how I will feel about the article http://t.co/GTmgpzjlBe
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8/30
2015
Finally watching Chef's Table. So wonderful. More beautifully photographed documentary portraits of profession and craft, please.Is It Time to Bring Back the Battleships? http://t.co/bcMv9W7gWiDucking chill out. http://t.co/nLXuhJaaIN
Retweeted by Rick DeVosStop putting expensive non-OEM wheels on your expensive automobiles, Californians.And these setups were always in state fair/carnival/drinking & party places. But hey, the human race survived. https://t.co/EQnZxX3VxFRemember when bungee jumping was big in the 90s & they had sketchy setups where you'd jump from a crane cage over a parking lot? Good times.When thoughts turn to getaways and cozy cabins RT @dwell: The perfect writer's retreat: http://t.co/bEhzmtZXeh http://t.co/sSe22RGS9LThe case of the MH370 wing segment keeps getting weirder: http://t.co/bTWaFCGILn http://t.co/lKZ0WkaCo3
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Hanging out in ibiza...partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I've never felt more isolated." http://t.co/8pjoqEIKGRUndergrad Michael Jordan in his dorm room, 1983 http://t.co/BuP3uEn5qe
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"there's no reason new carmakers should be forced to play by old business models they didn't create and may not want" http://t.co/6eqkPgESNyA duct tape mask seems like it would be painful to remove? http://t.co/MueadSoospThis would NEVER be used on red-blooded American citizens https://t.co/6o7AWSO8wi
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Continuously offering reliable styles isn’t a new idea, but it’s typically been associated with mass brands." http://t.co/XABjKyboDyPassive-aggressive faving of tweets in a conversation you're not a part of is funny/sad/very 21st Century.Reminder: Lack of school choice is never admissible as a root cause of anything, children are just food for the compulsory schooling system.A giant cloud of balloons installed in London's Covent Garden market: http://t.co/BxwN5n1D22 http://t.co/oHapjJpU7C
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA wildly detailed 100-year plan for getting humans to Mars http://t.co/042pDKj9HM http://t.co/sHjRulBZYx
Retweeted by Rick DeVosOoh yes. RT @dwell: Adobe style gets a modern update in New Mexico: http://t.co/Ji9ZGQ0I6u http://t.co/jcydD2IPSVi feel this gif just encapsulates so much of our current reality http://t.co/KFnnc50hRB
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"The molecules are in motion" http://t.co/O8JpwYYSuDThe answer is yes, children. http://t.co/OnC5234XPn
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@WolfMoonMixers Awesome--thank you!Most commonly spoken language other than English or Spanish http://t.co/Cpo6MqaI7d
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@WolfMoonMixers I'd like to order some mixers but the link on your web page doesn't work?Subcontracting is about to become a "nearly unworkable morass" http://t.co/Yg835G2kaK In a specialized and fluid world this is terrible.A is actually a striking and attractive vessel. Based on the renderings this new one...is not. http://t.co/vlzifrayK6Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.
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8/29
2015
A core part of the New Fundamentalism is an ironclad conviction that it isn't fundamentalist."Rutgers to Students: No Such Thing as 'Free' Speech, We Are Watching You, ‘Think Before You Speak’" http://t.co/AtZaNnqh9MYes, on occasion we do spike our beer with bourbon. And we think you should, too. http://t.co/kqvgH0ZGuJ http://t.co/3EeuQMJhkI
Retweeted by Rick DeVosMichael J. Fox on set of Back to the Future, rehearsing Johnny B. Goode, 1985. http://t.co/T3mw6lvFv3
Retweeted by Rick DeVosExpecting to see that line of reasoning advanced soon."When they were writing the 1st Amendment they couldn't have IMAGINED everyone having access to publishing tools as powerful as the Web!"Funny how that socialism always seems to work out http://t.co/hje79zx0edThis will be a great building to bring into full commercial or residential use in downtown GR http://t.co/H9JI8veCGcWell, this is awkward. http://t.co/E4NJozL6BX
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe growth of Uber in China is breathtaking, especially given incumbent political advantage: http://t.co/k4KJNFP2yP http://t.co/1U2XYJb4bN
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThat Swedish philosopher's rejected @voxdotcom piece reads EXACTLY like a Vox piece. http://t.co/ItSkTYQdPh
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@alissamarie True, it isn't a mandate yet...that will probably come in the next 3-5 years. #CynicI'm all for treating people with kindness & respect, but when you start mandating new language & calendars you're firmly in FanaticVille.I think most of us can agree that this is insane, no? Are we allowed to call this crazy? Because this is crazy. http://t.co/BruHBVPY2YIt often seems at least half of the "joy" of living in NYC is derived not from actually living there, but in informing others that one does.This Nazi gold train possibly found in Poland is like something out of a movie http://t.co/szjkIoo458This is profoundly important. How many other scientific fields have this problem? http://t.co/dE6qeBjgTs
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8/28
2015
No. https://t.co/mLWX21bKvG
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBecause millions have studiously ignored lessons definitively learned in the 20th century, stuff like this happens http://t.co/E2UnlPPCMI
8/27
2015
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