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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 Enduring Power of Story http://t.co/pMnvFYPqEy#ProTip: A donut isn't particularly good fuel for Filthy 50
10/24
2014
AHA! "Vegetarians & vegans: new research shows plants know when they're being eaten. And they don't like it." http://t.co/rukDwyxNOb
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWe are not doing that. We are acting like a Third World Country. That's a slight to Nigeria--Nigeria rode herd on ebola and stamped it out.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosHowever, First World Countries avoid plagues by bring First World Country contingency planning to contagious diseases.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosOn the podcast tonight I made the point that we seem to think Ebola will not spread in the US just because we're a First World Country.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosQuarantine: low tech, inexpensive, simple, ancient, familiar, effective, scalable, versatile.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosTwo Orlando houses with adjacent backyards are separated by 7 miles of roads http://t.co/rLh8q2VhVD
Retweeted by Rick DeVosMore good news guys! "Largest sunspot in more than 20 years facing Earth" http://t.co/SyKMYviAnk #GetExcited"[other than bowling alley trip]" https://t.co/T53I2NIa48How about a flat tax paired with an abolishment of this corrupt and malicious bureaucracy? http://t.co/gZCWCVEUTaFantastic video: Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives standing ovation from Canadian Parliament http://t.co/klugMOIgdH
Retweeted by Rick DeVosDogs of Canadian reservist killed at National War Memorial wait for him to return home http://t.co/8VtwQtOHVL http://t.co/fzkceeuIHk
Retweeted by Rick DeVosJust when you think the comedy of Ebola errors is wrapping up https://t.co/cVBRQi1fdi Subway, cab, and bowling. Absurd. You have to laugh.When in doubt, people at high risk of Ebola should definitely go out and have fun all over New York City
Retweeted by Rick DeVosEver bring kids out to a meal only to have them spill their drink all over? Bring a Siliskin Straw top next time https://t.co/vD0HQ4QqWsWhen design thinking enters the synagogue https://t.co/tO051k9GUP Interesting
10/23
2014
Canada doesn't mess around https://t.co/mJC2hjWKOwSome skepticism about self-driving cars, particularly in the constantly chancing urban context, because of mapping: http://t.co/8Hu44XoSLr@jake_bro Like this? : ) http://t.co/zQm7XUJbQ9Well done, American Leftists. Well done. Onward and upward! Progressing towards our glorious future! http://t.co/S1vXNNdiLJ (NSFW Language)Pumpkins are weird weird weird weird weirdLiberals: More likely to defriend you on Facebook if you disagree with them http://t.co/5rh1Gf95GN Completely unsurprisingThe 1950s were horrifyingly conformist. And if you don't agree with this, you will be reported to the Associate Dean for Thoughtcrimes.
Retweeted by Rick DeVos21 decentralizing technologies http://t.co/bXNjrjC5o0
10/22
2014
.@SlowsBBQ is coming to Grand Rapids' Downtown Market http://t.co/qfT3NQ7COm @dtmarketgr http://t.co/qfeXlSbr0O
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAwesome. RT @dtmarketgr: The @dtmarketgr is thrilled to welcome @SlowsBBQ Detroit to the Market! #deliciousannouncementA fun little Kickstarter project to help you tie your shoes https://t.co/LBN0HvwwuvDude. The new NZ All Blacks shirt is killer. http://t.co/kwNj4pLQTR
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10/21
2014
Please stop comparing Ebola to non-exponential causes of death or more prevalent infectious diseases that started as small as Ebola is now.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosCustom Cam'ron Ebola masks are the tasteful, elegant, must-have accessory of 2014 http://t.co/XzcVFV8LM3@cshbell He visited towards the end of the eventSusan Sollins, director of @ART21 & dear friend of ArtPrize, has passed away. She will be greatly missed. http://t.co/BulD5Xk3CM
Retweeted by Rick DeVos.@FastCompany covers @ArtPrize and I have a couple of quotes: http://t.co/rlz7Q1HDEYFurther studies on the unhealthiness of soda: http://t.co/o4mLRVP4MZ I don't understand how some can drink this stuff all day.
10/20
2014
Every single item in this full page Radio Shack ad from 1991 is all inside ONE Smartphone today! http://t.co/M1vSNWq0on
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBarrel 1: Bulleit Rye, Vye Sweet Vermouth, Fee Bros. Peach Bitters Barrel 2: Bulleit Bourbon, Vye Sweet Vermouth, Angostura BittersBarrel-aged Manhattan review: A+++++++ Would Buy Again
10/19
2014
Nurse 1 wasn't on a watch list either http://t.co/3l9M9b7cGk why worry--the complex was so well cleaned! http://t.co/QdY8mqwEjA.@nntaleb on Ebola and "the empiricism of the idiots." http://t.co/pmV56Mlao7"I have to tell you we were stupid beyond belief to have that lion in our house." http://t.co/019C8WGthI Have to agree with that sentiment.Different planet. RT @History_Pics: 1971 American Airlines ad. http://t.co/jxy1nLxhXB
10/18
2014
Dear @joehune, protecting incumbent business models from market alternatives isn't what an innovative Michigan needs http://t.co/RwGlvxhM9t
10/17
2014
Lol http://t.co/AeaAEXoLHj but even more lol cause @RickDeVos texted it to me at 830am this morning.
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@girlpolish Very cool"An estimated 100 people per day are applying for U.S. visas at the three embassies" http://t.co/xN6e192llUDrunk J.Crew http://t.co/88AJgxSty8 via @JeffSpeckAICP
10/16
2014
"You have a fever that doesn't meet my magical bureaucratic checklist number threshold? No prob! Fly away!" http://t.co/u6MIidT4HhPure insanity http://t.co/u6MIidT4HhVinson called CDC several times before flying, informed staff she had fever. It allowed her to fly, reports @DrLapook on @CBSEveningNews
Retweeted by Rick DeVosOn a day of bad news, here is some good (if relatively vague) news on fusion http://t.co/JpURXzC1XzThis Glib Reassurance Machine acknowledges she did have a fever, and then declares her symptoms to be asymptomatic.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosHBO to Start Stand-Alone Streaming Service http://t.co/7C5u91ThaINow you know it's getting serious RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Obama cancels fundraising trip... http://t.co/L7f7lptPHzSweet Jesus: CDC head says "from this moment forward" they'll ensure no one exposed to Ebola travels.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosCDC contacting all 132 passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to DFW on October 13
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAll of the grandstanding, pious sanctimony of the street corner fundamentalist yelling at the passersby, none of the self-awareness.Goat. Rodeo. http://t.co/EVQvdzwDF7
10/15
2014
Decentralized firms are more recession-proof http://t.co/xvmhH2cafN
Retweeted by Rick DeVosGulfstream is ditching the yoke in favor of the side-stick for G500 & G600. Are the yoke's days numbered? http://t.co/JqrC7XWngX
Retweeted by Rick DeVosFinally, a conservative on decadence: @herandrews tackles Wilde, France, and @pegobry on the #pinkpolicestate: http://t.co/6r8n6Bv6JX
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"what I’m seeing is better described as an entirely reasonable fear of government failure." http://t.co/1GlFnp0twd"In his mind, we are all the same, just a pile of numbers and statistics." http://t.co/XTuZYn9Kj8"No Way--You Will Not Make Australia Home" http://t.co/mBK58z66Rl This official Australian gov. anti-ppl smuggling campaign is something
10/14
2014
Awesome. Michigan bank stays open on Columbus Day because 'Columbus is in Ohio' http://t.co/wE85EMqQvQ http://t.co/MMo7dJm4SE
Retweeted by Rick DeVosIn The Year 2000: Entire holidays will be devoted to ritual denunciations and conspicuous displays of political piety.US adults using the internet: 1995 14% 2014 87% http://t.co/9KdV8OYu5e
Retweeted by Rick DeVosMonaco compared to Newark airport - http://t.co/ztz5fiwOQa
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10/13
2014
@danafh Gorgeous, but literally felt like you were in a sort of cruise ship. Small floor plates too.I'm all for farmer's markets and bike lanes, but...priorities. Priorities. http://t.co/FRsHzg3uzH@KenWalkers Actually was just driving by, stopped to admire it from the road & the caretaker invited us in to look around. As I said, weird.@cshbell Thank you Christian!@james_ka_smith Favorite elements of it?Through weird circumstances I walked through this house when it was for sale years ago. V. cool, v. oddly boat-like. http://t.co/Nq779zw8GwFinally watched Senna (http://t.co/C4O1gU31LH) That's one hell of a documentary. Highly recommended.A deep, deep thanks to the artists, venues, volunteers, sponsors, visitors, and everyone else who helped make ArtPrize 2014 so fantastic!Perfect. RT @ClickHole: 8 Things That Only People From Your State Understand http://t.co/wQvHXnsUhx http://t.co/WVcSpPg8gjGood RT @FastCompany: For new Star Wars projects, @disney is channeling its original concept designer. http://t.co/l695p7T299Blockbusters, Grand Rapids style: https://t.co/wchsaq22Ub It's not a Star Wars premier, those people are lining up to look at art.How can Fauci know it was a breach of protocol if they don't know what the breach was? http://t.co/J9RqZPV4hi
Retweeted by Rick DeVosDogs keep fallen owner with Parkinson's warm until help arrives http://t.co/3XcIa2xtva Dogs >>>>>>>>>>> Cats.Seriously though, a gov that aggressively monitors cheese importation but not Ebola travel makes me feel like Mugatu. http://t.co/eI2LNPDc7wGreat. Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol has no idea how she contracted it. http://t.co/wv4diJBjDvDogCam http://t.co/hsUsCOAq0Q Pure joy. So great.Travel right from the Ebola hot zone? No prob. Wanna bring some stinky French cheese home? No way, public endangerer http://t.co/suZOUDGZVmQuarantine might be one of the most ancient and effective ways to combat pathogens, but that was before COMPUTERS, you guys. So it's cool.Starting to think it’s likely we’re not being told the whole truth about the ease of Ebola transmission.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosHow the Pontiac Aztek happened http://t.co/pLcxsmY0TF "A bad car happens in stages." Great little read."'I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,' Marty said." http://t.co/D1fs5eN2WF@TommyGSync Yup, completely agree. The entire response to this is mystifying to me and, I think, most people.A rebuttal to the CDC chief's bizarre dismissal of quarantine http://t.co/gXws1E2lM7@TommyGSync What response is silly?Not good http://t.co/fDh2PtHDeE
10/12
2014
This is good news http://t.co/sWaDosOeDlInteresting look at this year's high Great Lakes water levels: http://t.co/NaJPbvAom8
10/11
2014
.@ArtPrize 2014 winner is 'Intersections,' by Anila Quayyum Agha http://t.co/S8uZFPFczp http://t.co/lRs0pVLILc
Retweeted by Rick DeVos.@ArtPrize 2014 $200,000 Juried Grand Prize split between 2 entries http://t.co/yHdqgbgGC3 http://t.co/4Lv4HYe1Ds
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe Hemingwrite http://t.co/6u1yadVybP cool little projectHey: Let’s Domesticate Baboons http://t.co/EW2DJ6sfmu http://t.co/n2er2qHa2J
Retweeted by Rick DeVosNothing says counter-culture rock-n-roll fight the power like transparently sympathetic cover stories about The Man http://t.co/QRimkUXbqw
10/10
2014
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