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Rick DeVos @RickDeVos Grand Rapids, Michigan

Founder of @Wakestreamv, @StartGarden & @ArtPrize, Proud Michigander-anian, Investor, Plane & Heli Pilot, Sailor, Traveler, Photographer, Curious Individual.

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Joined Twitter 1/17/07


THE ZONE OF T O T A L I T Y
8/20
2017
@greg_thornbury And we ain't goin' back @DMPhelps Thanks! Has been on my reading list for some time now. #TooMuchToRead"...whereas the capacity to act without reacting, without involvement, is the special gift of “detached” literate man." Marshall McLuhan 2/2"Oral cultures act and react simultaneously..." 1/2"Terror is the normal state of any oral society, for in it everything affects everything all the time" - Marshall McLuhan Feel familiar?
8/18
2017
The big U.S. cities with fastest-growing economies: 1. Grand Rapids 2. Orlando 3. Nashville… https://t.co/u8d5YPvP9C
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8/17
2017
@RickDeVos Great man! I loved his wisdom and listening to him! He true public servant for West MI and all of the US
Retweeted by Rick DeVosSad to hear of the passing of Vern Ehlers. A good, dedicated man who represented West Michigan well for many years. https://t.co/2IZwkbLik2And to be clear I think all cable news channels are worth replacing in public spaces. Fox, CNN, MSNBC, etc. just turn off the squawking. @dylanized Replace them all.The Apple TV screen savers are a gorgeous example of what's possible. Could watch them for long periods of time.It's a small mystery why no forward-thinking airline (that I know of) has ditched CNN in their lounges in favor of beautiful film of flightThink about how much more pleasant public spaces would be without the horrible squawking of cable news and its elder demo commercials.Channels: 1. Journeys in the air 2. Journeys in the water 3. Journeys over land 4. Continuously changing vistas (rivers, harbors, etc)A Wikipedia overview of what Slow TV is https://t.co/o9FSbLMI80Who wants to start some Slow TV cable channels & build a groundswell of support for showing them in lobbies & waiting areas instead of CNN.@MOVE_Systems will be moving all its manufacturing from China to West Michigan. https://t.co/nbUyU2FWfQ
Retweeted by Rick DeVosFood cart maker @MOVE_Systems to invest $13.3 million, adds 27 jobs in West Michigan https://t.co/HRd3evhBIahttps://t.co/I3g6ooAe9c
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThese carts (mobile kitchens) are going to revolutionize food experiences in urban environments. Thrilled to be an… https://t.co/4uBi2drpgGThis morning we are telling folks about how @MOVE_Systems is building mobile food carts in Grand Rapids for New Yor… https://t.co/I73wWwkn3EI maintain an unrivaled ability to find myself directly behind folk who are comically incapable of operating automated parking ramp machines
8/16
2017
👀Look Closely👀 It's a gif of a plane landing on an aircraft carrier at night. https://t.co/Oy2rq4NnhC
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8/7
2017
A sobering read. Technology itself, not "content," fundamentally shapes and changes people and culture. https://t.co/JCBn8fqspU
8/4
2017
The Queen of England enjoys four cocktails every day. https://t.co/pjwNTcT3gV https://t.co/o5AcNys1sv
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7/31
2017
Home Depot Releases New Bluetooth Cordless Hose https://t.co/clGkv0Yyuz https://t.co/Ifzl4TJZZk
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7/30
2017
That thing when you search a room furiously for an item you are holding in your hand.
7/27
2017
@AwesomeMichigan Unfortunately no, haven't been in years!Man arrested for drunkenly walking on Maine road wearing clown mask, brandishing machete taped to his amputated arm… https://t.co/MxC1E78WU6
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7/26
2017
So many advances in neti pot/nasal irrigation design and technology these days. Very exciting. What a time to be alive.
7/25
2017
Silverado https://t.co/43GSsWzt3q
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7/24
2017
Raspberries are magic.Thanks for the clarification, Dad. https://t.co/Y2ulMh7sJV
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7/23
2017
@AdinSpencer Yes @david_shane Ah! Ha! I hadn't seen this. Crazy. Thanks! @david_shane Bad for BA but system would be fine. We are woefully blind to systemic risk, take the grid completely and utterly for granted.The risk becomes greater as we become more "efficient." Centralized functions with just-in-time delivery are fragil… https://t.co/vRbAeB6bf2
7/22
2017
Satire is dead, Exhibit 62,457,387 https://t.co/PnYBDrKYES
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7/21
2017
Just found out that my alma mater (Cal Poly) actually put a commemorative plaque next to the restroom where I recor… https://t.co/iE2vUzLj5a
Retweeted by Rick DeVosSome very cool things coming together for @ArtPrize this year https://t.co/RsHHgXz6rj
7/20
2017
The Romanov family was assassinated #OnThisDay 1918. https://t.co/is0MgS7RXa
Retweeted by Rick DeVos @heymiller This was tweeted after my drive was completed!This is an enjoyable "driving a car in the morning" song https://t.co/ArBlGXUoeh
7/17
2017
Video of the Day: Experience a morning jog above Tokyo with #GoProAthlete @iamthejasonpaul for Episode 3 of his ser… https://t.co/SXn7JZkmGR
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7/14
2017
At my son's 10th birthday party, he insisted on teaching his friends to make a testudo formation. https://t.co/w8NPUWev4b
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7/8
2017
My favorite fireworks video is still the one where they all went off at once and it looks like the world is ending https://t.co/aHbfvqscnvBeing British in America today. #FourthOfJuly https://t.co/q7QNMJW5or
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThomas Jefferson was 33 when he penned the Declaration of Independence. 33! Khloe Kardashian & Jonah Hill are 33. https://t.co/XmdoF8ykNr
Retweeted by Rick DeVosHappy Independence Day!
7/4
2017
@hiawathajohnson @jstalnaker1 Door County is nice (was there last summer) but Michigan has the beaches.Michigan Summer > Any Other Summer
7/3
2017
@prezcannady Haha ok then! @prezcannady The mindset is all about "saving people from themselves." @prezcannady Further developments regarding the exchange we had the other week: https://t.co/PmDGWruZvr
6/27
2017
Congrats to the Kiwis! #AmericasCup
6/26
2017
Orca slams sea lion with its tail https://t.co/WzEghOgKYK
Retweeted by Rick DeVosRidiculous garbage, but our collective frogs will continue to slowly boil. https://t.co/k3otAdzgDB @5x5night It's so cool how much value is created for everyone when you combine a simple framework/platform with ind… https://t.co/yKrLWUPwxILove that things like this are happening in West Michigan and so pleased that @5x5night continues to have an impact! https://t.co/wArFg6sZtr
6/25
2017
Who we spend our time with at each stage in life https://t.co/2hH5iv3GrJ via @atlascharts https://t.co/8w56n15PtH
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6/24
2017
I don't know what's funnier the baby elephant chasing the birds, or when he fell and ran to his mom😭😂💀 https://t.co/sGSYOaQnEz
Retweeted by Rick DeVosFalcon 9 first stage has landed on Of Course I Still Love You—second successful launch and landing of a flight-proven booster.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe Amish are fascinating https://t.co/oluRE0JRcE~60 minutes until Falcon 9 launch of BulgariaSat-1. Webcast will go live about 15 minutes before liftoff → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z
Retweeted by Rick DeVosKill them all. https://t.co/5Z0rYrqRZcCharmin’s ‘Van-Go’ Is An On-Demand Toilet Roaming NYC https://t.co/LK1yCQAAHw https://t.co/yqp51J2T6M
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAmazon dreams of a giant drone "beehive" that could live in your neighborhood https://t.co/OQf6dkUBb4 https://t.co/4ZXwrL3RK4
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Narrative Activist" is a term that I haven't seen used before, but it seems like a useful way to describe what many people are doing.Making a conscious effort to use the shruggy minimizer "no problem" less and "you're welcome" more. @walterolson The abstract & individual POV is an outgrowth of how literate/print culture shaped us. Now disappearin… https://t.co/bDlFAGQC1a"all communication is reduced to the slogans of ideological tribalism." Sadly I believe this will continue/intensify https://t.co/MEBZdwwSdg
6/23
2017
Very cute https://t.co/rhq9xOWAbxMeanwhile, the latest kids toy craze in China is tiny crossbows that shoot toothpicks and nails (!!!) https://t.co/34qo9PSZBn
6/22
2017
Well, it's all downhill from here you guys. #SummerSolstice https://t.co/KCwTXQfuCv"I'm afraid of having a nuanced opinion" https://t.co/weW56Gp4muThe drum solo in Nine Inch Nails "The Perfect Drug" is 25 seconds of pure awesomeness.
6/21
2017

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