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Rick DeVos @RickDeVos Grand Rapids, Michigan

Founder of @StartGarden & @ArtPrize, Proud Michigander-anian, Investor, Reader, Helicopter Pilot, Sailor, Traveler, Photographer, Curious Individual.

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Joined Twitter 1/17/07

Chip card readers are the hand dryers of financial transactions
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"Two people can be using the same word, meaning different things, yet continue the conversation" @jake_bro Biggest mover would be quick FDA certification of alternatives because right now it's functionally a monopoly. @jake_bro Inherently lower-cost channel--sitting on a shelf & bought directly by customer vs. contacting a Dr. for Rx, handled by pharmacistGrandstanding politicians and crony capitalist regulatory capture. Just delightful."Simply put, the government is providing Mylan with a great deal of price protection in two key ways."
Grand Rapids has liberalized its food truck regulations and that's a very good thing for entrepreneurs and our city is highly gratifying.
Very tasty i'm dead
Retweeted by Rick DeVosFeels like Summer is basically over, and that is sad. @Pv @johndurant In Michigan your first bird (for your first 2 years) can only be a Red Tailed Hawk or a Kestrel, and you must trap it. @Pv @johndurant Excellent @Pv Never been into fishing myself, and falconry is a big time commitment, but it's fun to learn and dream. @Pv I highly, highly recommend picking up a copy and taking a look. Classic. @Pv So awesome. Did you ever have this book? @Pv Were you inspired by My Side of the Mountain?
@james_ka_smith I definitely don't have the time for it, but it's very, very intriguing.Pretty excited about tonight's reading materials. like our Canada invasion training exercise went off without a hitch
Well that's nice particularly surprising look at top EDM DJ earnings
Oh all they do is prevent an apocalypse? That all? Why would we need that? Excellent point.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosProbably no correlation between erratic polling and the growing hordes of people eager to get other people fired for holding Wrong opinions.Making Rum today and drinking it too! #NationalRumDay #MISpirits
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The many colors of the diving pool at the Rio Olympics Maria Lenk Aquatics Center [OC] #da
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Retweeted by Rick DeVosDon't do this. Lochte and three teammates robbed in taxi hold-up by men posing as police #Rio2016
Retweeted by Rick DeVosInteresting little read taking a skeptical look at the history of Zoning is just the start. Good ideas that attract the attention of even 1 in 10000 globally are feasible in a way they never were before.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBitcoin could not have happened without a scaled Internet. A tiny fraction worldwide thought it was a good idea, and started running nodes.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe Internet is interesting because you get the benefits of scale (find rare people of like mind) without many of the costs.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosPart of why the frontier is so important. Leave the old society, break their rules, fail or succeed as you may, but gain the freedom to try.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosFreedom may be inversely correlated with population density. More people, more feet to step on, more rules.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosClose-to-successful ideas that are killed by a regulator soon spring up in another host, with tweaks that require the agency to chase anew.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe assumption was that it'd just be Boeing and Airbus. Not 1000 drone startups with high risk tolerances and independent budgets.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe American regulatory state was built to work with a small number of big companies. The 1000-headed startup hydra confounds it, scares it.
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baby pangolins always look like they're waiting to nervously ask you to prom
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Katie Ledecky is amazing."the sense that time is inexorably moving towards a kind of human utopia""not your countrymen, they’re aliens whose bizarre emotions you must attempt occasionally to anticipate and manage." elegant little rack system"a growing number of Venezuelans aren’t leaving home to chase dreams, but to escape a nightmare." @twdrenth Yeah, the reality show confessional can grate. "Community" was a good example of a single camera comedy without confessional. @twdrenth Interesting. The classic sitcom format just feels super dated to me. "I'm making a joke! Listen, people are laughing!"Delicious. Though wish it was a 1 camera show, not a multi camera laugh track sitcom. is a very cool Michigan-based company developing some fantastic drone delivery technology. Check it out: on Ruby Tuesday's earnings call pretended to be Bud Fox from 'Wall Street' and asked about Harambe
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Retweeted by Rick DeVosI'm pretty sure you could cut the air this morning with a butter knife. I'll take it over anything in February though. #Humidity #Michigan
CBC announcer calls entire Olympic event as though Ryan Lochte is winning instead of Michael Phelps. Oh, Canada.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosI really enjoy that the little avatar chyron NBC is using for Michael Phelps is the #PhelpsFace scowl.Rogue One looks good. Can't wait to see it.Study: Some sharks alive today were born before George Washington
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe breakthrough of Cupping into popular consciousness will clearly go down as THE defining event of the otherwise very boring & normal 2016Parents think they're clever putting their kids in Mandarin immersion, but due to Phelps the future clearly belongs to speakers of Dolphin.Michael Phelps is the crucial link, leading our species' return to the oceans.Little known fact: Michael Phelps is actually part dolphin.AHHHHH THE SWIMMING. PHELPS!!!Great little piece about @marinamaral2's amazing digital color revitalizations film in the top 10 of the BO so far in 2016 is either a. about talking animals, or b. a comic book adaptation Obvs should have just called the police. I'm sure they would have made it before everyone bled out. John Williams Olympics theme is just great. new Massive Attack track featuring Hope Sandoval? Yes yes yes please. @btenharmsel1 4-5ishI seem to encounter large, conspicuous platters of cookies only on fasting days...but back to the water bottle I go.
The Athlete Alone to the future. What a time to be alive. you use a word to describe everything, it eventually describes nothing.When a noise is constant it fades into the background.Fast & Furious 8 filming in Cleveland. Imagine if you weren't aware and suddenly saw this:
Retweeted by Rick DeVosSounds lovely. After all, the Nomenklatura must have dachas to occasionally rest from fighting the Revolution.'s largest aircraft "the Flying Bum" prepares for first flight: #design
Retweeted by Rick DeVosKids, don't teach your parents new words that they're likely to use accidentally & inaccurately on national TV
"Playing croquet ironically. Playing cornhole ironically, also. 2 different kinds of irony in 1 grden party. Droll!""Holding hairless arms with many bracelets over heaping plates of fruit."
Pan American Boeing 377 Stratoclipper preparing for an afternoon departure at Honolulu Airport in the late 1950s.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe impact of regulations on supersonic passenger aircraft development! The Airlander! foil fencing is going on right now on NBC if you want to check it out. culture that is Japan very accurate. blanket octopus rips off the Portuguese man o'war's venomous tentacles & uses them for defence.
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Watching beach volleyball and listening to this because #America is extremely awesome and you should give it a try @nickpaste Still newfangled, still don't like it.The big #OlympicFlame kinetic sculpture is cool.Quite certain that despite the tape delay this #OpeningCeremony will never, ever end.NBC executives explain why they didn't broadcast the #OpeningCeremony live from Rio 🤔
Retweeted by Rick DeVosExcited to learn, based on this speech, that the Olympics will be ending the whole Gold, Silver, and Bronze "Winning" thing. So gauche.
Mildly surprised that they put in a shot of Cristo Redentor. Seems highly #Problematic. #OpeningCeremonyI know it's crazy, but this headline is actually not written by The Onion. >>>>>> United. #OpeningCeremonyThe Tonga flagbearer is extremely, extremely oily. #OpeningCeremony