Murphy's Law

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Murphy's Law

An adage stating, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Murphy's Law is used in business because of the inherent unpredictability of risk.
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At the time of sign-up, a guest fills out an application providing as little or as much information as she's comfortable with: at most, she can inform Finagle of her name, address, birthday, business, names of family members and favorite bagel.
Finagle allows its users to quickly discover thousands of brands in a uniquely visual and relevant way.
"If an elected official attempted to secretly finagle a bill through the Legislature that benefited private industry to the tune of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, the public outrage would be deafening.
Against Bartlett, that whole third quarter (23 points) we just went to him every single time and he was able to finagle himself around the basket and get some hoops."
Of course, pork-barrel spending and fiscal hypocrisy are as old as the legislative branch itself: Abraham Lincoln spent much of his single term in the House trying to finagle money for river and harbor projects in Illinois.
Speaking to reps, he recommended they work the market, get Spanish-speaking employees who can serve the large Latin American community, push products and promote them in a unique manner, work with factories to get the best rates on freight and finagle closeouts, which larger players disdain.
The average American, flooded with reports about the Menendez brothers, the Bobbitts, the trials resulting from the Los Angeles riots, as well as the guests on salacious talk shows, might well conclude that anyone can finagle his or her way to freedom with a sad story and slick attorneys.
But even with a cap on the amount of sales the store can make with the promotion, you have to wonder how she was able to finagle an insurance company into backing such a deal.
The Sun went into Thursday morning with the prediction that "Patrick, DiMasi and Murray will finagle a way to keep the convention vote from taking place."
Two weeks after release, pic took a dive at the box office, though Avati's name may finagle a brief life in the Eurozone.
For two Democratic operatives, who appear to have missed a step or two (and you have to draw such a conclusion, given their inability to finagle themselves out of this nonissue) that is a long, long time to ask them to walk the straight and narrow.
Districts could not disenfranchise minority communities - as did the Boston-area finagle that precipitated the political downfall of House Speaker Thomas M.