Foreign News: Incentive Pay

To eight men, France's labor troubles last week brought a few more days of life. They were murderers, condemned to die by the guillotine. The official executioner, Jules Desfourneaux, went on a one-man strike and refused to execute them. Desfourneaux was holding out for a 15% raise and a bonus for each severed head.


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