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No Gasoline Without 'COVID Papers'? It’s Already Happening in Some Parts of the World

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No Gasoline Without 'COVID Papers'? It’s Already Happening in Some Parts of the World​

Monday, November 22nd 2021 at 3:30 pm
Written By: Jon Miltimore

Slovenia's regulation forbidding people without 'COVID certificates' from pumping fuel shows governments are getting increasingly creative in their coercion.

It's hard to know what's real and what's fake on the internet these days. So when I stumbled on a Twitter post that claimed automobile drivers in Slovenia were forbidden from pumping gas without a COVID certificate, I was skeptical.

All the tweets I found were screenshots of a single story published by TV N1 Zagreb, a news partner of CNN. Attempts to find information of this alleged regulation on the Slovenian government's website didn't go well (I don't read Slovenian!), but I was able to find another story published by a separate Slovenian news organization.

Unfortunately, it appears the story is not a Twitter hoax. TV N1 Zagreb offers these details.

"Most petrol suppliers, including the Ljubljana-based Petrol, which operates the largest number of petrol stations in the country, are rigorously applying the new restrictions, adopted on Saturday, activating fuel dispensers only after a driver presents a certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or have tested negative," the news network reports.

TV N1 Zagreb reports that the new rule will not impact drivers making international trips.



No Papers, No Gas!
Sad as it may be, you read the above lines correctly. To pump gas, drivers evidently must show proof that they "have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or have tested negative."

TV N1 reports that the new rules were implemented due to rising case numbers. Like many countries around the world--and some US states--Slovenia has seen its fall 2021 case numbers exceed those of 2020, even though a majority of its population is vaccinated.

And just like many other countries around the world, politicians are resorting to unseemly tactics to coerce individuals into taking their desired actions. In 2020, it was lockdowns. In 2021, it's vaccine mandates.

Indeed, in some ways skepticism of the veracity of the story was completely unjustified. After all, telling citizens they can't fill their cars with gas if they don't present their COVID papers is little different than telling them they can't eat in a restaurant, workout in the gym, or even go to work if they don't take the state's preferred steps.

In fact, Slovenia's actions--as authoritarian and ill-advised as they may be--are actually less draconian in at least one important way than those in the United States. The Slovenian government, quite rationally, allows for evidence of previous COVID infection to qualify as being immunized, unlike many orders in the United States.

'For the Good of Its Victims'
Slovenia's actions may be unusual, frightening, and immoral, but it's important to understand they aren't the exception in today's political order; they are the rule.

While Australia's virtual police state has perhaps received the most attention, such tactics continue to be adopted by other countries around the world. On Monday, the New York Times reported, Austria "began a targeted lockdown against unvaccinated people, confining adults and minors ages 12 and older to their homes."

Around the world governments, for the first time in modern history, are violating the civil liberties of perfectly healthy individuals to combat a respiratory virus. That these policies are being carried out for the supposed good of those they oppress hardly matters.

"Many of the most monstrous deeds in human history have been perpetrated in the name of doing good--in pursuit of some 'noble' goal," FEE founder Leonard Read once observed. "They illustrate the fallacy that the end justifies the means."

The carnage of the 20th century--the bloodiest century in human history--shows us what happens when central planners try to use state coercion to advance a collective good. The soft tyranny of modern government, much like the horrors of modern socialism, brings to mind a dark quote from C.S. Lewis on the tyranny humanity should most fear.



"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive," Lewis once observed. "It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.



 

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In fact, Slovenia's actions--as authoritarian and ill-advised as they may be--are actually less draconian in at least one important way than those in the United States. The Slovenian government, quite rationally, allows for evidence of previous COVID infection to qualify as being immunized, unlike many orders in the United States.
It is still BULLSCHIFF of the highest order. :Grrr: :Grrr: :Grrr: :totally steamed::totally steamed::totally steamed:
 

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I think this is evidence that the COVID rules are pushed from a level higher than the (symbolic) governments of Earth. The governments of Earth are not at the top. They follow orders from above.
 

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No Gasoline Without 'COVID Papers'? It’s Already Happening in Some Parts of the World​

Monday, November 22nd 2021 at 3:30 pm
Written By: Jon Miltimore

Slovenia's regulation forbidding people without 'COVID certificates' from pumping fuel shows governments are getting increasingly creative in their coercion.

It's hard to know what's real and what's fake on the internet these days. So when I stumbled on a Twitter post that claimed automobile drivers in Slovenia were forbidden from pumping gas without a COVID certificate, I was skeptical.

All the tweets I found were screenshots of a single story published by TV N1 Zagreb, a news partner of CNN. Attempts to find information of this alleged regulation on the Slovenian government's website didn't go well (I don't read Slovenian!), but I was able to find another story published by a separate Slovenian news organization.

Unfortunately, it appears the story is not a Twitter hoax. TV N1 Zagreb offers these details.

"Most petrol suppliers, including the Ljubljana-based Petrol, which operates the largest number of petrol stations in the country, are rigorously applying the new restrictions, adopted on Saturday, activating fuel dispensers only after a driver presents a certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or have tested negative," the news network reports.

TV N1 Zagreb reports that the new rule will not impact drivers making international trips.



No Papers, No Gas!
Sad as it may be, you read the above lines correctly. To pump gas, drivers evidently must show proof that they "have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or have tested negative."

TV N1 reports that the new rules were implemented due to rising case numbers. Like many countries around the world--and some US states--Slovenia has seen its fall 2021 case numbers exceed those of 2020, even though a majority of its population is vaccinated.

And just like many other countries around the world, politicians are resorting to unseemly tactics to coerce individuals into taking their desired actions. In 2020, it was lockdowns. In 2021, it's vaccine mandates.

Indeed, in some ways skepticism of the veracity of the story was completely unjustified. After all, telling citizens they can't fill their cars with gas if they don't present their COVID papers is little different than telling them they can't eat in a restaurant, workout in the gym, or even go to work if they don't take the state's preferred steps.

In fact, Slovenia's actions--as authoritarian and ill-advised as they may be--are actually less draconian in at least one important way than those in the United States. The Slovenian government, quite rationally, allows for evidence of previous COVID infection to qualify as being immunized, unlike many orders in the United States.

'For the Good of Its Victims'
Slovenia's actions may be unusual, frightening, and immoral, but it's important to understand they aren't the exception in today's political order; they are the rule.

While Australia's virtual police state has perhaps received the most attention, such tactics continue to be adopted by other countries around the world. On Monday, the New York Times reported, Austria "began a targeted lockdown against unvaccinated people, confining adults and minors ages 12 and older to their homes."

Around the world governments, for the first time in modern history, are violating the civil liberties of perfectly healthy individuals to combat a respiratory virus. That these policies are being carried out for the supposed good of those they oppress hardly matters.

"Many of the most monstrous deeds in human history have been perpetrated in the name of doing good--in pursuit of some 'noble' goal," FEE founder Leonard Read once observed. "They illustrate the fallacy that the end justifies the means."

The carnage of the 20th century--the bloodiest century in human history--shows us what happens when central planners try to use state coercion to advance a collective good. The soft tyranny of modern government, much like the horrors of modern socialism, brings to mind a dark quote from C.S. Lewis on the tyranny humanity should most fear.



"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive," Lewis once observed. "It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.



I'm surprised the people in whatever 3rd world country have not decided to burn the whole f'ckn thing down.

There are a variety of approaches that you can take in dealing with things, the one that jumps out at me is Russia during WWII going scorched earth. Either you kill the parasite or you suffer a slow death. You choose.
 

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it's gonna create some havoc if everyone who wants to get fuel, has to go see the cashier...

i think that was one reason they put the card readers out at the pump, was to cut down on the employees it takes to run a station during a shift

where i was at, it was one...

that's about as thankless of a job as i've ever had
 

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Agreed. You'd think the "friendly swath of gimme" shoppers would wipe those places clean, groups of 10 or more make a strategic lap once inside and remove all the high caffeine drinks, donuts, beer, Twinkies, etc but leave the 3 week old spinning hotdogs...may want the gas station sushi!
 

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Agreed. You'd think the "friendly swath of gimme" shoppers would wipe those places clean, groups of 10 or more make a strategic lap once inside and remove all the high caffeine drinks, donuts, beer, Twinkies, etc but leave the 3 week old spinning hotdogs...may want the gas station sushi!
the only hazard i can see: some of those cashiers are ex-cons of some type and may have no problems taking anyone down, some would probably grin while they did it...

short story:
the owner of the site i worked, decided he needed more merchandise in the store, so, he installed 8 foot high display shelves...the theft rate went up, the beer runs increased...he just didn't want to listen as the crew told him theft was going to increase because we're no longer able to see across the store...it was a three aisle store with coolers in the 'back' and along the outer walls...about 20' from the register and we couldn't see them

where i worked, no one chased anyone who stole anything...it didn't happen often, theft / beer runs, but i told them not to risk themselves for the owners greed...no one ever got hurt either
 

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it's gonna create some havoc if everyone who wants to get fuel, has to go see the cashier...

i think that was one reason they put the card readers out at the pump, was to cut down on the employees it takes to run a station during a shift

where i was at, it was one...

that's about as thankless of a job as i've ever had
I expect they'll put one of those smartphone scan-patches on your Department of Compliancy COVIDIOCY Passport.

You have to scan it every time you buy gas. And then report where you had been since your last tankful.

And woe unto you if your Travel Report doesn't match what the Smartphone Tracker reported.
 

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it's gonna create some havoc if everyone who wants to get fuel, has to go see the cashier...
Well, the "cashier" could go out to the customer.

And...I dunno...maybe, pump the gas, and wash the windshield?

Like they did in the 1960s.
 

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I expect they'll put one of those smartphone scan-patches on your Department of Compliancy COVIDIOCY Passport.

You have to scan it every time you buy gas. And then report where you had been since your last tankful.

And woe unto you if your Travel Report doesn't match what the Smartphone Tracker reported.
i'd become a criminal so fast, they wouldn't know where i went...
 

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but leave the 3 week old spinning hotdogs..
On the good side all the chemicals are burned out of those hotdogs by then.

only after a driver presents a certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or have tested negative," the news network reports.
That is more fair than Herr FAUCI, and Bidet want to do.
 

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I think this is evidence that the COVID rules are pushed from a level higher than the (symbolic) governments of Earth. The governments of Earth are not at the top. They follow orders from above.
You're damn right it is! Whoever dictated the Australian Army to put people in concentration camps is ultimately working for the same group as the whoever who dictated Slovenians to have vaccine passports at gas stations. There is a global shadow government behind all of this. No doubt about it.
 

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It would be difficult to implement in the USA due to practical constraints, as others have noted.
It would work best with smart phone passports and some new hardware at the pump, but that might take years to work out.
I read that at the very busy US-Mexico border near Tijuana Mexico, the US border officials are not checking Covid status, for people in cars.
They just wave the car through.
We are talking about millions (of cars/passengers) per year (I think.)
I suppose that it is not practical to check everybody and there may be other reasons.
 

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Well, the "cashier" could go out to the customer.

And...I dunno...maybe, pump the gas, and wash the windshield?

Like they did in the 1960s.
Orygun law - you cannot pump your own gas, except into a motorcycle or boat. You can pump your own diesel. The attendant is NOT required to wash your windshield & does/will not do it. :Grrr: :Grrr: :Grrr:
 

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Orygun law - you cannot pump your own gas, except into a motorcycle or boat. You can pump your own diesel. The attendant is NOT required to wash your windshield & does/will not do it. :Grrr: :Grrr: :Grrr:
Ore Gone is not my usual track, but I've been there a few times. Mostly by murdersickle. Most of those "attendants" I wouldn't want touching even my gas cap.

We've come a long way...

 

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Ore Gone is not my usual track, but I've been there a few times. Mostly by murdersickle. Most of those "attendants" I wouldn't want touching even my gas cap.

We've come a long way...

They have been known to put the gas nozzle into a rod holder on a boat & put gasoline inside the boat !!! :Grrr: :totally steamed::shit happens: