The following Op-Ed is written and submitted by Paul Plante.
How many times now have we heard it said by Democrat Joe Biden that for there to be progress, somebody has to be hurt?
Yes, people, as Joe Biden says, and he would know because he is president and presidents know these things, progress is indeed disruptive to the status quo and as we will soon see from the New York Daily News article “E-bike battery blaze in Queens kills man and hospitalizes 10 others: FDNY” by Nicholas Williams and Thomas Tracy on January 21, 2023, progress, especially the “green” progress being pushed by Joe Biden to save the galaxy and universe from global warming, which will make Joe a hero, “green” progress can be quite deadly, as well.
But as Joe says, people, we will not be conquered by things like these, because, well, they happen, how can there be progress afterall if somebody is not hurt, people being hurt a necessary and sure sign that progress is indeed being made, and as a people, and as a nation, we will endure and not only will we endure, but we will emerge from this a better people, a stronger people, a more equitable people and just all-around nice people, which is a win-win-win-win for the nation and Biden regime.
And so that we can see what I am talking about, and the glorious future “GREEN JOE” Biden is leading us into, however reluctantly on our parts, which is why we all need Joe as our leader, let’s go to the story to see what happened and why it is a sure sign of “GREEN PROGRESS”, to wit:
A man was killed and 10 others were hospitalized when a charging e-bike battery sparked a raging Queens fire that tore through a home near LaGuardia airport, police and fire officials said Saturday.
So, okay, yes, somebody did get killed here, but that is part of how progress is achieved, by studying these things and learning from these things, which is how we become a better and stronger people, those of us who survive, anyway, which takes us back for more details, as follows:
The blaze is the first fatal fire sparked by the lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and electric scooters this year, FDNY officials said.
Last year, six people died in fires caused by these batteries.
“How many places have caught on fire because of these things?” stunned neighbor Anette Ruiz asked as she looked over pieces of the burned e-bike scattered on the ground outside the scorched brick-faced home.
“It’s very dangerous and they continue to sell these things,” Ruiz, 26, said.
“At the end of the day it’s harmful and people can lose their life.”
But with run-away global warming that threatens to wipe us all out in the next year or so if we don’t go GREEN ON STEROIDS, that is a small price to have to pay.
Going back for more details, we have:
A charging e-bike in the first-floor hallway of the 89th St. home in Jackson Heights exploded into flames around 11 p.m. Friday, officials said.
“[It] sounded like pops from the backyard,” neighbor Steve Gutierrez said.
“I saw the black smoke coming from back there.”
A moment later, building residents were running into the street, Gutierrez, 23, recalled.
“They were calling for a ladder in Spanish,” he remembered.
“Once I saw the fire get on the electrical wiring, that’s when I was like ‘Ok, let’s get everyone out of the house.’”
The burning e-bike was next to a first-floor staircase when it caught fire, FDNY officials said.
The resulting inferno was so intense that it burned through the first-floor and second-floor staircases, causing them to collapse as firefighters entered the building.
With the staircases burned through, firefighters had to bring in portable ladders to get up to the second and third floors as the fire raged around them.
Firefighters found a man in his 60s on the second floor of the three-story home suffering from smoke inhalation.
He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he died.
The victim’s name has not been released as cops try to track down family members.
Six other residents of the home — which included a 57-year-old woman, a 45-year-old man and a 33-year-old man — who were rescued from the building, were taken to area hospitals with smoke inhalation, but were expected to recover.
Four firefighters suffered minor injuries as the staircases they were on collapsed around them, an FDNY official said.
About 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which took about an hour to snuff out.
The fire threatened to spread to other homes, but was contained before it damaged any other addresses, firefighters said.
So, okay, people, yes, there was a fire and yes, somebody died as a result, and a lot of other people are now homeless, but that is the price of freedom from global warming and CO2, people.
Before that E-bike battery exploded and burned down the house, think how much CO2 it kept from going into the environment and causing global warming which could kill us all, while this fire only killed one person, which takes us back for more details, to wit:
Lithium-ion batteries were responsible for more than 200 fires in the city last year, FDNY officials said.
About 140 people have been hurt and six people have been killed in these fires, authorities said.
That’s more than double the number of lithium-ion battery fires the FDNY saw in 2021, when 100 fires were linked to e-bike and scooter batteries.
The FDNY has repeatedly warned about the dangers of placing e-bikes and scooters near staircases, which would cut off means of escape if they catch fire.
Fire officials have also cautioned against allowing the batteries to charge overnight.
Most of the batteries that spark fires are pre-owned and resold and not compatible with a new device or have been damaged by repeated wear and tear on the roads.
Some landlords, as well as several colleges, have banned lithium-ion battery-propelled scooters and e-bikes from their buildings because of the potential dangers.
The City Council is also considering legislation to regulate the sale of the batteries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sent a letter to 2,000 manufacturers and importers of e-bikes and other e-devices late last year urging them to comply with relevant safety standards due to an uptick in fires.
And there we have it, people – signs of progress in the bold new GREEN WORLD of American president Joseph Robinette Biden, Junior, a true AMERICAN HERO if there ever was one!