"Organizing tenants" by rallying them against invisible enemies!

The FMTA is so desperate to get support that they like to create boogeymen so that they can claim the need for tenants to rally behind them to save the rights of all tenants. And they don't mind the paid memberships they get out of this either.

What proves the extreme extent of their continuing hypocrisy is the disclaimer they put on their message board both at the end of their front page and at the end of every message including these ones that violate these same stated policies. I have included it verbatim at the end of these three postings.

Of course that pales next to the fact that they are quite open in their willingness of sharing the private information of tenants with landlords, see tenants' privacy. As you can see from the third posting by Dan McIntyre himself that he and the FMTA are very friendly with the landlords.

These postings that attack people, real or imagined people, on the basis of claimed psychiatric problems in very derogatory manners are in violation of the Human Rights Code, and the Antidiscrimination Antiharassment agreement they and all contractors must sign with the city to get their money, over $400,000 a year for the FMTA. You can also see Dan's ignorance from his use of "are" when he clearly mean "our".


As of October 4, 2009, these postings remain on the FMTA's blog. Dan McIntyre, the top employee at the FMTA, is also the "board administrator" and wrote the "Mod. Note," the moderators note. Here are the postings on their message board:

Landlords

Posted by Internet Expert on 8/3/2009, 10:27 am
Message modified by board administrator 8/3/2009, 7:34 pm

Watching the landlords board it has become very clear and I have traced it down that a quisling has been posting there to cause a war between tenants and the reasonable landlords like Bob.

This quisling in our midst is so adamant that he wants to succeed with his business that he will do anything to help his friends the landlords even if it means hurting thousands of tenants.

His diseased mind has led him to post there with many fake names pretending to be tenants to outrage the landlords and give them a lot of detailed advice as to how to destroy the tenants movement.

Let all tenants instead stand in solidarity behind this website and the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations and he will only succeed in uniting us all.

Together we are strong!

Re: Landlords

Posted by Pat on 8/6/2009, 12:16 pm, in reply to "Landlords"
Message modified by board administrator 8/6/2009, 12:55 pm

It is clear this tenant or two who want to hurt all other tenants and help the landlords are sickos.

Don't underestimate their mental problems.

How can we get them the treatment they so desperately need? Is there some place we can report them so that somebody will investigate them and independently assess their mental health so they can get the treatment and medication they so deperately need?

Is there any authority we can report him/them to so that they can monitor their internet activities or get a court order to ban them and their websites from the internet?

These twisted souls obviously don't have enough insight and intelligence to seek the treatment they need. How do we get it for them?

Mod. Note - mental health issues are serious and many people have them.....the problem here is how do you stop people from anonymously using the internet for harm....in the old days they had no such forum.....and in public, these men are seen for what they are and not taken seriously...I guess are challenge is to not take them seriously on the internet.....the recent problem being that they have been allowed on another board and they had a field day stirring up trouble.

Re: Landlords

Posted by Dan McIntyre on 8/3/2009, 11:48 pm, in reply to "Landlords"
Message modified by board administrator 8/3/2009, 7:34 pm

Well, there may be more than one quisling. I think it is very sad how some people have abused this amazing thing called the internet.

Those quislings could not bother this discussion board any more, but they found a home over there. Looks like Bob may be finally dealing with them. I noticed some of the personal attacks on me were removed. And a new site seems imminent.

Some may find it strange that I think it is a good idea for landlords to have a discussion board. Well, of course I cant stop it any way, but in fact it is in our interests to have better informed landlords who follow the rules and hopefully treat their rent paying tenants fairly.

Our job will continue to be to help tenants learn their rights and responsibilities and to help them defend themselves, and to hopefully achieve better tenant legislation. Of course, tenants arent in the business of being tenants - although some of us do work in the field.

At the end of the day...or I mean at the first of the month, the vast majority of us pay the rent. And plenty of it.

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