“Way up north, and nearly as west as you can go, in Ferry County, Washington, there’s a little town with no stoplights by the name of Republic. “- Factual claim because this can be proven
“There’s an abundance of parks and lakes and campgrounds”– catagorical claim
““Yeah,” a county commissioner says, squinting against the afternoon sun, speaking of the high proportion of Vietnam veterans who live here, “they wanted to get away from society. And for the most part, they’ve blended in really well.”” – atributive claim because its taking anothers words
“Back in the ’90s, Danna served three counties and some 5,000 former soldiers via the center she founded, established nonprofit status for, and got the VA to recognize and reimburse. A 2000 VA budget crunch led to her clinic’s contract being terminated—and her husband’s disability pay ended when he killed himself in 2001. “– factual claims becuase these can be reserched and proven
“ VVW now has more modest but no less determined facilities: a camouflage-painted mobile home planted among tree-dotted hills. Today, VVW is dedicating a new, second building, a log safe house open 24 hours a day so vets who feel themselves becoming episodic have someplace to go”-Catagorical claim because its catagorizing these things as determined facilities
“Between 200 and 300 people show up, a big turnout in a county of 7,500 spread over 2,000 square miles”– factual claim because it can be proven
“She tells me that VVW’s No. 1 priority has always been helping vets figure out how to get their benefits.”- ethical or moral claim becuase its claiming they are doing all they can
“Danna says, meaning the wife—nearly all the vets around here are men—”NEEDS therapy.””- evaluative claim/ moral and ethical claim becuase its saying they need thearapy.
“ and that it’s harder for veterans to get better if their spouses don’t get treated. “– evaluative claim theres no proof to this statement
“ Hofstra professor Motta says, while “a simple Google search [of the research] would tell you that the children of traumatized people have problems, the VA doesn’t wanna spend the money”- casual claim because hes just stating that traumatic people create more traumatic people
“ the VA already is footing some $600 million worth of PTSD treatment for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan*”– factual claim this can be proven
“232 vet centers that offer general readjustment services”– factual claim can be proven
“Caleb alone, just in disability checks, not even including any of his treatment or his numerous prescriptions, will cost the VA $1.7 million if he lives until he’s 80.”- factual claim because this can be proven
You’re missing Claims here, PinkMonkey.
Hofstra professor Motta says, while “a simple Google search [of the research] would tell you that the children of traumatized people have problems, the VA doesn’t wanna spend the money”
Causal claim because he’s just stating that traumatic people create more traumatic people.
—First, the claim is Attributive, since the Author is passing along the opinion of someone else, not personally owning it.
—It’s a Credibility Claim too, since it credentials Motta as a Hofstra professor.
—Motta makes an Evaluative Claim with “a simple Google search,” which indicates the facts are obvious and easy to find.
—When he does so, he’s making an Ethical Claim as well, since the need is obvious, and he CONCLUDES that the VA must be deliberately ignoring the problem out of stinginess.
Feel free to Revise your other observations for a Regrade, PinkMonkey.