Claims – akidfromakron

Today she’s fielding phone calls from a woman whose veteran son was committed to a non-VA psychiatric facility, but he doesn’t want to be at the facility because he, a severe-PTSD sufferer, was already paranoid before one of the other resident loons threatened to kill him, and anyway he fought for his fucking country and they promised they wouldn’t abandon him and he swears to God he will have to kill himself if the VA doesn’t put him in with the other soldiers. Another veteran’s wife calls from the parking lot of a diner to which she fled when her husband looked like he was going to boil over in rage. Another woman’s husband had a service dog die in the night, and the death smell in the morning triggered an episode she worries will end in him hurting himself or someone else if she doesn’t get him into a VA hospital, and the closest major clinic is four hours away and she is eight and a half months pregnant and got three hours of sleep, and the clinic’s website says its case manager position for veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan is currently unstaffed, anyway.

Today she’s fielding phone calls

This is an factual claim, as it is describing what the worker is doing in their day. It talks about what the worker is doing on that specific day, but never mentions if it is out of the ordinary from what they normally do, or if this is a daily occurrence for them.

he doesn’t want to be at the facility because he, a severe-PTSD sufferer, was already paranoid before one of the other resident loons threatened to kill him, and anyway he fought for his fucking country and they promised they wouldn’t abandon him and he swears to God he will have to kill himself if the VA doesn’t put him in with the other soldiers

This is an comparative claim because it is describing a situation in which a patient with PTSD claims that he will take certain actions if others are not. This situation is comparing to what might happen if the actions are taken or not.

Another woman’s husband had a service dog die in the night, and the death smell in the morning triggered an episode she worries will end in him hurting himself or someone else if she doesn’t get him into a VA hospital

This is a causal claim, since the service dog’s death is being used as a cause for triggering an episode to the veteran. It is also a prediction by the wife as to what will happen to the husband as a result of this.

the closest major clinic is four hours away and she is eight and a half months pregnant and got three hours of sleep”

This is a factual claim, as they are indisputable figures and they exist beyond doubt. It could be mistaken as a quantitative claim, but there is no comparison to other clinic distances, or anything relating to other people. In this claim, the author is describing the hardships a woman has to go through dealing with her husband’s PTSD.

the clinic’s website says its case manager position for veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan is currently unstaffed, anyway

This is a causal claim because it somewhat touches on cause and effect. The veteran’s wife wanted to bring her husband into a VA hospital, but is not having success, noting that the VA office is understaffed anyway. This claim offers insight as to why the wife is having troubles with getting her husband the help that she wants him to get, which is the VA’s office being understaffed.

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