tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN June 27, 2013 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
one little additive tip, when someone is laid out at a drive-through funeral, lay off the horn. whether it's fast food or a last look, jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, president obama's double talk, just how concerned is he about the nsa leaker? plus, the latest from the paula deen scandal. we're going to tell you exactly how much money the controversy is costing her. talk about adding up. and more contentious testimony at the george zimmerman trial today. we go indepth tonight out front, what the prosecution's star witness said. let's go "outfront." depth toni front, what the prosecution's star witness said. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett.
i'm outfront tonight covering your basis. let me start with this morning. this morning, the president said he's not so concerned about this whole thing. >> in terms of u.s. interests, the damage was done with respect to the initial leaks. i'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker. >> i kind of love that. all right? but in the very same speech, after he dismissed the 29-year-old hacker, he then seemed pretty worried about the 29-year-old hacker. here he is. >> i continue to be concerned about the other documents he may have. that's part of the reason why we would like to have mr. snowden in custody. >> so which is it? he gave everything up at the beginning, you're worried about the documents he still has? all right. the president may just be after some 29-year-old hacker but does the hacker have some pretty big
secrets or not? "outfront" tonight, we're talking to retired general wesl wesley clark. i love the look on the president's face when he got annoyed. he's like, you know what, this guy is -- i'm sure there were some expletives in his head, a 29-year-old hacker and i don't want to deal with it. at one point he said everything that was released at the beginning but then he says i'm worried about stuff he may still have. which is it? >> i think the way it came out at the time of the summit meeting with the chinese president, it was hurtful. but on the other hand, there may be some more stuff behind it but the truth is people know what's in there. and the american people are solidly behind the p.r.i.s.m. program and all that's going on. >> yes. >> the american people want protection and most people say, look, if that's what it take, i'm happy.
so i think the president's on very solid ground here. let it work out. edward snowden is going to disappear from the pages of history. >> all right. peter, what do you think? by the way, the president had a factual error. i understand that he had ward snowden is now 30. maybe that would make a big difference. >> he's a 30-year-old spy. he's been charged with espionage. >> he has been charged with espionage. are you confused by what the president is trying to say, that the u.s. looks bad in all of this, i don't give a you know what about this, but then he's still worried. are you confused? >> well, i'm not confused at all. i think the president has confused people and that's unfortunate. we didn't see the questions from the reporters on that. but, look, the president's trying to downplay this. he wants it to go away. he wants to change his story. he wants to focus on his trip to africa. he doesn't want any more guff from international leaders.
imagine if he said something about russia, what putin might come back and say. he's been dist by both russia and china and i think he wants that to stop. >> general clark, it is true, putin has been thumbing his nose at the press. putin likes to do that. >> it's an opportunity to take advantage of -- in politics it would be like a gaffe. this is -- for a statesman, it's like a gaffe. it's where you've been doing something, it comes out like this. every nation does this. what the united states is doing is not any different and probably much less than what china and russia is doing. >> in terms of surveillance itself? >> absolutely. >> what about the president himself? a lot of people say this is a big deal, that he could be sharing secrets with china, whatever he might be doing. >> i'm sure he's not happy about it. he wouldn't like it. you know, in the intelligence business we say, gosh, if they find outsources and methods,
we'll lose the sources and methods. i don't think people are going to stop using the internet or stop making cell phone calls because of snowden. not people here and not people there. >> right. >> so, you know, everybody's doing it. most people know it's been going on all along. >> and what about what the president said, though, about why he's not personally involved in this. he defended that today. here's the president. >> i have not called president shee personally or president putin personally and the reason is, number one, i shouldn't have to. this is something that routinely is dealt with between law enforcement officials in various countries. >> i was just saying to general clark during that sound bite, maybe it's because he's in senegal and not in the united states that he feels -- i mean, that's unusually honest and direct. >> it's direct. it's not something that should be a head of state issue. >> uh-huh. >> it's just not.
>> he also doesn't want to be rebuffed, erin. he doesn't want to be rebuffed either. he's been treated so badly. even ecuador is thumbing their nose at us now. like i said, he wants to downplay this. he doesn't want to do anything provocative. this is no drama obama. he doesn't want it to become a big story. if he says something and there's a repost from another leader, he's going to deal with that. it's something that he wants to make this story go away. >> he doesn't want to be held hostage by a 30-year-old, mr. president hacker, whatever word you want to use. hero trader. that is political in itself. thank you so much the two of you. we appreciate it. catch me if you can saga of edward snowden. president obama is not the only one that seems to be making couldn't tra dikt tree statements. it's all in the words of the beholder. he's been saying things that don't exactly add up and chris
lawrence is "outfront" with that. >> reporter: edward snowden began in switzerland as a newly hired i.t. analyst working for the cia. and if online posts are accurate, that life was an open secret. snowden spilled all, praising the good looks of european women and pining for home when saying european theaters inserted an int mission into the movie "300." >> this is where we fight. >> reporter: users have revealed posts from four to six years ago saying that snowden ranted about switzerland under his online user name the true hooha. you can't get tap water in restaurants. some examples, please. they make you buy it in bottles, glass bottles, 5 bucks a pop. you buy the tap water? hamburgers are $15. according to snowden, they tasted like greasy cardboard and weren't even as good as
mcdonald's. speaking of which, he also posted, jesus christ, are the swiss rich. the bleeping mcdonald's workers make more than i do. they make 50,000 franc a year. all of this from a chat room where anything goes. >> you can think of the guys hanging in the back room of the bar who feel the rest of the bar is a bit too stuffy for them. >> reporter: and the man accused of leaking u.s. secrets apparently hated leakers. wtf new york times. are they trying to start a war? juice sus christ, they are like we can k wikileaks. >> he seemed to have views that were not uncommon in the intelligence community, that leaks are really bad news and that leakers really hurt the u.s. >> reporter: if snowden seemed
rock solid in that belief four years ago. >> the wrongdoing sort of buildings up and you feel compelled to talk about it. >> reporter: chat room users considered his online persona abrasive, even arrogant, the kind of guy that could get into a brawl in a bar and not let it go, going on and on at the bar until everyone is mad at him. erin? >> thanks very much, chris lawrence. a very interesting development. and still to come, the boston marathon bombing suspect indicted. there were some big surprises in that indictment especially when you hear about dzhokhar tsarnaev. the nypd says english only policy is necessary. and then the "n" word. why some say it's the worst word ever. how much that word is costing
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our second story "outfront." dzhokhar tsarnaev indicted today on 30 counts by a federal grand jury. the chechen native is charged with killing four people using weapons of mass destruction and other counts. 17 of those counts carry a possible death sentence. deb feyerick was in the courtroom today and now she's
"outfront." i remember standing there that day in boston and friend after friend, person after person who knew dzhokhar tsarnaev said he was a great kid, a nice kid, he must have been brainwashed and coerced from his brother. is that what you heard in the indictment? >> reporter: absolutely not. the indictment makes very clear that dzhokhar tsarnaev was very active in this plot, that the two conspired to use weapons of mass destruction as well as firearms to kill and injure as many people as possible and dzhokhar downloaded "inspire" and bought a prepaid phone the day before the bombing and that's the phone that he used to call his brother just moments before the blasts went off. according to the indictment, both dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev were the ones who both killed the m.i.t. officer sean
collier. so any suggestion in this government document that he wasn't actively involved dismissed once you read the 74 pages, erin. >> pretty amazing that they are trying to paint a completely different picture than the one we had early on, the one that a lot of people watching probably still have. after the attack, deb, dzhokhar was hiding. you broke the news that he was in that boat. he scrawled messages on the boat wall. one of them, u.s. government's killing our innocent civilians. i can't stand to see such evil unpunished. we muslims are one body. you hurt one, you hurt us all. that gives an insight as to what he was possibly thinking. what did you hear about motive? >> reporter: you know, what they know is so fascinating. erin, you remember this as well, the fire fight that took place in the early morning hours. apparently tamerlan and dzhokhar engaged the police, they were
throwing improvised explosive devices, including one that resembled the one that was used at the boston marathon. three police officers were able to tackle tamerlan and dzhokhar had the idea to get behind the car to -- to get behind the car of that stolen vehicle and start driving it directly to the officers. the officers jumped out of the way, according to the indictment, one of them tried to pull the brother tamerlan to safety did not. dzhokhar tsarnaev ran over his own brother and ard couldikoorde indictment, contributed to his death. erin? >> deb, thank you. shocking statements of dzhokhar tsarnaev. okay. english-only. apparently now for the nation's largest police force. that is right here in new york city, the nypd. according to the new york daily
news, nine officers have been formally reprimanded for using spanish while on the job and latino groups are outraged by this. joining us now, margaret who haver hoover and her partner in crime, jon avalon. some people feel the same way about a country, you can't have a country that way. but in a city with 2.4 million latinos, the backward policy invites abusive power and discrimination. do you agree? >> no, i do not agree. mayor bloomberg is talking about the largest urban police force and public safety. he's talking about public safety and how are you going to clearly communicate between officers if you have a city with over 200 languages and officers who speak many of those languages. they have to speak in the same language in order to implement safety in an effective way.
>> i do agree with that he had tore yell and i disagree with my beautiful bride on this one. this is a city with 2.4 million folks who have spanish descent, over 300 languages. you're going to have, inevitably, folks who speak spanish in the same precinct. if they speak to each other in spanish, it's not the most important thing to deal with. we can deal with bilingual and education reform. this is not the place. >> this is not the place to do it? >> this isn't the time or place to do it. >> and whole foods had a policy that english-speaking workers must speak english to the customers. if the customer speaks another language and you can speak it, you can speak it. what is wrong with that? >> i a i agree with you. also, what happened in the whole foods case, it looks like
moveon.org, a left wing interest group got into the multicultural police issue. they got 14,000 people to sign on the petition and that's when they backtracked. look, this isn't a racist policy. this is about implementing an effective business, having solid policies, being able to deliver goods. it's not about being multicultural sensitive. >> it's of course a self-appointed job and at the end of the day -- >> there's plenty of countries with self-appointed police. >> and that always turns out well, doesn't it? the country has a responsibility to their customers. at the end of the day, companies can do whatever they want. they have to be accountable to their customers. if they are not, they are going to go out of business. >> two different points of view from two wonderful people. let us know what you think. paula deen's empire taking another big hit today. and then the numbers. everyone is talking about how
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$40 million. she brought in $17 million in income last year alone. holy smokes batman. as you can see, the bulk of that coming from licensing deals, restaurants, and her television show. how much is that going to hurt? forbes reporter, you're the one who got the numbers. how much are earnings going to take a hit now because it just sounds like she's losing all of her income? >> 4.5 million in 2008 and as we see licensing and merchandising deals falling through, it looks like she could fall back all the way to 2008, lose all of the ground that she's gained in the last five years. >> when we hear home depot, target, that's where the big money is for her. >> absolutely. >> more than cooking stuff. >> you can split is up nool licensing and merchandising, one-third, restaurants, about one-third, and her media and
appearances are about one-third. and with the licensing going away, that's one-third and food network makes up a healthy portion of her media portions and that leaves her with her restaurants, her magazine, and her cookbooks. >> and you've got to hope that she saves some money. but this is amazing. if some of you are angry with her, you may be surprised to hear this. her book due out this fall, this one on amazon, her other cookbook was 750 and now it's number 7. is that going to make up enough money to make a difference here? >> that's exactly what you see her supporters doing, is try to show support for her wherever they can and that's in her restaurants, where they are lining out the doors and at amazon where they can buy her books. this is a grassroots efforts where she was having walmart and pharmaceutical companies and home depot pay her millions of dollars to shelter various
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welcome back to the second half of "outfront" where we start with stories we care about. i want to begin with breaking news just coming in at this moment. the former second highest ranking officer in the u.s. military tonight being investigated for a leak about a secret u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. this report is from nbc news. retired marine general james cartwright has been notified that he is under investigation for leaking information about the computer virus which was called stucknet on iran's nuclear facility. the obama administration has prosecuted eight individuals under the espionage act.
cnn has not independently confirmed this but so far cartwright has not formally commented. a law enforcement source tells us the former new england patriot's tight end is being investigated in connection with a double homicide that took place in boston last year. boston police say they found a silver suv they believe hernandez was renting when those killings happened and note that that alleged double homicide would come a day after hernandez was charged with murder in the death of a friend. well, daniel werfel has been on the job for five weeks but that did not prevent congressman paul ryan from grilling him on capitol hill today. ryan is angry about the irs' reckless spending and ran off a laundry list of expenses, $17,000 that the irs spent to create paintings of bono and
abraham lincoln for a conference. $49 million was spent on conferences between 2010 and 2012 by the irs. so ryan was in disbelief that the agency is asking for a $1 billion budget increase. >> how on earth do you think you have the moral authority to ask for this? >> werfel agreed the costs were excessive and inappropriate but insisted those pattern of spending are not happening at the irs now. it's been 691 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. so what are we doing to get it back? today, mortgage rates surged. nearly 4.5%. we're at 4.4% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. last week when the fed made its dedi decision, we told you to buy that home and we meant it because the rates are going up. the star witness takes the
stand again. trayvon martin's friend returned for a second day of contentious questioning in the murder trial of george zimmerman. rachel jeantel was on the phone with martin the moments before the altercation. we heard today during five hours of testimony the defense tore into her version of what she heard on the phone. >> so the last think you heard was some kind of noise, like something hitting somebody? >> trayvon got hit -- trayvon got hit -- >> you don't know that, do you? >> no, sir. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit? you don't know that trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman's face? >> please lower your voice. >> do you? >> no, sir. >> martin savidge is outfront at the courthouse in sanford, florida. you heard zimmerman's lawyer
trying to get the door to open about trayvon martin being the aggressor. >> i think he did a good job there. he did two things there. number one, he got her to admit that, well, maybe she didn't know as confidently as she thought she did the chain of events. the other thing s. he also interjected there the defense's narration, in other words, it was trayvon martin who was the aggressor here, he was the one who socked him in the face right away and don west did that in one swipe. unfortunately, it took him about five hours, as you point out, to reach that moment and there were a lot of times where it didn't appear the defense was on top of its game when it came to cross-examining her. and remember, she's 19 years old. he's a veteran defense attorney. so her story suffered blows but it didn't completely collapse. >> and i know there was some sympathy for her on social media today as well, maybe because she
seemed so -- he's so experienced and she's just 19. thanks to martin who was in the courtroom. every thing she does, every blink she makes is watched. according to martin's family, she's a reluctant witness. so perhaps just as important as what she said is how she's saying it. that's why you have to watch the body language. david mattingly has looked at every one of those unspoken signals she could have sent to the jury. here he is. >> reporter: rachel jeantel is not comfortable in the spotlight. she mumbles, grum bells, but manages to speak volumes whenever she reacts. she's so demonstrative. what is she saying to the jury? >> she's sending mixed messages. >> reporter: susan constantine is a jury expert and body language expert, starting with the frequent head rolls.
>> so there's this disdain. you just don't get it. it's kind of like that nonverbal talking, you're just shrugging it off, you don't get what i'm talking about. >> reporter: but everyone knew what jeantel was saying when she gave this look. the look she gave the defense attorney, the jury saw this. >> exactly. the thing is, she's not aware and not only that but someone didn't do a really good job in doing the witness preparation because she needs to know that anything that she does, there are eyes around her like a fly. >> reporter: one message is loud and clear. watch this exchange at the end of testimony wednesday. no. >> what's that? >> i'm leaving today. >> reporter: jeantel had had enough and a night to sleep on it didn't seem to help her mood. >> are you okay this morning? >> yeah. >> you seem so different than yesterday. i'm just checking. did someone talk with you last night about your demeanor in court yesterday? >> no. i went to sleep.
>> reporter: obviously irritated. but not necessarily dishonest. the online public seems to sympathize with rachel jeantel. analysis of twitter traffic shows just 33 positive tweets for jeantel in the morning rising to 50% at midday. her credibility is everything here. >> yes. >> reporter: is she coming across as credible? >> she is coming across as credible and she's coming across believable. the problem is that there's so many pieces to the story that are just not fitting and she doesn't really find that some parts of it is really that important to remember, so she just kind of blow it is off. >> reporter: and that could be the source of so much frustration. spelled out in detail with every look and motion. >> what do you think it is when you see at the beginning people -- there was no support and then you say by the end half the people were supporting her? what is it about her that's making people come to her side? >> reporter: one of the things
that people articulated most in those tweets is how she was standing up to the defense attorney. i mean, here's a 19-year-old, not very sophisticated, really a fish out of water in this courtroom, but she was giving the courtroom version of stand your ground. she wasn't backing down at all and people were responding to that. >> and do you think there was sympathy, also, because as you point out, she is only 19 years old. >> reporter: that's right. and we're looking at the reaction also in the courtroom from the jurors. they were listening to her very, very closely. there was some difficulty because she was very soft spoken and it was also difficult to figure out what she was trying to express there on the stand. but the jurors were paying attention. they will probably be able to look past all of those things that people are talking about out in public right now because the only thing that matters in this courtroom was, was she telling the truth and she was not appearing to be untruthful. inconsistent, yes, but not
untruthful. >> being inconsistent is one thing. being a liar is another thing. and now criminal attorney mark is out front. mark, obviously a long day on the stand for rachel jeantel. i kind of love the beginning when zimmerman's attorney said this would take a few hours. she went, what, and covered her face? like are you kidding many he? i've got to sit here for hours. how did she acquit herself, when you look at this as an attorney? because it sounds like what martin and david are saying, she may be inconsistent but she's kind of winning. >> i think that compared to the dismal showing that she had yesterday, anything would look good and i think she ended up doing so poorly yesterday that any increase would be gauged in monumental leaps. the fact is that i still have a very hard time, as i think most do, believing her because she is an admitted liar. she said that on several occasions she's made up things, even when she was under oath,
and now she's saying, believe me. and i do think that the key part is, who initiated this confrontation and then who kept it going and can she really add anything to that and can she be believed beyond a reasonable doubt. because remember, she really is the last person that was speaking to trayvon and the issue is going to be, when it comes down to the judge giving an instruction to the jury, you have to find him guilty, if you do, beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. can she be -- can she meet that standard? and i just simply don't think she can. she gets a lot of passes because of her age but the fact is, she's 19 1/2 years old. almost 20 years old. we have people in and out of our courtroom every day that are that age or younger and they are held to the same standard as everybody else. >> i guess with her being so soft spoken and seeming to be shy or something that conveyed an image of relative youth. what about the one thing i want to ask you, mark, the defense attorney, zimmerman's attorney
pressed her about the use of racially charged term that she said trayvon martin had used. it's a derogatory term to refer to white people. here's the word. >> he described him as a creepy ass cracker? >> yes. >> so it was racial but it was because trayvon martin put race in this? >> no. >> you don't think that's a racial comment? >> no. >> so mark, what do you think about that, creepy ass cracker is a derogatory way to refer to white people. she said trayvon martin used the word. does that impact us at all? >> i think it does in some ways. we don't know the minds of the jurors but we have two women in their 30s and as i remember it, two other women in their 40s or 50s and two others in their 60s. that is offensive to many people. and then she went on to say, if you will continue that, she went on to say that trayvon martin
had said that she believed that trayvon martin had indicated that it was a racial confrontation with a creepy cracker that was following him. but there was no indication that zimmerman had said anything to suggest that it was racial. i only bring that up because race is a big issue in this and i think that again goes to her credibility and i just think that the jury is going to have a hard time believing her beyond a reasonable doubt. >> reasonable doubt being the crucial marker. our own don lemon investigates why people do things. germany's plan to concur the word. i mean moon. "i'm part of an american success story," "that starts with one of the world's most advanced distribution systems," "and one of the most efficient trucking networks,"
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our fifth story "outfront," the visceral reaction to the "n" word. it played a pivotal role in the george zimmerman murder trial and the allegations around the celebrity chef paula deen. but what is it about that word that makes it so that when i'm sitting here you can only say an n word that make it is so
offensive. don lemon "outfront." >> reporter: this is from a saturday night live in 1975. >> cracker. >> reporter: but it probably wouldn't run today. why? have we lost our sense of humor? >> what was so profound about that sketch wasn't just that they got away with using let's say the "n" word and what that sketch demonstrated, certain slurs, there are no trump cards for and the "n" word. >> inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. >> reporter: and the prosecution in the george zimmerman murder trial could lose credibility all because of the words martin uses to describe george zimmerman. >> creepy ass cracker?
>> yes. >> you don't think it's a racial comment? >> no. >> you don't think that creepy ass cracker is a racial comment? >> no. >> is there really a difference between witness rachel jeantel? >> the difference is a difference of 47 years. >> reporter: anti-racism activist tim wise. >> to expect a 19-year-old to know the history of a term like cracker as opposed to a 66-year-old knowing the history of an "n" word is a ridiculous comparison. >> reporter: and did martin bring racism into it by using that term? >> the problem with that argument is, first of all, it's comparing to be on point with this case, it's like comparing skittles and a handgun. they simply don't have the same power. >> reporter: is he right? we took the words to the people on the street. >> they are both derogatory and
racist but it's not -- the feeling i get inside from when i hear that word and the order wore is different. it's a psychological thing. >> if someone were to call me a cracker, i don't think it would offend me as much as this word offends other people and from my experience. >> reporter: and if you hear other people saying this word or this word as opposed to that word, this still offends you more? >> yes. >> reporter: even if it's a black person calling a white person saying that word? >> yes. i'm being completely honest, yes. >> reporter: honesty might just be the answer. we shouldn't be censoring this "snl" clip. >> i think we hurt ourselves as a community, as a country, as a group of people really trying to improve the racial circumstances in this nation by running from
these words, by simply throwing people away as soon as they use them. >> and don lemon is here. he's brought his index cards. he just heard 1975, chevy chase used that word. you have said that word. >> yes. >> on i don't like the word. >> right. >> but i think it's necessary to say the word when you're reporting it, if it's pert innocent to what you're talking about because otherwise you sanitize it. think about in the courtroom if she said -- he said a creepy -- c. they would sanitize it. on the air when i'm reporting, if someone says it, i say they said the word. that is the word. i don't go around calling people that word and don't like it when i hear it but i think it needs to be said. >> when you said it -- >> yeah, and i knew you would say it. >> you flinched. >> i flinched. because there is something about that word people can't handle.
do you think and again, with the context -- you're not just saying it to say it. >> no. >> but when you say it and put it out there will that make it something people are able to handle more, to deal with more, to put -- to not be this giant, giant thing and problem? >> i think yes, and i think if -- if the situation had been reversed and someone in the courtroom had said the n-word, i would imagine that most networks and we would have bleeped it and not let people hear -- >> good point. >> that's how toxic that word is. i don't want to say it to people on the street, but when i did, they flirchlnched and i almost whispered it. i put queue cards up and the three we talked about the most were this word, which is the n-word. >> yes. >> this word which was talked about in court today and this word. >> so when i put these two words up, most people just kind of snickered and said it's a joke because when you hear this word like mark lamont said, it will
be like someone will say come on jive turkey, like 1960s, but when you see this word -- >> this is the history of a down industry. >> yeah. >> we're talking about african americans, but when you talk about gay people, words -- that used to be a swear word. >> no, we're here and get used to it. >> that's a toxic word. >> people have tried to take the n-word back but it is such a powder keg that word that you have to really change it to take it back. it's so nigger instead of nigger. you can't take the word back in the true form. >> do you think there is anyway to take it back? when you talk about people taking it back, i'm thinking about rap songs. that's the only place you hear it. >> this is the most derogatory, toxic offensive word in the english language.
>> yeah. >> there are a few second to that, one describing women with a c and the other is this word. >> right. >> or the long form of this word. >> right. >> but i don't think you can take the n-word back because of the history and power. >> an evil word. >> yeah. >> thank you very much. >> great discussion. i liked talking to you about this. >> great to have you and a special on that n-word coming up on cnn. next, imagine if you can recharge your cell phone in 30 seconds. talk about miraculous. a teenage inventer, teenager is making it possible. what makes the sleep number store different? what makes the sleep you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you wanted a firm bed you can lie on one of those. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. oh, yeah! once you experience it, there's no going back.
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