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I'll use that, but I'll reinsert "frantic", which is quite appropriate. Here's a new draft of the last paragraph:

Even supposing Gazprom might, at some point in the future, be unwilling or unable to fulfill contracted deliveries of gas to Europe, we still hold the ultimate preventive measure in that we can control our demand for gas. And yet, we make increasingly frantic and costly efforts  to secure an ever growing supply, as if we considered it our right  to have unlimited cheap oil&gas at our disposal. It's time to accept geological and political reality: we have no such right. Opinion-shaping headlines like yours, blaming that situation on unfriendly or unpopular foreign governments, are an imprudent and irresponsible distraction from the real solutions in our hands.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jan 6th, 2008 at 06:29:14 AM EST
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