Drupal Rules and View Bulk Operations

Edit 20140319: There is a great screencast from DrupalCon London about Entity Construction Kit... in that presentation, from about minute 27 to minute 30, the presenter, Jeni Tehan, demonstrates how to create a rule that shows up in the VBO list ( http://youtu.be/hhUuv1cEgVY?t=26m59s ). It is a little more straightforward than the process I outline below. Instead of creating a rule