Your acronym rocked, Cruciform, and I just might use it if you don't mind.
Lowell - Excellent post. Save for one thing - you mentioned that letter writing is one way to go about it, but you imply it's not the most effective way - so what is? What are you proposing here? Come to the next TARAS board meeting, I can forsee us planning a course of action well into the wee hours.