I don’t know how involved you still are with things Antarctic, but I wanted to bring to someone’s attention that Raytheon Polar Services Co is now charging a “Foreign Transaction Fee” for credit card purchases made in the store at McMurdo. My credit card company said that the charges do originate with RPSC. Does this mean that Raytheon now considers Antarctica foreign soil? How does this jive with Raytheon’s insistence that we pay US income taxes? Hmmmm.
P.S.: For goodness sake please don’t use my name. I’m a grantee and NSF would not be pleased with me for bringing this up.