Ketchup Bottle Spin & Israel

"170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois!"  The story was covered by the AP, but for those who may have missed it.......  Seems a little town in IL, Collinsville, had a ketchup factory.  Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup.  Never heard of it?  Me neither.  Not surprising since the ketchup people sold out in the 60's.  The factory sale also included a 170'-foot ketchup bottle water tower.  Stored only water, 100,000 gallons, no ketchup.


Anyhow, some wholesale food outfit bought it, used it as a warehouse, probably made big bucks supplying food contracts to military commissaries.  Alas, military commissaries being phased out left the food outfit holding the er..... empty ketchup bottle.  Now, the bottle is on the National Registry of Historic Places and it's a steal at $200,000.  The adjacent warehouse can be yours for an additional $300,000.


How does this relate to the current hostilities in Israel?  Why doesn't the government  buy the bottle and present it to the people of Israel along with a nice plaque: 





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