Some things are common sense
During my six years in the Royal Air Force, I came to the conclusion that being educated can in some cases make you less aware of common sense.
I was at RAF Lossiemouth, it was a cold, windy, rainy night and I was walking from the main gate back to the block. A car passed me, and screeched to a halt; then a voice called out "Airman don't you salute your Commanding Officer?"
The station commander's car has a star plate. On a bright morning, he had a good point but this was a dark, rainy night. I barely saw the outline of the car, how was I to see a small plate on the bumper?
NBC Exercises are Nuclear, Biological, Chemical training aides. By definition, the term, Nuclear includes electromagnetic pulses. So, on the onset of an exercise, what do the officers do? Phone everyone - duh!!!!! I didn't go to any top university/college, but even I know the first thing that goes down is the radio and telephone services. We've all witnessed the actions on the internet of solar flares; a nuclear attack would be far worse and far longer.
San Fransisco, 1989
In 1989, there was a major earthquake in San Fransisco http://www.britannica.com/event/San-Francisco-Oakland-earthquake-of-1989. Because of the quake, the only signals coming out of the locale were on the Short Wave band, sent by radio hams. I remember the day well, how could I forget it, I was told a good friend of mine had committed suicide.
We could not prove who drove him to take his life, but everyone knew the answer - if someone had asked questions, the Freemasons would have closed ranks to protect their own - as they did before http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/unsolved-crimes.html#.Vj3DItXhDnA.
These are two of many instances I recall from my days in the RAF.